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 Post subject: 87 AT Telstar - where the hell is the ecu? Also misfire prob
Posted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 8:46 pm 
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Hello everyone. It's certainly been a while.

I've got a 12/87 Telstar TX5 Ghia, and it has a really really annoying occasional misfire and hunting idle. I've changed so far:

Spark plugs
Leads
Distributor cap
Rotor button
Fuel filter
Air filter
Air flow meter

I've also cleaned out the throttle body and it's currently got a strong dose of injector cleaner.
But it's still there.
It doesn't seem to have full power either.

I have a spare tx5 parts car and I'm gonna try changing the ecu next. But I can't find the damn thing!!
Does anyone know where they are?

Should also mention the engine is an F2.

 

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 Post subject: Re: 87 AT Telstar - where the hell is the ecu? Also misfire prob
Posted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 8:50 pm 
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I remembered something else.

It has a bit of trouble starting, cold and hot, and it doesn't have the normal
High cold idle.

 

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 Post subject: Re: 87 AT Telstar - where the hell is the ecu? Also misfire prob
Posted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 9:01 pm 
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ECU IIRC is at the bottom of the dash in the middle. I believe you have to remove the facia's around the stereo & maybe even the console to get to it.

I'm repairing a rad support on a AT Tx5 turbo atm :-)

Cheers

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 Post subject: Re: 87 AT Telstar - where the hell is the ecu? Also misfire prob
Posted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 9:13 pm 
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Hmmm alright, I shall have a look tomorrow.
Cheers man!

 

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 Post subject: Re: 87 AT Telstar - where the hell is the ecu? Also misfire prob
Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 10:02 pm 
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Seems like I've narrowed down the s**t idle to the throttle position sensor, so I opened the bonnet and had one look at it and decided it might be easier to swap the whole throttle body over :lol:

I've ordered a new genuine throttle body gasket, so when that comes I'll get stuck into it.

 

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