Rebuild/upgrade service for Bow Tension Cylinder Mercedes W209 CLK-Class Cylinder 2098000972 A209 800 09 72
  • Rebuild/upgrade service for Bow Tension Cylinder Mercedes W209 CLK-Class Cylinder 2098000972 A209 800 09 72
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Rebuild/upgrade service for Bow Tension Cylinder Mercedes W209 CLK-Class Cylinder

$150.00

Rebuild & upgrade service for Mercedes CLK A209/W209-Class 

Fabric Bow Tension Cylinder

Mercedes part number 2098000972, aka A209 800 09 72

Top Hydraulics makes these parts better than new inside, with seven new, superior seals and reinforcement against the occasional "explosion" known to happen on OEM cylinders' bottoms.

Core exchange is available, see 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)

For optional up-front shipping (also known as core exchange), select YES in the drop down menu above - core exchange is $180/ea. plus a $120 deposit.

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Rebuild & upgrade service for Mercedes CLK A209/W209-Class 

Fabric Bow Tension Cylinder

Mercedes part number 2098000972. 

Mercedes does not put this part number on the cylinders.

Engravings on the cylinder do not match the Mercedes part number - they are serial numbers and internal references.

A pair of these cylinders raises and lowers the rear bow (rear of the soft top with the glass in it). They tend to leak first on the bottom, where the mounting pin goes through the housing.

Top Hydraulics makes these parts better than new inside, with seven new, superior seals and reinforcement against the occasional "explosion" known to happen on OEM cylinders' bottoms. There is a lot of precision machining involved, new CNC-machined glands to accommodate the improved rod seals, and Top Hydraulics' signature wiper seal, which keeps dirt and water from entering the gland. Comes with new O-rings to put on the hoses when you install the cylinders, and an illustration on how exactly to install the O-rings.

You send in your cylinder for rebuild first (then we rebuild it, then we ship it back to you), or you pick the up-front shipping option (aka core exchange) which adds $30 surcharge plus $120 refundable deposit. Core exchange means we send the parts first from our inventory, then you send back your cores (original cylinders) to recover the core deposit. The deposit gets refunded in full to the original payment method once we receive a matching core without serious damage to the metal parts.

Mercedes Convertible Hydraulic Cylinders

 

W209 CLK-Class | Years: 2003-2012

You send in your cylinder for rebuild, or you pick the up-front shipping option which adds $30 surcharge plus $120 refundable deposit.

For Rebuilding Your Cylinders:  Send your cylinders to Top Hydraulics first and we will rebuild and upgrade them to better-than-new condition. 

Seals used by Top Hydraulics, Inc. include Viton™ and Teflon™-hybrid seals, as well as enhanced Polyurethane material, which far exceed the OEM's requirements for rigidity, but provide at least double the service life for your convertible car top actuators, based on scientific test data.

2098000972

Specific References

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New hydraulic line # 12 for Mercedes W209 CLK-Class

This is a single hose that would normally be part of a set sold by Mercedes as p/n 209 800 01 81

Goes from the pump to the left main lift cylinder 2098000772 bottom port.

Top Hydraulics' hose material is more flexible than the OEM material and holds up to ten times the operating pressure in your convertible top hydraulic system.

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$149.99
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Rebuild & upgrade service for Mercedes CLK A209/W209-Class 

RH Top Drive (Main Lift) Cylinder

Mercedes part number 2098000872 aka A209800087264

Expedited Core Exchange Option, where we ship a part from our inventory first, is $250 plus $200 deposit. (Currently available only in the US)

Top Hydraulics makes these parts better than new inside, with seven new, superior seals and reinforcement against the occasional "explosion" known to happen on OEM cylinders' bottoms.

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$200.00
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New hydraulic line # 13 for Mercedes W209 CLK-Class

This is single hose that would normally be part of a set sold by Mercedes as p/n 209 800 02 81.

Goes from the pump to the top of the right main lift cylinder (top drive cylinder).

Top Hydraulics' hose material is more flexible than the OEM material and holds up to ten times the operating pressure in your convertible top hydraulic system.

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$149.99
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Top Hydraulics replaces and upgrades all seals with superior material, making the top cylinders in your convertible better than brand new ones. We upgrade the cheap, tiny rod seals with much larger cup seals for maximum service life and for much better tolerance of imperfections on the cylinder shafts. Awesome package deal! 

The $1000 price listed is for rebuild/upgrade service (you send your cylinders to be rebuilt).
The price for our core exchange option is $1200 plus a $900 deposit. 

Core exchange is currently available only to North American customers.

Price
$1,000.00
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Price listed is for Standard Rebuild Service- 

Send in your cylinder for Rebuild & Upgrade service ($200), or select the core exchange option, which is $50 more plus a $200 deposit.

