2006 Porsche 997 - Convertible Top Failure

Asked by Alan Feb 12, 2017 at 11:07 AM about the 2006 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 AWD Convertible

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My convertible top has failed and a visual inspection showed that the hydraulic fluid was a little low but above the minimum.  On the button press, it sounds like the pump is running however there is no movement of any of the parts involved in raising/lowering the top.  Before proceeding to purchase a very expensive hydraulic pump I wanted to post this for opinions on diagnosing the problem more completely,.

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Have you scanned the car for error codes? You may also have a micro switch failure

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I would inspect all components of the convertible top system. It may be jammed or have a leaking hydraulic hose.

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It cannot hurt to top of the hydraulic fluid but I suspect a bad pump or ram.

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Can anyone advise me one where to find instructions on how to check the hydraulic lines & pump? Have a ‘06 911 4S started giving me issues with the top this afternoon. Would really try and fix this myself instead of having to trailer it 2-hrs to a dealership and get royally screwed on $ and possibly fix myself.

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Well i filled up the resovoir and that’s not the problem. Have a leak somewhere but can’t seem to find where exactly Anyone have an idea or plan on where or how to start? Any help would be greatly appreciated

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