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Convertible Top Hydraulic Lift Cylinder (99-04 All)

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  • Market Price $99.67
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  • Fix Your Malfunctioning Top
  • Brand New Direct Fit Replacement
  • Sold Individually
  • Fits All 1999-2004 Convertible Mustangs
Fixes Malfunctioning Tops. Is your Mustangs convertible top struggling to go up and down? Then it may be time to replace those old worn out factory hydraulic cylinders with brand new replacements from AmericanMuscle.

100% New. Not re-manufactured like the ones other companies sell, this replacement Convertible Top hydraulic cylinder is 100% brand new. It is highly recommended to use Royal Purple Max ATF Transmission Fluid to prolong the life of your new cylinders seals.

Application. This Hydraulic Cylinder is designed to be direct fit replacement for use on 1999-2004 convertible Mustangs, including the V6, GT and SVT Cobra models. Sold individually, (2) used per vehicle.

Fitment: 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 Details

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  • (1) Convertible Top Hydraulic Cylinder
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Will it fit my Mustang?
  • Cobra - 99, 01, 03
  • GT - 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04
  • V6 - 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04

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Exactly as promised.

I didn't think these thngs would be so hard to find. Not even our local Ford dealership could get their hands on a pair. A friend of mine, who was restoring his 65 fastback, recommended American Muscle. ...

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I bought these due to being advertised as brand new and being 10$ more expensive than the cheapest I was able to find. They appear and seem to be as advertised. These function flawlessly and was a direct ...

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Overall Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars
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that side is right or left side. i need the right piston only can i put in right and left or what


  • Yes they are the same, this will work


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I bought the car used, thought filling the motor was my fix but noticed one side was sluggish. Turns out that the old cylinder piston was bent and disconnected from the top. There is no torx bolt to be found. I want to order this but am guessing it doesn't come with any bolts. Where can I source this bolt?


  • Unfortunately, the Convertible Top Hydraulic Lift Cylinder (99-04 All) does not come with any hardware. I suggest calling your local Ford Dealership or asking a shop. This way you get the correct hardware for the install.


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Overall Rating 4.7

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  • 4/5

    August 25, 2016

    Perfect fit

    Easy to install. Fit perfectly like the original factory cylinders. Work smooth and evenly. I give them four stars after 2 weeks of being in the car. Will bump that up to 5 if they continue to operate for the next three years without leaking.


    Year: 2000 Submodel: Other

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  • 5/5

    July 29, 2016

    Worked great!

    Installation was a snap! New cylinders work great and fit perfectly. Very happy with all aspects, customer service, delivery, parts and ease of installation.


    Year: 2002 Submodel: V6

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  • 5/5

    May 02, 2016

    works just lile the description says

    easy install and fixed my vert top from opening and closing suuuuuper slow thanks am


    Year: 2001 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    December 22, 2014


    I bought these due to being advertised as brand new and being 10$ more expensive than the cheapest I was able to find. They appear and seem to be as advertised. These function flawlessly and was a direct bolt in. No thread chasing or mods necessary. I would recommend that AM stock the hoses as well. had to go to another vendor the get them :/


    Year: 2001 Submodel: Cobra Tampa FL

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  • 5/5

    August 22, 2014

    Exactly as promised.

    I didn't think these thngs would be so hard to find. Not even our local Ford dealership could get their hands on a pair. A friend of mine, who was restoring his 65 fastback, recommended American Muscle. The hydraulics hooked right up, plug and play. No tweaking, no muss, no fuss.


    Year: 2003 Submodel: V6 Missouri, USA

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  • 5/5

    June 25, 2015

    mustang convertible soft top hydraulic lift

    FANTASTIC! Exact fit, easy to install. The soft top has never worked better. Hydraulic fluid inexpensive and easy to place . This is my kids 2000 mustang which they LOVE- the dealership wanted $1200 to fix the problem. We found what we were looking for at American Muscle at a reasonable price of $200 The instructions were precise in so much that we were able to replace both lifts in less time than we expected. We are NOT mechanically inclined. Very thankful we found this site- fast shipping great product!


    Year: 2000 Submodel: V6 Minneapolis

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  • 4/5

    June 14, 2015

    Great shopping experience.

    Fast shipping. Fairly easy replacement install. In my opinion, the lift cylinders are inflated in price, but still the cheapest I'd found on the Internet. (The dollar doesn't go far anymore in this volatile economy). I'm glad to be able to use the convertible again. The only small negative regarding the replacement product is the lift cylinders work too well; that is, they lift the top, and slap it down hard on the frame. Have to release the button just before the top gets to the frame, and then slowly lower the last couple of inches. I'm still pleased overall. Thank you, AM.


