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I have experienced intermittant front door rattles since I purchased my Armada in December 2003. Dealer has been unable to cure. Anyone else experiencing rattles?
 

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Boy...rattles galore.

Dash (still occasionally pops up), rear gate (still creaking- dealer can't fix) driver's side door (fixed), rear glass (fixed), console (fixed).
 

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adjmcloon said:
Boy...rattles galore.

Dash (still occasionally pops up), rear gate (still creaking- dealer can't fix) driver's side door (fixed), rear glass (fixed), console (fixed).

Wow...I have none of those (thank God!!). The only rattles I have are one from the overhead near the sunroof that I need to talk to the dealer about -- will address at first oil change -- and another rattle that I haven't figured out where it's coming from yet -- but it's pretty benign thus far.
 

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Boy...rattles galore.

Dash (still occasionally pops up), rear gate (still creaking- dealer can't fix) driver's side door (fixed), rear glass (fixed), console (fixed).
What fixed the driver door rattle. I have that. BTW I'm new here.
 

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I just purchased my Armada and I have quite a few rattles also. I think I may have found the origin of my drivers door rattle. While installing my Weathertech wind deflectors I accidently scraped/cut the drivers door outside weather sill.

When I checked on the damage I pushed the weather sill in and it made the exact same intermitent clicking noise I hear inside. I'm going to have to check further to make sure. You might want to check it out on your Armada. It's the path of least resistance. :D
 

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Door rattle/shimmy

KCDennis said:
I have experienced intermittant front door rattles since I purchased my Armada in December 2003. Dealer has been unable to cure. Anyone else experiencing rattles?
I like others have had the overhead booming fixed and once I did the other noises became much more evident. Mainly at the front doors. I would describe it as more of a shimmy or shaking. If I am driving on a rough road (missouri) and have my arm on the door arm rest it feels like the whole door panel is shaking. Out of curiosity KCDennis what dealership do you use? I am also in Kansas City and bought mine from Stateline Nissan.
 

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Welcome Aboard!
I just purchased my Armada and I have quite a few rattles also. I think I may have found the origin of my drivers door rattle. While installing my Weathertech wind deflectors I accidently scraped/cut the drivers door outside weather sill.

When I checked on the damage I pushed the weather sill in and it made the exact same intermitent clicking noise I hear inside. I'm going to have to check further to make sure. You might want to check it out on your Armada. It's the path of least resistance. :D
I'll check it out, I see your in folsom I'm in ELDO Hills. Later
 

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Brass,

I too have the weatherflectors, and had the same annoying rattle on my passenger side. I removed the weather strippping and dynamatted the door frame (inside where the weatherstripping goes) and the rattle is gone.

The rear creak was mostly coming from underneath the seat belt spools that are mounted to the roof. Dynamatted underneath them and the creaking is much better. There's a little bit left in the "d" pillar somewhere.

I've pretty much eliminated all of mine- been working on them since February. :)
 

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Brass,

I too have the weatherflectors, and had the same annoying rattle on my passenger side. I removed the weather strippping and dynamatted the door frame (inside where the weatherstripping goes) and the rattle is gone.

The rear creak was mostly coming from underneath the seat belt spools that are mounted to the roof. Dynamatted underneath them and the creaking is much better. There's a little bit left in the "d" pillar somewhere.

I've pretty much eliminated all of mine- been working on them since February. :)

I'm going to have to buy some of that Dynomatt and get busy. I read about someone that used a vinyl based sound deadner called "Cascade." I may try to locate some of it.

It's a shame we have to chase rattles and spend the money on dynamatt for a vehicle in this price range. Nissan sales brochure for the 04 has the following bs:

Frame Design - "Whereas many SUVs began as full-size trucks, Pathfinder Armada was designed from the start as a fully boxed high-strength steel SUV frame using laser welding and structural bonding for higher torsional rigidity, to help ensure a smooth comfortable ride with fewer squeaks and rattles."

My Armada is a nice vehicle with lots of smooth power and it rides nice. But, it certainly has more quality control issues than any Datsun or Nissan product I've owned in the past.

Tim
 

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I'll check it out, I see your in folsom I'm in ELDO Hills. Later
It's a small world after all.

