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My 1987 wont start a second time after warming up.

My 1987 mustang 5.0 wont start a second time after warming up. i think its flooding but i dunno???

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FLOODING IS WHAT HAPPENING.CLOGGED OR DIRTY FUEL INJECTORS. IS LEAKING WITH ENGINE OFF.FILL FUEL TANK.PUT A BOTTLE OF FUEL INJECTOR CLEANER IN FUEL TANK.DRIVE AROUND SO THE FUEL INJECTOR CLEANER CAN CLEAN FUEL INJECTORS.

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