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#2866 of 2921 Re: 2006 Mustang TPS?? [sbiggin]
Dec 27, 2009 (5:55 pm)
I've had basically the same problem since purchasing my '06 GT Stang (new with 526 miles on odometer). Mine is an automatic and it chugs or surges drastically after exiting the freeway and trying to merge with street traffic (I have a merge lane without a stoplight, so I do not always have to come to a complete stop). The dealer has never been able to pull a problem code or reproduce the problem on a test drive.
I have this problem intermittently, no specific fuel level when it occurs and quite recently the car completely shut off while exiting the freeway (different exit). Luckily (or unluckily) I was literally across the street from a Ford dealership when this new problem happened. I was told my CAI was "loose" causing the car to stall and sputter while trying to coax it across the street to the dealership. $168 later, the dealership "tightened" the screws on the CAI and sent me on my "merry" way.
I've replaced the fuel filter once and use Royal Purple for everything from oil to additives.
On top of that, within the last 6 months my engine light has come on twice (my OBDII scanner cannot pick up a code). BTW the CAI and BBK throttle body were installed 2 years after I bought this vehicle, so I know they aren't the problem.
I really don't trust most dealerships as I know they're all about money and not interested in customer service or owning up to inherent design flaws that cause these problems.
So, is it the throttle position sensor or do I need to trade this in for a camaro? I've got a 12 pack and a pizza for anyone willing to come fix it...
#2867 of 2921 TACH ISSUE WITH 2005 MUSTANG GT
Jan 06, 2010 (9:03 am)
today, first time ever, our tach died, the needle is pointing due south, and never moved. Car is is 28 degree cold weather, never a problem until now, and hasn't been driven but once a week. (shame on me). Can anyone tell me what the likely issue may be (fuse, cable, etc)? Help I don't trust FORD mechanics, they BS too much and charge an arm and a leg.
#2868 of 2921 Re: 2006 Mustang TPS?? [colleenj]
Jan 06, 2010 (9:39 am)
It wouldn't be the tps. If it was, it would code out ( I think on 2135 Mine has already had a bad tps ) , and put the car in limp mode and the check engine light would stay on until cleared manually.
#2869 of 2921 Is this a good price for 2009 Ford Mustang GT?
Jan 06, 2010 (5:44 pm)
$27,0000 for a new 2009 Ford Mustang GT with 5-speed manual.
It has the following:
Model Year: 2009
Style Name: 2dr Cpe GT Premium
Vehicle Trim: GT Premium
Body Type: Coupe
Exterior Color: Ebony
Interior Color: Dark Charcoal
Engine Order Code: 99H
Engine Type: Gas V8
Fuel System: SEFI
SAE Net Horsepower RPM: 300 5750
SAE Net Torque RPM: 320 4500
It is an anniversary edition with a glass roof. I have never seen this feature before. It is a large tinted roof and you pull the shade closed to block out the light. It's not a sunroof. It also has a GPS and shake 500 sound system.
The lines on the baby make it look like a Bullit edition Mustang. The dealer claims the price dropped from $36 grand to the current price. I'm getting a Mustang this year but didn't know if this was quite the killer deal they lead me to believe.
Or, should I just hold off for the 2011 V6 Mustang?
#2870 of 2921 Re: Is this a good price for 2009 Ford Mustang GT? [gaelinic]
Jan 07, 2010 (8:31 am)
Personally I would wait for either the 2011 V6 or V8 models if you can. When you're ready to buy, go to edmunds.com or kbb.com and figure out the dealer invoice price for the vehicle and add $500 to account for the FDAF advertising fee that is part of the actual factory invoice but is not included in the online dealer invoice pricing. Then subtract all available rebates and incentives. That will be very close to the actual dealer invoice price and would represent the lowest price you could reasonably expect to pay. Anything less would be gravy. You might have to pay up to $500 over invoice depending on inventory levels and demand but $0 - $500 over invoice is usually a good price for most vehicles.
Also be aware there is usually a dealer documentation fee which is anywhere from $50 - $400. This is purely additional dealer profit so make sure you figure that into the total out the door cost when comparing prices from different dealers.
If you use X plan, you'll pay about $200 over invoice with a $75 doc fee - non-negotiable.
#2871 of 2921 Re: Is this a good price for 2009 Ford Mustang GT? [gaelinic]
Jan 07, 2010 (8:47 am)
If the $27K the out the door price that's not to bad. I would buy it if i were you.
I personally like the 05-09 better than the new style 2010. I paid 28.3 for my 06 out the door and it doesn't have a glass roof which i like.
I think they people at ford missed a golden opportunity to use other retro traits from the past on the new mustang but didn't. IE. a differnt fast back etc. The back end of the new one looks "europeanized" to me. IMHO
#2872 of 2921 Re: Is this a good price for 2009 Ford Mustang GT? [06mustanky]
Jan 07, 2010 (4:57 pm)
Who says they won't add those in the next few years?
#2873 of 2921 Re: 2005 ford mustang [05mustang]
Jan 18, 2010 (10:05 am)
They're all garbage, the hell with Ford !
#2874 of 2921 Re: 2006 Mustang TPS?? [colleenj]
Jan 22, 2010 (11:40 am)
My '06 stalls out 30-40 mph whenever it wants. Its very tempermental, I took it to several dealers and after replacing the fuel pump if nothing else its continued to stall out. No one has been able to fix it no codes either. I say trade it for a Camaro its what im about do! Forget about Ford.
#2875 of 2921 Re: 2006 Mustang TPS?? [ilcoolj]
Jan 22, 2010 (1:54 pm)
If you think mustangs have issues, then you shouldn't even consider a Camaro. They're having serious problems and they haven't even been out a year now.