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The Mustang is an American automobile manufactured by Ford, which has been in continuous production since march 1964.

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Estimate for head removal / reinstall

In changing the spark plugs in my 2000 Ford Mustang GT (4.6L), I sheared one of them (number 3) The ceramic is totally removed, as is the hex nut. The threaded portion as well as the ground electrode ...
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Head gasket sealer or head gasket replace

So, I posted here and ultimately decided the mechanic was lying to me. It turns out I was wrong. Overheating at idle - mechanic says head gasket The immediate overheating issue WAS due to the broken ...
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Does an Engine Strut Bar have any effect on performance?

I just bought a 1988 foxbody and I'm currently working on restoring it and then maybe in the future do some engine improvements. I've had many people tell me to avoid this, as my car isn't going to ...
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Battery and Alternator Pass Test - 2003 Mustang GT

I have a 2003 Ford Mustang GT, I had the battery tested and it will take a jump and start up so naturally I am thinking the alternator is bad. I take the alternator out and have it tested 3 times and ...
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02 Mustang GT 4.6

I was on my way to work and car started to run rough stumble and check engine light started to flash. Immediately turned around limped home about 3 miles. Changed plugs and swapped some old coils ...
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Diode selection or “Engine Running Only” electrical source on 1965 Mustang?

I am working with a 1965 mustang and have added heated seats. The seat heater wiring does not have a latching circuit and is controlled by a SPDT Hi/off/Low switch. In an effort to only allow the ...
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Can you run an engine with an acorn shell in one of the cylinders?

While I was taking apart a 2003 3.8L Ford Mustang that I recently bought, one of the many small acorn shells I found on the engine fell into a cylinder through the intake port (red arrow in the photo)....
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1998 V6 Mustang -20+ LTFT on both banks

I just finished doing a bunch of work on my Mustang (replaced all gaskets down to head gaskets on engine, had the heads milled and a valve job done, replaced all the fuel injectors, new fuel injector, ...
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1968 Mustang 200: Vibration when accelerating

I have a 68 Mustang 200 CID automatic I have a vibration that I feel in the floor pan, that is only felt while under power. I looked under the car and found nothing loose. Any ideas what could be ...
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Car leaks oil when driving, Oil from exhaust pipe

Car leaks oil when driving not while parked. The bottom of the vehicle is covered with oil and there's white smoke coming from tail pipe when driving. It sat and there no oil puddle in garage but ...
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RTV gasket maker

I looked online on different websites for a gasket that I need. In taking off the oil filter adapter on my 2003 Ford Mustang 3.8L V6, I found that the gasket that goes between the adapter and the ...
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Can I still use OEM steering wheel controls with an aftermarket head unit?

I own a 2014 Ford Mustang with Sync. Sync is pretty mediocre and can sometimes be frustrating. I'm interested in switching to an aftermarket head unit, not unlike this one: Parrot RNB6 I'd like to ...
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'65 Ford Mustang GT: Connecting the inductive loop ammeter

I'm currently running into trouble connecting the inductive loop ammeter that resides in the Mustang's gauge cluster. We already put the black wire (the one with the yellow stripe on it) through the ...
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Why does my 2016 Mustang GT Manual jolt/thud when I shift?

I just learned how to drive manual in my 2016 Mustang GT. It has 3300 miles on it. It makes a "thud" noise when I put the stick into low gears (1,2,3) sometimes. This noise makes the car jolt, such ...
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Audible clicking at high speeds - what could it be?

I just recently started hearing an audible clicking sound in my 2015 Ford Mustang Ecoboost. I only hear it in 3rd and 4th gear and only when I'm at about 3.5k rpm and higher. (I originally just ...
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1996 Mustang GT won't start with shifter in Park, but will start in Neutral

I just had this weird problem today. The engine will turn fine, but won't start with shifter in Park. Once started in Neutral the motor runs fine with no hesitations. Battery is strong. Any ideas?
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What are vehicle emission limitations in Bavaria? [closed]

I currently work in USA but I'm going to relocate to Münich, Bavaria. The thing is I want to transport my 2001 Ford Mustang to Germany. My only concern (other than costs of course) is that European ...
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Removing catalytic converters on a 2000 v6 Mustang?

