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post #1 of 56 (permalink) Old 04-27-2011, 11:23 AM Thread Starter
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Rattle noise from targa top (Hard Top)

Problem: Rattle noise from targa top (Hard Top)

I'm getting a significant rattle noise from my hard top. If I put a little tension on the right-side roof latch (Ie: Lightly pull on the handle) the noise goes away for the most part. Unfortunately I can't drive around all day like this. From time-to-time I'll put a wad of tissue paper up-around the latch just to put a little tension on it and get rid of the noise, but after mess'n around with this I've now come to realize I got to get to the dealer and let them sort this out.

Q: Has anyone else had this problem?
Q: Was your dealer able to fix it or did you do it yourself?

I've tried looking for a thread on this issue, but none found. "If anyone knows of a thread that addresses this problem, could you let me know?"

At first I thought that maybe the handle needed to be tightened, but I'm not finding any play in it.

BTW: This is NOT anyway related to the crackling/popping noise of the headliner. I've already had that problem fixed.

Any direction would be appreciated.

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post #2 of 56 (permalink) Old 04-27-2011, 11:46 AM
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I've been told there is a lube that Honda sells for the S2000 seals on the top. It is supposed to work great. S2k's have a similar issue with the soft top but the latch can be adjusted as well. There doesn't seem to be any adjustment on the top portion of the targa, maybe behind the plastic on the A pillar?
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I search for rattle, popping, creaking, latch, and several threads came up but nothing as it relates to the latch itself.
https://www.solsticeforum.com/forum/f...pe-71-a-59330/

I may be imagining it but I thought remembered someone mentioning they had the latch readjusted?

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I have the same problem, and the dealer adjusted the "strikers," but the noise came back. I'm going to try silicone grease (mentioned in a thread as I recall) or the Honda lube that Mcfandango mentioned.




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post #5 of 56 (permalink) Old 04-28-2011, 09:19 AM
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Is a common problem in Corvettes. Easily fixed with a little C clip that snaps on the latch eliminating excess play.

Ask your Chevy dealer if they know about it. One of our Corvette Club members was handing them out at a club meeting. It totally fixed my Vette.

They are available at hardware stores, They snap on the latch, I just don't have the exact size. About a 1/4 I think.

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I had the same problem. I took it to the dealer and they could find the problem. I took it home and discovered that the front right hand latch handle was loose. I took it back to the dealer and showed them what to fix. They had to order a part but finally fixed it under warrenty. It has been fine for 3 months and counting.

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Not like Vette

I just checked my Coupe and Vette. I thought the top latches were identical on my previous post. It turns out only the Vette has the roller latch where the "C" Clip installs to stop the noise.
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I've got this noise. Hoping someone will post a solution!

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"Thanks for all the help!"

I'll try to get it to the dealer next week and see what they say. I'll post the results.

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I just brought mine into the dealer for the same issue. The dealer ordered a new clip (metal, where latch meets windshield frame) and O ring. A quick fix I found is, on the front of the roof there are the 2 studs that go into the windshield frame, these are threaded, unscrew the stud half a turn (or more) and this will put more tension on the clamp. I will let you know what the dealer does for me.
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yeah, mine does it also... more of a pop, pop than a squeak.

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any update on this from the guys that took it to the dealer?

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OK, I obviously need to fix mine and document it with pictures. Yes, it involves putting a spacer washer between the windshield header and the lever assembly.

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post #14 of 56 (permalink) Old 05-05-2011, 07:20 AM
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I "temporarily" fixed mine, by removing the top and then taking a small flat head screw driver and putting it between the silver metal clip on the windshield header and slightly prying/bending the metal clip out from the bracket on the windshield frame. This created more tension for the lever and thus no rattle. The dealer has not yet called me to tell me my parts are in for this fix...
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I had the same problem

I had the same problem.

At the beginning they taugh it was the latch that is on the windshiled but after some study(it was very long)

They fixed it perfectly. It was the handle ajustement

Dealer that fixed it is Boisvert Chev. Buick GMC in Blainville Quebec Canada
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