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I've just bought a 1.8 zetec on a 56 - only 18k miles. While on a normal road it is quiet, down residential streets and over road humps it does creak quiet slot from around the rear doors. Is this shared by other owners even on low mileage cars? Any common remedies? It may be the rubber seals, maybe some silicon might help?
 

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Mine sounds like an oldpirate ship
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Have seen on this forum that the door rubber seals are the culprit. Advise is to spray with a silicone polish or similar or just replace. I suppose using the spray as part of a fault finding exercise is the cheapest way to start. I just have not got round to doing it yet, shiver me timbers
 

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All the seals were done on mine with silicone spray to protect them and all good there.
Only things that slightly creak is the dash storage and my bones
 

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Mine was creaking all over - took it back to the dealers a few times and now it is just the dreaded B pillar that makes a noise.
 

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I sprayed my seals last night, didn't seem to help much. But it rained over night and it was a lot quieter this morning
 

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Did mine last night too with mr shean silicone polish. Seems to have done the trick.
(note to self....use lubrication
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Have the same problem here. When I drive alone the passenger side of the car seems to creak and moan! Think part of it is the leather seats but maybe will try the silicone spray. This needs to go on the rubber door seals?
 

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I have a 04 plate Max and picked it up Saturday.I have noticed this creeking and it only seems to be from the O.S, its like a boat creaking in the sea,very strange.Iam very pleased with the car and glad its not just me that has this "creeking".I will try out the suggestions on here and hopefully cure the problem.
 

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My car creaks from the drivers seat all the time unless you lift it up just a touch off the lowest height, that seems to work in conjunction with a dash of WD40.
Also the dash creaks like mad, but not all the time.
 

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Just a further note on this, and a possible reason for the creaking. Most modern cars now use double seals. Older cars only used to have them on door frame. The C-max has them on the door and the frame. The use of double seals must be in order to reduce wind noise and leaks.

Since I noted the creaking I've taken time to (sadly) observe the seals that other cars use. I've noted that some use a rubber seal matched against a felt like seal - so not rubber on rubber. I imagine that even the stiffest floorpan flexies a little bit. So with rubber on rubber you are always going to get some creaking and squeeking when the rubber dries out over time. I wonder if it was a cost cutting measure by Ford? Anyhow, the only way around it is to keep the seals lubricated.
 

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mine creaks from the map compartment on the top of the dash
a little wd or similar sorts it out otherwise all is ok
touch wood
 

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If you use Silicone spray be aware if you need to paint around there.....

The paint will boil.
The best medisin is Siliconegrease so you dont get it on any paint.
Here we lube our seals every year before winter so it does not freeze closed.
 

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Hi I thought my dash was making a noise but found it to be the rear view mirror against the windscreen.

Hope this help'
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