If you find a noise on your vehicle, you are right to be aware of it and take it seriously, although it is plausible that nothing critical will occur, it is also plausible that it is the signal of a more significant repair. A noise that occurs in the trunk of your Dodge Ram is fortunately more a sign of a small adjustment or repair, rather than a complicated one. To support you in your research, we have decided to produce this content to present you with the most likely solutions to your trouble. First we will see that this trunk noise on your Dodge Ram can come from accumulated dirt, the trouble can also come from a loose lock and finally, it can even come from a simple rivet that sits inside your bumper.
Noise in the trunk Dodge Ram : Accumulated dirt that causes poor closing
We will therefore start with a trunk noise on your Dodge Ram induced by dirt accumulated on your joints, lock for example. In fact, it is plausible that on a vehicle that is already a few years old and whose cleaning is not always a priority or that the roads used are not very clean that dirt collects at the trunk gasket. This trouble causes a poor closure of the trunk and a noise that can sound like a crack. To verify if you are in this circumstance, open the trunk of your Dodge Ram, verify the state of the gasket that runs around the entire tailgate and clean it with a wet/soap cloth, dry the whole thing and try to close the trunk and take a dentred road to see the impact. If this is not the case, continue to the other hypotheses that will probably give a solution. It is plausible however that you have a trunk noise on your Dodge Ram that is connected to other sources such as shock absorbers, do not hesitate to read this content on the noises at the back of a Dodge Ram.
Noise in the trunk of my Dodge Ram : Loose lock, clicking noise
Second possibility, you may also, over time, encounter a locking system that became loose. And this is one of the most likely alternatives. In fact, knowing a trunk noise on your Dodge Ram is very often connected to this trouble. Different solutions are existing to you subject to the level of play you have with your lock. The first is that occasionally the offset is minimal and a simple greasing of the system with thick grease is more than enough to resolve the problem. Secondly, it is also plausible that you really have a lot of play on your lock and that each time the trunk “jumps”, in which circumstance you would have to strip off the cover that allows access to the lock (inside the trunk). Then, using torx screws, you unscrew the striker attached to the threshold, just push it back a little towards the inside of the trunk and tighten it again. Make sure to verify the centering of the striker in relation to the trunk lock. If after examining the trunk of your Dodge Ram closes badly, it means that you have moved it too far, duplicate the procedure by pushing the striker less.
Noise in my trunk Dodge Ram : Rivet following plate change in the trunk/ bumper
Finally, one of the last possibilities. It is that following a license plate change you were unfortunate and that a piece of rivet fell at the rear of your plate. In fact, when a plate change is done, to take off the old one the procedure used is to drill the existing rivets in order to put out the license plate. Sadly, it can happen that part of the rivet falls into the hole of the bumper and it will therefore wander inside the bumper and can induce an annoying noise. To check that it is this problem you are experiencing, and that you have a trunk noise on your Dodge Ram linked to a rivet, you will need to verify that it is in the tailgate open it and stir it to discern the noise. If this is your situation, you will have to remove the linings from the trunk to remove it. Finally, if it is your bumper, it is in this rarer and more embarrassing situation, you will have to take off the bumper to remove the bits of rivet that are running around.