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Old 05-06-2013, 08:55 PM   #11
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Hi,

I have the same problem with my top. It just makes a really fast click in the back when I push the button and the motor doesn't do a thing. Is there a relay at the motor as well? i guess that click would mean the relay is working, but it's worth a shot.

i ended up putting the top manually down... what a pain. And putting it up manually is a huge pain as well. You need to be a muscle-brain to budge that thing.

I just reglued my rear window with rhino glue over the weekend and had the top in various positions to do just that. I wonder if I somehow tweaked the motor.

I have every tool but a freaking multi-meter. I guess I'll try a test light.

We'll see....
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Old 03-01-2014, 02:02 PM   #12
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I'm having the same issue with my 89 vert. except when i push the button on mine i here the motor working. it acts like it wants to go down but it won't. can someone help plz?
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Old 03-01-2014, 02:11 PM   #13
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It was the motor in my convertable which is fairly common from what I gather.

If you remove the pins that hold the top frame to the actuator cylinders it becomes much easier to operate manually which is how I "fixed" mine.
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Old 03-01-2014, 02:26 PM   #14
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Remember to always start with the simplest things first, grab a test light and check your fuses (all your fuses) because even if your convertible top motor fuse is good, another bad fuse might ruin your day. If fuses are good check for a relay (if any) if your getting juice out of the relay go to the motor, and ultimately if your getting juice out of the motor's plug then your motor is bad. I'm very confident your local junkyard would have this part.
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Old 03-02-2014, 01:08 PM   #15
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. I'm very confident your local junkyard would have this part.
I'm not...........this is 2014......not the 90's anymore.......most of these cars are long gone from a boneyard and if any exist, they've been well picked clean.......mustang specialty yards may have such but doubtfully at a local boneyard
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I'm not...........this is 2014......not the 90's anymore.......most of these cars are long gone from a boneyard and if any exist, they've been well picked clean.......mustang specialty yards may have such but doubtfully at a local boneyard
I agree. The possibility of stumbling across this oft failed part from a salvage yard in working condition is going to be highly unlikely.

What's more likely to happen is you pay for one that doesn't end up working either
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Old 03-02-2014, 09:19 PM   #17
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I'm having the same issue with my 89 vert. except when i push the button on mine i here the motor working. it acts like it wants to go down but it won't. can someone help plz?

probably low on ATF fluid.
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