2001 Ford Mustang Cobra V8 from North America
Hot and sexy on the outside, old and halfway dead on the inside
Loud Ticking noise coming from the engine.
Loose drivers seat.
Wind noise, my car is a coupe!
Molding is warped in several locations.
This is my 5th mustang, 2nd Cobra, up until now, they have all been great!
My car has been in the dealer now for the engine ticking noise for almost two weeks, their first attempt was one week, they said nothing is wrong.
The Service Advisor told me they are going to replace the lifters, as far as I can find out, this engine does not have lifters!
I feel Ford does not know what is wrong with my car, and because I am a woman, they are trying to tell me anything to shut me up.
Other Cobra owners I have spoke with have also had engine problems, on their 99's and 2001's.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 7th February, 2002
2nd Aug 2002, 10:05
I have an '02 GT and also have this loud ticking noise from my engine. This is due to the loud AC compressor clutch put on by Ford. (according to my mechanic). He's not a Ford engineer, but you'll notice this ticking noise isn't there when you have your AC off. I agree this is annoying and kind of embarassing. I hope Ford plans to do something about this.
19th Sep 2003, 08:55
On the 4.6 Liter engines the ticking sound is usually coming from the fuel injectors... Just something you have to get use to on those engines, but it won't hurt anything.
If you'll notice you probably hear it more when your next to a wall or building as this causes more of an echo effect. It's also more noticeable in the Utility vehicles more than in the mustangs because those vehicles have a larger engine compartment and causes the echo effect inside itself.
8th Jul 2004, 23:23
I just purchased my 2001 Cobra Convertible four months ago and have NOT experience any problems. I would suggest getting a second opinion from another Ford dealership that especialize in Cobras. Some Ford dealership does NOT have the expertise on Cobra engines.
31st Aug 2004, 23:18
I have a 01 gt, though its not a cobra, I also have the same ticking noise. The Technical Report given to me by Ford is that the ticking is coming from the valve guides in the heads. They said that to fix the problem would mean pulling the heads and replacing the guides. I think Ford needs to find a answer to this problem, even though they told me it doesn't effect performance and or damage anything within the engine.
1st Dec 2004, 17:48
I have a 99 Mustang Coupe with a V-6. I also had that ticking noise for a while, but the other night my car began to run extremely rough and I had to have it towed the rest of the way. They say replacing the valve guides will fix the problem. Can't wait to see the estimate.