Convertible Top Hydraulic Lift Cylinder 1994-1998

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Product Description

Convertible Top Hydraulic Lift Cylinder for 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997 and 1998 Convertible Mustangs.

If you want your convertible top running at peak performance like it did from the factory, then it may be time to replace the Convertible Top Hydraulic Lift Cylinder. This lift cylinder is designed specifically as a direct-fit replacement of the OE lift cylinder on your 1994-1998 Convertible Mustang.

These cylinders wear out quite often as there is a lot of force applied when opening and closing the convertible top. OEM parts are often very expensive or no longer available. This is an affordable aftermarket replacement to get your convertible top working so you can enjoy the summer weather.

Sold individually. Fits either the driver or passenger side.

*Two required per car.

Whether it’s a hydraulic lift cylinder, wheels and tires, interior kits or electronic fuel injection, then look no further than CJ Pony Parts for all of your classic Mustang’s restoration and performance needs!

Order a Convertible Top Hydraulic Lift Cylinder for your 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997 and 1998 Convertible Mustang from CJ Pony Parts today!

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Installation Instructions


Difficulty: Moderate

Mustang Applications

This product will fit the following Mustang years:

Product Reviews

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Convertible Top Hydraulic Lift Cylinder 1994-1998 is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 9.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works perfectly. I ordered the parts on Monday, got them Tuesday (I chose to pay the extra $11 shipping), and had them installed an hour later. My top now works like it did before one of my original cylinders sprung a leak. My only suggestion is that somewhere in the package you should reference the excellent youtube video CJ Pony made about the installation procedure. Otherwise, I would have not known the specific and proper way to add fluid and bleed the system. I'm 100% happy with my purchase, and I hope they last 22 years like the original parts did.
Date published: 2017-08-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Total junk Bought these and installed as instructed in video and included instructions (plus have done this before on a 2002 and 1995 mustang, this project was a 1994). Major complaints: 1. had to hunt down nylon bushings, as this product does not come with hardware, as my vehicle had no rams in it from previous owner’s removal. 2. the threading for the hydralic lines is part of the body, and is aluminum. Without overtightening or crossthreading or mismatching new fittings, the weakly threaded body managed to disintegrate on install on one of the two rams i ordered - even with being overly careful, like the soft hands of a surgeon. Bad engineering from Ford, as OEM actually uses threaded plastic on one of the lines, and bad quality control from the aftermarket in not using a more substantial material or differentiating the threading from the body. $200 basically out the window!
Date published: 2017-10-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worked good I bought the wrong ones for my 2001 cobra and the cylinders were much bigger on these. They did bolt right up and the top works great. Would buy again.
Date published: 2015-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from good product easy and fast with pro
Date published: 2015-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from top cylinders got a pair of these last month because one of mine started leaking. fairly easy install,went in with no problems and now no leaks
Date published: 2015-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rams Excellent service to the UK. I ordered rams for my 1994 manual Mustang. The parts arrived and we're great quality
Date published: 2017-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The right part... Total time from ordering to installing 25 days. Hoping for a few more sunny days to have the top down.
Date published: 2015-10-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Fast shipping. Exact fit. Worked flawlessly. Better than the O.E.M. cylinder. Thanks
Date published: 2017-06-02
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Product Questions

1996 gt convertable mustang the top was fine put down with button and went down with ease. now it just wont come up pushing button. only had it down few hours riding around. any suggestion how to get it back up? manualy if can no place to put it

Asked by: squirt
Is the fluid full in the motor reservoir.
Answered by: rk cjpp
Date published: 2017-08-21

One cylinder is blowing fluid out the top so I think it needs to be replaced. Your recommendation to replace both makes sense. The hydraulic lines appear good. Do I need to replace them also? Thank you

Asked by: jimmm
Its not necessary but would be good to have the lines in case one breaks while you are replacing the cylinders.
Answered by: rk cjpp
Date published: 2017-07-11

Are these universal for right and left? I need passengers side. Thank you

Asked by: Torrance
Yes, they can work on the left or right side.
Answered by: Rick CJs
Date published: 2017-06-16


Asked by: DennisJames
Please call toll free at 1-800-888-6473 and speak with a sales rep.
Answered by: rk cjpp
Date published: 2017-06-13

Is there aleft and a right

Asked by: eers
Answered by: CJPP Dave
Date published: 2017-04-28

What are you shipping rates to Canada 

Asked by: Kerryz911
To get a shipping quote, add the parts you're after to your shopping cart and proceed to checkout. In checkout, fill out your address info and scroll down to see shipping options and costs to your area.
Answered by: CJ Pony Parts
Date published: 2015-07-06

Where would I put hydrologic fluids

Asked by: kdbug
its auto trans fluid and there is a plug on the motor witch you fill then bleed by raising and closing 4 -5 times, then top it up and your done
Answered by: 65stud
Date published: 2015-03-23

you sen this part to Puerto Rico

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Product Video

Convertible Top Hydraulic Lift Cylinder 1994-1998 Video Transcript
By Bill Tumas: We’re with a replacement convertible top hydraulic cylinder fitting your 1994 through 1998 Mustang convertible.

The hydraulic cylinders receive pressure from the motor to put your convertible top up and down. If not working properly, many times the cylinder is the problem. These direct replacement cylinders are going to install using the factory hardware, and fit the factory lines.

Your Mustang requires two hydraulic cylinders. We do recommend replacing the lines and cylinders at the same time.