Last post on Oct 24, 2006 at 10:05 PM
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Ford Mustang, Coupe, Convertible
#1421 of 1524 Re: Ran Aronud By Ford 05 Mustang Gt [ls2005]
Aug 26, 2006 (9:06 am)
Limited slip clutch pack noise problems go back at least to 2002 I believe, and not only on Mustangs, it includes the SUV's with limited slip differentials, there is a TSB on it, not sure what causes it though, is the friction material on the clutches swelling, or are they warping with use causing loss of clearance between them? They don't usually do it when new.Something is obviously going on with them..
#1422 of 1524 When i push the gas nuffin happens!
Aug 26, 2006 (6:07 pm)
I have a 2005 6cyl automatic, does anyone else have a problem when you take off from a dead stop of it just NOT going anywhere for several seconds THEN taking off like a skinned cat?
#1423 of 1524 Re: bad 05 mustang [2005conv]
Aug 27, 2006 (8:48 am)
I agree completely. I too, have an early 2006 GT convertible and the car is just fabulous. Its everything I expected in such a car. I put some stripes on the hood and trunk and the car looks great and runs even better, but those nose marks on the door windows just keep coming.
#1424 of 1524 Re: Ran Aronud By Ford 05 Mustang Gt [ls2005]
Aug 27, 2006 (8:51 am)
If I were you, I would try a different dealership. As we all know, some of their "mechanics" are not quite up to standards.
#1425 of 1524 Re: When i push the gas nuffin happens! [sally_not]
Aug 27, 2006 (4:23 pm)
I am in the same boat as you. I have an '05 convertible and it is a dog. I punch it from a start and it seems to want to think about it. If I ease into acceleration and then punch it, it is better. Also, don't try to use passing gear in an emergency. I think it takes 5 minutes to go from 45 mph to 60mph just to pass. And do not even think about pulling out in front of anyone from a stop. I should have gotten the standard tranny, but my old knees won't take the clutching anymore. I am looking into the problem, but I am tired of hearing that this is the way electronics work. B.U.L.L.
#1426 of 1524 Re: When i push the gas nuffin happens! [sally_not]
Aug 28, 2006 (7:26 am)
I had the problem in my V6 auto. I read in a mustang forum. It is called throttle lag. You can re calibrate the computer of your car as following. Turn on, but not start your car. Wait a minute for some lights go off. Press the gas pedal slowly until it hits the floor and then release it slowly. Turn off and then start your car. The problem will go away.
#1427 of 1524 Dead Batteries & Failsafe Mode
Aug 28, 2006 (3:07 pm)
I have an early 05 GT ragtop that ran problem free for 19,000 miles. Problems began with the failsafe mode on the message board. This will not leave an engine code and you must take it to your dealer with the message on the display. If you shut down the message disappears and the car runs fine again. The solution to this problem is a "throttle body sensor" which will usually require a replacement of the cast aluminum throttle body when servicing this problem. After this cure, I had an intermitant starting problem develop. Sometimes the car would start, sometimes not even after it was just shut down after a long trip. After two dealers looking at it, one out of town and my home dealer, the car checked out OK as did the battery. Brought it home and it failed to start after a 60 mile trip and sitting for 7 hours the next day. Jumped it and it ran fine. Failed to start the next morning and had it picked-up by flatbed and delivered to dealer service. Car started for the service tech. After a day of frustrating testing, the car finally showed a "low voltage" code and the battery was the cause. I believe that the Mustang GT's are not equipped with as high an amp battery as required for all the toys and they break down after some use. Keep after the service department to uncover the problem - let them keep the car and drive it. It will eventually do it for them.
#1428 of 1524 Re: bad 05 mustang [silverragtop]
Aug 29, 2006 (8:38 pm)
Car is going back to the interior trim shop to repair the convertible top headliner. This is the fourth attempt at repairing the problem. Was told the car will be in the shop through the Labor day weekend. I tried to post pictures of the problem with no luck.
#1429 of 1524 Re: When i push the gas nuffin happens! [sally_not]
Aug 30, 2006 (8:57 pm)
I have a 2005 GT and I am experiencing the same problems. The car was at the dealer a week ago and they replaced the fuel pumps. Driving the car over the past week the same thing started happening again. When I am at a stop and try to accelerate the car hesitates for a few seconds then jumps hard into driving. Today sitting in traffic when I hit the gas nothing happened, I just sat there. The engine light came on yet again and I was stuck. I turned the car off and then on again and made it home. Going back to the dealer tomorrow. Any suggestions?
#1430 of 1524 Re: Already In The Shop [spcard]
Aug 31, 2006 (7:47 am)
ok..here it is..day ten and still nothing. They told me the part is coming from a vedor back east somewhere. ok..how long does it take to get a part. I mean seriously, TEN DAYS !??!!!. IM beginning to think that maybe theres more wrong with my car that they aren't telling me. There has to be something i can do. can i even get a new car ? Im just really frustrated. what do i do ?