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Old 12-02-2009, 10:09 AM   #1
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Have anyone had targa top noise,poping.squeating, and rattling noise while driving if so what can be done about it to correct the problem.C-6 "05"coupe.

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Old 12-02-2009, 10:11 AM   #2
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Yes - check out Talon90's sticky: "C6 roof panel noise primer"

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Old 12-02-2009, 10:16 AM   #3
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Immediately,you can put some lube/grease in the holes up front where the latches go.Right down in there where the shiny part is up front. Then,look in to new latches from the dealer that gm issued a while back.
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Had the new latches installed yesterday.

One day of quiet (no roof popping) so far....
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Thanks to all who replied to my thread I think the info will be very helpful.
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Old 12-03-2009, 10:44 PM   #6
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there is no permanent fix, the popping and squeeking will come back, there is no fix, just a temporary band-aid - grease, reposition, e-clips, felt, take your pick, all temporary...
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Did the e clips over a year ago and no more snap, crackle or pop. Good luck.
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Mine started making noise out of a clear blue, I just took the top off and put it back and it was gone and still is.
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Had the new latches installed yesterday.

One day of quiet (no roof popping) so far....
Did you have to pay for the latches or was it more like a factory recall? If you had to pay, how much was it?
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Did you have to pay for the latches or was it more like a factory recall? If you had to pay, how much was it?
If your car is under warranty they will replace the handles with the new design for free under warranty. If not, it will be out of pocket. The new design handles list for $160.00 each. Your cost will depend on where you buy them and if the dealer is willing to discount.

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there is no permanent fix, the popping and squeeking will come back, there is no fix, just a temporary band-aid - grease, reposition, e-clips, felt, take your pick, all temporary...

I must be lucky, two years and no more popping. I did the following:

1. Make sure the pins on the targa top are tight.
2. Make sure the roller retainers (the metal retainer the roller sits in when secured) do not have play in them. Bend the metal tabs to remove any play. One of my retainers were lose and made noise.
2. Install the e-clips on the rollers.
3. Lube the rollers, retainers and pins with Dielectric grease.
4. Apply silicone spray on the top weatherstripping.

Every six months I will lube all the above areas and (knock on wood) no more popping or clicking.

OR GET THE NEW HANDLES, BUT SOME HAVE REPORTED THE NOISE RETURNED!

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Old 02-08-2010, 07:16 PM   #12
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or buy a hardtop = Z-06
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I must be lucky, two years and no more popping. I did the following:

1. Make sure the pins on the targa top are tight.
2. Make sure the roller retainers (the metal retainer the roller sits in when secured) do not have play in them. Bend the metal tabs to remove any play. One of my retainers were lose and made noise.
2. Install the e-clips on the rollers.
3. Lube the rollers, retainers and pins with Dielectric grease.
4. Apply silicone spray on the top weatherstripping.

Every six months I will lube all the above areas and (knock on wood) no more popping or clicking.

OR GET THE NEW HANDLES, BUT SOME HAVE REPORTED THE NOISE RETURNED!
Can you show me a pic of the e clips?
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You may want to check out this other thread, I had the same problem and I went to Sears and bought the clips and a little grease and its all gone. It's amazing, if your out of warranty is $160.00, go to Sears and spend $1.00 and you get the same result.
http://forums.corvetteforum.com/c6-c...ing-noise.html
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Did the e clips over a year ago and no more snap, crackle or pop. Good luck.
Same here. Thanks Mrtoner! I never thought that fix would work but in my case it did the trick.
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I usually treated the weather stripping on my 09 about once a month since new.
It took about 7 months before I started getting the popping sound.

Treated the weather stripping and put a little white grease on the pins and rollers.
Stopped the noise right away
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Can you show me a pic of the e clips?
Do a search: "5/32 e-clip top repair" Go to post #23 for a picture of the e-clip and where to install it.
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My GS coupe without rollers in the handles pops like popcorn with any tweak of the body or pothole (California). Lubed many times. Dealer lost. There used to be a link for those without rollers and the fix including gromets on the posts, gluing the plastic to the windshield, etc. Anyone have it? About 20 pages long

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