PT Cruiser Forum  
Advertisements
       

Go Back   PT Cruiser Forum > General Forums > PT Cruiser Convertible Forum

PT Cruiser Forum

Advertisements
Topping off the hydraulic fluid in the motor for the top?

 
Like Tree3Likes

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11 (permalink)  
Old 29 Apr 2015, 02:41 am
Fresh Cruiser
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 1
Default Re: Topping off the hydraulic fluid in the motor for the top?

Hi Wineaux, I think you can refill the hydraulic fluid in the PT Cruiser's pump reservoir. I too had same problem with my motor but got it replaced with https://www.nriparts.com/hydraulic/h...draulic-motor/ and is working pretty well.
Reply With Quote
  #12 (permalink)  
Old 24 Mar 2016, 12:37 pm
Fresh Cruiser
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 2
Default Re: Topping off the hydraulic fluid in the motor for the top?

Wineaux thanks for the information. Would love to know who you found to do the removal of the cylinders. Chrysler dealer wants $1000 to do it.
Reply With Quote
  #13 (permalink)  
Old 11 Jun 2016, 07:12 pm
Fresh Cruiser
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 8
Default Re: Topping off the hydraulic fluid in the motor for the top?

Does anyone have the instructions/procedure for refilling the fluid? I have an 05 like the OP. I've seen a few posts saying it can be done but nothing about how to do it or what kind of fluid to use?
Reply With Quote
  #14 (permalink)  
Old 09 Mar 2017, 02:36 pm
Fresh Cruiser
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Kailua-Kona, HI
Posts: 31
Default It appears I too am heading down this road, 2005 'vert

Bought last Sept. (70,000 miles), has been fine until top started acting sluggish last week. Yes I do operate my top daily ... I live on Kona coast of Hawaii. Comparing the fold marks on my top to what it looked like when I bought it, I suspect the previous owner didn't lower the top often ( which is what the seller said ... they live in Hilo, on the rainy side)

I'm now experiencing slow 'seating' when folding, and 'stuttering' when coming up.

There's no different in the sound, or any evidence of leaks. I can't manually operate the top because of a serious shoulder injury.

So, what's the final take, is there an easy fix, or am I doomed to driving a soft top coupe'?
Reply With Quote
  #15 (permalink)  
Old 10 Mar 2017, 12:37 pm
Fresh Cruiser
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 44
Default Re: It appears I too am heading down this road, 2005 'vert

I also have an '05 GT Vert, and when my top wouldn't come up about six months ago, I loosened the bleeder screw in the trunk, manually closed the top, retightened the bleeder and the pump started working again. No problems since. Get someone to help with the manual lifting and see if this works for you.
__________________
Gold 2005 PT Cruiser GT Convertible, 120k miles
Reply With Quote
  #16 (permalink)  
Old 10 Mar 2017, 12:57 pm
Fresh Cruiser
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Kailua-Kona, HI
Posts: 31
Default Re: Topping off the hydraulic fluid in the motor for the top?

Well that's about as cheap and simple as can be!

Mahalo, nui loa*

*Thanks a great amount
Reply With Quote
  #17 (permalink)  
Old 10 Mar 2017, 08:18 pm
Fresh Cruiser
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 44
Default Re: Topping off the hydraulic fluid in the motor for the top?

Don't thank me unless it works. I've read other people having luck with it. I'm sure if the pump is shot or your fluid has leaked out this won't help at all.
__________________
Gold 2005 PT Cruiser GT Convertible, 120k miles
Reply With Quote
  #18 (permalink)  
Old 10 Mar 2017, 08:43 pm
Fresh Cruiser
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Kailua-Kona, HI
Posts: 31
Default Re: Topping off the hydraulic fluid in the motor for the top?

It tried, but was the little motor that couldn't.

I haven't seen any signs of leaking fluid. Where should I be looking?
Reply With Quote
  #19 (permalink)  
Old 10 Mar 2017, 09:47 pm
Fresh Cruiser
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Kailua-Kona, HI
Posts: 31
Default Re: Topping off the hydraulic fluid in the motor for the top?

My top quit in the up position, and I tried opening the bleeder, lowering the top, and raising it again. It tried after that, but still no go.

I see many posts throughout the forum claiming sucess. Is the 'reset' cycle directional, raising only?

My top action is very even. I'm sure my cylinders are OK, but not sure where other than the side wells and under the pump I should look for leakage.

Where is the reservoir that people talk about tapping and topping off?
Reply With Quote
  #20 (permalink)  
Old 08 Nov 2017, 08:28 pm
Fresh Cruiser
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: BC, Canada
Posts: 32
Default Re: Topping off the hydraulic fluid in the motor for the top?

I just purchased a 2005 PT Cruiser GT Convertible and have the same problem. I would like to try some of the solutions here, but know one ever has said what type of fluid goes in the pump?
Can someone please tell me what fluid is used in the convertibles hydraulic system?
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hydraulic hand brake mod cruisin03pt Tech & Performance Forum 21 11 May 2015 12:20 pm
Hydraulic lines on steering rack DenisMcG Wheels, Tires, Suspension 0 29 Dec 2013 08:41 am
Hydraulic Handbrake mod cruisin03pt Interior Accessories Forum 1 06 Dec 2012 10:53 am
Hydraulic Jack Placement Busa_Powered General PT Cruiser Discussions 10 22 May 2012 08:58 am
Hydraulic Clutch Problem? mmatrix Tech & Performance Forum 25 25 Jan 2012 01:04 pm


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:59 am.




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2 © 2011, Crawlability, Inc.
vB.Sponsors