CONVERTIBLE TOP - TENSION CABLE NOISE - BUILT BEFORE 12/1/2006
Publication Date: September 24, 2007
Some 2005-2007 Mustang Convertible vehicles, built before 12/1/2006, may exhibit a tick, pop, rattle, snap, creak type noise that sounds like it originates above the front door glass area and/or convertible latches. The concern is caused by a stick/slip condition between the cable and the top. The cable runs from the number 1 bow to the number 5 bow and maintains the shape of the window opening. The noise resonates through the cable to the number 1 bow.
Follow the Service Procedure steps to correct the condition.
Replace both convertible top tension cables with revised service cables. The revised cables are incased within a teflon tube to prevent stick/slip to the convertible top material.
With roof in the closed and latched position, stand outside the vehicle with thumb placed under outer seam approximately 12" from the front edge of the convertible top, pull seam slightly outward/upward and release while listening for cable noise.
If stick/click, rubbing noise is heard go to Step 2.
If no noise is present continue with normal diagnosis.
Replace both convertible top tension cables per Workshop Manual, Section 501-18.
Tension Cable - RH
Tension Cable - LH
Eligible Under Provisions Of New Vehicle Limited Warranty Coverage IMPORTANT: Warranty coverage limits/policies are not altered by a TSB. Warranty coverage limits are determined by the identified causal part.
2005-2007 Mustang Convertible Built Before 12/1/2006: Replace Both Convertible Top Tension Cables, Includes Time For Diagnosis