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kay-gell 10-17-2012 11:36 AM

Creaking roof
Hey guys,

I drive a 2003 Z4 2.5 roadster.
For a while I've been having problems with the roof creaking when I accelerate fast or go over speebumps.
It's coming from the middle of the front of the roof (where the locking mechanism is on the top middle of the windshield).

I've moved the hooks around a while ago and then it was gone for a while but it keeps coming back.
Any suggestions on what it could be? :dunno:

pokeybritches 10-17-2012 12:57 PM

Top up or down?

kay-gell 10-18-2012 03:34 AM


Originally Posted by pokeybritches (Post 7140554)
Top up or down?

When it's down.

GA Z4 10-18-2012 04:26 AM

Are you sure thats where it is coming from? I ask because I had a simaler issue after I installed the coilovers and found that I didn't have all the bolts as tight as I would have liked / as tight as they needed to be. Check the bolts on the diagonal strut bars from the shock tower to the firewall area. If that doesn't help check the rest of the shock bolts. Really odd how the sound comes from the top of the windshield.

pokeybritches 10-18-2012 01:17 PM

There's a thread on this. Do a google search for creaking or squeaking top. My car randomly does this too, and I haven't gotten around to fixing it.

IIRC, the solution involves shaving the latch.

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