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Old 11-15-2020, 11:59 AM   #1
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Default Can't lower top!

I have a 1987 Funchaser with the top stuck up. I have tried to lower it manually, but I don't know where the fluid release valve is. I've used the pump to raise it enough to release the safety bar and nothing happens. There is supposed to be a release valve somewhere near the pump, but where?

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Old 11-15-2020, 12:04 PM   #2
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Murphy, did you pull the safety release lanyard and hold it out when you raised the top off the safety bar? And, did the hydraulic pump actually work when you activated the lift switch? If the top DID lift off the bar, then it should lower if you pulled the safety bar out of the way.

There are several threads here about the location and appearance of the manual lowering valve, but I don't think that's your problem.

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Old 11-16-2020, 02:12 PM   #3
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Default Top won't go down

The piston on the hydraulic cylinder was frozen! I'm going to remove it and get it rebuilt. Thanks for the reply!
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Old 11-20-2020, 04:10 PM   #4
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Anyone know if you can travel with the hilo in the raised position?
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Old 11-20-2020, 10:44 PM   #5
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Default No,No and NO!!

Don't ever travel with the HiLo in the up position. You will wreck the HiLo for sure.
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top won't lower

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