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Old 07-10-2005, 22:02   #1 (permalink)
Just A Guyİ
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Vibration and wheel click

Hey,

Just got back from a weekend excursion, and while cruising along the highway I noticed a 'rough' vibration in the handling of my '04 V6 between 2500 and 3000 rpms, noticeable only in 3rd and 4th gears, but much more profoundly in 4th gear. Acceleration also seems to be restricted in this rpm range and shifting down to 4th from 5th to pass the Sunday drivers has become more of a challenge than a slight adrenaline rush. I assumed a wheel alignment issue may have been the culprit, but then I asked myself why I would be experiencing this loud roar and vibration in the engine bay at consistent RPMs, not speeds. Could a wheel misalignment still explain this activity? Or should I be concerned of a more serious problem. Also, I believe I could smell faint engine fumes when pushing the engine (i.e. when trying to maintain speed during uphill climbs), although this may have been the exhaust fumes of the hundreds of other cars on the highway.

Also, at very low speeds (1st and 2nd gears), I can hear a faint, fast, repetitive clicking in the engine bay, audible only to the trained ear, something I had not heard until today. In addition, I hear a distinct 'click' in what I believe is the front axle when I turn the wheel to the left only (while both moving and idling). Brake caliper issue?

I'm not sure if these problems are related or independent of one another, some of which may be my overactive imagination! Nevertheless, there is nothing worse than an unreliable 10-month old Mustang. Having already lost a 2000 mustang last summer, my conscious exaggerates every sound, smell, vibration, and sight that appears to be out of order with my '04. However, being slightly obsessive-convulsive with regards to cars can be of benefit......kind of like an early diagnosis of a treatable cancer in a way!

Anyway, if you have any suggestions, solutions, explanations, please let me know.

Thanks,

Just A Guy
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Old 07-10-2005, 22:02   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Vibration and wheel click



Just A Guyİ wrote:
> Hey,
>
> Just got back from a weekend excursion, and while cruising along the highway I noticed a 'rough' vibration in the handling of my '04 V6 between 2500and 3000 rpms, noticeable only in 3rd and 4th gears, but much more profoundly in 4th gear. Acceleration also seems to be restricted in this rpm range and shifting down to 4th from 5th to pass the Sunday drivers has become more of a challenge than a slight adrenaline rush. I assumed a wheel alignment issue may have been the culprit, but then I asked myself why I would beexperiencing this loud roar and vibration in the engine bay at consistent RPMs, not speeds. Could a wheel misalignment still explain this activity? Or should I be concerned of a more serious problem. Also, I believe I could smell faint engine fumes when pushing the engine (i.e. when trying to maintain speed during uphill climbs), although this may have been the exhaustfumes of the hundreds of other cars on the highway.

Also, at very low speeds (1st and 2nd gears), I can hear a faint, fast,
repetitive clicking in the engine bay, audible only to the trained ear,
something I had not heard until today. In addition, I hear a distinct
'click' in what I believe is the front axle when I turn the wheel to
the left only (while both moving and idling). Brake caliper issue?
> Guy


I know you have a new car, but this almost sounds like an ignition
miss. Got access to a code reader? You might have a code that needs to
be pulled. And if it makes you feel better, check the caliper or even
for a rock in the tire treads.

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Old 07-11-2005, 09:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Vibration and wheel click

Car is now in service at the Ford dealership. Plenty of warranty remaining, so I'm not too worried. Let's just wait and see the BS they shoot back at me (I've had bad experiences there before). Anyway, it's likely that their claim will be that they couldn't find anything wrong during a road test....hmmm, yeah.....heard that one before. Anyway, I will try a code reader if they can't solve the problem.

