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Anyone have the same issue as me?

My sunroof is making noises that sound like something is rubbing together when I go over a bump.

If I open the sunroof and leave it open for a while then close it, the noise goes away.

Sadly the noise always returns. :crying:
 

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Silly thing, but have you tried waxing those seals?

Next time you wash your car, try applying a bit of car wax onto the rubber edge seals of the sunroof. Not only does this make the rubber pliable, it also returns any kind of suppleness that may have been lost through 1 year's cycle of weather.

Also, I find that keeping the roof edges of any sunroof clean of dust and debris makes the sunroof less squeaky. It's those gaps between rubber and solid, non-porous surfaces (like painted metal) - regardless of how microscopic - that create noises.
Keeping rubber, leather, and other porous, high-contact surfaces, properly cleaned and oiled (in this case, carnauba or synth wax with some natural oleic component) is always best to keep those materials fresh.

Hope this helps.
 

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My EC has the same problem. The sunroof is creaking as if something is not properly seated. I already took it to the dealer and they do not know how to solve it.
 

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My EC has the same problem. The sunroof is creaking as if something is not properly seated. I already took it to the dealer and they do not know how to solve it.
G'day mate, did you manage to solve the creaking?

I sprayed silicon around the edges etc and that stopped it for a while, I haven't been to the dealer yet as the noise is not always present and my luck, they won't hear a thing.
 

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I had a rattle in my 380 (Oz version of the US Galant) and no-one could find it until I took it to a new dealership that opened locally under an umbrella company that sells all brands. They had a guy drive around the streets and another guy in the back seat listening for the noise. They found it and it turned put to be a loose bolt in the sunroof rail of all things. They had to remove the headlining to get at the culprit bolt. I rewarded the guys for their perseverance naturally. The noise never returned.

I haven't had any issues with my sunroof on the EC but I've only had its open twice in the 4 months of ownership. I know how annoying this sort of noise can be...
 

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My Eclipse Cross started with a pronounced panoramic roof rattle when hitting bumps and anytime the car suspension would flex I would get a creak and rattle above the center brace between the 2 sunroof panels. I tried everything with greasing seals, contact points checking bolts everything and could not find it. Well I did. If you sit in the rear seat and reach up in under the center support the noise was coming from the power button for the rear sunshade. Up inside the ceiling panel the plug inside to the open button for rear panel was rubbing the panoramic roof support bar. I squeezed in 2 pieces of stick felt on the cross bar up inside so the plug hits it and the noise is totally gone! Weirdly enuf I dis not think it was coming from there but more to passenger side but sound traveled and it was the rattle and creak noise. Fixed!
 

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This is sitting in back seat and looking thru the gap in the rear sunroof and this is the plug to the rear sunshade power button. Squeeze sumin between it and the pano roof cross bar. Pic turned sideways. The 2 tan felt pads would be above the plug. Its hard to squeeze your finger in the and you have to push the rubber out a way. But it fixes it!
 

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Thanks for the info. I'll file this one away for the future.
 

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Ciao sono Paolo da Roma, ho lo stesso problema. Ho provato a mettere il gommino nell'intercaledine del tetto ma non è cambiato nulla. L'ho portata dal concessionario e dopo tre giorni non hanno risolto nulla. Dicono che è da sostituire il tettino apribile. Io penso sia il rivestimento del tetto che ha qualche punto che sfrega e fa da cassa di risonanza. Al prossimo tagliando cambierò concessionaria. Se non risolvono scrivo a mitsubishi. L'auto è bellissima ma questo scricchiolio è veramente fastidioso. Ciao paolo
 

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Lol that pad solution is a genius one :):cool:
However when we are describing a noise ...use something comparative so we can have an actual idea ...just saying a noise coming from is too broad and this will only make finding the problem difficult muchless to repair....
How I check for noise is to narrow down the area ... note that because you hear it from right window doesn't mean it coming from the right side of vehicle..
Once u narrow the area .. check all moving parts by shifting, push, rattling etc..all in an effort to reproduce the sound.....
I dont have sun roof option but that wind piece that lift mechanism could likely be the culprit as unlike the other larger moving sun roof has weight and more unlike to rattle ... this could explain why when its shut and reopen you hear the sound return .... that implies that its nothing major loose ... however if search is unsuccessful report to dealer and make sure its log in system just incase future reveals something serious
 
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