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  • Topic: 82 stang problems
  • Started by Stang82 Jan 26, 2008 at 2:53 pm
  • Last post by JerryandMary Mar 14, 2008 at 10:07 pm
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  1. #1 Jan 26, 2008 at 2:53 pm

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    Alright, where to start..
    Owned my mustang for about 6 months now, always ran good, no problems.
    (I'm slightly car illiterate so bear with me)
    Last weekend I was driving down a hill and my lights dimmed out, couldn't see the dash and headlights were barely visible. Then it shut off. Drove off to the side of the road and sat there for about 5 minutes, then tried starting it again. Battery was almost dead but it managed to hardly sputter to life. Let it idle for afew minutes and then took off, the entire 3 mile drive back home the car was shaking and sounded like it wasent getting fuel. (Again, an assumption from a guy with no mechanical experience) Got it home and turned it off, ran jumper cables and let it charge up. The car started up afew times but everytime I let go of the gas pedal it died off. Choking the entire time it was running. Let it sit for the night, said forget it. Next morning I went back out there and tried again, battery had enough umph but it wouldnt start, just kept turning over, could hear it firing and attempting to start, but it wouldnt.
    Neighbors a mechanic and he suggested the following:
    1. Change alternator
    2. Change Regulator
    3. replace fuel filter attatched to the carbeurator
    4. replace roter and cap
    5. replace spark plug wires and plugs
    6. replace battery
    7. Made some slight adjustments to the choke, fuel/air, and checked vacuum hoses

    All of this has been done, and the last thing I tried was the spark plugs which worked. The car starts up again! BUT...
    I can get it to idle, and let it idle last night for about 15 minutes, car was warmed up and figured hey, I'll go see if I can go around the block, sounds like it running smooth. So I got in, took off the E brake, put it in reverse and as soon as I touched the pedal it shut off.
    Started it back up numerous times, each time you touch the gas pedal it dies off instantly.

    Now I'm clueless, any help?


  2. #2 Mar 13, 2008 at 2:05 pm

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    sounds like to much choke. too much fuel not enough spark = dead engine.


  3. #3 Mar 14, 2008 at 10:07 pm

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    Sounds like a headache. I would suggest the following easy tests first if they have not been done. First run the car as is for a few minutes until it really starts running poorly, then, hook up a jumper and see if it runs better. It does sound like an electrical problem by what you have described. Also another simple test: start the car while it is running disconnect the neg battery cable from the battery and see if it will run off the alternator. Have you charged the battery? This is all I can think of from what you have said.
    Good luck,


    Jerry and Mary Lancaster, Calif.

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