Add hydrolic fluid to convertible top

zzdanny
10

Asked by zzdanny Apr 16, 2013 at 09:14 AM about the 2005 Saab 9-3 Aero Convertible

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The convertible top on my 2005 9-3 Aero needs manual assistance to operate. I feel it needs
a refill of hydralic fuid. Can anyone help in how this is done?

5 Answers

DavidH25
Not Active

How do you fill convertible fluid in a Saab convertible? If it's an '04 - '10 you must remove the passenger's side trunk liner which entails removing the front liner and the trunk to top partition. There are just a bunch of clips with centers that you push in about 1/8 inch then pull the clip out and 6 Torx head screws. The 2 black clips that attach the side liner to the floor are christmes tree type and may break. It's pretty obvious once the side liner is removed. Uses chf 11s hydraulic oil. ........Source: SAAB CONVERTIBLE FAQ.html

7 out of 7 people think this is helpful.
zzdanny
10

Thanks David, I'll give this a try in the next couple of days and let you know how it turns out. Dan

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
DavidH25
Not Active

Please do. Keep me informed that is. I had to do a lot of searching on that one but it is the only one that made any sense. There were people that said "you can't" well I couldn't accept that, there had GOT to be a way

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
zzdanny
10

David, it took me awhile but I just topped up the hydralic fluid for the convertible top on the Saab. Thanks, your comments were right on. The convertible top performed as new afterwards. Hydralic fluid was about $21 at a local automotive store. Regards, Dan

Clermont1
0

guys thanks so much! piece of cake, and found locally this Prestone "11s" (power steering fluid) for Euro vehicles for only $12 bucks! http://prestone.com/enca/node/1102 and it works like new again. NW

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

9-3
Looking for a Used 9-3 in your area?
CarGurus has 1,540 nationwide 9-3 listings starting at $1,200.
ZIP:

Search Saab 9-3 Questions

Saab 9-3 Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 390
#2 T_S_T
T_S_T
Reputation 290
#3 Kieran Roberts
Kieran Roberts
Reputation 220
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Saab 9-5"
32 Great Deals out of 596 listings starting at $1,900
Used Saab 9-3 SportCombi"
7 Great Deals out of 98 listings starting at $4,495
Used BMW 3 Series"
1,481 Great Deals out of 36,160 listings starting at $1,000
Used Audi A4"
350 Great Deals out of 9,862 listings starting at $1,400
Used Saab 9-7X"
12 Great Deals out of 203 listings starting at $5,991
Used Volvo C70"
45 Great Deals out of 719 listings starting at $2,495
Used Volkswagen Jetta"
1,180 Great Deals out of 39,093 listings starting at $1,595
Used Saab 9-2X"
43 listings starting at $4,500
Used Volvo S40"
57 Great Deals out of 1,386 listings starting at $1,950
Used Volkswagen Passat"
586 Great Deals out of 26,447 listings starting at $1,650
Used Volvo S60"
150 Great Deals out of 7,527 listings starting at $1,500
Used Honda Accord"
1,532 Great Deals out of 65,024 listings starting at $950
Used Mercedes-Benz C-Class"
850 Great Deals out of 21,344 listings starting at $1,990
Used BMW 5 Series"
627 Great Deals out of 15,511 listings starting at $1,500

Used Cars For Sale

2010 Saab 9-3 Aero Convertible For Sale
5 listings starting at $19,995
2008 Saab 9-3 Aero Convertible For Sale
8 listings starting at $12,900
2007 Saab 9-3 Aero Convertible For Sale
9 listings starting at $9,995