2001 Ford Mustang
The Mustang is the most popular lineup manufactured by the most famous American automobile manufacturer Ford. Ford started the production of the Mustang in 1964, which is currently the manufacturer’s longest car nameplate. It is currently in its sixth generation and refers to the pony car automobile segment. The 2001 Ford Mustang is the most popular among its fourth generation and is still on the road after years of reliability and outstanding performance.
What’s New in the 2001 Ford Mustang?
The updates in the 2001 Mustang impacted its exterior looks the most with side scoops and a unique hood. They had standard 17-inch wheels, and the V6 convertible models get 16-inch wheels. The 2001 Mustang models came with revised blacked-out headlights, spoilers, and a central console. It has a Mach 460 stereo system with an in-six-disc CD changer. One could avail himself of the new premium trim line created for V6 and V8 models.
Mustang had gone through half a century before it reached 2001. Still, it didn’t affect the mistakes popularity of the 2001 model, which had four configurations: the V6 coupe, the V6 convertible, the GT convertible, and the GT coupe.
All these models came both in deluxe and premium trims. V6 coupes came with a standard trim unavailable on other configurations. All the basic models produce 190 horsepower at 5250 RPM producing a 3.8-liter pushrod engine that could offer 225 foot-pounds torque at 2800 RPM. V6 coupes had a rental car stigma associated with them even though their power was acceptable.
The pony car title suits the GT coupe and convertible the most. Both these configurations have a 4.6-liter SOHC V8 engine, and generate around 260 horsepower at 5250 RPM and 302 foot-pounds torque at 4000 RPM. Ford brought back its SVT Mustang cobra the same year for the people who wanted more power.
Ford Mustang Cobra:
The Ford Mustang Cobra is known for its high performance that the Fords Special Vehicle Team SVT heavily modified. It came in both convertible and coupe configurations; however, it is popular for its totally different engines and improved interior, and the revised suspension 4.6 liters 32 valves DOHC V8 engine is the cobra’s powerhouse that can produce whopping 320 horsepower at 6000 RPM along with 317-foot pounds torque at 4750 RPM.
The upright frontiers offering great support to the drivers and passengers is the foremost feature of all Mustangs. It has well-placed controls, acceptable dashboard and seat materials, and clear side and front windows views. It upgraded the center console with the addition of a large rear cup holder and relocation of the front cup holder, parking brake boot, PowerPoint, and tissue holder. The stranger, premium, and deluxe trim groups offer varying standard and optional features and equipment, while the premium trim group is the most inclusive.
Its demeanor on the road is its greatest advantage, and its suspension allows the car to have smooth turns during hard cornering is significant for added stability during high-speed lane changes. The braking and steering system are also impressive. The ride is not smooth in the base, and in GT model Mustangs, the rear suspension still has a solid rear axle.
It offers its drivers and passengers high protection with all-speed traction control and anti-lock brakes that are standard on almost all trim levels. It has also produced a correction control defeat switch for people who prefer roasting the rear tires regularly.
Common problems of Ford Mustang 2001:
While the 2001 Ford Mustang seems like the perfect deal, there are common problems encountered by most owners. However, a 2001 Ford Mustang owner’s manual is the best way to guide the owners regarding the solution. Some of these common problems of the Ford Mustang are as follows:
- The wearing of the outer tie rod ends is a common problem. It is noticed by the squeaking noise while turning the steering wheel. A simple replacement can resolve the issue.
- Long cracked times while starting the engine result in the illumination of the check engine light that results when the magnet for the camshaft position sensor may fall out of its mount, damaging the synchronizers.
- The coolant or oil leak is another genuine and standard issue with most 2001 Ford Mustangs. The problem is in the intake manifold and valve cover gaskets leakage. It is caused by intake manifold results in coolant leakage in the engine oil that severely impacts the lubrication ability of the oil filter if it is not repaired, internal engine damage results.
- Another common problem features engine idling roughly, engine stalling on Ford Mustang GT V8, and hesitation to accelerate. The mass air flow sensor may fail and is diagnosed as having faulty components. The failed MAF is the diagnosis when the check engine light illuminates and a replacement is required. Properly installing the air filter and its seal to the air filter housing should also be ensured.