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Saab Convertible Top Hydraulic Cylinder Rebuild/Upgrade Service

Saab

You remove your cylinders you would like to have rebuilt, and send them to us.

Core Exchange is currently available only for 1st generation Saab cylinders.

Important: deep scratches or rust spots on the polished cylinder shafts require us to replace the cylinder shafts, which we manufacture out of hardened, stainless steel. There is a surcharge for shaft replacement, if needed. If we can polish out existing damage, then there is no surcharge.

Once we receive your cylinders, the turn around time for Saab cylinders is 1-3 days for rebuild service and we will ship the cylinders back to you by Priority U.S. Mail (2-3 days delivery time).

Top Hydraulics also manufactures new hydraulic hoses (also called lines or pipes) for all Saab 9-3 models. All hoses for 1st Generation 9-3s are listed on the website - please contact us for specific 2nd Generation hoses that you do not find listed.

Top Hydraulics is the leading manufacturer of aftermarket convertible top hydraulic hoses, serving over 30 brands and far exceeding OEM specs.

Please enjoy our DIY cylinder and hose replacement instructions for 1st Generation Saab 9-3 convertibles https://www.tophydraulics.com/saab93cylinderlineremovalhires.pdf and 1st Bow Cylinder removal and replacement instructions for 2nd Generation Saab 9-3 convertibles https://www.tophydraulics.com/2003saabinstructions.pdf, as listed in our continually expanding DIY section. International customers, please note that the weight limit for USPS Express Mail Flat Rate Envelopes is 4 pounds.

Saab

Rebuild/Upgrade Service for 1998-2002 Saab 9-3 Convertible Hydraulics

Saab 9-3 First Generation 98-03

Not sure whether your Saab convertible is a 1st or 2nd Generation?

The distinction is simple: if you need to turn a handle to lock and unlock the front, then you have a 1st Generation model.  The 2nd generation locks and unlocks automatically.

Top Hydraulics is the leading manufacturer of replacement hoses for your Saab 9-3 cabriolet hydraulics - far exceeding OEM specs, and hoses are always in stock.

Rebuilding and upgrading hydraulic system components for your First Generation Saab 9-3 or Saab 9-3 Viggen Convertible - Top Hydraulics' quality is unmatched!

We upgrade your cylinder(s) by replacing the tiny OEM rod seal with a much larger one made of superior materials, and adding custom caps made of CNC machined stainless steel to accommodate these superior seals. Our seals are not sensitive to water and are resistant to most additives in hydraulic fluid. This results in a much longer service life than the standard OEM cylinders for a fraction of the price.

Our Core Exchange option makes this as easy as buying a new cylinder - you only have to ship back your old cylinder(s) afterwards for core credit.

Top Hydraulics also rebuilds and upgrades convertible hydraulic pumps, as well as manufacturing our own upgraded hydraulic lines.

Owning and driving a convertible with an automatic top is prestigious, convenient and exciting - let Top Hydraulics help you enjoy your beautiful car even more by making your convertible top system truly better than new!

Top Hydraulics' standard warranty is 3 years on rebuilds/upgrades of convertible top cylinders and hydraulic pumps, and on new hydraulic hoses.

Please enjoy our DIY cylinder and hose replacement instructions for 1st Generation Saab 9-3 convertibles https://www.tophydraulics.com/saab93cylinderlineremovalhires.pdf, as listed in our continually expanding DIY section.

Saab 9-3 Second Generation 03-11

Not sure whether your Saab convertible is a 1st or 2nd Generation?

The distinction is simple: if you need to turn a handle to lock and unlock the front, then you have a 1st Generation model.  The 2nd generation locks and unlocks automatically.

These cylinders typically fail first in the rear of the cylinder. The OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) cylinders have front and rear caps that are sealed from the cylinder bodies with a seal material that decays over time.

Top Hydraulics replaces those seals with a far superior material that is not sensitive to water and is resistant to most additives in hydraulic fluid. Our seals have a larger cross section for a superior static seal. The OEM cylinders rely on a tiny o-ring to energize a very thin, flat rod seal. The o-rings loose elasticity over time, and the OEM rod seals wear out.

