Late Model 1979-New Ford Mustangs

The 1979 model of Ford Mustang was based on the larger Fox platform that featured larger trunk and restyled interior to accommodate up to four people. It was available in three body styles – convertible, coupé and hatchback.

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Ford Taurus
Mercury Sable
Late Model 1979-New Ford Mustangs

Does a Ford Taurus - Mercury Sable have a radiator drain plug?

Yes it does, To access it:

Remove the lower valance panel that runs across the bottom of the frontend of the vehicle from the driver's side to the passenger's side. It is held on with three 8mm bolts and about a dozen 5.5mm screws. After you remove that, then you will see the bottom of the radiator where there is a drain cock on the driver's side. It looks like a plastic bolt and takes a 3/4 wrench to open it. Some models have one that can be twisted open by hand.

There are a dozen tips/tricks/hints in the "Related Question" below for finding and accessing the 1996 and newer Taurus/Sable radiator drain plug / petcock

when looking at the car from the front...it's at the bottom of the radiator on the driver's side.

Flushing and draining the radiator is important maintenance and prevents problems down the road such as clogged heater cores, blown headgaskets, and can help detect, or prevent water pump damage which can cause your vehicle to overheat.

:Buy a one inch hole saw from the hardware store, cost $2.00. Use it on a drill to make an access hole on the driver's side of the air dam underneath the radiator right where the drain plug protrudes down. Then use a socket wrench to turn the plug two turns counter clock-wise. It drains in about 10 minutes. The white drain plug can be seen from the front of the car just over the bumper on the driver's side.

Bill, I have a 1996 Ford Taurus GL and it indeed has a radiator drain plug. However, to drain it, there is a slight catch - (you saw this coming, right?) - you must remove about a gazillion screws and bolts from the "apron" underneath the front of the car and remove said "apron" to reach the drain plug on the driver's side. THEN you must use a socket wrench or hex wrench to open the plug(it's plastic-BE CAREFUL) and drain the radiator(make sure to open the radiator filler cap to relieve the vacuum created). While it's draining, go watch a video or something, it'll be awhile. Closing up the radiator is the reverse of all the above. I wish you luck. - Ted

Yes it has a drain plug but it can jam up if not used. It is far better to take off the bottom hose and point that into a large bucket to catch the coolant. While the coolant in the overflow looks like something from hell, the engine coolant in the radiator, engine block and heater cores looks good when I drained it. I just ran a lot of water through the block and the engine, started it up with the defrost on full for about 2 minutes to push some stuff out, then drained it and poured pure antifreeze in it. There is enough water left in the block to do the dilution....I checked it and got minus 34 so good enough up here

It's a pain in the butt, let me tell ya. There are two vent-type holes in the front of the car. Get a flashlight and look in the driver side one. move some tubes around and you'll see a plastic spigot type thing pointing down at an angle with a plastic knob underneath it. If you're lucky the thing won't be clogged. Attach a piece of tubing to the spigot and turn the knob (if that's not jammed). If it's clogged you're going to have to take the apron off the bottom of the car. On mine i just kept turning the knob and eventually the antifreeze started to come out from around it. It was slow going, but it worked. .

While it is indeed a pain, it only hurts the first time! To drain the radiator fast. Remove the lower cover underneath the front of the car. On the passenger side is a 1-1/4" hose connection. Disconnect here to drain fast. Otherwise, the radiator drain is on the bottom drivers side of the radiator. After carefully marking the location on the lower cover, then removing from the car, I used a hole-saw to cut a 1-1/2" hole directly under this drain plug. Now, I no longer have to remove the cover. A pair of needle nose pliers will reach the plug to unloosen. I also drilled a 1" hole slightly forward of this one for the angled drain. Which I slip a hose on to help direct the antifreeze draining..

It is easiest to pull the lower radiator hose. Be sure to save and dispose of the coolant according to epa instructions. A lot of parts houses will dispose of it for you. GoodluckJoe

The drain is located on the drivers side of the radiator. You have to remove the black apron to get to it. There were three bolts, and then 4 smaller screws holding it to the molding. There is more info here on this subject, as I originally found the answer to my question (which was similar to yours here).

