Subject: Convertible Top Won't Stow/Difficult to Raise/Windnoise/Waterleak (Re-Install or Replace Drive Link)
2006-2008 Pontiac Solstice
2007-2008 Saturn SKY
2007-2008 Opel GT
2007-2008 Daewoo G2X
Some customers may comment that the convertible top won't stow or it is difficult to raise all the way. They may also comment that there is a windnoise/waterleak that has developed at the rear of the passenger or drivers window.
This condition may be caused by a drive link socket being out of adjustment and possibly coming off the convertible top link. Note that the threads inside of the ball-socket may be damaged from the disengagement from the link.
The threads on the drive link may be out of specification, causing the ball-socket to disengage from the link. Ensure that the diameter of the link where the threads meet falls between 5.794 mm (0.228 in) and 5.974 mm (0.235 in) when measured with a vernier caliper.
Replace the ball-socket with an all-metal ball-socket and adjust the folding top link ball-socket to 4-6 mm (0.157-0.236 in) from the base/shoulder of the threads, or with no more than four threads showing on the folding top link. Install the washer on the ball stud. Tighten the ball stud nut to 12 N·m(106 lb in).
1. Open the folding top to gain access to the folding top link.
2. Remove the nut and ball stud from the rear seal retainer support panel.
3. Remove the folding top socket from the folding top link.
4. Adjust the folding top link ball-socket to 4-6 mm (0.157-0.236 in) from the base/shoulder of the threads, or with no more than four threads showing on the folding top link.
5. Install the ball-socket to the folding top link. Tighten to 25 N·m (18 lb ft).
6. Install the washer to the ball-socket and install the ball-socket to the rearmost position in the slot on the support panel.
7. Install the nut on the ball stud. Tighten the nut to 12 N·m (106 lb in).
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