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Old 12-21-2012, 11:00 AM   #1
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So my car broke down a over week Ago now and has been in the shop since and the guy has charged me all sorts of money and it keeps breaking down the problem it has now is you will be driving and the rpms will go down to 0 then back up it will do that a couple of time then just die an wont start guy has charged me to keep replacing stuff very pissed off at this point he said if he can't find it that I will have to bring it to a ford shop. Any advice or ideas on what it could be would really help right now thank you

P.s it is a 94 mustang gt with basic mods
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So my car broke down a over week Ago now and has been in the shop since and the guy has charged me all sorts of money and it keeps breaking down the problem it has now is you will be driving and the rpms will go down to 0 then back up it will do that a couple of time then just die an wont start guy has charged me to keep replacing stuff very pissed off at this point he said if he can't find it that I will have to bring it to a ford shop. Any advice or ideas on what it could be would really help right now thank you

P.s it is a 94 mustang gt with basic mods
A list of mods and recent parts that he replaced would help a lot in troubleshooting your issue(s).
Whatever you do don't go back to him.. He clearly has no idea what's going on with your car.
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Old 12-21-2012, 01:01 PM   #3
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If the mechanic doesbt get it right the first (maybe second) repair, then take it somewhere else. That all said your issue sounds vacuum related. I'm not too familiar with that engine so i won't guess too much but that sounds like the problem.
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Old 12-21-2012, 07:49 PM   #5
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Oh dear God! The main problem is this mechanic. Get your car the hell away from him!
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Agreed!
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Old 12-21-2012, 07:52 PM   #7
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He's probably working on your car with a hammer.
I'd take a car running perfect, change a spark plug to one that's junk, take it to him and see what he says. If he comes back with a godawful diagnosis and price(and you knowing its just a bad plug), you know he's shady as ****
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I agree with daBluedude....sounds most likely a vacuum leak or issue with the vacuum
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I agree with daBluedude....sounds most likely a vacuum leak or issue with the vacuum
I love when people agree with me haha.
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Old 12-21-2012, 10:58 PM   #10
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Thanks guys Iam gettin it out of there tomorrow had a shop recommended to me by another guy so might try that guy next all I have done to the car in new distributer and cap and router and he said he replaced an electrical system that controls the injectors and ignition thing and car still in no good the mods on the car is cai and or hpipe and 10 series
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Stay away from that mechanic..he's charging you for all sorts of things and he doesn't even fix the probrem!?
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The guy hasn't done **** all if that's what he said he did. I'd tell him to f himself asap. Take it to a proper mechanic. I bet its a 100$ fix.
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Why not take it to the dealer and let them diagnose it and then you fix it yourself?
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Why not take it to the dealer and let them diagnose it and then you fix it yourself?
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Old 12-22-2012, 07:19 AM   #15
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Have you taken it to a m auto parts store, borrowed a code scanner(free) and checked for codes?
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Old 12-23-2012, 10:40 AM   #16
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My next step is another shop then dealer and its a 94 so it is hard to pull codes the guy who has it now said he pulled codes and said it was something and fixe it and still didn't work oooo and a little update still haven't got an update on the at from this guy
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If you keep going to all these shops and the dealer you may end up spending more then the car is worth. Why can't you scan for codes and tell us what they are? We may be able to save you a lot of cash.
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It's a '94 you can't scan for codes
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Old 12-23-2012, 10:59 AM   #19
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Really? Okay. How did the mechanic scan for codes then as stated above?

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Do they have a special tool?
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Got me, sounds like a corrupt mechanic to me, OBDII ports didn't come out until '96
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Ah okay, good to know. Based on that I would say it's pretty clear he lied to you about pulling codes. Get it outta there!!!

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Old 12-23-2012, 12:01 PM   #22
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They make obd1 scanners for obd1 cars.....
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Old 12-23-2012, 12:19 PM   #23
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Yea he said he purchased a special tool to read the codes an I told him it obd1 and he said it wasn't (but it is an obd1) and yea I don't wanna spend to much money on this so there is gotta be a point were I have to say that is enough
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Ya, I agree. I took my '95 in to a guy one time for an inspection and he told me he hooked it up and ran codes and said I needed like $900 worth of repairs. I asked him how he checked for codes and he said with a scanner, I asked for my keys and told him I was going somewhere else because he was lying, he got mad so I asked him to show me the scanner port. He tried to bull**** me and showed me a empty wire harness. I laughed and told him that wasn't a OBDII port, he got mad again and wouldn't give me my keys back till I threatened to call the BBB and the cops
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So the 94 doesn't have the same port as the fox body's?
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Some '95 cars had them depending on how late in the year they were built. I had a 95 ranger and a 95 f150 and both had obd2
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Old 12-23-2012, 12:23 PM   #27
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No for our cars I think there is a set way to turn the key so many times in a certain pattern and you have to read the flashing lights
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Okay, good to know.
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No there's a port under the hood. And if my 91 has an obd1 port id say the 94-95 does
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That's what I was thinking. How did they do emissions testing if there is not a port?
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I googled it and on another forum a 94GT owner recommended the below model. It's an obd1 I believe.



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I googled it and on another forum a 94GT owner recommended the below model. It's an obd1 I believe.
Yes it is, the 94-95 gt use the same test ports as the fox body.
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Ya, I agree. I took my '95 in to a guy one time for an inspection and he told me he hooked it up and ran codes and said I needed like $900 worth of repairs. I asked him how he checked for codes and he said with a scanner, I asked for my keys and told him I was going somewhere else because he was lying, he got mad so I asked him to show me the scanner port. He tried to bull**** me and showed me a empty wire harness. I laughed and told him that wasn't a OBDII port, he got mad again and wouldn't give me my keys back till I threatened to call the BBB and the cops
They can hook it up to a scanner and it should pinpoint most everything that's wrong. They are far more accurate in the actual cause of problems than an obd 1 or 2 scanner.
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Still, reading codes doesn't tell you what parts to change. It'll only tell you which parts are effected. The first shop I ever worked for, my boss was so stupid. He'd hook up the scanner and for example if it said: Bank 1 sensor 2 lean condition. He would assume that meant that the O2 sensor in that position had gone bad.

I was like, no, that means that the sensor is working fine and it detected a problem. Lol, that guy was a crook by stupidity. Just because you can turn a wrench doesn't mean you can diagnose a trouble code.
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Right, it gives you a place to start to chase the problem. Also, reading the codes yourself is free and we could potentially help diagnose the issue.

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Sounds like your boss was a lazy dude
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