My hydraulic fluid is out for my 2001 ford mustang's convertible, however is it possible to put the top down manually? I'm scared to do it because I can't afford a shattered window. Thanks!

Asked by Mar 28, 2015 at 06:34 PM about the 2001 Ford Mustang Convertible

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

4 Answers

5,725

Is there any reason you cant top up the fluid reservoir?

Every mechanic wants to charge me $200 to fix the problem, I just thought to myself, can't I just manually put it up and down? Online it saids it takes ATF transmission fluid in the tank, is this as easy as it looks? The tank is tilted so how would you pour the fluid in? Thanks for you help.

5,725

I haven't seen that model conv. top setup, but I would think that is a filler cap on it. There should be a "fill level" or dip stick to tell you when it is full. Look around and see if you can find a filler cap. As far as adding flluid, you may need a funnel. NOTE: THE FACT THAT IT IS OUT OF FLUID SAYS THERE IS A LEAK SOMEWHERE. You need to look for a leak after you refill it as you will have the same problem again.

5,725

What are these mechanics telling they are going to do for $200? Are they guarantying to eliminate the problem and not just do a band-aid fix?

Your Answer

Mustang

Looking for a Used Mustang in your area?

CarGurus has 39,484 nationwide Mustang listings starting at $1,895.

ZIP:

Ford Mustang Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    4,710
  • #2
    Bob Beaman
    Reputation
    1,340
  • #3
    F_O_R
    Reputation
    1,170
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Camaro
458 Great Deals out of 31,608 listings starting at $1,450
Used Chevrolet Corvette
169 Great Deals out of 17,457 listings starting at $3,000
Used Ford Mustang SVT Cobra
7 Great Deals out of 315 listings starting at $4,795
Used Ford F-150
3,274 Great Deals out of 221,681 listings starting at $1,200
Used BMW 3 Series
1,122 Great Deals out of 32,914 listings starting at $1,200
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2,663 Great Deals out of 174,458 listings starting at $955
Used BMW M3
40 Great Deals out of 2,080 listings starting at $5,495
Used Jeep Wrangler
492 Great Deals out of 19,402 listings starting at $2,500

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Ford Mustang For Sale
9,451 listings starting at $21,799
2017 Ford Mustang For Sale
90 Great Deals out of 10,418 listings starting at $13,579
2016 Ford Mustang For Sale
95 Great Deals out of 2,908 listings starting at $11,991
2015 Ford Mustang For Sale
47 Great Deals out of 2,784 listings starting at $12,495
2014 Ford Mustang For Sale
110 Great Deals out of 2,684 listings starting at $9,500

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.