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    Jul 2007

    sunroof creaks

    hi i have a sunroof on my audi a3, its electric sunroof. car is about 5 years old. when i use the sunroof it makes a creaking noise. wot can be done about this?

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    GreasedMonkey HoofHearted

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    Aug 2004
    Swampyland, UK
    Firstly, with your sunroof fully open, make sure the edges of the aperture in the roof are clean. Give them a good polish with AutoGlym Super Resin Polish or similar.

    Next, make sure that the "hairy" seal around the edge of the glass panel is clean, and free of all green verdigris. If necessary (after covering your seats etc), clean it with a hot water and bleach solution, carefully with a toothbrush. You'll need to jiggle the sunroof between partially slid rearwards, and fully tilted to get to all the edges.

    Finally, pop along to your local stealer, and get a can of genuine sunroof spray grease, and lubricate the guides and mechanism. It can be tricky working out where to spray the grease, but if you stand on an open door sill, and watch the mechanism work as you open and close the roof, you should be able to work out where to lube.

    PS, don't leave any of the grease lying on exposed paintwork, as it can stain after a while.

    Sean - Independent Motor Vehicle Technician (retd)
    2007 Audi B7 (8EC) RS4 quattro saloon 4.2 FSI V8 32v (BNS) (with ceramic brakes ) - V-max = 9.8mpg @ 172 mph - WOW
    2006/7 VW A5 (1K) Golf Mk5 GTI 5dr 2.0T FSI (BWA) DSG, fully loaded, colour coded,
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    2003 Audi B6 (8E) S4 quattro saloon 4.2 V8 40v (BBK) 6sp man, fully loaded (gone, but not forgotten)



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