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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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Your bushings in your starter are probly worn out. Its a fairly common problem on fords. My own mustang did it often as well. The starter is right near the exhaust manifold so sometimes when it cools down it works again a few times but you will want to get your starter changed out as soon as possible.

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