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Forum: V6 (1994-2004) Mustangs 12-21-2013, 04:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 247
Posted By petrock
I would start with the obvious problem and figure...

I would start with the obvious problem and figure out what is causing the fuse to blow. Its obviously a short, but where is the question. There is no silver bullet with electrical problems. If you...
Forum: V6 (1994-2004) Mustangs 12-21-2013, 04:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 218
Posted By petrock
So you left the car on overnight and it ran out...

So you left the car on overnight and it ran out of gas. Correct? You filled it back up with the gas pump in your driveway or you pushed it to the gas station or you put a couple gallons in from a...
Forum: 5.0L (1979-1995) Mustang 12-21-2013, 03:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 557
Posted By petrock
I think the balancer may have contributed to the...

I think the balancer may have contributed to the problem, but it may have been a snowball effect. Some vibration or alignment issue caused the balancer to wear out prematurely which only amplified...
Forum: 5.0L (1979-1995) Mustang 12-21-2013, 03:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 430
Posted By petrock
I wouldnít do that jumper thing any more. If the...

I wouldnít do that jumper thing any more. If the injector was power side switched (where it has constant ground and the computer turns the power on/off really fast to make the injector pulse) you...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 12-21-2013, 03:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 284
Posted By petrock
First thing you should do is stop blindly...

First thing you should do is stop blindly replacing parts because you read about it on the internet. Its like throwing darts in the dark and hoping to hit a bullseye. Your wasting your time &...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 12-21-2013, 03:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 548
Posted By petrock
Probably the heater core. When it blows cold,...

Probably the heater core. When it blows cold, where is the needle in the temp gauge? When it blows hot, where is the needle in the temp gauge?

I donít know where the heater core is exactly on...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 12-21-2013, 03:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 429
Posted By petrock
You definitely messed something up. That...

You definitely messed something up.

That little black box you pulled is a relay. The buzzing isnít the relay itself, it is probably the electrical component that it controls that is making the...
Forum: V6 (1994-2004) Mustangs 12-20-2013, 01:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 236
Posted By petrock
So? If you go up from underneath with a really...

So? If you go up from underneath with a really long extension you donít have to touch your top end. There is no gasket between the exhaust pipe and the exhaust manifold/header.



Yeah, I made...
Forum: 4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang 12-20-2013, 12:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 428
Posted By petrock
Probably means they donít have bungs for O2...

Probably means they donít have bungs for O2 sensors. Not a big deal since you can have the bungs welded into the pipe before & after the cat pretty easily.

Good luck...
Forum: 4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang 12-20-2013, 12:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 744
Posted By petrock
I’m not sure, but if you know the manufacturer of...

I’m not sure, but if you know the manufacturer of the control arms their web sit may have the info you need.



I’d find the previous owner and smack him/her upside the head with a tire iron. ...
Forum: 5.0L (1979-1995) Mustang 12-20-2013, 12:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 430
Posted By petrock
Requiring starter fluid to get it going would...

Requiring starter fluid to get it going would indicate a fuel or air problem. You clearly have enough fuel pressure now. After trying to start it and it just cranks, pull one of the spark plugs to...
Forum: 5.0L (1979-1995) Mustang 12-20-2013, 12:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 295
Posted By petrock
Tire pressure valve & the valve on the fuel rail...

Tire pressure valve & the valve on the fuel rail are both Schrader Valves.



Check the Schrader valve on the fuel rail. With the key on, engine off, take a small screw driver and press the...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 12-20-2013, 12:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 891
Posted By petrock
On most cars, the relief valve is the radiator...

On most cars, the relief valve is the radiator cap. It opens after its rated PSI has built up in the system to bleed off the excess pressure.
Forum: General Tech 12-20-2013, 12:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 301
Posted By petrock
Yup. A loose connector or damaged wire could...

Yup. A loose connector or damaged wire could cause this kind of problem. My other thought was something going on in the gas tank, where the fuel sloshes to one side away from the pump and causes it...
Forum: V6 (1994-2004) Mustangs 12-19-2013, 02:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 236
Posted By petrock
You should be able to get to it with the tranny...

You should be able to get to it with the tranny in the car. You may need to unbolt the exhaust from the exhaust manifolds/headers to get more clearance, but a really long extension (e.g. 3 feet), a...
Forum: V6 (1994-2004) Mustangs 12-19-2013, 02:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 217
Posted By petrock
I used the bolt wholes on the front/back of the...

I used the bolt wholes on the front/back of the heads. Worked like a charm. Iíve seen some people use the bolt wholes for the exhaust manifolds.
Forum: 4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang 12-19-2013, 02:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 744
Posted By petrock
If the upper control arms are stock, and the...

If the upper control arms are stock, and the bushings on top of the diff are stock then chances are the bushings in the upper control arms are stock rubber too. I’d also make sure that the control...
Forum: 5.0L (1979-1995) Mustang 12-19-2013, 02:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 430
Posted By petrock
As dawson1112 mentioned, youíve got a leak in...

As dawson1112 mentioned, youíve got a leak in your fuel system. Assuming the gauge was securely attached and the gauge wasnít leaking, either the fuel pump check valve is bad, one or more injectors...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 12-19-2013, 02:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 402
Posted By petrock
No, it will not void your warranty if you do it...

No, it will not void your warranty if you do it yourself. It would be illegal for the dealer to require the work be done by a dealer. Read up on the MagnusonĖMoss Warranty Act...
Forum: General Tech 12-19-2013, 01:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 219
Posted By petrock
I donít think the dome light circuit is the place...

I donít think the dome light circuit is the place you want to tap into. That means if you manually turn on the dome light the floor well lights will also turn on even though the door is closed.
...
Forum: General Tech 12-19-2013, 01:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 697
Posted By petrock
The mechanic will get the same codes AutoZone...

The mechanic will get the same codes AutoZone will (unless its a tranny code or ABS code). It sounds like the Autozone employee just told you the description of the trouble code. You need the...
Forum: General Tech 12-19-2013, 01:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 301
Posted By petrock
Waste of money... Don’t do that. ...

Waste of money...



Don’t do that. Brake cleaner will leave a thin film over the sensor when it drys which can effect the readings it makes. You should use Mass Air Flow sensor cleaner. Its...
Forum: V6 (1994-2004) Mustangs 12-13-2013, 01:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 275
Posted By petrock
I think a full tune up should be the first order...

I think a full tune up should be the first order of business with any new (to you) car purchase. After that look into doing some mods. You just bought the car. Give yourself some time to get a...
Forum: V6 (1994-2004) Mustangs 12-13-2013, 01:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 363
Posted By petrock
The fronts wear faster then the rears do to...

The fronts wear faster then the rears do to weight transfer to the front during breaking and while cornering. So not being able to rotate the tires is a concern. I agree the staggered look looks...
Forum: V6 (1994-2004) Mustangs 12-13-2013, 01:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 237
Posted By petrock
On my wifey’s ’98 3.8L, the negative battery...

On my wifey’s ’98 3.8L, the negative battery cable goes straight to the starter and the positive cable goes to the fuse box (a fuse and the starter relay) and then straight to the starter. I would...
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