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#53 of 151 2009 Mustang GT V8 manual
Jul 07, 2009 (8:34 pm)
I just bought this car new June 2009. Three days later I notice a clunking sound when shifting at low RPM from 1st to 2nd. I drove a Honda Prelude for 13 years and never heard a cluncking sound with my manual.
First Ford told me they didn't hear it. Today they said they heard it and it is normal due to shifting at low RPM. They purposely put play in there otherwise the rear end would rear out prematurely. It's due to shifting at low RPM.
I just hopped on this site tonight and read a few posts. Is there an auto mechanic out there that can tell me if this crap? Sorry, but I haven't read a lot of posts.
I'm going back next week (I haven't even had this car for a month) and test drive another "new" one on their lot and see how it sounds.
#54 of 151 Re: 2009 Mustang GT V8 manual [skvp1]
Jul 07, 2009 (9:00 pm)
it sure seems like edmonds would forward all these issues to ford so they can do a recall on these cars.. my 06 v6 5 speed manual convertible is now almost 2 years old and i still have clunking at low rpms.. and ive brought it in several times. ive heard it all.. including i just dont know how to drive a 5 speed.. im 41 and almost all of my 17 cars new and used were 5 speeds.. then they said all 5 speeds sound like that but i had seepage of sound into the cab of the car so they changed a boot to keep the sound out of the car.. believe me ive had enough and that was the first and last time i buy a car without test driving.. i ordered the car from another state to get the one i want.. i should have stuck with a lincoln, tammy
#55 of 151 Re: 2009 Mustang GT V8 manual [tammy12]
Jul 08, 2009 (5:03 am)
Did you have that clunking sound when it was new or did it show up later?
#56 of 151 Re: 2009 Mustang GT V8 manual [skvp1]
Jul 08, 2009 (8:21 am)
#57 of 151 Re: 2009 Mustang GT V8 manual [skvp1]
Jul 09, 2009 (2:02 pm)
ive own 2 gt tang.thy both done it.i still have the 08,the 07 i was so ashame to drive it it sounded so bad.i havent got no answer from them.they did change the safty clutch switch,they even foam up the clutch rod.after a while it would do it again.i hate the dang noise.my dealer wont tell me anything about it.i go to another dealer,they dont want to say anything about it.if you find out anything,let us know.
#58 of 151 Re: 2009 Mustang GT V8 manual [tammy12]
Jul 11, 2009 (10:57 am)
my 07,i bought it at dealer.it had 96 miles on it.i came back week later,picked it up,drove it to tn. i was driving around town,it started clucking.i took it back at least 5 times for same problem,they put some foam on the clutch rod,it was quite for a while,then it started back with the noise,then they put a clutch safty switch on.it was quite for a while,then started back noise again.i traded it in at 12,850 miles for this 08,now borth are gt 5 speed 4.6.ok,after a couple hundred of miles the 08 is doing the same thing.ive got 10 thousands miles on the 08.it had 106 miles on it.both was sold to me as new cars.if you or anyone recieves any imformation on this problem, pls. lets the rest of us know,ill do the same.
#59 of 151 2009 GT V8 stick
Jul 13, 2009 (7:03 pm)
After driving this 3 weeks I say - obviously it cannot be compared to a Honda.
The pony wants to run and like someone said it takes a bit to get the shifting down. Face it the car wants to kick butt.
#61 of 151 1st and Reverse hard shift
Jul 25, 2009 (8:24 pm)
I have a 2007 Mustang V6 with a T5 manual tranny. About 50% of the time the tranny is perfect.Sometimes it won't go into first or reverse . I have pulled so hard on the stick I thought it would snap and then like flipping a switch it will fall right into place..once the car is going the transmission works and sounds perfectly. It has no noises , no grinding , no slipping and no leaks..Ford told me it is " normal operating condition" BU%^&IT...Any suggestions would be appreciated
#62 of 151 Re: 1st and Reverse hard shift [ramamoe]
Jul 26, 2009 (8:39 pm)
all the dealers say no problem,take it back,bug them.