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Ford Mustang, Coupe, Convertible
#1033 of 1524 Re: Oh my God - I wish I'd read this months ago [cobragt]
Mar 15, 2006 (6:37 am)
"...If you take your car to any Ford dealership, they have to replace the gas tank free of charge"
I do not htink this is entirely true. I took my 3 month old 2006 GT Premium convertible to Ernie Haire here in Tampa with 2500 miles on it and they did not mention anything about a new tank.
They did hand me this TSB and sent me on my way - tank still stops at 7 gallons on filling and than have to "beg" the tank to fill.
0 FUEl FILL-SLOW OR DIFFICULT TO FILL
Publication Date: February 3, 2006
Some 2005-2006 Mustang vehicles may experience premature automatic shut off of the fuel fill nozzle. Several variables,,including variations in fuel pump nozzles, fuel flow rates, and fuel flow pressure mayn+ouKinthepremature automatic shut off of the fuel fill nozzle making it more difficult to fill the fuel fuel tank, The automatic shut off in the fuel fill nozzle may trigger multiple times after delivering several gallons of fuel or it may trigger repeatedly when attempting to establish fuel flow into the fuel tank, The latter concern may be more common when adding fuel to a vehicle where the fuel level is at or above 1/2 full.
Refer to Service Procedure. SERVICE PROCEDURE
On 2005 Mustangs vehicles built before 4/26/2005 that experience premature automatic shut-off of the fuel fill nozzle more than occasionally may benefit from replacing the fuel tank with a revised design tank per TSB 05-15-12. The revised design fuel tank may reduce the occurrence of premature automatic shut off.
On 2005 Mustang vehicles built on or after 4/26/2005 and 2006 model year vehicles were built with the revised design fuel tank. As a result, replacing the fuel tank on these vehicles will not change the occurrence of automatic fuel fill shut off. Occurrences of premature shut-off may be resolved or improved by using a different filling station fuel pump. Unauthorized modifications and/or alterations to the vehicle are not reimbursable under warranty and are not recommended for this issue,
OTHER APPUCABLE ARTICLES:
WARRANTY STATUS: Information Only
NOTE The information in Technical Service Bulletins is intended for use by trained, professional technicians with the knowledge, tools, and equipment to do the job properly and safely. It informs these technicians of conditions that may occur on some vehicles, or provides information that could assist in proper vehicle service. The procedures should not be performed by "do-it-yourselfers". Do not assume that a condition described affects your car or truck. Contact a Ford, Lincoln, or Mercury dealership to determine whether the Bulletin applies to your vehicle. Warranty Policy and Extended Service Plan
#1034 of 1524 Re: Oh my God - I wish I'd read this months ago [tampabill]
Mar 15, 2006 (7:12 am)
...OTHER APPUCABLE ARTICLES: ...
Is that your typo or theirs? Seems fishy. The dealer might be trying to give you a snow job.
#1035 of 1524 Re: Oh my God - I wish I'd read this months ago [tayl0rd]
Mar 15, 2006 (9:10 am)
"APPUCABLE" - my scanner misread
#1036 of 1524 Re: Manual Transmission Questions [sonicbluechief]
Mar 17, 2006 (12:21 pm)
I think that i have the some problem. Did you find the solution?
#1037 of 1524 Vibration..when cold only?
Mar 20, 2006 (6:59 pm)
Hey guys. My 05 V6 is my very first car I have ever purchased. I've always wanted a mustang and I finally got one. I picked it up on January 3rd, 06. One of the last 05 modesl they had so I got mine at the end of the year. For the last few weeks I've been getting this vibrating noise when I put it in drive. Sounds like its coming from the dash area. Is this normal? When I'm driving it goes away but when I come to a stop at a red light, or slowing down to come to a stop, there it is a again, vibrating. Its loud enough. But it seems that when the temperature gauge is in the middle, it stops. So maybe its only when the car is cold? I just don't remember it happening when I first got the car. Also...rather curious about the overdrive thing. Is the over drive always on when you start the car? Should I turn it off for in city driving? I also checked when my car was made and the sticker on the inside says 11/4. I haven't experienced the problem filling up and I've filled up about 6 times now, full tank every time. Hopefully it won't happen later. Any info would be great guys. Gonna' go check my trunk for water right now. I've never used the car for shopping or what not..just to get to work and enjoy a few rides.
#1038 of 1524 Re: Vibration..when cold only? [ryetallica]
Mar 20, 2006 (8:12 pm)
Well, if the car is still cold, perhaps the engine is revving higher and the car is trying to slip into 1st gear. Most every car, in that case will rumble a little. Just keep it in neutral at the stop lights. And the overdrive off while in town driving so the transmission is not having to go into highest gear, then right back on down, hunting as ya go in say 40 MPH areas.
#1039 of 1524 Re: Oh my God - I wish I'd read this months ago [tampabill]
Mar 21, 2006 (3:21 am)
I hope this was not an attempt to prove something to me.... ?
I am well aware of the TSB, and I was just trying to help him out...if he is having the issue, the car IS still under warranty, and whether he has a later build date or not, Ford is still responsible, and may still attempt to replace the gas tank. Trust me I know, I've talked with a couple dealerships on this issue as well as others.
If you intended that post for him, then reply to his question...and not my statement.
#1040 of 1524 Pony tape stripe problem
Mar 22, 2006 (10:10 am)
I bought my '06 Mustang coupe with the pony package two months ago. On one side of the car, part of the tape stripe came off. (Probably in the car wash.) The dealer replaced it, and a week later part of it came off again. I had it re-done. Same thing. Now, for the third time, a piece came off yet again in the car wash. I am about to get my fourth stripe put on. Anyone else with this problem? Could it be a temperature problem? (It's been cold here) Each time I've waited at least a week before having it washed. The dealer can't figure out what the problem is so far. This time I'm leaving it with the dealer for 10 days while I'm on vacation so they can keep it inside. Any other suggestions?
#1041 of 1524 Re: Pony tape stripe problem [jerseymustang]
Mar 22, 2006 (10:28 am)
Sounds like the dealer isn't removing the wax before putting the stripe on. Make sure they use rubbing alcohol or something similar to remove the wax from the clearcoat. Otherwise it will come up everytime.
#1042 of 1524 Re: Pony tape stripe problem [jerseymustang]
Mar 22, 2006 (11:01 am)
they can paint it on if they cant figure it out.