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Chevrolet C/K 1500 Series, Chevrolet C/K 2500 Series, GMC C/K 1500 Series, Truck
#10 of 29 Door Squeak
May 30, 2002 (2:53 am)
I did have a door squeak problem a while ago. The passenger door would squeak when it was opened or closed. After spraying the hinges with grease many times the problem still persisted. In a final determination to eliminate the problem I found it to be located in the sliding mechanisim that moves in and out of the door when it is opened and closed.
There is a rubber dust cap that I removed that is located on the front side of the door. The slider moves in and out of this dust cap.
Upon removing the cap there are two guide rollers in the door that the slider moves on. I sprayed grease onto both of them and replaced the dust cap. The opening door squeak has never returned.
May 30, 2002 (10:43 am)
Black electrical tape on the upper striker loop DID NOT stop the creaking/squeaking in my driver's side extra cab door when it is shut and I travel around corners or bumps.
#12 of 29 Door noise
May 31, 2002 (4:24 pm)
I did a little investigating since last post. Going over it point by point and comparing it to the passenger side I found quite a bit more movement at the top latch. With the rear door closed and front open I stood on a milk crate pushing in successively at the top. It moved in and out about a quarter inch. On the passenger side, very snug. There's no doubt a way to adjust the catch under that plastic valence thingy, but without any knowledge getting it off could be costly. Anyone know the trick?
#13 of 29 upper door strike
Jun 01, 2002 (7:26 am)
that plastic cover puls down and out to get to the upper strike. there are little plastic black tabs stuck into the cloth over head. in my haste i broke one but it is not that big of a deal. i adjusted the upper stike in a little to get as you saw less slop in the upper latch area. it is tighter now but not a whole lot quieter.
Jun 01, 2002 (8:26 am)
Thanks for the response.
Now, if you haven't already, thoroughly lubricate the rubber in that area with silicon grease where metal meets rubber. Let us know the results.
Just visited the alldata.com site and found: TSB 01-08-64-015, Side Access Door - Squeak Or Scraping Noise.
Haven't read the text so don't know if it refers to our problem. Anyone know a source for the text?
Jun 01, 2002 (10:38 am)
Side Access Door - Squeak or Scraping Noise
File In Section: 08 - Body and Accessories
Bulletin No.: 01-08-64-015
Date: October, 2001
Front and Rear Side Access Door Noise
(Replace Door Check Link)
1999-2002 Chevrolet and GMC C/K Pickup Models (Silverado and Sierra)
2000-2002 Chevrolet and GMC C/K Utility Models (Avalanche, Suburban, Tahoe, Yukon, Yukon XL, Denali)
2001 GMC C3 Sierra
2002 Cadillac Escalade
Some customers may comment on a squeak or scraping type noise while opening the front and rear side access doors.
Replace the door check link on affected vehicles. Use the part numbers listed below. Refer to the Doors sub-section in the appropriate Service Manual for the Door Check Link Replacement procedure.
Parts are currently available from GMSPO.
Labor operation Description Labor/time
B4050/B4051 Link or spring 0.5 hr.
front door hold open
B4490/B4491 Link or spring, rear 0.4 hr.
door hold open-replace
For vehicles repaired under warranty, use the table as shown
#16 of 29 Thanks Obs
Jun 01, 2002 (11:16 am)
Now we know that isn't relevant.
#17 of 29 noobie1
Jun 01, 2002 (3:38 pm)
I plan on using silicone on the door seals to see if that helps quiet the squeaking/rubbing. I only hear it when the body flexes like pulling into a drivway or hitting fairly large bumps in the road. i still dont understand why only the driver side and not the passenger. I will let you know if the Lube helps.
Jun 03, 2002 (3:28 pm)
Keep us posted, the driver's side squeak on my 2002 2500HD makes the whole vehicle seem cheap whenever a bump or corner are encountered.
#19 of 29 Don' you just hate that squeaking and
Jun 03, 2002 (4:39 pm)
creaking over them bumps? One thing for sure its not the hinges themselves cause they are welded. There is a kit to replace the weld with bolts should they have to break the weld to adjust the door. Course they won't tell you that.