I have a 97 Taurus, pretty much the same car. I have not found it. All I do to empty fluid (or orange water) locate the thermostat and hose the is clamped to it on the right side of the engine. Use some pliers to squeeze the clamp and move down about 3 or 4 inches. Pull hose off of thermostat housing and fold hose downward. Most of the fluid will empty from the radiator. As for the rest of the fluid. You can remove the thermostat housing and put water hose in the reservoir until clear water comes out of engine at housing that was just removed. When you reinstall, make sure you have a new gasket or you will have a leak, and use gasket glue to secure a tight fit. Make sure you clean out fluid frequently because the dirty water clogs your heater core and then you will have a large head ache.

Under the front of the sable is a water/dirt shield made of a plastic material that is bolted on with 4mm bolts ( about 8 )... there is also a single ( up to 3 ) 8mm bolt at the back of the shield that all need to be removed ( very easily done ) then remove the shield and you will see the bottom of the radiator assembly on the driver side of the car with a cream colored petcock valve and the outlet all pointing straight down. Open the fluid reservoir to help the discharge rate once you open the petcock.

There is a plastic protective panel/shroud you need to remove under the front end (some real tiny bolts near the bumper and three larger ones towards the engine) and you will see the draincock on the driver's side end of the radiator on the bottom (it's vertical, not horizontal). Recommend you cut a 2" x 2" hole in the panel for future access.

There is a piece of black trim under the front bumper that is attached with 4 Phillips screws, 5 or 6 5.5 mm screws and 3 or 4 8 mm screws . The trim piece, or cover, is over a foot wide and runs the entire width of the car. Remove the screws and bolts and you can access the drain petcock on the right hand (driver) side of the radiator . 19 mm head on the drain, which is an off-white plastic hex head on the underside of the radiator. (Note: some are attached with 5 7/32" head screws and 3 8mm head bolts. No Phillips screws at all.)

Remove the lower valance panel that runs across the bottom of the front end of the vehicle from the driver's side to the passenger's side. It is held on with three 8mm bolts and about a dozen 7/32 screws. After you remove that, then you will see the bottom of the radiator where there is a drain cock on the driver's side. It looks like a plastic bolt and takes a 3/4 wrench to open it.

Should be drain plug at lower radiator either at bottom or at rear may be hidden be lower hose or just remove lower hose

if i remember correctly its in the bottom of the radiator the under engine cover is in the way

:Yes, In order to access it you must first remove the air dam which is held to the bumper (on 1996-99's) by 5.5MM bolts and 3 SAE bolts (cannot remember the size. Will edit when i get it.) Once the lower air dam is removed the petcock can be seen, it simply unscrews to the left and drains out a spout.

Either at the bottom or rear of radiator

Drain radiator at bottom or rear of same

Remove the lower valance panel that runs across the bottom of the frontend of the vehicle from the driver's side to the passenger's side. It is held on with three 8mm bolts and about a dozen 5.5mm screws. After you remove that, then you will see the bottom of the radiator where there is a drain cock on the driver's side. It looks like a plastic bolt and takes a 3/4 wrench to open it. Some models have one that can be twisted open by hand.

There are a dozen tips/tricks/hints in the "Related Question" below for finding and accessing the 1996 and newer Taurus/Sable radiator drain plug / petcock

when looking at the car from the front...it's at the bottom of the radiator on the driver's side.

See "Related Questions" below for more

The radiator drain plug for a 2001 Taurus is located underneath the car on the bottom of the radiator on the driver side of the car. It is very hard to see and get to. You must first remove the plastic cover that is attached to your front bumper. Take it completely off, then look underneath the car on the driver side. On the bottom of the radiator you should notice a white plastic nut. It is easily removed with a 9/16 wrench.

This was a great answer and saved me a lot of time. The only difference was that on my 2001 Taurus SES with 3.0 Flex Fuel Engine was that the white plastic nut took a 3/4 wrench. Also, the plastic cover that's attached to the front bumper is also attached to the plastic fender wells with one screw per fender.

It is located at the bottom of the radiator on the driver's side of the vehicle. If you look straight up from the ground under the front of the car, you will see a black plastic panel that spans the distance form one side of the car to the other. This panel can be removed for easier access to the radiator petcock. The panel is held on with approximately eight to ten 7/32 (very small) screws, and three 5/16ths bolts. This car's petcock is not a wingnut type, but is plastic and in the shape of a bolt head, and will require a 3/4 inch wrench to loosen.

