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Old 9th April 2011   #1
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Clio II - creaking sunroof - fixable?

Hi Folks.

Ever since we got this car in June 2010 the sunroof has creaked quite noisily when it's closed. I've greased the tracks and lubricated everything I can see but no difference.

Anyone familiar with this problem and how to fix it? My guess is it's caused by the roof flexing but I have had the same model before and not encountered this problem.

All ideas/suggestions gratefully received.

Thanks again.
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Re: Clio II - creaking sunroof - fixable?

Sunroof creaking is common on clios(and bloody annoying). Noise comes from the thin metal rod in the handle unit that flexes and creates friction on the joining plastic parts. Not much you can do im afraid its just poorly designed. Fit a new hanle or keep you sunroof open!!!
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Re: Clio II - creaking sunroof - fixable?

Thanks for the info - can you expand on what you mean by the handle as this is an electric sunroof (sorry, should have mentioned) and has no handle as such?
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Re: Clio II - creaking sunroof - fixable?

Oops!, Sorry should of asked. In that case its the sides of the sunroof cartridge rubbing against the roof. As the sunroof sits down into the hole in the roof there is approx 3mm of clearance on all sides, if sunroof is not sat centraly and is touching roof at any point the contact creates a rattle/squeeking noise.

From inside, remove the beading trim and pull headling down slightly. You will see approx 16 10mm bolts around the base of sunroof cartridge. If you slacken these bolts you should be able to move the catridge slightly by hand. It just a case of manouvering the cartridge around until it feels central. If you use a torch from inside you will be able to see the movement in relation to the roof hole.

Sometimes it can be trial and error and can take a few attempts but is worth it to stop that bloody annoying noise.
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Re: Clio II - creaking sunroof - fixable?

That's really helpful - thanks a lot.

I will certainly give it a try.

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