Last post on Aug 04, 2008 at 4:06 PM
You are in the Ford Mustang
What is this discussion about?
Ford Mustang, Ford Mustang SVT Cobra, Coupe, Convertible
#180 of 185 Re: [sphinx99]
Mar 16, 2007 (7:52 am)
The mustangs weight problems will probably keep me out of another mustang. That and the much higher price (sorry, but over $40K and I'll go to the Vette).
My car is a blast over about 45mph, but around town it's a hog. I test drove a Civic Si a couple of weeks ago and it was actually much more fun around town.
#181 of 185 Re: REAR END BACKLASH [kicobra]
Mar 28, 2007 (6:38 pm)
Don't know if you ever resolved your clunking, but here's another possibility: Check your front subframe bolts. Front bolts should be 14mm, rears 12mm. Apparently Ford incorrectly installed 12mm bolts in the fronts on a large number of Cobras. I read about this problem in a magazine article a couple of years ago. Basicaly the clunk you're hearing may be the whole subframe shifting in the chassis. My '99 Cobra used to have a clunk too - especially noticable in cold weather. I checked the bolts, and sure enough they were wrong (They're easy to check). I got the correct ones from Maximum Motorsports. It made a big difference.
#182 of 185 Re: REAR END BACKLASH [leftywayn]
Nov 10, 2007 (5:24 pm)
I work at a Ford Dealer and there is a TSB that says clunking between shifts is normal.
#183 of 185 1996 Mustang Cobra SVT
Nov 11, 2007 (8:31 pm)
Does anyone have any suggestioins on what the best kind of Muffler is for a 1996 Mustang Cobra SVT? I am also going to be in need of a clutch soon, any suggestions?
#184 of 185 Re: REAR END BACKLASH [kicobra]
Apr 28, 2008 (8:35 am)
I have the same clunking problem in my 03 cobra...
did you figure it out?
#185 of 185 '96 Cobra Help?/
Aug 04, 2008 (4:06 pm)
I am a Porsche dude however my brother is Cobra all the way. Only, prob is he knows about as much about his cars as gas,oil & gas. (pedel) His driver has 310K miles on it as he drives 300 a day to work. This morning going into 5th, he missed a gear and pop. Lord knows what that means. Anyway, he tells me he thinks he slipped a tooth on the chain as it has low power in 5th about 2500 rpm. It won'r get out of it's own way. However it runs ok in all other gears. I I am tryin to get out of trailer to go get him. Can't he drive the bloody thing home slow??? Any help would be greatly appreciated, Thanks again Bill