Please help 02 gt wont start - Mustang Evolution

Go Back   Mustang Evolution > 1979-2015 Mustang GT || Tech and Talk > 1996-2004 Mustang GT

Join Mustang Evolution Today

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them here!
Old 07-29-2013, 06:32 PM   #1
Registered User
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Naperville
Region: Illinois
Posts: 2
Please help 02 gt wont start

Just got my 02 GT manual today. Had it checked by a mechanic and everything was in great shape. Only 75,000 miles. The car will turn over and sometimes start but when it starts you need to keep giving it gas or the RPMs will get way low and the car will turn off. Pretty sure fuel isnt making it to the engine. Put on a new fuel filter but that didnt do anything. I think it's probably the fuel pump but I have no idea. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Antonio LaPorte is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2013, 06:39 PM   #2
Registered Member
Mile high JDF's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Thronton
Region: Colorado
Posts: 5,813
Before you spend the money on a fuel pump test your Idle Air Control.

Sold - Black 2000 Mustang GT, gone but definitely not forgotten
- Silver 2007 Corvette
Current - DHG 2001 Bullitt
Mile high JDF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2013, 08:04 PM   #3
Registered Member
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Salinas
Region: California
Posts: 6,657
Yeesh! You just got this car today? The rotten luck. Oh well, ***** happens. If the mechanic that you had inspect the car is trustworthy, take it back to him. He'll surely give you a great deal on the repairs considering the circumstances. But, as stated above, at least get the car properly diagnosed before replacing unnecessary parts.
straybullitt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2013, 08:13 PM   #4
Registered Member
maldog's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2012
Region: Nevada
Posts: 1,563
I had a 02 GT and at 76k miles my fuel pump went out. Tap on the bottom of the fuel tank where the fuel pump is at. If it starts then start to die again, have somebody tap on the tank. If it starts to run again and then dies. It your fuel pump. Easiest test to do.
2006 Mustang GT Premium RedFire. CAI, SLP Loudmouth, SCT Progammer, 5 speed manual trans. My other car is a CORVETTE!
maldog is offline   Reply With Quote

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Mustang Evolution > 1979-2015 Mustang GT || Tech and Talk > 1996-2004 Mustang GT

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

» Like Us On Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

09:04 AM

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 is in no way associated with or endorsed by Ford Motor Company.