Convertible Fluid Line Purge Help

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  1. 66plysat

    66plysat Well-Known Member

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    I've reinstalled the convertible top pump, mechanism and lines and can't figure out how to purge the line of air. I filled the pump with fluid and permanently installed it in the frame. I can see the air in the lines and ran the pump to try to flush out the line but it didn't seem to help. I can't add fluid because the filler hole that is on the end of the pump will spill out fluid if you take out the plug. It seem like the only way to fill the pump is to remove it from the frame and set it on end. If you remove it from the frame the rubber feet will need to be cut to free it from the frame.
    There has to be an easier way to do this, I just can't figure out what it may be. Anyone have any experience doing this? I need some guidance, Thanks. IMG_2454.jpg
     
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    Greetings neighbor.
    Isn't there a rubber plug high on the pump for filling?
    Maybe on the backside?
    Top it off, run the motor to purge the lines, top it off again.

    PM me if you still need help.
     
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    • Ron H

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      I installed new motor, lines, and flushed out the pistons (off the car to clean them as they were a couple years old). Running the top up and down a few times should purge system of air - this is what I did and it worked out. Reservoir is 'filled' when fluid gets to the filler opening.
       
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        Rubber grommets can be removed and reinstalled using a screwdriver underneath the bracket
         
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        • Ron H

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          To add, filler opening with motor horizontal as in the car when fluid starts to dribble out, reservoir is full. After running it you can recheck the reservoir. On the other hand, air can be a problem if the tank is too low.
           
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