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2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500 Question: need to replace hard top front actuator...leaking hydraulic fluid.

 

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ozzie6969, Miami, FL, August 08, 2012, 07:05
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the front hardtop actuator is leaking hydraulic fluid. nedd to know how much to fix.

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    Greg's Orange Auto (13428 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper August 08, 2012, 12:47
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    seek a GOOD merz mech this can be above most people

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    Jpopkin October 17, 2012, 09:27
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    you need to replace all of the all of them or they will all leak over time i think there are 12 dont go to mercedes they will charge you $5k. There are many private shops that can do it. I just had my 2001 sl 500 done for $1000.

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    Sl500 amg July 01, 2014, 20:36
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    Very easy to replace seals on hydrolic actuator. There are several videos on you tube that will show you step by step instructions. I have already did 6 of them. Takes about an hour and costs about 50$ for kit at mbseals.com. Good luck!

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    ISPIRIT99 July 31, 2014, 18:42
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    Call "TOPHYDRAULICS.COM and talk to them before you spend a Dime. They have video and instructions posted on DIY removal and installation of cylinders and you can also find valuable info videos on YouTube. Once they are rebuilt a good mechanic can reinstall for way less than a dealer if you don't want to do it yourself. Either way, it's cheaper than going to the dealer who will start calculating charges before your wheels clear his driveway.

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