I live in Oklahoma, so we don't have to get emissions checked. I have a 2000 v6 3.8l Mustang. I bought the car for $3500 at 70k miles (it was a really good) so I don't want to spend more money than I ...
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What causes my Mustang to buck when I let off the gas at a high RPM?

I have a 2007 Mustang GT, 4.6L V8 with a 5-speed manual transmission. This is the car I learned how to drive stick on, and the only other car I've ever driven with a manual is a 1963 pick-up truck... ...
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VIN Number Mismatch

I have a Ford Mustang, 2000. I just got this car, ran the CARFAX on the VIN displayed in the panel, got an identical history to what the car showed, even identical mileage. Got myself insured with ...
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Stripped header bolt hole. Can I repair w/o taking out the engine?

So I installed new headers onto my 95 mustang GT with a friend who "knew what he was doing" until he stripped one of my manifold bolt holes. I know I can either insert new threads or tap and dye it, ...
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Six to Eight Engine Swap 1968 Mustang, what parts are required

Swapping out a 200 cid L6 for a 302 V8. What parts are required to make the swap. I would like answers with reliable sources. I am finding mixed information on this topic. The engine mounting ...
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1998 Ford Mustang jerks badly on acceleration after I shift gears

When shifting my 5-speed from 1st to 2nd gear there's no problem, but when I go to press on the throttle after shifting I feel a jerk. I have adjusted the clutch cable after replacing the broken one. ...
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Mustang 95 hand brake and abs problem lights on

(Sorry for my lack of mechanical English experience) I just bought a 95 Mustang. When I made my first test drive all was well, except a problem with my disc brake (they aren't even) but this doesn't ...
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2006 Mustang GT: Left car for 1 week, no power when returning

I went on vacation for a week. The car was working fine before I left. I came back and there is no power. Can't turn on headlights or unlock/lock with remote, and the car gives a clicking sound when ...
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oil pan removal

anyone know how to take off the oil pan from a 2003 ford mustang 3.8l v6 engine? I took off all the bolts that hold the oil pan to the engine but it doesnt want to come off...I triple checked to make ...
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Reversed with handbreak on and manual transmission - how to diagnose problems if they arise?

I was nervous driving a borrowed manual transmission and, as I was parking, accidentally went over one of the rocks that line the sides of our driveway. The front wheels went over but the rock ...
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Idling problems on 2004 Ford Mustang 4.6L V8

Need some help. I recently bought an '04 Mustang but am having idling problems. I've looked up some things on the Web but they didn't do anything for me. I've clean the IAC and it helped some but not ...
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Convertible top vinyl small crack repair

So I have a 2012 convertible V6 Ford Mustang and there is a very small crack developing in a crease on my roof: I believe the top is made from Vinyl and I must confess that I've neglected it. The ...
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How can I unseize a transmission pan bolt?

All bolts were tight as hell. One last bolt I put everything I had on it, vice grips etc... [Vehicle: 1995 Ford Mustang, 6 cyl] This thing will not budge. Please help a brother out.Thanks
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A/C hose blowout while charging new system, do I need to add more oil?

