thank you craig. i sat down here tonite to ask if i was doing anything wrong.
the handle and small lever don't seem to be releasing the rear completely. as you rotate the handle lever you can hear and feel some release of the rear latch but it doesn't go all the way free. your description of jiggleing the top with slight tension on the lift sounds good. that just maybe the one thing i need to do.
the po (little old lady) had someone silicone the front of the hard top. took me some time to get that cut thru. i find the silicone trick out of sorts because there was hardly an old part on the car. in it's recent past just about every maintenance item had been replaced. believe it or not she was the original owner. her husband had just died and she was sell off the toys.
if the jiggle fails to work is there an alternative fix. the handle didn't want to go all the way back like the book said so it didn't totally release the back latch.
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