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95+ Cavalier and Sunfire Convertible Service Manual! must read for vert owners!
Sunday, February 17, 2008 4:32 PM
well here it is guys: the convertible service manual for your 3rd gen Js....neatly packaged into a .pdf file for your downloading pleasure.

this manual is a must read for any drop top owners. it gives you step by step instructions on pretty much any convertible specific maintenance or repair job, from replacing the top to installing a new top motor to replacing the trunk gas strut hinges.

excuse the fact that it isnt the prettiest of scans....its a rookie .pdf try. but its free so who cares, right?

just click the pic to start downloading it!







coming back in 2008...

Re: 95+ Cavalier and Sunfire Convertible Service Manual! must read for vert owners!
Tuesday, February 19, 2008 7:11 AM
your the man tabs ... i needed this rite on time too



Re: 95+ Cavalier and Sunfire Convertible Service Manual! must read for vert owners!
Tuesday, February 19, 2008 7:34 AM
cool deal. you picking up a drop top soon? if so, it has just about everything you need to know about the verts!

i think i might compile some more info and make another .pdf soon. its fun




95+ Cavalier and Sunfire Convertible Service Manual! A must read for vert owners!
Re: 95+ Cavalier and Sunfire Convertible Service Manual! must read for vert owners!
Tuesday, February 19, 2008 7:48 AM
I think this needs to be stickied in the Exterior Forum also...






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Re: 95+ Cavalier and Sunfire Convertible Service Manual! must read for vert owners!
Tuesday, February 19, 2008 5:48 PM
ive got some more convertible info on its way. cant wait to get it and put it up here. it includes a 25-minute video and manual on convertible top leak repair. should be some damned good info!





95+ Cavalier and Sunfire Convertible Service Manual! A must read for vert owners!
Re: 95+ Cavalier and Sunfire Convertible Service Manual! must read for vert owners!
Wednesday, February 20, 2008 5:34 AM
I've got that on VHS. But if you've got it converted to a downloadable file where I can put it on my laptop and actually have at the car while working that would be AWESOME...

I'll try to get all the windshield/window/top seal numbers when I go home for lunch today.





"The FACTS are always subject to CHANGE once the TRUTH is applied"
"In the entire history of man the only stupid questions are the ones that don't get asked"
Re: 95+ Cavalier and Sunfire Convertible Service Manual! must read for vert owners!
Thursday, February 21, 2008 9:10 PM
awesome!! i'll be replacing the top on our vert soon!!




Re: 95+ Cavalier and Sunfire Convertible Service Manual! must read for vert owners!
Thursday, March 20, 2008 1:08 PM
Do you guys still have any info on the above subject. I'm leaking pretty bad now. Car getting pretty old now.


JP Nadeau
Nightwing
99 Sunfire GT Convert.
www.wheels-direct.com
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Re: 95+ Cavalier and Sunfire Convertible Service Manual! must read for vert owners!
Thursday, March 20, 2008 1:41 PM
i already posted up a .pdf file with the leak repair info. havent able to rip the vid yet though.

edit:

http://www.j-body.org/forums/read.php?f=30&i=43595&t=43595#43595

http://www.mediafire.com/?nrywxhjz4m9



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Re: 95+ Cavalier and Sunfire Convertible Service Manual! must read for vert owners!
Thursday, March 20, 2008 1:53 PM
Sweet didn't see that one. Thank you soo much. Now if I can just get the other stuff fixed. Compressor, window, bumper, steer shaft, gas guage going nuts, temp guage same thing. LOL I got lots of work ahead of me this summer.

Thanks again.


JP Nadeau
Nightwing
99 Sunfire GT Convert.
www.wheels-direct.com
<img src="http://www.j-body.org/registry/eternal/personal_pic.gif">
Re: 95+ Cavalier and Sunfire Convertible Service Manual! must read for vert owners!
Thursday, March 20, 2008 2:09 PM
whats wrong with the rest of the stuff?





Re: 95+ Cavalier and Sunfire Convertible Service Manual! must read for vert owners!
Monday, March 24, 2008 12:50 PM
Well. LOL

The steering coloum needs to be regreased.
Power steering leak
Car running lean
Brakes replaced (Nothing special there)
leaks in roof.
A/C compressor bearing causing some issues.

I'm sure there is some other minor things I forgot.

I think that bout it. Asides from some body damage.

Shes getting old and there was a time of neglect. Im paying for it now I'll tell you that much.

