Trouble Starting 88

Discussion in '1974 - 1978 Mustang II Talk & Tech' started by EDubbz, Mar 6, 2014.


  1. EDubbz

    EDubbz New Member

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    Ok so I just got an 88 Gt convert 5 Spd,bone stock. It sat for 7 yrs in a garage . It was started and fueled up and ran fine. Now it cranks and no start. It had a msd cap and rotor. It was carboned up so I cleaned it and it started again. Shut it down and no start again. I changed the ign module,started right up ,I shut it down,no start again. Checked cap,all carboned up again. Replaced with a stock one brand new. No start again. Checked fuel pressure,good, checked spark,good,checked and got 12 volt at fuel injector. Didnt check for pulse. Pushed gas pedal down
    1/4 way down it attempted to fire but battery died. (Tried to trick ect by pressing gas pedal). Any help would be appreciated. I also checked fusable links for continuity and all appears well .the temp gauge worked and dash lights all work and all accessories work in car as well.
     
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    You might have better luck posting in the Fox forum section. But, fwiw, I had issues similar to this with my Cobra a couple years ago. Turned out to be a loose ground wire that I had overlooked. Also, a LONG time ago, I had a stock 302 II that did something similar. It would run great then die, then it would restart when it cooled down (wasn't overheating, was running a normal temperature). The problem there was Champion spark plugs. Changed them to Autolites and never looked back.
     
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  3. 4cammer72

    4cammer72 Likes to drop it and leave it crusty lookin

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    those years of fords are known for the ignition switch on the column separating ..... they are pretty cheap to replace... id check there first....just 2 screws to get to it....
     
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