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I have a 1997 Celica GT convertible. The top motors have stopped moving the top up and down. They make noise like they are running but nothing moves any more. I am not sure if I need new motors or what? I have seen the motors and since they will always run when swithed on even if the top is all the way up or down, they must have some type of clutching mechanism. Not sure if I should try to replace them myself or take it to the dealer.
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I have a 1997 Celica GT convertible. The top motors have stopped moving the top up and down. They make noise like they are running but nothing moves any more. I am not sure if I need new motors or what? I have seen the motors and since they will always run when swithed on even if the top is all the way up or down, they must have some type of clutching mechanism. Not sure if I should try to replace them myself or take it to the dealer.
Any Ideas on how they work?
I have experienced this issue in the past with 95 Chrysler Le Baron Convertible . Found a short in the switch that controls top up , or down . Fixed that , and again happened out of the clear blue couple months later , and finally stopped working altogether . Here is what I know , and hopefully will help you . If you can hear the motor running when you push the switch , it's not the motor . Mechanics charge one hundred bucks an hour to track electrical short . Most lie , and say motor blown , and needs replaced . My motor could be accessed by removing back of back seat . Motor sat dead center . Two wires ran from motor to switch . Locate short between 2 places , and you are good to go . Time can loosen connection and pothole , etc . jars it in position , and stuck dead til tightened in place . Can test motor for power 1st to see if it's good . If you hear it , it's good . Good luck !
 

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I have experienced this issue in the past with 95 Chrysler Le Baron Convertible . Found a short in the switch that controls top up , or down . Fixed that , and again happened out of the clear blue couple months later , and finally stopped working altogether . Here is what I know , and hopefully will help you . If you can hear the motor running when you push the switch , it's not the motor . Mechanics charge one hundred bucks an hour to track electrical short . Most lie , and say motor blown , and needs replaced . My motor could be accessed by removing back of back seat . Motor sat dead center . Two wires ran from motor to switch . Locate short between 2 places , and you are good to go . Time can loosen connection and pothole , etc . jars it in position , and stuck dead til tightened in place . Can test motor for power 1st to see if it's good . If you hear it , it's good . Good luck !
Sorry ! Only got half your question for some reason . When I hit post for reply with answer , your entire question was shown , and obviously my answer is useless , and irrelevant for help . Apologize for dumb waste of my time , and yours
 

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Sorry ! Only got half your question for some reason . When I hit post for reply with answer , your entire question was shown , and obviously my answer is useless , and irrelevant for help . Apologize for dumb waste of my time , and yours
This is also 16 years old.
 
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