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 Post subject: fairmont ghia died while driving
Posted: Mon Feb 07, 2011 12:13 pm 
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my fairmont just died while i was driving i waited about holf hour or so then it started up again, it has happened twice now does anyone know why this could be happening?
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 Post subject: Re: fairmont ghia died while driving
Posted: Mon Feb 07, 2011 12:31 pm 
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Could be fuel pump

 

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 Post subject: Re: fairmont ghia died while driving
Posted: Mon Feb 07, 2011 12:50 pm 
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Does it just die, or does it splutter/cough before it's demise?

If it just drops dead while driving or under heavy load, it could be your coil or TFI module. Coils can just die under load or over heated...usually mainly overheating. TFI modules just die with water/moisture...and with recent rain...wouldn't have helped the cause. You didn't happen to drive through any puddles of water before this incident?

 

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 Post subject: Re: fairmont ghia died while driving
Posted: Mon Feb 07, 2011 1:06 pm 
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Yeah it dies whilst driving, then wont start until its cooled down or sometimes straight after it dies.... It has water still while its hot but wont start until it cools down...
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 Post subject: Re: fairmont ghia died while driving
Posted: Mon Feb 07, 2011 1:13 pm 
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And no, we didnt go through any puddles or nothing!
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 Post subject: Re: fairmont ghia died while driving
Posted: Mon Feb 07, 2011 1:20 pm 
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how hot is it getting may sound crazy but checked the oil

otherwise as said.

 

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 Post subject: Re: fairmont ghia died while driving
Posted: Mon Feb 07, 2011 1:30 pm 
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Very hot to touch!! And yeah we checked the oil and its fine!
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 Post subject: Re: fairmont ghia died while driving
Posted: Mon Feb 07, 2011 1:37 pm 
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I still may think it's ingition related. Has happened to me, car would just die and sit there, give it a minute or so and it will start again. Then had a spluttering under acceleration and sometimes the car would miss while cruising. Changed over the TFI and didn't have any issues until the coil was found to be dead.

However could be anything else really...leads or fuel related. Loose wires can cause a lot of dramas.

 

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 Post subject: Re: fairmont ghia died while driving
Posted: Mon Feb 07, 2011 2:05 pm 
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Is it normal for the bottom radiator hose to have a steel coil or spring inside it????
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 Post subject: Re: fairmont ghia died while driving
Posted: Mon Feb 07, 2011 3:03 pm 
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ffghia wrote:
Is it normal for the bottom radiator hose to have a steel coil or spring inside it????


Yes it is. Stops the hose from squashing when it cools down and causing a vacuum effect...also for stability.

 

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 Post subject: Re: fairmont ghia died while driving
Posted: Mon Feb 07, 2011 3:34 pm 
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How would u be able to tell whether the thermo is opening or not???
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Posted: Mon Feb 07, 2011 3:38 pm 
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ffghia wrote:
How would u be able to tell whether the thermo is opening or not???


Only way I know is by dipping it into boiling water and see if it expands the opening or not...

 

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 Post subject: Re: fairmont ghia died while driving
Posted: Mon Feb 07, 2011 4:00 pm 
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Ok yeah tried that and its not opening....so guessing its the thermostat
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 Post subject: Re: fairmont ghia died while driving
Posted: Mon Feb 07, 2011 4:05 pm 
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Its funny i have found this thread as it is currently happening to my EF Fairmont. The other day turned the car on, came out of the street (while on gas) and the car just died. Ever since, even on petrol, the car will either take 4 -5 seconds on clicking over to actually start, start on petrol or wont start at all. While on gas, it will start and run really bad with revs dropping below 1k and then cut out.

With the TFI module and fuel pump, is this something i can change? or will i have to go somewhere? what price am i looking at as well?

Sorry for jumping this thread as well i just didnt want to have to start a new one

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 Post subject: Re: fairmont ghia died while driving
Posted: Mon Feb 07, 2011 7:02 pm 
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daniel000 wrote:
Its funny i have found this thread as it is currently happening to my EF Fairmont. The other day turned the car on, came out of the street (while on gas) and the car just died. Ever since, even on petrol, the car will either take 4 -5 seconds on clicking over to actually start, start on petrol or wont start at all. While on gas, it will start and run really bad with revs dropping below 1k and then cut out.

With the TFI module and fuel pump, is this something i can change? or will i have to go somewhere? what price am i looking at as well?

Sorry for jumping this thread as well i just didnt want to have to start a new one

cheers
daniel




coils and dizzy you can change yourself if you take your time and dont mind getting dirty :D
just mark sure you take carefull note of where the dizzy and rotor is if it is a el but if ef even easyer job

price wise
ef coil around $100
el coil about $60
ef dizzy $?????
el dizzy $160
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