1983 Ford Mustang Hatchback - Answered Questions & Fixed issues

driversside dash board and door jam

1983 Ford... | Answered on Feb 12, 2013 | 60 views

i don't think you can bleed rack and pinion it is a loop systeminone way and out the other.

1983 Ford... | Answered on Sep 19, 2012 | 170 views


1983 Ford... | Answered on Sep 02, 2012 | 443 views

More then likely, it is the lock latch. Sometimes you can just reset them. It may be stuck and need replaced.

1983 Ford... | Answered on Mar 04, 2012 | 163 views

Right along the radiator

1983 Ford... | Answered on Apr 21, 2011 | 153 views

Check out faxonautoliterature. They carry dealer service manuals which would include a complete wiring diagram. I've used them before and had excellent service. Hope this helps.

1983 Ford... | Answered on Apr 30, 2010 | 386 views

In a 83 MUSTANG GT the correct answer is BOTH. As a 5.0L and a TURBO CHARGED 4 cyinder were offered.

1983 Mustang GT
  • Engine:
    • 5.0L horsepower increased to 175 HP when 4V carb replaced 2V carb from 1982 (Holley 4180C series).
    • Exhaust system was revised (less restrictive).
    • 4-speed SROD was only transmission available until early December 1982. In December, new 5-speed T5 became standard GT transmission (4-speed remained on option list).
    • Block and crank were revised to accomodate a 1-piece rear main seal in December 1982.
    • The new "Turbo GT" with a turbo charged 4 cylinder engine was available beginning late in the model year - 145 HP and featured the same suspension and other features of the V8 Mustang GT.

1983 Ford... | Answered on Mar 11, 2010 | 681 views

as far as i know the fuel pump is located in the actual fuel tank. It'll probably be spring loaded so that it will keep itself in place as the tank flexes. They usually have some kind of a "bobber" on them that tells the PCM and/or a guage how much fuel you have.

hope this helps,

1983 Ford... | Answered on Feb 28, 2010 | 304 views

Check battery for voltage when is not runing and when is runing.Possible battery lead's shorted and wont hold charge.

1983 Ford... | Answered on Feb 20, 2010 | 275 views

behind the front seat between the fuel tank on the frame rail

1983 Ford... | Answered on Jan 24, 2010 | 450 views

Hello David.
Just behind and above where the driveshaft goes into the rear differential you will find a 3/8" square holed plug. On an 83 you may need to scrape away a few layers of accumulated grease and oil to find it. Undo the plug and add some 80w90 gear lube until it comes to the bottom of the hole. Reinstall the plug and that's it!.
Have fun with your Mustang.

1983 Ford... | Answered on Nov 27, 2009 | 89 views

i hate to say it but... i recommend pulling the engine out and putting it on an engine stand. while it is out replace crank seals and inspect freeze plugs.

1983 Ford... | Answered on Nov 04, 2009 | 237 views

set the idle and timing at spec. then while idleling there are 2 screws located at the front bottom of the carb these are the idle air fuel mixtures turn one at a time in till the car stats to die then back out 3/4 turn and repeat on the other one.

1983 Ford... | Answered on Nov 04, 2009 | 125 views

it just pulls off, but they can be stubborn, have hit my head on roof more than once in the 25 years i worked for a Ford dealer..

1983 Ford... | Answered on Sep 16, 2009 | 185 views

There is supposed to be a plate with a nut made on it inside the door post, it has possibly fallen to the bottom. You will have to remove the panel from inside the vehicle and see if you can find it.

1983 Ford... | Answered on Sep 08, 2009 | 52 views

it is a 7/16 ths size bolt about two and a half inches long. i just pulled mine saturday

1983 Ford... | Answered on Apr 28, 2009 | 180 views

You have to first disconnect the battery, then raise the vehicle. Then you have to disconnect the wires from the starter /soinoid as well as pull the plastic plug straight back on the soinoid, since there is a connection inside it which you don't want to damage. Then you remove the starter bolts & remove it. I am assuming that you know what the starter looks like. Not too much work, but you need to put the wires back exactly where they were in the first place. Rick

1983 Ford... | Answered on Apr 16, 2009 | 103 views

do you mean diff ratio?? jack car up and turn prop and count

1983 Ford... | Answered on Apr 15, 2009 | 146 views


also if you pick a Chilton or haynes service manual they have complete wiring diagrams...

and a lot more info you will find very useful

1983 Ford... | Answered on Mar 13, 2009 | 1,125 views

Get on the internet and go to Jeggs or Summitt and you will find all kinds of aftermarket suppliers for the exhaust. Or, just go to Gibson Exhaust or Borla. They all have these kits. They are not cheap though.

1983 Ford... | Answered on Feb 26, 2009 | 129 views

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