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Old 12-29-2006, 07:42 PM   #1
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We have a 2006 36 MDDS that we picked up in August 2006 and now have accumulated about 9500 miles on it.

One issue we have not been able to solve is a high-pitched squeak that occurs while traveling, in the vicinity of the mid door. For a long time we thought it was the door but have since worked it enough to decide it is coming from an area near the forward (front of vehicle) side of the steps. We have looked everywhere for loose panels and items in the bay that may cause the squeaking; moved those items around, covered them with towels, etc., to get rid of the squeak but nothing works.

We also checked the entry step, lubed the joints, etc., to get rid of the squeak, all to no avail. Sometimes the squeak will go away, but it generally returns within a few minutes.

Has anyone had a similar problem and found any solution to it?

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We have a 2006 36 MDDS that we picked up in August 2006 and now have accumulated about 9500 miles on it.

One issue we have not been able to solve is a high-pitched squeak that occurs while traveling, in the vicinity of the mid door. For a long time we thought it was the door but have since worked it enough to decide it is coming from an area near the forward (front of vehicle) side of the steps. We have looked everywhere for loose panels and items in the bay that may cause the squeaking; moved those items around, covered them with towels, etc., to get rid of the squeak but nothing works.

We also checked the entry step, lubed the joints, etc., to get rid of the squeak, all to no avail. Sometimes the squeak will go away, but it generally returns within a few minutes.

Has anyone had a similar problem and found any solution to it?

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Old 12-29-2006, 07:53 PM   #3
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oldforester,

Try using an automotive stethoscope to isolate the location of the squeak. It is almost identical to a medical stethoscope, except it has a long metal rod on the end of it, instead of a cup. You can buy one at most auto supply stores.

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My 98 did it. And my 04 does it. Always thought it was the screen door rubbing near the hinges. Wiped it down with silicone before but don't know if it helped.
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My 04 did it too.

I believe the raised panel on the inside of the door presses hard against the rubber gasket, causing the squeak. I used a strip of tan colored duct tape, positioned to contact the gasket and occasionally spray it with silicone; that stopped the sqeak.
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Jim and MaryJo,

I suspected the inside panel was pressing hard against the gasket, but didn't think about the duct tape. I'll try it with silicone and see how it goes.

Thanks for the tip.
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