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2017 Shelby GT350 Start Up

Discussion in '2015+ Shelby GT350 Mustang' started by Caseindaplace, Sep 10, 2019.

  1. Caseindaplace

    Caseindaplace Active Member Established Member

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    Need some advice. I was going to get under the car or under the hood and have the wife push the clutch for me to hear the noise but I figured I’d also ask the forum in the meantime.

    I’ve got a 2017 GT350 I just picked up, awesome car. Drove 500 miles from Dallas to LA and still maxed on the oil so fingers crossed.

    So when we sit in our Shelby’s (or any fob / push to start Mustang), you depress the clutch and well at least in the GT350 you hear mechanics moving I assume it’s like turning a key to the on position prior to cranking / turning it over. On mine I noticed when I push the clutch in, I hear a mechanical / rotational squeak for the short time it’s priming or doing whatever it does, then I push the start button and fires up (no squeaks or squeals like belts during operation). When I shut the car down, I hear the same mechanical / rotational squeak just for a shorter time right when it shuts off.

    I have a video link below. The garage makes it echo very well to hear.

    So what is moving or what process is happening when you are in the car with your fob and you push the clutch in prior to starting?



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  2. Kobra Kai

    Kobra Kai New Member

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    I hear the same thing in my 2019 GT350. To me, it sounds like something is opening and closing. Having said that, my guess is that it's the butterfly valves of the exhaust that are being actuated before start-up. Try recording the exit of the exhaust where you can see the valves. Overall, it's nothing to worry about.

    Also, congrats on the new whip!
     
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  3. 13COBRA

    13COBRA Resident Ford Dealer Premium Member Established Member

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    Don't worry about it, super normal. Majority of cars have it now with all of the electronics in them.
     
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  4. Caseindaplace

    Caseindaplace Active Member Established Member

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    Thank you! I will check into that as well. I was just thinking I needed to lubricate something perhaps?


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  5. Caseindaplace

    Caseindaplace Active Member Established Member

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    Yea the car performs well *knock on wood*

    It was more of just a “ehhh” what is that?

    I’m about to take it from LA to FL for a beach getaway so I’ll be monitoring its oil


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  6. AustinJ427

    AustinJ427 Well-Known Member Established Member Beer Money Bros.

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    More photos of the girl lol.


    And yeah it's the exhaust, they actuate and make noise.
     
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    5.2Leader Premium Member Premium Member Established Member

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    I always thought it was the flux capacitor! ‍♂️


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  8. DeathvalleySC

    DeathvalleySC Member Established Member

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    The noise your hearing is the actuators to the exhaust opening and closing. It does this when you start the car.


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