Hello.. This is my first post as I am new to this forum and to driving an 01 mustang gt convertible
I adore the vehicle.. Its exterior looks great.. And it runs really well.. It shifts exceptionally well including at wot.. It's an automatic and I've owned automatics with much higher hp ratings but this is the only one that squats to the side and chirps loudly ..more or less squeals..on wot 1-2 shifts
I've always heard mustangs to be slow and I know the motor isn't rated for much but I've had 2 crown Victoria's and one of them was pretty damn fast when I got it. The other was a turd.. And this thing feels pretty powerful compared to my expectations ..it is quite the fun vehicle
Anyway.. My problem..
So at low speeds the vehicle feels totally normal.. No noise from the rear at all it doesn't clunk from the ujoint going into r or d. At or around 58-60 I you begin to slightly feel it.. At 68-70 it becomes very apparent. And it's an odd vibration that makes me thing drivetrain because it is hardly noticeable most times when I'm pressing the gas but as soon as I let off it comes on..it's a rotational sound like ..vrr..vrr..vrr ..vrr..vrr
And as I slow it disappears..
Had it in the shop a few days ago for some exhaust work and the tech ended up being An old buddy of mine so he was looking around pointing things out and he noticed my right front wheel was pretty bent. To the point in spins out of round when spinning by hand. And as I've looked at all of them they all 4 have at least a little bend in the lip.
And he yanked on my driveshaft and there was no play.
Brand new tires
Now I'm curious
How come I don't seem to feel such a bent wheel when going 40?
If it was in the diff wouldn't I notice anything below said speeds? I've never experienced a bad rear wheel bearing .. Or axle bearing..
I hope to hear from you all soon and I'm eager to meet you. I follow all the forums on every vehicle I get.
I've got the mustang .. An 07 impala SS with a 5.3 liter ls4 and a 2000 silverado 1500 ext cab 5.3 rwd with low miles In mint condition, inside and out.
I'm 24 and have two children and currently and working in the world of carpentry, building barns.. Have spent a little time in the automotive industry and am considering re-entering.
Thanks for reading