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Window cranks rattle

When i listen to the music at a relativly high volume or theres a lot of bass in the music, my window crank handles rattle like crazy. I've made sure they're screwed on tight and everything. Has anyone had this problem and/or fixed it? I've thought about putting foam around the cranks to cushion them so they cant rattle but just haven't had the time.
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Mine do that too. The pieces that rattle are the actucal round handle part. The way they are attached is so that they can rotate in your hand when you roll your windows up and down. I guess you could also just try to put another screw in that part or use some gorrilla glue or some kind of adhesive that would keep the **** from moving thus eliminating the rattle.
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Yeah thats the way mine are rattling too, i figured if maybe i can find a way for them to be snug throughout the door panel that they wont be able to rattle. I'll play around with it one day and see what I come up with.
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Put in power windows and eliminate the window handles.
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It's on the way, just gotta find some switch panels and the cash for the kit haha. I'm just looking for a temporary replacement.
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I'd say just deal with it. I used to hear them rattle ALL the time...but not anymore. Not since I installed the 12" CompVR....can't hear them rattle anymore!
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Thats what i want to do, but im somewhat of a perfectionist I like everything to work the way it's supposed to. I'll probably just leave it as is until i get power windows.
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I found a screw and put it in between the 2 tabs, you just have to get the right sized screw and not get it to tight so it will still move free but not rattle.....hope that made since.
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My truck has a few rattles with no music or anyhting just driving down the street. I'm used to it.
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dude...the crank handles rattled on a 01 ranger w/ only 5k on the clock. Brand spankin' new....they are supposed to rattle. lol.
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wrap a hair band around the round part, will keep it from rattling, and if you have women in your house, its a free mod!!!
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Dang, i'll try that today when the gf comes over. If this works im gonna be amazed!
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I'd say just deal with it. I used to hear them rattle ALL the time...but not anymore. Not since I installed the 12" CompVR....can't hear them rattle anymore!
x2.. Thats what i do.. i hear a rattle.. it means they aint loud enough.. Turn it up till you cant hear them rattle!
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x2.. Thats what i do.. i hear a rattle.. it means they aint loud enough.. Turn it up till you cant hear them rattle!

yah thats fine if you have an extended cab to put a 12" sub. I have a 12 sitting behind my passenger seat but the box is so small theres not that much bass :(
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mine did this too, but i did this to solve the problem. Take the handle back off and use the small black washer to trace that onto a piece of black felt, cut it out and put it between the door and the black washer. then reinstall and problem resolved, because the rattle is actually between the door panel and the black washer.
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I used the hair tie idea, and works like a charm :)
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I used the hair tie idea, and works like a charm :)
Hm, smart idea. I think I'll do the same...one of those elastic hair band thingies...
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mine did this too, but i did this to solve the problem. Take the handle back off and use the small black washer to trace that onto a piece of black felt, cut it out and put it between the door and the black washer. then reinstall and problem resolved, because the rattle is actually between the door panel and the black washer.
Thats exactly what I did! Works great and looks better than having a hair tie around the handle. Great minds think alike haha
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