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2006 Mustang V6 starts but cuts out after three seconds. I checked fuel pressure at the injector rail--all is well within specs. Fuel filter is new. When running if I push accelerator it shuts down. Was told to check different keys to ensure chip was not to blame---all keys check out okay---doing the same thing no matter what key. Live a long ways from professional garage, so towing is not practical. Where do I look next to get it on the road and to a pro for further checks?

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  • rodneyawolfe Jul 26, 2009

    Forgot to mention had already checked that. Problem still there. Anyone know if the security system can cause this to happen? Daughter's 02 Grand-Am did same but turned out to be the security system went haywire. But i am not sure how the Ford sysstem works.



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Check your gas cap, I know it sounds weird but that causes a vacuum, also is your air filter on tight?

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