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Chrysler | 2004-2008 PT Cruiser Convertible Rebuild/Upgrade service for main lift cylinder(s) using Top Hydraulics" proprietary seal upgrade, or replacement of hydraulic lines, or rebuild service of the pump, or any combination of the above. If your convertible top is moving slowly or not at all, you likely have one or both of the hydraulic cylinders leaking, which emptied out the pump"s reservoir. This is normal for a convertible of this age, as the seals in the hydraulic cylinders are decaying. The seals typically decay first on the bottom of the cylinders, where you would least expect it. Top Hydraulics replaces and upgrades all seven seals per cylinder, with an expected service life of several decades! The PT Cruiser convertible has two lift cylinders for the convertible top. Top Hydraulics" seal material is far superior to the OEM"s. Please send in your cylinders to be rebuilt, or use our core exchange service, also known as up-front shipping. Optional up-front shipping is more expensive, but very convenient. It includes a $150 core deposit plus a $40 surcharge per cylinder. When removing the hydraulic lines from the cylinders, please retract the cylinder shafts first. That way, you avoid that any accidentally slipping tool might damage the polished cylinder shaft. Top Hydraulics can replace the shafts with some from our own production, but we would have to charge extra. These cylinders typically fail first in the rear (bottom) of the cylinder. The OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) cylinders have front and rear caps that are sealed from the cylinder bodies with a seal material that decays over time. Top Hydraulics replaces those seals with a far superior material that is not sensitive to water and is resistant to most additives in hydraulic fluid. Our seals have a larger cross section for a superior static seal. The OEM cylinders rely on a tiny o-ring to energize a very thin, flat rod seal. The o-rings loose elasticity over time, and the OEM rod seals wear out. Top Hydraulics manufactures and installs its own precision CNC machined front caps in these cylinders, so that the tiny OEM rod seals can be replaced with Top Hydraulics" own u-cup seals for a far more reliable seal and much longer service life. In addition, the size and geometry of Top Hydraulics" u-cups is forgiving to tiny scratches and imperfections in the cylinder rods (aka piston rods or shafts), caused during the original manufacture, during removal from the car, during installation into the car, or by impurities in the hydraulic fluid. Top Hydraulics replaces the port seals (where the hydraulic hoses attach) and ships spares with each cylinder, in case your mechanic accidentally pinches an o-ring while installing the hydraulic hose. Note: if you have Top Hydraulics rebuild only one cylinder, or both, but not the full system, then you will have to refill the hydraulic pump with fluid. The system is self venting, and the air from the cylinder(s) will eventually end up in the reservoir. It can take several cycles to get all air out of the system. Keep topping off the reservoir until the fluid level does not drop below the fill mark any more. You can fill the pump slowly with a syringe or a squirt bottle through the fill plug in the middle, on top of the pump. You may need to use pliers or vise grips to loosen the plug if you end up stripping the 5-mm inside hex. The filling process through the fill plug is slow. You can speed it up a little by manually pulling up one or both of the cylinder shafts while filling the pump - this creates a vacuum in the reservoir. We recommend against taking off the reservoir, because you might damage the reservoir or its o-ring in the process. In particular, we recommend against drilling a hole in the reservoir. You will be introducing foreign particles into the system, plus the reservoir gets pressurized when the hydraulic cylinders retract. Possible fluids to use: FeBi 02615 Aral Vitamol Mercedes fluid p/n A 000 989 9103 (10) Pentosin CHF-11S Mopar 05127381AA Univys 26 All fluids above will mix with each other or with the original fluid in the pump, and they are safe to use in the system. Owning and driving a convertible with an automatic top is prestigious, convenient and exciting - let Top Hydraulics help you enjoy your beautiful car even more by making your convertible top system truly better than new!

Includes $400 refundable deposit. Rebuilt & upgraded cylinders, new & superior hoses, rebuilt & upgraded pump. System ships fully assembled and filled with hydraulic fluid. This saves you a lot of labor and frustration, compared to replacing the components one by one. Outstanding value, far superior to original OEM quality.

In your Chrysler PT Cruiser, there are two lines/hoses routed to each hydraulic cylinder. The hydraulic top system has a total of four hoses.  Each hose has a two-digit number stamped on it. Please identify the hose number when ordering.

Service of all moving parts with three years warranty. The pump goes through extensive testing of flow, pressure in both directions, and extended load testing to make sure it exceeds the manufacturer"s specs before we ship it back.

