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

1997 Ford Mustang

Tiny

Mustang_Freeq

June, 16, 2012 AT 3:48 PM

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

June, 16, 2012 AT 3:58 PM

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

KHLow2008

June, 16, 2012 AT 4:10 PM

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.

Tiny

Mustang_Freeq

June, 16, 2012 AT 6:07 PM

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

KHLow2008

June, 16, 2012 AT 6:25 PM

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.

Tiny

rasmataz

June, 16, 2012 AT 6:47 PM

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?

Tiny

KHLow2008

June, 16, 2012 AT 7:05 PM

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.

Tiny

rasmataz

June, 16, 2012 AT 7:27 PM

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

Tiny

Mustang_Freeq

June, 16, 2012 AT 7:46 PM

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

June, 16, 2012 AT 7:47 PM

And it says the only thing I DIDN"T do by the manual was disconnect the battery

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