Re: Rattle in roof of 2005 Ford Escape
It's an '05? Should be a dealer warranty issue- This may be a known concern
that can be easily fixed.
<firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>I have a 2005 Ford Escape with a very annoying rattle in the roof.
> Actually there are two places I hear rattles from on a regular basis.
> The first is coming from just behind the driver's seat, near the dome
> light. The second is coming from the indoor lights near the top middle
> of the windshield.
> The first one, near the dome light, sounds like a wire constantly
> tapping against a piece of metal. If I push up on the roof just behind
> the sunroof or behind the driver's seat, the rattle stops. This past
> weekend, I removed the dome light and the wire to the light seems to be
> secured pretty well. I also tried to find a way to put a small wedge
> in to push up on the metal brace that runs the width of the vehicle,
> just behind the sunroof but there isn't anywhere to put a wedge. If I
> pull down on the metal brace while driving (with the dome light out),
> the rattle stops. Both the sunroof cover panel and glass slide back
> over the area between the brace and the roof. Any suggestions of what
> else to look for would be greatly appreciated.
> I have no idea what might be causing the rattle in front but if anyone
> has had any similar issues and/or could offer suggestions, they would
> be appreciated. Hopefully I'll get time to look into that rattle soon.
> Thanks in advance.