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Ford Mustang (2004 and earlier)



  • I've had mine for 3 weeks and have been having the same problem. I'm lucky to get 1/2 a gallon before it disables. Sometimes I find some lucky position and it pumps straight through, but lately I've been trying every angle i can think of and it still won't work.

    have you had any luck getting around this?
  • SylviaSylvia Posts: 1,636
    This discussion is about Mustangs 2004 and earlier. You should post your question in the Ford Mustang (2005+): Problems & Solutions where your model year and problems are being discussed.
  • dstl1dstl1 Posts: 5
    First much power do you want to make? Your car right now is making 260 horsepower to the flywheel. Alot of people would consider that a beast already. A K&N intake is a fun, cheap and easy mod to do. Also a quick way to free up some power is to let the car breath out better. With Flowmaster, you either love the sound or you hate it. You can go with a new the stock one is VERY restrictive then a whole new catback or have some new mufflers welded in. Now as for a all depends on what type, how much boost you run, etc. Thing is you normally or only safe running about 9 psi or less with stock internals in your engine. There's so many options! If you wanna ask some specifics, feel free and I'll answer what I can. Good luck with the new ride.
  • alan208alan208 Posts: 1
    Does anybody know how much i could sell a 83 Gt Turbo Mustang for?
  • SylviaSylvia Posts: 1,636
    Check out the Used Cars page on Or you can go directly to the Used Car Appraiser for Fords - select the link 'Vehicles manufatured before 1990' and it will walk you through the steps.
  • kyleknickskyleknicks Posts: 433
    $4700 for a 83 mustang? wow..
  • john_324john_324 Posts: 974
    I was thinking the same thing. Maybe for the 5.0 V8, but for an '80s turbo 4...I had no idea. :surprise:
  • gumby45gumby45 Posts: 2
    I bought a 2002 Mustang GT convertible and it didn't come with a boot for when the top is down. I bought one on Ebay that fits 2000 to 2005. problem is the 2002 has snaps to hold the boot down and the boot I bought doesn't have snaps. Long story short ...boot lifts off during driving. Any fix for this?
  • rorrrorr Posts: 3,630
    Duct tape? :P

    Any reason why you couldn't simply add snaps to the cover you bought?
  • gumby45gumby45 Posts: 2
    I thought about that but I'm not too sure how to affix the things to the boot. I'm guessing this boot is some kind of plastic. I even wonder if velco might work.
  • m1miatam1miata Posts: 4,556
    The soft top cover may be something you will not be using all that much after doing the routine a few times. If you do not wish to add snaps to that cover, just keep it for when you are showing the car. I hope you got a roll bar for the car. Save thy head!

  • rorrrorr Posts: 3,630
    Not sure just how well the adhesive backing for the velcro strips would adhere to the plastic boot. Something to think about.

    Take the car with the boot by an upholstery shop. I'm sure they could install snaps for you pretty reasonably.
  • nvbankernvbanker Posts: 7,285
    That is such a common problem with stuff on ebay. I bought some hub caps on ebay for my expedition - they looked just like new Ford caps, exactly, but they kept falling off. When I compared them with the ones the dealer sold for about 3x more money, I could see why. The quality of the clip on the inside was about 12x better, and the Ford product would stay on the car. Sometimes, you do get what you pay for.......
  • lateralglateralg Posts: 929
    "you're going to need to watch your cylinder pressures and temperatures or it's kaboom-time"

