If a squeaking noise is heard while turning the steering wheel, the outer tie rod ends may be worn and should be replaced.
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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.
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.
2002 Ford Mustang Questions and Answers
i just bought this vehicle for my son this past weekend and the only problem is that when u come to a stop the car just cuts off any suggestions
The engine revs every 10-15 seconds and the rpms jump not even a quarter notch but the needle moves slightly. What's causing that?
I just had oil changed, filters replaced, tires rotated, etc.; all this stuff for winter. After spending $200 on that, the Dealer tells me I need an "Induction". I don't understand...
when driving in od the transmission seems to shift back and forth with a jerking motion. easing off the accelerator will cause it to down shift hard, accelerating will cause it to go back into od
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 impressive.
For the thrill of top-down summertime driving this car is perfect.
For the "wow" factor, image-wise, people comment all the time.
I'm glad I bought it; great fun to own & drive.
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...anyone know what causes this?
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. VA). Aside from being underpowered ... the engine needs the oil changed and that is about it for 60K miles, so far. Brakes wear out quickly, but that might just be stop and go traffic in metropolitan area. This is a reliable car that is basically well made that is fun to drive and gets around in all contintions. I will buy a new one soon.