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Ok,everyone w/a '01 GT,are you having problem after problem with yours? I am! someone told me that the '01 model was a bad one,how true?I don't know! let me brake it down.
#1). popping/tapping noise under car(no clue).
#2). My heater core gave out at 45k miles(odd!)
#3). In the mornings,when I don't let my car warm up and I back out of the driveway,As I'm turning left,my right front tire feels like it's jumping(bad!!). could that be allignment?.....I love my car,but...... "MY GOD"! too much trbl!!
 

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3 sounds like a worn bushing in the front end. 1 needs more description for diagnosis.
 

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more on #3

#3) In the morning is when it does it most,or atleast when the car is not warmed up. It feels like the right pass. tire is jumping,like if it skipping tread. almost as if the tire were low,and I'm trying to turn. Somedays,it's pretty bad! it bucks from that right front end.
 

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EASY ON THE 01's!! I've had mine about 2 years and haven't had a single problem. Oh, except the fact that it's a money pit(mods). Mine only has about 30k miles though. I have only drove it about 7k since i got it, that could be why I haven't had any problems! Although now that you mention it mine does make a bit of a clinking sound when I put it in reverse once in awhile, any ideas what that could be. It's an automatic.
 

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Try checking your tires for any bulges and indentions. You may have a busted or slipped belt in a tire.
 

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I I found out my prob to my #3 question

BlueStreak03 said:
Try checking your tires for any bulges and indentions. You may have a busted or slipped belt in a tire.
(bare with me)It is missing the little weight that they put on the tire (when they fix your tire in anyway). Do you think that is what is throwing it off?
It has it on all three other tires except the front right,which is the one that feels like it's skipping when I turn left in reverse.
 

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yep, that'd at least be part of the problem. The tire is off balance now. Get that fixed and see how it feels.
 

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Thanks alot!

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yep, that'd at least be part of the problem. The tire is off balance now. Get that fixed and see how it feels.
thank you so much!, for some reason I overlooked that,and in one of your mess above,it came to me,maybe that is what it was,so I ran outside,checked it out,and sure enough,it was missing....thanks!
 

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I was having the same problem backing out of a parking spot at school. I thought I had a flat tire. Looked fine when I checked it out. Maybe I'll go out and take another look at it now.
BTW I have an 01 too. (and I love my car-most of the time.) There is a reason I named her Christine though. :winks
 

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Figure it out

First answer: No, the 01's are not particularly troublesome - the 99-04's were essentially identical in most respects (changes to a few emission systems and the computer programs being the chief differences).

As for the problems...

We need data. How many miles on car? Has it been modified - lowered, how much - non-stock exhaust, etc.

Assuming its stock and has the 45,000 miles you alluded to regarding the heater core (bad luck there - happened to me with a Nissan)...

Popping/tapping noise could be an exhaust component that has come loose or has been bent (bottoming on lowered cars is common) enough to ocassionally come in contact with the body. Also could be caused by worn components in the front end, particularly if the car is lowered, and ESPECIALLY if you also have bumpsteer caused by excessive lowering. New tie rod ends, particularly a bumpsteer kit, will help this.

The problem with the tire/front suspension may tie in with the popping sounds as well. If you have a worn out set of tire rod ends, this could result in this problem. Also, extremely low profile tires (I run 35's on my car) need to "warm up" a bit before the sidewalls flex. My car rides a bit rough for the first quarter mile or so, then settles down as the tires warm. This is particularly noticeable on cold mornings.

You may also have worn out struts or bushings or both.

Best way to find out the truth is get it up in the air and start eyeballing everything.

tripleblack

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Ok,everyone w/a '01 GT,are you having problem after problem with yours? I am! someone told me that the '01 model was a bad one,how true?I don't know! let me brake it down.
#1). popping/tapping noise under car(no clue).
#2). My heater core gave out at 45k miles(odd!)
#3). In the mornings,when I don't let my car warm up and I back out of the driveway,As I'm turning left,my right front tire feels like it's jumping(bad!!). could that be allignment?.....I love my car,but...... "MY GOD"! too much trbl!!
 
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