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 Post subject: EL falcon keeps stalling on me!!
Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2008 4:31 pm 
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Please help! I am having huge problems with my Ford Falcon station wagon El (1997).

Basically a few months ago it started hesitating when I’d accelerate from a standing start or idling along. I’d hit the pedal and it would wait a few moments before turning the revs into acceleration.

Then the idle started playing up, it would be sitting at the lights and very randomly it would rev it self into the high 2000s without me touching the pedal. Very strange.

Then the bad symptom started happening, it now stalls almost every trip I take. The revs cut, the radio stays on and the battery and oil lights come on. It seems to be always the mid to end of my trip, and almost always once every 20mins of driving. I can start it again 90% of the time straight away, although sometimes it will crank but won’t kick over (turning it back off and waiting for a few more seconds gets it going) and once it actually acted like the battery was dead, turning the key gave nothing multiple times, but 5 minutes later it started for me.

The following things have been attempted:

Butterfly valves cleaned
Petrol filter replaced (new)
Distributor replaced (second hand)
Coil replaced (new)
Idle relearn

Please, can someone help me figure out what is wrong? This is costing me a stack!

Thanks for any help!

Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2008 4:40 pm 
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Have you checked your leads? Old leads and possible broken leads can cause acceleration hesitation as well as a bit of jerking and such.

It could also be the TFI module on the distributor that is on it's way out.

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 Post subject: el stalling
Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2008 10:58 pm 
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sounds like a vacume leak to me check map sensor vac line if its loose or split your ecu will get a false signal and deliver more fuel to the cylinders [hence] eratic idiling ect also flat battery symptom because of loading up with fuel



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Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 6:39 pm 
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i have the same problem with my ea i changed my leads made it a little better change your dizzy cap and check for vac leaks most probly from the map sensor



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Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 7:03 pm 
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tps sensor and isc solenoid can play up with idle

idle circuit in the ecu has been known to fail

these are just a couple more ideas....
Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 10:58 pm 
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The high idle issue will be a faulty TPS, you can adjust them by using a multimeter and enlarging the two mounting oval holes.

Cutting out will probably be the TFI module or the hall pickup sensor inside the dizzy.




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