Go Back   The 75 and ZT Owners Club Forums > The 75 and ZT Owners Club Forums > The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum
Register FAQ Image Gallery Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 14th June 2019, 20:49   #1
Russp
Avid contributor
 
MG ZT

Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: holt
Posts: 174
Thanks: 121
Thanked 15 Times in 13 Posts
Default Creaking front windows

Is there any cure for the glass creaking on the front windows
Russp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14th June 2019, 21:27   #2
clf
This is my second home
 
clf's Avatar
 
MG ZT CDTi

Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: carrick
Posts: 6,292
Thanks: 2,772
Thanked 1,917 Times in 1,463 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Russp View Post
Is there any cure for the glass creaking on the front windows
check if the sound is coming from inside the door. It would be relatively common for the regulator to fail, and when mine did it made a lot fo creaking noises before the cable snapped. It is quite an easy fix, by way of replacement (Mickyboy is where I got my replacement - highly recommended trader). A bit of silicone spray in the window channels could help to eliminate sticky rubbers.

If it does turn out to be that, grease all the moving parts of the regulator before fitting.
__________________


It is not gloss primer .............. it is duct tape silver!
clf is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to clf For This Useful Post:
Old 14th June 2019, 22:16   #3
Mickyboy
THE SPARE PARTS GUY
 
Mickyboy's Avatar
 
MG ZT CDTI 135 + & MGZT CDTI AUTO 160 & ROVER 75 TOURER CDTI 160 TROPHY YELLOW

Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Hernebay
Posts: 3,956
Thanks: 635
Thanked 1,816 Times in 981 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by clf View Post
check if the sound is coming from inside the door. It would be relatively common for the regulator to fail, and when mine did it made a lot fo creaking noises before the cable snapped. It is quite an easy fix, by way of replacement (Mickyboy is where I got my replacement - highly recommended trader). A bit of silicone spray in the window channels could help to eliminate sticky rubbers.

If it does turn out to be that, grease all the moving parts of the regulator before fitting.
Very good advice, I use silicone spray on my own too, I also have plenty of regulators in stock at the moment too, they seem to fail now that they are on average 18 years old
Mick
__________________

T4 Owner
Jobs done : new UBP, Spy hole mod, Rear hub(wheel bearing),plenum cleaned and emptied, Inline thermostat fitted,Full service, In car Digital tv/DVD Bluetooth Satnav etc, Replaced UBP, Restored headlights,Fixed airbag connection.replaced HP pump,replaced rear light seals,changed intercooler O rings.

Jobs to do: ,replace drivers lock,.
[/SIZE]
Mickyboy is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Mickyboy For This Useful Post:
Old 15th June 2019, 09:56   #4
Russp
Avid contributor
 
MG ZT

Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: holt
Posts: 174
Thanks: 121
Thanked 15 Times in 13 Posts
Default

The creaking or rattling is coming from the top of the windows when closed, if they are opened slightly the noise goes
Russp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18th June 2019, 19:50   #5
Russp
Avid contributor
 
MG ZT

Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: holt
Posts: 174
Thanks: 121
Thanked 15 Times in 13 Posts
Default

Sprayed silicone WD40 on the door seal and window rubbers which softened them up but this seems to have made the noise worse
Russp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18th June 2019, 20:36   #6
clf
This is my second home
 
clf's Avatar
 
MG ZT CDTi

Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: carrick
Posts: 6,292
Thanks: 2,772
Thanked 1,917 Times in 1,463 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Russp View Post
The creaking or rattling is coming from the top of the windows when closed, if they are opened slightly the noise goes
Quote:
Originally Posted by Russp View Post
Sprayed silicone WD40 on the door seal and window rubbers which softened them up but this seems to have made the noise worse
are the rubbers in place correctly? If the rattling is coming from the top of the doors, something must be loose to be moving to make a noise. I think you should now take off the door car to make sure everything is intact and in the correct position (check the condition of the bowden cables whilst they are off too). Check the rubber in the runners and the runners themselves are secure. Check to the glass is secure to the mounts, with the mounts themselves secure.
__________________


It is not gloss primer .............. it is duct tape silver!
clf is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to clf For This Useful Post:
Old 18th June 2019, 20:44   #7
Russp
Avid contributor
 
MG ZT

Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: holt
Posts: 174
Thanks: 121
Thanked 15 Times in 13 Posts
Default

Everything seems secure don't think they have ever been taken off in the past .
If I drop the windows ever so slightly it goes away, it's both front windows that do it but its mainly on rough roads but
Russp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18th June 2019, 22:24   #8
clf
This is my second home
 
clf's Avatar
 
MG ZT CDTi

Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: carrick
Posts: 6,292
Thanks: 2,772
Thanked 1,917 Times in 1,463 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Russp View Post
Everything seems secure don't think they have ever been taken off in the past .
If I drop the windows ever so slightly it goes away, it's both front windows that do it but its mainly on rough roads but
I have never heard of it, but could the rubbers be worn or split allowing the window to reach the top of the frame (pull the rubbers down to inspect)? Although there is only one anti trap sensor, I wonder is it damaged somehow (drivers side)?

Have you taken the door cards off?
__________________


It is not gloss primer .............. it is duct tape silver!
clf is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to clf For This Useful Post:
Old 18th June 2019, 22:52   #9
Russp
Avid contributor
 
MG ZT

Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: holt
Posts: 174
Thanks: 121
Thanked 15 Times in 13 Posts
Default

I have inspected the rubbers and cand find anything wrong, the car has only done 70k .
Are the cars normally rattle and creak free on rough roads ?
Russp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18th June 2019, 23:20   #10
clf
This is my second home
 
clf's Avatar
 
MG ZT CDTi

Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: carrick
Posts: 6,292
Thanks: 2,772
Thanked 1,917 Times in 1,463 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Russp View Post
I have inspected the rubbers and cand find anything wrong, the car has only done 70k .
Are the cars normally rattle and creak free on rough roads ?
did you remove them completely and check for splits along the length of them. When you removed the doorcards, was there any corrosion on the bowden cables?


I cannot think of anything else to check aside from the door itself.

Mine would be more or less rattle and creak free.
__________________


It is not gloss primer .............. it is duct tape silver!
clf is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 15:38.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © 2006-2019, The Rover 75 & MG ZT Owners Club Ltd