2008 Ford Mustang GT Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2008 Ford Mustang GT

2008 Ford Mustang GT Problems

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

4.0L V6 engines may develop a buzzing type noise from the upper engine area at about 1900 RPM, under light acceleration. Our technicians tell us this can be caused by loose ignition coil bracket bolts. Coil bracket bolts should be checked for the correct torque before further diagnoses is performed.

Our technicians tell us the spark plugs in this engine can be very difficult to remove. Ford has issued a service bulletin (08-7-6) to address this issue, which includes a recommended procedure on how to remove the plugs. Failure to follow the recommended procedure can result in the one or more spark plugs breaking off in the cylinder head.

The recommend procedure is as follows. Using this procedure will greatly reduce the chance of breaking a spark plug.

1. Break the spark plugs loose when the engine is warm.
2. Turn each plug 1/8 to 1/4 turn and soak the treads with 1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon of Motorcraft Carburetor Tune-Up Cleaner or a quality penetrating oil. Do not try to remove the plugs at this time.
3. Let the threads soak for at least 15 minutes.
4. After the soak period, tighten and loosen each spark plug, working it back and forth until the turning effort is reduced. Then, you can remove the spark plug.

There are special tools available to remove the broken spark plugs and repair shops will often charge additional labor time, over and above the quoted spark plug replacement cost, for the removal of each broken spark plug.

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2008 Ford Mustang GT Questions

I have used my Shaker 1000 watt 6 disc CD player very little. I recently went to insert a disc and found that it will not let me load any discs. When I push CD it says no CD found and says initializing, then is does nothing and comes up with "CD error" and I'm back to square one. I...

A wrench symbol just appeared on my dash??? what is it?

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2008 Ford Mustang GT Reviews

My wife and I bought this sweet car in June of 2008 and its the best car weve ever owned. The body style and looks are very hot. It has every thing that we wanted in our first mustang. all leather interior great sterio ect. needless to say its loaded with exteras. The car responds like a sports car should, its quick steering response and handling is great, and breaking is very good. It has a ve...

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