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Old 03-24-2012, 04:18 PM   #1
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So I blew another spark plug on start up first of all... In my effords of trying to get it home a half mile away I lost power car died. Got it home I repaired the spark plug issue. Now the car only cranks doesn't start. I have fuel air and fire. My question is do you think its possible for the timing to have jumped? I dont have a code reader or even access to a code reader anymore. I've never seen the timing jump on these engines not sure if its possible or not. Is there any way I can quickly check the timing without pulling the whole timing cover anyone knows of?
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What year? Are you having any other issues?
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Old 03-24-2012, 04:47 PM   #3
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What year? Are you having any other issues?
2002 GT Nope no other issues was running fine before the spark plug blew.
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Old 03-24-2012, 09:06 PM   #4
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Ok when you say the spark plug blew, is it just one cylinder consistantly? Different cylinders? Is the engine missing? What does the, plug look like??
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Re: No Start..

Ok.. so when you say car lost power.. it gradually lost power? Or lost it all at once? When you say spark plug blew.. like literally blew out of the engine? Or just got over charged and failed? I wouldn't think it's timing.. i have some ideas as to what it may be, but I need more info..
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Old 03-25-2012, 12:38 AM   #6
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check your coil and pos neg termibs and make sure u have good grounds

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check your coil and pos neg termibs and make sure u have good grounds
these are just some basics to start with i don't know very much about newer mustangs
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Old 03-25-2012, 08:42 AM   #7
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I would pull all plugs and wires, run ur fingers down the wires, bumps are a sign of failure where the wire grounded out. Start checking electrical areas. Keep us updated...
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This is the second time I repaired this problem on a different cylinder. When I started my car a spark plug blew out of the cylinder header damaging the threads and coil pack. I drilled and tapped the cylinder and repaired it with a solid sert. I lost power all of a sudden. I was at a gas station a mile from home it was still running so I was going to try to make it. About a half mile down the road I lost power all of a sudden at 35mph and was able to coast it to my house. Last time this happened I was able to drive her 15 miles home and repaired the cylinder head the same way and she started up just fine. Again I don't have a code reader or access to one. Thanks for any help.

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Also I have good fuel pressure and spark. I'm unsure about the maf sensor sense I don't have a scan tool to check it with.
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Re: No Start..

So I rechecked my fuel pressure again to be sure and this time I got nothing with key on. And while cranking it would go up to about 25 psi. If i crank it long enough she would act like she was about to start but die out. I checked all fuses and I bypassed the inertia switch and still no start. Oh and I also replaced my fuel filter today. I'm leaning towards the fuel pump? I didn't check voltage at the pump but its I'm getting some fuel pressure I'm assuming it has to have 12 volts.
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Old 03-26-2012, 08:08 AM   #10
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Bump... I also found a wiring diagram to check the FPDM and if that's good what's a good fuel pump at a decent price to get? If that's my problem...
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Lightly used SVT Focus pumps are pretty easy to come by and are only around $100. However you will need the pigtail that comes with it to wire it in. That is a great pump that will support over 400 HP
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I've been looking all morning and I was thinking about the airtex electric pump. It's cheaper because it's only the electric pump with the gasket and filters.
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Old 03-26-2012, 01:43 PM   #13
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Re: No Start..

So I just checked the power and ground circuits to the FPDM. Using this diagram. I got 12.3 volts. Anything greater than 10.5 volts it says to replace. Has anyone replaced the FPDM before? Its easy to get to and actually replace but I'm just wondering if it needs to go to a dealer and have any coding done. Or if its just plug and play that would be awesome.
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no one knows?
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Old 04-02-2012, 04:54 AM   #15
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Re: No Start..

i have blown a plug too and have damaged the threads did you have to take the head off to rethread it?
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i have blown a plug too and have damaged the threads did you have to take the head off to rethread it?

No I tapped the cylinder without removing the head. The link below is the kit I used. When you tap the cylinder head put some grease like anti-seizes(spelled that wrong i'm sure) and make two or three turns back it out clean the tab add more grease until you tap all the threads. Then I use a air hose and blow out the cylinder and a shop vacuum to be sure I didn't miss any shavings. In the kit make sure you use the smallest insert. It works best and puts your spark plug right where it needs to be. I use the rod in the kit and hit the insert before I put it in the cylinder head to open the threads up on the insert first. Then you put the insert on the spark plug add red lock tight to the insert and install it til it stops. I usually give one last quarter turn if that to make sure its sealed when i feel it got snug. I let it set over night before starting it just to be safe and allow the lock tight to dry.

Buy Fix-A-Thred M14-1.25 Plug-Saver Kit - 1 each insert S, N, L 98141 at Advance Auto Parts
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Used this and I'm super happy with it!
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