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Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 04-13-2015, 12:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 141
Posted By jimkaray
Hold on, does the starter spin every time but it...

Hold on, does the starter spin every time but it just isn't engaging the flywheel? If yes then the drive is your issue, its just beyond the point where a little assistance will get it working. If you...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 04-13-2015, 12:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 144
Posted By jimkaray
I would bend the tabs out of the way. If that's...

I would bend the tabs out of the way. If that's not possible lube it up with WD40 and they should slide off with a little effort.
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 04-12-2015, 01:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 141
Posted By jimkaray
Sounds like the starter drive is sticking and...

Sounds like the starter drive is sticking and going bad. That's what is under the hump on the starter. Try smacking it there with a hammer handle and see if engages for you. If so you can just change...
Forum: 4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang 04-06-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 408
Posted By jimkaray
With everything new I'm going to reject all the...

With everything new I'm going to reject all the past history at this point since I can see no reason for it to be a factor. Seems that piston compression is not the issue since you had yet to connect...
Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 03-17-2015, 11:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 171
Posted By jimkaray
Sounds like a bad TPS - Throttle Position Sensor....

Sounds like a bad TPS - Throttle Position Sensor. It is acting somewhat similar to bad gas/clogged filter but fuel starvation should get worse as the need for fuel increases. Idle would be the best...
Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 03-15-2015, 03:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 128
Posted By jimkaray
I beleive its since the use of ABS that this has...

I beleive its since the use of ABS that this has become a more of an issue. The ABS unit is sensitive to the effects of degraded fluid that moisture causes. Even though it is a sealed system brake...
Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 02-27-2015, 01:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 118
Posted By jimkaray
Before getting into what's possible, practical or...

Before getting into what's possible, practical or pie in the sky doable...what is your goal, time frame, skill level and budget?
Not knowing any of this I'm going to recommend you start by beefing...
Forum: V6 S197 General Discussion 02-13-2015, 03:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 407
Posted By jimkaray
Assuming you've had it since new and this isn't...

Assuming you've had it since new and this isn't your first stick it should last a long time. It is important to change the fluid regularly. Use a good synthetic ATF no more than every 40k intervals...
Forum: 4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang 02-12-2015, 03:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 447
Posted By jimkaray
Cutting will make them stiffer in a bouncy way. I...

Cutting will make them stiffer in a bouncy way. I assume it has to do with changing the rebound rate but can't give you the technical explanation, I can say that was my experience with my '95. I ...
Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 12-17-2014, 12:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 420
Posted By jimkaray
The key word I see here is eventually so I'd...

The key word I see here is eventually so I'd caution against spending money on something that might not make sense in the future. A built T-5 or trans swap might be the right move for you but I'm...
Forum: General Tech 12-14-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 570
Posted By jimkaray
I agree with the suggestions. See if you can find...

I agree with the suggestions. See if you can find a local car club and check your local car cruises too. There you can make some friends and volunteer to help with their projects and start to build...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 12-14-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 560
Posted By jimkaray
Don't over think it, if still spongy then you...

Don't over think it, if still spongy then you haven't bleed them enough.
Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 11-28-2014, 01:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 536
Posted By jimkaray
The 4.0 auto and manual transmission cars use 2...

The 4.0 auto and manual transmission cars use 2 different length driveshafts so that could be the problem. I tried searching for the lengths but came up empty. DSS should have at least given you that...
Forum: V6 S197 General Discussion 11-21-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 608
Posted By jimkaray
With a 93 octane tune they can really bump the...

With a 93 octane tune they can really bump the timing up and increase the torque. I'm sure all the major tuners set up yield similar results. To 2007StangV6's point regarding stock to 87p to 93r I...
Forum: V6 S197 General Discussion 11-21-2014, 02:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 608
Posted By jimkaray
I would consider a 93 octane tune for a good...

I would consider a 93 octane tune for a good performance for the buck value. Bama is good but a custom dyno tune will squeeze out the max for your specific car. VMP is in central Florida if your in...
Forum: V6 S197 General Discussion 10-19-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 444
Posted By jimkaray
The heads are aluminum so never remove the plugs...

The heads are aluminum so never remove the plugs when the engine is hot. There have been reports of broken plugs so be carefull. I would soak the plug with a PB Blaster or WD40 type etc and let it...
Forum: GT S197 General Discussion 09-07-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 486
Posted By jimkaray
I would just pick up another one. Pretty sure its...

I would just pick up another one. Pretty sure its 2.5"
Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 09-07-2014, 03:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 370
Posted By jimkaray
Sounds like either you're coolant level is very...

Sounds like either you're coolant level is very low or the thermostat is sticking shut and doesn't want to open.
Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 08-31-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 707
Posted By jimkaray
If its in the early stage of going bad it won't...

If its in the early stage of going bad it won't start really acting up until the cold weather hits. I'd have the battery load tested and see how it holds up. After 5 years or so most batteries, stock...
Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 08-31-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 707
Posted By jimkaray
10k, that's not a typo? Well now we know why the...

10k, that's not a typo? Well now we know why the mileage was so low, lol!
Is the original battery still in? The computer is pretty sensitive to low voltage so it might be as simple as an old...
Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 08-31-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 707
Posted By jimkaray
I did a quick search and didn't find it either....

I did a quick search and didn't find it either. Maybe I'm wrong and they never issued one for our cars. Anyway I still suspect the throttle body itself or also likely its the throttle position...
Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 08-31-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 707
Posted By jimkaray
After a month and they've only changed one part?...

After a month and they've only changed one part? They don't seem to motivated to fix it. Limp mode is the technical term for the computer controlled loss of power. Its allows you to get off the road...
Forum: General Tech 08-09-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 636
Posted By jimkaray
If you reread the thread you'll see he is...

If you reread the thread you'll see he is concerned his tow vehicle is not up to the task.
Forum: General Tech 08-08-2014, 01:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 636
Posted By jimkaray
Just back it on the dolly and you won't have any...

Just back it on the dolly and you won't have any issues. I can't remember now where I got the info saying that even with a manual it is not a good idea to be spinning the trans. I understand an auto...
Forum: General Tech 08-04-2014, 12:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 381
Posted By jimkaray
Could be a bad TPS but I would start by cleaning...

Could be a bad TPS but I would start by cleaning the throttle body and MAF. Also, when was the last tune up? It may be time for regular maintence.
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