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Maurice, I followed the link you provided and downloaded PDF Parts 1 & 2. However, Part 1 only goes to page 16. Part 2 has pages 17-31 but the photo on page 20 is of the transmission and not the 3 bolts. If I'm right the bolts are shown on page 15 of Part 1 and the text indicates that they are 13mm. Please confirm that I am looking at the right photo and the bolt size is 13mm. Thanks. Dan
Maurice, The driver's side is the corner that gets stuck. I think you can still access the FB page even if you're not a member but just in case I loaded the pics onto TinyPic: http://tinypic.com/r/2a4z3p5/6 http://tinypic.com/r/juwlxe/6 http://tinypic.com/r/10400pd/6 thx, Dan
I'm sorry the photos didn't post, maybe these will. It's difficult to measure how far the leading edge is too far forward because it presses into the back of the roll bar but I would guess that the distance is an inch...more or less. The photos below show the top in it's resting position and then in it's stuck position. Dan
Maurice, I followed your suggestion but the effect did not solve the problem. Lengthening the pushrod, either by unscrewing the plastic ball cup or by way of the 10mm bolt only served to make the leading edge of the top finish it's movement closer to the horizontal upper part of the windshield frame than the other (passenger) side. The original problem remains: when the button is pushed to raise the top the first movement that occurs is the clamshell rises to get out of the way. The next movement is the leading edge of the top moves forward and THEN up. The leading edge gets caught on the bottom of the back of the roll bar/screen and is stuck. It can only be manually freed. Once freed, the top continues it's closing motion without problem. I suspect that the issue has something to do with whatever process lifts the leading edge of the top from it's resting position. See attached photos. Thoughts? Dan
My convertible top stopped working on my 2004 Boxster S. After researching the possible causes I discovered that the driver-side pushrod attached to the V-lever was bent and the plastic tip broken. The passenger side pushrod appeared intact. I replaced both sides with new pushrods and tips and made sure that the length of both were exact and the same as the pushrod on the passengers side. All seemed well and the mechanism attempted to raise and lower the top but the leading edge of the top would catch on the back of the driver-side rollbar during the raise operation. I can manually free the top so that it continues to raise but the operation ends and the motor stops when the leading edge of the top is about two inches from the windscreen latch point. Now what?