Go Back   MustangForums.com > Ford Mustang Tech > 4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang > Mach 1 Section
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?

Mach 1 Section This section is for discussions relating to the reincarnation of the Mach 1 trimline.

Welcome to Mustang Forums!
Welcome to Mustang Forums.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, at no cost, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

New Mach with bad problems

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-22-2014, 06:14 PM   #1
1st Gear Member
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 101
Send a message via AIM to Black98GT Send a message via Yahoo to Black98GT
Default New Mach with bad problems

Alright the title is a bit misleading, it's a new to me Mach 1. 2004 Screaming Yellow Mach with 5 speed. 36k miles, and full bolt ons minus blower.

I had it two months and within that time I replaced the short throw shifter(someone decided to shorten it even further by cutting the threads off), wheels and tires (ones from the dealership were unbalanced and cupped), the clutch was replaced along with the clutch pressure plate and the fly wheel resurfaced, whilst in the shop I had them do the brakes as well. Shortly after that I had to take it back in to have the rearend pinion bearing replaced. And shortly after THAT I had the driveshaft rebalanced.

After all that I still had a bad vibration at 55mph+ (best I can describe it is like driving over a speed strip like those by toll booths) but it only occurred in fifth gear when letting off the gas or putting it in neutral. After several months I've noticed it now does it in 3rd/4th/5th when letting off the gas or putting it in neutral. I've noticed the sound goes away when in neutral and pushing it towards any gear (though not to the point it grinds the gear). I've also noticed the brakes "click" when rolling back out of a driveway. And my clutch pedal rattles like crazy.

I've also found out the front end wrecked but thankfully the frame was straight. Hence why I have a gt grill.

Needless to say I have no idea what's wrong with this thing and it's getting very frustrating. At $18k in purchase price (with trade in) and $5k in repairs I could have a fairly new low miles gt...
This ad is not displayed to registered or logged-in members.
Register your free account today and become a member on Mustang Forums!
Black98GT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2014, 12:53 PM   #2
3rd Gear Member
kast1376's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2006
Vehicle: 2004 GT
Location: Sacramento
Posts: 641
Send a message via Yahoo to kast1376

Have you checked the wheel bearings yet?

Although honestly it sounds like you got a poorly repaired Mach. Hopefully you can get it so the car is to your liking.

Originally Posted by Margarita Girl View Post
I like happy endings. Just saying.
LM1s, MGW, MM subframes and CC, H&R SS, Blues, Bassani Catted X, 13" brakes, 3.73 gears
kast1376 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2014, 12:53 PM
Ford Mustang

Paid Advertisement


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 Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump


Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory
New Sponsors
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:45 AM.

© Internet Brands, Inc.

This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. Ford® is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company
Emails Backup