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Spider convertible - roof won't operate

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Done a bit of research and I'm getting a strange noise from the rear of the car when trying to open the roof. Sounds like the teeth are worn on the motor. Can anyone guide me to whom sells the gearing, rather than buying the whole motor.

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There is a guy on ebay selling nilon replacement cogs.

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Before buying a cog, investigate that the shaft coming out of the motor has not sheared, this would make the motor spin when roof operated which might sound as you describe

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I had exactly what Rich Wookey is describing... It sounds like this could be your issue too. If it has sheared off you should be able to get someone to weld the two parts together (taking the piece out of the motor first). A guy I know charged me just a fiver and after I filed a little excess weld it sorted me out and has been working no problem ever since.
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