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Driver door rattles terriblely

Old 11-17-2018
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Driver door rattles terriblely

2005 Ranger 3.0 rwd short cab*
My driver door rattles so badly I stuck big chunks of foam in that come on the car doors when they’re on trucks to the dealership I work at in the door jam to quiet it up. Is there any way to tighten the latch? If not how would I go about replacing said door latch? thanks!
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Yes, the striker(on the body) is adjustable, so door closes tight
Need correct size Torx socket to loosen and tighten bolts

But does the door sag when opened?
That could be a hinge problem
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A common issue is the plastic tubing on the door striker/latch is broken and falls out. Dorman sells a new striker for cheap at any parts store.

GB :)
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I bought slightly longer black rubber door and frame push in stops on eBay cured mine.
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