2004.. Car will die while driving

04stang1998

New Member
Mar 23, 2018
4
0
1
22
Yesterday after i got gas, I was driving back to work, and the car bogged down and then just died. It started right back up, and didnt have any issues until i was on my way home later that day, and it died again as i was coming up to a stop sign. i got a new battery that night and the alternator is less than two months old. The fuel pump is also only a couple months old. im stumped as to what is it since the battery and alternator both tested good as well. Any ideas as to what it could be or has anyone else had this issue?
 
  • Sponsors(?)


04stang1998

New Member
Mar 23, 2018
4
0
1
22
This portion is currently my number 1 suspect.

Disconnect the fuel lines at the rails, pump the fuel out into cans, swap the fuel filter and put new gas in it. See what happens next.

Have you pulled EEC codes? If not, do.
This portion is currently my number 1 suspect.

Disconnect the fuel lines at the rails, pump the fuel out into cans, swap the fuel filter and put new gas in it. See what happens next.

Have you pulled EEC codes? If not, do.
Ill give it a try thanks, and there were no codes coming up on my tuner, how do you pump the fuel out? Do i need to empty the tank
 

wmburns

SN Certified Technician
Aug 14, 2009
5,825
501
194
Houston Texas
Before you do drain the gas tank can I recommend that you DOUBLE check the charging system? Why am I concerned about the bad gas diagnosis? Because bad gas would be there all the time. The motor quitting and then easily restarting is a prime symptom of an electrical problem (battery, battery cable, or alternator problem).

While you stated that you believe the battery and alternator is good has the battery cables and terminals been checked? Almost all auto parts stores will test for free.

Other "possible" sources of this problem could be:
  • Bad ignition switch
  • bad CCRM
  • bad fuel pump
  • loose connection.
  • bad MAF
  • bad IAC
If this were my car before I went to the trouble of draining the tank I would at least disconnect the fuel filter and drain some gas into a clean clear container and visually inspect the fuel. Is it cloudy? Does water settle to the bottom? Does it "smell" different?

And yes it is possible to drain the fuel tank using the car's own fuel pump. Several ways to force the fuel pump to run. The easiest is with a two way ODB2 scanner. The next easiest way is to power the fuel pump directly at the round connector near the center of rear bumper (RD/BK & BN/PK)

Howto perform charging system voltage drop test
https://www.stangnet.com/mustang-fo...perform-charging-system-voltage-drop-test.56/
 

04stang1998

New Member
Mar 23, 2018
4
0
1
22
Before you do drain the gas tank can I recommend that you DOUBLE check the charging system? Why am I concerned about the bad gas diagnosis? Because bad gas would be there all the time. The motor quitting and then easily restarting is a prime symptom of an electrical problem (battery, battery cable, or alternator problem).

While you stated that you believe the battery and alternator is good has the battery cables and terminals been checked? Almost all auto parts stores will test for free.

Other "possible" sources of this problem could be:
  • Bad ignition switch
  • bad CCRM
  • bad fuel pump
  • loose connection.
  • bad MAF
  • bad IAC
If this were my car before I went to the trouble of draining the tank I would at least disconnect the fuel filter and drain some gas into a clean clear container and visually inspect the fuel. Is it cloudy? Does water settle to the bottom? Does it "smell" different?

And yes it is possible to drain the fuel tank using the car's own fuel pump. Several ways to force the fuel pump to run. The easiest is with a two way ODB2 scanner. The next easiest way is to power the fuel pump directly at the round connector near the center of rear bumper (RD/BK & BN/PK)

Howto perform charging system voltage drop test
https://www.stangnet.com/mustang-fo...perform-charging-system-voltage-drop-test.56/
Thank you for the help. ill check over everything first
 
