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The driver's front window has been rattling for over a month now. Last night the passenger's front window started it too. It rattles at the very top of the window. To make it go away, you have to find the "sweet spot" which is somewhere between all the way up and down some, but not so far down that the wind whistles.

Anybody else having this problem? If so, what was the fix?

I'm due in to the dealer shortly to get the wiring harness fixed anyway, so I'll have them look at it then. But in the meantime it sucks!
 

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All my windows rattle if they are not all the way up or all the way down.

When I roll up my driver's side window and it hits the top it sounds like it is going to break.

I have read quite a few complaints about the windows rattling on the forums. I chalk it up to poor design.
 

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I don't have that problem, but I have a cricket in my drivers side door panel that chirps like crazy when it's cold out. I have been wanting to pull the panel off and see what it is, but I have been holding off until I decide to replace the speakers and since it's hot out now, I'm in no hurry.
 

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My driver's side window rattled when partially rolled down from the day I bought it (didn't think to check that during the test drive...doh!)

First my dealer replaced the rubber molding around the window, but that didn't help. Next they replaced the window regulator, and while that didn't fix the rattling, it got rid of the creaking the window made when rolling up or down (If your window creaks, make them replace and lube the regulator).

I ended up buying some thin weatherstripping and stuffing it into the space between the metal doorframe and the rubber molding. I had to experiment a bit-- I tried a thicker weatherstripping at first, but on hot days it expanded and I could hear the window motor straining. Didn't want that, so I went with a thinner weatherstripping and now the rattling is only noticeable on very rough dirt roads.

It was frustrating to have to come up with a home-brew solution to a problem like this on a brand new vehicle, but the weatherstripping did finally work for me. Before that it was driving me crazy!
 

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OK ive nearly gone nuts over finding my rattles, they are not the normal rattles where you can pinpoint it easily and just push on something to fix it. Ive had my door pannels off, siliconed all plugs, brackets, anything that could possibly buzz/rattle. Took the glove box out, did the same in there, took the A pillar off, zip tied and siliconed more stuff...ive been doing this for 5 days now. Oh, and I did the TSB on the window regulators...the problem is not from there.

Ultimately Im making progress, finally, and the problem is from the window and door rubber seals. Just push on them and you will know what I mean, the sound is nearly identical to what I hear when i drive. Ive been siliconing those as well now and the sound is nearly gone. There are little plastic clips that help hold the rubber strips around the door/window area, these can cause a rattle as well. Im making progress, but its still not quite there as Ill hear it here and there. These rattles are hard to ignore because the rest of the car is so quiet, and you hear a glass type rattle which is much more distinguished from the typical ones...anyways, if U dont see me post anymore, its probably because Ive gone through 20 tubes of silicone and decided to trade the car in. :geek:
 

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My driver's side window rattled when partially rolled down from the day I bought it (didn't think to check that during the test drive...doh!)

First my dealer replaced the rubber molding around the window, but that didn't help. Next they replaced the window regulator, and while that didn't fix the rattling, it got rid of the creaking the window made when rolling up or down (If your window creaks, make them replace and lube the regulator).

I ended up buying some thin weatherstripping and stuffing it into the space between the metal doorframe and the rubber molding. I had to experiment a bit-- I tried a thicker weatherstripping at first, but on hot days it expanded and I could hear the window motor straining. Didn't want that, so I went with a thinner weatherstripping and now the rattling is only noticeable on very rough dirt roads.

It was frustrating to have to come up with a home-brew solution to a problem like this on a brand new vehicle, but the weatherstripping did finally work for me. Before that it was driving me crazy!
Sounds like what I finally figured out on mine, but ive been trying with silicone to seal the metal off from the weathershrip. Are you talking about the thick rubber that is easily pulled from the car frame? (runs from the kickpannel all the way around the car frame and back down to the latch area?) Or the window trim that the window slides in and out of that is attached to the door frame itself?

Also what kind of weatherstripping are you talking about? more details on that please and if you placed it on both sides of the metal? or just the inside area?. thanks
 

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Noisy Windows

I was having that same problem a lot of others are having with the new Xs, with the squeeky windows, a lot of moving around, and that god-awful cracking sound when they're rolled up all the way. Took it back to the dealership and they had to completely replace the regulators in my front windows. A day without my X, an eternity...no more window squeeks and creaks, priceless.
 

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:clown: --I don't have a noise problem YET, but I did in one of
my Ford 4wd's-

A quick fix is to take apart a wooden clothespin and slide the tapered
end between the glass and it's rubber frame gasket--tightens every
thing up.

Just remember to remove before operating window, or you'll hear
about it!!

:cheers: --JIMBO
 

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I have the same creaking and rattling in my front passenger side. This is not limited to the Xterra. I'm in an Xterra because they bought back my 06 Altima that had multiple issues, this was one of those issues. Eventually, my windows stopped working.
 

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why would you want to put in and take out a piece of cloths peg everytime you use your windows in a brand new truck?
 

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--Yo Bueller--


Bueller44 said:
why would you want to put in and take out a piece of cloths peg everytime you use your windows in a brand new truck?

--Why would you use a spare tire for a flat!!! Because it's a TEMPORARY fix --Comprend???
------- :cheers: --JIMBO
 

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this has started happening on my 06 and it is primarily when the window is not fully closed. However, I noticed that it does not happen (at least on mine) when the window is fully open (all the way down).

I've got the ESM on CD and will try to adjust the window regulator and reset it per the instructions to see if the noise is possibly being caused by the window being 'cockeyed' in the rubber channels.

BTW, while it's a little spendy, the ESM is definitely worth buying if you wrench on your rig (or even if you're trying to just pinpoint noises and don't want to deal with the stealership)

Terry
 

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Mine doesnt rattle but it creaks and pops. Is this the noise you guys
are talking about? From windows all the way down, if I raise it up to about
half way, the windows starts to creak. Then a tap of the window button
up or down to move the window slightly will get rid of the creaking and
popping.
 

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Take it to the dealer. Mine did the same thing and they fixed it under warranty
 

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window rattle

I HAD THE SAME PROBLEM WITH MY 05 FRONTIER. TAKE OFF THE DOOR PANELS AND LOOSEN THE TRACK BOLTS A LITTLE BIT, 3-4 TURNS. ROLL THE WINDOWS UP AND DOWN SEVERAL TIMES, THIS WILL MOVE THE TRACKS.

THEN ROLL ALL THE WAY UP AND RE TIGHTEN BOLTS, THIS CURED MY PROBLEM.
 
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