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Old 02-24-2012, 08:14 AM   #1
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my mustang lost its mojo!!

Ok so on the way to work this morning my car just kind of lost power..but very sporadically.it would be like its only running on 2 cylinders then bamn it would br fine again?..now unfortunately my mustang is now my DD thorough rain or snow and have just remembered that I do not have my inner fender wells in!...maybe something could've gotten wet and caused a short?..and since I got it towed home it runs fine now?.. Here's a link to the problem and mind you even though it may be hard to hear(I was on the shoulder in traffic) in this vid I never stop bliping the throttle so you can see how it has nothing then BAMN it fine then nothing again..??..

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Ok so on the way to work this morning my car just kind of lost power..but very sporadically.it would be like its only running on 2 cylinders then bamn it would br fine again?..now unfortunately my mustang is now my DD thorough rain or snow and have just remembered that I do not have my inner fender wells in!...maybe something could've gotten wet and caused a short?..and since I got it towed home it runs fine now?.. Here's a link to the problem and mind you even though it may be hard to hear(I was on the shoulder in traffic) in this vid I never stop bliping the throttle so you can see how it has nothing then BAMN it fine then nothing again..??..

It could be a short or something wrong with your alternator same thing happened to me and i had a major short. Does it only happen when your at idle? Or when stoping at an intersection ?
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It could be a short or something wrong with your alternator same thing happened to me and i had a major short. Does it only happen when your at idle? Or when stoping at an intersection ?
I agree somewhat.but if water was getting under the hood,it could have caused the short.
I would put the inner fender wells in and see if the problem persists.
I used to have a little beater dodge neon that would do this because the hood seal was bad.I kept a can of wd40 with me.the wd40 displaces moisture really good even though it is oil.whenever this happened I would shut the car off.spray the top of the motor and then wipe it down really good with a rag.then it would run great.
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Oh yeah a friend of mine told me to do that, it does miracles. I had a little crack on my hood and on rainy days it would get bad.
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Water is death to EFI electronics.

It can get into wiring connectors and components shorting them out and causing corrosion.
You need to get your inner fenderwells reinstalled and replace any engine bay seals that are missing.
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Thank you all for the responses..im really thinking it was just a water issue:/...I do have the inner fender wells so I will be installing them.and she has been running just fine now,but everything is dry so time will tell...just one of those things I hadn't planned on my stang being my DD but it is so ill have to change the setup a lil...
Ps..I was thinking it was the connections on the pass side fender around the cai for the short time I checked under the hood when it was runnin bad they were soaked!..but it was dark and I was on the shoulder of a very busy highway so I just sat it out..now its dry and running great so ill do a lil r&r then see how she does...
Thanks again guys..i love this site for times like this!!..
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if its running good now it was probably that, get those inner fenders installed hopefully it doesnt happen aqain! Good luck man
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Thank you all for the responses..im really thinking it was just a water issue:/...I do have the inner fender wells so I will be installing them.and she has been running just fine now,but everything is dry so time will tell...just one of those things I hadn't planned on my stang being my DD but it is so ill have to change the setup a lil...
Ps..I was thinking it was the connections on the pass side fender around the cai for the short time I checked under the hood when it was runnin bad they were soaked!..but it was dark and I was on the shoulder of a very busy highway so I just sat it out..now its dry and running great so ill do a lil r&r then see how she does...
Thanks again guys..i love this site for times like this!!..
At some point you might want to pick up some of the electrical lubricant/sealer that Ford uses and check and re-lube & seal your electrical connections.
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At some point you might want to pick up some of the electrical lubricant/sealer that Ford uses and check and re-lube & seal your electrical connections.
Way ahead of ya buddy!...bought plenty of dielectric grease as I can only put the fender wells in..I have no other engine bay seals...
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At some point you might want to pick up some of the electrical lubricant/sealer that Ford uses and check and re-lube & seal your electrical connections.
Trojan. You would know. I think it could possibly be a vacuum line.... What do you think? " Yoda"
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Way ahead of ya buddy!...bought plenty of dielectric grease as I can only put the fender wells in..I have no other engine bay seals...
When you apply the grease, be sure to get a nice coat in all those little crevices like behind the ears, arm pits and between the toes! Two coats for consistency.
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Trojan. You would know. I think it could possibly be a vacuum line.... What do you think? " Yoda"
Possibly if the issue was continous, but it clears up when it dries out, so more than likely it is electrical in nature.
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Trojan. You would know. I think it could possibly be a vacuum line.... What do you think? " Yoda"
Nah...I'd know the difference..a vacuum line would've had a totally different effect on the idle..this was a sporadic total loss of power thing..plus 90% of them have already been replaced..

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When you apply the grease, be sure to get a nice coat in all those little crevices like behind the ears, arm pits and between the toes! Two coats for consistency.
The butt crease is my fav!..
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The butt crease is my fav!..
Just be sure you wash your hands before you eat.
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Nah...I'd know the difference..a vacuum line would've had a totally different effect on the idle..this was a sporadic total loss of power thing..plus 90% of them have already been replaced..

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The butt crease is my fav!..
I figured you would know the difference. I had a vacuum problem before and a loss of power. Just hard to decipher the problem off of YouTube haha
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Just be sure you wash your hands before you eat.
oh right...I knew there was somethin I was fogetting...lol

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I figured you would know the difference. I had a vacuum problem before and a loss of power. Just hard to decipher the problem off of YouTube haha
Yeah when I first hot the car it had a couple linrs that were im bad shape so i replaced a bunch of them..
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