    And how would this be done?
  • I have a 2004 V-6 Premium Mustang Convertible with ABS and 2,500 miles. When I drive, I get a ticking noise coming from 2 of my wheels. The noise is dependant upon speed. The faster the speed the ticking noise frequency increases. I have raised the wheels off the ground to see if I can locate the source, and I have rotated the wheels to see if I can make the noise. I can see nothing that would make the ticking noise and I have not been able to create it when the wheel is off the gound. Has anyone had this problem, too?
  • djstangdjstang Posts: 5
    My 2000 GT Convert has a tan top and there are a few stubborn black marks on it. Car is stored for the winter (I'm in snow country) and have a car cover on it in the summer, so top is in good shape and paint looks like new. Has anyone tried the 303 or Mother's top cleaners? Comments?
  • cankercanker Posts: 10
    Look over the tires real well. You may have just ran over a nail or something and your hearing it tick everytime it contacts the pavement.
  • rolson1rolson1 Posts: 25
    The hole in the roof became more popular in as a vent, in Europe, when the side wing window was done away with. Can you say cigarette smoke? I knew you could! Started out as canvas or steel...when you opened them you could see the SUN...hence sunroofs. Now in the us if those roofs got dented you could cut glass to fit them (yep, no such thing anymore as the glass must be tempered or safety) When you look thru glass you can see the MOON!! hence...moonroof

    Just like Kleenex..Fridge(adair).....the moonroof/sunroof has slipped into the American Lexicon of speech :shades:
  • mbyersmbyers Posts: 1
    I have a 96 ragtop with 69000 miles. Roof seems to be in good condition as well as the rubber window weather strips, but it leaks severely, pouring in over the rear speakers and splashing on the rear seat. The drip is at the hinge. Any ideas for a remedy? thanks, mbyers
  • debvilledebville Posts: 3
    I have a 2004 convertible that I bought in December. As the weather is getting warmer I have been able to put the top down. I noticed that the boot didn't lay right and although it was snapped down, pushed back under the ridge and the flap was down behind the back seat, it still had bumps and bulges. I am scheduled to take it for the 5,000 mile service and was going to show this to the service department. Well, wouldn't you know the boot flew off on the freeway and I was unable to retrieve it.... has this happened to anyone else?
  • kyleknickskyleknicks Posts: 433
    u must've gotten a great deal on your stang in the middle of winter for a leftover convertible....

    i've heard about boots flying off from time to time.. so i'm not surprised.. I bought my 99 used and it came with a boot which I have yet to use even once... it just doesn't seem to snap in correctly...
  • nvbankernvbanker Posts: 7,285
    Yes, it happens all the time. I don't use the boots on either of mine for that reason, and would only use them for show.,
  • vc5573vc5573 Posts: 1
    I have a 2002 Ford Mustang Convertible and the passenger side power window doesn't work. What is strange is that from the drivers side button, the window doesn't work at all. But from the passenger side button, you can get the window to go down but not back up. All the other windows work fine, including the smaller power windows in the back. Is this a computer issue that can be fixed with a resetting of it, or is this something bigger than that. Thanks for your help!
  • lateralglateralg Posts: 929
    Happened on my '01 and my friend's 02.

    I'm not comfortable driving without the boot. I like the protection from UV and dust & grit on the headlining.
  • nvbankernvbanker Posts: 7,285
    Sounds like a couple of bad buttons to me. May be the regulator or motor too, but not the Body Control Module, and you'd better hope it's not. That puppy is expensive, if this car has one.....
  • debvilledebville Posts: 3
    So how did you resolve this? A replacement from Ford would just fit the same and it could happen again. I too am not comfortable driving without it. This is my baby and I want to make sure it lasts! I have waited a long time for my convertible. :)
  • nvbankernvbanker Posts: 7,285
    I drive both of my convertibles bootless with confidence! Never been a problem.
  • fdthirdfdthird Posts: 352
    I must agree with nvbanker, I drive my 00 convert mostly bootless.

    What I did get :blush: that I like is a soft toneau cover from Ford. It is always folded in my trunk (try doing that with the factory boot which is even now on a shelf in my garage) and goes on easily. What I had to do was open the trunk and replace the screws that hold on the black molding around the well area with screws/snaps. Then to put the toneau on, you open the trunk, snap down the back end, fit the sides under the molding (this is the way the boot on my 88 went on) and then slide two sold pieces under the seat. Looks good, stores easily in the car and covers the back seat.
  • john_324john_324 Posts: 974
    I've always liked the looks of that tonneau cover (too bad I don't have a convertible), and seems to have the added benefit of keeping junk out of the back seats as well. Kinda like a Mustang version of that '62 Thunderbird "sports roadster" package! ;)
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