Wow. New Guy With A Question About Convertible Top

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  1. relli

    relli New Member

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    newbie here. wife has an 04 convertible. her top started acting erratic so i topped off her fluid (with the top in the down position) and bled it off (by raising and lowering the top multiple times). but we notice theres a lag in operation. you have to hold the button down for a count of 5 to 7 before the top starts to move but it works fine after that. any ideas? thanks relli
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    How is the top on that run? I'm assuming some sort of hydraulic system since you mentioned bleeding it, but is there a pump that runs it or something that could be bad or not connected right?

    That's the best I have for you, I don't have a vert so I don't know them all that well.
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    yeah. hydraulic. thanks
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    well see if you can find some sort of motor or pump that runs the system, a worn out pump could be the problem. I could be wrong though, I'm not a vert expert. or any other kind of expert really haha
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    I recently had similar problem with my wife's 2000 Mustang. Behind the back seat is the pump that operates the top, (but I assume you found that). After adding fluid to the pump, operating it several times, I would add little more fluid until it operated as it should. It took a few times to get it right.
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    Sounds like there could maybe be a small leak somewhere in the system, or just a bad pump. Those are my best guesses, I can't think of any other cause.
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