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05-11-2014 07:10 PM
Zombicon
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Originally Posted by Rigger007 View Post
Cool, thanks Zombicon. It looks like there is no danger of the bolts ever rubbing the fabric eh? I may just do this myself since getting to a competent dealer is a bit of a hassle for me.
Not as far as I can see; I had the same issue (and same fix) with my '12 with no rubbing.

I would do it myself, too, but as long as it's warrantable...

05-11-2014 04:03 PM
Rigger007 Cool, thanks Zombicon. It looks like there is no danger of the bolts ever rubbing the fabric eh? I may just do this myself since getting to a competent dealer is a bit of a hassle for me.
05-11-2014 12:07 PM
Zombicon
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Could someone take some pics of the screws? I'm curious exactly which ones get replaced, just the #2 bow attachment points or all the rivets in that area. My (now former) service center told me to "turn up the radio", and "we found some keys on the back seat", to which I replied " give me my keys so you can get back to your muscle cars and mini-vans". I'll be contacting a real Jeep dealer next, not just a Chrysler dealer who happens to have a couple Jeeps on the lot.
Dealer drilled out the forward passenger side rivet. Going to have the rear one done Tuesday (just to be sure).

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05-11-2014 09:07 AM
Rigger007 Could someone take some pics of the screws? I'm curious exactly which ones get replaced, just the #2 bow attachment points or all the rivets in that area. My (now former) service center told me to "turn up the radio", and "we found some keys on the back seat", to which I replied " give me my keys so you can get back to your muscle cars and mini-vans". I'll be contacting a real Jeep dealer next, not just a Chrysler dealer who happens to have a couple Jeeps on the lot.
04-04-2014 01:17 PM
Bubb I don't mean to resurrect an old thread here, but I wanted to say THANKS! to all who have contributed to it. Had the same problem on my 2013, dealer couldn't figure it out, I showed em the pic of the receipt for the replacement bow, they ordered it, it's now fixed and quiet!

Without this forum and thread I'm sure it would have taken forever to get this resolved.

THANKS!!!
04-04-2014 09:18 AM
domr
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Had it replaced today and so nice to have no rattle, anyway here is a copy of the receipt.
Thanks for this. Second time I took the Jeep in for this issue, I brought this receipt and now I have a new #2 bow and screws/nuts replacing rivets. And more importantly no more rattle. The top is much tighter now.

My dealer is Carl Burger in San Diego. This was their first of this repair, but they should know what to do about it now.
12-04-2013 04:13 PM
Siggy14 No problem guys, with all the useful information I get from this forum it is nice to give back and help some brothers and sisters out.
12-04-2013 02:50 PM
DragnBotm
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Lustine jeep/dodge in woodbridge is who fixed it. They are slick when it comes to sales if you are not smart. But the head wrangler guy knew right away, did not need to look it up or anything.
Thanks that's right down the road I will have to hit them up if Koons doesn't help me.
12-03-2013 08:17 PM
CRose Thanks a lot for the info siggy maybe I will go in there I'm out there often maybe I'll give them a try
12-03-2013 07:29 PM
fluf97zj Siggy thanks for the great info. It will be nice to get rid of the rattle.
12-03-2013 02:05 PM
Siggy14 According to the guy the whole cross bar is the issue and needs to be replaced.

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thanks for that response... i've heard of other shops drilling out the rivets and installing nuts and bolts to tighten up the hinge area. glad yours is fixed.. i'll be fixing mine soon.
12-03-2013 02:04 PM
Siggy14 Lustine jeep/dodge in woodbridge is who fixed it. They are slick when it comes to sales if you are not smart. But the head wrangler guy knew right away, did not need to look it up or anything.

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Where in va are you located? My bar is rattling as well.
12-03-2013 02:03 PM
Siggy14 Mullen motors in southold.

