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  1. 1988 Mustang won't start

    5.0L Tech
    I have replaced the fuel pump, fuel sending unit, the fuel injectors, the gas tank (Old one was badly rusted), the ignition switch, and the car only turns over. I have not yet checked for spark. The car had been sitting for approximately eight years. The car was running at the time when it was...
  2. New clutch kit installed. feels like clutch not 100% engaging

    5.0L Tech
    Hey how's it going . I replaced my clutch about 2 weeks ago . And ever since I picked up the car it hasn't felt the same power wise. It just doesn't accelerate as hard as it use to. And after I put about 300 miles on I decided to do a quick run through the gears . When I did that I smelled...
  3. 1988 ascmclaren (mustang Lx) help with code 41 but passed smog

    5.0L Tech
    Hello i just bought a 1988 ascmclaren aka a mustang lx when I test drove it it drove great and when it was smoged it passed all the readings were at or below median levels except for the 25 mpg NO level was barely under pass. Then I noticed after driving for about 25 minutes it threw a check...
  4. 1988 Mustang GT charging issues.

    5.0L Tech
    Hi I have an 88 mustang gt convertible 5.0 5 speed that has recently encountered a charging issue. I have put a brand new alternator and battery in and tested both. I have traced as much wiring as I could and saw no issues. When I start the car and take it off the battery charger the volt meter...
  5. 1988 coupe not sending signal to speedometer?

    5.0L Tech
    I'm having problems with my speedometer. It worked when I drove the car to calibrate it, but hasn't moved from 0 mph since. It utilizes a hall effect 3 wire sender instead of a cable. Tested the sender by hand, pulses just fine. Reconnected to the harness without putting it in the trans and...
  6. 2.3l turbo motor build

    Introductions
    I just got an 88 mustang with a 2.3l turbo it is not a SVO. I want to get about 300 to 350hp out of it. Planning on putting on a lil bigger turbo, front mount i/c, injectors, and getting a tune. What else could get me closer to the hp I am looking for? Also read that may need to bore the head is...
  7. 1988 mustang gt doesnt feel fast or smooth while running through gears.

    5.0L Tech
    i just bought a 1988 mustang gt hatchback and it feels strong and has alot of torque.i think the engine is pretty strong and all but when i get on it, it seems like it cuts out for a split second and then pulls. its weird because it doesnt sound like its cutting out, it just doesnt seem to...
  8. 1988 lincoln town car 5.0 efi help.

    5.0L Tech
    Hi my name is Roy I'm from Houston tx and I'm restoring a 1988 Lincoln town car with a 5.0 efi, just trying to restore something different from anybody, car is looking great Ive spend over 20,000 dollars in the car, but now I have come down to the motor, I really want to keep the same 5.0efi but...
  9. Value of '88 GT, Built....

    5.0L Talk
    I'm fairly new to the mustang world, owned a few in my life, but never been an "enthusiast", but this one might just be the one that changes that. I just traded my Jeep for her, and shes a beauty. However, I don't know a whole lot about mustangs in general, just have knowledge of cars. I...
  10. 87-88 to 89-93 5.0 differances

    5.0L Tech
    What are the differences between the 87/88 mustangs and 89/93 besides the MAF (I know ca cars had MAF in 88) I recently bought an 88 GT hatch and I have a Haynes repair book for 89-93 can I use that info in the book for my 88? it is a factory MAF car
  11. 1988 302 pistons and rods in 1971 block?

    Classic Tech
    So i have these 1988 pistons around will they work in my 1971 block? are the journals from the rods to the crank the same? they seem so.. and the original pistons for the block were 030 these are also 030.. i think they will work, just making sure.
  12. 8.8 Rear End Swap into a 1988 2.3L Mustang

    2.3L Tech
    Hey everyone, I'm planning on taking on a huge project of swapping my '88 2.3L mustang to a 5.0 and I need some advice on a rear end swap. I've got a friend who will sell me a rear end out of his parts car that is a '90 GT and I want to know what all I will need before I start the swap. I'm...
  13. I have a 1988 Mustang LX

    Introductions
    I'm a new member & I have a 1988 Mustang LX, I was wondering does anybody know of someone that does leather interior instalation:?: Thanks, Dillon
  14. 1988 Mustang Gt Convertible seems like it should have more power than this

    5.0L Tech
    I bought a 1988 mustang gt convertible and it seems like it is putting out only 75 % of the torque. I remember gt's pulling me back in the seat when accelerated and mine just seems to fall short of the g force. When i spin tires from a take off, i can fully spin 1st then after shifting into 2nd...
  15. 1988 5.0 Spark/ignition help

    5.0L Tech
    Hey this is my first post on here but I figured this would be the place to go for help... Anyways, I recently just purchased a 1994 Ford Ranger with a 1988 Mustang 5.0 in it. Its pretty clean but I cannot get it to spark. Ive tried everything i can imagine to get it to work but it still wont. It...
  16. Rear seatbelt conversion on 1988 GT Mustang Convertible

    5.0L Tech
    I have a 1988 Mustang GT convertible. The rear seat has the lap seat belts only. I would like to retrofit standard (shoulder and lap) seat belts for the back seat. Any recommendations on how to do this or if there's a retrofit kit I can purchase to accomplish what I want? Any help would be...
  17. Speedometer Gear Problem 1988 5.0

    5.0L Tech
    Ok... so my friend has changed his 1988 5.0 from an automatic to a stick shift. There's a leak of transmission fluid coming up into the gear shifter and pretty much in other spots. One thing he's having problems with is finding out what size little plastic speedometer gear piece to get to fit...
  18. 1988 mustang gt runs terrible when heated up

    5.0L Tech
    Hey guys, I have a 1988 mustang GT and it runs great and strong up until heats up all the way then it feels powerless and sounds powerless, It is basically stock just BBK long tube headers, No cats, BBK shorty H pipe and flowmaster exhaust. It is still a MAP car, could it be bad o2 senors? thanks
  19. 1988 Mustang GT Blinker problem

    5.0L Tech
    So a week ago my blinkers stopped working. They would both just stay solid inside and outside. I did some research and found out it was probably the flasher unit. So i replaced the flasher unit and the blinkers work but they blink extremely fast and kind of eratically. I have no idea whats...
  20. 1988 Mustang GT with blown freeze plug?

    5.0L Tech
    Im looking to buy a 88 GT i found for a good price so im a little pressed for time, i know this was probably touched on somewhere but couldnt find it quickly so figured id ask for a little guidance directly the fox is in good shape runs, new radiator, good interior but it has a rubber freeze...
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