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  1. Noise When Backing

    I've had the same issue since almost new 9 months ago. It's a binding like sound when in reverse only. Kind of a popping noise. Does it most of the time but not all the time. Just shrugged my shoulders at it.
  2. Nope, opening / closing feels the same. I do have a faint click where it reaches those resting points when opening but it's always been like that and not loud at all. I suspect the faint clicks will some day turn into pops and I'll have to get it fixed. At 11k miles now.
  3. Figured I'd update this now that it's fixed. After trying everything with no luck, I had noticed that my driver's door didn't close as flush as the other doors. I asked the dealer about my rattle and wind noise during my oil change last week and mentioned the door not shutting flush. They said only a body shop could fix it but approved the fix under warranty. At first he asked if the wind had ever yanked the door out of my hand real hard, that hasn't ever happened, I'm actually very careful. Took it in this morning, body shop did their thing and no more noise. Door closes flush and I guess that was the issue all along. It wasn't sticking out real bad and I had just figured it was one of those things, like nothing is ever perfect and didn't consider it could be the issue until I was out of options. Actually only took the body shop about 2-3 hours to fix, not sure what they did and everything looks 100%. Edit: I was curious so I called the body shop, they've worked on our cars before and are good people. Guy told me that they adjusted the striker and had to carefully bend the top of the door inward. Those 2 things together fixed it.
  4. Leaky Roof 2018 Chevrolet

    Good lord! I stopped buying Subaru’s because I thought the 1.5 hr drive was bad. I don’t think you’d be able to get reimbursement for travel expense.
  5. Lol tried the shop towel in various places, no luck. Gotta be in the door. Oh well :-/ EDIT: Tried a thicker towel today and let the window shove it into the top corner, that's the spot, it was quiet. I don't know a long term solution but at least I know the location.
  6. Thanks Andy, I pumped that area full of silicone and drove around with no prevail. I think I give up, maybe its something inside the door, I dunno. I appreciate the replies.
  7. I'll try the shop towel, andyhaug could you please please show me what you did with a pic? I'd really appreciate it. Thank ya'll so much, I'm not super OCD it's just that this is right by my ear so there's no way I can ignore it or drown it out. Thank ya'll !
  8. Thanks for the tip, I'd be inclined to believe it was coming from anywhere else if it didn't go away when the window is down. "Driving at slow speeds so I know the wind isn't masking it."
  9. Been trying to figure this one out for weeks. On my driver’s door up around the top of the window right next to where your head is when in the drivers seat is a rattle. Ive tried adding foam everywhere in the window channel, shoved foam in between the plastic window trim and metal and weather stripping. Taken the weather stripping out looking for a sign. Added a foam bumper between the top of the door and body where it closes. So far the only progress I’ve made is that the rattle goes away with the window all the way down. So I thought maybe it’s the window? But when I put pressure on it with it up it doesn’t stop or change the rattle? Normally a rattle or noise won’t bother me, just turn the radio up, but it’s right by my left ear! On smooth roads around the dealership 30 miles away I doubt they will be able to figure it out. Around here everything is bumpy so for me it’s all I hear. I have tried jamming foam into everything I can think of without change. If anyone has had and solved a rattling in this area I’d be very grateful to hear how.
  10. Myself and 2 co workers purchased 2018s at about the same time almost a year ago. Around then my parents also got a used 2017 and my buddies parents picked up a used 2016. All 5.3 6 speeds. So far all of us still love our trucks and any complaints are minor. Couple rattles here and there, one had the driver seat shimmy. Nothing major and no vibrations.
  11. After drilling all 3 out to take my bracket off, all 3 seemed to be installed the same from the front.
  12. The 5.3 with 342 gears 6 speed doesn’t feel slow to me at all. I came from Civic Si’s and WRX’s, doesn’t feel like I’m missing out on any power. More is always better but I’d certainly call it good.
  13. I had scratches like that on my new black 18 just weeks after picking it up. On her first wash I got in the bed with the water hose to get the roof, I accidentally rubbed the dirty hose against the side of the bed and to my horror it looked like your pictures. I used chemical guys scratch and swirl remover first which got most of the scratches out but left micro swirls and haze. Then I went back over it with 3M 6068 polish, that removed the swirls and haze. The 3M 6068 is just amazing, I was really really freaking out after the chemical guys stuff haha, I thought I'd made things worse. I tried using the 3M by itself on some other scratches but it only worked so so. I did it all by hand and went over the areas multiple times which honestly didn't take very long. The result after chemical guys followed by 3M made the scratches disappear by 80-90%. No one can tell anything ever happened unless I point it out at close range and in certain light and even then it's hard to see. Moral of the story is I'd try a couple things before considering a full repaint. It's 5 months later now and when I wash the truck, the areas that had scratches are so un-noticeable that I completely forget about them even after waxing to a mirror shine.
  14. I tried the range and disabled Afm but it didn’t make any difference with this issue.
  15. Scared of the K2

    My experience with the ecoboost engines comes from my buddy / neighbor. They purchased a Fusion sport with the 2.7 twin turbo and escape with the 4cyl turbo at the same time. Hes at 30k zero issues and her with the escape is at over 50k no issues. Her escape has been very abused, hits every pot hole to the point of popping 2 tires and floors it everywhere, has slid off the road and curbed it a few times too. She also has a small tree branch that somehow pierced the radiator / intercooler 20k miles ago and is still there without causing problems, its the funniest thing to see.

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