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I have a 93 Olds Cutlass Supreme Convertible. I need to know where I'm supposed to put hydraulic fluid in so my convertible top will stretch far enough to lock down. I've read that it's in the trunk under the carpet. I've pulled the carpet back, and I see a motor, but I don't know what I'm looking for, where to pour the hydraulic fluid.

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  • Patty Culpepper Mar 25, 2011

    Dang, I didn't think it would be that difficult. Do you know where I could get a photo or diagram?

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All of the components for the top, including a plug in the side of the motor to fill with fluid from are under the back seat area. Refill for fluid is dex trans fluid

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    Charles Huckeba Mar 25, 2011

    You will have to remove the rear seat as the pump is located behind the backrest. To remove the back seat, you need an extension for your socket wrench and remove the two nuts which are about centered where each person sits. Then lift up the seat to clear four guide/retaining clips.
    Having done that, next lift the cloth well that is glued to the top edge. Now you can see the pump/motor. it will have clear hydraullic lines on both sides and a electrical connection. There is a rubber plug on the side. Turn pump so this faces up. You will need about 2' of rubber hose or a funnel and a coffee can 1/2 full of trans fluid. Pull out the plug and insert hose from can to pump.run top up and down a couple times. This will fill and bleed the air out. You may need to do this 8-10 times. Don't let the motor get hot--it's not made to go more than a couple times without cooling off. Replace plug and inspect lines for leaks.

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    Charles Huckeba Mar 25, 2011

    I would recommend that you get a Chilton's, or Haynes manual for the car as it will have one in it.

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