: Sunroof rattle . . . . .



Aron9000
08-12-09, 03:46 AM
So the factory sunroof on my 1991 Brougham has started rattling. Very loudly and on almost any little bump. Very annoying. It rattles when its closed, its fine in the open or vent position. Doesn't matter if the shade is closed or open, it still rattles, it isn't quite as noticible with the shade closed.

I had the headliner redone last week, and it looks really nice. Although I'm wondering if they screwed something up. I'm going to take it back to them on Thursday if I can't fix the problem tomorrow.

Going to crack open the factory service manual tommorrow and see if it has any good suggestions on what could be wrong.

jayoldschool
08-12-09, 11:36 AM
The whole Astroroof assembly is held in by only a few bolts and a couple of clamps. If those bolts aren't tight, the assembly will rattle. The headliner has to come down in order to loosen or tighten the bolts, so if it only started rattling after the headliner was re-done, they must have left something loose. Not sure why they would need to loosen anything, but that is another story.

I'll see if I can find a pic...

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Aron9000
08-20-09, 03:05 AM
Took it back to the headliner people on Monday. They determined it was the plastic wind deflector part that was rattling against the glass when closed. They put some fuzzy tape on it and the silence is golden.