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

10

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?

1 Answer

10

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

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Ford Mustang Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    4,590
  • #2
    Bob Beaman
    Reputation
    1,260
  • #3
    COMETGUY61
    Reputation
    1,110
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Camaro
397 Great Deals out of 30,560 listings starting at $3,550
Used Chevrolet Corvette
287 Great Deals out of 20,685 listings starting at $2,990
Used Ford F-150
2,277 Great Deals out of 181,621 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford Mustang SVT Cobra
6 Great Deals out of 281 listings starting at $4,800
Used BMW 3 Series
1,117 Great Deals out of 32,825 listings starting at $1,000
Used Jeep Wrangler
312 Great Deals out of 16,113 listings starting at $2,972
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2,094 Great Deals out of 167,097 listings starting at $1,498
Used Nissan 350Z
62 Great Deals out of 1,230 listings starting at $2,990
Used BMW M3
42 Great Deals out of 1,731 listings starting at $5,995
Used Honda Civic
808 Great Deals out of 72,282 listings starting at $1,000

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Ford Mustang For Sale
135 listings starting at $26,557
2017 Ford Mustang For Sale
66 Great Deals out of 17,710 listings starting at $17,490
2016 Ford Mustang For Sale
136 Great Deals out of 3,486 listings starting at $14,799
2015 Ford Mustang For Sale
103 Great Deals out of 3,043 listings starting at $13,357
2014 Ford Mustang For Sale
88 Great Deals out of 2,911 listings starting at $10,900

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.