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Old 09-24-2012, 04:22 PM   #1
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03 svt help

I am needing to get my motor mounts And possibly all new wiring done. My o2 sensors keep going out. And the fuse for them was burnt Really good some I'm assuming there is a short somewhere. The shop said I may need a new ecu. I was wondering if anyone knows about the price it will cost to fix these two issues.


The car has 117000 miles on it. Should I look into getting a newer car or fix this issue.

Thanks in advanced?


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Old 09-24-2012, 04:30 PM   #2
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dude have an 03 svt well maintained and immaculate and im tellin u right now if you can sell that car sell it unless u wanna b wrenchin on it all the time these things need constant maitenence and it gets pricey dump that car n trust me youll thank me
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Old 09-24-2012, 08:30 PM   #3
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I am needing to get my motor mounts And possibly all new wiring done. My o2 sensors keep going out. And the fuse for them was burnt Really good some I'm assuming there is a short somewhere. The shop said I may need a new ecu. I was wondering if anyone knows about the price it will cost to fix these two issues.


The car has 117000 miles on it. Should I look into getting a newer car or fix this issue.

Thanks in advanced?
Are you having any driveablility issues?

How is the car running?
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Old 09-24-2012, 08:41 PM   #4
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Yes the car vibrates like crazy. Especially when I slow down. And every year I have to replace my sensors. Just getting people's ideas about a high mileage svt.
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dude have an 03 svt well maintained and immaculate and im tellin u right now if you can sell that car sell it unless u wanna b wrenchin on it all the time these things need constant maitenence and it gets pricey dump that car n trust me youll thank me
Considering your username, i assume you drive a SVTF that hasnt been properly maintained and has probably been molested at some point. Your argument is invalid.


Regarding the SVTf and high milage. I have seen plenty of SVTf's hit 200k miles without breaking a sweat. I met one such man who was at 160k miles on the stock clutch. It's a matter of two things

1. Keep your car clean, and be attentive when you drive it. If you even start to hear or feel a problem, figure out what it is, and fix it. Basically, respect your car.

2. Even if your car isnt being a PITA, making sure you do proper maintenance is key. The engine is not a vw diesel, it needs love, and boy had you better give it on time every time.

Even with the above, things are bound to happen, but its not hard to keep a SVT running strong.
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Old 09-27-2012, 08:56 PM   #6
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After much thought Im going to keep the svt. Thanks for the advice! Now on to fixing my motor mount and finding out why my o2 sensors fail every year!
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Old 09-28-2012, 11:29 AM   #7
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123k stock clutch and brakes have about 100k on them. The car in general runs fine like it has already been said it needs to be loved on. Take care of it and it will take care of you.
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Old 10-01-2012, 03:06 PM   #8
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just for the record my car has been well maintained all checks done n oil change every 4000 miles these cars just fall apart at 100,000 miles n if you look closely they all go around the same time(mileage) when its good (not often)its good but the bad is too much to take
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i have 143k on mine. stock clutch. and all
as others have said.. treat it right and it will be good to you.
yeah, some things go out.. usually electrical, but c'mon its a 8,9 or 10 year old car.
it happens.
its hella fun to drive.

as far as 02 sensor..
what brand are you using?
SVT's are known for "eating" o2 sensors.. motorcraft sensors are your best friend o2 wise...
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