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#127 of 136 Re: Rattle in sliding door on passenger side [yeppo]
Dec 19, 2009 (7:19 pm)
I have read a number of these responses and think I can help. I had a similar problem for quite some time and decided that I could find a fix better than the dealer. Just finished with the fix this evening, and a test drive in 20 degree weather confirms success. Believe it or not, the fix really is in the sliding door adjustment, but I found that the tightness required is likely far more extreme than the dealer is willing to go. The Honda shop manual (I always buy the shop manual, although it is about $60 -$80, for any car I buy), in the door adjustment section, states that with the sliding door closed and the front door open, you are not supposed to be able to move the sliding door at all if you grad it with both hands about 1/3 of the way up and pull and push (shake) it as hard as you can. When I did that, I discovered that an apparently tight door was not really tight enough.
The item you need to adjust is the bracket at the bottom of the door (at the front side of the bottom of the door). Open the door all the way and you can loosen the nut on top of that bracket enough to move the bottom of the door in and out. There are three marks on the bracket, and I moved it all the way to the third, tightened the nut, and shut the door. No movement at all now.
BUT, here's why the Honda dealer probably won't tighten it enough--with the door tight, it did not line up with the front door at all--about 1/8 of an inch further in than the front door, maybe more. OK, just adjust the front door striker, right? Wrong. You are supposed to be able to hit the striker with the screws slightly loosened and move the whole assembly behind the door frame body panel, but that did not work. SOOOO, I took my dremmel and bored out the striker such that the screw holes were no longer convex, and then I used stainless steel bolts with flat heads rather than the screws with the conical heads. Then, I could move the front door striker and it would stay in place when I tightened the bolts. A little trial and error, and the TIGHT sliding door and front door now align just right.
A dealer would probably not want to go through this much hassle, but it was necessary to get the sliding door tight enough.
Test drive, and . . . presto . . . no rattle from the doors!
A lot of work and creativity, but those doors were really bugging me. Well worth the effort. Good luck.
#128 of 136 Re: Rattle in sliding door on passenger side
Dec 29, 2009 (11:07 am)
Which door you have to adjust the front or sliding door? Do you the pictures?
#129 of 136 Re: Rattle in sliding door on passenger side [astig]
Jan 24, 2010 (10:52 am)
Hey, sorry for the long absence. The fix for the rattle is tightening the sliding door, but I had to tighten the front door also, since the amount of "tightening" needed for the sliding door caused the sliding door to be much closer to the body frame than the front door, causing an unsightly gap. Tightening the front door is necessary only from a cosmetic perspective. Hope that helps. I will try to post pictures sometime soon. Good luck.
#130 of 136 Re: Rattle in sliding door on passenger side [gfounds]
Feb 02, 2010 (9:53 am)
I also have a 2005 Odyssey with 91,000 miles and have had problems with passenger sliding door rattle almost since day one. It is especially bad in cold weather. About 3 years ago, they finally did an adjustment that seemd to take care of it, by bending the door roller at the top of the door. Last winter I could tell it was starting to rattle a little again. During the summer I didn't notice it. Then this winter it got really bad again. I have the extended warranty (which really paid off by the way, since I just had to have my transmission replaced and didn't have to pay anything) so I took it back in a couple of weeks ago. This time they "replaced the center door roller, tightened all interior door bolts, and adjusted the upper door stopper". It now only makes a slight noise, which my husband can't hear, but I can live with. If it gets worse, I will try your solution. Thanks for the posting.
#131 of 136 Re: Rattle in sliding door on passenger side [innorristn]
Mar 03, 2010 (5:39 am)
Update: I got tired of the rattle and took my van to the Honda dealerand gave them a copy of the posting from gfounds. They refused to make the fixes he had made to stop the door rattle. They said that was not a "Honda solution" and told me to take it to a body shop, which of course would not be covered under my Honda Care warranty.
#132 of 136 Whistling noise from my passenger door
Mar 10, 2010 (9:06 am)
I have '08 Odyssey EX and there is a whistling noise from my front doors in the windy day or high speed on the highway. the passenger side is worser than driver side. The dealer said they could not find the issue. I believe it is the door sealing. Is it covered in the warranty? Does anyone know? Please advise.
#133 of 136 Ignition
Mar 10, 2010 (9:11 am)
I have a '08 Honda Odyssey EX. Sometimes, when I start the vehicle, it will make a noise like the engine is running already. I need to do it again. It happens to me and my wife so many times. Is it a problem? And the engine is so noisy in the road. Does anyone have same experience? I am thinking about the extended warranty, expecially for powertrain. Any suggestion?
#134 of 136 Rattling Noise front doors - DIY TSB 08-080
Jun 13, 2011 (5:29 am)
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#135 of 136 Rattling Noise TSB 08-080
Jan 03, 2012 (3:45 pm)
Ugh...wished I had read nickshertzer, dyi. I just purchased a Certified Pre-owned 2008 Odyssey Touring with 37k miles. Purchased the extended warranty 100k B2B and 120K Power Train. Within the first 30 days, I noticed the door noise/wind rattle and found the TSB 08-080 online. I also had intermittent problems with the Left Sliding door not opening. So, took it into the dealer (not the one I purchased it from, since this dealer was closer) And they charged me an "adjustment" charge, not covered by warranty for the door. And they charged me $98 to fix the wind rattle. They state that the TSB was only good for the original 36k factory warranty and that my extended warranty excluded "trim" and rattles/squeaks. Really? I'm calling the dealer I bought it from to at least get the door charge correct, since being "Certified" my sliding door should have worked!
#136 of 136 2003 Odyssey EX -- Dash rattle, sound coming through the windshield defrost
Jan 03, 2012 (8:06 pm)
Trying to pinpoint interior rattles is a tough chore, but here it goes:
At first it sounded like coins rattling in a small pill bottle coming from behind the steering wheel. Definitely interior -- but high up, almost at dash level. Occurs on small bumps as well as large. If I tap on the lower fascia next to the radio, I can hear the baby rattle-type sound. After tearing apart the front dash, changing the cable reel, tightening down every loose wire under the dash, I still cannot find the source of this rattle. Then I narrowed down the sound coming through the upper windshield defrost vents -- that is why the sound was so elusive, it bounced off the windshield.
Peeked into the vents, but could not see anything strange. Even with the front dash off and the instrument cluster out, I could not feel, nor see the source of this mysterious rattle. How can I access the windshield defrost vents? (BTW, it is not related to the blower fan speed at all)
I am afraid something was dropped down the vents.