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Old 04-21-2019, 09:21 AM   #1
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Creaking driver side door

I want to get rid of my creaking driver side door, well just the creaking, not the door, lol. It appears especially in summer time with hotter temperatures. It takes a couple of minutes driving, before one can notice it.
I mentioned it several times at my dealerships...they never got rid of it...probably cuz they wouldn't hear it when test driving.
Anyone else with a creaking door (sounds like metal on metal, around the lock area)? Even more important: Anyone with a DIY cure? Thank you!
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Old 04-21-2019, 09:35 AM   #2
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Old 04-21-2019, 12:26 PM   #3
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When I have the window down, there is a creaking sound on my driver's door. Try putting a bit of grease on the chrome U latch in the door sill, that takes care of my noise.
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Old 04-22-2019, 02:08 AM   #4
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I think the Porsche mechanics did that, putting grease on the U latch. It seems to work for a while, but it is not a lasting solution somehow. I always thought adjusting the U latch a milimeter might help, but then wondered why the mechanics are not doing it.
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It's funny, well not really, but funny in the sense that it's only my driver side door that creaks. Maybe it gets used a lot more, who knows. Anyway, the only way I have found to get rid of it is to periodically grease it. I tried loosening the U-clamp and closing the door hoping that it would find it's natural spot to no avail. Over time the hinges have probably worn ever so slightly and everything is a little looser than they were. Twenty years is a long time.

If anyone finds a solution would sure like to hear about it.
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Old 04-22-2019, 06:25 AM   #6
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Has anyone tried replacing the U-clamp, or the latch?
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Old 04-22-2019, 09:16 AM   #7
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on 996's and I am sure on the 986, the door can come in contact with the door frame right near where your have your red arrow. look for rubbing in that area. I have seen some with paint rubbed off there. then try a piece of clear bra or similar product there.
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