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mikey99n

Top Headaches..

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Hey everyone,

This forum has been so helpful in resolving my top issue. I think i've read through almost every post here...

So I have two questions that I'm hoping someone with a bit of top repair experience can help answer:

1) When repairing the push rod, it was extremely difficult to put the plastic joint into the knob. So I just removed the knob from the car, and hammered the knob into the plastic joint. The problem now is that after screwing the knob back into the car, I am unable to tighten the knob because my wrench is too thick to fit between the plastic joint and the place where the knob is screwed onto. Any tips? How did you guys get the plastic piece at the end of the push rod onto the knob? I find it way too difficult to get it on with brute strength with the knob already on the car.

UPDATE: Bought thin wrenches off of ebay. Works great. So for those reinstalling the push rods, just remove the knob portion, hammer it into the plastic piece, then screw it back on and tighten the knob with a thin wrench.

2) Both rotors were spinning fine when I opened it, but now right when I am ready to close up and finish, I see that only the driver is spinning. The passenger side has stopped. Any ideas of what could be wrong? All I know is that I set it in the "closed" position on both sides yesterday (and both spun to the closed position until it couldn't spin anymore). I read some threads on here about a transmission cable, but I don't see why my cable could have gone bad, especially with nothing attached to the rotor when I spun it yesterday (it's disconnected from the clamshell and the pushrod)

UPDATE: Indeed, it was the transmission cable. It wasn't the cable itself that snap...but the plastic housing. SIGH...

Thanks for your help.

- Mike

Edited by mikey99n

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