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Old 11-06-2013, 11:22 AM   #51
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Im at about 16K and have a couple rattles. The one above my head in the headliner is the absolute most annoying ! I've actually used a napkin to fix it during a couple road trips.

If anyone could figure out how to permanently fix this, I'd be most grateful
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Have you been to your Ford Dealer for inspection? I'd like to get this taken care of; please PM me your full name, best daytime phone number, VIN, and servicing dealership.

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Old 11-06-2013, 02:29 PM   #52
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Do you have a sunroof?
Yes I do! Is that the problem?
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Yes I do! Is that the problem?
Partially, but it also makes fixing it yourself a hell of a lot easier. I'll post some pictures for you (eventually...)
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Partially, but it also makes fixing it yourself a hell of a lot easier. I'll post some pictures for you (eventually...)
i would like to know also. Thanks Man
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So, basically the rattling we hear is the adhesive sticking and unsticking to the plastic support around the moonroof. When the dealer fixes it, it comes unglued again. So I said to hell with the glue.

I bought some of this one-sided sticky weather strip stuff:


And pulled down on the headliner (just a little) and placed this at like 12 spots all around the opening between the black plastic and the headliner. I also put some seat foam stuff in the front area because I think I had a loose wire causing rattling up there and I thought it might help with windy road noise issues so I had to disconnect the 3M velcro stuff.




Then make sure all of your 3M mushroom velcro stuff is attached when you're done. No more rattles. Good luck, guys!

EDIT: Basically, you're lowering your headliner a few thousands so that when it moves up and down while driving it won't touch that glue anymore.
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Thanks, I may give this a shot in the spring or something.
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I have a rattle in my car. I think its in the headliner, but very hard to figure out. I will mention it when i bring it infor an oil change. Didnt know if anyone else noticed it as well and had it addressed.
I've some rattles.

I don't want the car torn apart, in case something new and worse happens.

And, yes, I have the good warranty too. :)

If anything, build them right, not cheaply then sold at inflated prices.

But, rattle or not, the Focus is much better than the toys like the Toyota FU Cruiser... (no car should have oil and transmission fluid leaks before 80,000 miles are up. Not ever.)
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Mines been doing it since day one. Been in the shop two times to fix it, only to have it come back a few months later. This next time im making them pull it completly out or i dont want the car back. Better be 3rd time the charm
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Mine is going in the 21st for a new headliner. Dealer didn't mess around, just ordered a new one.

Hopefully I can get a new clutch and motor mount from them as well.
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Yep - I finally found my intermittent rattle after 1.5 years of ownership. If I find the center of the rear passenger's sunroof curve, and then project a straight line out from it, it's a single spot a few inches on that line.

I thought it might be the B pillar; passengers thought it was the A pillar; backseat drivers thought it was coming from the back.

Nope - I found the exact spot in mine. I can even feel the tackiness of the glue as the headliner sticks, giving me a few day's reprieve.

I will NOT have a dealer remove my headliner for one small thumb-sized area. I'll come up with my own fix.
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