Jeep Wrangler/YJ 1987-1995 Repair Guide

Soft Top

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1 through 14

  1. Unsnap the top at the front corner fasteners.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the upper frame from the door flange.
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  5. Unzip the side curtain front and rear zippers.
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  7. Unsnap the interior snap tab and pull the bottom edge of each curtain out of the bottom retaining channel.
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  9. Slide the front edge of the front curtain down and remove it from the retainer on the front support bar.
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  11. Pull down on the spreader bar to release the tension on the front and rear support bars.
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  13. Open the tailgate.
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  15. Unzip the rear curtain top and side zippers.
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  17. Push the bottom of the rear support bows forward 1-2 inches (25-51mm), and out of the notch in the side rails.
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  19. Disconnect the top from the drip rails above the doors, then pull the top from the retainer along the upper edge of the windshield frame.
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  21. Fold the top back from the windshield so that the fold is at the front support bow.
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  23. Slide the lock on the drip rail forward, then pull the drip rail off the lock pin on the windshield frame.
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  25. Slide the entire top assembly rearward. the bottom of the rear support bows should slide forward and fold under the front support bows and drip rails.
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  27. Slide the front support bow out of the side rail and remove the top assembly.
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To install:
  1. Unhook the elastic straps holding the top assembly.
  2.  
  3. Install the front bows in the side rails.
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  5. Grab the side rails and pull the entire top assembly up and forward.
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  7. Push the front of the drip rail onto the lock pin on the windshield frame, then slide the lock rearward.
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  9. Insert the front edge of the top of the retainer on the windshield frame, then attach the snap at each corner of the windshield.
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  11. Make sure the front support bow is pushed all the way forward.
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  13. Make sure the rear corners of the top are completely inserted into the retaining rail.
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  15. Pull the bottom of the rear support bows back until they snap into the notch in the side rails. Be sure the rear zippers of the side windows are not caught or folded behind the rear support bow.
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  17. Push the spreader bars upward until they snap into place.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Front corner snap retainers



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Fig. Fig. 2: Upper frame attachment



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Fig. Fig. 3: Door window removal/installation



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Fig. Fig. 4: Side curtain front and rear zippers



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Fig. Fig. 5: Side curtain channel attachment



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Fig. Fig. 6: Side curtain removal/installation



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Fig. Fig. 7: Releasing the spreader bar



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Fig. Fig. 8: Rear curtain top and side zippers



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Fig. Fig. 9: Releasing the rear support bows



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Fig. Fig. 10: Unfastening the top



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Fig. Fig. 11: Folding the top rearward



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Fig. Fig. 12: Disengaging the drip rail lock



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Fig. Fig. 13: Soft top components



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Fig. Fig. 14: Soft top frame and retainers

  1. Slide the front edge of each curtain up into the retainer channel on the front support bow.
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  3. Start the top zipper on each side curtain, but zip only 2-3 inches (51-76mm), then start the rear zipper at the bottom corner. Again, zip it only 2-3 inches (51-76mm).
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  5. Fasten the front and rear snap tabs on the side curtains to the inside rail.
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  7. Completely close both zippers in the side window curtains.
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  9. Pull down firmly on the side curtains and then press the bottom edge of the side curtain up and under the retainer rail. start at one end and work toward the opposite end. The bottom edge must be completely inserted into the retainer rail.
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  11. Unroll the rear curtain and insert the bottom edge into the retainer channel. Close the zippers on the rear window curtain and fasten the side snaps
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  13. Fasten all snaps to the drip rails above both doors. Slide the snaps on the rails to line up the snaps on the top as necessary. Tuck the edge of the fabric inside the drip rail.
  14.  
  15. Install the fabric upper doors by inserting the pins into the lower door grommets. Fasten the 6 snaps along the bottom edge.
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