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I am on the east end of Long Island ... Which dealership ? Maybe I can take it there to have this done
12-03-2013 10:36 AM
Crewski Figured I would post my quick temporary fix (I dropped it off to the dealership once, but they didn't fix it.....have to go back and show them exactly what I'm talking about). Anyway, mine is rattling on the passenger side right about the sound bar....coming from a loose rivet. I just tightly wrapped some string between the rods and it stopped the rattle...at least until I can get back to the dealership.

Thanks for posting your receipt, it'll definitely come in handy.

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12-03-2013 09:56 AM
DragnBotm Where in va are you located? My bar is rattling as well.
12-03-2013 09:48 AM
CRose
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I am in VA, sorry cant help you out. If you are on the east end of long island I knew a mechanic at the dealership there that could help you out.
I am on the east end of Long Island ... Which dealership ? Maybe I can take it there to have this done
12-03-2013 09:47 AM
CRose Siggy I am on the east end of Long Island which dealership do you know someone at? Maybe I could just take it there and have this done .. Any help is appreciated thanks
12-02-2013 10:26 PM
7ekken
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Originally Posted by Siggy14 View Post
According to the tech they supply bolts and nuts with the crossbow, however it looks exactly the same from what I can see. But I tell you that crossbar is so much tighter then it use to be.

thanks for that response... i've heard of other shops drilling out the rivets and installing nuts and bolts to tighten up the hinge area. glad yours is fixed.. i'll be fixing mine soon.
12-02-2013 10:04 PM
Siggy14 According to the tech they supply bolts and nuts with the crossbow, however it looks exactly the same from what I can see. But I tell you that crossbar is so much tighter then it use to be.

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so what hardware did they use to secure the new part? rivets? nuts and bolts? any pics of the repaired area and ... pics of replaced rivets or bolts? if they riveted the new part in, did they have to send it out to a custom fabric shop that normally does soft top work or did the repair monkey just drill out the rivets and use nuts and bolts he found in a "spares" section of his toolbox?

oh and thank you for the pic of the receipt.
12-02-2013 08:06 PM
7ekken so what hardware did they use to secure the new part? rivets? nuts and bolts? any pics of the repaired area and ... pics of replaced rivets or bolts? if they riveted the new part in, did they have to send it out to a custom fabric shop that normally does soft top work or did the repair monkey just drill out the rivets and use nuts and bolts he found in a "spares" section of his toolbox?

oh and thank you for the pic of the receipt.
12-02-2013 07:17 PM
Siggy14 Lustine Jeep in woodbridge, they get a bad rep for their sales department but dont worry I worked them over But there service guy that knows wranglers is good.
12-02-2013 06:11 PM
ruxerr Siggy, which dealer did you take it to?
12-02-2013 04:35 PM
Siggy14 I am in VA, sorry cant help you out. If you are on the east end of long island I knew a mechanic at the dealership there that could help you out.
12-02-2013 04:24 PM
CRose was thinking maybe i would just take it to the same dealer
12-02-2013 04:24 PM
CRose thanks a lot i appreciate you posting the receipt, i will take it to the dealer and hopefully they can figure it out. just out of curiosity where are you located ? are you in new york ?
12-02-2013 02:40 PM
Siggy14 Had it replaced today and so nice to have no rattle, anyway here is a copy of the receipt.
11-29-2013 02:20 PM
1klrhemi What I did was folded up a paper towel put it over the top of that center blade on the rail that the top straddles in the channel. I have the hardtop on now but in the spring I plan on buying some felt with adhesive on one side for a permanent fix.
11-25-2013 08:36 PM
Siggy14 Once I get it done I will
11-25-2013 08:04 PM
jwilson2598 Would any of you who has or are getting the replacement, be willing to post a picture of your receipt? That way I can actually show it to them so I can get this fixed next spring.
11-25-2013 04:24 PM
Siggy14 I went to the dealership today and they said the same thing, a new improved crossbar, they ordered the part and I have to wait till it comes in for them to replace it.
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