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Angry Steeda Cold Air Intake Problems 2007 Mustang GT

Is anyone besides myself having trouble with "engine lights" coming on with the Steeda Cold Air Intake? I purchased a brand new "top of the line Steeda Cold Air Intake from American Muscle and i have been having nothing but trouble since. My exhaust burns black, bad cold starts, back firing in the morning. I have had to remove it twice, taken the vehicle to Ford to have the engine re-programed. Everytime i put it back on i have the same problem. Any advice? 2007 Mustang GT.

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Is anyone besides myself having trouble with "engine lights" coming on with the Steeda Cold Air Intake? I purchased a brand new "top of the line Steeda Cold Air Intake from American Muscle and i have been having nothing but trouble since. My exhaust burns black, bad cold starts, back firing in the morning. I have had to remove it twice, taken the vehicle to Ford to have the engine re-programed. Everytime i put it back on i have the same problem. Any advice? 2007 Mustang GT.
Did it come with a tuner? You can't run that CAI w/o a canned tune.


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I got the same one and it runs perfectly. The only problem I had was my own when I forgot to hook the Mass Airflow sensor back up. If you got it tuned double check all your connections.

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Zero problems on my 2008 GT Brenspeed tune. That CIA must have a special tune and Not the factory setting.

I also agree, check all the connections.

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You cannot run that intake with the stock computer calibration!

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Oops, did someone forget to read the directions?

From Steeda's website:

"Steeda's lifetime filter can be cleaned and re-oiled, but the big news here is that we've streamlined the airflow in the S197 Mustang to the point that a computer re-flash isn't just an option, it's required!"

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Any advice?
Since you didn't mention whether or not you have a handheld tuner, I am assuming you don't.

Take the Steeda intake off and put your stock intake back on until you get a tuner for it. The computer has to be retuned with an aftermarket tune, though not to factory settings, to compensate for the increased airflow that the Steeda intake provides.

If I am assuming incorrectly and you do have a tuner and just failed to mention it, something is obviously wrong and you need to get with the company that provided the tune to fix it.

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From Steeda's website:

"the big news here is that we've streamlined the airflow in the S197 Mustang to the point that a computer re-flash isn't just an option, it's required!"

~HA

Those were the same instructions I got with my Steeda CAI in 2005, and it gave me 5 years of trouble-free operation until I went FI.

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Promlem Solve-able (Thanks)

Thanks to all who posted and offered help. I just realize that the SCT for my 2005 was different and will not work for the 2007 GT. I have odered a new SCT that should be in the mail in a few days. $379.00 later. Fact: 4 years in Iraq and you begin to loose a sense of "the little things" and those are what count. Attention to Detail. Thanks to all who replied.
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Thanks for your service.

Hope this fixes your problem.
Did you order the new tuner from American Muscle. They seem to have taken over the email and mail order tune business. What until you feel the difference that intake makes with a solid tune. The intake and a Brenspeed tune got me to 13.4 @105.

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