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Ford Mustang Fuel Injectors

The Ford Mustang has had a long and well-deserved reputation as a muscle vehicle. Concept cars were initially launched in 1962 and 1963, and the first full-line production began in 1964 for the 1965 model year. For a vehicle that's established itself as a high-performance auto, Ford Mustang fuel injectors are a key component in maintaining the engine's reliability.

Why are fuel injectors so important in Ford racing?

Fuel injectors create the combustion that fires the system. The number of fuel injectors the Ford racing vehicle needs relates to the number of cylinders. The fuel injectors' job is to mix a precise combination of fuel and oxygen and create a fine mist that sprays into the combustion chamber, which is highly flammable.

You run the risk of losing power if you try and add fuel injectors that are too large for your engine's capacity. With systems such as those used in Ford racing, however, the calibration of the engine's horsepower and the fuel injector's duty cycle creates a high-performance piece of muscle.

How can you tell if your fuel injectors need attention?

If your Mustang is not functioning at peak performance, you may need to take a look at your Ford Mustang's fuel injectors. One symptom of an improper mixture is a misfire. Other issues with your Ford include a slow start and sluggishness. These symptoms indicate that the steady flow of fuel is blocked from the engine.

How do you test the Ford Mustang's gas fuel injectors?

One of the first avenues for testing the performance of your car's fuel injectors is by listening. Locate your vehicle's injectors, which should be in the intake manifold. If the injector on your Ford is running properly, you will hear it click. If not, you will need to remove it and inspect it.

Perform a visual inspection of your Mustang's fuel injectors before removing anything. If there is too much play in how the injector fits within the holder, that indicates that there isn't a good air seal. Removing the injectors from your car should take a bit of effort if there's a snug fit. Allowing too much air in with your Ford's fuel results in poor performance.

There is a kit available to test and clean your car's injectors. Once you've cleaned and replaced any necessary parts, add new seals before reconnecting the fuel injectors.

How does the fuel injector kit work on the Mustang?

A cleaner kit performs a couple of functions on your gas fuel injectors. It examines the spray pattern and cleans the nozzles. With the included pressure pump, test the flow of each injector. If it is blocked or dripping, that tells you it does not have the required steady mist. You should begin with cleaning the injector.

Before beginning the cleaning process on your Mustang's injectors, read the provided instructions. What you are trying to achieve is the removal of lacquer buildup created by old gas in your Ford Mustang. Each injector contains a fine screen that filters unwanted particles.

Once you've cleaned your Ford's gas fuel injectors, you will need to test them for the appropriate PSI. If they still do not have the proper mist, you will need to replace what's needed.