I was just talking to the service tech about this. He advised me not to lubricate the seals too much cause this seems to cause alot of creaking that other SLK drivers experience. He advises to clean off dirt and dust from every rubber surface that I see on the SLK. The squicking seems to be like when you have two glass panes with dirt in between rubbing together it makes that sound and can damage the
I find most of the creakingrattlling noises i get actually come from the plastic boot separator that you pull down when you want to operate the roof. I think this is just the material it is made that cuases these noises a fairly cheap piece of plastic
Quote Originally Posted by ponzese The dealer call me last week and ask me to skedule appointment for roof spring inspection. does any one else had the dealer call for foor inspection I have made lots of complains abouth this car because all the little troble i have with car my last was bearing problem. Car has been more in shop than on the road. Did you complain about roof noises that they are responding to Or just out of the blue they say to come in for a roof inspection
I have the same problem (at least the noises anyway)but havent taken it back to the dealer yet. Its one of those things that I forget about when the weather is good and the roof is down but as winter approaches its something that has to be sorted
Hi I am sorry - I cant find the other thread when you mentioned the oil - but where can you get it and what is it called. Can we apply ourselves or does it need to be applied places where we cant get to it Thanks Most of my noises have gone - but get occassional creeks..
Quote RonJeffries - 1162005 1200 AM Mine is the most rattle-free car I can remember ever having. Same here. I have heard no suspect noise so far. My other convertible was a soft-top and although it was a smooth running car I could sometimes hear creaks coming from the roof doors and frame. Car critics say the SLK is a relatively quiet roadster but some roof noises can become more noticeable in cold
1182 miles to date. No rattles or other undesired noises. COMMAND NAV Sat radio iPOD all work flawlessly and beyond expectations. Burned 0.5 Quarts of oil during break-in millenium. Averaging 17.1 mpg. My only problem so far was the illuminated door sills that didnt work initially. Took 15 minutes for the dealer to swap out new door sills and they are sharp
No rattles squeaks or any untoward noises here. I frequently hit potholes that make the springs bottom and rattle my jaw but the car doesnt protest at all.
Thanks for the info. My roof makes slight rattle noises at low speeds on bumpy roads and was going to mention it at the first service. I will try your fixes
Dealer performed the task on the second visit for noisy roof and didnt take much persuading. I have to say it did eliminate the noises (squeaks creaks etc.). Also be aware that the back deck behind the roll bars can tend to rattle if it is not seated and adjusted properly.
Thanks Angela (I live in a dry country and I got de same problems with de roof noises normally in bumpy roads)
Hi The only wierd rattling noise I can hear is the movement on the button which holds the seat belts in place...annoying but cant be helped...apart from that I havent heard any noises.
hey greekslk i ve got 4500 km on the clock already and so far so good. did your dealer say to change engine oil after the run-in periodi m gonna do it after 7500km i have a dealer who is really into this stuff. he s so clever.some friends also who are mechanics advice me to do it as well. ok your prob now i hear some creaking noises from my roof too when i switch off the radio i there is complete silence
Im still wondering if I should get an SL or an SLK [D] so I have no owner experience with the MB folding hardtop [(] Ă‚however I do have a fair bit of experience dealing with noises from the rubber seals for doors and sunroofs. If you think the noise is coming from a seal try applying some automotive grade silicone rubber conditioner on it. For the SLK I would suggest you spray the silicone on a good
Quote Originally Posted by TerisGR Its fantastic and runs great only problem I hear a lot of crackling and bending noises coming from the roof....the previous owner infomed me that the dealerships have a special grease that they apply on the roof and the noises go away ...anyone with experience on this one thank you welcome to the forum TerisGR. i ve had the car for over 2 and a half years now and
Hmmm.... The SLK is a roadster is it not Other roadsters Ive driven or ridden in are fairly rough riding and a bit on the noisey side. Noise from the roof doors dash seats and items inside the car. In my opinion these noises contribute to the feel of a sports car and not that of a sedan. I also have a 2004 SL 55 AMG and a 2006 ML 500. These also do have some creeks and rattles too. Otherwise there
The body of a vehicle flexes a lot when driving on uneven surfaces. An SLK with a fixed roof would be bound to produce more creaking noises since the roof is multi-split and attached in many separate locations. However if the creaking is consistent then you will need some adjustment. For the smaller creaks the rubber joints will need to be treated with silocon spray or similar. This happens in all
seats set - Loose items present - First aid kit - Warning Triangle - Micro fibre cloth - Antennae Remover - Both sets of keys - Owners manual - Spare Tire - Jack and tire iron - Aluminium Door pins installed (ordered accessory) - Rubber floor mats AMG - Gas tank cap - Boot Tray (ordered accessory) - Remove dealer insignialicense plate holder - Gas tank full - Less than 100kms - Operation Test - roof
100% unacceptable for a brand new car to have noises from the roof... I myself and people I know after a couple of years and 30.000km hear noises coming from the roof but I cant understand it for a new car I am very dissapointed from Mercedes regarding this matter
rigid as those on saloons (such as the S class). The SLK also has less sound deadening material then the S and SLs. But a little grease and felt pads go a long way to reduce these noises according to a lot of the members. Make sure you check your car throughly because the noise may be coming from the weirdest and smallest of places. Actually I am reluctant to fiddle with the moving parts in the roof....I
Its probably worth mentioning that these noises only happen when the roof is up. When the roof is down it is quiet as can be... except for the wonderful rush of wind. I too get the occasional noise from the roof seals. I notice it a great deal more when the cars been sitting out in the sun all day. If its not too warm I console myself by dropping the top to stop the sound.
me a while to locate the source of the noise. I couldnt believe that such a small fix could basically turn a noisy car into one that is virtually silent. I choose to try and find the noise my self rather than just take it to the dealer because I know of people who have done this and the problem just got worse and worse. I just put a tiny piece of felt inside the area on either side where the roof
Pics as promised. For the boot try gently pushing it down from one side and see if it makes any loud noises. The roof stop is in the middle of the second picture. You cant even see the felt in the pic I had to look really hard but it is still there and still keeping the car creak free. You have to open the roof a bit to see it. The roof closes on its own after a few minutes.
