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#1095 of 1524 Re: 2005 Mustang GT Battery DEAD - Told it may be the Shaker 1000 [jclf]
Apr 17, 2006 (7:44 am)
Mine will go dead over night if i leave the
key in the switch.
Are you parking yours with the key in the switch?
The dealer discovered this and thought
there was a serious problem.
He said all ford cars stay "alive" for 45 minutes
before going to standby except the Mustang. It's
alive if the key is in the switch and never goes
to standy by even if there is no activity.
#1096 of 1524 Vibration Problem 06 V6 Automatic
Apr 17, 2006 (9:41 am)
My car has been in the dealer's shop now for 3 weeks while they look for an irritating vibration that occurs at 1500 RPM and goes away at about 1750 RPM when the car is in gear and under light acceleration.
Since the dealer appears to be baffled, I thought that I would ask if anyone else has had this problem and if they had any success at repair. What was the cause?
Any input will be greatly appreciated
#1097 of 1524 Re: 2005 Mustang GT Battery DEAD - Told it may be the Shaker 1000 [06mustanky]
Apr 17, 2006 (6:44 pm)
Yes, it is parked on cement. But that would be weird. Who knows. My car only has 600 miles on it and it is so pretty. I hate feeling like I have a lemon. There have been posts in previous months here about the same problem. Ho hum.
#1098 of 1524 Re: 2005 Mustang GT Battery DEAD - Told it may be the Shaker 1000 [idamay27
Apr 17, 2006 (8:09 pm)
I also remember someone else posting about the battery dieing on them, don't remember if they had the Shaker 1000 or 500. I think you have a draw on the system, be it concrete or internal that is killing your battery over a short period of time. I doubt it is your alternator or a bad battery. Maybe ask for a tech with the electrical service certificate who has a multi meter and see if he can meter either at the fuse box or sub. Maybe pull the fuse for the radio and let it sit the normal amount of time it takes for the battery die and see if this helps. Also don't forget that when a battery dies they say it is bad for it to be charged quickly by the alternator, may not hold the charge. To my knowledge you are supposed to charge it slowly with a charger. Just a side note, I have an 06 GT with the Shaker 500 and my job takes me out of town a lot for up to 15 days on end and I have not had a problem with the battery after letting it sit for this amount of time.
#1099 of 1524 Re: 2005 Mustang GT Battery DEAD - Told it may be the Shaker 1000 [idamay27]
Apr 18, 2006 (4:58 am)
I have the Shaker 1000. I leave my GT sitting for weeks on end and have only had a weak (not dead) battery once. And the only reason I had that was because I had been playing the radio for about 3 hours the day before while I was detailing the cars. I haven't had a problem since.
#1100 of 1524 Re: Vibration Problem 06 V6 Automatic [gringomex]
Apr 18, 2006 (6:30 am)
Does the vibration also seem to happen at around 3100 RPMs?
This has been a well covered problem by myself as well as other in this thread. I own a GT and I am not 100% sure if it applies to your V6, but it may give you some insight for the dealer to look at.
At both 1200-1300 RPM and again at 3100-3200 RPM there is a vibration due to a faulty exhuast hanger, which happens to be attached at the crossmember.
Here is a picture.
The piece that is right in the front of where the guys hands are...it attaches to both sides of the exhaust, thats the crossmember. You should have something similar in the V6. Look into it.
#1101 of 1524 Re: 2005 Mustang GT Battery DEAD - Told it may be the Shaker 1000 [idamay27]
Apr 18, 2006 (11:19 am)
Hmm....that's interesting about the battery drainage. I had the Shaker 500 removed and replaced with a Pioneer Avic N2. I had the battery die three times before but on two of those occasions it was because I had left my power inverter on all night but the third time it wasn't the inverter because I know for sure that it was off. When it happened the third time I had no idea why the battery died but a quick jump start and it was fine again. Mind you I do drive it every day but the day before the third time the battery died I hadn't driven the Mustang so I suppose something was gradually taking away its power that day. I park on asphalt so it's not the cement power drain issue. I got a new alarm that I'm going to get installed soon that as a bonus monitors battery drain and if it gets below a certain voltage the alarm automatically starts the car up to charge it and turns the car off after 5 minutes. It's the Prostar Gold alarm if anyone's interested in getting one for that purpose.
#1102 of 1524 Re: 2005 Mustang GT Battery DEAD - Told it may be the Shaker 1000 [maxjet]
Apr 18, 2006 (12:59 pm)
Just throwing my two cents in here, but I mistakenly left my radar detector plugged in for awhile on my '05 GT. Noticed it was still "live" a few hours later. The power ports stay on even though the ignition is off.
#1103 of 1524 Re: Vibration Problem 06 V6 Automatic [gringomex]
Apr 18, 2006 (1:03 pm)
Mine had that problem but in a lot more speed ranges.
It was terrible at 72mph. It resonated in the body and
was like a drum inside the car. Mine is an 06 GT Automatic.
It ended up being the rear end housing. The mount holes
are off enough to cause a pinion angle problem.
It took three weeks to figure it out. They could have
fixed it if it had an adjustable pinion angle from the
factory but, it doesn't.
They can only do Factory fixes for these problems.
Here's what they did to solve my vibrating drivetrain problem.
Replaced driveshaft. This changed it but didn't stop it.
Put driveshaft from a new car on lot that was not vibrating. No change.
Replaced ring and pinion gear. It had a small whine that
was fixed but still had vibration.
Called Ford Tech.
Swapped out transmission. no change.
put old one back in.
Swapped out rear end with another from the factory.
This made it 75% better. If it had been this good i
wouldn't have taken it to the dealer in the first place.
FORD tech wanted to put it on a vibration analysis tool
to determine what was off it's know baseline vibration.
But couldn't for three weeks.
FORD tech told the dealer to drive a car on the lot and
find one with no vibration and put the rear end from it
in my car. That's what they did and the problem is gone.
The service manager actually called me up after the first
rear end and told me they factory wanted him to swap it
again. Could i bring it at my convenience. It to two days
for the second swap.
This dealer service dept. was excellent. They gave me a
near new car to drive during this and bent over backwards
to get this problem solved.
HORNE FORD Florence SC was the dealer.
#1104 of 1524 Re: Vibration Problem 06 V6 Automatic [cobragt]
Apr 18, 2006 (4:03 pm)
Many thanks for the interest in my problem. No, there is no vibration at all 3100RPM. In fact, at about 1800 the vibration goes away completely. Of course, being pretty old, I don't often see 3100RPM on the tach, only a couple of times when I had to see what the car could do.
If the car is in Park or Neutral, there is no vibration at any RPM. Only when in gear (any gear) and the tach reaches 1500, you can feel a vibration on your feet, the pedals, and the seat of your pants. It seems to get worse once the torque converter locks up under light acceleration, but it goes away at about 1750RPM (breaking Ohio speed limits).
After reading your posts about the cross member problem with the GT, I thought that that might be the problem and put the car up on a rack to take a look. Everything looks good; the hangar support doesn't seem to be bad.
I still think that the vibration is somehow tied to the exhaust and will take another look. I'll also give the dealer the tip.