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    1999 Porsche Boxster (986)
  1. The only reason I doubt it's a timing issue is the fact that I have not touched the v-levers at all. How could the soft top replacement have an affect on the timing between the left and right side? But good idea I will measure the positions tonight so I can verify it is (or not) the timing issue. Could it also be that used rubber bushes make the joint arms more flexible, and therefore they become more easily disconnected from the ball?
  2. Hi all, I had parked my car in downtown san francisco, and someone cut the roof and broke in, so he could become richer by a couple quarters. Anyways, I replaced the whole roof (including the frame) and all the components work perfectly fine now. There is just this one problem: When pushing the switch to open the roof, the roof retracts all the way and the clam shell closes and covers the soft top successfully. But when going the other way, the plastic ball joints disconnect from the metal ball towards the last for inches of reaching the 'Closed' position. The roof "falls" into the close position, and the plastic ball joints are off. I keep adjusting the length of the joint arms, but every time, either the plastic ball joint on the right side disconnects, or the one on the left side, or it's both sides. What could be the issue? I'd say the left and right motors are not aligned correctly, but then again it doesn't make sense to me because the old roof was working perfectly, and all I did was replacing the roof itself. I did not touch the motors, so why would the alignments be off now? could worn out rubber bushes lead to this kind of issue?? Anyone has any idea what the problem could be? By the way this is a 986 boxster 1999 :)
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