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Roof rattle behind drivers head

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Post by klivey Wed 19 May 2021 - 10:25

Hello all,
Can anyone advise if there is any adjustment to take out the rattle on the photos attached.
Be good to hear your views before I start undoing nuts and unsure of the consequences.Roof rattle behind drivers head Img_2210
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N/S side is tight and firm and O/S has a small gap and rattle, moves about 3mm.
Rattle area arrowed as is the rear nuts on second image.
Thank is advance

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Post by 'Old'SeaDog Wed 19 May 2021 - 16:55

My advice...and it's cured every creak and rattle on mine so far..roof, boot and mechanism
Unless you're certain that anything is actually loose..liberally apply silicon grease over every part of every area that moves or creaks in the car, and every pivot point related to the boot and roof mechanism.
Also grease along the top of the windscreen top rubber seal, and also the two positioning pins at the front of the roof..

I found the best way was to stop the roof opening mechanism halfway by switching off the ignition.
Hope this helps..
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Post by klivey Wed 19 May 2021 - 17:37

Thank you for your posting.
I have greased it all as looked at previous comments.

There is actual play at arrowed picture from the outside, the other side is solid.
Any others that can help much appreciated?

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Post by bigjase1972 Thu 20 May 2021 - 15:58

Old sea dogs advice is definitely the best thing to do for roof rattles.
If it doesn’t fix it, try asking on the Facebook club page to see if anyone has had the same problem mate. 😊👍🏻
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Post by fordprefect4 Tue 3 Aug 2021 - 9:42

Hi. I have exactly the same problem except mine is loose on the nearside. Did you manage to sort it out?
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Post by fordprefect4 Wed 4 Aug 2021 - 8:31

I had a closer look a few mins ago and it is a loose rivet. Doesn't look to be an important thing as it is the cushion when the back comes back down. Other than re-riveting I think a small zip tie would hold it in place and remove the play and rattle. I'd rather get it done with a new rivet obviously, but I'll experiment with a small, discrete zip tie and see if it works and doesn't affect anything.

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Post by 'Old'SeaDog Wed 4 Aug 2021 - 20:43

Well spotted..hope the zip tie works 👍
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Post by fordprefect4 Wed 4 Aug 2021 - 21:52

Yep. I'm going to try it tomorrow.

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Post by Keef Sun 8 Aug 2021 - 8:21

I was looking for how to stop the roof chattering and creaking and this is fully explained here, thanks!

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Post by fordprefect4 Sun 8 Aug 2021 - 13:16

Yep. The original poster did a nice job with the photos.

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Post by fordprefect4 Wed 11 Aug 2021 - 15:00

Hi everyone. So...as promised (after it had stopped raining for days on end) I applied the two plastic ties to the roof bit that was loose. This is in the 1st photo from the original poster. It no longer rattles. The part has no sensors and is purely a cushion for when the back comes back down. Roof is fine with no issues. Unfortunately when you have the boot up you can see the ties. I mean, they don't shout at you but YOU know they are there!

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Post by BigDan Tue 31 Aug 2021 - 19:02

Mine had some play on these catches, I just ended up wrapping some electrical insulation tape around the metal hooks that latch down onto the bracket. This took up the play and the tape gives some padding. No more rattles!

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Post by fordprefect4 Tue 31 Aug 2021 - 20:00

Yeah. Good idea.

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Post by 'Old'SeaDog Tue 31 Aug 2021 - 20:04

@BigDan wrote:Mine had some play on these catches, I just ended up wrapping some electrical insulation tape around the metal hooks that latch down onto the bracket. This took up the play and the tape gives some padding. No more rattles!
Nice fix 👍

I'd still get the silicone grease out though to prevent future rattles 😊
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Post by Keef Tue 31 Aug 2021 - 21:39

@fordprefect4 wrote:Hi everyone. So...as promised (after it had stopped raining for days on end) I applied the two plastic ties to the roof bit that was loose. This is in the 1st photo from the original poster. It no longer rattles. The part has no sensors and is purely a cushion for when the back comes back down. Roof is fine with no issues. Unfortunately when you have the boot up you can see the ties. I mean, they don't shout at you but YOU know they are there!
Hello!

are you able to post a picture of what you did? I can't work out from the picture in the thread 

Thanks 😊

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Post by Barbs Tue 31 Aug 2021 - 21:58

The bit at the top of the windscreen when the roof opens. And when the back is up clean the hinges and grease.
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Post by Andyk Mon 6 Sep 2021 - 21:51

@BigDan wrote:Mine had some play on these catches, I just ended up wrapping some electrical insulation tape around the metal hooks that latch down onto the bracket. This took up the play and the tape gives some padding. No more rattles!
I checked mine while cleaning for the recent meeting and found the same play in one side of mine. Easy fix, I just stuck some adhesive foam draft excluder I had to the top of the lower pad. All play gone.
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Post by fordprefect4 Mon 6 Sep 2021 - 22:37

@Keef wrote:
@fordprefect4 wrote:Hi everyone. So...as promised (after it had stopped raining for days on end) I applied the two plastic ties to the roof bit that was loose. This is in the 1st photo from the original poster. It no longer rattles. The part has no sensors and is purely a cushion for when the back comes back down. Roof is fine with no issues. Unfortunately when you have the boot up you can see the ties. I mean, they don't shout at you but YOU know they are there!
Hello!

are you able to post a picture of what you did? I can't work out from the picture in the thread 

Thanks 😊
Hi. If I could figure out how to send a picture I would! If you raise the boot a.couple of feet you can see the part from the original picture. Grab hold of that bit and shake it a bit. You should see and hear some play. Especially if you do the same on the other side and see the difference (,unless both have play!). There should be no play.

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