Question about 2004 Nissan 350Z
2004 Nissan 350Z
The support bar right above your head has 2 elastic bands attached to it, one on the drivers side and one on the passenger side. After time they lose their elasticity and don't pull this bar (the one with the top attached to it) down when you retract. If it doesn't pull down, it will stay up (forward) as the frame retracts and get jammed up in the rest of the frame. Worst case it will pop the metal clip which holds the center of the cloth top to it (it is the length of the bar and spot welded to it) off. It will also put holes in your top on both sides as they don't fold down under and instead get crimped in the frame. Temp solution is to push that bar down as it retracts. Permanent solution is to repair the elastic sooner than later before it wrecks havoc with the whole frame and motor.
Posted on Oct 08, 2009
Try using a D R Y L U B R I C A T I N G spray, not WD40 as wet lubes will attract and hold dirt.
Also, refrain from using car washes which could possibly put pressure on the top mechanism rods.
Posted on Apr 22, 2009
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Posted on Aug 21, 2011
The WD40 solution worked!! I plan to add some silicone spray lube when I have a chance but it works. Save yourself expensive dealer money!!!!
Posted on Mar 29, 2009
Also, if it's cold out, it is just due to the fabric being stiff. Let it warm up and that should correct it.
Posted on Mar 26, 2009
Get a large male or female and and a farely large ladder. make them sit on the top and it should go down.
Posted on Dec 24, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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