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#1 kenny.c

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 07:17 PM

Hi there

Does anyone else have a creaking boot on thier MK7 Fiesta...? If so does anyone know what the fix is cos its driving me mad.....

Thanx
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Posted 09 March 2011 - 09:46 PM

I've had 2 mk7s and they had both had creaky sounds coming from the back. Really annoying!

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 09:52 PM

We got a mk 7 and also have a creaking boot.

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 12:06 AM

Mine doesn't creak but I haven't done too many miles so I am interested to see if this is something which will develop. I will keep my ears out for it :D

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 08:09 AM

I certainly have (see my posts under "MK7 Boot rattle" and "How many faults does your Mk7 have"?). Its driving me mad too, that's exactly how I would describe the noise - creaking. I have run out of ideas now after after eliminating the back seats. the rear parcel shelf, messing about with the rubber tailgate stops, putting temporary bits of foam or rubber in various places, adjusting the tailgate catch both tighter and looser (it's at its maximum tightness at the moment)and lubricating the rubber seal with silicone to see if it is that. I might have to take it in to Ford but I'm not very optomistic about them fixing it.
Sorry I can't help. My previous Mk 7 (a 1.6TDCI) didn't do it,unless, of course, it was drowned out by the diesel noise ! Any ideas appreciated here too.

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 10:42 AM

God - don't get me started on the creaking boot! Drives me mad. I'm actually tempted to cut off the back of my Fiesta. <_<

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 10:52 AM

Got a creaking boot among other general intermittant rattles.

It is very annoying.

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 11:04 AM

I mean, to be honest, it's mainly the parcel shelf not fitting correctly. Then the back seats also rattle, and my door cards have started rattling now! I just turn the music up and it all gooooooes away :blink:

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 08:47 AM

I mean, to be honest, it's mainly the parcel shelf not fitting correctly. Then the back seats also rattle, and my door cards have started rattling now! I just turn the music up and it all gooooooes away :blink:


Parcel shelf out,seats down,door cards wedged with bits of paper and its still there ! Disappears when I drive with the taigate open though - I think that's the solution !

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 05:38 PM

Hi

Add me to the growing list of Fiesta owner's with a creaking boot and it's also driving me nuts.

I've had the car from new since October 1st last year and I swear that it's only over the last couple of weeks that these noises have started. The noises are a combination of low volume knocks and a sort of creaking and it sounds like they are happening when the car is be flexed across it's width.

I notice the noises most when I first pull away in the car and I'm making my way to the m'way but when I'm doing around 60mph, the noises appear to stop and then start again when I slow down and leave the m'way.

Last night I removed the parcel shelf, the boot carpet and spare wheel plus jack/tools, so the boot was empty. When I went to work this morning at 5am, as I pulled away and then built of my speed to 30mph, I heard the knocks which are not loud, and creaking. My next step was going to be folding down the back seats but having read the reply's in this thread, maybe it's something we will have to live with?

I also think that it may be to do with the hatch door and I may open the door tomorrow and put some padding between that and the lock mechanism on the body. My car is booked in to my local Ford dealership on 21st March for it's 1,500 mile/3 month check (it's a little late going in for that) and I've asked them to investigate the noises at the rear of the car but, after reading these posts, I think I may not bother, because it might end up worse than it went in.

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 05:52 PM

Well mine is 100% related to the latch......if I get someone to push down on a closed boot...it makes the exact noise....adjustung the latch does alter the noise. Ive found the boot latch must line up perfectly with the 2 rubber/plastic guides in the latch that you alter on the car side.

Im still investigating....ill report back any progress....

Ken

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Posted 12 March 2011 - 09:19 AM

I strongly suspect the latch too and also I can get a similar noise by pressing down on a closed boot. We might be on the right track ! I have adjusted the latch fore and aft (up and down) and it alters the sound without getting rid of it. I have had it at its tightest (fully down) and I have to close the boot harder,of course, to close it but the noise is still there. I have some tape on the latch as a marker to see how far I have moved it and its original position. I have even sat in the boot (with seats down of course !) to investigate. What I haven't tried is seeing if the latch has any lateral adjustment (side to side)which would,as you say, affect how the 'wedge'shaped catch fits into those rubber guides. Let me know of any progress and I'll report back too.

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Posted 12 March 2011 - 07:39 PM

Hi

Further to my original post last night, before I left for work this morning, I put some cloth padding between the hatch door and over the catch on the body and then lowered the door onto it and then drove 12 miles to work and I did not hear any noises at all from the rear. It was so quiet that I actually missed not hearing the creaking. :)

It's definitely the door and locking mechanism that is the problem here. So if anyone comes up with a fix, please post back.

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Posted 12 March 2011 - 09:37 PM

The wife used to have a citroen picasso and just inflating the tyres to the correct pressure sorted out 80% of the rattles in it. Reduced the twisting in the car I presume.

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Posted 13 March 2011 - 02:37 AM

If you have a spare tyre, or a temporary spare or even a fit-it-kit, take it out and go for a drive. The noise magically disappears. I found it was the foam that held the spare tyre gear that made the noise in my car. Although the black buffer like rubbers on the rear door (one each side) also needed to be tightened (put them at 7 and 1 o'clock). No rattles from the boot anymore.

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