Ford Mustang GT Repair and Maintenance

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

Ford Mustang GT Problems

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.

Spark Plugs May be Difficult to Remove

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.

Fuel filling issues due to manufacturing defect in fuel tank

when filling up the nozzle will click and will make it hard to fill with fuel. Ford had a service bulletin that called for a replacement of the fuel tank with a revised tank that has a larger inlet at the tank. this will solve the issue as I have done dozens of them.

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Ford Mustang GT Questions

I put synthetic oil in my brand new Mustang and found out I'm not supposed to. Can I switch back? (3 answers)

I put synthetic oil in my brand new Mustang, and used synthetic oil for the last 3 oil changes. I found out I'm not supposed to in the GT. Can I switch back to regular oil or a blend without harming the engine?

sometimes at low RPM my car will die ,all my gauges will Peg but the car will start right back up, it's happening more frequent,any ideas what I could look for (1 answer)

Can you install LED bulbs in map light of 2007 mustang GT? (2 answers)

Keep reading about Can-Bus computer system which would reject LED bulbs.

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Ford Mustang GT Recalls

Roush 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.

Front And Rear Seat Belts And Child Tether Anchors Damaged

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.

Front Airbag Inflator Module

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.

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Ford Mustang GT Reviews

I love my '09 GT. Of course, it has had a couple of issues, like a mysterous buzzing in the rear. I figured out that it was the trunk tension springs. I fixed the problem with felt spacers. I love the sound of this car. This is the fourth GT I've had and have loved them all. All had minor problems, but so has every car I have ever owned regardless of marque. Unless I hit the lottery, I...
An interesting car. Car still has its original tires and the original battery and wiper blades were changed out in 2013. I bought this auto trans car from the original owner back in 2011 with 6k original miles. It was kept in a garage, covered, still smelled and looked new but it kept killing the battery. I bought it for a song after totaling my 1998 GT but that's another story. Did some r...
Noisy car due to duel exhaust,no mufflers. Also, V-8 4.6l engine not good on gas (esp in winter). And rear-wheel drive must have snow tires in winter for northern states. They are not cheap,so, get warranty. Seatbelt also no good. Pretty good sound for radio, adjustable driver seat also nice. Not enough room for big guys.

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