I would suggest you take it to a auto shop and have a flush done as draining the radiator really does little for you. There is still a large amount of the coolant in the engine and in the heater core that does not get changed and will contaminate your new coolant as soon as your thermostat opens. Also draining the radiator does not remove very much of the deposits that are built up in the system.

Check at the bottom of radiator perhaps under lower hose

See "Related Questions" below for more

The radiator drain plug for a 2001 Taurus is located underneath the car on the bottom of the radiator on the driver side of the car. It is very hard to see and get to. You must first remove the plastic cover that is attached to your front bumper. Take it completely off, then look underneath the car on the driver side. On the bottom of the radiator you should notice a white plastic nut. It is easily removed with a 9/16 wrench.

This was a great answer and saved me a lot of time. The only difference was that on my 2001 Taurus SES with 3.0 Flex Fuel Engine was that the white plastic nut took a 3/4 wrench. Also, the plastic cover that's attached to the front bumper is also attached to the plastic fender wells with one screw per fender.

It is located at the bottom of the radiator on the driver's side of the vehicle. If you look straight up from the ground under the front of the car, you will see a black plastic panel that spans the distance form one side of the car to the other. This panel can be removed for easier access to the radiator petcock. The panel is held on with approximately eight to ten 7/32 (very small) screws, and three 5/16ths bolts. This car's petcock is not a wingnut type, but is plastic and in the shape of a bolt head, and will require a 3/4 inch wrench to loosen.

I would suggest you take it to a auto shop and have a flush done as draining the radiator really does little for you. There is still a large amount of the coolant in the engine and in the heater core that does not get changed and will contaminate your new coolant as soon as your thermostat opens. Also draining the radiator does not remove very much of the deposits that are built up in the system.

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Ford Taurus
VW New Beetle
Ford Expedition XLT
Late Model 1979-New Ford Mustangs

How do you remove the door panel and replace the side mirror on a Taurus - Sable?

The best description of this procedure, including photos, I have found is at kwmuth.com. Just follow the first 14 steps and then reverse them to install your new mirror assembly.

See "Related Questions" below for direct link to the pdf file

ok, it is very simple. all you have to do is take off the door panel, and if you have the tweeter in the corner of the door, you are going to have to take the screen off and undo the bolts, then there are 3 bolts that hold the mirror on..... i would recommend to take a digital camera with you so you can take pictures of everything and that way you will be able to put everything back in place..

autozone.com has online manuals that give step by step how to

Removing the Door PanelIt's easy!
  1. Remove triangle-shaped plastic cover Fwd of door window - gently pry it off
  2. Remove screw from the plastic cover behind door open lever
  3. Remove door lock plunger. (unscrew)
  4. Remove screws down inside the door pull hand-hold area
  5. Look for other Phillips screws - sometimes around the lower 1/2
  6. Pry hidden plastic hold down fasteners from around the edge - pull the panel away from the door and where you see it 'stuck' to the door, slide a pry tool, a stiff putty knife works well, up in that area and pop the fastener off.
  7. Lift door liner enough to get to the mirror power connector and unplug.
  8. For some model years, with door panel loose, you can access the bolts / screws that hold the interior trim piece in place and remove.
  9. Remove Mylar cover for access to 3 Mirror mount studs, speaker screws, door lock actuators, window motors, etc.
  10. Remove nuts, (hold the mirror up from outside) and remove mirror. (Feed electrical harness through door openings as required to facilitate removal.
  11. Reverse order for installation.
96, 97 or 98 side mirror replacementFirst You have to pop the black cover off the speaker "triangle". That way you can get at the screws that hold the speaker bracket (2 or 3). Under that, and through access holes in the door, are three nuts that hold the mirror on 13mm I think. You will need a ratchet an deep socket or 2" extention. Take care not to dropthe nuts; there may be places they can go beyond the ken of men. The bad news is that I think you will have to pop the inside door skin to disconnect the cable . I just did this about two weeks ago, but I'm not sure sitting here at the computer. The door I replaced my poor door with was a 1996. My Taurus is a 1998. So there are minor variations. The '98 had three screws through the edge of the skin to hold the door skin besides the plastic reuseable grip plugs you can't see until the skin is removed. It would be an easy 15 min job if not for the skin. .