What dealership do you use? I'm taking mine into Shingle Springs Nissan tomorrow for repairs. Good or Bad dealership? So far... fuel gauge no work, DVD shake, booming noise and lousy fm radio reception. I hope they are competent and neat.

Tim
 

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1st Year

Yeah, 1st year issues I guess. The engine and tranny are so damn sweet, though. Much better than all of the domestics I have owned over the years.

You can get 100 sq ft of b-quiet for like $100 on ebay. I have one and 1/3 rolls left and I've completely done all 4 doors, the roof, and various rattle chasing. Best deal out there that I've seen.
 

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It's a small world after all.

What dealership do you use? I'm taking mine into Shingle Springs Nissan tomorrow for repairs. Good or Bad dealership? So far... fuel gauge no work, DVD shake, booming noise and lousy fm radio reception. I hope they are competent and neat.

Tim
I use Folsom Nissan, but haven't been in for anything yet so I dunno. I've never used SS Nissan either so let me know how ya like em' up there. :D
 

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Door rattles - How to get rid off?

I'm in the same boat as everyone. Hate the rattles, but love everything else. So how does b-quiet and dynamatte?? do. Does this get applied to window or on the door? The rattling is driving me crazy. It's amazing that everyone talking about the rattles but my local Nissan dealer tells me I'm the first to bring this up! Yea right...




adjmcloon said:
Yeah, 1st year issues I guess. The engine and tranny are so damn sweet, though. Much better than all of the domestics I have owned over the years.

You can get 100 sq ft of b-quiet for like $100 on ebay. I have one and 1/3 rolls left and I've completely done all 4 doors, the roof, and various rattle chasing. Best deal out there that I've seen.
 

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Oh man that is the biggest crock I've heard. So far every issue I've had, I have been the first. A family member of mine told me that they get Armadas in for the same problems all the time :-/ .
 

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Well....

There is a helpful rattle thread on titantalk.com about the Armada as well- you might do a search for "Armada rattles" or something.

If you guys would like, we can start a new thread here and track our rattles along with the fixes. I still have a bazillion of them, but most are just when I hit bumps. I wish I could get them all....for now I'll just crank the tunes.
 

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New thread might be great

The rattles are killing me! A new thread would be great. If anyone figures out how to get rid of all these little noises al over the car, maybe we can as a group start knocking them off one by one.
I've got 300 miles on a Armada LE. A $42,000 SUV that has stereo rattles. Got it on both left door and right door. I've got to turn up the stereo system to drown out the rattles.

I'm looking for a new exhaust system that will also take my attention off the rattles.

If anyone knows how to start up a new thread on rattle cures, that'd be great.
 

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New Armada is like Driving a Bowl of Captain Crunch!

I just purchased my 2004 Armada on Dec 31 & it has been in the shop 4X for various issues. My most persistent issue is the rattling in the doors (front driver & passenger sides) as well as rear hatch. I also own a 99 Pathfinder with 130K that is as quiet as a mouse & still tight. I purchased the Armada because of that one simple fact that I like quiet tight cars...what a MISTAKE!

I am looking for the SPECIFIC fixes as my dealer has proved incapable of dealing with the situation. I believe the drivers door rattle is caused by something other than the passenger dooor which seems to be in the armrest itself. :confused:
 

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KCDennis said:
I have experienced intermittant front door rattles since I purchased my Armada in December 2003. Dealer has been unable to cure. Anyone else experiencing rattles?
I just had my window switches replaced (windows don't always want to go up) and they insulated the door panels at the same time. I can happily say I no longer have rattling doors! :)
 

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That's great. Could you give some details on exactly what they did by insulating? Foam or Dynamat? Where did they stick it?
My whole drivers door has so many creeks all over, it sounds like its raining on a tin roof when I drive. It's driving me crazy.
Which dealership did the work. Maybe I can call them or refer to them when my dealer**** claims they don't hear anything. :)
 

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I take it back this week to have the radio replaced and when I do, I'll make sure to ask exactly how they insulated the door and then I'll post the info. I haven't heard a rattle since and I am so happy about it! BTW...I used Reed Nissan in Orlando, FL.
 
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