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Old 10-03-2012, 04:41 PM   #1
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'94 Convertible Top Hydraulics

The motor on my '94 Vert hasn't worked in quite a while. But I went in the trunk to look at it, and there was absolutely NO hydraulic fluid. How do I bleed what little bit might be left in and refill it? I didn't see anywhere to put fluid in.
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Old 10-04-2012, 04:15 PM   #2
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Re: '94 Convertible Top Hydraulics

Probably not the best place to post this question, and "audio and electronics" may not produce results either. Let's move this to "67-02 General F-Body Tech".

And since I'm here, let's give you this reference from Shoebox's excellent 4th Gen website. It shows the pump, with the reservoir attached, and the fill plug for the reservoir.

http://shbox.com/1/conv_top_pump.jpg

Note however that the factory manual procedure for bleeding the system is very complex, and specifies that SAE 10 oil be used for the system.

If you want a .pdf file of the factory manual bleed procedure, I can send you a copy via e-mail.
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:50 PM   #3
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Re: '94 Convertible Top Hydraulics

Okay thanks for moving it! I'd greatly appreciate it if you could send me that pdf.

Thanks!
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Old 10-05-2012, 08:56 PM   #5
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Re: '94 Convertible Top Hydraulics

I also had a pump issue on a car I have just had for a few months... Tried the procedure, then took it to a shop.

I lump some things together, the convertible pump on the 4th gen and carbs...Once you open it and let the magic out, you are screwed.

I realize this is my personal experience, and I'm about to start to included the LT1 coolant bleed procedure.
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Re: '94 Convertible Top Hydraulics

I've been trying to figure out this same thing.can you also send me the factory procedure.please.much appreciated!
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I've been trying to figure out this same thing.can you also send me the factory procedure.please.much appreciated!
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Re: '94 Convertible Top Hydraulics

Would you please send me the .pdf file of the factory manual bleed procedure?
Mine is 95 Z28 Convertible.
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Send me a PM with your e-mail address. Left click on my screen name for the PM option. I can use the site system to send you an e-mail, but attachments are not allowed.
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Re: '94 Convertible Top Hydraulics

Got your PM, but you didn't include your e-mail address.

I can't send it until Monday anyway, so instead I'll just post it in this thread.
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