Thanks,
Just A Guy
"Just A Guyİ" <andrewhunt@nf.sympatico.ca> wrote in message news:9ShAe.59429$Ph4.1752025@ursa-nb00s0.nbnet.nb.ca...
Hey,

Just got back from a weekend excursion, and while cruising along the highway I noticed a 'rough' vibration in the handling of my '04 V6 between 2500 and 3000 rpms, noticeable only in 3rd and 4th gears, but much more profoundly in 4th gear. Acceleration also seems to be restricted in this rpm range and shifting down to 4th from 5th to pass the Sunday drivers has become more of a challenge than a slight adrenaline rush. I assumed a wheel alignment issue may have been the culprit, but then I asked myself why I would be experiencing this loud roar and vibration in the engine bay at consistent RPMs, not speeds. Could a wheel misalignment still explain this activity? Or should I be concerned of a more serious problem. Also, I believe I could smell faint engine fumes when pushing the engine (i.e. when trying to maintain speed during uphill climbs), although this may have been the exhaust fumes of the hundreds of other cars on the highway.

Also, at very low speeds (1st and 2nd gears), I can hear a faint, fast, repetitive clicking in the engine bay, audible only to the trained ear, something I had not heard until today. In addition, I hear a distinct 'click' in what I believe is the front axle when I turn the wheel to the left only (while both moving and idling). Brake caliper issue?

I'm not sure if these problems are related or independent of one another, some of which may be my overactive imagination! Nevertheless, there is nothing worse than an unreliable 10-month old Mustang. Having already lost a 2000 mustang last summer, my conscious exaggerates every sound, smell, vibration, and sight that appears to be out of order with my '04. However, being slightly obsessive-convulsive with regards to cars can be of benefit......kind of like an early diagnosis of a treatable cancer in a way!

Anyway, if you have any suggestions, solutions, explanations, please let me know.

Thanks,

Just A Guy
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Old 07-25-2005, 13:01   #4 (permalink)
map
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Re: Vibration and wheel click

I have a 2004 mustang with those issues. My mechanic ( not ford), says it is
the vibration damper on the engine.
"Just A Guyİ" <andrewhunt@nf.sympatico.ca> wrote in message
news:%etAe.59597$Ph4.1760227@ursa-nb00s0.nbnet.nb.ca...
Car is now in service at the Ford dealership. Plenty of warranty remaining,
so I'm not too worried. Let's just wait and see the BS they shoot back at
me (I've had bad experiences there before). Anyway, it's likely that their
claim will be that they couldn't find anything wrong during a road
test....hmmm, yeah.....heard that one before. Anyway, I will try a code
reader if they can't solve the problem.

Thanks,
Just A Guy
"Just A Guyİ" <andrewhunt@nf.sympatico.ca> wrote in message
news:9ShAe.59429$Ph4.1752025@ursa-nb00s0.nbnet.nb.ca...
Hey,

Just got back from a weekend excursion, and while cruising along the highway
I noticed a 'rough' vibration in the handling of my '04 V6 between 2500 and
3000 rpms, noticeable only in 3rd and 4th gears, but much more profoundly in
4th gear. Acceleration also seems to be restricted in this rpm range and
shifting down to 4th from 5th to pass the Sunday drivers has become more of
a challenge than a slight adrenaline rush. I assumed a wheel alignment
issue may have been the culprit, but then I asked myself why I would be
experiencing this loud roar and vibration in the engine bay at consistent
RPMs, not speeds. Could a wheel misalignment still explain this activity?
Or should I be concerned of a more serious problem. Also, I believe I could
smell faint engine fumes when pushing the engine (i.e. when trying to
maintain speed during uphill climbs), although this may have been the
exhaust fumes of the hundreds of other cars on the highway.

Also, at very low speeds (1st and 2nd gears), I can hear a faint, fast,
repetitive clicking in the engine bay, audible only to the trained ear,
something I had not heard until today. In addition, I hear a distinct
'click' in what I believe is the front axle when I turn the wheel to the
left only (while both moving and idling). Brake caliper issue?

