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Old 05-01-2013, 10:37 PM   #1
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hello All!
so my friend recently bought a 2002 mustang gt 5 speed.
the car was filthy, to say the least. so he brought it over to my house, and we started cleaning the engine bay. we sprayed a ton of degreaser, wiped it, did more, wiped again, rinsed, lightly washed it (we covered the alternator and the battery). we turned on the car, and it worked fine.
we turned it off, let it cool, more degreaser, let it soak, wipe. and here's where our problem is.

it'll turn on, but it'll sound sort of like a washing machine. it has a low rev, about 500. also, not sure if it's related. but the clutch sounds like it's ticking? could that be because the car is about to stall? the car normally had a high pitched whine in neutral while the clutch wasn't depressed. we thought it might possibly be water in the coil packs, so he left his car at my house, and now it's air drying. any tips on what it might be? I just hope I didn't eff up his new car...
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I had this same issue yesterday I went thru a huge puddle I let my car sit for 5 hours. Disconnected the battery then turned it on and it was running perfectly fine. Something most likely got wet that wasn't supposed to.

Anyway I hope all works out but I'd say let it sit for a bit disconnect the battery and give her a go
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I had this same issue yesterday I went thru a huge puddle I let my car sit for 5 hours. Disconnected the battery then turned it on and it was running perfectly fine. Something most likely got wet that wasn't supposed to.

Anyway I hope all works out but I'd say let it sit for a bit disconnect the battery and give her a go
well I'm not gonna try for the next 8 hours anyways. and if it's not completely dry, then 18 hours....
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I have a post "02 GT bogging down" exact same symptoms. You should be okay in 8 hours. Best of luck
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I have a post "02 GT bogging down" exact same symptoms. You should be okay in 8 hours. Best of luck
THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!
I don't really think the problem is that bad, i just needed moral support.
he should be joining the forums in the next couple of days btw.
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Was the air filter covered too? And the noise isn't gonna go away in time..
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Was the air filter covered too? And the noise isn't gonna go away in time..
the air filter isn't open? or is there something I don't know? the car is completely stock.
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the air filter isn't open? or is there something I don't know? the car is completely stock.
If it's stock than there is a shield that is over it. But it could've still got some in there. But I doubt that caused it. Just let it dry over night and see if that don't help. As for clutch noise thats gonna be a problem most likely. How many miles?
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If it's stock than there is a shield that is over it. But it could've still got some in there. But I doubt that caused it. Just let it dry over night and see if that don't help. As for clutch noise thats gonna be a problem most likely. How many miles?
130, it's been recently replaced, and it's not too loud.
I thought it could have been something dumb like, the flywheel wasn't machined when they replaced the clutch. but idk.
clutch fork maybe?
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Did you protect the coils, fuse box, battery, or alternator when spraying that degreaser?
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Did you protect the coils, fuse box, battery, or alternator when spraying that degreaser?
Alternator and battery
I figured the fuse box is already protected?
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So I cranked it. Rev was normal. I drive it for a while. It was good. It's driving just can't climb higher with the revs. Any idea what it might be?
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So I cranked it. Rev was normal. I drive it for a while. It was good. It's driving just can't climb higher with the revs. Any idea what it might be?
Take out the spark plugs , and clean them off ( including the coil pack boots )
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Take out the spark plugs , and clean them off ( including the coil pack boots )
never done that. I might do it after work today. how long does it take? and how do i do it?
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Shouldn't take that long. It's pretty simple.
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Shouldn't take that long. It's pretty simple.
Can you write the basic process? How do I take em out :p
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Hold up I'm at school still lol. I'll try to find something or ill make a video when I get home
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Hold up I'm at school still lol. I'll try to find something or ill make a video when I get home
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Okay if you're gonna do both side which you might as well since you don't know if this is causing it.

First these pictures are taking from the driver side. There isn't a difference other than the passenger side you got to remove the intake tube.



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First pop the fuel rail off. Be careful there will be gas that comes out from the injectors. Fuel rail is the shiny chrome rail.

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You gotta take the little screw out and release the coil and carefully pull it out there will a rubber sleeve that pulls out out there hole and your spark plug will be down in there.

Anyone correct me if I'm wrong lol.

Does he show cel?
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No cel

The cr is running now
It's kinda shaky, but it's not waging machine like. It's revving at about 700 rpm
Once I rev it to about 900 it stops shaking
Temp I normal
I'm on a run the car for about 30 mins to try to get rid of any extra fluid in the engine bay.

We're replacing his spark plugs and cleanin his induction and fuelin system on the 19th.
He has an exhaust leak. So I smell a hint of gas. But that was before hand.
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I also put some "good" gas in it too just in case
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I also put some "good" gas in it too just in case
He ran it clean and filled her up with 93
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You do not need to take off fuel rail, that should save you time. Once the bolt holding the coil pack is out the coil packs move a lot so no need to remove the fuel rail, may help to unplug the fuel injector that's next to the coil your doing though as you go.
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Well we upgraded the plugs to the iridium ones

The car stops misfiring!!!
Thanks for all your help guys
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Good deal
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Good deal
We might do a sea foam treatment soon to get it in better shape ;p
Tips?
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Some in gas tank and some through a vacuum line. Need one person in the car controlling the idle when going through the line so it don't die when line is unplugged. Get a straw stick in the seafoam bottle and hold on to it good and let the line suck it through the straw lol. Make sure someone keeps the engine revving (not high) just enough to keep from dying.
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