To take of the inside panel just remove the screws under the panel, on the left side, and one (that is hard to get to) on the inside. I don't know how to get to the mirror tho. If you know how to get that far can you email me at Chriscox06@yahoo.com I need to replace my whole mirror setup. I and if you already knew this, sorry i couldn't help.

In general, the primary mounting screws for the side mirror are under the triangle cover piece - often that is held in place with a single screw itself.

I have found the electric connector to be fairly short, so it may be possible to replace the mirror without removing the door panel.

Remove the speaker cover by carefully prying it off. From the inside of the car, remove the three nuts that attach the mirror bolts. Remove mirror. Re-install the same way.

go to a pic ur part junk yard and find a new one pull the wires out through the door panel its easy

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Chevy Silverado
Check Engine Light
Ford Escort LX
Late Model 1979-New Ford Mustangs

Why is the service engine soon on?

This information can be found in the owner's manual. There is a problem in the emmissions system.

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Ford Windstar
Ford Expedition
Ford F-150
Late Model 1979-New Ford Mustangs

What type and how many quarts of oil does a Windstar take?

According to the Owners Manuals:

1996 Windstar 3.0 & 3.8: 4.5 quarts - 5w30*

1997 Windstar 3.0 & 3.8: 4.5 quarts - 5w30*

1998 Windstar 3.0 & 3.8: 4.5 quarts - 5w30*

1999 Windstar 3.0 engine: 4.5 quarts

3.8 engine: 5.0 quarts

2000 Windstar 3.8: 5.0 quarts - 5w30*

2001 Windstar 3.8: 5.75 quarts - 5w20

2002 Windstar 3.8: 5.0 quarts - 5w20

2003 Windstar 3.8: 5.0 quarts - 5w20 (synthetic blend)

*Note: Ford issued a TSB (technical service bulletin TSB 02-1-9) regarding the 5w20 superseding 5w30 Owners Manual specifications.Applies to all Windstars back to 1995.

See "Related Links" or search on FORD TSB 02-1-9 for more details.

NOTE: It is always best to refer to the Owners Manual that came with the vehicle to ensure the information is correct to that specific car.

Answernormally 5W-30 10W-30 is also acceptable if you live in a very hot climate area. AnswerAny Oil that you like... Personally I like Valvoline... they do make a Valvoline Max Life Oil that is made for vehicles with 75000 miles or more on it... don't use Quakerstate... I've heard some big stories coming from mechanics about that oil... one mechanic removed the valve cover to check something with the rocker arms, and he had to use a screw driver and hammer to chip at that oil and he actually lifed it off the head... so Valvoline is probably the very best oil for any vehicle.

Motorcraft 5w20, synthetic blend.

Good news is this is a very affordable product, and I don't hesitate to let it run the entire 5,000 mile change schedule.

Check the Owners Manual for more detail...

See "Related Links" or search on FORD TSB 02-1-9 for more details.

FORD TSB 02-1-9 5w20 Oil Recommend - PDF file*http://fcsdchemicalsandlubricants.com/supplier/tsb/0219.pdf

5w20 semi-synthetic motor oil is what the owners manual calls for.

The transmission takes Mercon V It would depend on which size motor and oil pan it has. With the standard 6 cylinder engine, with the standard factory oil pan which is the most likely unless modifications has been done. The oil capacity should be 4.5 quarts without filter change. Last I changed the oil in my windstar with oil filter change it took 5.0 quarts of oil.

Start with 4.5 quarts if you change the oil filter also. And then check oil. If the level is below the full mark, add another half quart of oil to the engine oil.

my 2002 holds 5 qts. with a oil filter

5 w 30 ( according to the owners manual )

5.75 quarts of 5w20.

( 5 w 30 ) according to the owners manual

The oil capacity is approximaly 5.4 quarts of oil. Install 5 quarts and check level on dipstick.

Answerthe 3.0L uses 4.5 qts. while the 3.8 uses 5 qts AnswerMy owners manual says for the 3.8l engine, it is 5.75, including filter. My experience agrees with the extra .75 quart! :)

The 2003 Ford Windstar owners manual shows ( 5 quarts with filter change )

of engine oil for your 3.8 liter - V6 engine

( 5 w 30 ) is the preferred oil according to the Owner Guide

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Auto Parts and Repairs
Transmissions and Drivetrains
Ford Ranger
Late Model 1979-New Ford Mustangs

Can you change a manual transmission to automatic and about how much does it usually cost?

