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2005 Dream Cruiser Top Won't Move

 
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Old 06 Apr 2016, 10:19 am
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Default 2005 Dream Cruiser Top Won't Move

Several months ago, I attempted to retract my convertible top, and it wouldn't move. I could hear a motor, but no action. After the car was parked in the garage, I smelled something (fluid?), and underneath the rear of the car was some kind of green liquid.

Does there exist in the forum some kind of procedure, instructions, or video on how to get to the motor/hydraulics, and how to determine what kind of repair it might need?

Thanks in advance,

HL
Fort Myers, FL
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Old 06 Apr 2016, 02:50 pm
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Default Re: 2005 Dream Cruiser Top Won't Move

The convertible top is raised and lowered by an electric hydraulic pump that supplies fluid to two hydraulic cylinders. You have likely sprung a leak. Here's a photo:

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Old 06 Apr 2016, 05:29 pm
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Default Re: 2005 Dream Cruiser Top Won't Move

Sure sounds like a leak to me. Hydraulic fluid does have a dark green tint to it.
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