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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-09-2011 Thread Starter
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1995 Mustang V6 hard to start and dies when put in gear

I'm having a problem guys, first off, the car is hard to start. secondly, if I put the car in reverse or drive it stalls out. After the car has been running and warmed up it will stay running in gear but it sounds like it wants to diesel out and die. I just bought a fuel filter, replacing it tomorrow, although I do not think thats that issue as I've replaced the filter not even a year ago May or June maybe.

I'm hoping someone here with more experience than me can give me a little insight.

I've also noticed that the car has no power at all when taking off, not like it used to. all of this arose after seafoaming the car back in november. it ran fine at first but seems to be getting worse.


simply put, please help! lol

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Sounds like an EGR valve or DPFE sensor. get that checked out first...


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Funny you say that, because just recently the car threw a code noting the dpfe sensor had low voltage. I just changed the spark plugs (Bosch Platinum +2) and Wires (they had lifetime warranty on them)


Although the car runs better it still bogs down when in gear.

I was planning on changing out the dpfe sensor when I get some money rolling in. I just cannot afford it at the moment, I just spent $32 on the damn spark plugs alone.

thanks for the info though.
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No problem I had a similar issue last year, so your symptoms seemed familiar. i tested the egr for vacuum first and it was perfect, next i tested the dpfe and it gave me a low voltage reading. Just ordered a new one and installed (so easy) and no more problem :yelpleased:

A sudden unexplicable loss of power has in my experience almost always had something to do with an emission component failing...

For more info! (its a ford focus forum but still same component)

DPFE Sensor and EGR Information - Focus Hacks

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A sudden unexplicable loss of power has in my experience almost always had something to do with an emission component failing...
We have 95 octane here !

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