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Carb Troubles? Mustang randomly runs like crap.

Old 03-16-2009, 05:34 PM
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Originally Posted by AlexZi View Post
Its probably been the same dirt and junk that causes it every once and while. Ill probably try this out over the weekend. How difficult is a fuel filter replacement? Im pretty new to it all.
it should be before the pup to protect that as well, but in most cars I see the filter inline right before the carb. just a cylindrical piece.
If you are unsure and can't provide pics of what filter you have, then just buy an inline fuel filter (<5$?) and plug that between pump and carb to get you out of trouble

could easily be that the tank is rusty and if you don't have a filter it will only take 1 minute or a week max to block the carb
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Old 03-18-2009, 12:54 PM
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K I ordered a new fuel filter, Ill let you guys know once it gets here and I get it on. Anything else I should do before I put that on?
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Old 03-18-2009, 04:51 PM
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If you think your tank is full of crud, replace it. $100 or so and about 1 hour after you drain (or drive away) the old gas. I'll post my pics of the sending unit that came out of mine if I get a chance. They are in another thread somewhere. Gross!!!
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Old 03-19-2009, 11:54 AM
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Yeah my tank is most likely rusty on the inside. Any good ways to check? I heard about taking a picture with a mirror down the filler tube. Any techniques?
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Old 03-19-2009, 07:43 PM
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It is ok to remove the carbs air horn while the carb is still attached right? I just want to have a look into the fuel bowl.
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Old 03-19-2009, 08:26 PM
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Snapped plastic choke pull down nut when I was pulling off the air cleaner base. One problem leads to another. Damn.


Anyone know where to get a new one of these?

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Old 03-20-2009, 12:26 PM
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Originally Posted by AlexZi View Post
Yeah my tank is most likely rusty on the inside. Any good ways to check? I heard about taking a picture with a mirror down the filler tube. Any techniques?
Bump. Anyone know a good way to check?
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Old 03-22-2009, 12:03 PM
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So after putting the new fuel filter in, its still running the same. Obviously whatevers clogging one of my jets is still in there. Is there anyway to clean this out without taking the carb off just yet? Since theres a new fuel filter in then whatever is coming in should be clean, but whatever is still stuck there from before the new filter is still clogging it up.
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