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#82 of 197 Re: What gets on my nerves and Battery TSB. [mschmal]
Mar 11, 2008 (9:58 am)
dude thats bs.! ford products are not any different than any other maker out there , I got a 1999 mustang GT and the battery keeps going dead, I put a new duralast gold battery in and fully charge it with a charger , and in 2 days it was dead . There isnt any car made out there that uses that much stand-bye power to kill the battery in within 27 hrs of sitting!! The alt. is the main source for the battery draining that quick , if it is bad. Just because it it charges doesn't mean it is good.
I had a bad a** stereo systems hooked up in my cars in my younger days , and I could jam them all day long and still crank my car up with no problems
#83 of 197 Re: Brake lights not working in 1995 Mustang [nchandler]
Mar 12, 2008 (6:33 am)
its says that there is a recall on taillights .make sure that your car has been fix from this recall before paying alot of money
#84 of 197 Re: Turn signal light stays ON [otterway]
Mar 25, 2008 (7:14 pm)
This just a thought. I had this happen to my Toyota. It turned out the rear bulb was burned out and that's why my turn signal on the dash stayed on. And my front signal stay on constantly. Just a guess.
#85 of 197 Re: cruise control [specialed]
Mar 29, 2008 (5:16 pm)
from what I heard ,is that under the hood on the pass. side there is a hole on the fender where the hood closes that when it rains the water goes into that hole and then goes back where the cpu is .water gets into the cpu and messes-up . That got to be true because where the cpu is mounted , the water can get to it. The cpu is on the pass floor behind the kick panel under the dash. when you remove the cpu the area behind there is where the water is coming from. If it was me , I would remove the cpu and seal off that area , then make sure that the inside of the cpu is dry
#86 of 197 Re: cruise control [rbright13]
Apr 04, 2008 (4:43 pm)
i have a moderately modified 05 GT and my cruise control quit working. The light does not even come on. I took it to ford and they hooked it up to the computer and tried to briefly trouble shoot the problem. We checked alot of sensor and switches that all seemed to be working fine. He told me to bring it back another time (because he was originally fixing a recall). Does anyone have any suggestions other than fuses? That is the only problem i have had.
#87 of 197 98 Mustang Electrical Mystery
Apr 09, 2008 (11:55 am)
I have a 98 Mustang V6 automatic 3.8L engine. My problems first started when my aftermarket cd player gave out and wouldn't eject the cd and I couldn't adjust the volumn. I ended up pulling the whole player out of the dash and disconnecting it. Shortly after this, my odometer stopped at about 163,000 miles and my check engine light came on. Couldn't find anything wrong, car working fine otherwise. Then my emergency brake light came on even though my brake wasn't engaged. Started to have difficulties getting the car started, especially in cold. Battery meter and power started fluctuating for no apparent reason. Had battery tested, it was bad, bought new battery. Seemed to solve the problem for a while. Then, power started fluctuating again and finally all gauges went out and car died. Assumed bad alternator. Got new alternator, installed it and seemed to fix the problem. Car worked great for 3 days, no fluctuating power, starting fine. Day 4, car completely dead, only clicks when I try to start, power locks not even working. Did the bad alternator drain my new battery or could I possibly have another bad alternator? Also, have been having what I assume are transmission problems, car jerks at certain speeds when accelerating, worst at 45mph. Would this have anything to do with my electrical problems? Could it have to do with the emergency brake light being on? Could I have messed up some important wires in the dash when I took out my cd player? Any help and suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I really need a new car, but just can't afford it right now. Thanks
#88 of 197 Re: What gets on my nerves and Battery TSB. [blustang]
Apr 12, 2008 (4:22 am)
Your message is very interesting to me. I have an 05 Mustang GT vert (delivery in June of 05) that only comes out to play from May -Oct. and only on nice days. Have had it parked the last three winters and only started it once in January each year (including Jan 08) and never an issue. Then this April needed to move it and wham nothing. Interior lights would work, radio would turn itself on at half volume and the CD changer (have the 500 watt system) would go whacky and would act like changing CD's and there were no CD's in it. So, I took Jumper cables and took long time to charge battery enough to start, got it started ran it for an hour and shut off. Tried to start right back up and was as dead as dead could be. Called the dealer they towed it (still under warranty) and diagnosed as battery shot. Replaced Battery and starts fine. Also complained about vibration and told them read about drive shaft rotation and possible muffler hanger issue's read here on forum. What's dumb ass technicians do, they say they drive the car steering wheel vibration and shuttering and so they turn my rotors . I'm livid about that. I specifically told the Service Advisor the vibration was only at between 1300-1400 rpm and then again at between like 3250 & 3400 rpm. I plan to drive car soon but am waiting on some good days (missed couple this past week) which won't be until next week. Man it's frustrating dealing with people who aren't willing to let the customer help them. I figure tech's needed to get paid for something so they create a diagnosis that's not there and that way dealership can put in warranty claim and make some money. Believe me next time I'll ensure they call me after they have a diagnosis and perform any kind of work.
#89 of 197 get a battery tender.
Apr 29, 2008 (12:59 pm)
very inexpensive from Wal-mart. Idling the car for an hour will not charge a dead battery.
#90 of 197 98 Mustang Electrical Issues
May 27, 2008 (10:40 pm)
A few of you guys own my car, it seems. I have a 98 v6 Mustang Manual Transmission. I bought it 4 years ago with about 55k, and now have about 115k on it. About 2 years ago I had my first experience. One day when I was enjoying my AC, my internal lights flickered, and my battery meter dropped right in front of my eyes until my car died. I sat there for a few minutes, called for help, then it just started, and I drove home. Then for the next few weeks, I replaced the battery (wouldn't hold a charge), alternator, oh battery again (in like 10 days), alternator again, and then gone, no problems. In the clear right? Wrong, tonight, I go out to my car to leave, it wont start, totally dead, lights, interior, key chain power locks, everything. By the way, while I was inside it was pouring rain for 40 minutes like you read about, monsoon like. I have my buddy jump me right? Wrong. Still no power. My other buddy hooks up his jumper cables, and still nothing. While were are fooling around with the cables, my interior lights turn on, then it works, starts right up. Story over right? Wrong. Driving home, when I rolled down a bit, all my lights flickered, and my battery voltage meter went up slightly. It normally sits right in the middle, not tonight, about 75% or so. Then when I pulled in safely at my home, me being the smart guy I am, I started rolling up my windows, and when it got to the top, it started squealing and all my lights flickered. Not going down, only up, after it was at the top totally. Then all my lights flashed, my windows wouldn't go down, although my car was started, headlights on, stereo on.... shut it off. Totally dead. No lights or anything. Now I can understand that at this point in time my battery is dead.... but that is not the problem... it seems water related... ground related... AND... I also have the vibration, it made my mirrors fall off... sad I know ....I also have a squeak that wont go away, no matter how times I change what they tell me too... An earlier post said his problem was firewall leakage... I am going to follow up on that. Hope this helps... And by the way I love my mustang. Dont take it out on your car! lol
#91 of 197 Just curious
Jun 13, 2008 (9:32 pm)
Today my 2005 mustang would start but the windows,locks,radio,guages and the car wouldnt go into gear i was messing with the car and unplugged a plug right above the fuse box on the inside of the car and plugged it back in and everything started working I was wondering what that plug is for.