Not knowing the make or the model it is impossible to guess. Generally you would have to change the radiator, run the transmission lines and change out flywheel and possibly driveshaft.

With older cars (early hydramatics, for example), you do not have to change the radiator and there ae no transmission lines, but in addition to changing the flywheel and driveshaft, you also have to add the linkage to the carburetor.

You might need to change the ECM (computer) and you may be able to put in an oil cooler instead of changing the radiator.

Another way to go would be to contact your local automotive junk yard and purchase a wrecked vehicle that is the same as yours except automatic. The vehicle would need to be damaged in a way that doesn't effect the parts you are interested in. You would then have everything needed to swap over including peddle assembly, steering column or console, linkages, wiring, switches, crossmember, flywheel, driveshaft, correct speedometer gears, cooling lines, radiator and so on.

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Ford Escape XLT
Ford F-150
Late Model 1979-New Ford Mustangs

How much oil does a 2010 ford escape with a V6 take?

6 quarts ( 5.7 liters ) with engine oil filter change , according to the Owner

Guide

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Ford Taurus
Turn Signals and Hazard Lights
Late Model 1979-New Ford Mustangs

How do you replace the front turn signal bulb on a 1996-1999 Ford Taurus?

Remove the associated headlamp (four screws) to get to the harness of the turn signal.

Give it a counter-clockwise twist and out comes the lamp harness / socket from the lens.

Cramped, but doable!

On some cars you open the hood, and the light socket will be right on the inside behind the fixture itself. A quarter turn counter clockwise and pull will remove the socket. Then push in while turning a quarter turn counter clockwise again will release the bulb, or on newer ones, you just pull them out as they are the spade type. On some cars you will have screws/torx screws holding the lens assembly in, and it would have to be removed to replace the bulb. Then still on others, you would reach underneath the bumper.

You will have to remove the headlights and front bumper cover to gain access to the back of the light assembly. Once you remove the 10mm bolts across the top holding the cover and headlights, you will find a 8mm on each fender (inside - lower front part of the fender - socket extension required). Remove the Phillips screws supporting the front plastic inner fender wells, and the push type fastener on the inside of the fender well will also need to be popped out. You will find a 13mm nut on the inside of the fender holding the side of the bumper cover to the fender - remove and free the sides from the fender. Remove all those little 6mm fasteners on the bottom of the cover too. Once everything is loose, gently pull up on the cover to free it from the guide pins and pull it forward to gain access to the turn signal assembly. You may want to replace both bulbs...

Open the hood and take out the four bolts that hold the headlight in position. They are all on the top and include one rather long bolt that will still remain attached even after loosened. Once you have done this you can move the headlight unit to the side (or you can disconnect it and remove it altogether). Removing the headlight unit will make it possible to reach the turn signal assembly which you can then twist to remove from its seating. You can then replace the bulb and then replace the headlight unit.

Additional Information1996-2005Bulb Numbers:

  • FRONT Turn-signal - 3457 AK (amber)
  • Headlamp - 9007 (9007LL optional)
  • Tail lamp/brake/turn lamp 3157
  • Tail lamp/brake lamp (wagon) 3157
  • Rear turn lamp (wagon) 3456K
  • Backup lamp 921
  • Backup lamp (wagon) 3156
  • License plate lamp (2) 168
  • High-mount brake lamp (2) 912
  • Rear side marker lamp (wagon) (2) 168

The above information extracted from the Owners Manuals(see below)

I just removed the whole headlight so i could get to the turn signal from the side.

Then i don't know how to get the light cover out without removing the bumper, but i think my whole thing was broken, so i was just able to pull the bulb right out from inside the car and replace it.

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European Cars
Late Model 1979-New Ford Mustangs

How do you fix a gas pedal that sticks sometimes when it is depressed?

If you want to make it better take it to a good garage

it's better

clean out the throttle body with a throttle body cleaner. Use a tooth brush to clean.

wd-40 the linkage where the cable goes into the line (by the accelator petal) may be rusting up there..

