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The convertible top was working fine and i sop to go in a store and let it up ....when i came back out and went to let the top down ---nothing. i can push it back some and press the up button and you can hear the motor working and it will let up. When i push the down part of the button there is no motor noise and it will not let down. I have had no previous problems with the top. what to do? It is a 97 firebird with the v-6 engine.

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Hello. Great car. Consider joining the forum called firebird nation at http://www.firebirdnation.com/forums/ .

This forum will be of interest to you as long as you own this beauty. Regarding the top do this. Get a can of a penetrating lubricant called WD-40 at the local auto parts store. Gently apply a little to each of the joints. Let it sit for a few hours while the penetration occurs and then try it again. If the motor continues to work but the top doesn't move then you probably have to check out the linkage between this motor which drives a hydraulic pump, and the pump, and check the pump fluid level. If you are not into mechanical repairs call a few local repair shops and find a mechanic who has experience with the pontiac firebird line. J.

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