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Hi,

just got my long dreamed of 2005 G55 GE with only 25k miles on. Condition is very close to exceptional in and out.. BUT, when driving at low speeds especially while turning, can hear the definite squeaking sound coming from the rear door.

Greased everything - did not help

was playing with the Door Strikers position alignment, to the point when the door would barely close (way too tight).. - whould help for a couple of days, then the problem comes back.. :crybaby2:

Please help, maybe it;s time to change Door Strikers? or there is some other ideas?
 

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It might possibly be the plastic trim panels. I had to take all the plastic off and use black felt strips and glue them where the plastic met each other, and where it contacted places on the rear door. The main culprit is the heavy extra spare wheel that places alot of load on the door and causes it to vibrate. Your best bet is to get someone to drive the truck, while you sit in the back and and isolate the noise by pressing against the plastic pieces until you find a general area where its coming from. Its common on all the G wagens.
 

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Your best bet is to get someone to drive the truck, while you sit in the back and and isolate the noise by pressing against the plastic pieces until you find a general area where its coming from. Its common on all the G wagens.
Thank you... I have done that with my wife driving, she was so used to her old lexus, so when she put her food on the gas pedal, I WAS THE ONE WHO WAS MAKING NOICE TO THE BACK DOOR!! Good thing these cars are built tough, otherwise I would go right out!

I was thinking about removing plastic and do something about it.. but when while driving in the trunk, the noise was clearly coming from the latch area... so, I don't know.

I will keep on trying.
 

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Had a similar squeak. Bought some of the high-dollar grease that Vlad sells. Applied it to the rubber/metal interlocking parts, just below the latch, and to the pin/ball socket on the opposite side of the door. Not a problem since.

Before that, I tried lubricating these parts with other products, lubricating the entire weather striping and fiddling around with the door panels. Vlad's "Mercedes Silicone Paste", applied in these strategic areas was the ultimate fix.

Good luck,
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Mine had a rattle and I took it to the dealer. They did the one service guy drive it and the other service guy ride in back. They found it, took the panel off, put some padding somewhere and put the panel back on. My truck was ready in 4 hours and I haven't heard that rattle since.

It appeared to be such an easy fix for them I suspected they may have known where to look in advance.

My plastic squeeks and rattles a bit but who cares its a G-wagen. I just turn up the music.
 

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Vlad's "Mercedes Silicone Paste", applied in these strategic areas was the ultimate fix.

-doubledub
Thanks for the advise, I am now trying to find the magic silicone and cannot locate this place - VLAD. Please let me know, what is VLAD, online store? maybe web site? Tried to Google it, but did not seem to find anything relevent.

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Thanks for the advise, I am now trying to find the magic silicone and cannot locate this place - VLAD. Please let me know, what is VLAD, online store? maybe web site? Tried to Google it, but did not seem to find anything relevent.

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Vlad is the proprietor of four by four club.com (remove the spaces). Great resource for hard-to-find accessories and specific G-class knowledge.

The paste is located in the "Tools" section.
 

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Hi,

just got my long dreamed of 2005 G55 GE with only 25k miles on. Condition is very close to exceptional in and out.. BUT, when driving at low speeds especially while turning, can hear the definite squeaking sound coming from the rear door.

Greased everything - did not help

was playing with the Door Strikers position alignment, to the point when the door would barely close (way too tight).. - whould help for a couple of days, then the problem comes back.. :crybaby2:

Please help, maybe it;s time to change Door Strikers? or there is some other ideas?
The proper lube will take care of the problem but the trick to have it go away for ever is to adjust the strikers perfect if not you will be using lube every so often and put it on your clothes some day when you will touch there with out intending too.
I have the same model and year and this problem drove me nuts the first few months and I off road a lot which makes the dust stick to the lube no matter what you use.
Spare is no issue make sure is tight.
When you are adjusting the strikers make the adjustments on the part that is on the truck not the door slightly tight but not tight enough where it can move when the other comes into contact with it when you close the door.
Be inside the truck when the door gets closed and you can see and assist that it does not move when you open the door again in order to get it tight.
Have the person that opens the door to exert a little force upwards on the handle as he or she is opening the door.
After all tight go on a drive and test on corners with bumps if it still there...I forget which way but one side left or right would do the most sqeeking.
After you get it where it sqeeks very little rarely or almost none just a very small amount of vlads lube will be ok to keep it totally quiet and with time and another 20k miles it will go away for ever even if you do not keep on lubing it
Your door latches will do that also sometimes and they will be fine with a very small amount of lube.
Mercedes bearing grease is awesome and your hood will need it some day also.
Got 40k on mine with tons of off road and I have zero squeaks and rattles anywhere
Best of luck

Mario
 

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Mario,

Thank you very much for the detailed explanation of what needs to be done. I will do accordantly! Thank you again for taking time describing the procedures!
 
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