So my mustang decided today its done running for its neglectful owner. Long story short my car drove fine to one store today then another store fine. Leaving the parking lot right after starting it up I noticed the engine running rough. It was misfiring. I gave it throttle and it made a weird noise and rpm dropped dramatically, when i let off gas returned to normal idle. At this point i was out of parking lots hoping to get back into it at next drive way. I continued to try and feather gas and then it cut completely out and I couldn't restart.
Now somethings that may have contributed to this breakdown are:
1- I live in the high desert of California
this winter which is a lot colder than the other part of Cali I used to live.
2- My ABS light came on about 2 months ago, and shortly after realized my tired in the back and one in the front were worn almost to metal. And also my traction control is stuck off.
3- I replaced the three tires that needed replacing and had car aligned
4- A while back on fathers day i was hit on my right rear fender by my Dads ranger while he was acting like an idiot doing donuts in the dirt.
I have some mechanically experience and know how but this is something i cant figure out and is stressing me out. I just bought a fixer upper house which hasn't giving me much time or funds to maintain my car or even fix some stuff that needs to be repaired.
My theories right now are initially water got into my spark plug hole again, which seemed odd because last time it just ran like crap but still ran and plus I replaced the intake myself about a year ago. I verified it wasnt that by removing a plug and there was no coolant present.
Then I kinda think maybe my timing chain or belt (haven't found out which I have yet) may have broke or came loose.
But I am mostly leaning towards it having to do with that damn ABS problem. After reading how they work a little bit and the way the car felt before it stalled it kinda seem like that my be the issue.
It felt and sounded exactly like it feels when you have traction control on and try to burn out. I have been searching but might not be putting right keywords, idk. Any and all input on this issue is greatly appreciated or even a link to a topic concerning something similar, Thanks.