If you pay attention to a noise on your car, you are right to be careful of it and take it seriously, although it is plausible that nothing major will occur, it is also plausible that it is the sign of a more significant restoration. A noise that occurs in the trunk of your Ford F 250 is luckily more a signal of a small adjustment or service, rather than a difficult one. To support you in your research, we have decided to compose this content to present you with the most likely solutions to your problem. First we will see that this trunk noise on your Ford F 250 can come from built up dirt, the problem 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 Ford F 250 : Accumulated dirt that causes poor closing
We will therefore start with a trunk noise on your Ford F 250 created by dirt accumulated on your joints, lock for example. Indeed, it is plausible that on a car that is already a few years old and whose cleaning is not always a main concern or that the roads used are not very clean that dirt builds up at the trunk gasket. This problem causes a poor closure of the trunk and a noise that can sound like a crack. To examine if you are in this circumstance, open the trunk of your Ford F 250, examine the condition 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 improvement. 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 Ford F 250 that is related to other sources such as shock absorbers, do not hesitate to have a look to this content on the noises at the back of a Ford F 250.
Noise in the trunk of my Ford F 250 : Loose lock, clicking noise
Second possibility, you may also, over time, be the victim of a locking system that has taken up some play. And this is one of the most potential possibilities. Indeed, knowing a trunk noise on your Ford F 250 is very frequently related to this problem. Different solutions are existing to you depending on the level of play you have with your lock. The first is that in some cases the offset is minimal and a simple greasing of the system with thick grease is good enough to fix the issue. 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 case you would have to remove the cover that will allow access to the lock (inside the trunk). Then, using torx screws, you unscrew the striker attached to the threshold, simply push it back a little towards the inside of the trunk and tighten it again. Make sure to examine the centering of the striker in connection with the trunk lock. If after checking out the trunk of your Ford F 250 closes badly, it means that you have moved it too far, replicate the operation by pushing the striker less.
Noise in my trunk Ford F 250 : Rivet following plate swap in the trunk/ bumper
Finally, one of the last possibilities. It is that following a license plate swap you were unlucky and that a piece of rivet fell backside your plate. Indeed, when a plate replacement is made, to take out the old one the strategy used is to drill the existing rivets to be able to release 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 generate an annoying noise. To check that it is this problem you are experiencing, and that you have a trunk noise on your Ford F 250 linked to a rivet, you will need to examine that it is in the tailgate open it and stir it to distinguish 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 problematic situation, you will have to take out the bumper to remove the bits of rivet that are running around.