    Year: 2001 Submodel: V6 Dover, De

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  • 5/5

    June 09, 2015

    great product

    fast shipping, good packaging and the new arm looks great and makes the top function like new


    Year: 2002 Submodel: GT Lancaster sc

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  • 5/5

    December 23, 2014

    easy install!

    Well there's really not to much to say, The speed of delivery was great and the actual installation is pretty straight forward with no real surprises. One suggestion that I will make is when it comes to filling the fluid chamber I found that using one of the squeeze type oiler cans with the flexible tip really made the filling easy and not all that messy! I will try to ad pictures later on if possible. Good Luck and Merry Christmas!!!


    Year: 2003 Submodel: V6 New Port Richey, FL, USA

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  • 5/5

    December 18, 2014

    Do it yourself...

    I did not call the dealer to get a price on replacing these cylinders, but I am sure it would have been ridiculously expensive. If you have enough mechanical ability to feel comfortable doing it yourself then I would advise you that these cylinders worked out great for me. The job was made a little more challenging for me as I had installed a styling bar previously on this car and this had to come off to replace the cylinders. The styling bar was a more challenging install, but that is another story. FYI, I found plenty of videos on YouTube on how to access and re-fill the hydraulic pump reservoir that powers these cylinders as well as one demonstrating how to prop up the convertible top while replacing the cylinders. Just one note I would share about these cylinders and that is that the fittings on the original hoses went much further into these cylinders than the original cylinders. So much so that I was concerned if they were tight enough, however it have been several months now and everything worked out great. Once I filled the power unit with oil and started cycling the top up and down the air was soon bled out and the top now goes up and down very smoothly. BTW, I only had one cylinder leaking (I found red oil on my garage floor coming out just in front of the driver's side rear wheel), but I would strongly recommend replacing both cylinders at the same time.


    Year: 2002 Submodel: GT Florida, USA

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  • 4/5

    July 18, 2014

    Convertible hydraulic cylinders

    Replaced both cylinders last weekend. These fit perfectly. Up and down about 20 times now with no problems. Too early to say how they'll last but I have no reason to suspect anything but a quality product.


    Year: 2002 Submodel: V6 North Carolina - God's Country

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  • 5/5

    August 14, 2015

    Problem solved

    I just bought my 2003 GT a couple of months ago basically because it's a badass convertible looks great with the top down. So when the top stopped working I was bummed. I replaced both hydraulic cylinders and now it works better than ever.


    Year: 2003 Submodel: GT Show Low, AZ

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  • 5/5

    June 14, 2015

    Helped alot

    My 2000 was having alot of issues with the top when i bought it, losing alot of fluid every few cycles. bought a new motor and replaced it, same issue. i replaced these and noticed a line was leaking replaced both of thee and the line and my roof springs up like its brand new now. Glad i bought them


    Year: 2000 Submodel: GT abilene, TX

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  • 2/5

    September 05, 2014

    Convert. top cyl.

    Part did what it was suppose to do, however I had to chase(clean) the threads in the lower end of the cylinder in order to use it. It appeared that the cylinder had been dropped and flattened the "fitting" area of the cylinder. I saved the old cylinder they Can be rebuilt, which I have had done!


    Year: 2003 Submodel: V6 Chesapeake, VA, USA

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  • 5/5

    August 28, 2014

    Convertible top cylinders

    Easy to install. Great product and fast shipping. Called before ordering and they were very helpful


    Year: 2001 Submodel: Cobra Aurora, IL, USA

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  • 4/5

    October 10, 2016

    It seems to be very good presently

    For the reception of my order, it was very rapid ,better than i wished . I hope to appreciate for a very long time my Convertible Top Hydraulic Lift Cylinders Thank you


    Year: 2003 Submodel: V6

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  • 5/5

    October 07, 2016

    A fast shipping

    Arrived quickly and so far the cylinder works great.


    Year: 2001 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    September 21, 2016

    Product works

    Fairly easy to install. Would have been better if there were instructions on how to install including tips so that you don't shoot hydraulic oil all over the inside of your car SMDH


    Year: 2004 Submodel: V6

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  • 1/5

    September 14, 2016


    I install these and 2 days later convertible top wont go down so im thinking must be the motor becouse i just got the hydraulic cylinders so i go to the junk yard and buy a motor for the hydraulic cylinder and it did the same thing so i buy the hydraulic cylinder and work perfect buy oem these suck


    Year: 2000 Submodel: GT

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  • 4/5

    September 02, 2016

    The Ram likes to slam

    Fast smooth action then ends like a guillotine so fingers beware!


    Year: 2000 Submodel: Other

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