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Old 11-10-2012, 02:32 PM   #1
taylor192
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HELP! Stuck reinstalling convertible top.

My main lift cylinders leaked, and this morning was almost done replacing them except for the gas pressurized spring on the passenger side. It is really stiff and won't compress at all, and I need it to compress 0.25" to seat in the ball socket.

We tried extending the top while out of the vehicle, then with the top installed in the vehicle, and no luck, still 0.25" short and the spring won't compress even with 2 big guys leaning on it.

Any ideas of how to compress it are much appreciated! I hope I don't have to take the top out again to do so. So friggin close to having this repair done!

It is item #7 in this picture, part #54348268979.



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