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Old 03-26-2015, 02:33 PM   #1
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Searching around looking for some answers to a question I have about my new 2002 Mustang convertible I just bought and came accross this site and decided to register and give it a try. Looks very informative and a lot of smart "Stang-Heads" hanging around. I have a feeling I'll be a regular visitor.
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Old 03-26-2015, 04:42 PM   #2
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Old 03-27-2015, 04:23 AM   #3
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Hi fomoco4life, thank you for your response,

I bought my 2002 Convertible about a week ago ~ needed some work. New tires, Serpentine belt, muffler, new brakes all around. Car came back with only 2 new tires in back, with the previous back tires rotated to front. Unbelievably, the front rt. tire had a sidewall ripple & bubble which spells blowout, & they didn't put the bracket on the muffler, so that was clanging around & making noise. Took car back very next day for the 2 new tires in front, & bracket put on muffler. Immediately after driving out of shop, car was vibrating very rough at idle in drive, but not in neutral or park. It drives smooth, shaking/vibration is only at complete stop in drive. I thought the engine or transmission were going to just drop out the vibration was so bad. Never had this problem before taking it back to have them put the other 2 tires & bracket on. Took it back very next day again & he told me it was transmission mount~ oil soaked. Said it was no big deal & I didn't need to worry about it and it was no safety issue. I could drive the car to California & back with no problem. He said I could go quite a while before replacing the mount. I asked about the motor mounts, & he said they were good and were not an issue. This makes no sense to me. Is there any truth to what this guy is tellling me? It seems to me I should replace the tranny mount ASAP & it's funny to me that immediately after pulling out of his shop the day before is when the problem started. Is this guy BS'ing me? Or a coincidence? I need to go out of town Saturday for photoshoot & now I'm nervous. Do I need to worry? Is it safe to drive until I have enough money to fix it? Also, could it be from the exhaust system somewhere? I still hear clanging noises when I go over the slightest bump in the road.

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Bad motor mount and trans mounts can cause catastrophic failures elsewhere, I certainly wouldn't drive with bad mounts. If the mount is soaked in fluid, wouldn't that indicate a leaky trans? I'd get a second opinion. Hard to diagnose over the internet

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Ok, thank you. I thought this mechanic was talking out of his backside telling me nothing to worry about, blah, blah, blah. I agree with you ~ I'll take it to another mechanic that I've heard good reviews from & hope he does me right. If the trans was leaky, wouldn't the fluid show up low when checked? I checked it & the level was perfect, looked nice & "clear" pink ~ no little metal shavings or any garbage like that in the fluid.

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Sometimes a disconnected vacuum line can cause an issue like that. Not sure if this is your cause but it could be. Look around and see if any hoses have come off


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Thank you ~ I definitely will check the vacuum hoses. I appreciate it.
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Hope it helps. I took mine in for a tune up and left with a motor that looked like it was having a seizure. The guy forgot to hook up one line. Found the line, hooked it up, no more seizure. Oh and I was trippin too. Lol.


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Yeah, on Monday we're taking it to the mechanic who used to work on my boyfriends Jaguar. God, I hope that's the cause ~ I'll stick my head under the hood & crawl underneath the front end looking for the vacuum hose. But, we're still taking it to the mechanic, though. Thanks for the idea of the vacuum hose, I never would have thought of it. I'll check it tomorrow, or wait till Monday & have Mike the mechanic look at it.

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