96-98 Cobra common problems?

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  1. Mustang Ricky

    Mustang Ricky New Member

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    In the same vein as another post here, I'm interested in getting a '97 or '98 Cobra. Any common problems with these cars?
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  2. Tat98Cobra

    Tat98Cobra Founding Member

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    Common problems in no particular order:
    Getting pulled over for racing
    Getting Speeding Tickets
    Spending a fortune on Tires
    Deciding which chick you'll be taking with you

    Seriously though - only thing I heard was the 97's had some kind of cooling issue.

    peace
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    haha thats good!!! Thats sounds like enought problems to get one!!
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  4. joey8656

    joey8656 Founding Member

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    I've heard of a few people, besides me, having problems with ball joints and tie rod ends. I have a nice little squeak every time I turn the wheel.

    Oh, if its got gears then it will have bald tires... but making them bald will be fun.
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    joey8656 Founding Member

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    I forgot- some run hot. Mine runs at the A in "normal" all year round. Also, the 96's have a TSB about this. The car was changed in 97 inorder to solve overheating problems of the 96.
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    No major problems with mine, no overheating yet. Do have aproblem with keeping tires on it :rlaugh:
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    SVTdriver Founding Member

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    Yeah tires are a big problem. It seems that a lot of the early 97's have had nearly the same heating problems as the 96. The other problem with the Cobra's is. Once you've had 32v. It's hard to drive a 2v even on a test drive.
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