1195 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 or newer Ford Mustang. 126 of these members
(10.5%) have reported engine repairs for their car.
A total of 185 engine repairs to Ford Mustangs--an average of 0.2 per
vehicle--have been reported.
Replacement of serpentine belt pulley with bad bearing Serpentine belt idler pulley replaced
Engine makes a ticking noise, at all temperatures, loudest at 1200 RPM. Engine knock occurring during light-load upshifts at 3000-4000RPM, also intermittently under load at 5000RPM and above. Left front O2 sensor was found to have a slow response and was replaced under warranty. Second, more detailed examination of engine ticking noise at 1200RPM. Noise found to be loudest at intake runner for cyl. #4. Other likely sources eliminated. (Bellhousing, injectors, cam covers, etc.) Was told noise is "normal".
Fuel tank replaced to correct complaint that gas pump shuts off repeatedly while fueling even at very slow pace.
Car would lurch and make noise with loss of power for a brief moment and would then regain and be fine. Never stalled and had no loss of control. Problem was determined to be throttle sensor being dirty. Removed & cleaned throttle body & re-pgm.
Thermostat housing leak. Coolant had been leaking all over and was low. Replaced seal and housing parts. Drained coolant and replaced coolant (after a flush-maint item).
Cracked Serpentine belt.
Replaced serpentine belt. Replaced radiator reserve cap. Car was running hot while idling. (Maint. work also elected: Decided to do coolant flush which was previously recommended and would help maintain cooler vehicle).