PT Cruiser Top Lift cylinder
  • PT Cruiser Top Lift cylinder
  • PT Cruiser Top Lift cylinder
  • PT Cruiser Top Lift cylinder

PT Cruiser Top Lift Cylinder

$160.00

Chrysler | 2004-2008 PT Cruiser Convertible

 

 

Rebuild service for main lift cylinder(s)

The PT Cruiser convertible has two lift cylinders for the convertible top. Top Hydraulics' seal material is far superior to the OEM's.

Send in your cylinder(s) to be rebuilt. Rebuild service is $160 per cylinder plus shipping.

-OR-

Order from our stock with core exchange ($200 per cylinder shipping first from our inventory, plus $120/ea deposit plus shipping).

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There are three rows of number engraved on the cylinder. The middle row identifies the part with the following three being fully interchangeable:
1657-030-A

1657-030-B

1657-030-C

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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)

Rebuild/Upgrade service for main drive/lift cylinder(s), using best seals available

The price is per cylinder - it is highly recommended to upgrade in pairs! The PT Cruiser convertible has two lift cylinders for the convertible top. Top Hydraulics' rebuild/upgrade service makes these cylinders better than new, as our seal material is far superior to the OEM's. We also improve on the size and geometry of four seals inside the cylinders. A total of seven seals per cylinder gets upgraded, including rod seal, piston seal, gland seal, cap seal, wiper, and port seals.

Parts from our inventory ship with bushings but without line clips.

Make sure to fully retract the polished cylinder shaft before removing the hydraulic line clips, so that an accidentally slipping tool cannot damage the shaft on the polished surface that slides through the seal. Damaged shafts can be replaced, but there is a surcharge for that (or your core refund will be reduced if you choose core exchange).

Common engraving on the cylinder:

1657-030-A or 1657-030-B or 1657-030-C

 

Note: you will have to refill the hydraulic pump with fluid. The system is self venting, and the air from the cylinder(s) will eventually end up in the reservoir. It can take several cycles to get all air out of the system. Keep topping off the reservoir until the fluid level does not drop below the fill mark any more. You can fill the pump slowly with a syringe or a squirt bottle through the fill plug in the middle, on top of the pump. You may need to use pliers or vise grips to loosen the plug if you end up stripping the 5-mm inside hex. The filling process through the fill plug is slow. You can speed it up a little by manually pulling up one or both of the cylinder shafts while filling the pump - this creates a vacuum in the reservoir. We recommend against taking off the reservoir, because you might damage the reservoir or its o-ring in the process. In particular, we recommend against drilling a hole in the reservoir. You will be introducing foreign particles into the system, plus the reservoir gets pressurized when the hydraulic cylinders retract.

Possible fluids to use:

FeBi 02615

Aral Vitamol

Mercedes fluid p/n 000 989 9103

Pentosin CHF-11S

Mopar 05127381AA

Univys 26

 

All fluids above will mix with each other or with the original fluid in the pump, and they are safe to use in the system.

Specific References

Related Products:

New Hydraulic Hose Line # 33 for Chrysler Crossfire Roadsters.

This hose goes from the pump to the shaft end of the Tonneau Cover Lift cylinder. Each hose has a two-digit number stamped on it in white or red ink near the metal fitting. This number is also stamped on the cylinder port where the line enters the cylinder, and on the pump retaining plate where the line enters the pump.

This is a single hose #33 from hose assembly P/N: 5142635AA

(P/N 5142635AA corresponds to the pair of hoses #33 and #34)

Price
$149.99
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Top Hydraulics' hoses are more flexible than the OEM hoses, plus they have a higher pressure rating due to their internal Kevlar® braid.

 

In your Chrysler PT Cruiser, there are two lines/hoses routed to each hydraulic cylinder. The hydraulic top system has a total of four hoses.  Each hose has a two-digit number stamped on it. Please identify the hose number when ordering.

Price
$99.99
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The OEM cylinders will all eventually fail due to chemical decay - Top Hydraulics upgrades the seals with far superior material.

Send in your left main lift cylinder to be upgraded, using the best seals available.
-OR-
Order a cylinder from our inventory with core exchange. (includes $50 inventory surcharge and $200 deposit)

 

P/N 5142639AA, sometimes marked 1757-030-A, 1757-030-B or 1757-038-B

Price
$150.00
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You send in your malfunctioning convertible hydraulic pump first to be rebuilt and upgraded.

Turn around time is 1-3 days, and we will ship the pump back to you by Priority U.S. Mail (2-3 days delivery time within the US).

Chrysler part number 68027037AA

Price
$350.00
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You send in your Tonneau cover latch 05166559AA aka A 193 750 0183 (aka 1937500183 or A 193 750 01 83), and Top Hydraulics upgrades it with far superior seals, making it better than new!

