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  1. Occasional Starting Issue (Need Help)

    4.6L Tech
    Good people, I need some help as I am not as wire savvy as I would like to be. 97 Mustang GT 4.6 SOHC It will start/run strong as long as it wants, it could be a day or it could be 3 months. Every now and then, when I put the key in and turn the power on I won't even get dash lights or I will...
  2. Both terminals of coil hot without key in ignition

    Classic Tech
    Hey guys, I have a bit of an electrical problem going on. I have a 68 mustang, and it's been in the garage for the winter. I went to start it the other day and it will crank over but it wouldn't start. So I did the basics, and wasn't getting any spark to the plugs. So I have a ton of new parts...
  3. When I have spark, I have no fuel, when I have fuel, I have no spark.

    5.0L Tech
    I'm seriously considering pushing this car into a river. I started a project to remove the electrical gremlins from my 1993 LX hatchback. I had spark, but could not get my fuel pump to prime; however, if I hit the fuel pump relay the pump would turn on(did this with 4 different relays, don't...
  4. Engine Turns off after Starting

    Classic Tech
    Hello, I have a 1968 Mustang with a six cylinder engine. Recently there has been work done on my engine to correct idle and timing. The engine is running well and better compared to the last couple of years. Everything was running fine until two weeks ago when I went to get gas and I tried...
  5. EFI 5.0 need Help wiring EEC/Fuel Pump Relays

    Classic Tech
    So I've wired up the relays and i'm trying to start my car which is a 1966 mustang with a 5.0/T-5 from a 1991 mustang. The fuel pump kicks on fine when I ground the wire at the EEC Test Connector. But when I switch the ignition to run the relays don't seem to turn on. I have the switched 12v...
  6. 1966 Mustang Ignition Starts in "RUN"

    Classic Tech
    I wired up my ignition based off of the pictures attached and it cranks in run instead of start. I got the red/blue wire from the ignition going to starter side of solenoid, yellow wire from ignition going to battery side of solenoid, then the red/green wire going to small post of the solenoid...
  7. Fuel, spark, no starting and fouled plugs. '68 Mustang 302

    Classic Tech
    Hey guys was hoping to get some help on an issue I'm having. And this forum has done wonders for me in the past. Hopefully I get that lucky again. I have a'68 Mustang with a rebuilt bored '73 302. I only get to go work on it a couple of days a week. I had just finished putting all brand new...
  8. 2001 Ford Mustang v6 stalling when coasting or sometimes braking

    V6 Tech
    I received a 2001 Ford Mustang v6 with true dual exhaust (sounds nice ;D) in a trade about a week ago but recently have had some trouble with it stalling....first noticed it the other day when I was leaving my house to go to the court house to get the title officially in my name, stopped by the...
  9. Car wont turn on , maybe computer problem?

    2.3L Tech
    Hey guys, I have a 88 mustang foxbody I'm restoring and have an issue with my starting of the car. So the car will be complete off with keys in my hand and still seemingly drawing unusual levels power from the battery, which kills the battery. But before the battery is dead, if the battery is...
  10. Puzzling Engine Wiring Issue

    Classic Tech
    Calling all gurus. I have just finished up putting a 302 in my coupe and I'm having an issue starting it. The current situation is that when I turn the key to start all it will do is turn over and over and backfire through the carb. I already fixed an earlier ground issue, I am positive that...
  11. key stuck in ignition

    4.6L Tech
    my key is stuck in the ignition. the wheel is not locked, the car is in park, and the key will not turn to unlock, its a 96 gt. it also will not turn forward to start anymore. I have tried replacing the cylinder and that did not work. I think it has to do with the column but I'm not sure. any...
  12. 1965 Coupe 289. No Power

    Classic Tech
    Good Morning, I know upfront this is a difficult question to answer from a Computer, but I am putting the interior back together from the Paint and I have No Power to anything? No Ignition, No lights, No spark when I hook the Positive cable up. It is like there is no battery ( which I charged...
  13. New guy with recent 4.2L swap, what

    V6 Tech
    Hey guys, first post. I recently swapped for the 4.2 engine and have been trying to resolve a pinging issue on hard accelerations. Ive been searching all over the net for the specific degree the spark in the regular 3.8 ignites Before top dead center, so i can figure out how much to retard the...
  14. Hit potholes, 1998 GT v6 3.8 Cranks, no start

    V6 Tech
    so i hit a REALLY rough patch of road, pretty much a strip of potholes. my 1998 mustang gt convertible v6 3.8ltr immedieatly died and now will not start. it will crank, but not turn over and run, and i have power (lights locks windows ect, all working fine) Ive checked the emergency inirtia...
  15. loud 'clattering' noise when accelerating hard

    Classic Tech
    I have a 1967 mustang with an A code 289 4 barrel. I'm running an Edelbrock 600cfm, mild cam, MSD 6AL, stock distributor with points. It runs great, but when I accelerate hard, it makes a lot of 'clattering' noises under the hood. Sounds like detonation on steroids. If I accelerate normally...
  16. 2002 GT - Key Won't Turn

    4.6L Tech
    We have a 2002 GT 4.6L Manual with 65,000 miles. The Mustang was parked inside for most of the summer and not driven. We were going to start the car today and my dad put the battery charger on it and the battery didn't seem to take much charge. We then put the key in it and the key does not...
  17. Ignition won't turn on car, but lights go on

    Classic Tech
    I recently had a 1968 Mustang restored for my son. Before I took it to the body shop, the car started right up. Now that the body shop finished with it and changed out some belts and stuff under the hood, the ignition won't turn the car on. The starter and solenoid were both replaced because the...
  18. 88 Mustang died have no spark can anyone help?

    5.0L Tech
    Hey guys my 88 5.0 died on me on my way home from work pushed in to a parking lot and messed around with it and there's no spark. I changed a bunch parts that I had spares for I changed the coil ,distributer ,the module on the distributer ,throttle post sensor ,iac sensor, coil wire to...
  19. Good ignition control module brand?

    5.0L Tech
    Hi, I have been having some timing issues with my 1992 5.0. I am pretty convinced its my ignition control module. The engine will have timing advanced to nearly 35* at idle with the SPOUT plugged in. I will do some more diagnostics before I confirm its the ICM, but I want to start looking at a...
  20. 1968 Mustang 289 cycling rpm while idling

    Classic Tech
    The timing is bang on 6 degrees TDC. The 2 barrel carb was rebuilt and seems to be working fine. The ignition system is using a dual-diaphragm distributor including a distributor vacuum control valve which also seem to be working fine. The intake manifold has vacuum connection the other is...
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