Looks like my line 23 is shot so I’m ordering extended version. I swear I read somewhere to replace 23 and 24 together but can’t find that again. Thoughts on this?Damn! Great job! wish I had considered alternative routing, way to think outside the box!
In theory the line could be run along the forward edge of the storage area. Either tuck the line under the weather striping or secure the line with some double-sided tape clamps.
I'll update the original post with these ideas. Hopefully the next person can document it.
Oh, could you please delete your triple posts. Thanks!
No need to replace both of you buy a single line from Top Hydraulics. The only reason to replaced both is if you buy the OEM lines which are sold as a pair.Looks like my line 23 is shot so I’m ordering extended version. I swear I read somewhere to replace 23 and 24 together but can’t find that again. Thoughts on this?
I’m really thinking of running it along the back seat like the posts above pointed out or in the forward edge of the storeage area. I’ll document with pictures which way I go. Any reason I couldn’t run 23 and 24 both through one of these methods???
Start with the pump, it is far more likely to be the problem. Even if it's not, since these cars are >12yo your pump is probably due soon anyways.After reading so very much to read!! Symptoms of top moving slowly to requiring intervention. Mine has done both and now requires manual intervention The valve block symptom says when going bad the top moves slowly. When the hydraulic pump is going bad the top normally stops half way and requires assistance. That valve cost almost the same as the pump. Is there any way of knowing for sure which is the real problem?
My roof cuts off on halfway with a suddenly noisy pump. I guess the leak is causing air to enter the system. There is a wet spot under the car, approximately under the right side door handle. The right side storage compartment for the roof is messy from oil. Here is a picture of the right side piston attached. Would a leak in the piston make this kind of oily surface for it? I was carefully examining the lines and could not point out any oil or defects on the lines next to the piston.Yeah, I have the same issue. Roof starts to lift, get half way then it stops. I have to turn off the ACC, hold the lid then push back the top. When its all folded it stays there then it begins to close. Guess the hydraulics are releasing Then it all closes. Turn the AAC back on and hold the button to complete the process. Taylor already told me its more likely the pump. I know hes right. Eventually I'll replace it. I hear you can just buy the motor for the pum for around $150 But you have to disassemble the pump. I dont think I'll be doing that. Got enough other stuff to fix!!