I installed a brand new A/C system in my 91 Mustang (compressor, condenser, accumulator, and all hoses and fittings) and when I began charging it last night the high-pressure side hose from the ...
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Connecting rod bearing torque specs 2003 Ford Mustang

Anyone know any good websites to check for torque specs? I have looked on library.alldatapro and google, and I couldnt find it. Are there any reliable websites out there that anyone knows with car ...
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Noisy 4.6L Mustang engine

My 2010 Mustang GT 4.6L automatic with 97k miles on it has a noise coming from the drivers side valve cover. The noise sounds to me like all of the other typical cam phaser noises; a ticking sound ...
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How to get mold smell out of car - 07 Ford Mustang GT

This car sits under a cover for an unfortunate amount of time. It's a 2007 and only has 39,000 miles, if that's any indication. It probably only receives love during the summer and sporadically ...
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How to check 05 mustang quality of lights and sensors quality

Is there any way to have the sensors for dashboard lights and digital interface tested? The guys at Sears said they didn't like the sound of my car though the fluids were all fine. It's funny they low ...
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Motor clicking sound!

There are two strange sounds coming from my 2003 Ford V6 Mustang. One is a medium clicking sound that goes away every now and then and is not as loud as before my last oil change (with marvel ...
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2007 Mustang, Bad battery?

Does the appearance of corrosion point to a larger problem with the battery? There's neverbeen a corrosion issue before this and now, it's ridiculous. Could this point to the necessity to replace the ...
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Air conditioning only makes cold air at idle

I need help finding why my car's air conditioning (2011 Ford Mustang v6) is only blowing cold air at idling and not while driving on the highway when it's 100°F here in Nashville. In the mornings ...
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68 Mustang hesitates at constant speeds

I have a 68 Mustang straight 6 1 BBL carb, 3 speed manual. Noticed the other day that when driving at constant speed that the car hesitates (like I am letting off and pressing down on the gas pedal). ...
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Mustang dies when I put it in park

I have a strange problem with my 1996 Ford Mustang GT 4.6. When I put it in park, the engine will drop below 500 RPM and will usually die. If the engine doesn't die it will return to normal RPM. I ...
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05 Mustang electrical problems

I have a 05 Mustang base V6 auto. Headlights won't stay on. Sometimes high beam works. Everyday it's different. Last night when the fans turned on the lights would come on the off again when the fans ...
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Where should I mount the engine management electronics in a 1993 Ford Mustang?

Bought myself a 1993 Ford Mustang (2.3L I4, the 5.0L V8 was sold with it but the car was an I4 from the factory, so it lacks the stronger brakes, suspension, etc. -- The engine would be a drop-in/bolt-...
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Car goes into limp mode, but dealer can't find what is wrong

My 2009 Mustang GT, 44,000 miles, Manual transmission, sometimes goes into limp mode and the wrench light comes on. If I restart the car, it works again for a day or two until it happens again. Today ...
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Need to change Rod bearings…any tips?

Currently waiting on the rod bearings to arrive in the mail for my 2003 ford mustang. Im 17 and its my first time doing this, anyone have any tips? or is there any special way that I have to change ...
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Replace lifter without removing heads or engine in 2000 Mustang?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-9dFdGq-vI I don't see why it wouldn't work as long as I torque everything down correctly and put it back together correctly.
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Fueling vehicle issues

Every time I go to pump gas in 2009 ford mustang. Almost every gallon that pokes in to tank makes the nozzle trigger pop back like if it was full. It is annoying to hold it and still pops back out. ...
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Oil level increase and in few days drops to nothing

I have an 01 mustang gt . Two days ago I checked the oil level in the dipstick when my car was warm and it was way above the maximum level . I parked it and checked it again today the oil level was ...
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Car Hiccups when engine is cold 2002 Mustang

I have a 2002 Mustang V6 that when I first drive it in a day the car hiccups a couple times. It only happens when the engine is cold. I can't figure out what is causing it. So far I put in a catalytic ...
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My stereo lost power

Hey so I recently messed with my headlights on my Mustang 2002 but in the process I guess I lost power to my stereo? What happened and how do I fix this ?
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Flashing O/D (OverDrive) light — Where is the code?

I'm working on a 2007 Ford Mustang. The O/D light is flashing and the transmission has some rough shift transitions. When I use OBDII to read the codes, there are no faults found, no faults in ...