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#615 of 1524 Fast Idle w/ V-6 5 Spd
Oct 12, 2005 (3:03 pm)
The computer in my 2005 V6 5spd speeds up my idle when I coast with the transmission in neutral.... for example, when I am approaching a traffic light. It seems to try to match the engine speed to the car's speed. Depending on speed it may raise the idle to over 2000 RPM. It only does this with the clutch engaged and the transmission in neutral. If I depress the clutch pedal, the idle drops to normal (700 RPM). (My other Mustang, a 2002 V6 5 spd, does NOT do any of this.) The dealer insists that all is normal, although he can't explain why the car should do this. From my point of view, all it does is add engine noise and waste gas.
Is this normal behavior? Does anyone know why Ford programmed the car to do this?
#616 of 1524 Re: Fast Idle w/ V-6 5 Spd [wrekrambler]
Oct 13, 2005 (8:38 am)
You sure you don't have your foot touching the throttle? These electronic throttles are really sensitive. They react to the slightest touch.
Oct 13, 2005 (11:22 am)
Hi, anyone having problems with their gas tanks on the 2005 Mustang no GT. I am on my second gas tank. The tank acts as if it is full then spews gas back out all over the ground. At best I got 4. 00 in the other day. Besides that my detailing stripes came off, my hub cap fell off, my emergency cable came loose dragging the ground and I've already replaced a tail light. This car is 10 months old. I understand if a third tank goes bad, I can invoke the Lemon Law, but to who ? The Dealer or Ford. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I am VERY upset. Right now the car looks good and that is about it. Thank you. Jenny PS My dealer alone has replaced 3 tanks including mine
#618 of 1524 Re: Fast Idle w/ V-6 5 Spd [tayl0rd]
Oct 13, 2005 (1:51 pm)
I'm very sure I'm not touching the throtle. The car does this on its own, and in a very controlled manner related to it's speed. The dealer says it may be some carryover from the automatic transmission cars, where the computer is trying to match the engine speed to the car's speed when the overrunning clutch in the torque converter is operating (but of course I don't have an automatic transmission).
Oct 16, 2005 (9:12 am)
I have a 06 GT that is great so far but i was having some steering issues its had too explain but the steering is tight but on a straight road iam constantly correcting it kinda always wanderind its like theres too much play in the steering ,you used too be able to adjust the steering box i couldnt even see the steering box in this car.my questions are are any of you having this problem and how do you fix it other than this this car is great
#620 of 1524 Water on Sill Plate
Oct 16, 2005 (9:30 am)
Day after Day, Month after Month just love this Mustange GT Vert. Biggest issue is getting it away from the wife. Teaches a middle school(grades 5-8)...Ultimate statement from her student...."Wow that car is cool!".."if I had that car, I'd get all the girls!"
Question, noticed that when rains and car sitting, that when open door, the sill plate has puddles of water on it....does anyone else with a Convertible have this happen? Have you talked to dealer and is it normal? Don't ever recall seeing water puddles on sill plate in any other car?
#621 of 1524 Re: Water on Sill Plate [gtforme2]
Oct 17, 2005 (11:03 am)
I have the 05 convertible - not a GT though. I do not notice the sill plates holding water. You should have it looked at. I do have the problem with the gas tank not filling. I've also had it in for the radiator to be replaced - kept spilling over and the ABS/traction control system to be replaced. Love the car though - it's worth the headaches (so far anyway).
#622 of 1524 Re: Water on Sill Plate [gtforme2]
Oct 19, 2005 (9:26 am)
I have an 05 GT non-vert and have noticed the water puddle also. My driveway is on a slant/hill and have assumed it is because of this. Do you also park on a hill?
#623 of 1524 Re: Fast Idle w/ V-6 5 Spd [wrekrambler]
Oct 20, 2005 (9:44 am)
I have the exact same problem re: fast idle. The car does not slow down when I remove my foot from the accelerator. When I put the car in neutral the tach bonces between 900 and 2500 RPM's. I have an appointment at the dealership on Tuesday the 25th. Also, my battery went dead after 5 days of non-use and barely started the car.
#624 of 1524 Volume Concerns on the Shaker 1000
Oct 21, 2005 (7:00 am)
Any one having issues with the volume on the Shaker 1000 - after a night of steady rain, the volume has been drastically decreased to almost nothing even at almost full volume setting. I am also hearing a thump from the trunk subwoofer as if someone is trying to kick their way out. This happened even after engine and radio were shut off. I'm not sure if I have a short or there may be a moisture issue.