Last post on Oct 24, 2006 at 9:05 PM
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Ford Mustang, Coupe, Convertible
#631 of 1524 Re: Fast Idle w/ V-6 5 Spd [penguinrace]
Oct 24, 2005 (8:49 am)
I have been to the dealer twice re. driveline noise in my V6 5spd. I agree with you... the driveline noise in this car is VERY bad. Mine pops, clunks, whines, and rattles at various speeds in various gears. At the first visit they agreed, and replaced the transmission. That fixed nothing, so they now say its normal and that I must just live with it. I can't believe Ford fielded such a bad design. It must be part of the "retro" thing, because it reminds me of the junk we used to get from Detroit in the early seventies. It is a major step back from the previous generation of Mustang; my 2002 V6 5spd (which I still have) is much nicer to drive, and a constant reminder of how much Ford messed up this design.
#632 of 1524 Re: A/C Compressor [thechief]
Oct 24, 2005 (4:51 pm)
I've heard the compressor kick in and out also. I agree it's a small irritant, but I'm not worried about it. I drive an E-350 for work and that one's a little louder if you can believe it.
BTW, Air conditioning with the top down??
#633 of 1524 Re: Winter Tires GT, steel wheels available? [dupes01]
Oct 24, 2005 (4:57 pm)
Back when I lived in the frozen north, I bought a set of wide rims and 60-series tires for my '82 Celica for summer use and mounted "real" snow tires (not the all-seasons everyone else used) on the original stock rims. I never had traction problems stopping or starting. I guess the question is, since the stock rims for the GT are fairly wide, and snow tires grip better when used with a more narrow profile, wouldn't it be better to get some skinnier rims (and tires) for the snows and leave the big meats on the stock rims for "in season" driving? Seems to me that you would get better traction AND save a few bucks.
#634 of 1524 Re: Water on Sill Plate [jc_05gt]
Oct 24, 2005 (5:15 pm)
No, I park it on flat driveway. I haven't noticed the water when I wash the vehicle. My guess is it's something to do with the way it's designed to shed water. I'll be brining into dealer later this week, I'll update findings.
Oct 25, 2005 (10:21 am)
My dealer told me that I could get the 'securilock' key (with embedded trasmitter) with my Mustang if I want it, no charge I guess. I have 2 questions - 1) how expensive are duplicate keys to have made, 2) Does this security system actually work? Thanks.
Oct 25, 2005 (10:25 am)
I am trying to decide on an extended warrantee for my new mustang. Im leaning against it mainly because I hate extended warrantee's. Is there any data on the reiablitiy of the new mustangs yet? Should I consider an extended warrantee? I havent even asked for the price yet, but Im sure it will cost $$$$$
#637 of 1524 Re: SecuriLock key [mcbuckster]
Oct 25, 2005 (2:31 pm)
As far as I know, the keys work as a security device. You can't start the car without a properly programmed key.
The keys are expensive if you buy them from Ford.... probably about $60-70 to buy the blank, get it cut, and have them program it. You can buy the blanks on e-bay for less than $20, and get them cut at wal-mart or home depot for about a buck. The instructions for programming the car to accept the new key are in the owner's manual, and it's easy, despite what the dealer may tell you. (He wants your $60-70.) On e-bay they are called "transponder keys".
For the do-it-yourself programming you need TWO keys that the car already knows. (This prevents a guy at the parking lot from copying one of your keys when you aren't looking.) What this means is that it is smart to have a spare, because if you only have two and lose one, you are then at the mercy of Ford for a duplicate.
You can also get a plain key (without the computer chip) from home depot, etc. It will open the door but won't start the car. It is really useful tied somewhere under the front bumper for when you lock your keys in the car.
#638 of 1524 Mustang 06 V6 A/C noise
Oct 26, 2005 (11:24 am)
I have had my new 06 Mustang for a week now.
Within the first few days I started to notice that while diving with the A/C on there is a noticeable sound (like a burst of air) that occurs every 5 to 15 seconds like clockwork.
This noise is loud enough to hear inside the car with the windows up and the radio playing at a low level. When standing outside the car the noise can be heard well over the sound of the engine.
I took it in for service and I was told that the sound was normal, and was just the A/C cycling. I was also told by the serviceman that this is a noisy part on a lot of Fords and it is just more noticeable in the Mustang because of the engine layout.
So my questions are:
1) Does the servicemanís explanation make sense?
2) Should the engagement of the A/C make that much noise?
3) Should the A/C cycle every 5 to 15 seconds? I live in Arizona where the daily temp still exceeds 90 degress?
4) Does anyone else with a 05 or 06 mustang hear the same noise every 5 to 15 seconds while driving with the A/C on?
5) If something needs to be fixed what is the best way to approach the service center who believes it is not a problem?
I thank anyone that can help in advance.
#639 of 1524 Re: Mustang 06 V6 A/C noise [mustangspw]
Oct 26, 2005 (12:20 pm)
2) not really, but that's just the way it's designed and constructed. no malfunction.
3) heck yeah
5) talk to the manager/general manager
#640 of 1524 Re: Mustang 06 V6 A/C noise [mustangspw]
Oct 26, 2005 (12:20 pm)
I cannot help you much but to say that I don't get this with my '06 Mustang, nor on any other Ford product either someone I know or I have owned. I live in Houston, TX, so I've had plenty of hot, hot days (even in September, when I got the car) and haven't encountered this.
I do not know if it indicates a problem or not (cause I've never had it happen to me or someone I know), but it doesn't sound like it's a "feature" I'd want or tolerate. The temperature level shouldn't make a difference to the A/C. I could see it making a difference to the engine but not the A/C itself.
I'd either try to find another person in the service center to take a look at it or take it to another service center (this may be difficult if you're in the boonies).