Ford Mustang GT Repair and Maintenance
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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 Questionsi am purchasing a 1998 3.8 Mustang , Want to know some common problems (1 answer)
has 145000 miles ,
things to watch out for ?
When I pull the alternator fuse to troubleshoot a little. my car starts right up but when I put the alternator fuse back in it turns over and will not start...
Ford Mustang GT RecallsRoush Mustang Caliper Pins Not Properly Secured
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.
This limited regional recall is for vehicles currently registered or first sold in Florida, Puerto Rico, Hawaii and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and equipped with Takata-brand air bag inflators. Upon deployment the driver and/or passenger airbag inflator could rupture, increasing the risk of personal injury. Ford dealers will replace the affected airbag inflator modules to correct this concern.