If you start hitting the rear of the boot opening, you have gone too far. The luxurious interior was state-of-the-art in the early 1990s, and like the exterior, it has aged well. You would pay for it just as though you were ordering a part. So glad folks up here are so good about replying! If this is what you find, spin the splined shaft a few turns, then try the switch again. Originally designed to compete with the and , the Allanté originally featured a slightly modified variant of the 4. European cars, such as the old Beetles and others also used pinpoint vinyl as the topping fabric. For more information go to.
The motor can move downward before the latch is fully engaged, and will pop free under those circumstances. If one or both of the motors do not seem to be operating consistently, open the boot, and put the top down into the well. There is no sewing involved in the installation which should be within the capabilities of the handy, patient Allante owner. This site and all advertising information may updated without notice whenever new information is obtained and may contain mistakes and inaccuracies. Then connecting 12 volt leads to the 2 contacts on the motor itself. Of the 1,928 models produced for 1991, only seven were manufactured for export — five to Canada, one to Italy, and another to Puerto Rico. They really are tremendous looking in design, I think.
The small gearhead motors have internal components which break or strip. And if the past 25 years are any indication, they tend to be reliable when properly maintained. We are continuing to grow our convertible related products: These include convertible top latches, tonneau covers, relays, switches, rear tacking rails trimsticks , seat covers, car covers, and carpeting. Possible causes are side to side misalignment, binding release cables, or broken or worn latch parts. Embarassedly yours, Allen E Thanks--I've been up there for an hour looking for answers.
Took me awhile to figure out how to raise and latch it as I have no guidebook. Bought an 89 Allante yesterday. If you have a 1990 factory service manual, the component location diagram can be found on page 8A-201-23. The ends of the cables hold the top to the frame. Vintage Motor Cars is not an expert in the construction, metallurgy, engineering, finishes, materials, and componentry of every single vehicle ever made. I really gotta break down and buy a manual on Ebay or something.
This was expanded to 4. Then follow the wires down to a loop that forms underneath. We have resisted the switch to on-line parts ordering. That way, if something fails to lock properly, you will notice it before driving, and not find out the hard way. On 1987 models, which do not have the latter adjustment provision, call for instructions on how to improvise this adjustment. You'll also have the option of including an , which is an ideal tool for installing two-part convertible tops. They told us they cannot supply any parts, since the motors are a proprietary product.
As with the previous year, the most popular exterior, found on 549 models, was 47U — Euro Red, while only 15 were made in 49U — Light Blue Metallic. When it is time to release the hook, by pulling the release lever the hook is freed. She'll deny it today, but if you get it, you will probably not be the one driving it most often. One way it should move up the other it should go down. It has been recently serviced by a Cadillac dealer where it received all new fluids as well as a new battery. Check to see the distance between the side of the lever and the back of the latch.
Almost all manufacturers use Haartz fabrics. Bought an 89 Allante yesterday. Took the hardtop off this afternoon I think for the first time ever! The earlier cars were nice, but with 50% more horsepower, the Northstar completely transformed the Allante. The Allante is an awesome convertible that stands out no matter where it goes. Facing the rear of the car, looking at the back window, move over to the right rear wall of the trunk and flip up the panel there. Then you pull the water protection membrane off to expose the two openings that allow you access to the door cavity.
The earlier cars were nice, but with 50% more horsepower, the Northstar completely transformed the 1993 Allante. As parts become discontinued, we are saving as many old parts as possible by rebuilding them. You can take this part and show it to a Cadillac or Ford parts department sales person and get a replacement for you car. To check for this condition, when the rear window is fully down, the plate should be perpendicular to the ground. We have tracked down and contacted the German company that made these motors. Slide your hand along there til you feel it.
It is structurally wear quality equivalent to the Haartz Pinpoint but has a different surface grain. Unlatch at the windshield behind the visors. If you have any problems not covered, feel free to e-mail us at for further technical assistance. My first was a gold 1963 Coupe de Ville which I got as a teenager. These should still be available from your Cadillac dealer. Roll windows down, release the latch at the top of the windshield, raise the front of the top, release rear cover by pulling the latch near the rear seat, Pull up the back of the top and then pull up on the rear cover.
Push down on the rear cover to lock won't be able to open trunk if not engaged. To check for the cause, leave the soft top cover up. Do I need 2 people to do this??. The grain was designed to imitate the look of canvas. After adjustment, the switch lever should move up and down freely, but there should be very little clearance between the lever and the back of the latch.