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1995 Saab 900S Conv Top won't close

The motor that lifts the flap up to access my convertible top has failed. When I try to open or close it nothing happens - the switch reacts to nothing. I got the top into the closed position but the back hooks (behind the back seats) are not fastened to the rear locking mechanism to secure the top. Furthermore, it seems the way the top closed is crooked, because now there are gaps in the seal between the front and rear windows that allows air in at high speeds (and water too).

I do not want to replace the top because the car isn't worth the cost of repair. What is the best way to lock the back of the top down, and seal the gaps caused by crooked top closure?

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This is a problem with the motor mechanism this can b fixed for about £150 including parts and labour i have done this repair to many of these cars for more info please contact me on john200uk@hotmail.com

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