Hard/soft Tops May Develop Problems Due to Age on Mercedes-Benz 500SL

As vehicles age, various problems may develop with the hard and soft tops. If problems are encountered, it would be recommended to have a technician familiar with these tops perform the diagnoses.

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Average mileage: 82,500 (79,000–86,000)
4 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993
6 people reported this problem
2 people shared problem details
hydraulic fluid leaking when soft top is raised or lowered.
My soft top simply do not open anymore. I hear all kind of motor trying to work but something still hold all brackets. I don't know if is a switch, vacuum pump or electric issue. With a SRS scan is really easy to find a specific issue but living in Miami is realky hard to find somebody honest and with enough knowledge on this bad boys...
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