Top Hydraulics manufactures and installs its own precision CNC machined front caps in these cylinders, so that the tiny OEM rod seals can be replaced with Top Hydraulics' own u-cup seals for a far more reliable seal and much longer service life.  In addition, the size and geometry of Top Hydraulics' u-cups is forgiving to tiny scratches and imperfections in the cylinder rods (aka piston rods or shafts), caused during the original manufacture, during removal from the car, during installation into the car, or by impurities in the hydraulic fluid.

Top Hydraulics replaces the port seals (where the hydraulic hoses attach) and ships spares with each cylinder, in case your mechanic accidentally pinches an o-ring while installing the hydraulic hose.

Owning and driving a convertible with an automatic top is prestigious, convenient and exciting - let Top Hydraulics help you enjoy your beautiful car even more by making your convertible top system truly better than new!.

Core Exchange is now available for 2003-2011 Saab cylinders!

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You send in your malfunctioning convertible hydraulic pump, and we rebuild it for $400.

Once we receive your pump, the turn around time is up to one week for rebuild service and we will ship the pump back to you by Priority U.S. Mail (2-3 days delivery time).

P/N: 12833522

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$400.00
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1998-2003 Saab 9-3, Aero, Viggen

 

Package deal set of five for the price of four

Price listed is for Standard Rebuild Service - You send in your cylinders to be rebuilt.

Expedited Core Exchange Option includes a $550 Refundable Core Charge plus a $100 surcharge for inventory management.

$100 deposit will be retained if your core has a damaged or rusty shaft.

Price
$600.00
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Included in the price is a $250 core deposit. Top Hydraulics sends a rebuilt pump first, then you send back your old one for core refund. The pump is fully rebuilt and exceeds OEM pressure specs by at least 5%. Three years warranty.

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$650.00
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2003+, all 7 cylinders rebuilt for the price of 5

Send in your cylinder for Rebuild & Upgrade service, or order directly from our stock by selecting "Order now with core exchange" below.

Core Exchange orders include a $750 refundable core deposit.

2003+ Saab 9-3's require 7 Cylinder rebuilds for a complete upgrade of convertible soft top lifting and latching system.

Price
$1,250.00
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1998-2003 Saab 9-3, Aero, Viggen

 

 P/N: 53 63 163

Optional Core Exchange includes a $120 Refundable Core Charge plus a $30 surcharge for inventory management.

$100 deposit will be retained if your core has a damaged or rusty shaft.

Price
$150.00
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 P/N: 53 63 148

Expedited Core Exchange Option includes a $120 Refundable Core Charge plus a $30 surcharge for inventory management.

$100 deposit will be retained if your core has a damaged or rusty shaft.

Price
$150.00
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 P/N: 53 63 155

Expedited Core Exchange Option includes a $120 Refundable Core Charge plus a $30 surcharge for inventory management.

$100 deposit will be retained if your core has a damaged or rusty shaft.

Price
$150.00
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Price listed is for Standard Rebuild Service- Send in your cylinder for Rebuild & Upgrade service, or order directly from our stock by selecting "Order now with core exchange" below.

Optional core exchange includes a $120 refundable core deposit.

P/N 12833515. All internal seals get upgraded, guaranteed much better than a brand new part.

Price
$200.00
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Price listed is for Standard Rebuild Service- Send in your cylinder for Rebuild & Upgrade service, or order directly from our stock by selecting "Order now with core exchange" below.

Optional core exchange includes a $120 refundable core deposit.

P/N 12833501.  All internal seals get upgraded, guaranteed much better than a brand new part.

Price
$200.00
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  P/N: 53 63 122

Expedited Core Exchange Option includes a $120 Refundable Core Charge plus a $30 surcharge for inventory management.

$100 deposit will be retained if your core has a damaged or rusty shaft.

Price
$150.00
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Price listed is for Standard Rebuild Service- Send in your cylinder for Rebuild & Upgrade service, or order directly from our stock by selecting "Order now with core exchange" below.

Optional core exchange includes a $120 refundable core deposit.

P/N. 12833502.  All internal seals get upgraded, guaranteed much better than a brand new part.

Price
$200.00
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 P/N: 53 63 130

Optional Core Exchange includes a $120 Refundable Core Charge plus a $30 surcharge for inventory management.

$100 deposit will be retained if your core has a damaged or rusty shaft.

Price
$150.00
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