1998 Ford Mustang

Tiny
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  • 1998 FORD MUSTANG
Shakes or Wobbles problem
1998 Ford Mustang 6 cyl 161,000 plus miles

My car is running lean codes are 171 and 174. I have been to 3 different mechanics had a tune up changed my battery and still have the same issue. Rough idle, car almost shuts off and check engine light comes on. The problem first started a few weeks ago went to get gas and when I went to turn my car back on it wouldn't start had to get a jump but it was fine. Few weeks later got an "oil change" and that same night the same thing my car wouldn't come back on got a jump, started to drive but then was stuck in stop and go traffic and thats when the shaking started and proceeded to get worst as I drove. Check engine light was intermittent and my car was misfiring every time I pressed the gas to keep it going. Just brought to another mechanic he sealed something the crank I think that didn't fix the problem either.4 damn mechanics and 300 dollars wasted smh I'm so sick of this already. Need someone who knows what to look for and how to fix it please
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Friday, October 15th, 2010 AT 9:14 PM

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Tiny
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When it wouldnt start would car crank? Or no battery was dead.

Was the check engine light on at all before you filled up car or as soon as you jumped the car the issues arrose.

And have you filled up since then?
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Friday, October 15th, 2010 AT 10:44 PM
Tiny
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It cranked the lights and radio came on so no it wasn't dead

no the check engine light didnt come on until after I was stuck in the stop n go traffic then started to drive it

and no I havent just put about 10 or 15 in lately n it starts without a problem I replaced the battery
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Saturday, October 16th, 2010 AT 9:10 AM
Tiny
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I would try filling up the tank again and having the codes cleared and see if they c ome back. Sounds like the fuel may have had excessive amounts of water in it. Let me know if it comes back and we can go further into the problem. Unless you would like to do that now.
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Saturday, October 16th, 2010 AT 9:24 PM
Tiny
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Well I haven't filled it up but had half a tank and it was fine for a few days but it's still doing the same thing. Today when it happened I was driving for awhile and it started to shake when I stopped and the check engine light was blinking. I should have just went to ford instead of paying 300 hundred and still having the problem now I have to wait to get the 125 to get the diagnostic test from ford smh.
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Wednesday, October 20th, 2010 AT 12:29 PM
Tiny
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After you get the code post it back here and I can try and assist you if you want to make sure the dealership is charging you properly etc.
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Wednesday, October 20th, 2010 AT 9:47 PM
Tiny
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I believe it's still the same two codes 171 and 174 running lean on bank 1 and 2 but when I get the chance to go to ford I will see if they say the same. The other mechanic said he wants to check the fuel injectors because cylinder 5 on my car isn't firing right which he should have done already he's had my car twice for 4 days smh but said ge couldn't get it to shake and he never put it on a lift to check in the manifold. But he charged me 80 dollars to do the nothing he did when he had it b4 and was surprised when I told him it was doing the same thing. Do u think it could be the injectors?
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Thursday, October 21st, 2010 AT 7:48 AM

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