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Ford Mustang (2005 & newer) Problems and Solutions



  • I was installing a billet e - brake handle cover yesterday and had to pull the brake handle up to screw the screws in from the bottom of the handle . The brake handle came up further than it usually does. Now after I release the handle and pull it back up to engage the brake there is no clicking sound when the handle is being pulled up. The brake seems to engage and the car will not move, but the handle does need to be pulled up a little further to lock into place. Is this a problem ?
  • rorr, oops, my mistake. I was responding to the post immediately preceding mine, from "mustanky." :surprise:
  • rorrrorr Posts: 3,630
    s'okay.....I figured as much....I've done the same thing myself :blush:
  • m1miatam1miata Posts: 4,556
    Just buy some Chevron gas, now and then, or add the Techron additive yourself. I use cheap gas most of the time. Just try to use Chevron once a month. Their price, at one station, is pretty good anyway. Don't know if most companies put less additives in for cleaning in the lower octane, or not. The government only sets a minimum, and there is no way of telling how much is put in what tank. I use Costco most of the time now.

  • The other day here in Atlanta it was raining a little, but not cold enough for any snow or ice and I was coming back home from work. There is an onramp that does the good old circle around and puts you right onto the freeway. Well anyway it's fun to kind of take the turn with a little speed or just power out of it. Knowing it was wet I took it easy on the corners but figured hey why not power out of the corner. This was a mistake... Before I knew it I was going down the onramp sideways thinking this is strange I better turn the wheel the other direction. Well of course I overcorrected and was continuing down the onramp still sideways but facing the other direction. A few more corrections and I was facing the right direction again but man what an experience. I guess it takes experiences like this here and there to appreciate and control the amount of power under your right foot. Not I can testify one thing for sure, traction control does not prevent you from going down an onramp sideways if there be a need. :)
  • i used to pull those kind of stunts when I was 17, no longer. grow up. :(
  • Pony listen, your input is appriciated but everyone is entitled to post on here. Relax a little with the insults on people.

    Powering out of a turn, or when entering a highway isn't what I would consider a stunt. Hell, I do it everyday so that it makes it easier to merge.
    True, you have to be careful in the rain, because TCS doesn't stop you from loosing it.

    A stunt? Ha, now that would be when a few guys wanted me to pull some 360s in the parking lot of 6 Flags.

    May not be 17, but it sure is fun to play sometimes.
  • Sorry, cobra, I just don't approve of your not only speeding, but losing control of your car on a public road. I don't consider going sideways safe driving. It isn't considerate of the safety of others. What you do on your own property is your business, but I get mad when I others endanger my and others' safety with their reckless shenanigans.
  • You are right, and I couldn't agree with you more. But I'm sure that you also have powered out of a turn, or when entering a highway, so as to get in front of the traffic that you are merging into? Yes, no... maybe? :blush: lol.

    The difference may be that you and I, or someone else is just a little more experienced then our poor fellow who spun out. That's all.
  • I'm no saint, cobra. Far from it. I'm an aggessive driver. I power out of turns and unleash the horses when there's need or an opportunity. I pass the sluggards whenever I can, if it's legal. I love that power. :shades:
  • "i used to pull those kind of stunts"

    What are you talking about? You think I was trying to slip and slide down an onramp? You think I want to put a $29,000.00 car into a guard rail with only 800 miles on it? Well anyway, I was just sharing an experience and by no means was it fun or a stunt, more like a wake up call.
  • Good, I should hope so. It's probably not for me to judge in that I have no idea of what kind of driver you are, other than for the image of you skidding sideways down some highway ramp.

    What riles me, tho, are those guys I constantly see everyday weaving in and out of traffic at 100 mph, with kids and families in cars right beside them on the road.

    Frankly, when I first started driving my GT, I found it kinda scary, especially after having driven mostly Hondas for 20+ years. I would constantly look down at the speedometer to find that I was doing, say, 40 in 25 mph zones, without even blinking. Even now, about 1500 miles later, I still keep the radio down so I can hear the engine. I find it's all too easy for my attention to wander and the car to get away from me, to find myself flying down the highway at 90 mph without even knowing it. :shades:
  • Yeah I know what you mean about not being aware of how fast you are going unless you look at your speedometer. Especially from a dead stop at a light, I engage the clutch in first gear; barely on the gas then you zooming up on the rear end of the Honda in front of you. I do love the car though, my first real V8. I did own an 80 Olds Cutlass with the 4.3 V8 but that thing was slow as no tomorrow. My old 4 banger Saturn was faster then that Olds.
  • It's real nice having that kind of problem, huh? That is, too much power. :shades:
  • I have a question for you all. It's not the issue many have experienced with not being able to fill the fuel tank without the pump shutting off; the one I am experiencing is fuel overflow when the tank is full. For instance when you are filling the tank and you set the switch to hold the pump on so as not the have to sit there and hold it, well when the tank is full and the pump shuts off I get a nice little burst of gas come out of the tank and run down the side of the car and onto the ground. It has done this at different pumps and different stations. This I can't stand knowing also what gas will do to your clear coat. Anyone else experiencing this?
  • Happened to me once at a Walmart gas pump. Think that some pumps are really fast and toward the end I just slow down the fuel flow. No problem after that.
  • That happened to me once or twice, its not your car, its the gas station. I even asked on of the guys, and he said it was his fault.

    The gas won't do anything to your clear coat. Obviously you don't want it to just sit there for a month, but in reality it could, because it has no effect on the paint or clear coat.
  • I bought my GT Dec 9,2004 in Paris, Tex. From the get go I noticed the fuel shut off problems, then the poping coming from the right front tire area. The dealership has pretty well blown me off on both problems. The local dealership fixed the poping problems by replacing the strut bushings. At least that what they told me and the problem seems to be fixed. They have however said that FORD is still working on the problem. The most anowing problem is I have a water leak that comes in from the right fender and gets the right kickpanel wet and drains down th the carpet. They have worked on it 5 times now and even pulled the fender off once and still couldn't stop it. This last time they said it was an electrical gromet that wasn't sealing. We'll see of this does it this time. I was told by the Paris, Tx delership,the slow gas filling problem was something I had to live with. But with all I have read here it seems the gas tank will be brought to their attention.
  • Well, I am happy to report that I got it all fixed ! They fixed the front end cranking noise - gave me a new Shaker stereo (on my word that it skipped and they didnt test it) - my emerg brake was freezing up and they found water in the cable - so I got a new one - I got a new door handle - they adjusted the window where it skips down when you open the door - They replaced the gas tank -- They did a great job (Princeton, NJ Conover Ford) - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED !! I also had a remote start and alarm put in while they had the car :-) :shades: :) :P ;)
  • Ah yes, you just answered my question about the E-Brake sticking.
    So its water in the line? Mine does it too, and I was told not to use the E-Brake when its cold out, to just park it in gear.
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