Question about 2002 Ford Mustang

1 Answer

Ford Mustang 2002 Exhaust Problem

Hi.
I have a 2002 mustang convertible vin# 1FAFP44462Pxxxxxx, made in America. I'm living in Doha, Qatar. When I start the vehicle in the mornings or when the car is cold, it starts giving a sound, 'pat pat pat pat . . .' from the passenger side. I got it checked by an American cars mechanic who says that it’s a leak from the place where the end of manifold gets connected to the mid pipe and the gasket in there is the cause of the problem. Since he himself only handles electrical and minor mechanical problems, he doesn’t want to handle this thing but says that all that needs to be done by an exhaust expert is to open this joint and either put a new gasket or a high temperature silicon sealant.
I would appreciate if someone can tell whether this sounds to be the issue and whether any other mechanic can also open the joint and put silicon/ gasket. Most of the exhaust people here do not want to get involved in any complicated issue involving opening of other parts etc.

Posted by on

  • chheem Aug 28, 2008

    Thanks a lot. I certainly appreciate your help. I'll do the needful and if required will contact again. Have a super day !

  • Anonymous Nov 02, 2008

    Yes, I have the same problem... In fact, it was not the gasket, had to reweld the fit.....



    All good now....

×

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 1,586 Answers

I can believe that diagnosis. When the pipes are cold, they shrink up just a bit, which will open any gaps further and result in the pulsation you hear. As the engine warms up, the pipes warm up and expand some, which will seal the gap and make the noise go away.

I would just put a new gasket in the joint of the pipes - it's a simple steel ring that costs less than $10. Undo the bolts on either side of the flange, pop the old gasket out, put the new one in, and bolt it back together. The only potential difficulty is if the bolts are heat-seized or corroded - you may need a torch or at least air tools to get them undone. On the other hand, soaking the bolts in penetrating oil or PB Blaster (or WD40 if the others are not available), may be enough to allow you to loosen them by hand.

It's an easy fix and any shop should be able to handle it without breaking a sweat.

Posted on Aug 28, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

WHAT MAKES EGUEST MANIFOLDS GET RED HOT ON 2002 FORD MUSTANG V-6


catalitic converter plugging , or the timing is way off

Feb 10, 2015 | 2002 Ford Mustang

1 Answer

WHERE IS THE OXYGEN SENSOR


there are accually four two on each side the top ones are right at the exhaust manifolds the lower ones are buy the catilatic converters

Dec 25, 2011 | 2002 Ford Mustang

1 Answer

Where is the o2 sensor located on my 98 v6 mustang?


In the exhaust converter inlet or just next to the converter

Aug 06, 2011 | 1998 Ford Mustang

1 Answer

Locate spark plugs on 2002 Ford Mustang GT, need diagram


Hi :) Here is the 2002 Ford Mustang GT wiring diagrams for sparkplug wires.
4.6 liter SOHC V-8 VIN "X" 92725101.gif

Mar 21, 2011 | 2002 Ford Mustang

1 Answer

How to set the ignition timing on a 2002 Mustang


TIMING IS ADJUSTED BY THE ENGINE CONTROL UNIT SO IT SHOULD'NT NEED ADJUSTING.ODDS ARE THAT YOU CAN'T GET RID OF EXHAUST FAST ENOUGH DUE TO A PLUGGED CONVERTER.

Oct 17, 2009 | 2002 Ford Mustang

2 Answers

Engine compartment fuse box diagram 1994 ford mustang convertible


95 mus conv top does not move makes clicking noise when butten is pressed

Aug 30, 2009 | 1994 Ford Mustang

1 Answer

Hi i have a 1988 ford mustang convertible with automatic trans


who ever changed that trans for you should told you about the difrence in trans after all they should have giving you some kind of warenty go back to the shop that change trans let them drive the car

Aug 20, 2009 | 1988 Ford Mustang

1 Answer

2002 Mustang Cobra cruise control


send me your email address and I'll email a cruise control schematic to you. Our email address is tiqautoperformance@live.com.

Oct 13, 2008 | 2002 Ford Mustang

Not finding what you are looking for?
2002 Ford Mustang Logo

376 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Ford Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

60960 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

21949 Answers

Fordexpert

Level 3 Expert

5331 Answers

Are you a Ford Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...