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#1 Old 08-23-2015
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I just joined the forum. I have bought a 2000 mercedes-Benz slk 230 compresser sport a couple months ago with 100k miles. Looked great when I bought it but not good mechanicaly. I like to restore rare cars and have this one running great now but one big issue that came up. The battery went bad and convertible stopped working. Thought it was the bad battery causing it. Got new battery in and still does not work. I just had it all torn apart and lubed everything with white lithium. It was working when no paneling was in. Then I put it back together and now it's doing it again. It's not catching on any of the paneling or anything I checked all that. There are no leaks anywhere in the lines or cylinders. Fluid is on the low line and ordered it about a week and a half ago but still waiting. I'm going to try to top off then see what happens. If anyone has any ideas please let me know


What happens is when I start to put the top down the trunk will open then the top will either pop back a little then slam back down or it will just keep pumping and nothing happens. Then the trunk will not go back down and have to do it manually. It tries for one sec then shuts off with no flashing. When closing the roof after it opens the roof will get about 75% closed then stop and the light will flash. If I give it a little push when it's opening it will open fine and sometimes (rarely) it will go on its own. It has all the 1999 model technology in it.

Any response will be greatly appreciated. I love the car and tired of it just sitting in the garage all summer
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I am sure someone will chip in with a suitable response in due course. I hope you get the issue sorted and start to enjoy some top down motoring.


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Thank you everybody and yes all I want is to drive with the top down that's why I bought it but I can't haha. I will put all my time and effort in till it works. Then I plan on doing some upgrades and can't find parts for the life of me so I will be posting on here to see if people know where to get them. I will also post pics as the work goes on to see the progress. I want to upgrade performance a lot now that it's brought back to life
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https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r170-cla...ostic-aid.html

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