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Old 12-27-2006, 07:07 PM   #1
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Need help with Roof Rattles

I have a 07 Boxster S and after having it for one month started to Develop rattles in the roof. When the Top is down the care is rattle and squeak free but with the top is up and when going on bumps I hear clicking /rattling sound from the roof

Is this the norm of rconvertibles or does my roof need some adjustment?

I never had a convertible before and Hate all this Squeaking

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Old 12-28-2006, 11:50 AM   #2
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We used to have trouble with cracking/squeaking sounds. We got rid of them by opening the top partially and putting some plumber's grease along the areas that come together when the top is closed. Since then, no more cracking/squeaking sounds.
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You should be able to take it to the dealer and have them fix it since your car is brand new.
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Old 12-28-2006, 04:28 PM   #4
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I will take it to the dealer and see if it can be fixed. Generally do convertibles have these rattles?
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Old 12-28-2006, 05:48 PM   #5
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I will take it to the dealer and see if it can be fixed. Generally do convertibles have these rattles?
Mine doesn't. Good luck at the dealer.
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Old 12-28-2006, 07:15 PM   #6
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Convertibles are plagued with top rattles for the most part, but since yours is so new there's few excuses for it. When it's 5 or 10 years old like mine, putting up with some rattles and sqeaks is to be expected. At least that's what I'm thinking anyway.
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my hardtop rattles kinda, i get all kinds of rattles. usually i get so pissed off couse of rattles, the smallest rattle drives me crazy, theres all these creeks and rattles going over bumps and driveway at angle, but for some reason in a porsche i dot care, other cars it drives me crazy
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I've owned five convertibles in the last ten years and the Box is hands down the most rattle-free I've encountered (not including the SLK, obviously).

BMW and Saab rattled from day one. Neither 987 had a rattle in 30,000 combined miles no matter what I was driving over. I think rattles are most prevalent in cars not designed from the get-go as convertibles. The Boxster obviously doesn't fall in that category.

However, your windscreen should be rattling like a mofo when driving top down, otherwise it wouldn't be a 987 !
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However, your windscreen should be rattling like a mofo when driving top down, otherwise it wouldn't be a 987 !
I'm aware a lot of 987owners have had this issue but my windscreen is rock solid and haven't heard a sound from it yet (5k miles).
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I'm aware a lot of 987owners have had this issue but my windscreen is rock solid and haven't heard a sound from it yet (5k miles).

Give it some time....
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We got rid of them by opening the top partially and putting some plumber's grease along the areas that come together when the top is closed. Since then, no more cracking/squeaking sounds.
What's "plumber's grease"?
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I'm aware a lot of 987owners have had this issue but my windscreen is rock solid and haven't heard a sound from it yet (5k miles).

Give it some time....
My windstop is also rock solid.
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