08-20-2011, 09:05 PM
So I was pulling out of work and I dropped the top. About 2/3 the way down I heard a pop and it got hung up. I closed it back, got out and looked around to see if anything was lodged in it. Nothing. I thought it was just some fluke (wishful thinking) and tried to drop it again. Same thing. So then I raised it halfway up and examined the internals and saw there was some little skinny tubular piece of metal just dangling. I tucked it away, assisted the top down nice and snug and went about my merry way. I got home, raised the top, without a problem, and went inside. I forgot about the whole issue until I came back out to leave again. I started to put the top down, and there's the dreaded pop again. I know it has something to do with that 7 inch long little piece of metal. I examine more closely and it has a little plastic boot on it. Naturally, I start looking for something that looks like it could secure the piece down. I found a little piece that the boot popped snugly over and thought that I had fixed the problem. Not so. As soon as I let it down again, POP! The pieces re-disassemble themselves. I see how all of it is attached together, where the little nuts and bolts go, and go check the other side to see how its rigged up. The other side is missing the piece completely. The bolt hole is there, but the little rod has been removed. I don't know how to fix this and it seems like something a shop would charge asstons of cash for. Has anyone had this problem? I'm gonna get pics up tomorrow. It's dark right now.