why wont my engine start if its warm?

15

Asked by Aug 13, 2014 at 04:34 AM about the 1987 Ford Mustang LX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

when I run my 1987 5.0L and shut it off it wont start and stay running unless I wait almost a full day. the car turns over, fires right up then bogs right down. wont even idle for a second. what would cause this? (I have new plugs, wires, cap and rotor and cleaned out the throttle body and idle control valve)

6 Answers

36,015

Do you have a anti theft device installed on the oil mustang? Coz it sounds like that could be what's going on.

15

no

15

it will start no problem after it hasn't ran a day or so

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
261,975

Have the TFI module checked out. Located on the side of the distributor. They have been know to fail and not let the car start when warm. Also how old is your ignition switch?

15

The ignition switch im guessing is original. But car is fireing right up no problem but then dies right out. Could that be the ignition switch?

15

The ignition switch im guessing is original. But car is fireing right up no problem but then dies right out. Could that be the ignition switch?

Your Answer

Mustang

Looking for a Used Mustang in your area?

CarGurus has 38,986 nationwide Mustang listings starting at $1,500.

ZIP:

Ford Mustang Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    4,690
  • #2
    Bob Beaman
    Reputation
    1,330
  • #3
    COMETGUY61
    Reputation
    1,130
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Camaro
500 Great Deals out of 33,566 listings starting at $1,450
Used Dodge Charger
377 Great Deals out of 33,510 listings starting at $2,000
Used Chevrolet Corvette
176 Great Deals out of 19,380 listings starting at $3,941
Used Ford F-150
3,205 Great Deals out of 239,472 listings starting at $1,300
Used BMW 3 Series
1,162 Great Deals out of 37,300 listings starting at $1,000
Used Jeep Wrangler
458 Great Deals out of 20,152 listings starting at $3,000
Used BMW M3
30 Great Deals out of 2,169 listings starting at $6,599
Used Honda Civic
773 Great Deals out of 68,045 listings starting at $999

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Ford Mustang For Sale
5,429 listings starting at $21,754
2017 Ford Mustang For Sale
100 Great Deals out of 13,127 listings starting at $16,999
2016 Ford Mustang For Sale
84 Great Deals out of 3,218 listings starting at $13,991
2015 Ford Mustang For Sale
67 Great Deals out of 2,977 listings starting at $12,995
2014 Ford Mustang For Sale
104 Great Deals out of 2,873 listings starting at $8,999

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.