Why won"t my 92 Mustang stay running after shutting off and starting several times in a row


Asked by Jun 17, 2013 at 07:37 PM about the 1992 Ford Mustang LX 5.0 Hatchback

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I will drive the car for about 30 - 45 minutes, shutting it off and starting. Sometimes after this I will try to start the car and it won't stay running. It starts, runs for about 30 seconds then dies. Hitting the gas when it starts to die  out does not help. The car is not overheating when this happens.Sometimes it takes an hour or longer before this problem disappears and the car will start and I can drive again. When I try to start it I can hear the fuel pump humming before I start it. One time today it sounded like it was going a little slow. But I came back after 2 hours and the car started and I drove home. This does not happen everyday, but it is happening more often. It has never died on me while driving or at an idle only after shutting it off.

1 Answer

Tom Demyan

Replace your TFI, it's the candy bar plastic module on the side of the distributor. They get heat soaked and cause starting problems till the car cools down.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Ford Mustang Questions

Ford Mustang Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 3,770
#2 FordNut
Reputation 1,220
#3 carGrrl
Reputation 890
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Camaro"
798 Great Deals out of 38,822 listings starting at $2,650
Used Chevrolet Corvette"
434 Great Deals out of 20,224 listings starting at $3,688
Used Ford Mustang SVT Cobra"
7 Great Deals out of 327 listings starting at $5,999
Used Ford F-150"
3,267 Great Deals out of 216,697 listings starting at $1,500
Used BMW 3 Series"
1,607 Great Deals out of 39,619 listings starting at $888
Used Jeep Wrangler"
461 Great Deals out of 16,417 listings starting at $3,400
Used Honda Accord"
1,258 Great Deals out of 78,695 listings starting at $1,400

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Ford Mustang For Sale
12,265 listings starting at $21,495
2016 Ford Mustang For Sale
51 Great Deals out of 7,536 listings starting at $17,899
2015 Ford Mustang For Sale
186 Great Deals out of 4,140 listings starting at $15,999
2014 Ford Mustang For Sale
103 Great Deals out of 2,887 listings starting at $11,950
2013 Ford Mustang For Sale
43 Great Deals out of 1,426 listings starting at $9,999