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Old 03-27-2018, 08:05 PM
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Default 2005 stalled whike driving now wonít start

Was driving my 2005 stock Mustang down the road and it stalled out and died. Got it towed home. Car will not start now. The engine turns over but will not start. Have pushed the fuel pump shutoff button, didnít help. We sprayed starter fluid onto the intake, seemed like it wanted to start but wouldnít. Replaced the fuel filter, still nothing. Replaced a badly corroded positive terminal on the battery, still nothing. Check fuel pump fuse, itís good. The car will turn over but just wonít start. Any ideas??
New to working on cars just wanted to throw that out there lol.
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Old 03-28-2018, 02:20 AM
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Do you smell any fuel when you crank the engine? If not, it's possible the fuel pump itself has died.
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Old 03-28-2018, 01:40 PM
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Let the car sit for a few minutes, turn the key to 'On' but don't crank it. You should hear the fuel pump kick on for a second or two (under the rear seat on the drivers side). If you don't hear anything, something is preventing power to the pump or its bad.

If you do hear it but the car won't start, it could be a bad crank or cam angle sensor. The PCM requires a good signal from one or both sensors to turn the pump on when you crank it. If the signal is missing or messed up (bad sensor or wire), the pump won't engage.
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Old 03-29-2018, 08:13 PM
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FWIW, my '05 GT had the FP replaced under warranty when it was younger. I got a "Code" and the Dealer did the surgery. If I recall correctly they said the return line had too much pressure. Back in the day people complained of issues when backing off after a steady state drive, and a couple other things. Car runs much better ever since the change, always felt stronger after the change.
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Got it up to a shop. Apparently the timing belt shredded (the shredding was not visible so we didnít see it until we got it to the shop) and somehow the pulley shifted when that happened so the car wouldnít start. Apparently the car was trying to protect itself from further damage lol.
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Originally Posted by WildfireMax View Post
Got it up to a shop. Apparently the timing belt shredded (the shredding was not visible so we didnít see it until we got it to the shop) and somehow the pulley shifted when that happened so the car wouldnít start. Apparently the car was trying to protect itself from further damage lol.
The 4.6 has timing chains so you're obviously referring to the drive belt. The pulley (idler?) may have wobbled first (worn bearings perhaps), throwing off the belt which was probably caught somewhere and shreded.
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Originally Posted by Dino Dino Bambino View Post
The 4.6 has timing chains so you're obviously referring to the drive belt. The pulley (idler?) may have wobbled first (worn bearings perhaps), throwing off the belt which was probably caught somewhere and shreded.
shredded serpentine belt would not prevent a car from starting. If the car was left running with it shredded it would either overheat from lack of the cooling (waterpump) or kill the battery from lack of charging (Alternator) however, you would also note that the power steering would not be working. Iif the car died from lack of charging and after the battery was run down, it would not turn over.

It doesn't sound like a belt issue to me. If the belt were stuck enough to kill the car, it would also not turn over, you'd get a click but no turning.
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