Ford Mustang GT Repair and Maintenance Costs
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Ford Mustang GT ProblemsSqueaking 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.
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.
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.
Ford Mustang GT QuestionsWhat oil is best for 1998 mustang gt 4.6l sohc. Motorcraft 5w20 or 5w30 (1 answer)
For reliability and better performance and less wear on my 98 mustang
Alternator on changed it again,new pigtail on alternator,ran new grounds neg. and POS. to battery and starter,checked all fuses,took aftermarket stereo out didn't help.problem started when the ground wire rubbed and arched out.
after driving 20 minutes or so or if i let the casr idele for 5 to 10 minutes the idle gets VERY ROUGH and engine starts clatteing and wants to die.. If i give it gas it will rev up and straighten out until i come to a stop again . It will start all over... I was told that the 2 cam or kam sensor...
Ford Mustang GT RecallsPassenger Air Bag Inflator Ruptures During Deployment Spraying Metal Fragments
The passenger frontal air bag inflator may rupture on deployment, causing metal fragments to come through the air bag and injure occupants. Dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator free of charge to resolve the concern.
The rear brake caliper guide pins on Roush modified Mustang's may have been left loose. Dealers will tighten the guide pins to the proper specification free of charge to resolve the concern.
The front and rear seat belts as well as the child seat tether anchors may have been damaged prior to being installed during vehicle assembly. Dealers will replace the front and rear seat belt assemblies as well as the child seat tether anchors free of charge to resolve the concern.