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Is it just my car or does anyone's IS have a rattle that comes from the moonroof? When I go over a road irregularity the moonroof makes a "clicking" noise... either opened, tilted, or closed.

Also, try driving with the CD/Radio turned off. When you press the brakes, do you hear a "click" noise? (BTW... it's not the tranny lock system noise... press further down).

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Ahhh dayam. No one hears a "click" when you press your brakes? Sux for me.

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Originally posted by DJ:
Ahhh dayam. No one hears a "click" when you press your brakes? Sux for me.

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The only click I hear is the chattering of my passenger's teeth as I fly around the corners at 40mph.
 

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Click?? Could it be the brake light switch at the brake pedal????

Chromoplast: Your car is noisier than when new???? How many miles do you have on it??? I suspect that it's the engine oil that's giving way.....Remember dinosaur-based engine oil are basically in top shape for the first 500 miles or so.....then they start to deteriorate. And don't forget the tranny oil too, usually in top shape for the first 4000 miles or so.......

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No rattles from the moonroof, only from my coin tray. I'm servicing it tomorrow and will mention the coin tray. My previous car, a '97 Prelude SH, had a rattle in the moonroof which they fixed in one try!
 

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DJ,

I've got the clicking you have and after investigating, I found out what it was.

If you look at the moonroof (slide back the shade), there are plastic parts kinda framing the glass. In my IS, the one on the passengers side of the glass doesn't quite fit right and makes a noise. If you kinda push on those plastic parts it's the only one that moves and I can see that it isn't on right.

I'm going to have it fixed with my next/first oil change (along with the rattling drivers side window).

Let me know if it's the same thing for you.



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DJ,

I had the same "clicking" sound with my moonroof. Try this, drive a couple of miles through slightly "rough" terrain while the moonroof is opened completely. After doing so, close the moonroof and listen if it goes away. If not, do the entire thing all over again.

This may sound rather dumb but this method worked for me. My theory is that going through rough terrain allows the railing to flex a little so that the moonroof itself "sits" properly on the rails. At first, I thought it was from the sun's heat that causes the plastic framing to expand and thus, "creak." But the sound doesn't disappear at night, which made me conclude that heat was not the culprit.

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Originally posted by DJ:
Ahhh dayam. No one hears a "click" when you press your brakes? Sux for me.

[This message has been edited by DJ (edited October 19, 2000).]
don't worry my friend....you are not alone.
dayam...i have the samme problem with sunroof open. only when it's on tilt..

and here it doesn't rain that much...thank god..
but i don't really care....as long as water doesn't leak....

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Originally posted by Oliver:
DJ,

I had the same "clicking" sound with my moonroof. Try this, drive a couple of miles through slightly "rough" terrain while the moonroof is opened completely. After doing so, close the moonroof and listen if it goes away. If not, do the entire thing all over again.

This may sound rather dumb but this method worked for me. My theory is that going through rough terrain allows the railing to flex a little so that the moonroof itself "sits" properly on the rails. At first, I thought it was from the sun's heat that causes the plastic framing to expand and thus, "creak." But the sound doesn't disappear at night, which made me conclude that heat was not the culprit.

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Oliver,

It's good to hear from a pinoy. I own an IS300 black/black. I'm just wondering if it's cheaper to get parts/accesories there in the Philippines coz it's nearer to Japan than here in the states. I like fixing up cars but I still consider myslef amateur. Send me pictures of your IS200 pare at [email protected]
 
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