Beware: sometimes, people will put vise grips on the cylinder shaft in order to keep the trunk lid open. If we find scratches on the shaft that cannot be massaged out, then we are forced to replace that shaft with a new one for a $100 surcharge.

All internal seals get upgraded, guaranteed much better than a brand new part.

P/N: 209 800 14 72

Note: The power trunk lid is optional equipment.  If you don't know whether or not your vehicle is equipped with this option, look for a red button on the bottom of the trunk lid.  If the red power trunk button is there, your car is equipped with this cylinder.

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$200.00
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New hydraulic line # 21 for Mercedes W209 CLK-Class

This is single hose that would normally be part of a set sold by Mercedes as p/n 209 800 03 81.

Goes from the pump to the top of the left bow tension cylinder 2098000972. 

Top Hydraulics' hose material is more flexible than the OEM material and holds up to ten times the operating pressure in your convertible top hydraulic system.

Price
$149.99
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New hydraulic line # 24 for Mercedes W209 CLK-Class

This is single hose that would normally be part of a set sold by Mercedes as p/n 209 800 04 81.

Goes from the pump to the bottom of the right bow tension cylinder 2098000972.

Top Hydraulics' hose material is more flexible than the OEM material and holds up to ten times the operating pressure in your convertible top hydraulic system.

Price
$149.99
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Rebuild & upgrade service for Mercedes CLK A209/W209-Class 

LH Top Drive (Main Lift) Cylinder

Mercedes part number 2098000772 aka A 209 800 07 72 64.

Top Hydraulics makes these parts better than new inside, with seven new, superior seals and reinforcement against the occasional "explosion" known to happen on OEM cylinders' bottoms.

For optional up-front shipping (also known as core exchange), select YES in the drop down menu - core exchange is $250/ea. plus a $200 deposit. Core exchange is currently not available for international destinations.

Price
$200.00
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New hydraulic line # 23 for Mercedes W209 CLK-Class

This is single hose that would normally be part of a set sold by Mercedes as p/n 209 800 04 81.

Goes from the pump to the top of the right bow tension cylinder 2098000972.

Top Hydraulics' hose material is more flexible than the OEM material and holds up to ten times the operating pressure in your convertible top hydraulic system.

Price
$149.99
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New hydraulic line # 65 for Mercedes W209 CLK-Class

Goes from the pump to the top port (shaft end) of the front lock cylinder.

Top Hydraulics' hose material is more flexible than the OEM material and holds up to ten times the operating pressure in your convertible top hydraulic system.

Comes with snap ring installation tool for installation on the pump end

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$149.99
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goes from the pump to the top of the right storage cover lift cylinder.

This is a single hose that would normally be part of a set sold by Mercedes as p/n 209 800 06 81. 

Comes with o-ring, snap ring, and snap ring installation tool for installation on the pump end. 

There is no o-ring required for installation on the cylinder end, and you can re-use the original hydraulic line clip.

Price
$149.99
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Goes from the pump to the top of the left storage cover lift cylinder.

This is a single hose that would normally be part of a set sold by Mercedes as p/n 209 800 05 81. 

Comes with o-ring, snap ring, and snap ring installation tool for installation on the pump end.

There is no o-ring required for installation on the cylinder end, and you can re-use the original hydraulic line clip

Price
$119.99
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New hydraulic line # 14 for Mercedes W209 CLK-Class

This is single hose that would normally be part of a set sold by Mercedes as p/n 209 800 02 81.

Goes from the pump to the bottom of the right main lift cylinder (top drive cylinder).

Top Hydraulics' hose material is more flexible than the OEM material and holds up to ten times the operating pressure in your convertible top hydraulic system.

Price
$149.99
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New hydraulic line # 32 for Mercedes W209 CLK-Class

Goes from the pump to bottom port of left tonneau cylinder 2098001272.

Top Hydraulics' hose material is more flexible than the OEM material and holds up to ten times the operating pressure in your convertible top hydraulic system.

Price
$119.99
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New hydraulic lines #65 and #66 for Mercedes W209 CLK-Class

These are the two lines that run from the pump to the front lock cylinder.

Top Hydraulics' hose material is more flexible than the OEM material and holds up to ten times the operating pressure in your convertible top hydraulic system.

Comes with snap ring installation tool for installation on the pump end

A2098000781

Price
$249.99
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New hydraulic line # 66 for Mercedes W209 CLK-Class

Goes from the pump to the bottom line port on the front lock cylinder.

Top Hydraulics' hose material is more flexible than the OEM material and holds up to ten times the operating pressure in your convertible top hydraulic system.

Comes with snap ring installation tool for installation on the pump end.

Price
$149.99
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