Flush Hydraulic Fluid to Fix Problems Opening/Closing Convertible Top on Jaguar XK8

Problem Description and Possible Solution

Problems when opening or closing the convertible top may be fixed by flushing the hydraulic fluid and replacing it with an improved Jaguar fluid.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 78,395 (32,459–158,000)
7 model years affected: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, more2001, 2002, 2006
59 people reported this problem
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the convertible top will not go down when switch is pressed. Fluids were changed in May. You can hear it click when the button is pressed to go up, but when pressed, the rear windows do not go down and nothing happens.
My top is trying to open but moving very slow and will not go any more , fluid is full ,it was working very good and fast then all at once it quite,and my latch to lock the top allways stayed open.
convertible top unlatch and top will not go up or down and so is the quarter windows will not close
Convertible top is not insink with lach. Top opens and close and lach is still closed or opens too slow to lock down top..