I'm not sure if these problems are related or independent of one another,
some of which may be my overactive imagination! Nevertheless, there is
nothing worse than an unreliable 10-month old Mustang. Having already lost
a 2000 mustang last summer, my conscious exaggerates every sound, smell,
vibration, and sight that appears to be out of order with my '04. However,
being slightly obsessive-convulsive with regards to cars can be of
benefit......kind of like an early diagnosis of a treatable cancer in a way!

Anyway, if you have any suggestions, solutions, explanations, please let me
know.

Thanks,

Just A Guy


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Old 07-25-2005, 19:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Vibration and wheel click

I was never told of such a thing......instead, my Ford mechanics said the
clutch was faulty and therefore replaced it.....had a tune-up, oil/filter
change, some front end bushings replaced as well.....problem still existed
after that maintenance, but dissipated within a week and completely
disappeared when I installed a K&N FIPK air intake. Strange, huh? Oh well,
but I will keep your thought in mind if the problem ever re-surfaces.

Thanks,
Just A Guy

"map" <mapalmerlaw@earthlink.net> wrote in message
news:_bbFe.4674$6f.3757@newsread3.news.atl.earthlink.net...
>I have a 2004 mustang with those issues. My mechanic ( not ford), says it
>is
> the vibration damper on the engine.
> "Just A Guyİ" <andrewhunt@nf.sympatico.ca> wrote in message
> news:%etAe.59597$Ph4.1760227@ursa-nb00s0.nbnet.nb.ca...
> Car is now in service at the Ford dealership. Plenty of warranty
> remaining,
> so I'm not too worried. Let's just wait and see the BS they shoot back at
> me (I've had bad experiences there before). Anyway, it's likely that
> their
> claim will be that they couldn't find anything wrong during a road
> test....hmmm, yeah.....heard that one before. Anyway, I will try a code
> reader if they can't solve the problem.
>
> Thanks,
> Just A Guy
> "Just A Guyİ" <andrewhunt@nf.sympatico.ca> wrote in message
> news:9ShAe.59429$Ph4.1752025@ursa-nb00s0.nbnet.nb.ca...
> Hey,
>
> Just got back from a weekend excursion, and while cruising along the
> highway
> I noticed a 'rough' vibration in the handling of my '04 V6 between 2500
> and
> 3000 rpms, noticeable only in 3rd and 4th gears, but much more profoundly
> in
> 4th gear. Acceleration also seems to be restricted in this rpm range and
> shifting down to 4th from 5th to pass the Sunday drivers has become more
> of
> a challenge than a slight adrenaline rush. I assumed a wheel alignment
> issue may have been the culprit, but then I asked myself why I would be
> experiencing this loud roar and vibration in the engine bay at consistent
> RPMs, not speeds. Could a wheel misalignment still explain this activity?
> Or should I be concerned of a more serious problem. Also, I believe I
> could
> smell faint engine fumes when pushing the engine (i.e. when trying to
> maintain speed during uphill climbs), although this may have been the
> exhaust fumes of the hundreds of other cars on the highway.
>
> Also, at very low speeds (1st and 2nd gears), I can hear a faint, fast,
> repetitive clicking in the engine bay, audible only to the trained ear,
> something I had not heard until today. In addition, I hear a distinct
> 'click' in what I believe is the front axle when I turn the wheel to the
> left only (while both moving and idling). Brake caliper issue?
>
> I'm not sure if these problems are related or independent of one another,
> some of which may be my overactive imagination! Nevertheless, there is
> nothing worse than an unreliable 10-month old Mustang. Having already
> lost
> a 2000 mustang last summer, my conscious exaggerates every sound, smell,
> vibration, and sight that appears to be out of order with my '04.
> However,
> being slightly obsessive-convulsive with regards to cars can be of
> benefit......kind of like an early diagnosis of a treatable cancer in a
> way!
>
> Anyway, if you have any suggestions, solutions, explanations, please let
> me
> know.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Just A Guy
>
>



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