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Convertible top linkage tends to get bent through the years. Forcing a stubborn top, raising or lowering the top while the car is in motion, and running the top motor after it seats are examples of typical abuse. Before beginning top replacement, all mechanicals should be in proper working order. Top mechanism operation should be smooth and without binding. When the top comes to rest at the windshield, pins and latches should line up and lock easily. When the top is down, this mechanism should tuck neatly in the top well. There are also bushings and pins that must be inspected for wear. Hydro-E-Lectric can help with replacement convertible top bushings, pins, links, and other components.