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Old 10-29-2011, 11:11 PM   #1
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Engine seized! 2012 gt 5.0

Car is 2 months old, 4900 miles on it, broke the engine in properly. It seized after doing a 10-60 mph pull at WOT.

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So with all my gear moving from Quantico, Virginia to Pensacola, Florida, my engine ceased today. I was about 30 minutes out of Pensacola and the roads were completely empty, so I slowed down to about 10 mph on the highway, and went WOT to about 60 mph. Then just put it in 6th and was cruising along when I started hearing a tick, tick, tick. I put the car in neutral and the noised stopped and then put it back 6th and it stopped. I thought something to do with the clutching catching weird. But nope, when I shifted into 5th gear to pass someone the tick tick tick BLASTS from the engine bay. I immediately stop the car, check the oil gauges, get out, and pop the hood--coming from the back of engine I hear the tapping. I figure I've messed up a lifter or whatever computer is running the cams it messed up. So i turn the car off and restart it and it stops. So i continue down the road. By the time i get into Pensacola and come to the first stop light the engine dies. I restart it and the check engine light finally comes on. Oil pressure is still good so i continue to drive. I drive about 10 more miles looking for a hotel or a Ford dealer and all of a sudden while cruising about 30 mph engine locks up and the car shudders to a stop.

I've checked out a few posts on the net of people have the similar problem with the tapping around 5000 miles. If anyone knows if this problem is consistent among 2011-2012 GT's please fill me in. I'm still looking into it. And will find out more on Monday from Ford.
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none at all. Totally stock.
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Interesting first post. Take this with a grain of salt but you will probably face a fair bit of skepticism. There have been others that have had very similar first posts and ended up being trolls.

That said, assuming you're being honest, well all be very interested to see how this turns out. If your car is indeed stock, be prepared to face some resistance from Ford. Everyone else that has had this issue was running a custom tune... Good luck.
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It's not my first post. Besides my introduction with pictures of my car.
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Damn, that sucks. Sorry to hear that. But eager to hear what Ford has to say about this. Glad to hear there are no mods. Keep us posted.

What does you Mustang look like, you live near Quantico? I ask because I live and Stafford and wonder if I've seen your car.
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It's not my first post. Besides my introduction with pictures of my car.
Yikes sorry to hear that but luckily you're stock and apparently they can tell if you swap tunes so they'll have no ammo to decline your warranty work.

Very interested to see if this is the #8 cylinder issue on a stock car... That would be a first
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Damn, that sucks. Sorry to hear that. But eager to hear what Ford has to say about this. Glad to hear there are no mods. Keep us posted.

What does you Mustang look like, you live near Quantico? I ask because I live and Stafford and wonder if I've seen your car.

I was stationed at MCB Quantico but I just moved to Florida. It's white with the Brembo package and 401a interior. I think I saw your mustang once on base. I know there are at least 2 other black ones with brembo packages there. But I think I recall your yellow 5.0 badge. You car looks amazing btw.
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I was stationed at MCB Quantico but I just moved to Florida. It's white with the Brembo package and 401a interior. I think I saw your mustang once on base. I know there are at least 2 other black ones with brembo packages there. But I think I recall your yellow 5.0 badge. You car looks amazing btw.
Thank you, much appreciated. Yeah I just searched for your intro thread to check out your pics. Beautiful Pony.
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No tune, engine seized, your golden.... sucks about the inconvenience but you may get another new car out of it. So long as it is not an Operator head space and timing issue.
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Interesting. So how you know it is ceased? Have you tried to turn the crank by hand? Or is it just not starting now.
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That sucks keep us posted.
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Ha ha, you think Ford will give me a new car!!! I highly doubt that, I'd have to really work them hard to get that. I'm assuming they'll rebuild the engine or put a new one in, which is bothersome because I know it's going to have major issues being installed at a dealer rather than the factory.


