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The hydraulic roof pump leaks from the reservoir.

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IF CONVERTIBLE TOP HYDRALIC PUMP RESERVOIR LEAKS OR HYDRALIC CYLINDERS LEAK THE HYDRALIC PUMP HAS TO BE REPLACED.MAKE SURE FILL PLUG IS TIGHT NOT LOOSE CAUSING A SMALL LEAK.

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