GM Metro/Sprint 1985-1993 Repair Guide

Convertible Top

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figure 1



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Fig. Fig. 1: Convertible top assembly

  1. Unlatch the folding top at the windshield header. Raise top halfway and support.
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  3. Remove screws and header seal retainer from header.
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  5. Detach folded top edge of top material from header.
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  7. Remove screws from header extension.
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  9. Remove screws securing side rail, main arm seal retainer, top material and cable guide to main arm. Separate top material from main arm seal retainer and cable guide. Bend metal tab of molding holder down with a hooked tip tool. The metal tab is located under the quarter molding.
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  11. Remove screws securing molding holder and side retainer.
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  13. Remove screws securing rear retainer and top material to vehicle and lift retainer from vehicle.
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  15. Remove plastic clips securing interior side trim panel to vehicle and position trim panel outside of vehicle.
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  17. Remove plastic retaining clip securing folding top material tongue to vehicle. Pull top material to gain access to the top pulleys and hold down cable brackets located on the main arm.
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  19. Remove screw and hold down cable bracket from main arm.
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  21. Remove screw and folding top pulley from main arm. Unfasten tension belt. Unfasten the C-pillar inner patches from rear bow.
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  23. Remove top from link assembly.
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To install:
  1. Install folding top material to link assembly.
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  3. Install top pulley to main arm and secure with screw.
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  5. Install hold down cable bracket to main arm and secure with screw.
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  7. Install top material tongue to side of vehicle and secure with plastic retaining clip.
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  9. Install interior side trim panel into position and secure with retaining clips.
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  11. Install rear retainer to vehicle and secure with screws. Lower deck lid.
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  13. Install side retainer and molding holder to vehicle and secure with screws. Straighten metal tab of molding holder and slide quarter molding into holder. Insert folding top material between the cable guide and the main arm seal retainer.
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  15. Install cable guide, folding rear top material, main arm seal retainer and side rail to the main arm. Secure with screws.
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  17. Install weather strip to side rail and press into place.
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  19. Install header extensions to header and secure with screws. Attach double sided tape to folding top header.
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  21. Pull folding top material over header, fold top edge of material onto the header and attach with a weatherstrip adhesive.
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  23. Install header seal retainer to header, align holes of folding top material, header and retainer. Secure with screws starting from center of header. Apply weatherstrip adhesive between header and material at both ends of header and press material securely into place.
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  25. Install latch to folding top to windshield header engaging the folding top latch handle lock. Fasten tension belt. Fasten C-pillar inner patches to rear bow to remove wrinkles in the folding top material.
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