AH FabricationsChris Nott
Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Stanley, County Durham
    Posts
    151

    Cabriolet rattling windows

    Hi All,
    I've noticed that when I drive with the roof down, if i hit potholes etc, there is a horrific rattling/crashing coming from the side windows as if something is loose.

    I've had 2 a4 cabs previously, and neither of them had this problem, so I don't think its a "they all do that sir...." kind of problem.

    This doesn't happen when the roof is up.

    Has anyone experienced this, and if so, how did you fix it?

    Thanks,
    Paul

  2. # ADS
    ADS
    Join Date
    Always
    Location
    Global
    Posts
    Many
     
  3. #2
    VagCabby's Avatar
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Crawley, West Sussex
    Posts
    224
    I have this issue also, I read somewhere to put autoglym rubber treatment on the rubber seals around the windows to stop it. Bought some autoglym stuff today so I'm trying it tomorrow.
    Audi A4 Cabriolet 2.5TDI 163 Sport
    Full Interior Lighting Pack - Puddle Lights, Footwell Lights, Door Markers, Handle Ambient Lights, Air Vent Illumination, Armrest Illumination, Roof Ambient Lights. Auto Dim Rear View Mirror, Cruise Control, Full DIS, Genuine 6 Disc CD Changer in Glovebox, RNSE, Remote Windows, Parrot Bluetooth, Storage Pack, Full Leather, Heated Mirrors.

  4. #3
    3rd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    687
    Could be a worn guide ? Is it the rear quarter or fronts that are noisy ? I can throw up a diagram if you want.
    2003 A4 Cab 2.4 V6 Manual / 43k miles genuine woohoo (on a 10 year old car lol) / Ebony Black Metallic / Full Grey Leather / Fully Electric Seats / Heated Seats / Interior Light Pack / Cruise / Wood / Bose Symphony II / Black roof

  5. #4
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Stanley, County Durham
    Posts
    151
    Hi, I read the thread about autoglym rubber cleaner on another forum, but I think that would only fix a rattling problem if the roof was up? This noise sounds like its flex of the glass between front and rear windows around the guide bit in between? It only happens when the roofs down, as if there us not enough inherent strength in the glass to hold itself straight, it just sits straight when the roofs up and it can sit in the seal.

    the front window on the drivers side feels like it moves in and out a couple of cm if pushed or pulled, I presume this shouldn't happen?
    Could anyone suggest a fix?

    will you also let me know how you get on with your rubber cleaner vagcabby?

    ETA cabbyfan, any help you an give would be greatly appreciated!

  6. #5
    3rd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    687
    Does it do it when the roof is up but the windows are down ? Also try front windows up and rear down and vice versa. Sounds like guide like I said. I can up a diagram for which ever bit you think is rattling.
    2003 A4 Cab 2.4 V6 Manual / 43k miles genuine woohoo (on a 10 year old car lol) / Ebony Black Metallic / Full Grey Leather / Fully Electric Seats / Heated Seats / Interior Light Pack / Cruise / Wood / Bose Symphony II / Black roof

  7. #6
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Stanley, County Durham
    Posts
    151
    Hi cabbyfan, have only had the car a few weeks, but have only noticed it with roof down, windows up. Haven't noticed it with windows down, roof up.
    Will try the combos you mention to try and isolate the issue (good thinking!) and will report back. If you could then give me some guidance on a fix, that would be superb! Thanks for your help!
    ETA if it says I disliked your post, ignore it, bloody iPhone!

  8. #7
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Stanley, County Durham
    Posts
    151
    Still been unable to try and work out what combination causes the rattle, it's never stopped raining! I've bought the autoglym rubber cleaner but bit had chance to use it yet. Will post up an update shortly.

    if the windows are loose and need tightening, is there a decent "how to" anywhere on how to do it?

  9. #8
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Stanley, County Durham
    Posts
    151
    Well, finally got the roof down today, and managed to clean the rubber deals all round with the autoglym. The amount of filth was unbelievable!!

    no real rattle with the roof up, but with the roof down and windows up the rattle is shocking! When I put the rear windows down, or the front windows down, the rattle subsides - so I think it's the fronts rubbing against the back windows making the noise? Seems to be much worse on the passenger side. Cabbyfan, do you have any suggestions or how to guides which might help please?

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. Cabriolet rear window needs resealng....:-(
    By carl_turbo in forum A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 2nd May 2012, 20:32
  2. cabriolet side window adjust , help needed
    By puma999 in forum Classic Audi Forum
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 31st May 2011, 17:24
  3. Another rattling windows thread!
    By Monsoon in forum A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 14th June 2008, 13:32
  4. A4 Cabriolet - Window rattle..help...
    By goodhixy in forum A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 14th January 2008, 17:10
  5. Rattling Window
    By Marko in forum A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11th January 2006, 13:40

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO

Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO