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Afternoon!

I hope you guys can give me some pointers here on how to go about sorting some little niggling issues I have with my new XJ:

Both drivers side doors creak when opening and shutting. It seems to be coming from the middle "thingy" that goes from the door to the body, not from the hinges themselves. I tried some WD40 and that seems to have quietened it, should I spray a bit more liberally or is there another issue?

The drivers front window squeaks when opening, and sounds like an alarm! How can I sort this short of putting washing up liquid down the side of the window?

And finally, there is a whistle from the climate control, which seems to be coming from the passenger side, is directly related to the fan speed, and is not affected by what vents are opened are closed. It's really getting on my moobs now, how do I rid myself of this noise?!

Thanks in advance chaps, that's all for now!
 

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My 2006 car suffers from the same creaking doors. I tried a variety of different chemicals - made it better, but didn't really solve it. It seems the door check straps wear quickly for some reason.

The noise varies with temperature , but still annoying.

In the end, I bought some new check straps from Jaguar - they are about £25 each and fairly easy to fit. I can dig out the part number if you want - worth noting that the part has been altered a number of times, so hopefully they've fixed the wearing issue!

My window also squeaked, but since washing the car with Turtlewax "wash and wax", the noise has gone. I presume the wax has lubed the window rubber/glass. When I've de-swirled the paintwork, I was going to switch to Meguiars, but not so sure now!

Mine also had a whistling from the fan. The climate control filter was pretty clogged, and since I've replaced it and cleaned out the mound of dead leaves from the housing, it's been fine.

I've still got a million other jobs to do, but these were (Borat voice) "Great Success!"
 

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The doors on my 2004 XJR also creak a little, only in the "middle point" half-way between open & closed.

Haven't had a chance to really look at them, but it doesn't seem to be coming from the hinges themselves.

What is this "door check strap" ?

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Apologies for the slow response - I've been hooning around the Nurburgring in my little Mazda!

Thanks Tony - would appreciate that part number please. If it's an easy change I will do it because it makes the car sound 20 years old and unloved.

Good advice on the car cleaning for the windows. Unfortunately we have a hosepipe ban at the mo so cleaning the car is more of a challenge than normal. My patience is tested when removing the soapy water with a watering can! But I will certainly give the Turtle Wax a go as I have some of that.

Is the climate control filter easily changed? Where is it located?
 

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Sorry, I've been a bit slack about getting back on the forum (having spent most of my free time under the bonnet!)

The part numbers for the latest version of the check arms are C2C35544 and C2C35545. I'm embarrassed to say I'm not sure which was front and back, but I'll check my list at work tomorrow (I've only got the Jaguar invoice at home).

They list at £22.50 each + VAT.

We also have a hosepipe ban, but I've been using common sense buy washing the car much less frequently and following the advice at: Water efficient car washing: hose vs. bucket · News · Waterwise
 

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What is this "door check strap" ?

http://web.onetel.com/~klystron2/ravdoor/doorchk.jpg This is the check strap, they were originally made from leather straps, hence the name, the X350 are plastic, hence the creaking in hot weather. They are to prevent the door opening too far and damaging the hinge.

Comma WGR500M 500ml Grease - White: Amazon.co.uk: Car & Motorbike This is the fix, its the common white grease that is applied by dealers to all hinges etc at your annual service.
 

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Ah...ok...I already sprayed mine with WD40...actually last time out in the car I don't remember the doors creaking....maybe it worked then...
 

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My doors are fine but have exactly same probs with whistle and squeaky window. Took out climate filter and no whistle so will get new one tomorrow. Will try turtle wax as silicone spray only works for a while. Also have wind noise from top of drivers door over 70mph. Any ideas?
 

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I've just ordered some of the grease from Amazon for the check straps. The noise drives me nuts in the hot weather.
I will let you all know how I get on with it.
I also have the window noise. It sounds like a Hamster is stuck inside the door squeaking away.
 

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I've just ordered some of the grease from Amazon for the check straps. The noise drives me nuts in the hot weather.
I will let you all know how I get on with it.
I also have the window noise. It sounds like a Hamster is stuck inside the door squeaking away.
Good luck with the grease. I'm interested to see if it helps - I failed spectacularly with everything I tried.

Mine were terrible when it was hot, although fine now it's cooled (although the one I replaced has been silent).

I don't think I've got the whistling window noise, but it might be masked by the rattling suspension!
 
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