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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-31-2012 Thread Starter
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differential overhaul and computer reprogrammed?

Hello,

I just ran a carfax on a 2006 mustang gt that I want to buy. One owner car & clear title with 56,000 miles, looks pretty good except one entry from 7-2008:

Maintenance inspection completed
Computer reprogrammed
Recommended maintenance performed

Differential overhauled
Axles checked


The seller told me that the car hit a curb and had the wheel replaced. Is there anything that I should look for when viewing the vehicle? Why would the computer need reprogramming, would it be related to the accident or overhaul if the differential?

Would this accident lead to other problems in the future?

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Could be they changed the gear ratio and for that ford just reflashes a new program instead of changing settings.

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Hmm... if so I hope they put 3.55's in it! I think thats what they came with in 2006. Also, the report shows that the rear rotors were resurfaced and the brakes were checked a lot.

He has a 6 year warranty that is set to expire in April so I'm feeling pretty confident that if it drives good it should be ok. Just want to make sure I'm not buying crap.
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If the work was done at a dealership they generally tend to reflash the PCM with the most current strategy. There should be a sticker on the rear differential cover that identifies the gear ratio.
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Well I went to check out the car, I didn't drive it, but went for a ride on the freeway. I noticed a very light vibration from the rear when cruising at 70 MPH.

It turns out that the differential housing was replaced by the dealer. I Also noticed some oil or grease on the pasenger side of the axle housing, anybody know what that could be? Theres a leaky rear shock but it doesnt seem like that grease would stick to the axle housing...
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