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petersflat6

Cabrio Adjustment Plate on 986....A Question

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When my convertible top cables went awry, I started the repair, but turned the task over to my independent, as some damage had occured when I kept trying to lower the top despite a damaged cable - my bad! My independent managed to repair the top by replacing the cables and numerous parts, this some 18 months ago - I think. My clamshell creaks like crazy to this day, and it finally came to the point where I needed to do something about it. I lubricated everytihng that I could, but the problem appears that the clamshell just doesn't sit perfectly level. It appears that the culprit is Part # 98656140702 - Cabrio Ajdustment Plate , one on the left and one on the right. These were damaged during the repair work. These seemingly small and innocuos plastic bits that cost about $8 each regulate the forward movement of your clamshell. In other words, how far forward the clamshell will move when you close and open the top. My questions are - has anyone replaced these, what tools did you use, do you have any tips for me? Thanks in advance!

MY97 986

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When my convertible top cables went awry, I started the repair, but turned the task over to my independent, as some damage had occured when I kept trying to lower the top despite a damaged cable - my bad! My independent managed to repair the top by replacing the cables and numerous parts, this some 18 months ago - I think. My clamshell creaks like crazy to this day, and it finally came to the point where I needed to do something about it. I lubricated everytihng that I could, but the problem appears that the clamshell just doesn't sit perfectly level. It appears that the culprit is Part # 98656140702 - Cabrio Ajdustment Plate , one on the left and one on the right. These were damaged during the repair work. These seemingly small and innocuos plastic bits that cost about $8 each regulate the forward movement of your clamshell. In other words, how far forward the clamshell will move when you close and open the top. My questions are - has anyone replaced these, what tools did you use, do you have any tips for me? Thanks in advance!

MY97 986

Peter:

I believe that the "cabrio adjustment plates" don't regulate the forward movement of the clamshell, but rather serve to adjust the height of the top surface of the forwardmost parts (left and right) of the clamshell relative to the surrounding sheet metal.

You may be able to get access to the underside of the plastic plates by partially peeling away the foam liner that sits just under the lip of the inside of the rear quarter panel forwar of where the V-levers attach to the body.

Regards, Maurice.

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