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I have a 2005 PT Cruiser Convertible Turbo, and am having issues with my top. The motor runs, but I cannot put the top down. I read through the forums, found the bleeder screw, loosened that, and can manually raise and lower the top. If I open the bleeder screw and put the top down manually, and then tighten the screw, the top will close by pressing the button. VERY.GRUDGINGLY. The motor is very loud and the top closes VERY slowly. I haven"t seen or smelled any hydraulic fluids in the trunk, or under the vehicle. Of all the PITA things that have gone wrong with this car, leaking fluids is thankfully not one of them. So this leads me to believe that over time (9 years) I"ve managed to slowly lose enough hydraulic fluid so there just isn"t enough pressure in the lines to raise and lower the top properly.

This SHOULD be a relatively easy task, one would think, although Chrysler did a lot of things in the 2005 PT Cruiser Convertible to make what should be relatively easy tasks non-trivial, and requiring a trip to a mechanic to do them. So after ripping out the entire passenger side back seat to get to the top motor, my internet research has shown that Chrysler made the pump a totally sealed system without a way to add more hydraulic fluid, necessitating a complete replacement of the entire working pump.

I"ve seen one "guide" on the web which suggests VERY carefully drilling a hole in the plastic top of the reservoir, making sure that no plastic shavings get into the system, topping off the reservoir using a turkey baster to squirt the correct fluid ($25/qt?????), and then plugging up the hole with a rubber V stopper from your local hardware store. Another certified tech on another web answer site stated that there already was a rubber plug for refilling the hydraulic fluid, so I"m doubly confused as to what I might actually find once I spend an afternoon ripping out my back passenger seat. Any help here to save me that exploratory mission would be greatly appreciated.

Finally, while calling around to try and find a used top motor ($125 is the lowest price several states away), which will already have the elusive hydraulic fluid inside its self contained little ecosystem, the used parts salesman had what seems to be a rather brilliant solution, I think... The hydraulic lines have to push AND pull hydraulic fluid through the system, right? Is it possible to easily remove the end from one of the intake lines (there are 4 total), stick that line into the container of hydraulic fluid, and let the pump suck new fluid into the sealed reservoir? Or am I SOL on this method because like the reservoir, everything in this bloody top motor assembly is completely sealed and impossible to access?

I"d really like to get this done as easily and cheaply as possible so I can sell my Cruiser. I"m in the process of buying another vehicle as we speak, but not doing a trade-in so I have the luxury of a little time. The top does need to work, because no one wants a convertible with a broken top, although I am far from concerned about the longevity of the fix, so using a used part is fine with me, although just adding a little more hydraulic fluid would make me a heck of a lot happier.

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Fans of the Chrysler PT Cruiser will appreciate that the Convertible retains the flavor of the original, even though much has changed between the A-pillars and the taillights. The new look is fitting for a convertible member of the family; the most significant design cue is the sport bar, which replaces the B-pillar and stays in place whether the top is up or down.

The sport bar is there for reasons beyond design. It reduces wind noise and improves vehicle stiffness. That stiffness is one of the 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Convertible’s high marks. Few competitors can match the PT in terms of reducing cowl shake – a common convertible malady – and this rigidity translates into a pleasing driving experience, from the PT’s quiet on-road manner to its commendable balance between ride and handling.

Available in Standard, Touring and GT trim, the 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Convertible is well equipped and priced to appeal with stickers in the low-to-mid 20s. All come with solar-tinted glass, a glass rear window with electric defroster, cloth seats with adjustable driver lumbar, rear 50/50 split-fold and tumble seats, a pass-through from the trunk, power exterior mirrors, touring-tuned suspension, body-color fascias and body-side moldings. Standard and Touring versions feature a rather anemic 150-horsepower 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine equipped with a standard manual transmission or an optional four-speed automatic driving the front wheels. Optional on these models is a 180-horsepower turbocharged version of the standard motor connected to the automatic transmission. Additional standard features include a boot to cover the top when it’s folded, 16-inch painted cast aluminum wheels, cruise control, a security alarm, fog lights, floor mats and an AM/FM stereo with CD player.

If performance is what you seek, the 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser GT Convertible is the one you want. The GT has an impressive 220-horsepower high-output of the Touring’s turbocharged 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine teamed with a five-speed manual transmission or an available four-speed manually interactive AutoStick automatic. GT models also have a performance-tuned suspension with four-wheel disc ABS, low-speed traction control, chrome-accented grille and fascia, 17-inch wheels, all-season performance tires, a wider chrome-plated exhaust tip, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and leather seats.

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* For those who want to cruise with more than one friend at a time, or more than just a couple of duffle bags, the PT Cruiser Convertible is a fine choice. A host of aftermarket parts and upgrades make this the perfect vehicle for the do-it-yourself stylist. Source:

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Had the car booked for a regular annual service in a couple days so I thought to have my guy check it out. He removed the trunk liners and found a leak in the right side hydraulic line.