If your car is equipped with a throttle body, try taking some carburetor cleaner and a lint free rag and cleaning around the rim of where the butterfly valve closes. to do this you will have to remove the cover to acesss the throttle body be sure not to drop anything into the throttle body when the butterfly valve is open!

This is one question I would not ask a Toyota dealer!

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Transmission Fluid
Late Model 1979-New Ford Mustangs

How much fluid does a borg-warner t-19 hold?

2.5 qt

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Late Model 1979-New Ford Mustangs

88 mustang gt firing order?

The 302 ( 5.0 liter / high output ) The 8th " character " of the VIN is an " E "

has a firing order ( 1 - 3 - 7 - 2 - 6 - 5 - 4 - 8 )

The distributor rotor turns COUNTERCLOCKWISE

The engine cylinder locations are numbered :

firewall

4 - 8

3 - 7

2 - 6

1 - 5

front of Ford Mustang

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Late Model 1979-New Ford Mustangs

Do Ford Mustang have timing belt?

The 2.3L four cylinder equipped models do have a timing belt.

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Oil and Oil Filters
Toyota Camry
Late Model 1979-New Ford Mustangs

What weight oil does a 1994 Toyota Camry take?

Newer cars recommend 5w-30. However, as your car gets older it may need some help sealing the rings by using 10w-40. It really depends on the time of year you are changing the oil and the mileage the car has on it. In the summer, going through the desert I run 20w-50 in my '95 Camry.

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Late Model 1979-New Ford Mustangs
Ford Expedition XLT

Why would a ford 4.6 engine lock up?

lack out motor oil / or water. exc.

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Late Model 1979-New Ford Mustangs

What years did ford make the mustang cobra?

The original Cobra was based on the English Sports Car the AC Ace. Carroll Shelby powered the original "Cobra"with the new 260 c.i. Ford small block in 1962, the car was introduced at the Auto Show in Texas, it was a hit and several orders were placed for the car. The next Cobra model was powered by a highly tuned 305 h.p. 289 HiPo. Later versions were powered by the 427 c.i. Ford FE big block, this model was named the Cobra SC, Super Cobra. The Cobra was built through 1966.

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Chevy Silverado
GMC Yukon
Late Model 1979-New Ford Mustangs
Volume

How many cubic inches is a 6.0 liter GM?

366 ci

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Ford F-150
Classic 1964-1978 Ford Mustangs
Late Model 1979-New Ford Mustangs

How many horsepower does a 92 5.0 ford 302 have?

225 Horsepower.

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Transmission Fluid
Toyota Sienna
Late Model 1979-New Ford Mustangs

What type of transmission fluid does a 2002 Toyota Sienna CE need?

It usually tells you right on the dipstick, this model takes dexronII.

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Cars & Vehicles
Late Model 1979-New Ford Mustangs
Urban Slang
Vintage Slang

What does it mean when someone says a car has a trap speed?

The trap speed is the measured "instantaneous" speed of the vehicle at some timing location, for instance at the end of a 1/4 mile run.

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Ford Mustang
Classic 1964-1978 Ford Mustangs
Late Model 1979-New Ford Mustangs

1998 Ford Mustang tune up?

Tune Up Overview for 1998 Mustang

The tune up process for 1996 to 2004 Mustangs (both V6 and V8) consists of air filter cleaning or replacing; spark plug and ignition wire replacement; and a fuel filter change. In general, a tune up ensures that your car is getting air, fueland spark.

The air filter is accessible within the engine bay on the passenger side (see link titled "How to Replace Cold Air Intake on Mustangs" for more information on removing an air filter). Shaking out the loose dirt and gently brushing it may be adequate although replacement filters are usually under $15.

Spark plugs and ignition wires are located towards the top of each side of the engine on 4.6L cars and down on the sides of the engine (by the exhaust manifolds) on the 3.8/3.9L engines. You will need a special socket and universal joints to remove them.

All 1998 Mustangs will have ignition wires coming from one or more coil packs to each plug--remove and replace one at a time to avoid confusion.

The fuel filter is located just forward of the fuel tank and may have a special fitting that requires an A/C disconnect tool. In either case, fuel system should be depressurized by unplugging the emergency fuel shutoff switch (behind driver side trunk panel) and letting the car run until it runs out of gas. Then raise the rear of the car and remove clips and clamps to replace fuel filter. Make sure the arrow on the new fuel filter is in the same direction as the original one.

