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1967 Convertible top slow to close


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Good morning everyone.  Lately the convertible top for my 1967 Buick Wildcat has been very slow to close once I've had it down for a while.  After conducting some research it appears that its possible the fluid is low within the pump.  My question is 1. How and where do I check this and 2. What type of fluid do I use to top it off?

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If you have the 1967 Fisher Body Manual the procedure is in that. It recommends Type A transmission fluid to fill the system. Dexron III is the modern equivalent.

 

Requires removing a rubber fill plug to check pump fluid level. Suggest acquiring a new one from Hydro-e-Lectric or similar vendor since, after 55 years, the original is almost guaranteed to disintegrate when you try to pry it out.

 

It can be a messy process.

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