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 Post subject: ED engine just shuts down occasionally? wtf?
Posted: Fri Jan 21, 2005 12:07 am 
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Hmm this has been happenin for a while..
After the car is warm and its been driven for a bit and sometimes when your driving along the engine just shuts down..
If i try to restart it, it cranks over but doenst fire..
if i leave it for a couple of minutes to cool down(?) it will start and drive normally again...

I havent had a chance to check anything yet but what could be some possible problems?

These two symptoms may be contributing to the cause;
-Smartlock : when i goto start the car i turn the key and nothing happens, if i
push the handbrake in and out it will start everytime.

-Car will not rev over 4800 in 2nd gaer and over..

What im thinking is maybe the coil is f**k as its not providing enough spark at top end, and its dying while i drive causing the engine to stop??

Im stumped...

IDeas?!?!
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Posted: Fri Jan 21, 2005 9:22 am 
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simple,,replace the distributor and the engine stopping in traffic will go away,,my ea did it twice in queensland,,scary stuff that is,,as for the smartlock i don't know about that,,may be some else can help with that

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 21, 2005 9:54 am 
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yeh, could be the TFI module on the Dizzy, or the coil.

Replace both, its not expensive.

While youre at it, new plugs, leads, dizzy cap and rotor button will make her purr!

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 21, 2005 10:41 am 
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it sounds like the bem /smart lock modual is f**k ,cause as you said if you touch the handbreak it starts ,the bem is right above the handbreak ,so it may be worth looking into ,i have a spare one if you need it ,other then that i would check the coil and dizzy first

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 21, 2005 12:34 pm 
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the faulty smartlock is whats making it not start ... as for when its running, smartlock cant cause any problems for the engin once its started.
as for what monty said, my ed wagon has 2 smartlock BEMs, one above the handbrake and the other on the left side of the glovebox, the one by the glovebox is the main one as i found out as i had to bypass the smartlock to get mine started ..

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 21, 2005 3:01 pm 
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When you say it wont start - does it crank?

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 21, 2005 3:25 pm 
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ah k.
will replace all the stuff u guys said too :D cheers!!

um yeah she will crank over qiuckly but just wont fire.
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Posted: Fri Jan 21, 2005 9:20 pm 
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i'm with waggin on the TFI module, get a new one, and make sure you're not stingy with the thermal grease

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 21, 2005 10:08 pm 
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when the module in the dizzy in mine went, it was because the bearing in there had failed causing the rotor to smash into stuff. It is probably a better idea to go for a reconditioned distributor assembly. at a mechanic, installation and parts should come in under $200

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 21, 2005 11:17 pm 
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i agree with the TFI and coil breaking down, also check your spark plug leads also and replace any that are faulty.

 

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 Post subject: Smart Lock Is NOT Your Problem
Posted: Sun Jan 23, 2005 7:10 pm 
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My ED wont strat unless i fully depress the handbrake to. the is because it is tugging on the bem wire which is just above it.

Trying pulling the carpet back and free up some tangled wires. See how that goes

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 29, 2005 1:24 pm 
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THanks.
I changed the coil yesterday.. and found the old one had a bit of arcing at the connection point...
Driving along and it shut down again at 80kmh, i wacked it into neutral and the thing started again... haha. Its done that before, where its just come back on in neutral while im coasting, but only does it rarely.
So im guessing im up for another TFI module hey? Fukn typical.
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Posted: Sun Feb 20, 2005 5:42 am 
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Did you get it fixed???

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 17, 2005 11:52 pm 
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after about 3 weeks of normal driving.
no stopping, its started doing it again.
stupid ford.

took me 30 mins for it to start up agian on the way home from work..
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puttin a new tfi module in on saturday. Might even to the rotar arm and s**t while im at it....
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Posted: Fri Mar 18, 2005 12:28 am 
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Had the same drama with the wifes EL. Ended up being the fuel pump ( go figure ).

 

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