Rebuild/Upgrade Service for '03-'09 Cadillac XLR Stowage Cover Cylinder 88957086
Rebuild/Upgrade Service for single '03-'09 Cadillac XLR Tonneau Hydraulic Cylinder for the convertible top system.
Send in your part for rebuild service, or order directly from our stock with core exchange for $200 + $150 deposit.
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For optional core exchange, select "Order now with core exchange" in the drop down menu above.
Core exchange means that you get rebuilt parts from Top Hydraulics' inventory first, and then you send back your original parts for a refund of your core deposit of $150. For a full core refund, cylinders must be in good condition except for leaking seals.
Cadillac 03-09 XLR Tonneau Cylinder p/n 88957086
P/N 88957086, also known as 1535-030-B or 1535-030-C or 1535-030-D (engraved on the cylinder in the second row of numbers)
You remove your cylinder(s) you would like to have rebuilt, and send them to us. Core exchange (where we send cylinders from our inventory first) is available only for full sets of eight cylinders. Consider having all eight cylinders rebuilt & upgraded at the same time, because they all fail in fairly short order, and you save a lot of labor and frustration this way!
This is a rebuild/upgrade service for a single '03-'09 Cadillac XLR Tonneau Hydraulic Cylinder for the convertible top system. The XLR has three of these cylinders, p/n 88957086. Two of them actuate the rear top stow compartment cover (also called tonneau cover), which flips under the trunk lid (deck lid). One of these cylinders actuates the front top stow compartment cover.
The original seals in these cylinders are made of a material that fails within 10-15 years, or faster if exposed to contaminants or water in the convertible top hydraulic fluid. Top Hydraulics replaces the original steel gland inside the cylinder with a new, CNC-machined one that accommodates more sophisticated rod seal, gland seal, and wiper seal for maximum service life of the cylinder. Replaced and improved rod seal, piston seal, cap seal, gland seal, wiper, and port seals make this part better than a brand new one, with an expected service life of 30-50 years under normal circumstances.
In most cases, the first leak on the original cylinders will be through the mounting hole at the bottom of the cylinder, making it appear like a leak from one of the hydraulic hoses. Next, they will typically leak from the top, and ultimately they will develop internal bypasses. Even brand new cylinders from the dealer can fail again within a short time frame if the hydraulic fluid in your system is contaminated. The rebuild & upgrade service from Top Hydraulics will avoid these issues, because our seals are inert to almost any contamination.
These cylinders are very easy to remove from the stowage cover. Remove the mounting pin first that goes through the clevis (fork) first, and retract the shaft. Then remove the bottom pin that goes through the cylinder housing. Last, remove the hydraulic line clips by sliding them in the cylinders rail. Hang on to the clips, so that they don't get lost. Pull out the hydraulic lines - we suggest sticking the hose ends into a ziplock bag. Cycle the fluid out of the cylinder(s), package well, and send to Top Hydraulics.
Turn around time average is one to two days. Return shipping in the US via USPS Priority Mail ($10 per order) or FedEx Priority Overnight ($40 per order).
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Rebuild/Upgrade Service for a full set of eight '03-'09 Cadillac XLR Convertible hydraulic cylinders. Includes:
(2) Main Cylinders (Identical)
(3) Deck Lid Cylinders (Identical)
(2) Tonneau Cylinders (Identical)
(1) Front Latch Cylinder
Rebuild/Upgrade Service for one '03-'09 Cadillac XLR Front Latch Hydraulic Cylinder. Send in your cylinder first, or select "Order now with core exchange".
Replaced and improved rod seal, piston seal, cap seal, gland seal, wiper, and port seals make this part better than a brand new one, with an expected service life of 30-50 years under normal circumstances.
You send in your malfunctioning XLR convertible hydraulic pump unit 88958028, and we rebuild it for $750*.
Once we receive your pump, the turn around time is up to 1-3 days for rebuild service. We are certain that we make your pump better than new inside, performing well above spec.
If you need a pump quicker than that,
Rebuild/Upgrade Service for single '03-'09 Cadillac XLR Folding Top Main Lift Hydraulic Cylinder for the convertible top. The XLR has two of these cylinders. They actuate the hard top frame, raising or lowering your top. They are mounted in the hard top frame.
Send in your part for rebuild service, or order directly from our stock with core exchange for $200 + $220 deposit.
We have a lot of XLR cylinders out in the field, waiting for customers to return their cores. As of 8-20-20, we are temporarily out of stock on core exchange units to ship from our inventory first and have to put core exchange on hold until we have enough cores returned to us.
Price shown includes $500 refundable core deposit. This is a special core exchange option only: We ship the hydraulic pump from our stock, filled with fluid, for simple swap into your vehicle. Send us back your malfunctioning pump for refund of your $500 core deposit*.
Cadillac Top Lift Pump Assembly p/n 88958028