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Old 10-06-2012, 12:32 PM   #1
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'00 gt dies after starting (sometimes)

Or 2000 gt convertible has started to die after it starts. The sound is kinda like a small backfire but in the engine area. If it had carbs I would say a backfire in the carbs. Also the check engine light came on.

We tried putting the computer reader on but it just hangs up at the protocol screen (I put it on another car to make sure it was ok & it was). We cleaned battery and cleared check engine light. After 5+ starts it has not come back on. But 3 out of those 5 starts it died. No change in performance or anything.

Car runs fine otherwise. Had it smogged and passed a month ago.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance
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Go to Autozone, O'Reilly Auto, Nationwise, Pep Boys or the like and see if you can get the fault codes. Without the codes, it's hard to know where to start. You don't want to spend any money on something that will not fix your prob.
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Old 10-06-2012, 07:35 PM   #3
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Could be the distributor my buddy had the same problem with his 95 GT. He would start it up let it run and in about 2 or 3 minutes it would be dead. Hope that helps!!!
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Could be the distributor my buddy had the same problem with his 95 GT. He would start it up let it run and in about 2 or 3 minutes it would be dead. Hope that helps!!!
These cars don't have distributors like the push rod 5.0, they have individual coil packs.
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Check iac. Idle air control module on throttle body. Looks like c cell battery with one wire plug on it and two bolts
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IAC

This same issue happened to me in the winter a couple years ago and it turned out to be a bad Idle Air Control valve.
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Old 10-08-2012, 06:54 PM   #7
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These cars don't have distributors like the push rod 5.0, they have individual coil packs.
You know what i knew that hahaha. Damn i hate it when i make myself sound retarted.
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Old 10-08-2012, 08:14 PM   #8
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Easiest cheapest thing is to check the iac and clean it with some carb cleaner. I've had the same problem. It would throw codes that were fuel related, but it would always be the iac.
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