06 mustang will start after replacing battery and alternator but will not take any gas

Asked by Jun 27, 2017 at 11:24 PM about the 2006 Ford Mustang

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

check charging system light came on and car died. I replaced battery and alternator. Know car will start but had a miss in it and will not take any gas. It has an wrench symbol showing up know. it is like it is in a safe mode or something.

1 Answer


Yep, most likely corrupted the factory presets when you removed the main power, anything after 2005 and even some 2005 require a saver tool that plugs into the OBD2 port, without it you loose all kinds of things. Your best bet is to have it towed to a Ford dealer and they can reflash the system and bring the programming back, plus you will get any software updates that might be avaliable for you vehicle. In my area it runs a hundred bucks for a reflash. HTH

Your Answer

Ford Mustang Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
  • #2
  • #3
    Bob Beaman
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Dodge Charger
60 Great Deals out of 776 listings starting at $3,400
Used Chevrolet Corvette
485 listings starting at $9,900
Used Ford Shelby GT500
16 listings starting at $39,990
Used Ford F-150
509 Great Deals out of 10,018 listings starting at $3,490
Used BMW 3 Series
133 Great Deals out of 2,112 listings starting at $2,495
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
162 Great Deals out of 12,230 listings starting at $1,895
Used Nissan 350Z
16 listings starting at $11,990
Used Jeep Wrangler
104 Great Deals out of 2,159 listings starting at $7,477
Used Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
139 Great Deals out of 6,400 listings starting at $9,995
Used BMW M3
72 listings starting at $17,950

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Ford Mustang For Sale
131 listings starting at $30,838
2017 Ford Mustang For Sale
321 listings starting at $23,648
2016 Ford Mustang For Sale
112 listings starting at $22,995
2015 Ford Mustang For Sale
96 listings starting at $18,888
2014 Ford Mustang For Sale
101 listings starting at $11,490

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.