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Unread 09-14-2015, 12:35 AM   #1
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Creaking hardtop..without freedom panels on

Lately been hearing sounds from the top and I looked up what it could be, read that it's mainly been the freedom tops making the noise. Pulled the freedom tops off today in hopes the creaking sound would go away, but it's still there. Sounds like it's coming from the roll bar area on the driver side..anyone else have this problem? Any ideas how to get it to stop? It's very annoying.

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Unread 09-14-2015, 12:55 AM   #2
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Did u make sure that the top bolts r tight
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Unread 09-14-2015, 01:18 AM   #3
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Did u make sure that the top bolts r tight
Yes, out of curiosity...how tight should all the bolts be tightened?
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Unread 09-14-2015, 09:54 AM   #4
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Not sure but do it by feel, u can also check and see if the weather stripping on the hard top is damaged or not there at all
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Unread 09-14-2015, 10:58 AM   #5
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Check the sound bar bolts
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Unread 09-14-2015, 11:40 AM   #6
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Check the sound bar bolts
When the two front panels are removed I have the creaking sound, so the two bolts for the sound bar aren't in place. It sounds like it's coming from the drivers side where the speakers are in the sound bar. Is there anything over there that it could be rubbing on that you know of?
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Unread 09-14-2015, 11:41 AM   #7
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Not sure but do it by feel, u can also check and see if the weather stripping on the hard top is damaged or not there at all
What weather stripping should I check?
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Unread 09-14-2015, 11:43 AM   #8
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Well there's some on in the back and the ones on the front 2 bolts
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Unread 09-14-2015, 01:02 PM   #9
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Don't forget the T30 TORX bolts that hold the hardtop to the tub and the (4) 10mm bolts that secure the soundbar to the roll cage !

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Unread 09-14-2015, 04:33 PM   #10
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There are bolts in the sound bar outside of the speakers my drivers side one right above my head came loose causing the soundbar to rattle
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Unread 09-14-2015, 05:28 PM   #11
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There are bolts in the sound bar outside of the speakers my drivers side one right above my head came loose causing the soundbar to rattle
I'll check that out, thanks
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Unread 09-14-2015, 05:38 PM   #12
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What do you use to keep the weather stripping from drying out? Any treatment for that?
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Unread 09-14-2015, 05:53 PM   #13
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What do you use to keep the weather stripping from drying out? Any treatment for that?
Move to Arizona/Nevada--mine is 7 years old/w no degrading to any of the rubber seals--

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Unread 09-28-2015, 06:05 PM   #14
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Wanted to update...LFrider66 was right. Never would've guessed that the sound bar bolts would've caused the sound I was hearing but the creaking is gone. Thank you! New it had to be that after I still heard the creaking when the whole top was off
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Unread 09-28-2015, 06:26 PM   #15
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Wanted to update...LFrider66 was right. Never would've guessed that the sound bar bolts would've caused the sound I was hearing but the creaking is gone. Thank you! New it had to be that after I still heard the creaking when the whole top was off
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