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slpfeife9651
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Rear window Rattling?

Post by slpfeife9651 » Wed May 07, 2014 12:52 pm

I've had a rumbling or rattling noise coming from the rear of my car for a little while. I've since then fixed exhaust, gas tank, bumper, frame rail, and shock problems. I still have the noise and I think it is coming from the back window. Someone thought it might be the aluminum trim so I used masking tape to stop it from moving and then drove but the noise is still there.
I think that the bottom of the rear window is loose and banging against the black stuff. How can I stop this noise from happening?
Any help please :D
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'79 Malibu Stock 305/350 working on a 355...

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Re: Rear window Rattling?

Post by slpfeife9651 » Wed May 07, 2014 10:04 pm

The bottom of the window was not attached to the seal anymore. I cleaned the glass and rubber as best I could and use permetex auto glass sealer. I had to put it on a putty knife to get it between the glass and rubber, but it sealed up pretty good and no more rattle!
easy fix for $5!
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Re: Rear window Rattling?

Post by 81classic » Thu May 08, 2014 11:24 am

hope that works, I actually lost my rear window towing it home one day.
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Re: Rear window Rattling?

Post by Ribbedroof » Thu May 08, 2014 7:04 pm

Be better to cut it out and reset it. The rest of it is going to come loose eventually. Our glass guy gets $45-65 to do it, depending on the vehicle.

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Re: Rear window Rattling?

Post by gmtofd » Fri Nov 14, 2014 1:33 pm

2X on removing the glass to reseal or get a shop to do the job.

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Re: Rear window Rattling?

Post by 1978AL » Sun Nov 16, 2014 2:36 pm

I may have the same problem, been driving me nuts!

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Re: Rear window Rattling?

Post by oldschool » Thu Nov 27, 2014 9:21 pm

Mine was loose on one side I fixed it but now the other side's loose..removing the window over the winter and fixing it for good..
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Re: Rear window Rattling?

Post by 1981Regal » Fri Nov 28, 2014 12:37 am

The factory seal gets old and dry out then loose the ability to seal.
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