86 mustang keeps staling when temp outside hits 85 and above

Asked by Jan 02, 2017 at 03:01 AM about the 1986 Ford Mustang LX Convertible

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

car will run all winter or at night when the temp drops  has the 3.8 motor

2 Answers


Ford's EEC ignition modules are known to have this exact problem. Ignition coils are universally known for it, too. It's fine when it's cold, but in the heat the plastic exterior expands and if there are any cracks, they will open up and short it out. The Distributor cap, rotor, and wires can all cause the same issue. If they haven't been changed in awhile, do a tune-up and see what happens

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I took my car off the the road for the winter,but will do as you say. thank you.........

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