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#1899 of 2125 Re: Water at Rear Passanger Floor 03 Convertible [mustang24fan]
Mar 25, 2006 (8:58 pm)
I live in Northern CA and there is not much rain here either. I have the EXACT same problem with water puddling behind the passenger seat in my 2000 Mustang GT convertible. It started late last year, but I did not pay much attention to it as it happened near the end of the rainy season. I have looked everywhere in the car for the leak ... I have even spent time sitting in the car during storms to see if I can find something dripping but there is no obvious sign of a leak. Nothing coming in through door, window, or roof seals; nothing dripping from any surfaces. After a big storm there is a sizeable puddle behind the passenger seat. It's a bit coincidental that both of us are having identical problems ... there must be a design or seal failure somewhere. Any suggestions about where else to look, or what to ask Ford to fix would be greatly appreciated.
#1900 of 2125 94 Mustang keeps shuddering
Mar 28, 2006 (9:48 pm)
I have a 94 6cyl auto...I know, I know...but Im a girl!! Anyway, I was in an accident last year with it..front end damage. Ever since then my car keeps shuddering. When I originally had it fixed, the auto shop said there seemed to be a leak in the head gasket. The other people I have taken it to all say the head gasket is fine. I have had my water pump replaced, spark plugs replaced plenty of times, and most recently, my fuel injector replaced. I have to top off the coolant at least once a week and it wont pull from the reserve. Also, Im scared to death that it will overheat in the summer like it did last year (after the accident) and Ill have to ride around with the heat on all season. Anyone have any clue what the problem might be cuz obviously I dont and neither do the 7 shops Ive taken it to! Like I said, Ive had the spark plugs replaced a few times cuz one of them seems to keep shorting out. The car shudders only when pressing on the gas pedal and usually from 40mhp on up. HELP!!!
#1901 of 2125 'Mods for 2003
Apr 02, 2006 (10:36 am)
Does anyone know why a lot of mods for mustangs have year groups from 1999-2002, and seem to exclude the 2003 year? I know the 2004 has a 3.9L engine if that means anything, but i can't figure it out?
#1902 of 2125 A Few answers...
Apr 07, 2006 (2:56 pm)
...for what they're worth:
dubinsc, you're speaking of the V6 Mustang, right? If so, probably the reason for the seemingly lack of mods for the 2003 V6 could be the different engine Ford started using that year. Until 2003, Ford used the 3.8l Essex V6 for the Mustang. In '03, Ford moved to the 3.9. That said, with the exception of some engine mods, stuff like exhaust, etc. should work just fine on an '03 Mustang, even if the catalogs only say 1999-2002. It's otherwise the same car.
bob121, no difference whatsoever. The two years are in all major ways mechanically identical.
sc1977, good question. Have you checked the Differential Pressure Feedback EGR (DPFE) Sensor? Sometimes when they go bad, the car shudders and surges when driving. Are you sure the head gasket is okay? That year's engine is notorious for head gasket failure. Also, have you checked the thermostat?
#1903 of 2125 Re: Water at Rear Passanger Floor 03 Convertible [smk24]
Apr 07, 2006 (6:21 pm)
Maybe the source of your problem is from the seals on the convertible top. Maybe the seals around the edge of the top along the trunk area or around the window seal is where all the water is leaking thru. I read somewhere in another Mustang forum that the convertible tops start having seal problems when they get a few years old. You may want to check it out.
#1904 of 2125 Re: 94 Mustang keeps shuddering [sc1977]
Apr 07, 2006 (7:01 pm)
Did they do a pressure test on coolant system? It should reveal a leak. If you overheated the engine, you might have damaged the head gaskets and now have coolant getting into cylinders, causing spark plug probelms and your "shudders". You better be checking oil frequently for signs it has coolant getting mixed into it. If so, you are wearing out engine quickly.
#1905 of 2125 Problem with 2004 V6
Apr 11, 2006 (6:29 pm)
I recently bought an 04 Mustang with 18,000 miles on it. Besides the right wheel grinding and burning when i make a right turn, 1st gear takes off to about 50mph in no time. Yet it can also get off 15mph like normal. Are the gear ratios messed up?
#1906 of 2125 Re: Problem with 2004 V6 [nghtshd88]
Apr 12, 2006 (4:25 pm)
Something, or things, is wrong enough to justify a trip to dealer. Isn't it still under warranty?
#1907 of 2125 Re: Problem with 2004 V6 [nghtshd88]
Apr 13, 2006 (6:58 am)
Your description does sound like the previous owner swapped out the stock gears for a lower (numerically higher) set. Kinda rare in V6 models, but it does happen.
Most Mustang people like this, as it moves your power band down to where you use it more. However, make sure your speedometer is properly calibrated for the change, otherwise it'll be off (there's a pop-in eletronic module that does this).
The dealer will be able to tell you if you still have the stock gearing (3.27) or something else, and if you have the speedo recal.
#1908 of 2125 Re: 2004 Mustang Driveability problems [tina1994]
Apr 21, 2006 (9:31 am)
I have a 2001 V-6 that is starting to idle at 2,200 rpms. It will go down to a more nomal rpm after some time and then idle fast again. I took to a very good mechanic and he said that he did not know what to do to fix it. He recommended that we take it to a Ford dealership for repair.