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Old 09-11-2007, 04:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 1995 Mustang GT stalls and won't start

Hello everyone,

This is my first post at Mustang Works, so hopefully it goes well.

A few months ago I bought my first Mustang (i've been a fan since I was 15 years old).

Everything was fine for a few weeks, and then it started stalling. Sometimes it would restart, sometimes it wouldn't.

I replaced the distributor and the stator/pickup in it. The car ran fine for 2 or 3 months.
Now it is stalling again. I'm going to replacing the ignition coil and ignition module.

Any other ideas/suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
How common is this sort of trouble in an SN-95 Mustang?

Thank you very much!
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Old 09-11-2007, 06:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: 1995 Mustang GT stalls and won't start

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Hello everyone,

This is my first post at Mustang Works, so hopefully it goes well.

A few months ago I bought my first Mustang (i've been a fan since I was 15 years old).

Everything was fine for a few weeks, and then it started stalling. Sometimes it would restart, sometimes it wouldn't.

I replaced the distributor and the stator/pickup in it. The car ran fine for 2 or 3 months.
Now it is stalling again. I'm going to replacing the ignition coil and ignition module.

Any other ideas/suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
How common is this sort of trouble in an SN-95 Mustang?

Thank you very much!
You are on the right track changing the coil and ignition module. I would also change the fuel filter.

I bet one of the above is your problem.
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Old 09-11-2007, 10:48 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yeah, a complete tune up should always be on the schedule when buying a stang, this will include the fuel filter, plugs, cap, rotor, etc..Who knows how many miles it went with out one from the previous owner...Throw a new set of plugs in there when you change the coil.
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Old 09-12-2007, 11:38 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: 1995 Mustang GT stalls and won't start

I replaced the ignition coil and the car ran fine for a while.
This morning on the way to work it started acting like it was going to stall, so i drove back home and got my other car.
It didn't actually stall, but i decided not to chance it.

I'm going to replace the fuel filter today.

The plugs and wires are new.
The distributor is new.
The cap and rotor are not new, but they look fine.

I'll drive today after replacing the fuel filter and see if there are any issues. I may do the ignition module next. Is it hard to do?

Thanks!
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Its very easy to replace the ignition module.
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Old 09-14-2007, 09:43 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Default Re: 1995 Mustang GT stalls and won't start

Ignition module wasn't the problem.

2 months ago i replaced the distributor and the ignition pickup sensor.
Yesterday I replaced the cap and rotor. When I took the cap off, there was a ton of dirt in the distributor. I cleaned everything off, put on the new cap, and the car started.

Hopefully the car will run fine now. After it runs well, i'm thinking 93 Cobra intake, 65mm throttle body, and maybe some new rocker arms.

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Old 09-17-2007, 02:34 PM   #7 (permalink)
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OK, car kept stalling.
I took the rotor off again, and the distributor was dirty AGAIN.
I looked closely and realized it wasn't dirt. It was plastic shavings.

Seems that the distributor i installed was bad.
Got a new one under warranty, installed it, and haven't had any trouble since.

Maybe I got it taken care of.
Time will tell.

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Old 09-24-2007, 08:11 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Hey there!
Just remember a couple of things from a man who knows.
There may be more than one fuel line filter. Generally on in the fuelline before the pump, and one in the side of the carb/fuel control.

Also, back in the day, when someone (a bully of Fonzy) messed with you, a baggie in the gas tank was in order. there may be some object in the tank that periodically floats over the outlet hole and cuts off the fuel flow, rust for example.

Stalling is a sign of bad fuel fflow, not bad electrical. Hesitation, iratic idle, yes, but not stalling.
When the carb(a generic term) internal resivoir empties, and fuel pressure does not keep it filled, it stalls, the rpms drop and the engine starves for fuel. When the car relaxes the demand fo fuel, the poor fuel feed gets to catch up.

I speak from experience here, because i sold a 69' with the same problem. The guy who bought it called me and told me what the problem was, as I had replaced every electrical component, including the coil.
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Old 09-25-2007, 08:22 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I'm pretty sure the 95 only has the one inline filter. Also, the mass air meters on these cars are tricky and can make the car stall if going bad, along with a handful of other electrical problems...I think the best thing for him to do at this point is to try to pull some codes so we can see what the ECU is trying to tell us..
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