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Old April 4th, 2011, 08:37 PM   #1
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had a weird issue with the mustang today , 95 5.0 gt auto , driving to work today and the car down shifted then went back into over drive ( while coasting at about 45mph , car did it once or twice and i didnt think anything of it , then it did it like 3 or 4 times and the car died , went to start it again and it had a slow crank , got it jumpped and it fired right up , . , any ideas whats wrong ? maybe trans speed sensor or alternator took a dump ? ....... its weird because it was like the trans was surging then the car just died , it did fire right back up thow and i finished driving it to work ( still at work ) so we will see if i make it home lol
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if its an eletric overdrive low voltage could cause it to down shift..slow crank would say battery which would point to alernator.....did the low voltage(amps) light come on?
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if its an eletric overdrive low voltage could cause it to down shift..slow crank would say battery which would point to alernator.....did the low voltage(amps) light come on?
i didnt notice any lights pop on , the cel light did pop on thow once the car died ,., also not sure if this means anything but my cars geared , 3.73 , but while driving about 70mph ( about 55 acutal mph ) the engine rpm is at 1k wich seems like it should be higher seeing how its geared , im thinking alternator myself , sounds like the battery was getting low and causing sensors to freak out
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guy i got the car off of said there was a stahl converter in it 1800-2400 or somthing like that , but the car doesnt drive like theres a stahl , throw it in drive and go is how she drives , maybe there is a stahl and its just messed up ?
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well i got out of work at 2am and she fired right up and made it about 10mins then died again , ( it cranked over like normal but it just wouldnt fire ) the second my girlfriend got there and i hooped up the jumper cables it fired right up and made it the rest of the way home ( about 5 mins ) , im thinking alternator is toast and i got lucky and the battery had just enuff juice to make it as far as it did . any other ideas ?
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I take a close look at all of your major grounds, clean them if necessary (including battery terminals). then get your alternator tested, and inspect the plug for the alternator for corrosion.
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got another issue with the mustang , im having a hard time getting it timed so for now its timed by ear , but ive replaced the alternator , distributor , ignition coil , plugs ( doing wires today ) just did the starter and did a fuel filter today ,., ok so i know theres still a mis ( hoping it goes away with new wires ) but something i noticed is while at a stop and if i turn the wheel the engine idle goes way down then stalls , it fires back up thow , could this be because of the engine mis or the timing still being off ? any ideas ?
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Could be cylinder contribution issue... It is hard to daignose any other drivability issue with a known misfire. I'd square that miss away and get your timing set, if it is still acting up check the IAC valve. It is bolted to the side of the throttle body IIRC. Those SOBs can give you stalling issues and/or hard starting concerns.
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You can't time an engine by ear. Pull the spout, set the base timing, put spout back in.

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You can't time an engine by ear. Pull the spout, set the base timing, put spout back in.

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well i should have said timed by actually driving it and seeing how it feels , its deffinatly in the right area thow , i got rid of the mis ( ended up being the wires ) ... i cant get a timing light close enuff to the timing marker ( the little peice of metal by the balancer ) so i cant actually time it ( the alternator and belt and everything else is in the way )
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