convirtable top

Asked by GuruHXR5T Jul 14, 2019 at 02:04 PM about the 2001 Saab 9-3 Base Convertible

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

top wont open and hydraulic fluid under car

4 Answers


Find the leak. You probably have a bad hydraulic hose.

Leaking ram if its a cheap car just open and close it manually as unless you can change it yourself it aint gonna be cheap


Probably need hydraulic cylinder re- built.....they do have stop leak product at a NAPA. Fix can be expensive..

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That’s correct but if it’s one of the rear ones they are available 2nd hand for around £40 and there are plenty of videos on changing them on that YouTube. Saab refer to them as bows the most expensive one is no 1 which is the smallest one that unlocks the roof from windshield, this is the one that went on mine and after trying to locate one and ordering a litre of the special roof oil which cost me about £25 looking at around £200 2nd hand I just open mine manually for now as for the amount of summer we get

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