Rebuild/Upgrade Service for Full Set of '03-'09 Cadillac XLR Convertible Hydraulic Cylinders
  • Rebuild/Upgrade Service for Full Set of '03-'09 Cadillac XLR Convertible Hydraulic Cylinders

Special option: Core exchange for Full Set of eight '03-'09 Cadillac XLR Convertible Hydraulic Cylinders

$2,700.00

Core exchange for a full set of eight '03-'09 Cadillac XLR Convertible hydraulic cylinders. Includes:

2 ea. p/n 88957085 (main lift cylinder)

3 ea. p/n 88957086 (tonneau cylinder)

2 ea p/n 88957088 (deck lid cylinder)

1 ea p/n 88957089 (front latch cylinder

Price already includes $1200 deposit, see notes below

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No sales tax for orders in the USA

 

We provide world class technical support

 

3-year standard warranty (should last decades)

Special Option: Core exchange for Full Set of eight (8) Cadillac 03-09 XLR folding top Hydraulic Cylinders

Price is $1500 plus $1200 refundable deposit. Your deposit gets refunded in full once we receive back your matching cylinders without significant damage to the metal parts. These parts are much better than brand new ones, because they have far superior seals for a much longer service life. Set includes:

2 ea. p/n 88957085 (main lift cylinder, also known as top and rear roof panel lift cylinder). These two cylinders raise and lower the main portion of the top.

3 ea. p/n 88957086 (tonneau cylinder, also known as front and rear top stow compartment cover cylinders). The XLR has three of these cylinders. 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.

2 ea p/n 88957088 (deck lid cylinder, also known as trunk lid cylinders). The XLR has two of these cylinders. They actuate the trunk lid by lifting it out of the top's way.

1 ea p/n 88957089 (front header latch cylinder). This cylinder latches the top of your convertible roof to the windshield header.

The original eight cylinders fail at roughly the same time, on account of identical, bio-degradable seal material used in all of them. If you are planning on hanging on to this beautiful car, then you should consider dealing with all eight cylinders at the same time. It saves you a lot of hassle, labor, and cost this way, and you should never have to worry about any of your cylinders leaking again.

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.

Note that the main lift cylinders can have concealed rust on the polished shafts, due to failed weather seals in your top having allowed water to collect on top of the cylinders for an extended period. If we should find rust on the shafts, then $100 per shaft replacement will be withheld from your $1200 core deposit refund. If you do not utilize our core exchange option, and we receive cylinders with bad shafts from you for rebuild service, you will also be charged $100 per necessary shaft replacement.

Shipping within the US from Top Hydraulics to you:

$20 via FedEx 2-Day Service, or only $50 for FedEx Priority Overnight, signature required on receipt.

We do not offer international shipping on this option. International customers, please send us your parts first for rebuild service.

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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*.
Core exchange is currently available only to US customers due to limited inventory.

Cadillac Top Lift Pump Assembly p/n 88958028

Price
$1,450.00
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Upgraded Single Hydraulic Line #35 manufactured by Top Hydraulics, Inc. for your Cadillac XLR Convertible. 

This line runs from the bottom end of the left side Stowage Compartment Cylinder to the Hydraulic Pump.

Hoses 31 and 35 are sold together by Cadillac as P/N 88957095.

This listing is for a single hose #35 only.

Price
$149.99
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Upgraded Hydraulic Line #37 manufactured by Top Hydraulics, Inc. for your Cadillac XLR Convertible. 

This line runs from the bottom end of the right side Stowage Compartment Cylinder to the Hydraulic Pump.

Hoses 33 and 37 are sold together by Cadillac as P/N 88957094.

This listing is for a single hose #37 only.

Price
$149.99
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Upgraded Single Hydraulic Line #52 manufactured by Top Hydraulics, Inc. for your Cadillac XLR Convertible. 

This line runs from the bottom end of the Front Latch Cylinder to the Hydraulic Pump.

Hoses 51 and 52 are sold together by Cadillac as P/N 88957097.

This listing is for a single hose #52 only.

Price
$149.99
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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.

P/N 88957086

Price
$150.00
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Upgraded Single Hydraulic Line #43 manufactured by Top Hydraulics, Inc. for your Cadillac XLR Convertible. 

This line runs from the shaft end of the right side Deck Lid Cylinder to the Hydraulic Pump.

Hoses 43 and 44 are sold together by Cadillac as P/N 88957090.

This listing is for a single hose #43 only.

Price
$149.99
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Upgraded Single Hydraulic Line #42 manufactured by Top Hydraulics, Inc. for your Cadillac XLR Convertible. 

This line runs from the bottom end of the left side Deck Lid Cylinder to the Hydraulic Pump.

Hoses 41 and 42 are sold together by Cadillac as P/N 88957091.

This listing is for a single hose #42 only.

Price
$149.99
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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.

Please see note about potential rust damage in the detailed description below. 

We currently have enough inventory only to supply the main lift cylinders as part of a complete set of eight cylinders.

P/N 88957085

Price
$150.00
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Upgraded Single Hydraulic Line #41 manufactured by Top Hydraulics, Inc. for your Cadillac XLR Convertible. 

This line runs from the shaft end of the left side Deck Lid Cylinder to the Hydraulic Pump.

Hoses 41 and 42 are sold together by Cadillac as P/N 88957091.

This listing is for a single hose #41 only.

Price
$149.99
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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

Price
$1,100.00
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Upgraded Single Hydraulic Line #11 manufactured by Top Hydraulics, Inc. for your Cadillac XLR Convertible. 

This line runs from the shaft end of the left side Main Lift cylinder to the Hydraulic Pump.

Hoses 11 and 12 are sold together by Cadillac as P/N 88957093.

This listing is for a single hose #11 only.

Price
$149.99
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Rebuild/Upgrade Service for one '03-'09 Cadillac XLR Decklid (Trunk Lid) 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 inside, with an expected service life of 30-50 years.

Send in your part for rebuild service, or order directly from our stock with core exchange for $200 + $220 deposit.

Please see note about potential rust damage in the detailed description below.

P/N 88957088

Price
$150.00
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Upgraded Single Hydraulic Line #51 manufactured by Top Hydraulics, Inc. for your Cadillac XLR Convertible. 

This line runs from the shaft end of the Front Latch Cylinder to the Hydraulic Pump.

Hoses 51 and 52 are sold together by Cadillac as P/N 88957097.

This listing is for a single hose #51 only.

Price
$149.99
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Upgraded Single Hydraulic Line #61 manufactured by Top Hydraulics, Inc. for your Cadillac XLR Convertible. 

This line runs from the shaft end of the Center Stowage Compartment Cylinder to the Hydraulic Pump.

Hoses 61 and 62 are sold together by Cadillac as P/N 88957096.

This listing is for a single hose #61 only.

Price
$149.99
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Upgraded Single Hydraulic Line #12 manufactured by Top Hydraulics, Inc. for your Cadillac XLR Convertible. 

This line runs from the bottom end of the left side Main Lift cylinder to the Hydraulic Pump.

Hoses 11 and 12 are sold together by Cadillac as P/N 88957093.

This listing is for a single hose #12 only.

Price
$149.99
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Upgraded Single Hydraulic Line #14 manufactured by Top Hydraulics, Inc. for your Cadillac XLR Convertible. 

This line runs from the bottom end of the right side Main Lift cylinder to the Hydraulic Pump.

Hoses 13 and 14 are sold together by Cadillac as P/N 88957092.

This listing is for a single hose #14 only.

Price
$149.99
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