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#1 mmyers70

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 02:25 PM

I have a 94 cutlass convertible that I can hear the motor run when I hit the top down button but when I press it to go up I hear nothing and does nothing.  Is it more likely the switch gone bad or is the motor for the convertible need to be replaced?



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Posted 17 February 2017 - 05:27 PM

Is the fluid full?

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 06:41 PM

If there was no fluid, it wouldn't go down either. That was one of my original issues, I had a messed up pump and the top had to be operated manually. 

 

First place to look would be the wiring or the relay. The relay is in the trunk near the pump.


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#4 Galaxie500XL

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 07:27 PM

IIRC, there are two relays, one for up, one for down.
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#5 kennyb13126

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Posted 20 February 2017 - 06:03 PM

checck the relays, mine would go up a little, then stop, and after a couple minutes the relay would reset and it would go up again....checked the fluid first to see if it was low, changed the relays out, but in the end it turned out to be the pump...i found a used mustang pump on ebay that worked just fine.



#6 cutty collector

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Posted 16 April 2017 - 09:33 AM

Mine is doing exactly the same thing it can be helped and then works if you lift while its raising .Is there anyone out there that had this symptom with a different cause? ITS LIKE THE MOTOR KICKS OUT WHEN IT GETS HOT OR THE RELAY GETS HOT NOT SURE ?

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Posted 16 April 2017 - 02:30 PM

Mine is doing exactly the same thing it can be helped and then works if you lift while its raising .Is there anyone out there that had this symptom with a different cause? ITS LIKE THE MOTOR KICKS OUT WHEN IT GETS HOT OR THE RELAY GETS HOT NOT SURE ?

First look inside behind the seat with the top up, and make sure you can actually see the cylinders connected to the top lifting brackets! 

 

Edit:

Messed around with mine, only to stumble onto a broken joint on the end of one of the cylinders. Bought and installed a heim joint from summit racing as suggested by a forum member, and voila!!


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Posted 03 May 2017 - 03:40 AM

Mine would do the same thing, it would kind a stall going up and if you gave it a little help, it would go up. Mine was just low on fluid.  Once filled, the top goes up just fine.


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#9 Mstg007

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Posted 24 May 2017 - 09:40 PM

I had that same problem. I thought it was the relay, (Tested it and was find), then the switch,(Took it apart and back together and was find). I finally found a pump motor ebay. Swapped it out and no problem. Weak pump. I was told you could have someone rebuild your existing pump but i could not find anyone in my area to do that.



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Posted 24 May 2017 - 11:55 PM

Lots of troubleshooting in this thread: http://www.w-body.co...5/#entry1234897

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#11 95whitevert

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Posted 25 May 2017 - 12:47 AM

I would check the fluid first then relays.  Then motor.  Found my motor on ebay as well.


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#12 Billyvannuys

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Posted 25 May 2017 - 06:43 AM

I'll check my fluid. What type fluid goes in the pump?
 

 


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Posted 25 May 2017 - 09:49 AM

Trans fluid. I personally used Dex/Merc on mine. 


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