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Old 12-28-2012, 02:04 PM   #1
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How to Lube the Convertible top Frame?

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I have REALLY loud creeks and groans from my convertible top ('03 S) when I turn up an incline (my driveway- 100% of the time) and occasionally over bumps and in turns. I can't place the sound directly - sounds like it's coming from behind my head. I assume this is frame related- can the frame be lubricated and if so how? Thanks.
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Old 12-28-2012, 02:14 PM   #2
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All,

I have REALLY loud creeks and groans from my convertible top ('03 S) when I turn up an incline (my driveway- 100% of the time) and occasionally over bumps and in turns. I can't place the sound directly - sounds like it's coming from behind my head. I assume this is frame related- can the frame be lubricated and if so how? Thanks.
i know it will sound stupid, but make sure the noise is not coming from the seat headrest, rubbing against the roll bar.
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Old 12-28-2012, 02:52 PM   #3
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i know it will sound stupid, but make sure the noise is not coming from the seat headrest, rubbing against the roll bar.

It's clearly not- my seat isn't that far back anyway . This sound is a loud, cracking, groaning type of sound that definitlely is coming from the roof structure. It happens when the car is 'twisted' as in sharp uphill or downhill off camber turns
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Old 12-28-2012, 03:16 PM   #4
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Put the top in the service position and put a couple of drops of oil from an oil can on each of the pivots. Theres a lot of them, especially at the bottom of the mechanism.
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Old 12-30-2012, 09:30 AM   #5
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I always lubricate the frame when replacing the plastic window or replacing the top. Don't forget to grease side tracks!!!!!
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