Your Personal Least Favorite Mustang Repair

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  1. flstang65

    flstang65 Well-Known Member

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    As the title says. What is your least personal repair on a Mustang or, what job irritates you the most?

    I would have to say doing springs (aftermarket or putting stock ones back in) or front control arm bushings. I don't know why. I can do both of those jobs fast but, they just irritate the crap out of me.
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    sneaky98gt Mustang Master

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    Anything involving the removal that danged 3rd starter bolt...
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    Kilgore Trout Fried or Broiled ?

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    Life is to short to do exhaust work.
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    ^ What he said or anything electrical. I just hate electrical work, it's not my strong point. Rewiring things etc.
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    By far and away...rust repair. Just when you think you've cut it all out, you see just a hint more and continue...
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    Mustang5L5 Car used in adult film "Highway Gangbang-InDaButt" SN Certified Technician Founding Member

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    I hate all repairs.
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    But if I had to choose is re greasing the rear brake's slide pins thats b/c I have not changed the starter yet. Older I get the more I wanna pay people to work on my car.
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    So far I would have to go with the E Brake cable with the rear brakes. That combo never wants to budge going on or off.
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    Changing the starter, that is the worst pain in the a** to do for a 2v Mustang.
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    Axles/rearend....the smell of used gear oil. Makes ya miss the ford 9"
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    Anything to do with coolant.
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    Ha, kinda funny: I've spent all of this past day swapping out the rear gears/differential/axles, etc. Not quite done yet, but I'll finish it up tomorrow easily.

    I've never messed with a rear end before, and was a little weary of doing this myself, but so far it's not turned out to be too bad. It's taking a while, as does almost everything the first time through, but it really hasn't been hard or frustrating in any way (yet). Fingers crossed.

    The smell of that old oil is terrible, though.
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    Haha, guess who had to put new front control arm bushings on yesterday?
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    Try it on a 4V with longtubes
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    installing the dipstick on a 4v. You have to unbolt the motor mount and tilt the motor a bit to get that sucker in there.
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    Don't know about anyone else, but if you ever have attempted putting "economy" old school headers(flangeless) on a car with clearance issues, that chalks right up there with least favorite things to tackle. Had 3 different friends come and go over the course of a weekend, and it took the whole weekend(each one giving up after 5-6 hrs) to get just 2 bolts in driver side that wouldn't clear pipes or head studs/caps. Had issues even with a one off custom $800 ceramic set from unmentioned vendor as well.
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    84Ttop They make new pistons every day, so why worry? SN Certified Technician Mod Dude

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    Transmission fluid is the devil... Enough said!
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    You too? I thought that was just me.
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    Gear oil is nasty. Doing a pinion seal in my garage was painful.
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    Any job that I have to do and did not choose nor want to do. Or anything involving brake fluid, trans fluid, or coolant.

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