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Q: Convertible top clunking

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I can hear a clunking noise when operating the convertible top. The last time I had this happen, it was the hinge mechanism.

A: Hi there. The hinge mechanism is a common p...

Hi there. The hinge mechanism is a common problem with these convertible tops. Your hinge may be worn out or another part of the hinge may be damaged. I recommend you have a mechanic, like one from YourMechanic, inspect your vehicle for any electrical problems that may be causing the issue and eliminate any doubts.

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