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jcashen replied to jcashen's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)Upon further investigation I noticed that the passenger side bodyflap is not opening when I try to raise the top. Any idea why this might be happening and how to fix? See pictures below. Thanks.
jcashen replied to jcashen's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)Thanks for the reply. Question:. If my hydraulic fluid is low,would I notice it leaking on my garage floor? There haven't been any puddles.
jcashen posted a topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)Hello, I would appreciate your advice. I have a 1999 (996) Cabriolet with a top stuck in the open position. When I push the close button, the clamshell opens but the top will not rise. I can’ hear any sounds being made at this point that would indicate the top is trying to rise/close. This started happening sporadically about a month ago, but it would always raise after repeated tries. Also, I had an independent shop check and top off my hydraulic fluid within the last 3 months so I don’t think that would be the cause. The hydraulic cylinders themselves were replaced with rebuilt units 3 years ago. If it matters, the car has a manual transmission and 87k miles. Thanks for any help on where to start diagnosing this. Joe
jcashen replied to jcashen's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)Thanks for the response. It sounds like this is not a DIY project.
jcashen posted a topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)Hello, I have a 1999 C2 Cab M6. I replaced the top last year through a local installer. Before the top was replaced, the closing mechanism worked perfectly. After the new top was installed, the timing for closing the roof it is off. Specifically, the metal header latch starts to try to engage (move up and click into he hole) about halfway through the routine ... well ahead of when the roof is close to the windshield header. The top installer said it was due to a tight new roof and over time it would loosen up and work fine. That was nearly a year ago, and there has been no change. The installer, by the way, takes no responsibility and advises me to see my local dealer to fix it. I can close the top if I release the roof button on the console before the latch starts to engage, manually pull the top close to the front window and finally re-engage the button on the dash. This is a hit and miss procedure, though, and often taking several attempts for the latch to properly seat and close. Has anyone also had this problem (timing of latch)? I understand it may be one of the micro switches that needs adjustment, but not sure where to begin to fix. Thanks for any advice!