Mercedes-Benz SL320 Problem Report
Mercedes-Benz SL320 Hard/soft Tops May Develop Problems Due to Age
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.
I had to replace all 12 of the hydraulic cylinders on the soft top. Last fall (2013) I had a massive failure when one of the cylinders seals burst and shot hydraulic fluid all over the soft top well. This froze the top in an up position. Needless to say the repairs were expensive, the refurbished cylinders were $100 each and the labor was $1,000. OUCH - Visitor
fluid leak from convertible strut cylinder - Visitor
need to take off hard top switch doesnt work.
Hard top is a pain getting off!
leaking hydraulic fluid and we cant get it to release manually