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2002 Ford Mustang GT - Cylinder wont fire

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Jan 2, 2017, 10:29 PM

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Mustang GT
117000 MILES

I took my mustang to an automechanic after it broke down on me on the street. The mechanic told me that one of the cylinders was not firing and that I would need a new engine. That seemed a bit drastic to me.
Could that be correct and is a new Engine the only solution?
Is there anything I should ask them before getting a second opinion? Thanks

(This post was edited by nmccauley on Jan 2, 2017, 10:30 PM)

Tom Greenleaf
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Jan 3, 2017, 1:37 AM

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Re: 2002 Ford Mustang GT - Cylinder wont fire Sign In

That's not much info to go on to need a whole engine. What tests were done with what results? If nothing but what you posted you should seek better help to determine what to do - fix more likely if any care has been given to this car and engine over the years but never say never either,


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Jan 3, 2017, 4:20 AM

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Re: 2002 Ford Mustang GT - Cylinder wont fire Sign In

That just totally depends on what the reason for the misfire is. If that cylinder has lost compression for some reason, then there is a very good chance the motor is pretty much trash.

If it's a simple ignition or injector problem, that would be easily repaired.


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