3.8 mustang randomly got check engine light (it seemed to be overheating) when driving then shut it off and it wont start.


Asked by Apr 20, 2016 at 07:12 PM about the 2002 Ford Mustang Coupe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

randomly i was driving started to hear some weird whining noise then few
mins later check engine light came on and it was driving ok then i shut it off
and checked the trouble code and it said head piston was overheating.....
when i took rad cap off there was no pressure when releasing it and it was
full of good coolant so i went to start it again and the fan started to make a
wobble/scrape loud noise that even when i turned the key to just on... and
the car would start and then just run for about 3 seconds then stall and it
keeps doing that.... PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!  (electric fan)
bad thermostat?
bad water pump?

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it also missfires alot like when give it gas when its about to stall so its not injectors could just have been really hot.....

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