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post #1 of 15 Old 03-10-2014, 11:48 PM Thread Starter
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spider roof cover problem

after my mechanic removed engine bay side cover to install the cat temp module, my roof can only open half way, when returning to it original position it seems the cover is sitting lower then it should (please check out images . any one can help me out here.....thanksf
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post #2 of 15 Old 03-11-2014, 12:02 AM Thread Starter
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There are rubber snubbers between the engine bay panels and the convt. top cover. My first suspicion is that they weren't reinstalled. It's easy to check and look for them.


Otherwise he disassembled some hinge work and did a poor job of putting it back together and checking his work, in which case it will need to go back or to someone that is aware of how to work with that top system properly.


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I would ask why the body work was messed with. The CAT temp ECU's are accessible via removing the engine bay drip panels.. I agree, it appears the rubber bumpers that sit between the bodywork and engine drip covers are not right or missing.
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My 360 spider also has this problem, however I cannot tell when or how it got like this as it was like that when I bought it. I just figured everything needed aligning. In my case the rubbers are installed but these are at the outer edge one on each side of the car. Not sure if there should be others or it is just adjustment on the hinge mounts?

Is there anywhere to get hold of how to set up the roof and panels?

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He removed only inner side panels and that rubber stopper to gain access to the ecu. He did not remove the cover or at. He is still puzzling why this happen.
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hi michael at this moment my mech suggest it might be low on fluid, will try to fill up tomorrow. will keep you post whether this is the case.
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Hi winsome, I checked the fluid in mine and it was topped up. It appears the rear hood lid micro switch is not functioning properly so that is the next thing to change out then see if the roof will completely fold. At the moment it is only going about 4/5th the way down before jamming. Once it is fully operating I guess we can look at the panel alignment and also the roof seal on the body which is also not right.

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Hi Michael any luck with your top? Some delay to the shop happening only on Friday....let see what happen
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Hi Michael any luck with your top? Some delay to the shop happening only on Friday....let see what happen
Had an initial look today at the body shop who are doing some paint correction for me and the initial problem I have is two fold. The panel is sitting exactly as yours in your photo when the roof is shut and secondly the roof won't completely open because the hood won't stow all the way down.

It Is going to take a little time to work it out and the biggest problem is getting our hands on any workshop manual or technical support for this. So if anyone can point to this type of info it would be a real help, even if it is clear exploded views of the roof. Also, is there a mechanical way to wind the roof up and down?

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Michael,
In the owners manual, there is a description and some diagrams that show how to manually raise and lower the hood.

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Hi David, Unfortunately I don't have my owners manual, it's still in storage with a bunch of other ancillaries. You wouldn't be able to post the relevant section for me would you?

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I'll dig out my CD-ROM in the morning and see if I can't send you the relevant pages.

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post #14 of 15 Old 03-23-2014, 01:33 AM Thread Starter
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Hi Michael you can download it in the following web site. But remember to use "save target as" method to load it.


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a little update. my mech told me the left n right cylinder has aged to the point that it sagged. they do not have enough pressure to reach the micro switch. they need to be replace. such coincidence as they were functioned properly before and this happen right after the side panels were removed? confused.......
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