Thanks for asking though.


JP Nadeau
Nightwing
99 Sunfire GT Convert.
www.wheels-direct.com
<img src="http://www.j-body.org/registry/eternal/personal_pic.gif">
Re: 95+ Cavalier and Sunfire Convertible Service Manual! must read for vert owners!
Monday, March 24, 2008 1:08 PM
bah....get rid of the a/c. youve got a convertible!

check the maintenance forum for a downloadable HAYNES manual for the other things you need to do.




Re: 95+ Cavalier and Sunfire Convertible Service Manual! must read for vert owners!
Monday, March 24, 2008 2:33 PM
Yeah I totally agree.

I was looking at any info on maybe bypassing the ac with a smaller belt.

And yeah got the book already. This is my second one lost my old one. This one has 2.4 stuff in it which is nice.


JP Nadeau
Nightwing
99 Sunfire GT Convert.
www.wheels-direct.com
<img src="http://www.j-body.org/registry/eternal/personal_pic.gif">
Re: 95+ Cavalier and Sunfire Convertible Service Manual! must read for vert owners!
Monday, March 24, 2008 3:55 PM
you can bypass the a/c just just a smaller belt if you want
or you could buy the a/c delete pulley and keep the stock belt

i put a lightened underdrive crank pulley on my last vert and just deleted the a/c. the belt went from the crank to the alternator and that was it lol. if you go this route search the performance forum for my post....its there somewhere. it was a bitch to figure out exactly what belt to use for my situation.

good luck with it all




Re: 95+ Cavalier and Sunfire Convertible Service Manual! must read for vert owners!
Saturday, April 12, 2008 11:26 PM
Ben, I must say your a really great guy!!!!!!!! Thanks for trying to help about the horn!!!!!!!!! Would you know where I can find info on 94 Convertible Tops like youve got for the 3rd generation????????/ PDF files......thanks, Marty
Re: 95+ Cavalier and Sunfire Convertible Service Manual! must read for vert owners!
Sunday, April 13, 2008 11:25 AM
i wish i knew more about the 2nd gens, but i dont. you could always try to find a book like this on ebay

here is one, but its listed as a "parts and illustration" book. not sure if that includes into or troubleshooting or not.

here is another one, but i think its just for the top and not the rest of the car

this is a convertible owner's manual. no guarantees what it has in it though.

supplement manual for the birds

shop manual for them. this most likely has info you could use

hopefully one of those will work for you. good luck




Re: 95+ Cavalier and Sunfire Convertible Service Manual! must read for vert owners!
Thursday, June 26, 2008 11:43 PM
Tabs: You rock! Thank you, thank you, thank you for posting these manuals!!!
Re: 95+ Cavalier and Sunfire Convertible Service Manual! must read for vert owners!
Friday, June 27, 2008 12:31 AM
just doin what i can do to help




Re: 95+ Cavalier and Sunfire Convertible Service Manual! must read for vert owners!
Wednesday, July 16, 2008 3:13 PM
I love you. lol seriosuly, I don't know how I missed this sticky, but I have it now! muchas gracias!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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Re: 95+ Cavalier and Sunfire Convertible Service Manual! must read for vert owners!
Wednesday, July 16, 2008 3:28 PM
lol. im pretty sure i pointed it out to you in one of your first posts.

ahh well....enjoy





Re: 95+ Cavalier and Sunfire Convertible Service Manual! must read for vert owners!
Sunday, July 20, 2008 7:54 AM
(tabs) wrote:

lol. im pretty sure i pointed it out to you in one of your first posts.

ahh well....enjoy

haha, you probably did, dumbass me probably just forgot about it! lol



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Re: 95+ Cavalier and Sunfire Convertible Service Manual! must read for vert owners!
Friday, June 19, 2009 12:44 PM
azncav 2.2 wrote:

your the man tabs ... i needed this rite on time too


Thank you very much for that manual. I replace my own tops and last time I did it without a manual, next time I'll be able to do it by the book.

Vic
Re: 95+ Cavalier and Sunfire Convertible Service Manual! must read for vert owners!
Sunday, July 11, 2010 1:06 PM
thnx for the manual its gonna be a great help
Re: 95+ Cavalier and Sunfire Convertible Service Manual! must read for vert owners!
Sunday, August 15, 2010 8:20 AM
more great info for vert owners: HOW TO install a 3rd gen J convertible top




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