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Old 23rd March 2008
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I have way too many problems with my roof right now and was wondering if it's possible to take out the motors for the roof so it can be pulled back by hand. Has anyone ever heard of doing that before?
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What are the roof's problems? Maybe we can help you fix those.

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Old 24th March 2008
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I was told that the tonneau motor needs to be replaced and I have about no money at all to spend on it. Since then there was another problem, the covor wouldn't lock and the roof wouldn't go down all the way. I would really like to try and just get rid of the motors and make it something I can pull back by hand... but I don't even know if that's possible.
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it would be possible, but to pull back up, you will need to go to the gym more often as they are an heavy item to pull back up.
has the fluid reservoir been kept topped up, as your motor might be ok but if not enough/no fluid, it will not go all the way down /up.
If you decide to dismantle anything, make sure the fluid is not spilled onto the body work as it's similar/same as brake fluid and will damage it
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... the covor wouldn't lock and the roof wouldn't go down all the way.
What year and model car? Sunroof or convertible roof?
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I was told that the tonneau motor needs to be replaced
I'm guessing that you're in the wrong Forum.
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Old 24th March 2008
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It's a 900 S Convertible
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All you need to do is open the little valve in the back (look in owner's manual) and then pull it up or down as you please.
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I bought my car used without an owners manual, do you know where I can get a cheap one?
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What year of car? Your mention of tonneau motor suggests a post '94 car. Have a look at this identifying aid . Let us know and we can move this to the correct forum.
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Oh whoops, haha. It's a 1998. Thank you! I'll write over there, sorry about that and thanks for the help!
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