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Engine Clicking And Tapping Noises Problems of Ford Mustang



Ford Mustang owners have reported 14 problems related to engine clicking and tapping noises (under the engine and engine cooling category).

car image   Engine Clicking And Tapping Noises problem of the 2003 Ford Mustang 1
Failure Date: 12/01/2014

While driving my vehicle on the interstate I heard what I thought was a popping sound and then experienced a loss of power. I exited off the interstate and began driving again. My vehicle felt as if my torque converter was slipping and that power was reduced from the motor. I took my vehicle to my local service mechanic who advised me that the 3rd cylinder spark plug had somehow backed itself out of the cylinder head which was causing a loss of power to that cylinder. It also was still receiving power via the coil pack which in turn melted the rubber boot and fried the coil pack for that cylinder. The rubber from the boot ran down into the spark plug and filled the hole. I had to replace both the pug boot and coil pack for the 3rd cylinder along with the labor of removing melted rubber from the spark plug hole and cylinder head.

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car image   Engine Clicking And Tapping Noises problem of the 2014 Ford Mustang 2
Failure Date: 07/17/2014

2014 Ford Mustang. Consumer writes in regards to engine problems. The consumer stated she heard a ticking sound, after driving for 15 minutes. The dealer stated the entire long block needed to be replaced. After the long block was replaced, the engine light started flashing, and the engine was revving higher than normal. The vehicle accelerating by itself in gear and there were pressure issues with the brake pedal. The dealer was unable to replicate the consumers concern. The next time the consumer returned to the dealer, the ignition was replaced. The rpm's continued to rev, idle was very rough, even with the ac off. The ticking noise was still present, and the brake pedal was hard to the touch.

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car image   Engine Clicking And Tapping Noises problem of the 2006 Ford Mustang 3
Failure Date: 08/14/2012

As of today my 2006 Mustang has 58,953 miles on it and it is on it¿s third alternator. The first one failed at around the 56,000 mile mark and was replaced. My friend and I had traveled about 60 miles n from sacramento to an area between alta and dutch flats and I had turned off the ac and put the windows down. I heard a strange crackling sound and I pulled over about a half a mile afterwards and shut off the engine, we smelled something burning and lifted up the hood. And that was the end of the 2nd alternator it had lasted about 1600 miles. The sparks that were shooting out of the alternator looked like a 4th of July sparkler, and we¿re stranded in the middle of nowhere. And i¿m on the 3rd alternator with less than 59000 miles. Two months later maybe 600 more miles and water from the split in the wiper cowling runs into the car which went unnoticed for several days. I had standing water in the front passenger floor board and some in the rear as well. My repair estimate of almost $600. 00, plus a rental car and not including pulling the carpet and heating the floorboard as rust prevention. My feeling is it¿s not over yet as I have read a lot of the other complaints from people with the same issue. I have noticed the engine has started to crank like it might not start. Ford posts record profits all the while refusing to acknowledge the financial hardship to loyal consumers who just wanted to own their pretty Mustang, and paid well for it. We are real, we have lives that are affected by this in real and meaningful ways. . . . . . . Help us! listen to us, for every person that found their way to this web site and posted their complaint their are hundreds out there with the same problems who aren¿t even aware of this process. We haven¿t gone out and caused this damage to our cars, we are not at fault and we deserve remediation. Please help.

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car image   Engine Clicking And Tapping Noises problem of the 2003 Ford Mustang 4
Failure Date: 04/07/2008

The contact owns a 2003 Ford Mustang. While driving 30 mph, the vehicle began making a loud popping sound. The contact stopped the vehicle and called for assistance. The vehicle was towed to her residence. She looked under the hood and noticed that the number 8 spark plug had become detached. The powertrain was unknown. The failure mileage was 92,000 and current mileage was 93,000.

car image   Engine Clicking And Tapping Noises problem of the 2002 Ford Mustang 5
Failure Date: 04/14/2007

I own a 2002 Ford Mustang gt. I bought this car brand new from the dealer, I have never had any mechanical problems with the engine ever. Car mileage :85,138 while driving my car in town,a loud bang came from the engine, followed by a popping noise and seamed to be a loud leak. Had the car towed to a garage and the mechanics informed me the #3 spark plug blew out. He informed me that this kind of thing has been happening to Fords. Had to get the ignition coil replaced, new spark plugs, and heli coiled the #3 spark plug thread. Final bill $694. 00 now I am wondering how soon before the other spark plugs decide to blow out. I read on the net that this has happened to many other Ford vehicles, not just Mustangs. Ford needs to fix this problem as soon as possible.

