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headliner rattling

Discussion in 'Explorer - Ranger Interior Accessories' started by my94pony, August 1, 2011.

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  1. my94pony

    my94pony New Member

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    any tiny bump in the road my car makes a rattling noise and im pretty sure its coming from the headliner (when i hold the headliner up it quiets the sound a bunch)
    has anyone else had and fixed this problem? i talked to a couple friends who have had explorers and they said they had the noise but never found it
     
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    Have you tried removing the headliner and checking for anything loose? Might be that your overhead light is loose. Does your ex have a sunroof?
     
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    It does have a sunroof and it's definitely coming from where the sunroof sits in the headliner whenopen
     
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    My 05 had this problem. It ended up being a cross-brace that the sunroof mounted too. The problem was it was assembled as metal-to-metal contact and the screw came loose just enough to let it rattle. Pus some foam rubber in there that I had laying around and screwed it back down (with loc-tight) and it hasnt ratled since.

    Though, I agree with everyone else, you do need to drop the headliner to find the specific location. easiest way is to drop it then have someone drive over a rough road while you crawl around in back looking for the source.
     
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    thanks alot jaydez im going to try and see if thats my issue this weekend, it definitely sounds like it is
     
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    So I took the headliner and sunroof out, put dynamat everywhere metal touched metal, and tightened up the bolts that hold the bracket for the overhead handles, they were pretty loose
    So I don't know which thing I did that actually fixed it but no more noises!!
     

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