Thanks for the info. My top doesn't always go down, but of course today when I took it to the dealership it worked. Where do I find the conv. motor? (I've only had the car a couple of months.) 98' Mustang
Not sure if your motor is the same as mine ('71 Cutlass), but mine says the same thing: fill with Type A Transmission Fluid. Mine has a rubber plug on one end of the motor. All I have to do is pull that out (carefully so as not to tear it) and funnel in the fluid. After you fill it (until it runs out the hole) I would recommend running the top up and down a few times, then refill it. This should bleed out any air in the hydraulic lines. It's that easy for me...hopefully yours is the same. Oh, and I believe that Type A transmission fluid is equivalent to today's Dexron III or MERCON. Good luck!
Filling the reservoir until fluid runs out is a disaster waiting to happen. The reservoir should be filled with the convertible top in the lowered position and the final level should be approximately 1/4 inch below the bottom of the fill hole. Here's why: The reservoir is a buffer. There is always fluid in the upper and lower portions of the lift cylinders. When the cylinder rod is fully retracted, the reservoir is at it's highest level. This is due to the cylinder rod displacing some of the fluid in the cylinder. When the rod is extended (top raised) the entire bottom of the cylinder fills and reservoir level wiil be at it's lowest point. Imagine what happens if you fill the reservoir while in this position, and especially if you fill it until fluid leaks out. Hmmm, lower the top, level rises until there is no more room in the reservoir (or air volume is compressed until pressure blows the oring seals out). At this point, pressure in the reservoir will be greater than 300psi. (these pumps dead head at about 300-350psi) This means the main oring seal will blow out and the fluid in the reservoir will now be in your trunk. No one wants that.
GM uses different fluid on hard top convertible!
You can add hydraulic fluid to Porsche convertible top motor by popping open your engine hood and then pouring the hydraulic fluid into the appropriate compartment.
The convertible top motor uses automatic transmission fluid.The convertible top motor uses automatic transmission fluid.
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Automatic transmission fluid.
Automatic transmission fluid.
The tank for the top motor fluid is in the trunk under/ near the spare tire. I think it is on the left side. You have to pull back the trunk lining. It takes power steering fluid also dot three brake fluid,
Dexron auto trans fluid.
According to the 2003 Ford Mustang Owner Guide : ( Motorcraft MERCON automatic transmission fluid is used for the convertible top )
The convertible top uses automatic transmission fluid.The convertible top uses automatic transmission fluid.
The fluid reservoir tank is located under spare tire. Does anyone know what type of fluid is used for convertible top on 1994 sl500.
I have an 88 celica and my top motor takes power steering fluid
If you look behind the back seat , look at the hydrolic motor there is a rubber plug that you take out and you use a sqeeze bottle to put the fluid in. hope this helps.
to check fluid level raise the top and remove rear seat cushion put some rags below the filler plug remove plug fluid level should be level with bottom edge of hole do not operate top with plug removed if fluid is low check system for leaks and add fluid REPLACE plug
If one wants to use convertible top fluid on a 1992 Lebaron convertible, one should first put the fluid on a rag and begin to wipe down the top. It is important that one spread the fluid evenly on the top.
The pump is behind the rear seat. You have to remove the seat back to access.
Hi,yes it works with Steering Wheel fluid.Some greetings from Germany
all of the components for the top, including a plug in the side of the motor to fill with fluid from are under the back seat area. Refill for fluid is dex trans fluid.
the convert top motor is in the trunk behind the vinyl top collector or the vinyl top shoot. you cant miss it.
Unlatch the latches at the top of the window, then press the convertible top button down. this button is located near the armrest. If this does not work you must aquire a new convertible top motor. from the trunk, remove hyd. fluid from the conv. top pump, operate top by hand. worked for me for years
what makes this motor work? is this hydrolic lines ? can you add more oil.
MB hydraulic fluid
P.S. fluid or transmission fluid