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#45 of 60 Re: 2000 V6 Ford Mustang [timkellygpi]
Aug 16, 2009 (1:22 pm)
I've just read your message and I wonder if you were able to solve this problem. I bought a 2000 V6 Mustang brand new, a present for my daughter's high school graduation. She now works at some firm here in San Diego. Wednesday She drove it to work and parked at a parking garage....in the afternoon the thing won't start. The engine turns over but no start, got it towed to the dealer and it started as they were getting ready to work on it. Sunday she came to visit us, parked on the side street. After 2-3 hours, she started it ...sputtering.....and then dies. The motor turns over for restart but no start....Gas PROBLEM....HELP. Appreciate any suggestions.
#46 of 60 Re: 2000 V6 Ford Mustang [seadogg330]
Aug 16, 2009 (3:03 pm)
The problem with mine was the modulator, that is the black box that the plug wires go into. I replaced that and haven't had a problem since. Hope this is all that is wrong with yours, but with the spitting and spuddering it could be the fuel pump. Not sure. Hope this helps.
#47 of 60 gas gauge problems
Oct 14, 2009 (11:58 am)
I have a 2010 mustang. I love this car but have one issue I dont get. It has the computer that tells you miles to empty. the other day I took it to 8 miles to empty yet was only able to pump 14 gallons of gas in the car. usually it will take about 12.5 . My question is if it has a 17 gallon tank why cant I fill it to at least 16 gallons. also even after filling the computer says less than 300 miles are available. does this car get really bad mileage or is something wrong with my gauge.
#48 of 60 Re: gas gauge problems [ponydr43]
Oct 14, 2009 (12:15 pm)
It keeps a 1-2 gallon buffer on the DTE readout for safety (same with E on the fuel gauge). What is your average MPG? Are you resetting it with every tank? 300 sounds about right if you're doing a lot of city driving.
#49 of 60 Mustang gas filling - maybe its the pumps?
Nov 29, 2009 (9:54 pm)
recently round tripped from the great NW to San Diego and back.
Multiple re-fills since then in my home turf.
Filling the gas tank was absolutely not a problem except for 3 stations in a row then one more later - all in southern Salifornia. With the very difficult to seal vapor trap on those pumps, I could fill more than a couple gallons before I gave up from all the pump stops.
Perhaps its not merely the car, is it poorly designed or maintained pump nozzles?
#50 of 60 Re: Mustang gas filling - maybe its the pumps? [mobygreatwhite]
Nov 30, 2009 (12:51 am)
I think California pumps are at the top of the game! But the pumps need to me the same in every state! Laws and requirements for the pumps need to be straight across the board.The auto makers I am sure have had night mares with all the requirements.But I feel sorry for people like myself who bought a used car;that was brought into this state by way of a car auction.It had real issues with CA. pumps;since the auto maker and car dealer would not stand behind the car I had bought!!!!!!! I traded it back to the dealer its on his shoulders to sell it to some other pour sucker???????? Who has it now???????? Sad isn't it???? I will never buy another used car again!!!!!!!!! Or a Ford!!!! They burnt the bridge!!!
#51 of 60 Re: Mustang gas filling - maybe its the pumps? [clanger]
Nov 30, 2009 (7:03 am)
How is that Ford's fault? Sounds like a California/dealer problem to me.
#52 of 60 Fuel vapor smell
Dec 04, 2009 (7:47 pm)
Have any of you 05 GT owners had a problem with a gas smell inside your car? I get a gas smell the first time I start the car, and sometimes when the car is restarted from a short time frame. The smell is strong at times, I changed the injector seals and a month later the same smell has returned. Any suggestions as to the next fix? I've heard the the fuel filter could be the cause, if so where is it located?
#53 of 60 Re: Fuel vapor smell [backnine36]
Dec 04, 2009 (9:51 pm)
Doubt it's the fuel filter. Could be the evap cannister - I think that's the most common cause. Could also be a leaky fuel injector that leaks while it sits, then burns off after you start the car.
#54 of 60 Re: 2000 V6 Ford Mustang [timkellygpi]
Dec 06, 2009 (3:27 pm)
my 2001 is doing the same thing took it to ford dealership and they said its my fuel pump sensor, drove it sixty miles and it started doing that again and now its so bad that it completly shuts off i have to let it sit and then it gives me another thirty miles before doing it again. can anyone please shine a light to my problem??