I have a 1987 Mustang 5.0 i had to get a interlock device put into the vehicle i get home and start working on the body. i try to start it and it made kind of like a machine gun noise and wouldnt turn over. i walked away come back 15 minutes later and it grinded for a second then started right up. i shut it down and it made the same grinding noise. its not a click. i replaced the solenoid. it didnt make a difference im hitting the starter and again im not getting no kind of action. could the starter just have completely took a dump on me with no signs of going out? could the ignition interlock tripped something? after it was put it no problems at all untill i got home. i honestly dont think the interlock has anything to do with it cause it is allowing me to try and start the vehicle. I have used jumper cables on it. im all out of ideas i hope you can help me
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Re: 87 mustang wont start
The interlock can have something to do with it. I've actually seen those devices rob the battery and create no starts. If it's not installed properly, then it can cause different things to go wrong with the car. Check the condition of your cables. Use a remote start button on the solonoid to make sure the solenoid isn't bad. Load test the battery as well. Check to make sure that your alternator is charging properly.
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hello, i would suggest trying to replace your solinoied realy, try starting again, when it continues to run on pull the realay insted of disconecting the battery if this stops it, you may have bin isued a latching realay type, from your parts supplyer.
good luck, let me know how you faired
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try unplugging the alternator and see if it still floods. I have seen this before where the alt causes interference with the computer and floods vehicle. Also check the ground cable from battery to engine make sure it is tight
Ford horns are famous for this disconnect the black ground wire from the horn front of vehicle next to radiator. This will stop it for noe you will need to replace the horn all the parts houses have them. Good Luck
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.
You'll have to mark number one position on the side of the distributor. remove the cap and point the rotor to the mark that you just made and stab it into the engine. I may not go in right away, just keep trying.