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Old 01-21-2017, 02:50 PM   #1
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Interior sounds: squeaking and creaking

I have a 2002 e46 vert. Does everyone have the iss of the issue of the interior (doors, seats, back seats, etc.) making a lot of annoying squeaking and cracking noises while driving? The best way to describe it is like an old leather sofa...a kind of muffled wet finger on balloon...mixed in with popping and squeeking sounds.


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Old 01-21-2017, 10:40 PM   #2
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I have noticed this on my '04 very as well. Better some days than others. Look at the thread on body flex and there was some commentary about this. I think some of this is inevitable on a vert with the front and back windows rubbing. When it's bad, I roll the driver window down just a touch and that eliminates it, although then I get some wind noise.

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Interesting, I'll look into that. Yes, you're right...it does seem to also get bad even if I'm going very slow...if there is a speed bump or something...the body must be flexing and connected parts rub together, plastic, rubber, etc.


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Old 01-22-2017, 03:47 AM   #4
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I get it on my vert too but only where the top of the windows sit against the rubber seal! This is easily cured by using a silicon based lubricant like gummi pflege which also restores and protects the rubber seals on doors and boot etc it also stops your doors sticking in freezing weather
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Old 01-22-2017, 07:37 PM   #5
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I get it on my vert too but only where the top of the windows sit against the rubber seal! This is easily cured by using a silicon based lubricant like gummi pflege which also restores and protects the rubber seals on doors and boot etc it also stops your doors sticking in freezing weather


Thanks for the advice!


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