I took the Soft top off for the first time las week, Yesterday after I put it back on, now I have a wind noise coming from the front( right in the middle where the little hitch is to attach the windshield when is down) its starts around 20mph) I check the foam seal and it looks like is in the right place. It didnt make any noise before I took the top off( it was nice and quiet ). Does anyone have experience any similar thing???Should I take it back to dealer??? Its a pretty annoying sound
I have had the same issue, and am wondering if the cause isn't a little bit of foam stripping between the header and the top. I found these random bits of adhesive backed foam stuck to my seats, (as if they had fallen off of something, but couldn't figure out where. Yesterday I noticed a piece of the foam stuck to the header bar of the top.
What do you guys think? if I/We replaced these bits of foam with something from Lowes or Home Depot or whatever, do you think it would help? Anyone tried this? I think I'm going to give it a try. I'll let you know if it works.
I first took off the two front clamps and lift it off to check the foam, It was fine, every thing in the back windows are fine. I put it back on, Same noise. The second time I did a close inspection on the front. It look like the air comes in from where the arrows in the pic are, where that plastic concave is barely touching the foam
I had this problem also but after putting the top back on I stand on the side step and look across the front edge of the top, between the top and the windshield should be flush. Sometimes the rubber strip will stick up in short sections and creates a lot of noise. I think you said that you already looked at that but make sure the rubber strip is tucked in all the way. If it isn't just run your finger along the section that is up with a little pressure and that will tuck it back down in.
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I took it back to the dealer and they replaced the plastic header on my 2007 sport with a metal one (for free because of a technical service bulletin...ask about it). It helped some, but there is still pretty significant wind noise.
Search "Soft top wind Noise" on the forum. I had this problem, it was so loud that on the highway I had to scream to get anoone to hear me. There should be a thread with a TSB for the dealer. I took it in and gave them that #, much better now.
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I think I found out what it was. First thing I tried last nights was I took my computer mouse pad I put it where the foam is and close the top just to see if its not closing properly but it made the same noise. So the foam wasn't the issue. This morning I took the top off and check closely the entire top and notice a tiny rip in the top right at the edge of the seam in front that I coundt see from a feet away about a quarter inch so got inside and I put a mouse pad right in between the cloth and the plastic header and reduce the noise a lot. Sounds like Im making a dealer appoinment at this time.
Thank guys for all the advice