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The range switch doesn't think the car is in park. On Fords theres an adjustable cable if you look on the driver side of the transmission there will be lever with a cable attached. Sometimes the clip on the cable fails. if the cable is OK pull the lever all the way into park and it should start. If it doesn't you probably need a new range switch.


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This question and answer from @BobCross is very illuminating and may help you in your decision making process. Have a look.


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tl;dr: I can't find any evidence that removing the catalytic converters on this model will improve the car. It will definitely confuse the ECU (and obviously pollute more). I've looked hard for any dyno sheets that show any concrete evidence that cat delete alone will add power. Removing the cats is something that I would almost never recommend outside of ...


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Do a load test on the battery. You will need a multimeter or voltmeter and a fully charged battery. Connect the meter leads to the battery posts (positive with positive and negative with negative). Put the meter where you can see while starting the car (on the windshield laying down works). Make note of how many volts does the meter read with the car OFF. ...


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Tl;dr: it might be better for noise, vibration and harshness than for handling. Once upon a time, I had a Fox body mustang. I remembered it being chock full of rattles and squeaks. It was definitely a source of sideways looks from the WifeUnit back in the we have no money days. After doing a little research, it appears that the greatest measurable ...


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You could try a flexible epoxy or something like a cloth/heavy-duty repair tape: http://www.gorillatough.com/gorilla-clear-repair or https://www.mcnett.com/gearaid/tenacious-tape#10691


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In a generic sense, yes, you can remove the lifters without removing the heads or engine from the vehicle. I'm assuming your engine is the 3.8L V6. There were two other engines available, the 4.6L V8 and 5.4L V8. Both of these are overhead cam engines which used rocker on lifter arrangements. I'll assume you don't have these because most owners of these ...


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Your description sounds very much like the battery is totally dead and needs replacing. When you jump lead a car, you are replacing the installed battery with the one from the other car for starting the engine. Once the engine is running, all the cars electrical functions will be running from electricity generated by the alternator. At this point, a ...


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You may want to think about getting it fixed vs. ignoring it. In this case, the problem is more than likely in the solenoid which directs air from the pump to the cat. Depending on the exact malfunction, you could be seeing decreased fuel mileage and also damaging your catalytic convertor. There are some reasonable tests which were written up on OBD-Codes....


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I have the following information from a good source (done many swaps himself): He believes the '68 Mustang came stock with the 302, so the front suspension should be just fine. When he did swaps before on the earlier Mustangs, they would drop the v8 in and never think twice about changing the front end stuff. You can get heavier duty suspension/steering ...


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Based on the codes, I'd say race fever's spot on: P0300 - Random/Multiple Cylinder Misfire Detected P0116 - Engine Coolant Temperature (ECT) Circuit Range/Performance Problem P0304 - Cylinder #4 Misfire Detected P0174 - System Too Lean (Bank 2) Explanation I believe what's happening is the coolant temperature sensor is giving no ...


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I believe you have a bad Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor (ECT in Ford nomenclature). The code P0116,the smell of gas, and the rough idle are all symptoms of a bad ECT. Its Ford's part number F5AF-12A648-AA. Get the OEM part. Its about $25. Be careful replacing it because your car has a plastic intake manifold that tends to break.


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Check the transmission mount, which is at the rear of the transmission (where the drive line yoke attaches to output shaft). Often times if you've gotten on the accelerator a little bit and do some hard shifting you can easily break the mount (or more likely after several times of doing this it will start splitting then finally give up and break). This is a ...


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Possible, but generally air intake and vacuum leaks will often set an error code in the OnBoardDiagnostics (OBDII) system. We're assuming you've read the codes and came up with no faults. If you've not tested codes yet, do that first. Tell us what you found. On many cars like this, there are no error codes set for ignition wiring faults, or spark plug ...


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With the hunting idle and the car going 30-35 mph without touching the gas pedal, it looks like a classic case of unmetered air making its way to the intake manifold. One way to confirm this is the problem is to hook the car up to a scan tool and confirm positive long term fuel trim (LTFT) values; with the given symptoms I expect the values to be relatively ...


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Bryan, I must admit I'm very confused by the way you are asking your question. (1) I think you are saying that your car's air conditioning works well when the outside air temperature is at 78°F, but it doesn't work when the outside air temperature is 100°F. But its also possible that you are saying... (2) My car's air conditioning works well when I ...


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Engine control systems on most common vehicles do not have sensors of any type in each cylinder. This means that engine computer does not have the information to pass on to the software you seek. Some info can be deduced from the available sensor data. Misfire is required by regulation to be reported per cylinder, although it is not required in all ...


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The catalytic converter is there to make your exhaust cleaner. It does nothing critical to the proper running of the engine itself. If you remove it, all that will happen is that you'll get dirtier exhaust and an error code P0420 (Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold (Bank 1)), which is to be expected because the "catalyst system" has been removed. ...


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Is the field coil connection connected? If not the alternator will not produce any output at all. The field coil supplies the magnetic field needed to induce current in the alternator coil winding. There are 2 connections on a alternator. B+ Output of regulator Field Field coil connection The ground is the casing of the alternator. The plug ...


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According to this website, the torque capacity of the 4R70W is 700 lb-ft ... looks like Ford didn't skimp like Chevrolet did with their 4L60e, lol (about 400 lb-ft capacity). You should not have an issue with the transmission unless the transmission already has an issue. $2000 rebuild budget is what I'd consider a budget rebuild budget. You really aren't ...


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The white smoke coming from your exhaust may indicate that you have water leaking from your coolant system through the head gasket into the combustion chamber. The water will be burnt with the fuel causing vapour coming from your exhaust. As for the oil leak perhaps it may not be coming from the exhaust and may be coming from the rocker cover gasket or ...


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Do the clock and radio come back on again after the car has started? If they do then I would be inclined to look at the battery and the connections. Is there any build up on the terminals? Have you tried starting the car with the headlights on and see if they dim as well?


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1" is a decent drop and it will depend on what else you are changing. If you're just using springs to lower the vehicle, then you'll probably have issues with bumps and your struts going out faster or even banging loudly as they bottom out. If you're going to do that, then you should consider going with struts designed for lowered vehicles or find a set of ...


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A few points worth mentioning when checking oil level: Never rely on the first reading, especially when the engine has just been run Always take out the dipstick and wipe it clean with a rag before reinserting the dipstick to check the level. Never take readings with the engine running The dipstick level markings are supposed to be used with the engine ...


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Many dip sticks will have lines on one side for cold and the other for hot, and occasionally both will be on the same side. If the different marks are not available, refer to owners' manual for the temperature being indicated. Regardless, check your oil with the engine off. When the engine is running, oil fills galleys, pumps, etc. and is moving around in ...


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NEVER use anti-seize on spark plugs. Anti-seize has a metal base to it and not used sparingly, can short the electrode and cause a misfire. Also, if you have any questions, look up specs on all spark plug manufacturers about using anti-seize. ALL say not to in their spec sheets. Google "Should I use anti seize on spark plugs" and you will get your answer. I ...


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In '65, only Mustang GT's and Mustangs equipped with the Deluxe(a/k/a Pony) Interior had an actual ammeter, as opposed to an idiot light. This was an induction-loop ammeter, not the shunt-type ammeter that was used in '66 models and beyond. The hookup is as follows... A BLACK/YELLOW wire runs from the Alternator, through a 3-wire pigtail, under the radiator ...


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It's behind the glove compartment to the right there is a black box 2screws take the screws off the black box. Pull it out and there's another small black box its the wiper control mod. That's your problem



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