F355 top problem

Discussion in '348/355' started by eyboro, Feb 3, 2008.

  1. eyboro

    eyboro Formula Junior
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    May 30, 2004
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    I have a problem with the top opening on my 1997 F355 Spider. When I use the regular or the emergency switch the top only moves back to the right side. The left side gets stock in the middle while the right side will go back all the way down. I bled the system, I had Lake Forest Sport Car look at it. They changed a sensor but that didn't solve the problem. Before I spend too much money on it, any suggestions will be appreciated.

    Thank you.
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  3. Oengus

    Oengus F1 Veteran
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    Sep 29, 2004
    Between timing belts or OH, SC, CO, CT
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    Have you tried pushing the center cross brace up gently when you operate it?
  4. No Doubt

    No Doubt Six Time F1 World Champ

    May 21, 2005
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    Mr. Sideways
    You've got to clear off that 9 inches of Chicago snow, first!
  5. f355spider

    f355spider F1 World Champ
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    Hugh G. Rection
    It is possible one of the rams is bad on the left side...they are expensive. They can be damaged if the hydraulic fluid is allowed to get too low. BTW, how is your fluid level presently? I hope the dealer checked and topped it off.
  6. gothspeed

    gothspeed F1 World Champ

    May 26, 2006
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    +1 ..................and make sure the fabric is folding up proper too.
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