1985 Ford Mustang block heater installation

Tiny
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  • 1985 FORD MUSTANG
Engine Cooling problem
1985 Ford Mustang V8 Two Wheel Drive Manual 0

After installing a hose block heater, the car will not idle on its own, IF you can get it started @ all. There is gas in the carburator and I added some ISO-Heet to the gas tank, thinking maybe the gasline froze up. Any ideas?
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Saturday, December 20th, 2008 AT 2:52 AM

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Did you disconnect the battery if so do a computer relearning process and see what happens.

GENERIC COMPUTER RELEARN PROCEDURES

Some manufacturers identify a specific relearn procedure which will help establish suitable driveability during relearn stage. These procedures are especially important if vehicle is equipped with and electronically controlled automatic transmission or transaxle. Always complete procedure before returning vehicle to customer. The following general procedures are to be used if driveability problems are encountered after power loss or battery has been disconnected. These procedures may provide an aid in eliminating these problems.

Automatic Transmission

Set parking brake, start engine in "P" or "N" position. Warm-up vehicle to normal operating temperature or until cooling fan cycles.
Allow vehicle to idle for one minute in "N" position. Select "D" and allow engine to idle for one minute.
Accelerate at normal throttle position (20-50%) until vehicle shifts into top gear.
Cruise at light to medium throttle.
Decelerate to a stop, allowing vehicle to downshift, and use brakes normally.
Process may be repeated as necessary
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Saturday, December 20th, 2008 AT 6:24 AM

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