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Old 09-09-2014, 09:25 AM   #1
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Default 2005 Mustang Correct Convertible Top Fluid?

I'm changing one of the hydraulic cylinders on the top of my 2005 Mustang due to a leak, and am a bit confused on what to refill the system with. The Service Manual specs Mercon as the proper fluid, but what is currently in the system (and factory as far as I know - I bought the car with 1,200 miles on it under warranty) is clear in color and not red at all. What was used at the factory? Should I use that again or Mercon?
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Old 09-09-2014, 09:20 PM   #2
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I read where some people are using brake fluid. When I changed mine in a 2003, I went with transmission fluid. Also, most owners will change both cylinders even if one is bad.
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