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Top leaks nair at windsheild , adjusted tight as it will go < still has slack in latch

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Wha t code number battery will fit my 1998 mx5 special most batteries are too high and are above the level of the boot floor

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Hard top convertible rattles when if up position. How can i fix that ?

Many convertible latches have adjustments. If it's rattling because it's not secured tightly enough you should be able to adjust that out. Also check the weatherstrip and all latching pins, etc. to make sure they are all there and nothing has been damaged or broken off.

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Hood will not shut.

Is it the latch that's keeping it from shutting or the stopper posts on each outside corner. Posts on outside corner are adjustable they screw in and out to adjust for slack in the hood. If they are too high the hood won't shut and latch.

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My 06 malibu rear seat will not go down due to stuck switch

Push on the seat to the rear while pulling the cable release. Sounds like latch is adjusted too tight. If this works make adjustment before putting the seat back up. Open trunk & you should also be able to get to the speakers and the latch for the seat back. May require a screwdriver or something narrow & long to push on the latch arm while another person pushes & pulls the seat back to unlatch.


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How do I remove the slack in the steering on a 1995 toyota 4runner

In rack and pinion steering, they are long and tube like to look at, the wear that takes place that causes play is the rack ends. You have to
take the boots off and unscrew the rack end, always fit new units .
With recirculating ball steering boxes, you adjust the end play on the sctor shaft on top of the box with the wheels up off the ground, make sure that there are no tight spots when you spin the steering wheel from lock to lock as you adjust the play out.

Dec 19, 2012 | 1995 Toyota 4Runner

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The water leaks into my boot and the left or passenger side inside the car leaving huge puddles of water inside. very unpleasant. also the 2007 MX5 convertable - no leaks in roof or rubbers. help please.

  • If water is getting in from the driver's or passenger's window near the soft top weather-strip, shut the door after closing the window. When putting up the hood, lower the windows while you secure the hood latches & then raise the windows. These actions force the window to contact the weather-strip a bit differently than when the window is closed while the door is closed.
  • There are two common places an MX5 will leak water into the interior - where the top meets the windshield frame- and around the windows where they contact the mouldings. Leaks at the windshield frame are usually caused by dirty or damaged mouldings or the latches not being tight enough. Usually you will notice the top will squeak and rattle if it isn't latched down tight.
  • Wetness in the trunk/boot can be caused by a range of factors. 1. Dried out weather-stripping around the trunk. 2. A cracked rain rail on the convertible top. 3. Dried out weather-stripping around the tail lights.
  • There are three mouldings that fit around the window, and water can leak either between them and the window, or between them and the top. Each of these mouldings is attached to a metal 'track' that is secured to the top frame with two screws. The window moulding that is closest to the windshield header is held on by two screws, the others have nothing holding them.
  • Water can collect in the weather-strips due to small crack or splits along the edge of the hood where it folds after a years of regular top-up top-down use. The only real solution is a new hood.

Sep 08, 2011 | 2007 Mazda MX-5 Miata Touring Convertible

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Howdo you adjust the bonnet lock cable on astravan

There is no adjustment on this cable. The latch can be adjusted to make the hood close more tightly. Probably the cable has stretched over time. Some lubricant applied to the latch may help make it release easier or you may be able to find a device to take some slack out of the cable at an auto parts store.

Aug 01, 2011 | 1999 GMC Envoy

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Rear seat back not securly latching slack allows

If you want a quick and inexpensive way to fix this immediately and have it last a long time just take black electrical tape and stretch it tightly over the seat catch/latch this will take up the slack without having to try to adjust the seats while at the same time creating a cushion between the two metal latches and catches which should dampen the annoying sounds of the rattling.Hope this works.
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Jul 15, 2010 | 2007 GMC Sierra 2500HD

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How do you adjust a trunk latch on a 03 Ford Focus Sedan?. The lock mechanism does not engage all the way in the lock. The catch has 3 bolts which can be moved for adjustment.

loosen all 3 bolts, then do them up so that they are pinch tight then push door to close as hard as you can,open door and tighten bolts,close door again to ensure no rattles/leaks and that door locks.keep adjusting till you get it right...

May 04, 2010 | 2003 Ford Focus

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2004 infiniti g35 seat does not go forward or backward

There is a cable or bar under your seat that synchronizes your seat latches and it has to be tight to make both latches open at the same time. Try bending it back a bit and taking up the slack.

Mar 14, 2010 | 2004 Infiniti G35 Sport Coupe

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1/6 turn of slack in steering

On top of the steering gearbox, is a threaded stud that has a slot in the head of it, and a nut on that stud.

Make sure the wheels are straight. Use a large flat tip screwdriver for that stud, take an end wrench, and loosen the nut.

Screw the stud down 1/8 to 1/4 turn. Tighten the nut. Check the slack. If the steering is too tight, back it off. Too loose, tighten a little more.
Drive the vehicle a few blocks, check the steering out. Come back, and do adjustment some more if necessary.

It's a fine line between too tight, and removing slack. DO NOT drive it being too tight. Readjust until it's right.
If your vehicle is an '83 Jeep, it's 26 years old. The steering box may be worn out.

Aug 05, 2009 | 1983 Jeep CJ7

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