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Convertible top is acting sluggish and unresponsive.

My 2001 Mustang Convertible top is acting up. When I put it down today it was incredibly sluggish, and when I tried to put it back up, it would not go at all and I had to pull it into place. It is on an electric system so I'm not sure how to fix this. Help!

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  • yayenia_erti May 16, 2009

    ... never... I'm not sure how.

  • stephen gosser May 11, 2010

    get some silicone spray form your local parts store (about $3-4) and as you raise and lower the top spray every pivot/hinge you can find
    move it a few inches and lube repeat till you have lubed all you can find be sure to look down the sides ware the top goes when its down there are a lot of points to lube down there

    this should be done about 1ce a year as a maintenance for the top

    im not sure if this is your problem but it wont hurt to try it



  • stephen gosser May 11, 2010

    when was the last time you lubed all the hinge points

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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.
Karl at Topgunwon.com

Posted on Jan 25, 2010

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