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Exhaust Manifolds and Synchronizer & Sensor

I have a consistent sound when I start and drive my Ford Mustang 2003 convertible. I had the belt replaced, but it didn't fix the problem. I was told at a dealership that the cause of the sound is Exhaust manifolds & synchronizer & sensor. I was quoted $1800 for fixing.

The question I have is how long I can drive with above problems (if that is the cause of the sound) and can I get the job done for cheaper somewhere else

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  • tatiana_delo Nov 13, 2008

    Thank you very much for your reply. I forgot to mention that they told me that not fixing the problem will potentually cause stalling and engine problems.

  • tatiana_delo Nov 13, 2008

    I believe that it's camshaft position sensor. I think that the problems that they mentioned to me are additional problems and I am not sure how urgently I have to take care of them



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You can drive the car nearly forever with these noise concerns, the trans noise which is the synchronizer ring may cause an issue in the long run, I have no clue what sensor they are talking about, but sensors don't make any noise, they are electronic parts.

Posted on Nov 13, 2008

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    yadayada Nov 13, 2008

    That (the stalling concern) must be related to the sensor they want to replace, but has nothing to do with any rattle, I am a Ford dealer tech, so I know what is what, which sensor is it?

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    yadayada Nov 14, 2008

    The cam sensor can throw a code now and then and the engine will run fine, I would not be to concerned about this sensor.



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