how can i fix my top it wont go up or down on 2003 Volvo C70

Sometimes it will run partially and then i have to crank it manually.

by in Stockbridge, GA on December 04, 2012
3 answers 3 comments
ANSWER by on December 04, 2012
depends on what is wrong....did you check the fluid?
COMMENT by on December 05, 2012
What fluid?
ANSWER by on December 07, 2012
1960s' convertibles used hydraulic pumps to operate the tops. Perhaps your car went through an inter-dimensional time warp. Otherwise I would suggest either the dealer or a specialist so things don't get worse.
COMMENT by on December 08, 2012
My question was about a 2003 Volvo C70. It is electrically operated.
COMMENT by on December 10, 2012
I know that , your.mechanic doesn't. I also know that many times a minor adjustment will fix a lot of 'binding' issues with conv. tops , but that they're best done by someone with experience , that is why I suggest a dealer or specialist.
ANSWER by on December 10, 2012
These tops use electric motors. There are quite a few switches and sensors for the top that if bad, will cause this problem. You really need the proper scan tool to read out the diagnostic codes, monitor the sensors, and reprogram the system, otherwise you are flying blind. Let me know if you need a place, I may be able to suggest one in your area.
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The convertible top may have problems with the micro-switches and potentiometers that help control the raising and lowering of the top.

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