Set the brake, put in park, push top button, motor runs & top runs up a portion of the way. It gets about vertical, then I have to pull it the rest of the way. Push the button to go down & it works fine.
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Re: 2001 Mustang GT convertible won't go up
You are probably low on fluid.
Behind the rear seat is your motor/pump/reservoir combination.
With the top down, fill the reservoir to overflowing with ATF.
Cycle the system a few times and repeat.
Do this till the reservoir will take no more fluid.
Check the lines and cylinders for leaks. The fluid must be going somewhere.
If you replace any lines or cylinders, always do them in pairs.
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Check to see if the top motor is running when you press the top up
switch. Car has to be in park with emergency brake engaged. If motor
runs but top will not move or binds then one or both of the lift
cylinders are bad. Usually there will be hydraulic fluid leaking from
the cylinders if one or both will not hold pressure. Replace cylinders
if bad. The top could probably be manually closed if the lift cylinder
arms are detached from the top frame.
If motor does not run when the switch is pressed then check your fuses,
the switch and the connector at the top motor to see if it is getting
If motor does not run when the switch is pressed then check your fuses, the switch and the connector at the top motor to see if it is getting power. Remember the car should be in park with the emergency brake on. The key switch has to be in the run position. If you can hear the motor running check for the smell of hydraulic fluid. It could leaking from the cylinders that pull the top down and push it up. If one or both will not hold pressure. Replace cylinders if bad.
If motor does not run when the switch is pressed then check your fuses, the switch and the connector at the top motor to see if it is getting power. Remember the car should be in park with the emergency brake on. The key switch has to be in the run position. There are two release levers that need to be pulled out and they are located above both of the sun visors. Press the switch just to the left of the emergency break lever. If you can hear the motor running and the top still doesn't go down, check for the smell of hydraulic fluid in the trunk. It could leaking from the cylinders that pull the top down and push it up. If one or both will not hold pressure. Replace cylinders if bad.
First thing to do is put the car in park and then set the parking brake. Next, release the drivers and passenger side handles (located at the top, above your head when you are sitting in the car, where the part of the top meets the windshield) Both handles are black and you simply pull the lever to release the hooks. After both hooks are released, push the button located near the speedometer (should be underneath the speedometer) on the dash and the top motor will engage and begain to retract the top. Hold the button untill the top disapears behing the back seat
SOUNDS LIKE SHIFT INTERLOCK SOLENOID IS STUCK. TRY GIVING A FEW HITS AND PUSH ON AND OFF ON BRAKE PEDAL AND SEE IF YOU CAN FREE IT UP. JAR IT AROUND A BIT LIKE TRYING TO WIGGLE IT OUT WHICLE PUSHING ON AND OFF ON BRAKE PEDAL SEVERL TIMES. DO YOU HEAR A CLICK IN CENTER CONSOLE WHEN PUSHING BRAKE?
I had the same problem with my 95 GT. You may have a leak in your system (motor, lines, cylinders). It seems there just isnt enough fluid to push the top up. I think Ford used the same system for 01 also. I had to replace the hydraulic cylinder that pushes the top up. My fluid leaked out because one of the cylinders was bad. This may be the problem. Located the motor and look for leaks.