Last post on Oct 24, 2006 at 9:05 PM
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Ford Mustang, Coupe, Convertible
#975 of 1524 Re: 2005 Mustang Problems [5twenty]
Feb 12, 2006 (6:31 pm)
I bought my GT Dec 9,2004 in Paris, Tex. From the get go I noticed the fuel shut off problems, then the poping coming from the right front tire area. The dealership has pretty well blown me off on both problems. The local dealership fixed the poping problems by replacing the strut bushings. At least that what they told me and the problem seems to be fixed. They have however said that FORD is still working on the problem. The most anowing problem is I have a water leak that comes in from the right fender and gets the right kickpanel wet and drains down th the carpet. They have worked on it 5 times now and even pulled the fender off once and still couldn't stop it. This last time they said it was an electrical gromet that wasn't sealing. We'll see of this does it this time. I was told by the Paris, Tx delership,the slow gas filling problem was something I had to live with. But with all I have read here it seems the gas tank will be brought to their attention.
#976 of 1524 Re: 05 mustang transmission trouble [tko211]
Feb 12, 2006 (6:56 pm)
Well, I am happy to report that I got it all fixed ! They fixed the front end cranking noise - gave me a new Shaker stereo (on my word that it skipped and they didnt test it) - my emerg brake was freezing up and they found water in the cable - so I got a new one - I got a new door handle - they adjusted the window where it skips down when you open the door - They replaced the gas tank -- They did a great job (Princeton, NJ Conover Ford) - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED !! I also had a remote start and alarm put in while they had the car
#977 of 1524 Re: 05 mustang transmission trouble [klavitola]
Feb 14, 2006 (4:53 am)
Ah yes, you just answered my question about the E-Brake sticking.
So its water in the line? Mine does it too, and I was told not to use the E-Brake when its cold out, to just park it in gear.
#978 of 1524 Re: Here is my story [stpstarn]
Feb 14, 2006 (7:55 am)
After a letter to the Manufacturer and talk with the Manager at the Ford Dealership they gave us an extra 2 years or 75,000. mile full warranty on the vehicle. Which helps me sleep a bit easier. So if your having trouble out there, don't give up.
#979 of 1524 Re: Gas tank [cobragt]
Feb 14, 2006 (8:52 am)
yeah just leave it; and if your going to clean it just pour some warm water on it; do not wipe it off, as this will scratch the clear coat; again, the best thing to do to clean a gas spill is just pour some lukewarm on it and not even wipe down
PS touch free washes only
#980 of 1524 Re: Gas tank [sigt1]
Feb 14, 2006 (9:19 am)
Touch-free washes are horrible! It's a crap shoot. If they haven't changed out the filters for that recycled water, you'll get a nasty, filty haze all over your car. Happened to my GT once. That was the first and LAST time I will use one on it. Had to take it home and break out the pressure washer followed by the Zaino detailer.
Luckily, though, I haven't had to actually wash it in the 13.5 months that I've owned it. It's nice to be able to take it out only on sunny and/or dry days. All I ever have to do is spray the dust off occasionally. I used the California Duster two times. Noticed that it was leaving scratches so I won't be using that again. (At least not until the clearcoat has become sufficiently swirled as to not matter anymore; which is what I'm desparately trying to avoid like the Noid.)
#981 of 1524 Re: Gas tank [tayl0rd]
Feb 15, 2006 (10:51 am)
I only take mine out on dry and Sunny days too. But what do you do about that brake dust? Mine gets all over the rims and if my car wasnt black I am sure you would be able to see at the very bottom of the car.
#982 of 1524 Re: Gas tank [stpstarn]
Feb 15, 2006 (11:35 am)
To be honest, I don't have a problem with brake dust on my GT. Not even when I had the stock aluminum wheels. At any rate, my pressure washer takes care of that. But all you have to do is use an old rag and dust them off if you don't want to keep breaking out the hose and bucket (or pressure washer for me.) It works wonders and it only takes 5 minutes or so to do all the wheels.
#983 of 1524 Re: Gas tank [tayl0rd]
Feb 15, 2006 (4:24 pm)
What about brushless car washes? Are they bad or OK?
#984 of 1524 Car Wash [pony_pirate]
Feb 15, 2006 (5:50 pm)
I like using a sheepskin mitt. They clean nicely while not holding onto dirt and other objects that can scratch the paint like brushes or sponges.