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1997 Chevy Cavalier Convertible top not working

The roof on my 1997 Cavalier will not open or close. When I activate the switch you can hear the motor running but it does not have enough umph to raise or lower withour assistance. Is there any solution other than relpacing the motors? Can fluid be added? If not, does anyone have any sugestions on how to get to the roof motors to replace them?

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You are probably low on fluid.
Behind the rear seat is your motor/pump/reservoir combination.
With the top down, fill the reservoir to overflowing with ATF.
Cycle the system a few times and repeat.
Do this till the reservoir will take no more fluid.
Check the lines and cylinders for leaks. The fluid must be going somewhere.
If you replace any lines or cylinders, always do them in pairs.
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Posted on Jan 25, 2010

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Roof motor is behind the rear seat in the trunk under a rear panel.

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