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Old 05-18-2011, 03:58 PM   #1
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Question Vert Top Rattle Concerns

Ok so its been about 15 years since I have had a ragtop so needless to say technology of today is nothing like it used to be. That being said, I am wondering if my expectations are too high...... BUTTT.... I have rattle and I am wondering if it is normal.

My ragtop rattles inside the area where the release handle is located. I did not notice this when I first brought her home; it seems to be something that has magnified with vert top usage. And of course, any bumps,etc in the road makes it rattle more.

Anyone else out there have this rattle? Is it perfectly normal and am
I being overly protective of my girl?
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Old 05-18-2011, 04:21 PM   #2
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Sounds like something may be loose in there. I don't think mine rattles, I would take out by the dealer do they can look into it.
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Old 05-18-2011, 04:27 PM   #3
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No rattles on ours.
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Old 05-18-2011, 06:42 PM   #4
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No rattles in ours either
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Old 05-18-2011, 06:50 PM   #5
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I've had two CTF convertibles for extended periods. Neither rattled. I'd suggest you take it to your dealer for a look. I can assure you your expectations are NOT too high. You should expect a rattle free Camaro, convertible or not.
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Old 05-19-2011, 05:57 AM   #6
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thought so. Thanks guys(&gals) - guess I will be making a trip to the dealer.
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Old 05-19-2011, 01:03 PM   #7
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thought so. Thanks guys(&gals) - guess I will be making a trip to the dealer.
Wow, the IO interior really pops on a black vert, nice!
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Old 05-19-2011, 03:01 PM   #8
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Mine picked up a significant rattle yesterday on the way home. Sounds like its coming behind the driver' right, back over the rear seat. Haven't looked around back there yet, but will this afternoon. Only happens when the top is up.

Also, since day 1, my driver's side window squeeks where it meets the weatherstripping on the top. Thought it would go away after the foam "broke in" a little, but it hasn't.
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Old 05-19-2011, 03:47 PM   #9
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Mine picked up a significant rattle yesterday on the way home. Sounds like its coming behind the driver' right, back over the rear seat. Haven't looked around back there yet, but will this afternoon. Only happens when the top is up.

Also, since day 1, my driver's side window squeeks where it meets the weatherstripping on the top. Thought it would go away after the foam "broke in" a little, but it hasn't.

Check the "bump stops." there are two, one on either side of the car an it seems that is what provides tension on the convertible frame when it is up (i.e. so it is not pulling directly on the deck lid). I could push down on the vert top near the back and it would be just springy enough to come back and hit the bump stop, causing a rattling. I adjusted it one turn (further down) to add just a bit more tension and mine stopped. you should be able to see them with the vert top in a mid position, looks like a plastic cone on a threaded screw. I am sure as the weather changes significantly those may need to be adjusted to accommodate for the heating and stretching of the top.

hope this helps... I can take pictures later if needed.

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Old 05-19-2011, 04:16 PM   #10
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Thanks Tim! I'll take a peek at that later and report back.
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Found the stops....they were tight.
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Old 05-19-2011, 07:16 PM   #12
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the stops were tight on mine too, it was how tight the convertible tops aluminum support bow rested against the bumpers, or rather were pushed against it. I pushed on the bottom area of the top, nearest the trunk, where the bow was and was easliy able to get the top to push away from the top lip of the black trim around the trunk area. To me this said that the little stops were not holding the bow far enough down (and hence tight) and allowing the bow to bounce or vibrate going over bumps as slight changes in the top happened. I adjusted the bumpers down by loseing the nut and just one turn to apply more pressure to the bow when the top was up, preventing it from being able to bounce around. I still have no problem latching the top either.

hope this explains it a little better.
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Old 05-22-2011, 01:10 PM   #13
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So now that my intention is to take my rattle to the dealer for their assessment, it stops rattling. Almost like whatever was loose has snuggled up against something and is sitting snug now.....

figures.....
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Old 03-01-2012, 11:39 PM   #14
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Top rattles...

...Our 2011 RS Vert just developed rattles overhead thru out. There is a TSB from the top company and parts had to be ordered. The day we drove off the lot after the repair was done, the rattling is still there!...DOH!!!!, Good job Chevy!
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Old 03-04-2012, 04:45 PM   #15
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No rattles in my top when it is up but if I lower the driver's window to get a little fresh air, I have to equalize the pressure on the rear window by cracking the passenger side window otherwise the rear window goes flopping crazy. Plan on having that checked at my dealer follow up on the 5th bow replacement. The top doesn't stow evenly now that the bows are all straight and doesn't go down all the way either.
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Would these be considered the bump stops that I need to adjust to prevent the top from rattling?





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Are these the rubber stops that squeak when the weather warms up and need to be lubed??

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Are these the rubber stops that squeak when the weather warms up and need to be lubed??

HELP!!

I did do that too... a little bit of silicone on my finger, rub it on the rubber part, kept it squeak free....
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Mine rattles it's ass off all the time. It's a year old and it's been rattling for about 8 months.


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Well maybe we need a Convertible Top Tech Day in Houston!

I'll bring the duct tape and super glue. You bring a staple gun and the tub of opossum grease and we'll get after it!
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Should not rattle at all.
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Well maybe we need a Convertible Top Tech Day in Houston!

I'll bring the duct tape and super glue. You bring a staple gun and the tub of opossum grease and we'll get after it!
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