Re: Spider Hood problems continued...
Sounds like a hydraulic problem to me, could be low levels of fluid, wrong type of fluid or a leak somewhere causing lack of pressure. Could be air in the system as well if the level is too low.
This could also be the source of the noise you hear. the hydraulic pump may be running dry. First point of call would be to check the fluid levels anyway. Have you tried raising the hood manually? if you open the hood cover with the ignition on, then turn the ignition off you'll be able to pull the hood up manually although it is quite heavy.
< Rob >
Spider 2.0 TS 1997
156 2.0 TS Selespeed 1999 (now sold)
147 2.0 TS Lusso 2002