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The side opening tailgate squeaking and rattling driving me crazy any ideas on a fix.thanks for any solutions.
 

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So far the rear door on my RAV4 doesn't rattle, but if it did I would install additional rubber shims so that the door fit to the body is tighter, as I have with previous hatch doors which actually did rattle. Doesn't appear that the RAV4 latch or horizontal V-shaped door contact near the bottom are adjustable.
 

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I bought new pieces and hardware. They weren't pricey. And the new ones are black which look cleaner.
That looks great! I might want to do that myself. Do you happen to have the part numbers? How much force did it take to remove those Torx screws? I think I would remove and paint the three rusty screws for the door latch.
 

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That looks great! I might want to do that myself. Do you happen to have the part numbers? How much force did it take to remove those Torx screws? I think I would remove and paint the three rusty screws for the door latch.
I got new ones for the latch. Just hadn't come in yet. I'll see if I can dig up the slips to get the pn's.
They broke loose easily. BTW.

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