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#29 of 130 2001 Mustang Cobra SVT
Jun 25, 2007 (12:45 pm)
I have a knocking noise that can be heard easily at an idle. I took it in to the Ford dealer and they said it was coming from the heads (44,000 miles). They did all of the head work completely ($5000 on their bill:) and it still has the same noise. They ran all tests and said they could not figure out what is causing the noise but bring it back if it blows-up. It has gotten slightly worse lately. Anyone have a similar problem or comments?
#30 of 130 Re: 2001 Mustang Cobra SVT [01cobra]
Jul 16, 2007 (11:10 pm)
I just might have the same problem. My Mustang is a 3.8L V6 2000 convertible. It makes a fairly loud knocking noise while in drive. It's loudest in the lower gears but still noticable while I accelerate. If I rev the engine while idling, the knocking noise is very slight but still annoyingly noticable. I was told it might be caused by dirty tappets. Another was to replace the intake manifold gasket. Or replace the exhaust manifold gasket. I've went through the dealership and a few local shops but no luck. Please let me know if you have/find a possible solution.
Dec 04, 2007 (12:34 pm)
This just started happening about a week ago, but whenever I hit around 65 - 70 + my car starts to vibrate, I'm just trying to figure out what it is so I can fix it.
#32 of 130 Re: 2000 Mustang V6 [mynameisdare]
Dec 04, 2007 (1:37 pm)
It's normally an out of balance or defective tire. Have the tires checked and rebalanced (or replaced it they're worn). If that's not it then the driveshaft would be the next logical culprit.
#33 of 130 89 gt Electronic engine control
Feb 07, 2008 (7:27 pm)
I am looking for the location where the eec relay switch is located and I cannot find it. Anyone out there know where.
#34 of 130 2002 mustang
Feb 10, 2008 (10:18 am)
I was wondering if anyone knows why my mustang is not running smooth. a mechanic told me that my intake manifold gasket is leaking coolant into one of my cylinders causing it to run a little rough. He told me that this is a big problem with mustangs with over 100k miles on them is this true??
#36 of 130 Re: starter sticks [dewalt]
Feb 18, 2008 (10:16 am)
you have wrong starter. ford part#doaf 11131-c should be on nose if you need i can get you napa part#
#37 of 130 Re: 2002 mustang [pilk1]
Mar 09, 2008 (6:41 pm)
Your mechanic does not know what he is talking about. 1999-2004 Mustangs are not notorious for leaking coolant. 1996 - 1998 Mustangs are. That does not mean that you don't have this problem, just that I would not jump to a conclusion like this w/o evidence on a 2002.
So, what evidence is there of a leak?
#38 of 130 Re: 2002 mustang [pilk1]
Mar 11, 2008 (9:16 am)
Well , first off, water doesn't go through your intake man. , only air , and vacuum. Now your head gasket does , and no it does not mean that it needs to be replaced . Is there white smoke , coming from the tail pipe ? Open your radiator cap , does it have oil on the bottom of it , like milky look ? leave the cap off and rev the motor , does it shoot up and out of the radiator ? Pull out the dip-stick , is it milky ? If you have any of these signs , than you have a head gasket problem.
I got a 1999 , first year of this body style with 107,000 and dont have a problem. But has it ever been over heated?