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Old 01-13-2014, 02:10 AM   #1
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Alright 2 main things.
1) engine has a STEEDA CAI with a 87 Octane tune. Well when getting into higher speeds 50-70 then going to a stop ( holding in clutch then brake) the car will have a bad idle problem then sometimes die completly. Any ideas? Basic idle is fine.

2) car was in a side wreck not totalled that's why I got it Si cheap. Well the steering wheel was off centered so I figured an allignment will take care of it... It just made the steering wheel switch which side it was off. It is now off centered so that the left side is just a small amount still noticable. Is there a way to lossen the wheel to center it myself somehow? Thanks in advance! Its a 08 GT


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sorry I cant help you on your questions, but just wanted to say that is a niceeeeeee lookin stang man!
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sorry I cant help you on your questions, but just wanted to say that is a niceeeeeee lookin stang man!
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Alright 2 main things.
1) engine has a STEEDA CAI with a 87 Octane tune. Well when getting into higher speeds 50-70 then going to a stop ( holding in clutch then brake) the car will have a bad idle problem then sometimes die completly. Any ideas? Basic idle is fine.

2) car was in a side wreck not totalled that's why I got it Si cheap. Well the steering wheel was off centered so I figured an allignment will take care of it... It just made the steering wheel switch which side it was off. It is now off centered so that the left side is just a small amount still noticable. Is there a way to lossen the wheel to center it myself somehow? Thanks in advance! Its a 08 GT


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if it came with a tuner you ought to be able to set the idle rpms. I had to do that with my bama sct tuner from AM on my v6 back when I had it. other wise you may have to get them to adjust the tune
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It idles fine. It is just stopping at higher speeds. Like going on to an exit ramp and slowing down
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It idles fine. It is just stopping at higher speeds. Like going on to an exit ramp and slowing down
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Are you getting a CEL? Do you have a tuner or were you just told that it had an 87 tune? If you have the tuner, you should be able to data log it and send the file for further evaluation.
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Are you getting a CEL? Do you have a tuner or were you just told that it had an 87 tune? If you have the tuner, you should be able to data log it and send the file for further evaluation.
No light. It was wrecked so airbag is deployed. Fixed soon. Airbag light, ABS, TCS, and stability control
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Same question here with the steering wheel issue. It is pissing me off, since I just had it aligned. Steering wheel is off to the left just enough to notice it.

I thought about taking the wheel off too, but with the airbag I am not in any hurry to do it.

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For the steering wheel issue I would take it back to where you had I aligned and have them fix it. If not you could align it yourself. I use a couple pieces of galvanized sheet metal (2 under each front wheel with some grease in between) so that the wheels will turn easy. then just loosen the tie rod ends and adjust the steering wheel back into alignment.
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For the steering wheel issue I would take it back to where you had I aligned and have them fix it. If not you could align it yourself. I use a couple pieces of galvanized sheet metal (2 under each front wheel with some grease in between) so that the wheels will turn easy. then just loosen the tie rod ends and adjust the steering wheel back into alignment.
I didn't even think about taking it.back to them haha. Ima have to this weekend
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I apologize that I can't help, but I have to say, godd**n that thing is beautiful.
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No light. It was wrecked so airbag is deployed. Fixed soon. Airbag light, ABS, TCS, and stability control
Have you tried disconnecting the battery for 15-20 minutes a try to reset. You might try checking for codes with a tuner even though the CEL isn't lit.
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Try cleaning the throttle body and idle air control with carburetor cleaner
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Sounds like your idle is surging. Mine does the same exact thing. I got cams in mine though & mines throwing a o2 sensor circuit slow response code. That's why mines doing it, I think. The engine light wouldn't come on either but it finally did one day & that's the code I got. Could be an o2 sensor maybe?
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I still haven't found out what it is. Dropped it off today to get my side air bag replaced and seatbelt. As my dad pulled it into the shop the exhaust tip fell off lol. Any ideas on how to get over speed bumps without scraping ?
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