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Top Pushrod Position Issues

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Well the roof froze and I had to manually put the roof up.

Unfortunately I had to pop off the push rods for the roof and
the roof compartment cover.

Found the culprit to be an easy [and cheap] fix.
The sensor on the parking brake wasn't working.

So I am attempting to put the push rods back on. Just as hard getting them on as taking them off.

I popped the roof ones back on and attempted to close the roof.
[MANUAL TEST] It almost got their and then stopped and wouldn't go any further. Something was definitely hitting something.

I keep thinking that it has to do with transmission or the v flange on it, or position?
Nothing else has been touched other than the rods and the ball ends.


I think more than likely it's a positioning problem.

Mike Focke had a procedure for "synching" the levers, but I'm not sure I know what he was talking about, novice that I  am.

If someone has a clear explanation, please help!



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If you do a search on here for 'How to manually lowering convertible top', you may find what you're looking for.


Maurice (1schoir) appears to be an authority on all things related to the 986 convertible top and he has put up some lengthy explanations on how to fix them. 

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