1997 Ford Mustang GT Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1997 Ford Mustang GT

1997 Ford Mustang GT Problems

Squeaking noise while turning due to worn outer tie rod ends

If a squeaking noise is heard while turning the steering wheel, the outer tie rod ends may be worn and should be replaced.

Ticking Noise from Heater Blower When Fan Is On

Internal heater blower motor issues can cause a ticking noise from the heater blower when the fan is on. To correct this concern, replace the heater blower motor with a revised unit.

Longer Than Usual Shift from First to Second Gear, Harsh Shift

An internal transmission issue can cause a longer than normal shift from first to second gear, and it can feel harsh. Premature wear of the accumulator seal from scuffing of the accumulator case bore is the cause, and replacing the 1-2 accumulator spring, seal, and piston will correct this concern.

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1997 Ford Mustang GT Questions

how do you know when you need a new transmission (2 answers)

I have trouble moving from second to forth gear when getting on freeway, then it kicks in at 4RPM then goes back down to normal I have just had service done on it.The man said I need a new transmission. do I ??????? thanks for any help you can give

Why does '97 Mustang GT, 5spd man.trans, go into 5th when I release his clutch? (1 answer)

Shifts into neutral fine and even feels as if he's properly in gear I move to, but once I let off the clutch.....he's always in/ends up in 5th gear. It doesn't matter if I go to 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th from neutral position. I'm always in 5th once I remove my foot from the clutch.
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Where is the speedometer sensor for a 1997 Ford Mustang GT? (1 answer)

Manual transmission. Odometer works, but speedometer does not.

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1997 Ford Mustang GT Reviews

1997 Mustang GT Convertible - 178,000 miles - Replaced the automatic transmission twice (that seems excessive)and the rear end went out, and the anti-sway bar broke. Replaced canvas top and replaced leather interior - makes sense given the sunny climate and amount of exposure. Never a problem with engine. Alternator finally failed at 176,000. Car idles so smooth you think it had stalled. Brakes...

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