What kind of fluid goes in a Mustang convertible top?
The hydraulic system uses Dexron II automatic transmission fluid (ATF).
Why is my convertible top going up slow?
When a convertible top gets stuck in the process, it is most likely caused by a lift cylinder or a broken cable. Another frequent problem is when a convertible top moves very slowly, which is typically caused by a weak lift cylinder.
How do you test a convertible top motor?
Use a digital multimeter to check the lines feeding the convertible top motor. Every time you press the convertible switch, you should read between 11-13 volts at the pump. If you are not getting any current at the hydraulic motor, you may have an electrical problem or a defective switch.
How does a convertible top work?
A motor that turns a gear on each side of the car powers the mechanism that raises and lowers the roof. The gear engages a bracket that has gear teeth cut into it (much like the mechanism used in power windows). This bracket is connected to the main structure of the roof.
What do you call the top of a convertible?
The folded convertible top is called the stack.
Can you drive a soft top convertible in the rain?
Whether you drive a hard-top or soft-top convertible, heavy rain and snow can still make you susceptible to leaks.
Is it hard to replace a convertible top?
There’s one crucial thing to keep in mind: As much as you may feel tempted to try some DIY repairs or installation, replacing a convertible top can be a complicated task. If it is not performed correctly, you can cause a fatal leak, damage to the interior, or even catastrophic failure.
How long do vinyl convertible tops last?
How do I get green algae off my convertible soft top?
Milton fluid is the right thing to kill it off. I always give it a good washing prior to using it to get the obvious stuff off. I then use a soft brush and diluted car shampoo and give it a gentle scrub up followed by an absolute soaking with the hose or a jetwash held far enough away as to not damage anything.
Can I change the color of my convertible top?
Because most tops on convertible cars are made of vinyl, over time they can begin to fade and look dingy, particularly if they are a lighter color such as tan or beige. You can also easily change the color of a lighter top to a darker color that will hide dirt and discoloration.