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Convertible Top won't go down

1996 Cavalier Convertible the drop top won't go down, it seems that one motor works but the other doesn't.

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Your top only has one motor. It powers a hydraulic pump that operates two hydraulic cylinders.
If one cylinder is not working, it is either damaged, worn or there is a problem supplying fluid to it.
Always replace cylinders in pairs.

Posted on Jan 25, 2010

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