the front hardtop actuator is leaking hydraulic fluid. nedd to know how much to fix.
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2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500 Question: need to replace hard top front actuator...leaking hydraulic fluid.
Answer #1Greg's Orange Auto (14643 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386globalhelper August 08, 2012, 15:47Master
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Jpopkin October 17, 2012, 12:27Rookie
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 $1000.
Answer #3Sl500 amg July 01, 2014, 23:36Rookie
Very easy to replace seals on hydrolic actuator. There are several videos on you tube that will show you step by step instructions. I have already did 6 of them. Takes about an hour and costs about 50$ for kit at mbseals.com. Good luck!
Answer #4ISPIRIT99 July 31, 2014, 21:42Enthusiast
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.