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p1516 code on 03 v6 mustang. what should i ask to be fixed?
Although a diagnostic would have to be performed, the code you are reporting is usually a consequence of a fault in the intake manifold runner control (IMRC). To rule the IMRC system in or out, the recommended diagnostic is an...
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Serpentine tensioner bolt broke off
Unfortunately the only way to resolve this issue would likely be to replace the tensioner as well. If tension cannot be relieved from the belt due to a broken bolt the tensioner will have to be removed completely. If the...
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2002 Mustang GT fault codes
All of the codes are important to resolve and it is likely that the engine is performing sub-optimally due to the underlying faults that have caused the codes to set. Some of the codes implicate the air intake system and...
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secondary air pump
There should be an emissions control label in the under hood area with a diagram showing the two connections. Sometimes it is on the underside of the hood. If there is no label, when the pump is powered on, simply...
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Car sputtering and rough idle
It appears you may have damaged one of the spark plugs putting it in or one of the parts failed. You will need to have the computer tested for codes to see i it stored a failure code for one...
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ABS shuts down transmission
Check to be sure the transmission has adequate fluid. Too little fluid and the car won't move. The ABS system electronics, and the braking control that the ABS pump provides, do not have any connection to the transmission. If multiple...
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My car has no oil, the only oil I have available at the moment is 5w-30 but my car requires 5w-20 is it ok if I put it in? Will it
5W-30 is perfectly OK to use on this vehicle on a temporary basis. The only detriment, and it will be hard to detect without complex measuring equipment, is the higher viscosity 5W-30 technically creates "pumping losses" in the engine which...
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I have a 2008 Mustang GT w/ HVAC issues. I cant seem to get any air to blow out of it at all
If you can still hear the blower running but the air flow does not go where you want it then the most common cause is the blend door actuator but the door needs to be checked at the same time...
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Brother in law changed oil in my 2007 mustang. Oil light came on while driving. Car shut down. Engine light and battery light came
A possibility is a loose or missing oil fill cap and/or a large leak at the oil filter. There is a thick rubber ring gasket that seals the oil filter base to the engine. The gasket has to be applied...
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Once car is warm, if I put the gas pedal to the floor, I lose power and acceleration. Engine sounds like its choking.
Hi Kyle. There could be a few different system issues contributing to the lack of acceleration when you apply full throttle. Typically this type of bogging issue is due to an inability to correctly mix air and fuel to the...
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Loss of power when gas pedal is pressed all the way down, but only when the car is warm.
This may be a sign of a faulty ignition coil. Ignition coils are coated with a varnish-like insulation that becomes brittle over time after being stretched then contracted repeatedly. The insulation develops small fractures that open when heated and close...
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2000 Mustang v6 manual has whining sound coming from the power steering pump even after replacing the rack and pinion, pump & HPL
If you haven't already done so, disconnect the drive belt to the pump and briefly run the engine to be sure that the noise is not coming from elsewhere. If indeed the noise is from the pump, be sure you...
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Hello! I have a 2005 Ford Mustang V6. I have an automatic transmission. Recently it has been shifting very roughly at low speeds.
Check the transmission fluid level and condition. Typically, abrupt and/or delayed shifting is caused by valve body faults and that includes faulty shift solenoids. There is a possibility of engine controls, particularly, a faulty throttle position sensor, playing a role...
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i just brought an new alternator for my car a couple days ago and had it put on then somehow when i crank the the car the battery
The battery should be load tested to determine if it is usable. A degraded battery, or one with an internal short, will cause charging system problems. If the battery only marginally passes the load test, replace it outright to reduce...
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My 2006 Ford Mustang engine light came on with codes P0171, P0174, and P0402 what does this mean and can I still drive it if is ru
P0171 and P0174 signify lean combustion, that is there is too little fuel in the air-fuel mix that is being combusted in the cylinders. Lean operation can occur due to an intake vacuum leak but in your circumstance with the...
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Brother in law changed oil in my 2007 mustang I JUST got. Oil light came on while driving. Car shut down. Engine light and battery
If all or most of the oil leaked out it is possible for the engine to be damaged or to seize. In that event, yes, the engine would have to be repaired. You can try turning the engine over by...
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I need a part identified
The part in the picture looks like it is the PIP sensor also called cam sensor. The sensor is located in the top of the engine in front of intake manifold and is used to provide a cam signal to...
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Hello, I have a 2005 mustang and was driving and the steering wheel and brakes all of a sudden locked up then the car died. It rol
The engine stalling would need to have the computer scanned to see if there is stored codes to indicate a problem? The leaking brakes should be repaired by whoever did the brakes and may be unsafe to drive and should...
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car makes loud noise at start up
Hi Drew. Thanks for the question. First, the engine oil should probably be changed by a professional mechanic. This will allow them to inspect the oil and filter to see if there is any contaminant in the oil (like coolant...
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Car won’t accelerate.
The first thing to check for in any drivability problem is air leaks. Any air that gets into the engine without passing through the air mass meter and being measured will lean out the system and cause problems. Look at...

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