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Old 10-17-2012, 12:36 PM
kay-gell kay-gell is offline
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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?
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Old 10-17-2012, 01:57 PM
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Top up or down?
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Old 10-18-2012, 04:34 AM
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Top up or down?
When it's down.
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Old 10-18-2012, 05:26 AM
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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.
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Old 10-18-2012, 02:17 PM
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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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