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2003 mustang shuts off, had to jump start.
Have you checked your alternator? Watch the battery guage and see where it is when the car is running. If it's below the 1/2 way mark, you may not be getting enough voltage to keep the battery charged. Otherwise there may be a loose battery cable either at the battery or at the engine. Check the ground wire at the engine block and make sure the positive is tight at the starter. There is also an alternator fuse; check the owners manual for the location.
on Dec 04, 2012
Engine got wet
Water on the spark plug wires will do this, especially if your car has a distributor that is not solid state. Water gets inside the distributor cap of the older vehicles and shorts the spark to other cylinders than the ones intended which causes the rough running.
To push the water off the wires and out of a distributor cap, spray WD-40 anywhere you do not want the water so you can run the vehicle. Be very careful if you do this inside an older cars distributor cap since The WD-40 will also break down the bearing lubricant down the shaft. Use this in an emergency to get you home etc, then see a mechanic to make sure you didn't cause any bearing issues.
on Aug 26, 2012
if there are grease fittings present, grease them. if not there is a needle you can buy that will attach to your grease gun to puncture the seal boots on tie rod ends and ball joints to lubricate them
on Aug 11, 2012
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