1996 SAAB 900 Convertible top won't go up

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MIKE BOWERS
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  • 1996 SAAB 900
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 50,000 MILES
The convertible top on my 1996 SAAB 900 goes about half-way up and then gets stuck.

I can hear a clicking sound as though there are some teeth broken off of a gear.
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Monday, October 13th, 2008 AT 3:31 PM

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JNOVACK
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Does the top go up if you move it by hand if so I would check all the moving parts and mostly the motor the gear is proboly plastic and you need to replace it
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Monday, October 13th, 2008 AT 5:03 PM
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MIKE BOWERS
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Thanks.

That sounds like it.

The top will go down if I manually lift the plastic cover that goes over the stored top. But the top will go up only half-way, stalls, and I cannot move it manually, although I can hear the electric motor running.

I know I can't fix this myself and have to take it to a dealer.

Am I looking at a $200 repair or a $2,000 repair?
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Monday, October 13th, 2008 AT 6:28 PM

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