My MB delaer in Swiss Cottage London UK has been great. The salesman has just picked up my car for the 3rd time from my office. Even dropped off my matts when they came in. In case your wondering why it has gone in so many times. 1. replacement of door seal 2. test drive for sound problems (fixing today fingers crossed) 3.pick up today for fixing roof noises and creaking (see earlier point) The only problem is they refuse to order me an AMG saying their allocation is full for 2 yrs
Quote Anthony100 - 11112004 647 AM ...In case your wondering why it has gone in so many times. 1. replacement of door seal 2. test drive for sound problems (fixing today fingers crossed) 3.pick up today for fixing roof noises and creaking (see earlier point)... You are scarring me. My S-2000 in 4 yeas has never been to the shop (except for scheduled maintenance). In the past I always owned Fords and
the main pronlem with the SLK seems to be the vario roof noises. This has been identified by MB and a solution found which incorporates using a silicone gel on the joints. I have read elsewhere on this forum that the remedy is good so I just hope they get rid of my noises. The funny thing is the MB garage just called me and claim to be unaware of this problem Either they are lying or are generally
Car back and roof noises NOT solved[(] They have booked my car in for the end of the month and will be giving me an A class to drive. I presume they will be dismantling the roof completely to find the fault which is why I presume It will be there for 2-3 days. I dont mind too much as they are once again picking up my car and bringing the sub. Just hate that damn rattling noise [xx(][xx(][xx(]
Quote Originally Posted by roadrage Hey guys been on this forum for a while now been on the 170 slk the w203 and now just got myself a 171 slk 350 I love it and all but for some reason when the top is up I hear cracking noise from the roof latch in front and front behind and from the trunk somewhere. Has anyone else have this problem I was hoping it was a quick tightening fix rather than go to the
Sorry to hear about your troubles. I also have an SLK 200 from 2005 that I use daily and aside from the noise that the roof makes on certain roads and the occassional water filtration it has been a great car. Recently I had the seals oiled by a technician this simple procedure took the noises away. The water filtration was taken care by a window adjustment. The windows of the SLK have not only up-down
Quote Originally Posted by firthfirthj.fsbusiness.c MY SLK 280 IS JUST OVER 2 YEARS OLD WITH 15000 MILES ON THE CLOCK. IT IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION BUT THE RATTLES ARE DRIVING ME MAD. SOME DAYS THERE ARE NO RATTLES BUT ON OTHER DAYS THEY ARE NOISY. ITS LIKE HAVING TOOTHACHE YOU FEEL THE PAIN BUT NOT SURE WHERE ITS COMING FROM. iT IS SOMEWHERE ROUND THE BOOT PARCEL SHELF OR roof AREA AND ANY HELP IN
Many sunroofs make groaning creaking noises that lubricating the rubber seals fixes until the seals dry out again in several months. This may be the same problem. Try using Amour-All or some other type of automotive rubber trim restorer on all the roof rubber seals and see if that helps. I used a BMW product Gummi Pflege that stopped just about all the roof noise from my SLK 280. Gummi Pflege seems to last longer than other products.
Quote SLK280DS - 1102006 555 PM Many sunroofs make groaning creaking noises that lubricating the rubber seals fixes until the seals dry out again in several months. This may be the same problem. Try using Amour-All or some other type of automotive rubber trim restorer on all the roof rubber seals and see if that helps. I used a BMW product Gummi Pflege that stopped just about all the roof noise from my SLK 280. Gummi Pflege seems to last longer than other products. And it has the best name [)]
There is a fix out there now. I had new (apparently re- manufactured)striker plates fitted - initially I thought they had made a difference ....but then started to notice other noises and began to confuse myself so I just gave up Overall I havent noticed it so much since they were fitted but by the same token I havent had the roof down with the weather we are having here (It was always worse when the
Not all do that... I have an SLK 200 as well and I know exactly that you mean but doubt that the roads in SA are any worse than those here in Panama. Do you keep the real parcel shelf open or closed when you drive My car was making noises when I drove with the roof up. I oiled the rubber seals and it took the noise away Yes it does smear the windows for a few days but nothing a bit of windex can solve. I hope you are able to solve your problems... Cheers
On the factory tour last week the guide said all the SL and SLKs get run on the test track at Bremen to make sure there are no rattles or noises coming from the roof mechanisms whilst just a random sample of the other models made there get tested on the test track. My SLK had 10 miles on it when I picked it up.
My SLK 350 just had its 1st service the B for 257 Euros about 330. They changed oil and oil filter and did all the standard maintenance check and they also change the dust filter. But they did not solve the noises from the roof ...
the window then the rubber recess will be overwhelmed and some of the water will flow over. You might also want to look into the trunk and make sure the little tubes that redirect water are correctly fastened. These can get clogged with leaves and dirt so they need to be cleaned out. Failure to do so may result in some water seeping in. Just a by product of having a convertible with a complex roof