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1982 Ford Mustang 5.0L and Barckets VIN: 1FABP12H8C
Thanks for your interest and help. First of all this has a 351W not a 5.0 (I had to an engine for the post) I needed help with pulleys and brackets. I want to run a serpentine belt system and need any information on which vehicle to pull from to get the bracke...
1992 Ford Escort GT 1.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FAPP1282N
This one will be real simple i am sure, car starts runs kind of rich when cold if you snap throttle it hesitates and stumbles after warm it seems ok for a short while like less than a mile, then if you let off of throttle and step back on it, light or heavy it...
1996 Ford Mustang 4.6L Mechanical
This Mustang Cobra came in with a rapping noise.I have a broken exhaust valve spring on #1 cyl.The valve is stuck and doesn't move in the head.My question...Is the head garbage now and is there a chance the connecting rod is bent now.Heads are discontinued fro...
2003 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L rear panel VIN: 1FAFP42X63
This is probably a shot in the dark but here goes...Our customer brought this car in for what seemed like a rear suspenion noise complaint but when on further inspection it feels like a body noise. We placed the vehicle on our drive-on lift and when the body i...

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1994 Ford Mustang 3.8L Stall VIN: 1FALP4089R
i received only three replies on this one so it appears there is no pattern failure. i found no problem with the egr or the ignition switch. still could not get the car to stall while we had it in the shop . we cycled the inertia switch and changed the fuel pu...
2002 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L MIL Lamp on, vacuum leak(?) VIN: 1MEFM55S42
Thanks to all who replied but Ben from MN had it correct that it was in the air cleaner assy. I looked again this morning and rechecked all the work done right before I got it and found that the previous shop had installed an incorrect or really cheap air clea... Trouble codes: P0172 (rich bank 1), P0175.
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