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WHY DOES MY CAR START/STALL UNLESS I AM GIVING IT GAS AFTER I CHANGED MY MANIFOLD?

1997 Ford Mustang • 200,000 miles

I have just replaced my intake manifold on my '97 Mustang & I now have the following symptoms:
Low Idle
Start/Stall
Temp Gauge now working
Overheating
A/c not working
What am I supposed to do? I read none forum that said I could have a pinched wire; but I do not see how or where this could happen. I have the free hanging plenum & no wires run through the manifold area itself. Any help would be greatly appreciated. All I wanna do is get her back on the road properly.
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Mustang_Freeq
June 16, 2012.



No, I have not checked the fuses because they were fine before I changed the manifold. I have also changed the thermostat & the heating sensor & the coolant temp sensor thinking those may be the issues. You're really not answering my question either. Is there any way I could've pinched a wire in or under the manifold? I am not seeing where this could happen; but I have had two mechanics tell me that they think this is my problem

Tiny
Mustang_Freeq
Jun 16, 2012.
I do wanna thank you for your help; but is there the possibility of a pinched wire? That was my basic question which still has not been answered.

Tiny
Mustang_Freeq
Jun 16, 2012.
I keep asking if you have checked the fuses. If there are any pinched wires, the fuse would blow or the temp gauge would shoot to maximum.

Without knowing the problem how would you expect me to answer you. You mentioned there were no witres around so how can you have a pinched wire? You did not ask me if it is possible, You kept saying others have told you so. If you don't want to do it my way, the you would have to get somebody else to do the job.

Have a nice day.

KHLow2008
Jun 16, 2012.
I just want to know what the deal is. As far as the temp gauge I said it is not working which is causing the car to overheat. I also have to manually idle the car. But again I say that these problems were not until after I changed the manifold. I am not a dumby. I do (for the most part) know what I am doing. So again, what could have caused all these problems at the same time?
1)Very low idle (300 - 500 rpms); when it idles
2)A/c Stopped working
3)Coolant Temp Gauge stopped working
4)Start & Stall (unless I punch the gas)

Tiny
Mustang_Freeq
Jun 16, 2012.
A blown fuse can cause all these and you refuse to start with the basic.

Sorry to say I am not able to assist you further.

KHLow2008
Jun 16, 2012.
All we're trying to do here is help people in need of car repairs being uncooperative will not help here, reading it all I suggest you go somewhere else and seek help-You came here for a reason-

FYI, disconnecting the battery is a bad idea-there's a way to keep the computer memory alive at all times-Do you know this?

Rasmataz
Jun 16, 2012.
Hi Jess, welcome aboard.

Lol. Thought I was the one who read the question wrong. Seems you too read it wrong. The battery was not disconnected.

KHLow2008
Jun 16, 2012.
What's this? The only thing I did that wasn't by the manual was disconnect the battery.

Rasmataz
Jun 16, 2012.
Thank you; but all I was asking in the first place was if there was a way I could've pinched a wire in the process of doing this; it turned into somewhat of an argument. So, when changing the manifold lower manifold on a '97 Mustang is it possible to have pinched a wire even though I have the free hanging plenum, & I see no possible way for it to happen? If so, please explain how. The reason I ask this specifically is because IO have two mechanics tell me this is what it could be; as well as a Mustang forum.

Tiny
Mustang_Freeq
Jun 16, 2012.
And it says the only thing I DIDN"T do by the manual was disconnect the battery

Tiny
Mustang_Freeq
Jun 16, 2012.
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