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Cadillac SRX First Generation Forum - 2004 - 2009 Discussion, I fixed my creaking Ultra-View! in Cadillac SRX Forums; After putting it off for 14 months, it took me 10 minutes and a Torx wrench to resolve the horrible ...
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    xboxman72 is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    I fixed my creaking Ultra-View!

    After putting it off for 14 months, it took me 10 minutes and a Torx wrench to resolve the horrible groaning noise I heard when I went over bumps.

    All that i needed to do was remove the rubber trim on the inside lip of the headliner and tighten the 4 Torx screws on the passenger side. I didn't need to remove the head liner, just pull it down a little bit.

    I have now successfully addressed almost every major issue I had with this car except that all 4 of my heater vent handles broke off last month and I still need a new spare tire winch.
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    Re: I fixed my creaking Ultra-View!

    Just when you think you have it all fixed up pops another Thanks for sharing the tip

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    Re: I fixed my creaking Ultra-View!

    Hello xboxman72,

    I am glad to hear that you were able to address this issue! I hope that this post will help other community members who are experiencing this concern and would like to address the issue themselves! Thank you very much for posting you experience.

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    Hi,

    Is it possible to post a picture of how you did it? I have that creaking too: I assume you are talking about the glass roof, as I am not familiar with all the cadillac verbs!

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    Re: I fixed my creaking Ultra-View!

    The noise was coming from the passenger side right above the front passenger head rest:

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    I pulled off the rubber trim on that side:

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    Then after carefully pulling down the head liner a couple inches, I was able to see the screws. Torx-20 I believe:

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    and tighten up the 4 or 5 screws with a small socket:

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    The regular screwdriver style Torx is too long to reach without completely removing the head liner (something I did not want to do) but the small ratchet fit in there fine.

    The driver side does not make noise so, I left it alone. All of the screws I tightened were somewhat loose, I snugged them all up but did not put much force on them.

    The roof is completely quiet now, even over speed bumps and driveways, if I have to re-tighten them in a year that's fine with me.

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    Re: I fixed my creaking Ultra-View!

    Quote Originally Posted by orandaberg View Post
    Just when you think you have it all fixed up pops another Thanks for sharing the tip
    Yep, the creaking did not bother me so much but it recently started rattling as well so it was time to finally take a look at it. I think I got lucky on this one, it took me months to sort out the front end rattles. Now that the car is mostly quiet, I need to keep the radio turned up so I can't hear any new issues.
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    Re: I fixed my creaking Ultra-View!

    Excellent fix and pics, my roof only makes some noise when its cold outside. I will do this also

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    Re: I fixed my creaking Ultra-View!

    Mine usually quieted down when it got cold and creaked the most after baking in the sun all day.

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    Re: I fixed my creaking Ultra-View!

    Pics are so small, but thanks for tipping members

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    Pics are so small, but thanks for tipping members (next time use some non aggressive locktite to hold them in place

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    Re: I fixed my creaking Ultra-View!

    Many thanks!
    A very good step by step guide to solve a problem that really irritates many, and gives the impression of a "cheap car" (which to be honest is a bit true: I really love the car but the plastic trim and "wood" work are not up to standard compared to the competition)
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    Re: I fixed my creaking Ultra-View!

    Quote Originally Posted by orandaberg View Post
    Pics are so small, but thanks for tipping members

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    Pics are so small, but thanks for tipping members (next time use some non aggressive locktite to hold them in place
    I noticed that, they were huge when I uploaded them, there must be a size limit?

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    Re: I fixed my creaking Ultra-View!

    no , just use something like photobucket

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