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Old 08-24-2006, 09:04 PM   #1
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1986 mustang engine problem??

ive had this car for 20yrs now and all of a sudden after i washed it a week ago the engine started to act funny when i start it now it works fine its just when it gets hot and u give gas (btw its manual) the rpm goes down below idle at around 600 and then shoots back up to like 1500 before it takes off. and sometimes it takes off normaly but now this problem is getting worse what could be the problem?? it doesnt happen when the engine is cold. and another thing is if the car is in neutral and i just touch the pedal the car dies out instead of reving a little....plz help guyss???
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Old 08-24-2006, 11:49 PM   #2
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degreased the engine did we?
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Old 08-25-2006, 04:29 AM   #3
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so the problem is a degreased engine how and what can i do 2 re grease my entire engine so it will run smothly again.????
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Old 08-25-2006, 10:04 AM   #4
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Not so much the grease, but the water that has probably infilltrated the electrical bit 'n bobs. Check for things like moisture in the dizzy cap, moisture in the spark plug lead boots, etc.
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Old 08-25-2006, 12:03 PM   #5
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wally, you're a better man than i to resist that setup...
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Old 08-26-2006, 02:45 PM   #6
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could it also be a sensor problem im just guessing lol so i dunno if it could or couldnt be... lol ??/
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Old 08-26-2006, 03:00 PM   #7
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could it also be a sensor problem im just guessing lol so i dunno if it could or couldnt be... lol ??/
Yep! That's it. You nailed it right on the head. Any time a car doesn't run, or doesn't run right, it must be "a sensor". Spoken like a true... Nevermind.

Here is your best course of action. Open the hood on the engine and just begin replacing "sensors" until the car magically starts... Or doesn't. Diagnosing and repairing a car this way isn't logical, it's not diagnosing and it might not even be repairing, but it sure is cost effective. For the parts store that is.

Here's a thought. Read this and start over. As you were.
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Old 08-26-2006, 03:30 PM   #8
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Here is your best course of action. Open the hood on the engine and just begin replacing "sensors" until the car magically starts... Or doesn't.

do you really think he's ready to start diagnosing things using the ford dealers' methodology just yet, hobo?
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