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Old 27 Mar 2007, 06:28 pm
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Default '03 Cruiser Sunroof vibrations

I recently purchased a used '03 Cruiser. When I open the sunroof there is a heavy vibration throughout the car. I do not know where to start to fix this problem. I will say this it is quiet a distraction. If anyone can help thanks.
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Old 27 Mar 2007, 08:01 pm
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I recently purchased a used '03 Cruiser. When I open the sunroof there is a heavy vibration throughout the car. I do not know where to start to fix this problem. I will say this it is quiet a distraction. If anyone can help thanks.
i also have an '03 and know EXACTLY what you are experiencing. i have conceded that we are hearing a harmonic vibration because of the tight fit of the door panels and window seals. i found cracking both rear windows an inch or two solves the vibration problem. there is also a sunroof deflector you can buy (which i haven't tried). it may solve the problem. i have avoided getting a deflector because they cover 1/3rd of the sunroof's opening.
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Old 28 Mar 2007, 09:51 am
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i had a problem with my 03 a noise that was driving me nuts i couldn't find it while driving and i was complaining to the wife about the noise my daughter says dad its coming from right here and she put her hand on the headliner behind the sunroof and while her hand was there pushing up no noise, take hand away noise, i went to the dealership seems there is an piece of insulation up there and it came loose they had to remove the head liner and reglue it since then no more noise [8)]
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Old 28 Mar 2007, 01:15 pm
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OK, I've experienced BOTH of these symptoms...........

The sunroof "buffeting" occurs when the roof is slid open and the windows are all up, right?
This is a pressurization problem and it's not limited to PT Cruisers, as our 22 year old 944 does this with the sunroof panel removed as well. The perfect solution would have been power rear vent windows (like in our minivan), but since that's not an option try lowering a rear window a bit until the buffeting stops.

Our headliner noise was exactly as described above, and it took me a long time driving down bumpy roads (not hard to find here in MI ;^) to diagnose. I was able to slide a shop rag into the offending spot between the headliner panel and the roof....and it's been quiet ever since [^]

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