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Old 10-25-2014, 01:36 PM   #1
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Unknown problem.

Hey guys I'm new to the fourms here, but have always looked to you guys for mod and styling idea's. So recently I just moved from Alaska down to Nevada, and i drove my mustang from Prince Rupert Canada, down here to Nevada, roughly 2300 miles. "it was one hell of a road trip let me tell you that!" But after I had arrived in Nevada and settled in, I noticed that my handling felt off, it almost felt as if the steering is loose, not as sensitive? I'm not really sure how exactly to explain it. That was the first thing that I noticed was off about the car, then the acceleration and the way the car ran seemed a bit funny to me, it seemed to be very rough and unpredictable while accelerating hard, it has just seemed a little off to me. Sorry I cant provide you guys with more detailed information, but any opinions or knowledge would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 10-25-2014, 02:54 PM   #2
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well i would say the cold to hot weather could of effected your bushings causing them to expand and contract causing a loss in handling happened in my 2004 v6 the hot weather got the best of them as for your car running rough like what is it doing and is it constant or only when its super hot outside cause you will notice a difference of your car sucking cold moist Alaska air compared to hot dry Nevada air may make your car run a bit slower if your used to it running on cold air.
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I would suggest you remove negative terminal of your battery for about 30 mins. After you plug it back in, let the car idle for about 10 mins and then drive it around gently. Since majority of parameters are electronically controlled on our cars, a reset will help them relearn your new environment.

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Ok thanks alot, yeah I will try that out. As for the change in climate, i was previously living in a rainforest where it gets 154 inches of rain a year, compared to nevada's zero. I havent payed very close attention to whether it does it when its really hot out or not, but now I will. Which bushings are you talking about? The sway bar bushing?
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does it knock when you turn your steering wheel left to right when parked?
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No not at all there is no knocking.
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Check the tire pressure

Your tire pressure needs to be checked when cold. ( Before driving around) And like Bazinga said"
[QUOTE][I would suggest you remove negative terminal of your battery for about 30 mins. After you plug it back in, let the car idle for about 10 mins and then drive it around gently. Since majority of parameters are electronically controlled on our cars, a reset will help them relearn your new environment./QUOTE]

You may have to drive your car a hundred miles or so for the computer to learn your driving habits. That is the only thing bad about these "COMPUTER CARS" The stupid computer try's to set itself to how it thinks you always want to drive your car.

I really don't think you need to replace bushings on a 2012 car.
They probably have a very different road surface in Nevada then you had before.
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Ok thanks alot guys, I will definitely check everything out. I do believe that I need new sway bar bushing because I do get seldom squeaks in the the rear when i hit an odd bump or shift the rear end.
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Also wouldn't hurt to have your alignment checked. They can have a look at the bushings/tie rods and see if they're damaged as well.

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