Boggles my mind

Discussion in '96-04 - 2V Specific' started by MrPs97, Jan 10, 2015.

  1. MrPs97

    MrPs97 New Member

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    My 97 GT blew the heater hose on the intake . I reattached it and refilled with antifreeze and water . Now when I start it , it idles fine for about 2 minutes then start making a ticking noise from the exhaust and misses really bad . It keeps going back and forth from running fine the ticking and missing . Any ideas ? Never had any problems until this happened . It has a 2003 Mustang GT engine .
     
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    I recorded a video on my phone of the sound , dont know how to attach it to this thread .
     
  3. 96blak54

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    Coolant has gotten in the sparkplug holes. Your going to need a clean out of the sparkplug holes and possibly new wires.....maybe plugs too. Drying the wires out does no good cause the coolant has coated them. Maybe a wash down with carb cleaner?
     
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    Same thing happened to me ^ this fixed it. I had to change my spark plugs but wires were ok. I used an old t shirt to soak it up from the spark plug tubes
     
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    The coolant shouldn't hurt anything with such short exposure. Just hose em down with water and blow the coolant out of the plug wells.
     
  6. MrPs97

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    Well changing the plugs and wires didn't work . Still chugging intermittently . I am at a loss . I guess it will be up for sale soon . Thankfully I have the 95 so I can put most of the performance stuff on it . Cant afford to fix it right now because we are moving out of state .
     
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    So youre going to pawn your problem off in someone else? It is probably a really easy fix.
     
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    Its not pawning my problem off , its cutting my losses . I have put two grand into it the last 4 months , time to get out from under it . Make someone a good parts car . Black with black leather interior . 2003 PI engine .