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2002 Ford Mustang repairs by problem area

Engine (31%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (10%)

Brakes and Traction Control (8%)

Suspension and Steering (31%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (15%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (2%)

Other (2%)

Chart based on 48 repairs.
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2002 Ford Mustang repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (5%)

$500 - $999 (7%)

$100 - $499 (41%)

< $100 (46%)

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Chart based on 41 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2002 Ford Mustang 2dr Coupe

260-horsepower 4.6L V8 5-speed manual RWD

Ford Mustang in Pennsylvania, United States
Nov 2010 - Jul 2016
Nov 2010

114000 mi

US $350
New Ball Joint and dust shield  New ball joint, camber bolts, and alignment 
Jul 2011

118000 mi

US $65
Shocks were not working well. Hit bumps hard. Replaced and rides very nicely now 
Oct 2011

119000 mi

US $70
Grinding noise coming from passenger side wheel. turned out to be a wheel bearing. Replaced 
Jun 2012

121000 mi

US $525
Power steering Leak. Needed to have rack and pinion replaced. Alignment had to be performed also 
Apr 2013

124650 mi

US $55
Changed Grooved idler pulley due to engine whining Changed axle dampers (second pair of shocks) changed axle dampers (2nd pair of shocks) due to one leaking Changed grooved idler pulley due to engine whining 
Oct 2014

131200 mi

US $350
Rad support was rusted out. New one put on 
Jul 2015

134200 mi

US $990
Clutch needed to be replaced. The throwout bearing was making a terrible grinding sound and while that needed to be changed, the clutch got changed too. Turns out it needed to be changed anyways. Throwout bearing was making noise, it was replaced. Also replaced clutch, pilot bearing, rear main seal, and exhaust bolt. Also replaced two rear tires and an inspection. Both of these last two were minimal costs 
Oct 2015

135200 mi

US $30
Car felt sluggish and slow. Replaced spark plugs. Old plugs were very bad. The car feels a LOT quicker. 
Apr 2016

136000 mi

US $487
Leaking power steering rack. replaced rack Caliper was sticking on the passenger side so the caliper, pads, and brake hose was replaced. 
Jun 2016

136000 mi

US $15
Front passenger side noise (squeaking), new offset bushings installed. Im not sure if it had solved the problem yet, but i'm thinking it didnt. 
Jul 2016

136000 mi
It was still squeaking when I sold it. In my opinion its either a ball joint or a control arm bushing, but now we won't know. 

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2002 Ford Mustang 2dr Coupe

190-horsepower 3.8L V6 5-speed manual RWD

Ford Mustang in Maryland, United States
Nov 2002 - Jan 2013
Jun 2002

1000 mi
Rattle at console buttons. Removed and replaced 
Jan 2003

12000 mi
Replaced Computer - intermittent inability to start (occurred once) 
Jul 2004

20000 mi
Multi-disc CD player jammed. Replaced under warranty 

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2002 Ford Mustang 2dr Coupe

190-horsepower 3.8L V6 4-speed automatic RWD

Ford Mustang in Connecticut, United States
May 2013 - Jun 2018
Aug 2013

94000 mi

US $14
Sending unit. Sending unit and fuel pump are one module. So installed a fuel pump anyway. I had researched that the new part was better than the old one that was produced and to stick with Motorcraft, Not aftermarket. Stabilizer bar link snapped off. Easy to fix by yourself. 
Dec 2013

98000 mi

US $245
Passenger exhaust manifold broken at the flange. 
Feb 2014

98000 mi

US $210
Driver side exhaust manifold. 
Dec 2014

107000 mi

US $68
When replacing the exhaust manifold they didn't tighten the EGR tube up well, or installed it improperly. Had to go back. 
Mar 2015

108000 mi

US $35
Replaced Cam sensor and cam synchronizer. Car made a squealing and Stalling. Installed myself. Easy. Look on Youtube for video's to learn how to do it. 
Apr 2015

108500 mi
Rear axle bearings and seal 
Nov 2015

113000 mi

US $190
Lower ball joints. First time changed. 
Mar 2016

115000 mi

US $50
Caliper froze. Ruined pads. 
Ford Mustang in Alabama, United States
Mar 2018 - Jun 2018
Jun 2018

302000 mi

US $1200
Clutch locked up. Replaced [compressor] clutch. Tie rod ends were bad. Did not replace. Idle air flow sticking. Did not repair. Steering pump making noise. 
Ford Mustang in Washington, United States
Nov 2010 - Sep 2013
Dec 2010

94000 mi

US $418
Camshaft Synchronizer and gasket replaced 
Oct 2011

104000 mi

US $350
Replaced alternator 
Ford Mustang in South Carolina, United States
Dec 2010 - Dec 2011
Jan 2010

95000 mi

US $320
Replaced the ignition coil pack, the plugs and wires, correcting a misfire. 

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2002 Ford Mustang 2dr Convertible

260-horsepower 4.6L V8 5-speed manual RWD

Ford Mustang in New Hampshire, United States
Nov 2010 - Sep 2017
Aug 2014

158000 mi

US $220
replace leaking rear axle pinion shaft seal 
Sep 2014

160000 mi

US $210
One front brake caliper started dragging, wore the pads and disc badly. Replaced both front calipers, both discs and all front pads to keep things even. 
May 2016

176000 mi

US $100
a rear caliper froze, caused premature wear to metal on metal on one side only. 
Sep 2017

185000 mi

US $400
Differential pinion bearing failed, very noisy. When dismantled found bearing and race badly worn. While apart, replaced wheel bearings, changed gear oil, etc. as precautionary work. 
Ford Mustang in Delaware, United States
Sep 2012 - Nov 2014
Jul 2014

91500 mi

US $420
Coolant outlet on intake manifold broke off. Replaced intake manifold, replaced C.O.Ps with aftermarket, cleaned all bolts affected, cleaned/clear coated throttle body and thermostat housing. All work completed myself 

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2002 Ford Mustang 2dr Convertible

260-horsepower 4.6L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

Ford Mustang in Wisconsin, United States
Nov 2010 - Jun 2017
Jul 2011

59200 mi

US $5
Battery clamp was corroded, required replacement 
Jan 2012

61000 mi
Had A/C checked after winter storage, to be told there was a leak. Estimate for fix: $600 -- We decided not to fix it (yet) 
May 2017

71000 mi

US $400
Two of four O2 sensors replaced. 

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2002 Ford Mustang 2dr Convertible

190-horsepower 3.8L V6 5-speed manual RWD

Ford Mustang in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2011 - Apr 2014
Dec 2011

184140 mi

C $220
The Tie Rod was corroded and needed to be replaced. 
Sep 2012

189720 mi

C $1300
The exhaust system had a cracked manifold. Replaced the entire single-pipe exhaust with a higher performance dual exhaust system. Coil pack and spark plugs failed. 
Dec 2012

190960 mi

C $10
The interior ventilation system had only two settings that worked for heating the interior - off or fully on. We replaced the heating system relay and it fixed the problem. 

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