If you notice a noise on your car, you are right to be attentive of it and take it seriously, although it is possible that nothing critical will result, it is also possible that it is the indication of a more important restoration. A noise that appears in the trunk of your Ford F 550 is fortunately more a indicator of a small manipulation or service, rather than a difficult one. To help you in your research, we have decided to compose this article to present you with the most likely solutions to your issue. First we will see that this trunk noise on your Ford F 550 can come from built up dirt, the issue 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 550 : Accumulated dirt that triggers poor closing
We will therefore start with a trunk noise on your Ford F 550 triggered by dirt accumulated on your joints, lock for example. Indeed, it is possible 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 issue triggers a poor closure of the trunk and a noise that can sound like a crack. To verify if you are in this situation, open the trunk of your Ford F 550, examine the condition of the gasket that goes 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 possible however that you have a trunk noise on your Ford F 550 that is relating to other sources such as shock absorbers, do not hesitate to consult this article on the noises at the back of a Ford F 550.
Noise in the trunk of my Ford F 550 : Loose lock, clicking noise
Second probability, you may also, over time, be the victim of a locking system that became loose. And this is one of the most likely alternatives. Indeed, knowing a trunk noise on your Ford F 550 is very often relating to this issue. Some solutions are available 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 mechanism with thick grease is enough to resolve the issue. Secondly, it is also possible 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 take out 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. Be sure you verify the centering of the striker in connection with the trunk lock. If after checking the trunk of your Ford F 550 closes badly, it means that you have moved it too far, replicate the procedure by pushing the striker less.
Noise in my trunk Ford F 550 : Rivet following plate change in the trunk/ bumper
Finally, one of the last possibilities. It is that following a license plate change you were unlucky and that a piece of rivet fell behind your plate. Indeed, when a plate swap is done, to take off the old one the procedure used is to drill the existing rivets in order 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 create an annoying noise. To check that it is this problem you are experiencing, and that you have a trunk noise on your Ford F 550 linked to a rivet, you will need to verify 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 embarrassing situation, you will have to take off the bumper to remove the bits of rivet that are running around.