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2013 GT-what should I have looked at

Old 4/7/19, 08:31 PM
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2013 GT-what should I have looked at

My GT just ticked over 91K and I've got to keep it for the foreseeable future. (I get a wilting side-eye from SWMBO when I mention getting a new one.) As it approaches 100K what areas should I look at or "no kidding-you've got to swap that out." Just had an oil change/tire rotation last week and brake pad life/rotor condition are not an issue. I'm pretty easy on my machinery.
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Old 4/8/19, 01:12 AM
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Fluids. Brakes. trans, rear end and coolant. I'm in the same boat you are. My'12 has 95k and still runs strong.
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Check/replace serpentine belts. Coolant hoses may be due. Manual calls for spark plug replacement at 100,000 miles so it can't hurt to get that out of the way. Spark plugs are really easy on 197 series cars with the 5.0 Coyote engine if you want to DIY. Just make sure to protect the positive battery cable/terminal from an accidental contact when doing # 4. Check ball joints and tie rod ends for wear. Have the shocks and struts ever been replaced? If not they are probably due. Most modern cars seem capable of at least 200,000 miles before major repairs are needed. Based on my experience with SN95 and SN197 series Mustangs these are really pretty tough and reliable cars. Obviously the more options any car has the more things there are that can and probably will fail at some point.
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Thank you, all. Every point makes perfect sense. It still runs like a champ.
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Originally Posted by SilrBult
Check/replace serpentine belts. Coolant hoses may be due. Manual calls for spark plug replacement at 100,000 miles so it can't hurt to get that out of the way. Spark plugs are really easy on 197 series cars with the 5.0 Coyote engine if you want to DIY. Just make sure to protect the positive battery cable/terminal from an accidental contact when doing # 4. Check ball joints and tie rod ends for wear. Have the shocks and struts ever been replaced? If not they are probably due. Most modern cars seem capable of at least 200,000 miles before major repairs are needed. Based on my experience with SN95 and SN197 series Mustangs these are really pretty tough and reliable cars. Obviously the more options any car has the more things there are that can and probably will fail at some point.
All he said makes sense and would agree. However, I'm at 142k and 8 years old on mine and the belt and hoses are all still original and in great shape. I've asked the dealer about replacing them multiple times and they always tell me not to worry about them.
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Old 4/14/19, 07:49 PM
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Originally Posted by kylerohde View Post
All he said makes sense and would agree. However, I'm at 142k and 8 years old on mine and the belt and hoses are all still original and in great shape. I've asked the dealer about replacing them multiple times and they always tell me not to worry about them.
Thanks, Kyle. Maybe I'll take it by my neighborhood mechanic and see what he says. I prefer to get on top of it before something fails comprehensively.
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