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Old 04-18-2015, 03:05 PM   #1
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Arms too high for Tonneau Cover

i searched and could not find a thread for this but thought someone talked about it.
After a top replacement the right arm where the tonneau goes by the rear quarter window is higher than the left one. Is there an adjustment for this? After the top was replaced originally they were equal but now one is higher than the other. I do not notice anything bent anywhere. You can push down on it very easily with no resistance. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 04-18-2015, 03:07 PM   #2
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Arms should be even when down. I'd bring it back. Don't know if there's an adjustment exactly for that, but it sounds like something got out of whack.

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Old 04-19-2015, 07:54 AM   #3
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I've seen posts where people have to push one down gently to get it on. I have to push down the drivers side arm because it just barely hits the cover. I have not seen any issues with the top or anything else by doing this.
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Old 04-19-2015, 08:52 AM   #4
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If you can push it down without any resistance then you should be ok, I read somewhere in here someone posted something from Chevrolet that said it is normal for the arms to stick up and if you can push them down manually without any resistance then it is normal, and that after a bunch of up down cycles that problem will most likely go away.
When I first got mine it too was doing the same thing, I had to push one of the arms down before putting the tonneu cover on, now it retracts just fine, it seems the tops get better with time.
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Old 04-20-2015, 11:53 AM   #5

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As NYCam and 007 have stated, you may need to lightly press down on the arm(s). I have also read that it is ok to apply light pressure to the arm(s) if necessary.
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