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In this video I bring you through the process I use to diagnose a Mustang that was towed in from another shop because it will no crank over. It seems there was a little more to the story as we find out in the end. -Enjoy!
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49 thoughts on “Ford mustang: no start no crank”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars phil kaiser says:

    Excellent.

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ruby Sanabria says:

    3 timing chain rear chain sucks

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hola! Greg Sly says:

    Your diagnostic skills never cease to impress me.

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars David Farmer says:

    Kept thinkin u were doin a/c 🥶 😆

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars MountainSalsa says:

    Thank you.

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars david mueller says:

    You da man

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ray Clarine says:

    Well diagnosed a great job fone

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars MrMoon275 says:

    Nice work but hopefully the shaft is always erect 🤣

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Troubled Youth says:

    This has to suck making a video and dealing with the problems are car will give you at the same time. Then editing that can't b easy

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Troubled Youth says:

    First video iv seen here, learned alot man subscribe to hope to learn more. Wish I had the money to buy them tools tho lol

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Andy Schuldt says:

    Awesome demo sir. I have roughly the same problem on my jeep. Still workin on it……

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars william pierce says:

    My thoughts. Bad ground was problem. Someone over extended the switch trying to start it. Great job .

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Christopher Saylock says:

    Autel is the new leader but man when that thing slows down.

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Pat Jago says:

    Didn’t know Hoo Hoo’s had children

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Danny Linc says:

    Reminds me of a day at the Ford garage, except for the main ground.
    I would have expected a ground strap on passenger side, rear of cylinder head and battery location to be RF.
    That was then.
    How about fixing the switch like a trooper?
    That's old time Ford mechanic stuff right there.
    Hope you don't have to go to the chiropractor now, like I always did.
    I noticed Mrs O was helpful and nice. As always.
    There wasn't anyone putting a guilt trip on the mechanic, and you probably get paid.
    Hooray for Eric O and another success, some very helpful tools and neat gadgets that simplify, and no injuries, I like how the car didn't run through your toolbox. That was great.
    But you KNOW the guy who hung the starter got paid, and he was responsible for verifying the ground first.
    He needs to see your video.
    Any mechanic would if he wasn't a Ford technician already, and didn't have a Ford EVTM or manuals on computer.

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mr Jim1973 says:

    What's wrong with adding a 2nd. ground strap to the engine block in a location that is more accessible? Nothing. Nice work!

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars None ya Bidness says:

    Since that ground is in a terrible place , I would pop it off and pull it up sand it then go back with dielectric grease an a star washer under it . Should outlast the car in rust belt .

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Robert Wynkoop says:

    Those switches are self adjusting. In testing someone push it in to far. I have done this myself in the past, you have done that in the past replacing one. Winner winner chicken dinner.

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Richard Warnock says:

    Ruth Row Raggie buttons pushed to Far!!!; )

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars A Good Neighbor Auto repair 2 says:

    Very good diagnostic

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Cody Amrhein says:

    Is there a large block underneath the pedal that’s keeping it from depressing the switch all the way? That pad looks goofy.

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tidewater Tail Chaser says:

    To Mrs. O from Mr. O, you just have to wiggle the hole once in a while…

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Wayne Majors says:

    Thank you for the video and going in detail

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tim Jacobs says:

    What was that green adapter you started the car with in the relay slot?

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars hhn2002 says:

    Genius

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Angel Gonzalez says:

    Thanks!

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mike Glasgow says:

    And this car came to you from another shop ??
    Unbelievable. I have USAA INSURANCE . WITH TOWING. I'm in Boise, Idaho. I wonder if they would TOW your shop. ?

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jeff DeWitt says:

    Great diagnosis and fix!

    When subject of a rubber spacer between the clutch and switch came up it reminded me of a problem my 2015 Mustang had. The brake lights came on and wouldn't turn off, plus the car was running REALLY strangely and was pretty much undriveable. Turns out there was a plastic spacer between the brake pedal and the brake light switch that had broken up.

    It's a real PITA to get to, and not an easy part to replace, but it was just about a quarter inch think spacer… I got a really strong disk magnet, stuck it to the brake pedal arm so it would be between the arm and the switch and… problem solved!

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John Adamson says:

    I agree with airman

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars TheJCorbi82 says:

    I was thinking pretty much immediately that the clutch pedal essentially sending a "reversed" signal" is why the car was not wanting to engage the starter! I love this channel.

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rob Johnson says:

    The mechanic messiah

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kerry Gleeson says:

    Thanks for sharing your knowledge 🦘👍

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Todd Gatien says:

    Should just have to pull on it and it pulls out

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Charles Swearengin says:

    Mr O I have to say, when it comes to anything with electronic issues. You are the man, beyond a Shadow of Doubt.

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars VenomousBiteYT says:

    I love the fact that some of the scan tools run off of some sorta version of Android

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bill Quillin says:

    Well Done!

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Danny Hubert says:

    Eric great job like i think it's time for ice mrs o said she going pay godbless and staysafe buddy

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jose Hernandez says:

    Great catch your the man

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars honey bear says:

    All I got to say is thank God for YouTube videos 🤔🤪🤪🤪

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jerry Justice says:

    Great job

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Vern Toad says:

    Facebook is strange I’m friends with you but don’t get to see you on it that sucks

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars StangLovers Association says:

    I just got done replacing the head gaskets and after putting eveything back together it turns over but doesn’t crank. Do you know the problem?