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Noisy Tailgate -147 Ducati Corse


I own a superb 2008 147 but the tailgate is very noisy/rattly (if such a word).

Any thoughts would be very welcome.

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not the parcel shelf that hangs/sits there?
need a little more detail about the sound really...
I've had buzzy parcel shelves in 3 recent cars, VW bora, a rover 400 1990 and my current 156, but its intermittent there, cant put my finger on it as I tend to drive alone and have no one to drive it so I can rummage around in the back...
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If it's squeaking you can try wiping the rubber seal with some tyre dressing stuff.. It makes the rubber more supple and slippy.

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The rubber bungs on either side of the tailgate can be wound in and out to provide a better fit, they work loose over time. Tighten or loosen as required to stop the rattling (my wife's 147 did exactly the same thing).
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On my 147 I also had the rattle/squeak, I adjusted the striker plate slightly (the bit on the bodywork not on the tailgate) which brought the tailgate tighter to the body and eliminated the rattle. All in takes 5 minutes.
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