Hydraulic Leak on soft top actuator

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Hydraulic Leak on soft top actuator

Postby brotherdale - Fri Oct 15, 2010 11:52 pm

Ok... so I was prepared to replace the motor for my soft top. I removed the top and found the motor looks as good as the new one and the right actuator is wet with fluid and the motor resvior is empty. It looks as though it came from the top of the actuator. Has anyone ever had to replace one of these. The price is actually more than the motor and TIS says its is only repalceable with the "convertible top frame" not even sure what all that consists of.... ugggg help if you can please.
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Re: Hydraulic Leak on soft top actuator

Postby cj10jeeper - Sat Oct 16, 2010 10:30 am

brotherdale - welcome to the forum
Sorry to hear about this and never heard of this before. I'd be consulting a hydraulics company for advice given the comments you have from the TIS

It's normal btw to introduce yourself on the site before diving in for repair advice.
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Re: Hydraulic Leak on soft top actuator

Postby Supermow - Sat Apr 27, 2013 7:23 pm

Hi im new in this forum, i currently have the same problem, is there any online shop i can order to replace hydraulic mechanism parts?

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Re: Hydraulic Leak on soft top actuator

Postby fixit man - Sat Apr 27, 2013 7:30 pm

brotherdale wrote:Ok... so I was prepared to replace the motor for my soft top. I removed the top and found the motor looks as good as the new one and the right actuator is wet with fluid and the motor resvior is empty. It looks as though it came from the top of the actuator. Has anyone ever had to replace one of these. The price is actually more than the motor and TIS says its is only repalceable with the "convertible top frame" not even sure what all that consists of.... ugggg help if you can please.
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Hi,

can you see any part number on the actuator, NON OEM part number hopefully and then do a search online you might be lucky , it may have other applications ! good luck
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