Hydraulic for convertable top on 1995 Mercedes-Benz SL500

Hydraulic oil leaking from top of drivers side windshield in frame. Now top will not go up or down Any idea what this would cost to have fixed?

by in Cape Coral, FL on March 28, 2010
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4 answers 3 comments
ANSWER by , July 17, 2010
My local MB dealer just replaced both locking cylinders bled the system and topped off the fluid for a bit over $730. Also replaced the center mag sensor. I found a repair process on line but don't have the time to do the work myself. My
COMMENT by , July 18, 2010
Thank you there are telling me about $1,000.00 to do both, but only one side is leaking? There say you should do both at the same time?
COMMENT by , July 22, 2010
there is a guy in kansas that can fix all (12) of your cylinders for less with a warranty -- do not go to a dealer!!!!
ANSWER by , March 29, 2010
It's very hard to estimate a repair until a repair is determined. You're looking at 1-2 hours to diagnose the leak, perhaps less for an experienced Mercedes shop that deals with these all the time.
ANSWER by , August 13, 2010
The dealer quoted me $3,000 for this job. I said to hell with that and had the parts service tech print up the diagram of the parts. It turned out to be the seal of the one of the convertible top pumps located at the visor. I disassembled and replaced the part for approximately $500.00 the next year the other side went out and I did the same thing. Not rocket science!
COMMENT by , September 01, 2010
I have a 2000 jag xk8 convertible its leaking oil above center of windshield ....could this be the same thing you had?
ANSWER by , May 10, 2011
there is an hydraulic cylynder that is attached to the roof top lock mechanism for the left and r/side lock assembly. rec. to replace both lock cylynders for the other side is sure to fail.