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Old 10-25-2014, 09:50 PM   #1
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Need help please

Just replaced clutch. Went to start up my car and it sounds like an old 64 impala or something. And it wont idle, just starts and dies after 30 seconds. A little bit of smoke coming from engine bay, i cant tell where its coming from. And had a rich smell of gas. Im getting really frustrated with this car. 98 gt 5 speed stock besides bbk cai. Thank you . Any help is appreciated
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Old 10-25-2014, 10:04 PM   #2
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Could it be a IAC or MAF issue. I know you just did your clutch but these two things can cause stalling and rough idle.

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Old 10-25-2014, 10:22 PM   #3
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I have no clue. Im looking around right now. I did notice the previous owner spliced the wires to the tps. So im re taping it up making sure its secure. Im almost ready to give up. This car can break a persons spirits real quick
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Old 10-25-2014, 10:23 PM   #4
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But why does it sound like a classic car with glass packs??
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Old 10-25-2014, 10:48 PM   #5
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Possibly cause It's running rough? Like a cammed sound? Erratic/choppy sounding?

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Old 10-26-2014, 09:55 AM   #6
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Need help please

Probably go through the normal routine to check for rough idling.

engine codes
Bad idle air control valve
Maf
Misfiring - tune up
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Vacuum leak
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Old 10-26-2014, 09:57 AM   #7
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Could it be the o2 sensors? I know you had to mess with those when dropping the transmission. Well I know it would throw a code if it was an 02 sensor.
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Old 10-26-2014, 04:44 PM   #8
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Well i was under the car checking around and the passenger side exhaust pipe that connects to the header had about a 1 1/2 inch gap. So im tightening that all up. And also o2 sensor in the same location was really loose. I was trying to attach a short video of how the car fires up then dies right away. Could it be related to the loose exhaust and o2 sensor?
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Old 10-26-2014, 05:03 PM   #9
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Heres a link to the video. Hope it works.

http://youtu.be/1v_8wX2tfsk
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Old 10-26-2014, 06:17 PM   #10
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you set the video as private. I think changing it to public will allow us to see the video.
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Old 10-26-2014, 11:39 PM   #11
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Oops. Ill change it now..thanks for the heads up
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Ok. Its public now
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Old 10-26-2014, 11:53 PM   #13
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You cant see it in the video but there is a little bit of smoke coming from the engine
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Old 10-27-2014, 12:19 AM   #14
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Yeah. The 02 sensors would make it run bad. Sends readings to the computer and from there it adjusts itself to make it run smooth. Bad readings will irritate that. So the exhaust leak plus loose 02 sensor could screw things up. Look around the engine bay for more vacuum leaks. When did the car last have a tune up?
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Old 10-27-2014, 12:43 PM   #15
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It ran like a champ just before i had a clutch cable break on me. So i replaced that hoping that would be the answer to my shifting problems but wasnt. So i replaced the clutch. Tune up was done maybe 6 months ago... I did paint my throttle body and plenum. But i covered all the holes making sure nothing went inside. And while i was tightening the exhaust to header i noticed 2 of the 4 wires on my o2 sensor were broken from twisting the sensor in place. So now its just there to plug the hole until i can get a new o2. Im tired of looking at my car. I wanna drive it. Right now its the only car in our household so i have a little pressure on me with minimal funds
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Old 10-27-2014, 12:47 PM   #16
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Thank you for help. Its always much appreciated. I come to this forum with all my mustang problems and trust the advice that is given. This forum has indirectly saved me hundreds of dollars.
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Old 10-27-2014, 12:49 PM   #17
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Lol. Yes I feel yah. My only transportation is sitting In my driveway while it waits for me to give her a new transmission. I'm waiting to save up for a new one lol. I'm in the same boat.


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Old 10-27-2014, 12:49 PM   #18
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Heres my throttle body
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Old 10-27-2014, 12:55 PM   #19
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That's actually really cool. Cleans up the engine bay


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Old 10-27-2014, 01:40 PM   #20
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It was done with dupli color metal cast. In person it looks anodized. Its really cool
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Old 10-27-2014, 06:53 PM   #21
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Hell if u had enough wire sticking out of the o2 sensor to reconnect it to its broke end id just solder it back together or if ur gonna replace it when u get funds just use but-connectors but make sure u mate it back with the right wire it came from id deff do that since its my only means of transportation and i really needed it to run


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Old 10-27-2014, 07:06 PM   #22
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Did you disconnect any exhuast parts ?

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Old 10-27-2014, 11:26 PM   #23
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I tried to solder them but the wires on the end of the sensor were so small the solder didnt hold up when i put the o2 back in. I did have someone help me guide the transmission in and he took it upon him self to install my starter, which is brand new ford part. Could he have done something wrong to cause the smoke? Or what if the solenoid is smaller than the one that was already on the car? Cuz it even sounds different when i try starting it.
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Old 10-27-2014, 11:43 PM   #24
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After all of this ...... My ****in car still wont go into gear. I did get it to idle though. It was about to die when i started it so i just gave it gas and it idled from there.
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I have no clue. Im looking around right now. I did notice the previous owner spliced the wires to the tps. So im re taping it up making sure its secure. Im almost ready to give up. This car can break a persons spirits real quick
If those wires are spliced, I'd have to wonder what else...solder them! Even crimps are cheap methods that become ineffective in connection wires together. They add resistence to the circuit, something that can be critical to a sensor that provides a voltage signal to the vehicles ECO/PCM.
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Old 10-28-2014, 07:22 AM   #26
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Need help please

Go into gear ? Something with the clutch? Mine was have trouble putting it in to gear. Bought an adjustable cable and quadrant etc. And that didn't work. So I just gave up. And bought a whole new transmission and clutch lol.


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Old 10-29-2014, 11:43 PM   #27
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My clutch fork wasnt on right. I went under the car and pushed straight up on it and i could feel it slip into place. Adjusted my cable and now my car shifts like butter.
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Old 10-30-2014, 06:00 AM   #28
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Ya that clutch fork can be a pita, i replaced mine when i did my clutch and they sent me the wrong one , they looked identical but when placed on a level surface they where different and i was chasing this prob for almost a year, a year of not being able to drive the car because it wouldnt release the clutch like it should so u can go into gear, thats a hard lesson to learn for me becuz my car is my DD and no one could figure it out i ended up taking it back out ( for the 15th time ) and refused to put it back together till i found the issue, and so i did


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Old 10-30-2014, 10:13 AM   #29
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This was the first time ive ever changed a clutch, dropped a tranny, driveline, etc. And im happy with the end results, not just the $ i saved by doing the work myself, but i learned alot and im proud of myself. Its not easy droppin a tranny and putting it back in just using a 3 ton floor jack by yourself. Alot of bumps, scrapes, and bruises from wrestling around underneith the car. Thank you for all the advice that helped me.
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