With the tensioner pulled forward or compressed it was easier to push the belt… I own A 2003 Saab 9. My top is not going down all the way all of a sudden. One hose goes to the hydaulic cylinder to release the hooks, the other goes to the cylinder to close the hooks. Do yo uguys think it could just be the fluid? A good independent garage would eb able to carry out a diagnosis for you. Complete shipping and return policy information can be found in our. My thoughts were that whichever hose is pumping fluid, the other would have to act as the return line for the displaced fluid.
I've tried the top a few times and it goes down and up in one motion with no sign of fluid anywhere. Our seals have a larger cross section for a superior static seal. Only the original purchaser of the part can receive a credit after they have purchased a replacement. Clever mechanism doing it from those 4 rams. It is pretty easy to replace and a very common problem on 04+ 9-3's that are older than 6+ years.
If you're using a debit card we suggest you switch to a credit card. If there is an oil leak, it certainly isn't from the pump - the compartment the pump goes in was completely dry. I have a small hole in one of the hydraulic lines going to the front of the roof to operate the hooks. The key needs to be turned fully until the locks at both side of the seat back release. I haphazardly searched for the pump and I think I found it. I am an 35 year… I wouldn't think so. I have a hole in the hydraulic line going to it, right back of the 2nd bow where the first roof joint is at.
Look at these two links:. Then when you hold down the button, it completley closes. When I try to lower the top, the back raises up about two inches and stops. These instructions show exactly what to do. We will not provide a replacement or credit for any part not purchased directly from our store. I'm trying to figure out where I can find some kind of schematic that shows how to get to the front hydaulic cylinders that control the front hooks that secure the top down so I can see if I can rebuild or replace. It gets stuck again in the 90 deg.
I tried a search on the net for 'padded tape' and found nothing close. If it is low fluid, where has it gone? Do the hoses in fact switch off, one delivering fluid and the other acting as return line? Then the rear of the top has to be manually lifted up to the 90 deg. If you can't get into the trunk for some reason this is what you need to do: Do Not Smash a Tail-light ass'y, as thieves are known to do. There is oiliness on the rams - and I have started to get little oil puddles in front of the back wheels. Thanks Audax, for some reason - and without giving it any real thought at all - I thought there'd be hydraulic cylinders in the actual roof with oil lines.
But it's like fabric padding with high adhesive backing. I hope that you have solved this by now but what has happened is the hydraulic cylinder that actually locks the roof to the windshield has failed. Turning it, it spins freely so it's not threaded. Some things you just don't want to 'explore' into. We are continually adding more items from our inventory on eBay. The Headlight washers operate when the windshield washers operate.
After a bit of research I figured it might be the hydraulic fluid. I have a question hopefully someone can help me out with. Core Exchange is currently available only for 1st generation Saab cylinders. If you would like to return an item or have questions about the process, please and one of our customer service experts will be happy to help. I found some fluid - someone was selling 500ml on ebay for a few pounds - and got up early on Sunday morning to top up the reservoir. I'm wondering if I could take the two lines going to the front bow for the top hooks and effectively 'splice' them together creating a loop. DavidH25 answered 6 years ago How do you fill convertible fluid in a Saab convertible? I noticed a puddle under my car a few days earlier which I assumed to be coolant after smelling it and it not having a very distinct smell.
You will be credited for your original invoice amount, less any discounts received. The biggeest deterrant is the lack of dealers in any area to service the car and many smaller shop don't want to work on them. If it's an '04 - '10 you must remove the passenger's side trunk liner which entails removing the front liner and the trunk to top partition. My top is not going down all the way all of a sudden. If not, are they replaceable and if so are they a Saab part or can just the line be replaced? To release pull lever all the way down. Looks like the line got pinched in the joint there. Look for a slit in the fabric and you will see a lever.