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E30 (1982 - 1993)
God's Chariot. The E30 was produced primarily from 1982 through 1991. The cabriolet was the one exception which was produced through 1993.

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Old 06-23-2015, 09:53 PM
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Irritating rattle and squeak coming from rear

Not sure if u can hear it clearly but I get this squeaking rattling sound from the right rear of my vert. When the top is down, it rattles, when its up it squeaks. What gives?
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Old 06-23-2015, 10:15 PM
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Was trying to post a vid..I'll get it asap
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Old 06-23-2015, 10:18 PM
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Not sure if u can hear it clearly but I get this squeaking rattling sound from the right rear of my vert. When the top is down, it rattles, when its up it squeaks. What gives?
Why is my ex-wife in the back of your car?
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Old 06-24-2015, 08:27 AM
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Lube and tighten the top's frame joints, gag jg's wife.
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Old 06-27-2015, 03:58 PM
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Cool..my Bentley manual should arrive tomorrow..I have lots of small jobs to do..a 5" year near the rear window, seal the top (severe thunderstorms in my area today reminded me) the water getting in May an effect on the vert mechanism because the tear is on the side. Thanks for the reply..as for the wife....I'm keeping my mouth closed lol
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Old 06-28-2015, 08:49 PM
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Not sure if u can hear it clearly but I get this squeaking rattling sound from the right rear of my vert. When the top is down, it rattles, when its up it squeaks. What gives?
Not sure what investigations you have done for this but, the Owners Manual comes with a supplement that details convertible operation and just wondering if you have followed them?

You mentioned later that you ordered the Bentley Manual and that is a good thing since it is a complete service manual for these automobiles.

To address your issue, I have posted two pictures of possible reasons you are having these sounds coming from the rear. One is the possibility that when the TOP is down the clip at the hard rear cover (covers the cavity when the top is down) is not seating properly at that end. Additionally, when the TOP is up, once again the clip is rubbing loosely at the hook mechanism within the convertible cavity.

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Huh???????????
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I think he was making reference to the quantity of leaves in the convertible top storage pocket.
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Why is my ex-wife in the back of your car?
She's legal.

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Old 06-29-2015, 11:49 AM
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I think he was making reference to the quantity of leaves in the convertible top storage pocket.
Oh, if so then, exuse my question because I had gotten used to this swap buggy and those few leaves represent a super clean job comparing it to when I first laid eyes on it! This thing was indeed in the swap!
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Old 06-29-2015, 10:19 PM
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Guapoman2000, I think u hit the nail on the head..those are the spots I think the sound is coming from..when the top is down, it rattles because the mechanism seems to be loose. The part that conceals the lowered top, I can see moving up and down slightly. When the top is up, it's a swirling noise.

I read a bit of the manual and it discusses adjusting the top and what parts need to be lubricated...I'm gonna take care of that soon. Thanks!
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Maybe there are adjusting screws too.
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