Looking up parts on line, he says it looks like the ENTIRE hydraulic assembly is sold as a kit from Ferrari. He suggested I talk with the local dealer.

The dealer did confirm it was the same issue and that the "kit" to repair the issue contained a new pump, lines etc. They tell me the kit costs around $25k, and then comes labor to install.

Wondering if all the folks out there can help me source the parts I need for a less-than-stupid-amount. Driving down to California, USA from Vancouver, Canada for a repair is actually a viable option if someone knows of a shop that can repair or refurb this one leaky line.

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carries high pressure power steering fluid between the power steering pump and the power steering rack. There are 2 types of power steering hoses-a high pressure hose that carries the fluid from the pump to the rack and a low pressure hose that carries the fluid from the rack to the pump. You can probably identify a hose leak problem if you get a smell of burning oil under the hood of the2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser convertible This is usually accompanied by difficulty in steering the vehicle.

You should park the 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser convertible and lift the hood while the engine is running. To be safe, engage the emergency brake and put the gear in park.

It"s easy to identify the place that has sprung a leak as you can see the fluid spurting out. Since this gushing fluid can cause a fire, you shouldn"t drive the 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser convertible with a hose leak, even without power steering.

Power steering uses the principal of hydraulic pressure. This can put a lot of pressure on the hoses and wear out the rubber. Therefore it"s essential that the power steering hoses of your 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser convertible are checked regularly by a mechanic and replaced when required.

, the most likely sign is a leak. It is possible that the leak is so slow that it will be hard to be impossible to detect. There are other signs of power steering problems before a leak becomes apparent. If the power steering makes a whining noise, or seems to suddenly fail before coming back again, it is possible you have a leaky pump. A leaking pump will eventually leave puddles on the ground. If you catch it early enough, it is possible to fix it with a power steering stop-leak. This is simply added to your power steering fluid, and can help plug the hole. If it is a large leak, it is best to consult a professional.

is a great way to prolong the life of your power steering system. Flushing out old contaminates and replacing dirty fluid should be done on a regular basis. Check your owners manual for servicing guidelines. Unfortunately, a power steering flush will not fix a leak. If the leak is small, you can use a power steering stop-leak which is simply mixed in with your power steering fluid. It will plug the leak. If the leak is large, a stop-leak will not fix the problem. At this point, the 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser convertible should be fixed by a professional.

is to have the power steering system flushed. This involves draining out the old power steering fluid and replacing it with new fluid. This cleans out all of the contaminants in the system. A power steering flush should be done on a regular basis. It is best to check your owners manual for a recommended servicing schedule. If you are comfortable working on cars, doing a power steering flush can be done at home. If you are not familiar with the inner workings of your 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser convertible, it is best to leave the flush to a professional.

can be cheaper than replacing it, but only if you can do the rebuild yourself. Even then, the savings will be minimal. A rebuild kit and the required parts and tools will often cost more than the cost of a new pump. If you are capable of doing the work yourself, it may come in a bit cheaper. The satisfaction of doing the work yourself can be worth the additional effort. Having a professional rebuild your pump will most likely cost more than just having them replace it. The ideal solution is to simply have the pump replaced if it is leaking or damaged.

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2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited Convertible, 2, 429cc, petrol/ manual. Registration number MT56 YDU. Chassis number 1C3HHN5X97T515526. Engine number 7T515526.

The PT Cruiser debuted for 2001, with its retro-themed styling it caused a lot of interest, it recalled 1930s and 1940s styling, influenced by the Chrysler Airflow. A 5-door hatchback (2001–2010) and 2-door convertible (2005–2008) body styles were produced, with an intermediate facelift for 2006.

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This 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited Edition is finished in Steel Blue Pearlcoat over Dark Slate leather and simulated suede, and it is powered by a 2.4-liter inline-four paired with a five-speed manual transaxle. Equipment includes a rear window wiper, power windows, air conditioning, front fog lights, a sunroof, cruise control, chrome-finished 16″ wheels, and a combined CD and cassette stereo. The car was first sold in Connecticut, and is said to have remained with its original owner prior to its acquisition by the selling dealer. It now has 41k miles, and recent service included replacement of the control arms, brake components, and the alternator. This PT Cruiser is now offered at no reserve in New Jersey with manufacturer’s literature, service records, a clean Carfax report, and a clean Connecticut title.

Chrome-finished 16″ wheels wear 205/55 Hankook Optimo H275A tires. The car is equipped with front disc and rear drum brakes, and the control arms and brake components were replaced by the selling dealer.