This is normal for a convertible of this age, as the seals in the hydraulic cylinders are decaying. Where do I find the conv. Our seals are custom made from an improved compound and redesigned to provide optimal sealing performance. It seems fairly simple, and is accessed through the trunk. Please inspect your cylinder rods very carefully before shipping to us.
After removing this, the pump assembly will be in plain sight, located in the center, behind the rear seat. When the rod is extended top raised the entire bottom of the cylinder fills and reservoir level wiil be at it's lowest point. This means that the ability to write new posts and access various member features will go away. Many automotive parts have a Core Charge, or Core Price, that works the same way as a soda can deposit. However after running the top up and down 2 times it is recommended that you check the fluid level with the top in the 'down' position, you can leave the plug out of the reservoir when testing the top operation as there is no pressure in the reservoir and this will help allow any air bubbles to escape.
In about five minutes the air in the system will be replaced with fresh hydraulic fluid. Owning and driving a convertible with an automatic top is prestigious, convenient and exciting - let Top Hydraulics help you enjoy your beautiful car even more by making your convertible top system truly better than new! Any air bubbles in the lines caused by the dripping of fluid will be immediately filled after installing the pump merely by cycling the top a couple times. Disconnect the negative battery cable. Imagine what happens if you fill the reservoir while in this position, and especially if you fill it until fluid leaks out. There is a piece of sound dampening material with a black material on it covering up the location of the motor. If the rods need to be replaced, we will contact you before beginning the rebuild. The filling process through the fill plug is slow.
I will post more when I have all the answers! If a cylinder fails within the 3-year warranty period, we will repair the cylinder at no charge. At Advance Auto, we carry 1 different types of Convertible Top Hydraulic Fluid products for your Mercedes-Benz at competitive prices to fit your budget. To replace the blower switch will require replacement of the complete assembly since it is all made as one unit. If he is charged for the filter, the manufacturer will be violating the Magnuson - Moss Warranty Act and other applicable law. You have to remove the seat to get to the hydraulic pump.
Original decomposing end caps seals are replaced with durable, long lasting seals as part of the standard rebuild. I was under the impression of hydraulic oil,since it uses hydraulic rams,doesn't it? If it's low, fill it up with Pent … osin fluid, which you can get at most auto parts stores. Place in a plastic bag to contain any residual hydraulic fluid. Engine and Transmission Warranty Claims If you are experiencing problems with an engine or transmission you purchased from Advance Auto Parts, please call 888 286-6772, Monday through Friday, 8:00am - 5:30pm Eastern Time. If you can replace the brushes do that.
Most hydraulic oil and jack oils are mineral based so there might be an issue with the seals. Year: 1953 Make: Chevrolet Type: Truck Model: W3 Body: 2T Series: 6400 Description: Utility - 2 Ton - Wheelbase 161in. Mine has a rubber plug on one end of… Behind your back seat cushion. There is always fluid in the upper and lower portions of the lift cylinders. Here is the proper procedure. If you cannot operate the motor to raise the top it can be forced by hand. It can also be accessed inside the car from behind the back seat.
Check individual product pages for the warranty length applicable to each product. Pre 1962 cars almost always came with brake fluid but should be checked because the type of fluid in the system may have been changed, mixing the types of fluid may result in parts failure. On LeBarons, this ground wire is normally connected to the chassis behind the pump out of sight. After looking at posts and talking to people about type of oil I decided to go with compressor oil. In addition, the size and geometry of Top Hydraulics' u-cups is forgiving to tiny scratches and imperfections in the cylinder rods aka piston rods or shafts , caused during the original manufacture, during removal from the car, during installation into the car, or by impurities in the hydraulic fluid. Thanks again, Jim aka topmotorrepair on eBay the simplist way to get to the top motor is to simply remove the back seat by pulling out the bottom piece and unbolting the back rest. Type F is what originally came with them and was specified.
You will have some minor drips come from the fittings when they are removed. Anybody have any ideas on what kind of oil to refill an empty convertible top hydraulic pump motor with? Mine has a rubber plug on one end of the motor. Behind your back seat cushion. An alternate method would be to remove the bolt at the other end of the wire where it attaches to the pump motor. If going through the trunk, the trunk trim, which hides the back seat, will need to be removed. Remove rear seat cushion and rear seat back.
You might find that any type oil will foam a little as it returns to the reservoir where a air pocket is. It is meant for the same type of system. It may well be that the last owner of the vehicle didn't fill properly after a failure. Thank you for the kind words. One end of the pump assembly will have a triangular shaped bolt head in the center with a rubber plug above it. Remove motor pump assembly from vehicle. Year: 1953 Make: Chevrolet Type: Truck Model: S3 Body: 2T Series: 5100 Description: Utility - 2 Ton - Cab Over Engine - Wheelbase 110in.