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Old 01-31-2012, 10:38 PM   #1
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I got my 96 Mustang a few months ago, and I want to go completely over essential parts to check up on them. Under the hood at least.
It has a 98 V8 in it. 4.6l with a K&N CAI. I Do Not know what else was done to it, and It has a problem accelerating. I've posted many threads trying to get help with that. Anyways, Is there a site i can go to that is specifically for that engine and what to check, how things should look, blah blah blah? I would appreciate it. I NEED to get familiar and know Everything about the car before i can call it my own. Thanks!
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Just check out the Simple things, plugs and wires, injectors, throttle body and IAC ( idle air control) make sure there's no vacuum leaks, change the fuel filter, just simple easy things like that will make a difference and keep you car running strong. To me best way to learn about your car, buy a Haynes repair manual and read it from front to back. I have read mine like 4 times and still learn something new everytime.
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Just check out the Simple things, plugs and wires, injectors, throttle body and IAC ( idle air control) make sure there's no vacuum leaks, change the fuel filter, just simple easy things like that will make a difference and keep you car running strong. To me best way to learn about your car, buy a Haynes repair manual and read it from front to back. I have read mine like 4 times and still learn something new everytime.
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Just check out the Simple things, plugs and wires, injectors, throttle body and IAC ( idle air control) make sure there's no vacuum leaks, change the fuel filter, just simple easy things like that will make a difference and keep you car running strong. To me best way to learn about your car, buy a Haynes repair manual and read it from front to back. I have read mine like 4 times and still learn something new everytime.
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Just check out the Simple things, plugs and wires, injectors, throttle body and IAC ( idle air control) make sure there's no vacuum leaks, change the fuel filter, just simple easy things like that will make a difference and keep you car running strong. To me best way to learn about your car, buy a Haynes repair manual and read it from front to back. I have read mine like 4 times and still learn something new everytime.
I will definitely look into it!! Thanks!
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I love the Haynes repair manual, it is seriously one of the best way to get familiar with your engine, also if you do ANY work to the car, do it yourself. That is the BEST way to get to know your car. The 4.6 is not very hard to understand.
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Check the throttle cable slack. Check the routing too. Go from there.
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