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PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2020 6:50 pm 
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Car Models: 9-3 1.9 TID Linear Auto
Over the past 2 weeks have noticed an annoying rattle that has started above the front windscreen.
As the rattle progressed I heard something drop as I went round the corner it sounded like a nut rolling around in the plastic void.

Today I took the roof down and took apart the front of the soft top roof and found to my surprise that the two retaining nuts and bolts that hold the hydraulic ram assembly in place at both come out and worked loose.

in my case both the nuts were still in position as the canvas part of the roof would stop these from coming out of the assembly. I found one of the bolts but the other one I have no idea where it went.

I have attached pictures which may help anybody else with the same rattling problem Id definitely check it sooner than later.

I managed to replace the missing bolt and use loctite so they didn't work loose again.

you can just about get your hand between the canvas roof and the back of the plastic to hold the nut in place whilst you screw in the bolt.

I circled the pictures in red where the missing bolts should be.


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