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HS Celica
07-26-2011, 06:22 PM
This is the first convertible I've ever owned, so I'm not very well versed on the subject. Anyway, the top on my '89 GT has stopped going up. The last time I put it up was about 3 weeks ago and it worked fine. Any information on its operation and what I should look for would be appreciates.


The Captain
07-27-2011, 02:28 AM
Remove, carefully disassemble and clean the switch contacts.

HS Celica
07-27-2011, 11:59 PM
Thanks for the advice, but I don't think that's the problem. My son was looking at the pump assembly while I was try to put it up and he said he could hear the motor running. Any other suggestions? I read somewhere that there is oil in the system. Could low levels be the cause and if so how do you fill it?

Thanks again.

07-28-2011, 03:03 AM
It could very well be the oil being low. However, I had the same problem and it was the impeler in the motor, not the fluid.

It would be worth a shot to check the fluid level.

I can't remember what the oil is, it's somthing common like steering fluid though...