1997 Ford Mustang Repair and Maintenance

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

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1997 Ford Mustang Problems

Intake Manifold/Valve Cover Gaskets May Leak Oil

It is not uncommon for the intake manifold and/or valve cover gaskets to develop a coolant or oil leak. Leakage from the intake manifold may result in coolant in the engine oil. Coolant mixing with the engine oil severally impacts the lubrication ability of the oil. Internal engine may result if this condition is not repaired promptly.

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.

Camshaft Sensor Magnet may Damage Synchronizers

The magnet for the camshaft position sensor may fall out of its mount and damage the synchronizers. This causes long crank times when starting the engine and may cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate. If this happens, both the magnets and the synchronizers need to be replaced.

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1997 Ford Mustang Questions

Brake lights won't work? All other lights work? (1 answer)

I have a 1997 Mustang. (1 answer)

The break lights DO NOT WORK. I have already replaced the break light switch, the bulb, and the fuse. My blinkers do NOT work, and I do NOT have to put my foot on the break to which gears. Help (-_-)

The brake lights will not work at all. blinkers work, flashers work. (2 answers)

the running lights all work as well. I have tested the pedal switch with test light and gets power on both contacts in normal and with pedal pressed. I am at a loss and cant afford to take to the shop. Any ideas would be a huge help.

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1997 Ford Mustang Recalls

Recall 01V318000
EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES THAT HAVE HAD THE DRIVER'S AIR BAG MODULE REPLACED AFTER APRIL 5, 2000. THE REPLACEMENT DRIVER'S AIR BAG MODULE INFLATOR MAY HAVE INSUFFICIENT WELDS THAT COULD PREVENT PROPER INFLATION OF THE AIR BAG.
Recall 00V349000
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH MANUAL TRANSMISSIONS. IF A VEHICLE IS PARKED WITH THE PARKING BRAKE NOT FULLY APPLIED AND NOT IN FIRST GEAR, AS DIRECTED IN THE OWNER GUIDE, AND THE SELF ADJUSTMENT PAWL SUBSEQUENTLY SKIPS ONE OR TWO TEETH, THE VEHICLE COULD MOVE ON SOME GR...

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1997 Ford Mustang Reviews

WHY CANT FORD MAKE A CONVTBL. THAT DOEST. LEAK? ILL STICK TO MY CORVETTE...KEEP YOUR FORD. SPEND YOUR MONEY.HAAAA
Never selling this car. Fits like a glove.

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