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Unread 08-15-2007, 11:47 PM   #1
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Default 90 mustang wont start.

ok, while i was driving on the freeway, my engine just cut out. no jerkiness, no sputtering, it just died on me. i pulled over to the shoulder and tried starting it, but it wouldnt. i dont know what the problem may be. i havent had a chance to get under there and really look, but all the vacuums and wires seem alright..

im thinking it may be the fuel pump and/or fuel filter. any other ideas? could it be the distributor/cap/coil?

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well, a weeks passed and i still dont know what the problem is... i guess i could take it to a mechanic, but eh..... any ideas?

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Probably the fuel pump or the fuel injectors. Our old Chevrolet Lumina did this at Sonic Drive-Thru one time...except it was just idling and died with no sputters or anything.

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dude... that must've sucked. having to get out and push lol..

this is going to be a pain.. the pumps inside the tank and im not completely sure how to do this..

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dude... that must've sucked. having to get out and push lol..

this is going to be a pain.. the pumps inside the tank and im not completely sure how to do this..
Yep, and that's just what we did...garage was about 1/4 mile up the street and we pushed it up there, lol. No way I would pay for a wrecker to do that short of a trek.

Man, I dunno either...I'm not too good with that advanced stuff...maybe someone will get on soon to help you.

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Check the coils first!!
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you'll have to jack the car up, put it on jack stand then drop the fuel tank. should be two straps holding it to the body. try to siphon some gas out first...makes things alot easier. after that, just pull the pump out. should be held in with a lock ring. gently tap it with a hammer and flat head screw driver counter clockwise to undo the lock ring. then pull the pump assembly out and replace the pump AND strainer. and then just reverse everything you did to put it back in.
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Yep, and that's just what we did...garage was about 1/4 mile up the street and we pushed it up there, lol. No way I would pay for a wrecker to do that short of a trek.

Man, I dunno either...I'm not too good with that advanced stuff...maybe someone will get on soon to help you.
i would've done the same if i could.. had my car towed to my house and i got gypped by tow company.. $120 to tow it!!

anywho, im still trying to figure out what the problem is......

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you'll have to jack the car up, put it on jack stand then drop the fuel tank. should be two straps holding it to the body. try to siphon some gas out first...makes things alot easier. after that, just pull the pump out. should be held in with a lock ring. gently tap it with a hammer and flat head screw driver counter clockwise to undo the lock ring. then pull the pump assembly out and replace the pump AND strainer. and then just reverse everything you did to put it back in.
thanks for the heads up.. ive a book that states what you said.. hopefully thats not the problem as i still hear the high pitched whine when i turn on my accessories..

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so a quick follow up:

it was the cap and rotor that went bad.. really corroded and once replaced, it fired right up

thanks for the help, guys

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