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Old 06-08-2016, 05:13 PM   #1
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Need help with ignition

Hello everyone, on Monday I bought my first mustang, it is a 96 GT with only 20,000 miles on it. But today after work I noticed that it took forever to start up. I think it might just because the other owner drove it less than 1,000 miles a year. It is in perfect condition so I don't think there is something seriously wrong with the car. Does anyone have an idea on why it's doing this?
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Sounds like a nice find!

I would begin by verifying that there are no trouble codes present. If there are no codes, you should start replacing the maintenance items, such as the air and fuel filters. And thoroughly inspect under the hood for any evidence of rodent damage. (ie chewed wires, vacuum hoses, etc.)
If the problem persists after doing the routine maintenance, probably a fuel pressure test is in order. I would focus on the fuel system first, due to the low mileage, and the age of the vehicle. A lot of condensation can collect in the fuel tank of a car that is only driven 1000 miles per year! Hopefully, your problem is just due to a semi-water clogged fuel filter.

How does the car run otherwise? Does it idle smoothly? And does the engine pull hard all of the way to red line?
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Other than the start up issue it runs like a dream, I tried just turning the key and let the fuel pump give it fuel then repeated that and it fired up right away, it doesn't really bother me that much. All I have to do is let the fuel pump prime up before starting it. The only other thing is I hear this weird noise when the clutch is in, it sounds like three rapid squeaks then stops for a second and does it again, when the clutch is out it sounds perfectly fine. Do you know what this would be?
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Yeah, swap out the fuel filter and see if that helps. It's probably the original one that came on the car when it was new.
That sound that you are hearing when you push in the clutch pedal is possibly the pilot bearing or the throw out bearing. If it gets worse, you may want to have it looked at, and properly diagnosed, by a knowledgeable mechanic.
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Welcome! I m excited to see your the pics of 96gt

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Welcome! I m excited to see your the pics of 96gt

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