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Spider roof getting stuck at same point on closing

My Spider's roof opens no problems - then when it's busy closing it gets stuck at the same place every time.
The roof has already connected with the top of the windscreen - now comes the part where it needs to lift the rear part (rear window part) up and then it just sits there - you can hear a motor running, but nothing happens.
Previously I would back the roof up a bit (with the switch) and then it would complete the closing cycle.
Now it won't do that anymore.
Today I manually lifted the rear part up over the rollover hoops, pressed the button again and then it closed and completed the cycle.
Any ideas would be appreciated.
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Originally Posted by AlfaRed Brera View Post
Flap motors.
I thought so too - but it gets stuck before the flap motors process is meant to start.. and the flaps fold away properly once it gets to that stage of closing.
Plus both my flap motors have already been replaced not too long ago.
It must be related to the motor driving the cylinders or the cylinders themselves that are used to lift the rear window part up over the roll hoops.
I just need some direction as to what parts are involved and how to attempt fixing it.

Could it be the cylinders responsible for lifting the rear part? (as circled in the ePER graphic) - part number: 71752123
I see they are VERY expensive.
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Ha ha, saw this last night Adrian, but thought we'd had so much discussion over this sort of thing in many threads before I couldn't be bothered replying.
Nothing personal VeloceRagno.

Mine's been doing it for years, at quite a few different points in the process, though the flaps have never been a problem on mine.
I throw money at it but that just gets me a temporary fix - something to do with the alignment of the thing and it needing recalibrating. 300 a pop at the stealer.
I've just learnt to live with a combination of manual and electric, it means I've always been able to put the roof up and down without too much 'roof anxiety'.
It needs a nudge, a prod or a pull at certain points.
The downside to that is I don't use the roof anything like as much as I'd planned on.

But that roof is a bloody PITA for sure.

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