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A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Ford Mustang
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My car is leaking brown fluid. I'm guessing it's transmission fluid.
Hi there. Typically, ATF or automatic transmission fluid is a dark red color, while engine oil tends to start light brown and gets darker as it ages. If the leak is coming from the center of the motor, it could...
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My car is still idling weird.
Hi there. Usually a vacuum leak will cause the issues you're describing. It's also common for dirty and clogged fuel injectors or an engine misfire to cause this problem. If you had an engine light illuminate on the dashboard, then...
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I need the location of the cylinder head sensor to replace on my 2012 Ford Mustang because of my P1299 code
Hello. The P1299 code does not mean that you need the cylinder head temperature sensor. The sensor only detects temperature and will not affect how the engine is overheating. The fact that you are getting this code is because you...
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Buying a vintage car and then adding all modern technology to it
Hi there. What you are referring to is what would be considered a frame off restoration. If you wanted to add new engines, transmission, driveshaft, chassis, rear end, brakes, wheels and electronics, that is quite possible. However, it requires a...
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i have a 2017 Mustang V6 and i noticed that my automatic transmission fluid temp usuallly ranges between 190 and 203 degrees; is t
Hi there. Most modern transmissions on mild-performance cars like your 2017 Mustang will operate best when the internal transmission temperature falls within the range you've listed (anywhere from 180 to 210). The issue will come where you have inconsistent temperatures...
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When I turn my key over my car won't crank but my lights on my dash will come on. I had my starter teststed and it was fine.
Hi there. First off - what you did with the hooking up a flip switch is not recommended; so please remove that as soon as possible to reduce the possibility of having a serious electrical fire or overload. Second, if...
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Engine will start but not run
Hi there. Starting a vehicle only to have it quit immediately after can be confusing and annoying for many drivers especially if their vehicle has not experienced this type of issue before. Typically, a vehicle will start and then quit...
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Tire Rub on 66 mustang
Hi there. It could be a combination of both worn shocks or tire diameter is too tall. If the rear end has not been altered from stock, the rear tire can be +1 in overall size and typically not impact...
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01 mustang v6 running rough at idle and drive. Please help. Replaced a bunch, still can't figure out issue.
This may be a sign of a faulty MAP sensor as the vehicle responds adversely to a load put on the motor (i.e. putting it in gear, turning on AC or engaging the brakes). The Manifold Absolute Pressure (MAP) sensor...
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My son has a 1994 mustang that was turned from a manual to an auto trans before he bought it. It seems to be stuck in gear. Goes
Hello, thank you for writing in. The first step is to see if you can manually switch the transmission into a gear where the gear selector connects to the outside of the transmission. If you cannot, there is an interior...
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Clutch
What you are describing sounds like potentially a worn out clutch. The clutch transmits engine power to a gearbox, and allows the transmission to be interrupted while a gear is selected to move off from a stationary position, or when...
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changed iol in 2007 mustang, dip stick said itr was over full so iwent to drain some out and no oil in oil pan
Hi there. When this situation occurs, it's typically due to one of two things. Either the filter was not replaced (which should be done every oil change) or there is an obstruction inside the oil galley's with sludge. Also, attempting...
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Car shuts off after loud tapping but starts back up
If you have coolant in the oil of the engine this indicates that you have a leaking or cracked cylinder heads or gaskets. If the engine ran til you had knocking sounds then you may have damaged the engine bearings...
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Where is purge valve in a 1996 automatic v6 ford mustang
Hi there. On the V6-3.8L Ford Mustang, the purge valve is a metallic cylinder with a connector on one end and a "T" for two vacuum lines on the other. It's under the engine fender well, between the passenger side...
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hello i have a 2015 ford mustang and accidentally turned off the backup cam and i dont know how to turn it back on
Hi there. This video might be of some help for you to watch. If the video does not help you, Ford recommends car owners to visit their owners website to reach out to them directly for technical support issues on...
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Think clutch is worn still starts but won't move and goes into gear recommendations
Hello, thank you for writing in. You are correct in thinking that there is an issue with the clutch. It may be that the clutch is going out, or it may be an issue with its master cylinder. It is...
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2006 Ford Mustang. Engine sputters when a/c is on. Dies when lights turn on. new batt/alt installed and still same problem.
This is an engine management issue which is evaluated using a real time scanner during a sputtering diagnostic. In your circumstance, as the engine is loaded (a/c. lighting, etc.) one or more engine controls are not adjusting the air/fuel charge...
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Car blows ecm run/start fuse after starting and then dies replaced fuse and repeats
Hi there. Typically when this issue occurs, damage will be instant - meaning if it's going to damage the ECU, replacing the fuses would not help start the vehicle. So, at first glance, I would assume the ECU is OK....
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My 1989 Ford Mustang 5.0 is grinding after being started . I also have to mess with the key to get my radio & wiper blades to work
The electrical element in your ignition switch is probably failing. In many cases, that part of the switch can be replaced without replacing the lock, so you don't have to mess with new keys. If you continue to hear grinding...
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Car jerks and seems to downshift if i take my foot off the gas over 60mph.
This sounds like the engine is surging from a lean condition. This could be from the add on computer program and exhaust. If you have the programmer then I suggest you set back to factory program and then see if...

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