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Had a similar problem on our 2006 and in taking the latches apart I found there are shims and I just took enough shims out to tighten things up. Also found that the small rollers on the latches were stuck so some oil and a little working the roller cured that. Hope this helps you.
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After I had the top replaced twice under warranty, mine started making a rattling noise going over bumps. What I found was the stiff section in the front of the top that kinda feels like stiff cardboard or plastic, if I put pressure upward on the passenger corner, the noise stops. Now the driver's side is doing it sometimes. Maybe its the same thing but it drives me crazy and I'm out of warranty. I keep thinking the top shop didn't do something else they were supposed to do.
2007 Vista Blue Convertible V6, Camel Leather and top.
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i never did anything about it. once the weather warmed up, it was much quieter. you know how much noise your car seems to make when it's cold? not so much when it was warm. i still need to look into it, though.
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On my 08 the latches seemed to get loose with age. I had ticking noises, rattles, and I even thought one of my windows was rattling on large bumps. After trying many different things, this finally fixed it for me: Went to Lowe's and bought 3 packets of 2 ea rubber grommets (5/8x5/16). They're in the pull-out drawers in the hardware section. Stacked 3 grommets on each connecting post. Now everything is drastically tightened and almost no rattles! A total of $4 so it's worth a try. Not sure if the 10-14 year models are different. Good luck!
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