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#14 of 130 Wondering if anyone has had the same problem
Mar 13, 2007 (5:33 pm)
Ok so I own a 2005 mustang 6 cylinder bought new. Just had the fuel sensors finally replaced because we had gas problems, now that that is fixed I have also experienced a grinding noise between the speed of 90-95 miles an hour. Only at that speed. Mustang dealerhip said that they can't fix whatever it is because they can't drive that fast. The car wasn't making those noises when it was new. It only has 20,000 miles on it now. Anyone else having this problem. My concern is that I think it's a major problem and when the warranty runs out I'm buying a new transmission just because Ford can't drive 90 miles an hour to listen to the grinding.
#15 of 130 2002 GT engine cutting off suddenly
Apr 17, 2007 (1:13 pm)
I have an 02 GT that suddenly developed an odd desire to cut the engine at idle and under normal driving conditions. After driving it around for about an hour the engine just cut off. It sounded like it was trying to crank but wouldn't turn over. Came back an hour later and it started and ran fine. Prior to this I had gotten gas at a station I was later told sold bad gas to a family member and the cut off issue start when the tank was getting low. The next day it cut off shortly after starting and twice on the way to the dealer. Of course once they had it it wouldn't repeat the problem and it made it home fine. Their computer showed nothing wrong when the checked it. The fuel filter was replaced at 35K and now has 68K on the car.
It almost sounds like the engine isn't getting gas when i try to re start but that's just a guess. Alternateror and battery are good although the plugs should be replaced.
Anyone heard of this issue before or is it likely bad/dirty gas mucking up the filter? BTW I normally get 270 miles to a tank before i need to think about refilling but oddly this time around my mileage was in the 220's where it normally in the 270 range.
#16 of 130 Re: 2002 GT engine cutting off suddenly [eriknelke]
Apr 18, 2007 (6:45 am)
One of two things. The Idle Air Controller or the Mass AirFlow sensor. With your poor fuel economy, I'm more inclined to think it's the MAF. But with the shutting down at idle and, seemingly, intermittent stalling, I'd say the IAC. Have them check both. A new MAF sensor will "break the bank" for the part (over $200 for such a tiny part.) The IAC is fairly inexpensive. BOTH are ridiculously simple and quick to replace, so don't let the dealer do it! Do it yourself.
#17 of 130 starter sticks
Apr 19, 2007 (8:31 am)
hi I have a 1965 ford mustang with a 289 and the starter drive is rubbing on the flex plate itll start but it squeel i dont know why because the bel housing and starter and the flex plate are all origanal
Apr 25, 2007 (5:38 am)
2000 Mustang, 6 cyl., high mileage..........is there any practical advantage to using $10 spark plugs over $2 ones? Also, do plug wires need replacing or will they last forever? Thanks!!!
#19 of 130 Re: Just a question [olehounddog]
Apr 25, 2007 (6:45 am)
If you have COPs (coil on plug) then you don't have traditional plug wires and you should be ok. If it's the traditional plug wires then they should be replaced periodically.
Use the OEM recommended spark plugs. If you haven't removed them for 100K miles or more - be careful. You really should replace the plugs every 60K or so just to keep them from melding with the block.
#20 of 130 V6 Mustangs.
Apr 25, 2007 (9:11 am)
V6 Mustangs DO NOT have coil on plug and the plug wires can burn out over time.
#21 of 130 Re: V6 Mustangs. [mschmal] help
Apr 26, 2007 (7:12 am)
sooo ya sound like ya know some well i bought a sweet 95 mustang runs but found out blown heads on 1 side what 2 do and hows the cheapest?? yeh im a girl the wheels&rims still had receipt in car for $3500, i paid $500 for $rims and car$500 so i dont know what 2 do replace motor or heads and the cheapest route and what else to look for while replaceing this crap
#22 of 130 HELP! with what 2 do
Apr 26, 2007 (7:16 am)
i need to replace blown headgasket dont know the cheapest route can any mustang fans help or tell be what 2 look 4 and where is the cheapest place to go its sweet and receipt in car for $3500 only gave $1000 for car and rims <tires please help a girl out holla nancy
#23 of 130 Re: HELP! with what 2 do [nancy49022]
Apr 26, 2007 (7:30 am)
What exactly are you asking? If you have a blown head gasket, you need to get it replaced. There is no "cheapest route." Are you asking if you should do it yourself or take it to a mechanic? A snap judgement here, but I'm betting you'd be much better off taking it to a mechanic. Besides, you only paid $1000 for the car. What do you have to lose?