-OR-

Order from our inventory with core exchange. (Core exchange option is subject to $30 surcharge plus $100 deposit.)

Price
$65.00
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New Hydraulic Hose Line # 44 for Chrysler Crossfire Roadsters.

This hose goes from the pump to the rear end of the bow lock cylinder. Each hose has a two-digit number stamped on it in white or red ink near the metal fitting. This number is also stamped on the cylinder port where the line enters the cylinder, and on the pump retaining plate where the line enters the pump.

Price
$149.99
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Core exchange. This means that you get a rebuilt & upgraded pump from Top Hydraulics' inventory first, then you ship back your original pump for credit of your $250 core refund. You get a pump that has been rebuilt to outlast and outperform brand new ones. Chrysler part number 68027037AA.

Price
$600.00
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New Hydraulic Hose Line # 32 for Chrysler Crossfire Roadsters.

This hose goes from the pump to the blunt end of the Tonneau Cover Lock cylinder. Each hose has a two-digit number stamped on it in white or red ink near the metal fitting. This number is also stamped on the cylinder port where the line enters the cylinder, and on the pump retaining plate where the line enters the pump.

This is a single hose #32 from hose assembly P/N: 5142637AA

(P/N 5142637AA corresponds to the pair of hoses #31 and #32)

Price
$149.99
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The OEM cylinders will all eventually fail due to chemical decay - Top Hydraulics upgrades the seals with far superior material.

Send in your right main lift cylinder to be upgraded, using the best seals available.
-OR-
Order a cylinder from our inventory with core exchange. (includes $50 inventory surcharge and $200 deposit)

 

P/N 5170015AA, sometimes marked 1758-030-B or similar

Price
$150.00
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Chrysler Crossfire Convertible Top Hydraulic Cylinders

Set of 7 cylinders to be upgraded, using the best seals available. Package discount. The OEM cylinders will all eventually fail due to chemical decay - Top Hydraulics upgrades the seals with far superior material. Send in your cylinders, and get 1-3 days trun around. Core exchange option only on latch cylinders 1937500184 and 1937500084.

Price
$750.00
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New Hydraulic Hose Line # 21 for Chrysler Crossfire Roadsters.

This hose goes from the pump to the shaft end of the left Rear Bow cylinder. Each hose has a two-digit number stamped on it in white or red ink near the metal fitting. This number is also stamped on the cylinder port where the line enters the cylinder, and on the pump retaining plate where the line enters the pump.

This is a single hose #21 from hose assembly P/N: 5142633AA

(P/N 5142633AA corresponds to the pair of hoses #21 and #22)

Price
$149.99
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New Hydraulic Hose Line # 34 for Chrysler Crossfire Roadsters.

This hose goes from the pump to the bottom end of the Tonneau Cover Lift cylinder. Each hose has a two-digit number stamped on it in white or red ink near the metal fitting. This number is also stamped on the cylinder port where the line enters the cylinder, and on the pump retaining plate where the line enters the pump.

This is a single hose #34 from hose assembly P/N: 5142635AA

(P/N 5142635AA corresponds to the pair of hoses #33 and #34)

Price
$149.99
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The OEM cylinders will all eventually fail due to chemical decay - Top Hydraulics upgrades the seals with far superior material.

Send in your right bow tension cylinder to be upgraded, using the best seals available.
-OR-
Order a cylinder from our inventory with core exchange. (includes $50 inventory surcharge and $200 deposit)

P/N 5170014AA, sometimes marked 1721-030-B

Price
$150.00
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Includes $300 refundable core deposit. This is a special core exchange option only: We ship the hydraulic pump pre-filled with the correct fluid, for simple swap into your vehicle. This means you pay $500 plus $300 deposit plus shipping and we ship a pump as pictured from our inventory first, then you send back your old pump to recover the deposit.

P/N 5142638AA and similar. Mercedes p/n reference A193 800 00 30.

Price
$800.00
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New Hydraulic Hose Line # 11 for Chrysler Crossfire Roadsters.

This hose goes from the pump to the shaft end of the left Main Lift cylinder. Each hose has a two-digit number stamped on it in white or red ink near the metal fitting. This number is also stamped on the cylinder port where the line enters the cylinder, and on the pump retaining plate where the line enters the pump.

This is a single hose #11 from hose assembly P/N: 5142632AA

(P/N 5142632AA corresponds to the pair of hoses #11 and #12)

Price
$149.99
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Rebuild/Upgrade Service For '04-'08 Chrysler PT Cruiser Convertible Hydraulic Pump

 

 

 

 

Service of all moving parts with three years warranty. The pump goes through extensive testing of flow, pressure in both directions, and extended load testing to make sure it exceeds the manufacturer's specs before we ship it back.

Price
$300.00
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