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Unread 05-03-2013, 01:10 PM   #1
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Hard Top on brand new Jeep not lining up!

Has anyone had this issue? I have a new 2013 4 door. When I took the top off the first time I noticed the 1 bolt above the passenger door was harder to get out then should be. (I traded a 2010 in on this 2013 so I have experience with the hard top) Then when I put it back on the holes are not aligned up. I would say they are almost a half hole off. I took it back to the dealer and they have had it for 2 days now but no word on what they are going to do to fix it. I guess they are trying to get word from Chrysler. I was just wondering if anyone else has had this problem. I am afraid only fix is to drill the hole in top out bigger but I am not thrilled about doing that to a brand new top on a brand new Jeep.

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Unread 05-03-2013, 01:25 PM   #2
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Sounds like a defect in the roll bar/body alignment perhaps. If they can't fix it, demand another Jeep.
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Unread 05-03-2013, 01:30 PM   #3
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There's a bolt above the passenger door?
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Unread 05-03-2013, 01:42 PM   #4
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There's a bolt above the passenger door?
Well that's the general area of it. It's the bolt for the front of the top on the passenger side.
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Unread 05-03-2013, 01:44 PM   #5
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Sounds like a defect in the roll bar/body alignment perhaps. If they can't fix it, demand another Jeep.
That's a pain to start all over. I already have lift, rails, grill insert, etc on it.
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Unread 05-03-2013, 02:19 PM   #6
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Mine had the same problem. Ordered me a new freedom top. Fixed.
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Unread 05-03-2013, 06:56 PM   #7
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Now that you mentioned it mine has a slight drag on it too (nothing like you describe though) where itís a bit uncomfortable to screw it all the way down with my fingers prior to using a ratchet to do the final tightening ( long sentence).

As far as getting a new Jeep because of the alignment issue you have it just ainít going to happen.
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Unread 05-06-2013, 06:45 AM   #8
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all they did was drill the hole in the top out bigger. It did fix it but still not happy they had to drill a larger hole. He said it wasn't the hole in the top in the wrong place so a new top wouldn't fix it but he could not tell me why they were off. He said Chrysler told them to drill it out. I need a better answer to why it was off and a new top would not fix it. Anyone know a good contact at Chrysler to help get an answer of why they may have been off?
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Unread 05-06-2013, 08:56 AM   #9
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I wouldnít worry too much about it. If the top was fine then it can mean only one thing; the roll bar was out of alignment slightly, no big deal. It doesnít take much for a bolt to have problems in that case, just leave it be and move on.
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Unread 05-06-2013, 11:43 AM   #10
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I wouldnít worry too much about it. If the top was fine then it can mean only one thing; the roll bar was out of alignment slightly, no big deal. It doesnít take much for a bolt to have problems in that case, just leave it be and move on.
Thanks, in that case I won't worry about it.
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Unread 05-06-2013, 03:11 PM   #11
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Yeah it would bug me too but Iíve learned (took too many years) in cases like this (unsolvable) that it can affect you negatively in a lot of ways by mulling over it. Once you let it go then in a couple of days it wonít matter anymore. Good move on your part.
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Unread 05-06-2013, 05:21 PM   #12
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It's funny man, when I first got my 2012, I was a freak about everything being perfect. Fast forward to today and its scratched, covered in dog hair and all kinds of crap from my 4 year old. Haha! for me, it's a vehicle to enjoy and use. No need to stress over it.
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Unread 05-07-2013, 10:12 AM   #13
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Im already over it. Now just want good weather and the top gone for a few months. That should happen any day now!!!!
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