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2002 Ford Mustang Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2002 Ford Mustang

2002 Ford Mustang Problems

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

The synchronizer shaft for the camshaft position sensor can cause a loud squeak or chirping noise due to failure of the upper bushing. The noise may be erratic and is usually present when the engine is warm.

A creak/pop noise while turning may mean that updated steering rack bushing tubes need to be installed.

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2002 Ford Mustang Reviews

I have a 2002 V6 Convertible that looks really nice and runs pretty well. I picked it up as a used car, with 40,000 miles on it so the paint has a few chips here and there but overall, still shines. In hot weather, as I come to a stop, the engine will "shudder" a bit at times and then settle down; I don't know why yet. Acceleration is acceptable from a rolling 20; off the line ... not impressi...

My 2002 was PERFECT until about 1 year ago...I started having problems with my car dying so we replaced the battery and alternator each about 2 times in a 3-4 month period...car does OK as long as I don't run the heater or AC (when I do so, it draws too much power and at stop lights the car starts to die)...also can't really drive at night because using the lights causes the same problem...anyo...

Solid performer all around with some irritating issues. Driver's side window has never fit properly. The headlight covers fill with water and have clouded over, which is not good. I think I am going to need new shocks and struts soon, but not sure. The convertible top leaks at the glass rear window, which must be replaced entirely to fix any leaks -- to the tune of over 400 dollars (in N. V...

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