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Interesting. So how you know it is ceased? Have you tried to turn the crank by hand? Or is it just not starting now.

It's totally ceased up. The engine locked up while i was driving and brought the car to a quick stop. It will not crank over when you try to start it.
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You are getting a new engine....no worries.
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Hmm..Makes me wonder. This will be the first stock engine I have heard of with major issues. Specially locking up. As far as locking up that just weird. Even coming to a stop you would if it died. Not cranking could be a number of things from a starter to a fuse. Keep us all informed please.

As above they will give you a brand new engine. No worries.
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Remove serpentine belt then try it!
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Remove serpentine belt then try it!
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You will definitely be getting a new motor all newer motors that have problems like this will be sent back to ford for research and development so they can find a common thread so to speak to figure out what went wrong
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Re: Engine ceased! 2012 gt 5.0

I am not a word nazi or anything but you keep saying ceased... as in ceased to work? or do you mean seized as in the engine seized/ froze up?? I am confused.
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I am not a word nazi or anything but you keep saying ceased... as in ceased to work? or do you mean seized as in the engine seized/ froze up?? I am confused.
I was assuming he meant seized lol
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Re: Engine ceased! 2012 gt 5.0

Any more news on this??
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humm, guess he ceased posting.
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humm, guess he ceased posting.
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I was assuming he meant seized lol
HA HA that's funny. Cause I started this post and I just noticed that I spelled it ceased too. Guess it works... kind of...

THE ENGINE SEIZED!!! LOL
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Thank you, much appreciated. Yeah I just searched for your intro thread to check out your pics. Beautiful Pony.
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Same thing happened to me...4789 miles and then engine gave out!..completely stock...not even a K&N filter was on it!...took 3 weeks to get it back but warranty covered it all....Brand New Engine installed!
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Same thing happened to me...4789 miles and then engine gave out!..completely stock...not even a K&N filter was on it!...took 3 weeks to get it back but warranty covered it all....Brand New Engine installed!
No ****!! What was wrong?Has anybody from Ford told you what caused the failure?
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Same thing happened to me...4789 miles and then engine gave out!..completely stock...not even a K&N filter was on it!...took 3 weeks to get it back but warranty covered it all....Brand New Engine installed!

What did they tell you went wrong. Also did they do anything else for you?
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you can just ask them to buy it back, mainly because when you go to sell it the carfax will show it etc and the new buyer may not want it or want to pay as much.
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I feel sorry for people that have had catastrophic failure(s) Damn.. I have had great results with my car-and really enjoy it. This will resolve itself, through the 'new car' warranty process.
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So the tech looked at the car, say the engine is gone. He said the oil is pretty much gone but the block is not broke and there is no sign of it leaking out. I know the car was full when 3 days ago because I checked it. He says the car must have been burning it off, which is possible but it hard to believe. I don't know I guess I sh ould have checked it more... But its brand new! Regardless the tech said ford is going to replace it. Still waiting on the official word though. They have not torn into it yet to see what exactly went wrong. I'll post it when I know.
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So what are they going to do in the meantime??? Give you a Fiesta?
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Ha ha nope no fiesta. Well the "service adviser" ignored me when I was standing in his door way and said "are you free." So I just stood there and stared at him uncomfortably till he said about 1 minute later "can I help you." He basically told me that they'll get to it when they get to it.I said Ok i scheduled an appointment at 9 does that count for anything? He said nope. I said ok, "well I'm stranded I need to know if Ford is going to provide me with a car till its fixed." He said we don't do that anymore. So I started calling Ford's hotline right outside his office. I was about half way through my conversation with Connie when I saw the tech go look at my car try to turn it on, check the oil, and crawl under it. I walked over to the car, still talking to Connie, when I worker drove up and said we have a rental car for you! Ha ha I guess they still offer rentals. It's a 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee.
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The ford hot line is great. Want them really make the dealer jump through *** talk to them about a buy back fo rthe lemon law. It works. I know first hand.
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