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Old 08-03-2012, 07:05 PM
valorie Daigle valorie Daigle is offline
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Mein Auto: 1998 Z3
top troubles

What is wrong with my convertible top the motor runs but the top doesn't rise?
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Old 08-03-2012, 07:51 PM
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Could be a few things....... make sure the bypass screw is tight (the T handle thing on the pump) if that's tight...... low on fluid (not likely)....... there is a strut (hydrolic cylinder) located by the top hinge, behind sheet metal, where the door locking stud is....... it's connected to a stud thst's bolted to the "B" pillar that cylinder is what raises the top..... anyway mine came unscrewed once and my top didn't work wel etc..... reconnected it, put some loc-tight on it and all is well now.
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