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Old 06-23-2012, 07:08 PM   #1
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Help! Need Hydraulic Fluid Info For Convertible Top

Hi....I'm new to the forum and a registered "Newbie" I've been getting mixed information on the right hydraulic fluid to use on my 2004 Mustang Convertible (40th Anny Edition). I have the parts department at Ford dealerships telling me to buy hydraulic fluid and other saying to buy transmission fluid.....Uggg which is it? When I bought my Mustang (used) it didn't come with the Manual. I was hoping to get the expertise of my fellow Mustang owners. Can anyone provide me with the right fluid and type to use. I would appreciate any feedback....thanks.
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i dont know which to use for sure. but im pretty sure that trans fluid is a type of hydraulic fluid. i have even used it in my jacks with good results.
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+1 I don't know the correct type but ATF is what goes into all the lifts where I work.
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Re: Help! Need Hydraulic Fluid Info For Convertible Top

Transmission fluid IS hydraulic fluid.

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Transmission fluid IS hydraulic fluid.

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