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    hello everyone,how can i fix the squeeking sound comming from my 08 targa top transp. top help thanks kraz

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    check with local dealer as there was a TSB for fixing the problem - had mine fixed on my 2008 Pace Car last year

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    thank you i will do that kraz

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    Another thing to try is lubricating the weatherstrips. The stuff GM sells is the best for the job. However, it is outrageously expensive. According to the owner's manual you can substitute silicone dielectric grease for the job. It is much cheaper and does a good job.

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    "Multi-purpose" silicone spray works well also, and it's cheap. Be sure to cover all the surfaces you don't want "lubricated..."

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    You can also use vaseline, it does the trick. Let it set on there for 5 minutes or so then wipe off the excess.

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    hi germany,thanks for the tip what is the part number or name of the gm stuff?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kraz View Post
    hi germany,thanks for the tip what is the part number or name of the gm stuff?
    I don't have my owner's manual handy, but the number should be in there.
    Randy Smith, Kokomo, Indiana
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    The top on my '07 was "popping" which I fixed by putting electrical shrink wrap on the two front alignment posts. Seamed to correct the problem.

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    hay thats a grate idea thanks kraz

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    Hi there,

    There are multiple sources and repairs to this.

    Pins not torqued correctly.
    New handle latch design.
    Lack of lubrication to the pins.

    If the TSB is implimented correctly, you will not have problems.

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    what does TSB stand for? kraz

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    I have been using Shin-Etsu grease, a buddy of mine recommended it. It's sold by HandA where I get stuff for my Acura.
    Also there is a recall for tops. About a year ago I had my solid top replaced due to popping noise. It was de-laminating or becoming unglued from the frame. Hope this helps

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    hi,thanks for the tip i took my vette to the dealer and thay said it has a bad handel thay ordered a new one so hopfully that will do the trick thanks kraz

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