Q: Power Top Problem
When I hit the button to raise the top, the motor starts and lifts it about two feet. Then the motor spins faster as if there’s no load on it and the power top stops raising. Has anyone had this problem? Do I have a fluid leak or are the hydraulic cylinders bad?
A: You are most likely low on fluid and yes, you would have a leak. If the leak happened over the course of 10 years or so, then, it might just be the seals slowly leaking. If you don’t see any puddles in the front of your quarter panels or next to the pump, I would refill and go. Otherwise, fix the leak before you refill. You will need to purge the system of air after you refill.
A: Thanks for the suggestions guys, my power top is working once agian.
I opened the pump resevoir, disconnected the cylinder arms from the top and ran them up and down a few times. This brought the air to the resevoir which I then filled up with PS fluid and closed. Once I connected the cylinder arms and greased a few of the joints on the top, everything worked perfectly. About a one hour job.
My power top works again — Oh that magic feeling!!!
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