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Murph44

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About Murph44

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  • Birthday 10/23/1947

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  • Porsche Club
    PCA (Porsche Club of America)
  • Present cars
    2001 911 Cab
  1. The reason the motor turns but does not engage is because the gear on the bolt is being pushed back by an internal spring. I actually put a second spring on the other side of the gear to keep it pushed in and engaged. Seems to work fine now
  2. Just figured it out...... keep working the top switch up and down and refilling reservoir. Eventually it fills the lines and works
  3. Ok ....ready to tackle my top issue again. I was able to rebuild my back lid mechanics so that it works fine now. But I had to disconnect the hydraulic lines from the pump. Now when I put everything back together, filled the reservoir, the hydraulic motor starts but no top movement, Am I supposed to bled the air out of the lines? If so, can someone explain how I do that? Thanks
  4. Does anyone know where I might find a used rear lid motor assembly. I think the worm drive in mine is stripped. It makes it's motor noise, but no movement. I've attached a pic showing unit (part#2). Thanks
  5. My top quit on me so I got a whole lot of info from you guys and found my hydraulic tank was below MIN I followed the advice of this forum and added fluid to my top (it was below MIN). The cylinders now work well, but I think either the sync is off or I screwed something up messing with it before I finally checked the fluid. So here's what going on: 1) I start by mechanically opening up the 'hook latch' on the front of the top (top is in the half way closed position). 2) I continue to close it....it closes and latches. And then there is the back lid motor running but does NOT close the back lid...it times out 3) I push the open switch, it unlatches, top goes all the way down, side flaps fold up......motor starts for lid closure, but doesn't move....times out 4) I open top, side flaps open, top starts closing.....goes a foot from the windshield and stops (as does the hydraulic motor). 5) I notice that the 'hook' has not opened to receive the slot. 6) I manually open the 'hook', hit the switch and it closes and latches......but again, there is no closure of the rear cover. I do notice that the lever for the back cover (connected by the flexible shaft to the rear hook that draws the cover down) is not moving.....and therefore not hitting the microswitch). Is this a timing issue? Can the PST2 unit fix this.....or are there many more variables? Thing is, it was working fine and then one day it just 'stopped'....only 2 clicks...no motors Thanks guys
  6. I have a related problem. If I need to start a new topic let me know. I followed the advice of this forum and added fluid to my top (it was below MIN). The pistons now work well, but I think either the sync is off or I screwed something up messing with it before I finally checked the fluid. So here's what going on: 1) I start by mechanically opening up the 'hook latch' on the front of the top (top is in the half way closed position). 2) I continue to close it....it closes and latches. And then there is the back lid motor running but does NOT close the back lid...it times out 3) I push the open switch, it unlatches, top goes all the way down, side flaps fold up......motor starts for lid closure, but doesn't move....times out 4) I open top, side flaps open, top starts closing.....goes a foot from the windshield and stops (as does the hydraulic motor). 5) I notice that the 'hook' has not opened to receive the slot. 6) I manually open the 'hook', hit the switch and it closes. Is this a timing issue? Can the PST2 thing fix this.....or are there many more variables? Thing is, it was working fine and then one day it just 'stopped'....only 2 clicks...no motors Thanks guys
  7. Can someone tell me where all of the mini switches are located for the 996 2001 convertible top function? Is there a diagram somewhere? Thanks
  8. My convertible top stopped working on my 2001 Cab. It just makes 2 'clicks' when I push the switch.....and continues to make the double clicks every 8-10 seconds if I hold the switch down. Even the back cover deck doesn't open. I followed the manual operation and tried the switch after each step. Still no movement. I checked all of the fuses related to it, all good. Wouldn't the cover deck work even if the top itself is low (or out) of hydraulic fluid? Before I tear everything down to get to the hydraulics and cylinders, is there something else I can check? Thanks
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