Reply To: Creaking / Stiff Hood Hinges

Laurence Jones

Hi Steve

Sorry no one has replied to your message sooner.

I came across this problem with my convertible last year when getting it out of storage (it had got condensation damp) and everything was very stiff. I sprayed every visible hinge/joint with WD40 and down into as much of the concealed mechanism as I could – then spent a happy time raising and lowering the roof, initially with hand assistance, until everything loosened up (kept the engine running as guessed I’d soon flatten the battery).

Hope that helps,


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