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car image   Engine Clicking And Tapping Noises problem of the 2006 Ford Mustang 6
Failure Date: 01/26/2007

My 2006 Mustang gt has been in the service department three times within 2 months time. When you make a left or right turn there is a grinding sound. They have installed 2 clutch packs (kit-axle dif, 3 gear and pinions, and a new flange. I know it is not the way the vehicle is driven. It was bought new in March 2006 and it only has 7000 miles on it and this is February 2007. The car is not "beat" at all. If these vehicles are supposed to be high performance vehicles. Could you imagine what would happen if the "rear end" was to lock up? am I the only one having this problem? also there is a ticking sound that sounds like the valves are rattling, there is a TSB on the valves but dealership says that is not the problem. I only use bp and amoco gas, the gas that is preferred for the vehicle.


car image   Engine Clicking And Tapping Noises problem of the 2006 Ford Mustang 7
Failure Date: 03/04/2006

Our Ford Mustang gt that was purchased for our 17 yr old daughter was purchased 2-21-2006 it had its first problems at 629 miles on 3-4-2006 the dealership replaced some followers and some lifters and some camshaft parts. We've been told all should be replaced the whole bank. Dealer won't do anything about it car started smoking a week later and making ticking noise again. Dealer said it didn't do it there so nothing was done. Next, car started hesitating after driving on hwy couple hrs. Dealership replaced fuel pump and gear box was hot and rattling so they replaced it. Then car accelerated on its own from 50 to 90 miles hr. Dealership couldn't find anything that was at 8300 miles now at 9700 miles car has taking off again from 40 to 80 when our daughter put it in neutral and coast to side of road our daughter and her friends are to afraid to drive it now and its been at dealership for 2 full weeks also the paint on the passenger rear fender is bubbling off the car. Someone is going to get hurt, probably already have died but know one has checked into it. Sorry about wording you only get 2000 words to describe everything. Like you really want to know if your restricting the amount of words.

car image   Engine Clicking And Tapping Noises problem of the 2005 Ford Mustang 8
Failure Date: 10/10/2005

Popping noise from both front tie rod ends. This has been going on since I bought the car new. Took to dealer unresolved. Having positive crank case pressure in oil pan keeps pushing oil dip stick out of tube, on 4. 6 l 3v. Cd player on shaker 500 audio sytems stops working will not read cd's and at times will not play radio.

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car image   Engine Clicking And Tapping Noises problem of the 2005 Ford Mustang 9
Failure Date: 08/12/2005

Purchased vehicle on April 27, 2005 , and the engine blew out on August 12, 2005. There was a ticking noise, stopped vehicle, and checked the oil, put oil in it, kept ticking, and the engine blew out. The safety lights on the dashboard did not come on. Contacted dealer, they hooked vehicle to the machine. They said water got into the air intake valve. Called another Ford dealer to get second opinion , they said that was impossible and it was hydro locked. It should be covered under warranty.

car image   Engine Clicking And Tapping Noises problem of the 1999 Ford Mustang 10
Failure Date: 02/07/2005

1) a ticking noise began coming from the upper middle of the engine. After a month, 2) the ticking became a 'tapping' that became increasingly louder. Enroute to have it examined by a local performance shop, there was a loud sound similar to a gun shot and an instant loss in power. This occurred at 2000 rpm. Upon examination, the spark plug had been ejected from the 2nd from the last cylinder on the pass. Side bank. Such force was exhibited that the mounting tab of the ignition coil was broken and the coil was shattered. Upon examination of the head itself, the plug threads were completely stripped. 3)true blue performance, a Mustang specialty shop, examined the parts and concluded that the only remedy viable was to replace the head, plug, and coil.

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car image   Engine Clicking And Tapping Noises problem of the 2005 Ford Mustang 11
Failure Date: 11/21/2004

At 100 miles engine developed ticking noise in engine, after 2 dealers, 1 Ford rep dealer diagnostic detrermined lifters bad,had to replace lifters. Engine had 5600 miles on it b4 they determined problem.

car image   Engine Clicking And Tapping Noises problem of the 2001 Ford Mustang 12
Failure Date: 07/02/2004

Started hearing a ticking noise coming from top part of the engine very next day the spark plug blew out of the cylinder head number 3, resulting in a cylinder head replacement . After reading all of the forum complaints that this is a defect, thank god mine was covered under warranty, still left with out a car for a week , no loaner or ental provided by dealer and I couldnt afford one.

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car image   Engine Clicking And Tapping Noises problem of the 2000 Ford Mustang 13
Failure Date: 08/07/2000

When clutch disengages rpms drop too low and vehicle stalls. Loses all power steering and brakes. Dealer can not identify cause. Consumer adds engine stalls easier if a/c is on, and/or when brakes are applied. Dealer replaced powertrain control module and mass air flow, but problem still exist. Also consumer is a hearing metallic ticking noise on cold engine. Air bladder deflates after 1/2 hour. Dealer replaced seat air bladder. Drivers side front and back window will not seal after rolling up at times.

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car image   Engine Clicking And Tapping Noises problem of the 1998 Ford Mustang 14
Failure Date: 04/20/1999

After sitting overnight, upon startup of enigne, a lot of clicking/ticking noises from engine.

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