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Date: Sat, 24 Mar 2007 07:08:56 -0500
From: Lars Bell <>
Subject: Re: Convertible top very slow when opening and closing...

I have the same basic car and the same problem worsening since I got it. I would recommend checking the hydraulic fluid. The pump and reservoir are under a cover between the boot and rear seat. There are several bolts holding it in place, although they must not be necessary because every time the dealer worked on it they left off one more bolt. Anyway, you can pull the unit up with the mounting (the top must be in the up position) and check the fluid level. I have never found exactly the type of hydraulic fluid it uses, but have had great results with a high grade lift (jack) oil. I must have a leak somewhere in the system, but I can't find it. As long as it goes up and down in a reasonable time, I'm good with it. It has never been quick. On 15 Mar 2007 11:05:12 -0700, "ifthecar" <> wrote: >I have a 1999 9.3 Convertible with 82K miles. Lately, when I retract >or tract the top it operates very slowly and the mechanism seems to be >overworking. Are there measures I can take to fix this issue, or can >only a professional mechanic handle this issue. > >Also, half way through opening the top, I'll get a "Soft Top failure" >warning, but I would continue retracting and it would work. This is >been going on for a while, but if I just continue opening or closing >it, it will still close. Should I be worried about this, and will it >cause a major issue in the future if I don't have it looked at? ----== Posted via Newsfeeds.Com - Unlimited-Unrestricted-Secure Usenet News==---- The #1 Newsgroup Service in the World! 120,000+ Newsgroups ----= East and West-Coast Server Farms - Total Privacy via Encryption =----

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