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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
hello i have a slk kompressor 230 1999 and my hard top wont work i send it with someone and told me that the motor that for the convetible isnt working is there somehow i can fix it or where can i buy a new one
Posted on Mar 24, 2011
SOURCE: slk 230
The hydraulic cylinder lines are designed to not be removable from the cylinder. There have been people who have done it, me, but it requires redesigning the attachment point. Not for the novice. If you are replacing the part, the new one comes with the lines attached. You must remove the plastic interior in the trunk and disconnect the lines at the pump. If you are only rebuilding the cylinder and reinstalling it, it can be done without removing the lines from the car. You will rebuild it sitting in the passenger seat. you will need the replacement O-rings sold on Ebay.
Bad news, if you are experiencing one cylinder leaking, it is very likely the other two that raise the top will begin leaking very soon. This is because all three cylinders use a rod seal made of the same material that degrades over time. The two remaining cylinders (of five) that raise the trunk almost never go bad because they were originally designed with the O-rings.
-New cylinders run $300 to $400 apiece
-About $40 to $60 to have your cylinders rebuilt, apiece
-Around $10 to $20 to buy the O-rings on Ebay
Posted on Aug 16, 2009
first thing I would try, disconnect the battery to the car for a minute, then reconnect it. that may correct your problem.
Posted on Aug 30, 2009
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Check one of the fuses in the bonnet. There is most likely an electrical contact problem. You will need a fuse wire replacement
Posted on Oct 14, 2009
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