Just got my into first Jeep (2007 JLU diesel) after upsizing from Suzukis, and new to the forum as well.
I'm guessing its a common thing for people to sign up when hunting the answer to a problem - unfortunately I'm no different - sorry!
I've searched around for an answer to this but my issue seems to be a little different to what others have experienced...
I have a bounce/vibration on the tailgate when hitting bumps or dips in the road. It's a pretty loud thud. The tailgate itself seems super solid and when its open I can bounce the entire jeep by pushing down on the tailgate and cannot feel any play there.
The bump stops between tyre and tailgate are also jammed tight, and all the bolts are tight.
With pressure, I can depress the shell of the tailgate with the door handle, so Im wondering if its actually the outer casing of the door itself...
Is it a known issue for the tyre carrier bracket itself to vibrate the shell of the tailgate?
Oh yeh, its only a 265/70 R16 so definitely not huge.
Just trying to figure out if there is a way to eliminate this before I go to rear bar with tyre carrier arm...