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sprinkles08, ASE Certified Technician
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The convertable top is half up....half down. My son who

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The convertable top is half up....half down. My son who doesn't know how to work the top tried putting it down and it is stuck and will not slide into trunk as usual. The windows will not roll up as well
JA: Have you tried silicone spray or WD-40?
Customer: No because there is no power going to it. It's like its dead
JA: What is the model/year of your VW?
Customer: 2008 2.0 turbo eos
JA: Are you fixing your Turbo yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: We have tried manually putting it in the trunk. My husband thinks its hydraulics (sp). We were going to sell it next week and then this happens
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: I can't afford to pay for expensive reparis. So i hope its simple
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: VW
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 7 months ago.

Hello and welcome to Justanswer!

A hydraulic issue can definitely prevent the top from moving. Whether the pump has failed or there is a leak, the pump motor can continue to run and the top not move.

You do hear the pump continue to run yet the top doesn't move?

Has the fluid level been checked or a leak seen?