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Unread 02-19-2012, 07:57 PM   #1
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Default Newbie with a rattle top and other questions.(Pics)

Lurked for a while to find answers to my questions. Most have been answered by members, so thank you.

Bought a 2003 DS IQ with new batteries last month. All is well and should be with a little TLC. Over and under this thing is clean with a lot of goodies. Stereo, head and tail lights with brake switch, turn signals, and 12v socket for accessories. Even a permit for the street in South Carolina.

My question is this: The extra length roof and windshield rattle annoyingly on the slightest bump. Have any of you found a simple solution?
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Unread 02-19-2012, 08:02 PM   #2
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Default Re: Newbie with a rattle top and other questions.(Pics)

2nd that! I wanna know too!
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Unread 02-19-2012, 09:15 PM   #3
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try to tighten the top as tight as you can get it ,that usually takes care of it ,the windsheild squeeks in the center on the hinge ,apply some penatrating oil on it ,takes away sqeeks for a couple months
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Unread 02-20-2012, 03:09 AM   #4
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Default Re: Newbie with a rattle top and other questions.(Pics)

I had one at work that I used to maintain do about the same thing. Here's what I did to fix it:

If the windshield is rattling in the mounts, you can get some single sided, sticky backed, black foam weather strip just thick enough to put a slight amount of pressure on the windshield, but not thick enough to pop it out of the clips. Put a couple of small pieces between the supports and the windshield and it should tighten everything up, hold the windshield tight in the clips, and stop the rattle. If you use small enough pieces of weather stripping, it'll be hardly noticible.

I used Camper Shell Weatherstrip Tape because some small end pieces that we couldn't use were sitting on top of the trash can, but Lowes or Home Depot should have something that'll work just as well.


On the top, look for loose bolts as was mentioned earlier.

If everything is tight like mine was, find a bad bicycle inner tube that you don't mind destroying and cut pieces out of it long and wide enough to completely cover the area between where the roof support bolts to the roof frame. After cutting holes in the inner tube strips for the bolts to go through, loosen the bolts on one corner of the roof at a time so the whole thing doesn't shift or fall off on you, and put the inner tube strips between the metal mounting pieces to act as a rubber gasket and tighten everything back up.

The rubber inner tube strips will prevent the metal to metal contact and hopefully your noise will be gone.

One last couple of things to check and then I'm out of ideas / suggestions.

I see there is a dash cap installed on your cart. Have you checked it for the source of the noise? If it's mounting bolts are loose or the doors are not closing tightly they can rattle too. I've also heard them squeek when there wasn't enough clearance between the steering column and the dash cap.

I just looked at the pictures again and if the rear seat is a flip seat and it doesn't lock down or is loose, it can rattle if there's no weight on it.

Hope this helps,
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Unread 02-20-2012, 08:30 AM   #5
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anywhere you can cut and install a small peice of gasket or rubber do that at mounting surfaces.....it should cure that...................................
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Unread 02-20-2012, 08:32 AM   #6
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. . . or turn up the music volume . . .
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Unread 02-20-2012, 09:24 AM   #7
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. . . or turn up the music volume . . .
So far, that's how I've cured the problem. But I can only get a Soft Rock station so blarrrrrrring Adele isn't as cool.

Thanks for the suggestions, I am going to go with the weather strip idea for the windshield and buy enough to take off the roof and lay it on top of the frame and bolt it down tight.

Be my luck those rattles go away and I hear new ones. But hey, beats walkin'.

Next thread will be better radio reception. It has an antenna mounted under the front but it's not very good.

Thanks guys.
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Unread 02-20-2012, 09:41 AM   #8
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Funny, I was just thinking up ideas to get rid of my roof sqeaking. Thanks for the suggestion on the inner tubes....I got some of those.


To the OP>>>>>

That is one slick cart dude. I mean it really looks nice...love the Black and Blue!!!
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No problem, I'm just glad to share what I did to fix the rattles and squeeks on the cart I was working on. Hopefully it'll take care of yours too.

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Funny, I was just thinking up ideas to get rid of my roof sqeaking. Thanks for the suggestion on the inner tubes....I got some of those.


To the OP>>>>>

That is one slick cart dude. I mean it really looks nice...love the Black and Blue!!!
Thanks BP. I bought it that way so I didn't have to do it myself and saved a bunch of time and money. Not to mention it came with new batteries and a receipt.
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