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Old 04-02-2017, 02:21 PM   #2
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Slight snaps are not really normal noises. A frequent problem as these cars age is the convertible top transmissions. The is a plastic gear in each unit that can crack and/or split. These gears can be purchased at Pelican and the transmissions can be repaired. The price of the gears is fairly high but the repair job is quite straightforward. I did this job 2 weeks ago on my '04 and the top now works like a charm. Better, IMO, than replacing the transmissions with used from eBay.
2004 986 S
987 air intake TB and plenum, Mantissport 2 litre sump, UDP, Bilstein B6 with H&R lowering spings, re71-rs for track, other stuff.
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