More Detailed Instructions

More detailed tune up instructions can be found in a standard Haynes which you can get at Amazon or a local auto parts store. Another option is "Maintain Your Mustang Volume 1: Tune Up". This is a DVD course offered to 1996-2004 Mustang owners that want to learn how to perform a tune up (see link for more information).

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Auto Parts and Repairs
Classic 1964-1978 Ford Mustangs
Late Model 1979-New Ford Mustangs
Hydraulics

How do you add fluid to a convertible top motor?

Thanks for the info. My top doesn't always go down, but of course today when I took it to the dealership it worked. Where do I find the conv. motor? (I've only had the car a couple of months.) 98' Mustang

Not sure if your motor is the same as mine ('71 Cutlass), but mine says the same thing: fill with Type A transmission fluid. Mine has a rubber plug on one end of the motor. All I have to do is pull that out (carefully so as not to tear it) and funnel in the fluid. After you fill it (until it runs out the hole) I would recommend running the top up and down a few times, then refill it. This should bleed out any air in the hydraulic lines. It's that easy for me...hopefully yours is the same. Oh, and I believe that Type A transmission fluid is equivalent to today's Dexron III or MERCON. Good luck!

Filling the reservoir until fluid runs out is a disaster waiting to happen. The reservoir should be filled with the convertible top in the lowered position and the final level should be approximately 1/4 inch below the bottom of the fill hole. Here's why: The reservoir is a buffer. There is always fluid in the upper and lower portions of the lift cylinders. When the cylinder rod is fully retracted, the reservoir is at it's highest level. This is due to the cylinder rod displacing some of the fluid in the cylinder. When the rod is extended (top raised) the entire bottom of the cylinder fills and reservoir level wiil be at it's lowest point. Imagine what happens if you fill the reservoir while in this position, and especially if you fill it until fluid leaks out. Hmmm, lower the top, level rises until there is no more room in the reservoir (or air volume is compressed until pressure blows the oring seals out). At this point, pressure in the reservoir will be greater than 300psi. (these pumps dead head at about 300-350psi) This means the main oring seal will blow out and the fluid in the reservoir will now be in your trunk. No one wants that.

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Late Model 1979-New Ford Mustangs

What is the size of a 2004 mustang gas tank?

15.7 gallons ( 59.4 liters )

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Ford Explorer
Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer
Late Model 1979-New Ford Mustangs

Mach 460 amp fuse?

There is none

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Cars & Vehicles
Carburetors
Oxygen Sensors
Late Model 1979-New Ford Mustangs

What are the possible reasons a car could be idling high?

Hey Shelly==It could be many things depending on the make, madel and engine you have.Goodlluck Joe

Always check for vacuum leaks first. If it has a carburetor it is probably time for a tune. check for a stuck or damaged throttle cable. If it is fuel injected you may have a malfunctioning sensor or actuator somewhere. This will usually trigger a check engine light.

Another : Check the A.I.S. (Automatic Idle control) which could be sticking, or the passageways dirty, or defective or worn out. Other than vacuum leaks, AIS or Throttle Position Sensor (TPS), there can be wiring problems or crankshaft position sensors giving false or weak signals.

In older carburetted engines, check the cold idle mechanisms operation and adjustments, like the bimetallic spring actuator or its plumbing, even the inlet manifold could have some heating passages blocked. amclaussen.WOW! depends on the year and make if fuel injected it can be a throttle position sensor(TPS),IAC idle speed control sensor,throttle linkage,YOUR BIG TOE IS ON THE ACCELERATOR

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Classic 1964-1978 Ford Mustangs
Late Model 1979-New Ford Mustangs

Where was Ford Mustang invented?

Roughly 1964. Most fanatics call the first Mustang the 1964.5 because it was introduced in the middle of the 1964 model production year.

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Classic 1964-1978 Ford Mustangs
Late Model 1979-New Ford Mustangs

Where is horn relay on 88 mustang?

The horn relay ic mounted underneath the dash on the rightside of the steering coloumn where the center console meets the dash on the driverside. It is connected to the chime box. To locate with ease place the key in the ignition and open the door to follow the sound. The relay is labeled e5eb.

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