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Discussion in 'Fox 5.0 Mustang Tech' started by Jeremy F, Sep 29, 2013.


  1. Jeremy F

    Jeremy F New Member

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    When I go to start the car it cranks, turns over and will start to idle very roughly and blow smoke and you have to play with the gas to get it to idle correctly and once that happens the car will run fine and I have no idea what could be causing this problem.
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    Jeremy F New Member

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    This is a 1992 5.0 and is all stock except for a BBK cold air intake
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    madspeed Colonel Mustard Mod Dude Founding Member

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    follow the surging idle checklist
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    jrichker StangNet's favorite TOOL SN Certified Technician Founding Member

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    You guys with idle/stall problems could save a lot of time chasing your tails if you would go through the Surging Idle Checklist. Over 50 different people contributed information to it. The first two posts have all the fixes, and steps through the how to find and fix your idle problems without spending a lot of time and money. I continue to update it as more people post fixes or ask questions. You can post questions to that sticky and have your name and idle problem recognized. The guys with original problems and fixes get their posts added to the main fix. :D

    It's free, I don't get anything for the use of it except knowing I helped a fellow Mustang enthusiast with his car. At last check, it had more than 134,000 hits, which indicates it does help fix idle problems quickly and inexpensively.
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