Electric Top 2006 rear support bolts separated
Noticed top was a bit creaky going up and down and opened up where the ram(s) push the rear lower bars. Both sides the bolt washer combination was backed out. Passenger side the loose washer and nut were in the track. Driver side it was as if they disappeared,,,maybe never were installed? Anyway attempting to get a replacement washer (they have a tapered bulge that goes in the slot) from Sportsmobile Tx. Does anyone know the design configuration? It looks like the nut side washer is between the nut and the track. The bolt side has a washer inside the head, then goes into the track, through a washer, through the tube, then the other side of the channel, and finally through the missing washer to a nut. Is this correct?
Really a pain to get the backside bolts as compared to the mechanical top spring version (previous vehicle). When I get the parts, it will go together with the stayloc nuts as originally, but with loctite....The bolts don't look worn, but just backed out...lots of shavings and metal debris in the channels.
Anyone heard of this all separating? Suggestions?
Pac NW and warmer places
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