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  1. 280K - what would you do?

    5.0L Tech
    My pretty-much daily driver 1989 5.0L LX pony just turned over 280,000 miles. Engine, transmission, clutch - all original, never had any issues. The car just goes, mile after mile. I've been thinking it's not going to last forever and wondering- should I just keep driving it until something...
  2. 1989 2.3L Loss of reverse after valvebody overhaul

    2.3L Tech
    Hello, I have a 1989 mustang (A4LD transmission) that i just overhauled the valvebody on, When I put it back together and filled it with the right ammount of fluid, etc, nothing i can do will make it shift into reverse. The engine will rev up a little bit like its about to drop into reverse but...
  3. oil pump?

    5.0L Tech
    I have a 1989 gt. I was out of town for a while so when I came back I did a tune up on the car. Chnaged wires spark plugs. Fuel filter . U know the usual. And when I started it it didnt sound good. It started up fine but its making a hissing sound like air leaking and also sounds like a metal...
  4. 1989 power steering pressure hose issues

    5.0L Tech
    Hi my name is Ty I am a high school student working on my first car my 1989 GT. I know the basics to cars but not everything. About a month ago my power steering pressure hose split. so I went to auto zone and ordered myself a new 1989 power steering pressure hose. The top side of the hose fit...
  5. 1989 Mustang intermittent turn signal-> ignition module

    5.0L Tech
    I was wondering if anyone else out there had this happen to them. Back in April 2001, when my 1989 LX 5.0 Mustang had 158K miles on it, the turn signal quit working but it was intermittent. I’d replace the flasher. It would be OK for a while, then it would quit working again. I started having...
  6. 1989 Mustang Clutch noise

    5.0L Tech
    I'm having a hard time pinpointing what these noises are. Any help is appreciated. The car: 1989 Mustang LX Mild NA 331 T-5, RAM Performance Clutch, Summit clutch cable and aluminum quadrant The noise: 1) Constant rhythmic clicking (think playing cards in bicycle wheel spokes, but louder) when...
  7. Mustang not turning on after drain battery and no lights power anywhere.

    5.0L Tech
    I drove my 1989 mustang gt to work that morning with no problems, got off then i parked it a few mins later went out try to crank it and it was turning over but i guess i left something on cause i don't have it setup where the alternator will charge the battery when running but i drain the...
  8. Compatiblity for parts on a 1989 Mustang LX Coupe???

    5.0L Tech
    Hey guys, I just had a quick question... Does anyone happen to know all of the years that are compatible to the parts on a 1989 Mustang? Meaning, is it... 1987-1992 or 1987-1989, etc. I have a friend who has a later model Mustang and I have some extra parts, and need to know what other year...
  9. I am looking for a 1989 Mustang GT Body Kit?

    5.0L Talk
    I am purchasing a 1989 LX 5.0 when i get home from Azerbaijan. I am wanting to by a GT body kit for the notch-back. I am having no luck trying to find any on the net.. Could someone give me a good reference? :bigthumbsup
  10. Changed Motor Now not running right

    5.0L Tech
    Start off give you some info on the car it's a 1989 ford mustang started as a 2.3 and swap it for a 5.0 connecting rod bolt broke and cracked the block got a used engine out of a 97 explorer with gt40p heads fake cobra intake some upgrades from the 5.0 stock checked the crankshaft end play...
  11. Help connecting E-Brake on rear disc foxbody?

    5.0L Tech
    I just bought a 1989 Mustang LX a couple weeks ago. It has 4 wheel disc brakes and a 5 lug conversion. The e-brake is not hooked up and it's designed for rear drum brakes. I'm not familiar with the workings of it but this leads me to believe it needs an adapter of some sort. I'd like to get...
  12. Finally, I got a 1989 Mustang LX

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    Hey guys, I wanted a good RWD car and I didn't have to look any further than this foxbody I bought. I'm still waiting on some new tires I ordered for the rear as they were bald when I bought it. Hopefully this forum will be able to help me out when I have questions on my car since I've never...
  13. 302 Rebuild Vs. Buying a new engine

    5.0L Tech
    I have an 89 lx 5.0 with 190K miles on the engine and was wondering the pros and cons of just rebuilding my engine vs buying a new one.
  14. Anyone got a b303 cam laying around not in use?

    5.0L Tech
    whats up everyone I recently picked up a 5.0 longblock out of a 89 fox that has a spun rod bearing for $50 and I was looking at the cam that was in it again and I thought it was stock because I didnt notice that it has b303 amongst other markings stamped on the end opposite of the distributor...
  15. 1989 MUSTANG Not Starting

    5.0L Tech
    I need help with this issue and I am getting very frustrated (almost enough to give up and buy a chevy, lol). For 2 weeks now, I been trying to get my 1989 Mustang to crank after the head installation and rocker arm adjustment. The fuel pump runs constantly and the engine turns over but does not...
  16. 1989 Mustang LX Coupe 2.3L 5 Speed ECU COMPUTER PROBLEMS... PLEASE HELP!!

    AllFordMustangs.com Site Problem and Bug Reports
    Hey Guys, I have a bit of a problem with my '89 Mustang 2.3L 5 Speed. A while back I had some issues with it not starting after I let it sit for over 6 months. I tried everything, replaced almost everything, and what it came down to was when I replaced the ECU computer at the front passenger...
  17. Automatic to Manual conversion

    5.0L Talk
    I have been thumbing the idea to convert my 1989 5.0 from an automatic to a manual. Im looking for how much, how hard, and is it worth it
  18. 5.0 intake for SMOG. Ca DMV is the best isn't it.

    5.0L Tech
    I have a 1989 GT which I recently bought with a bbk intake already installed. Unfortunately it did not come with the CARB sticker or any paperwork for California smog. I have been trying to locate a stock intake to make it cheap and easy but I should know better than that by now. Does anybody...
  19. 2.3 1989 mustang convertible lx idles high. Suggestions?

    2.3L Talk
    hello forum, this is my first post about my car. i recently acquired a 2.3L 1989 mustang convertible lx. this car had been sitting in my aunts driveway for over 6 years without ever being started. my uncle gave it to me as a birthday present so i took it to a shop and $1000 later it was running...
  20. 1989 Mustang Steering Column

    5.0L Tech
    Hey guys. I've got an issue with my blinkers, reverse lights, blower motor, some dash lights, and who knows what else on my 1989 mustang GT Hatch. The issue is probably not what you think it is.....as these things all work.....but In my steering column, on the underside, there's a large...
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