typical problems - Mustang Evolution

Go Back   Mustang Evolution > 4 Cylinder | V6 | Classic Mustangs || Tech and Talk > Pre-2005 V6 Mustang



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them here!
Old 08-28-2004, 12:16 PM   #1
Legacy Member
Legacy
 
oaktonarcher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Virginia Beach
Region: Virginia
Posts: 1,177
Send a message via AIM to oaktonarcher
typical problems

i dont kno how many of you kno but i want a manual but i cant buy it new b/c i cant afford one. now i was wondering in a v6 5 spd mustang what are the typical problems that i should look for in the car. im looking for one with about 20k on it or less. now from my experience with my car it should be very reliable but i just want to kno is there any thing i should be looking for?
__________________
Delta Sigma Phi
building better men since 1899


Quote:
Originally Posted by Brent View Post
You still have a quote in your sig from a guy that hasn't signed in in almost 2 years
www.DeltaArmsCo.com
oaktonarcher is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 08-28-2004, 12:59 PM   #2
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Region: California
Posts: 4,272
unusual sounds in the diff, unusual sounds when you shift, check the clutch is not worn like its not way to soft, unusual engine sounds
STEVE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2004, 01:59 PM   #3
Legacy Member
Legacy
 
Falcon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Region: Michigan
Posts: 1,438
Send a message via AIM to Falcon Send a message via MSN to Falcon Send a message via Yahoo to Falcon
yea look for sounds you wont want one that was reamed on every day
__________________
-Derek
1999 Trans Am WS6
Full Stainless Magnaflow Exhaust, Stainless Longtubes/Off Road Y-Pipe, QTP E-Cutout, HP Tuners, Super Sucker Ram Air Kit, BMR Tunnel Brace/Driveshaft Safety Loop, Hotchkis Panhard Bar, Hypertech 160 Thermostat, CF Whisper Air Lid, Corvette FRCs, K&N, !AIR, !EGR
Falcon is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 08-29-2004, 06:33 PM   #4
Legacy Member
Legacy
 
oaktonarcher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Virginia Beach
Region: Virginia
Posts: 1,177
Send a message via AIM to oaktonarcher
ok thanks guys. is it normal for these cars to be hard to shift into 5th and reverse? i have driven a couple of them and all of them i have had a hard time gettin in to 5th and reverse. thanks
__________________
Delta Sigma Phi
building better men since 1899


Quote:
Originally Posted by Brent View Post
You still have a quote in your sig from a guy that hasn't signed in in almost 2 years
www.DeltaArmsCo.com
oaktonarcher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2004, 07:55 AM   #5
Legacy Member
Legacy
 
Danger Dude's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Region: South Carolina
Posts: 5,187
Send a message via AIM to Danger Dude
Quote:
Originally Posted by oaktonarcher
ok thanks guys. is it normal for these cars to be hard to shift into 5th and reverse? i have driven a couple of them and all of them i have had a hard time gettin in to 5th and reverse. thanks
The stock shifter sucks major league but it should still shift into gear.
__________________
Danger Dude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2004, 08:20 PM   #6
Legacy Member
Legacy
 
MonteCitan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Region: California
Posts: 2,506
Send a message via AIM to MonteCitan
Quote:
Originally Posted by oaktonarcher
ok thanks guys. is it normal for these cars to be hard to shift into 5th and reverse? i have driven a couple of them and all of them i have had a hard time gettin in to 5th and reverse. thanks
I PDI at least one mustang per week - every single manual trans one has been harder to shift into 5 than the other gears, and stiff into reverse
MonteCitan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2004, 09:38 PM   #7
Legacy Member
Legacy
 
97Stallion's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Region: Missouri
Posts: 1,461
Send a message via AIM to 97Stallion Send a message via MSN to 97Stallion
Quote:
Originally Posted by oaktonarcher
ok thanks guys. is it normal for these cars to be hard to shift into 5th and reverse? i have driven a couple of them and all of them i have had a hard time gettin in to 5th and reverse. thanks
It's shouldn't be hard to shift into them, but sometimes you have to go into a gear to get into a different gear. Like when I go into reverse, I go into 5th first, it lines up the syncros. But when you first sit in the car, push on the clutch pedal and see if you feel any play. If you do it may need some adjusting. If you adjust it, and there's no slack it should shift like a dream. Sometime this slack causes the clutch to not disengage 100% and it takes a while to shift when the RPM's are high. So if you're trying to shift from 1st to 2nd at 5000rpms, you might have too much slack in your cable, or the T/O bearing is screwed, or you have internal tranny problems.
__________________

60' ~ 2.1, 1/8 ~ 9.61 @ 73.4mph
Living one day at a time!

DAMN Those are some old *** numbers!!! I need updated ones!!
97Stallion is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Mustang Evolution > 4 Cylinder | V6 | Classic Mustangs || Tech and Talk > Pre-2005 V6 Mustang

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
My typical conversation with a GT owner... DarkShadow The Bar 30 08-03-2006 06:38 AM
Typical Ricer lingo...... Cajun JungleBoy The Bar 3 08-02-2006 09:38 PM
a/c problems Warfire80 1996-2004 Mustang GT 6 11-29-2004 05:52 PM
More Problems Toxinz The Bar 4 05-01-2004 11:09 PM
typical ricer Suprman Pre-2005 V6 Mustang 4 11-18-2003 11:56 AM

» Like Us On Facebook



05:58 PM


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0

MustangEvolution.com is in no way associated with or endorsed by Ford Motor Company.