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
J Car Wont Start/crank Help 1996 - 2004 SN95 Mustang -General/Talk- 4
The Comeback New Young 04' Mustang Owner. First Car! The Welcome Wagon 2
E Want A 1999-2004 Mustang As My First Car. Need Advice. SN95 4.6L Mustang Tech 11
E Want 1999-2004 Mustang For My First Car. Need Advice. SN95 V6 Mustang Tech 11
7 Photos Of Phila. Area Car Shows 2004 1965 - 1973 Classic Mustangs -General/Talk- 2
1BadPony00 UMC Track Day & Car Show 2004 -- Upstate SC Regional Forums and Event Information 0
F 2004 FORD MUSTANG MACH 1 CONVERTIBLE <<MY PROJECT CAR>> SN95 4.6L Mustang Tech 106
redsnake99 Parkway Ford car show, August 28, 2004 Regional Forums and Event Information 2
R Roush Most exspensive cars of 2004 Special Production 3
G News Update: 2004 Northeast Muscle Car Race 1965 - 1973 Classic Mustangs -General/Talk- 4
N Mustang tumbler gets stuck in certain positions SN95 4.6L Mustang Tech 1
B 2004 3.9 V6 The Welcome Wagon 2
S WTB/Trade Looking for a 1999-2004 axle housing Drivetrain Parts 0
S Replacing stock tires and wheels on my 04 Mustang GT 1996 - 2004 SN95 Mustang -General/Talk- 0
nathanruschill 2006 Mustang GT mach 1 tribute 2005 - 2014 S-197 Mustang -General/Talk- 8
M WTB/Trade WTB 2004 Competition Orange Roller SN95 Mustangs For Sale (1994-04) 0
M WTB/Trade Looking for 2000-2004 Salvage GT SN95 Mustangs For Sale (1994-04) 0
D For Sale 2004 Mustang GT Parts---Altoona, IA SN95 Mustangs For Sale (1994-04) 1
M 2004 3.8 to carb 351w gauge help 1996 - 2004 SN95 Mustang -General/Talk- 0
CompOrangeMustang Progress Thread 1996 Gt to 2004 V6 1996 - 2004 SN95 Mustang -General/Talk- 2
CompOrangeMustang 96'GT Auto Swap To 04'V6 1996 - 2004 SN95 Mustang -General/Talk- 0
S 2004 Mustang 380R curb alert install 1996 - 2004 SN95 Mustang -General/Talk- 0
AUBURN1111 Drivetrain 2004 Cobra Power Steering Rack Fox 5.0 Mustang Tech 11
S Best 99-04 Mustang GT clutch kit replacement? SN95 4.6L Mustang Tech 1
R 2004 mustang base, 3.9 automatic. The Welcome Wagon 2
M For Sale For Sale - 2004 Mustang GT Sonic Blue Decklid / Trunk & Spoiler - $100 OBO Interior Exterior Parts 3
N Need help w/ 2004 acceleration issue! The Welcome Wagon 1
P Speedometer doesn’t work 4.6 swapped 1996 - 2004 SN95 Mustang -General/Talk- 33
P Help!! Open Injector Circuit Codes SN95 4.6L Mustang Tech 21
P Help!!! Injector circuit open on my 2004 swapped engine The Welcome Wagon 1
Hudson N Should it run with IAC unplugged? 04 gt SN95 4.6L Mustang Tech 6
P HELP! Bought a 2004 4.6L Swapped mustang SN95 4.6L Mustang Tech 40
A RED/GREEN Vacuum line broke, Need replacement link 1996 - 2004 SN95 Mustang -General/Talk- 3
Hudson N Anybody know what this bolt hole is for? SN95 4.6L Mustang Tech 3
R Back in a Mustang after 35 years! 2004 Mach 1 is a blast. The Welcome Wagon 2
MineralMan Expired 2001-2004 Factory H-pipe with cats - Southern California Exhaust Parts 1
D 2004 Convertible 1996 - 2004 SN95 Mustang -General/Talk- 5
AUBURN1111 Suspension 2004 Steering rack in fox body Fox 5.0 Mustang Tech 7
Hudson N Auto trans not engaging after braking 1996 - 2004 SN95 Mustang -General/Talk- 5
D 2004 mustang v6 3.9l exhaust The Welcome Wagon 1
N Swapping a 1996 TekSkid 4.6 into a 2004 V6 1996 - 2004 SN95 Mustang -General/Talk- 2
S 2004 Mustang GT Overheating SN95 4.6L Mustang Tech 5
C Suspension How much should I lower an 86 with 96-2004 SN95 spindles and P245/60R/17 tires? Fox 5.0 Mustang Tech 2
J For Sale 2004 mustang GT Thornton, Colorado SN95 Mustangs For Sale (1994-04) 0
J 2004 3.9L Top Speed The Welcome Wagon 2
Russ Cochran I need some help with a charging problem on a 04 gt SN95 4.6L Mustang Tech 6
C HELP 2004 Mustang 3.9L V6 flooded 1996 - 2004 SN95 Mustang -General/Talk- 0
K 2000 3.8 feels slower than my 2004 3.9 1996 - 2004 SN95 Mustang -General/Talk- 3
C Need a solution on my fender rub on my 2004 GT 1996 - 2004 SN95 Mustang -General/Talk- 2
4 2004 Mustang GT Premium 1996 - 2004 SN95 Mustang -General/Talk- 1
Similar threads