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 Post subject: **MY EF RUNNING VERY SICK ON COLD START UP PLEASE HELP**
Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 6:56 pm 
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Hey everyone. I have a 96 ef II fairmont.

Today after i finished work i went to start my car and it was running very, very sick, when i accelerated a bit, it blew a bit of black smoke like it was running rich. So i turned it off and noticed that when i put the cars ignition to ON, the thermo fans were running at high speed for some reason, i re-started the car and it did the same thing again. After re-stating 3 times i turned it off and waited for a couple of mintues, then i turned the ignition to ON and noticed the fans were no-loger running at high speed. I started the car and it was running Perfect. So i started driving home and noticed that the car was running Awesome, like the best it has in a while.

What could be the problem, i thought the thermo fans only run at high speed when the car is running hot????


Please help

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 Post subject: Re: **MY EF RUNNING VERY SICK ON COLD START UP PLEASE HELP**
Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 7:26 pm 
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Fans will run when the ECU is in limp home mode.

 

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 Post subject: Re: **MY EF RUNNING VERY SICK ON COLD START UP PLEASE HELP**
Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 9:25 pm 
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Well does that mean that my gearbox has a problem????

Cause it has been shifting a bit hard lately...

What could be wrong with the box


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KYB LOWERED SHOCKs & KINGSPRING SUPERLOWS
XTRACTORS 2.5 INCH PIPES HI-FLOW CAT SML STRAIGHT THRU MUFF TWIN TIPS
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 Post subject: Re: **MY EF RUNNING VERY SICK ON COLD START UP PLEASE HELP**
Posted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 12:13 pm 
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what Can cause Limp Home Mode???????

 

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KYB LOWERED SHOCKs & KINGSPRING SUPERLOWS
XTRACTORS 2.5 INCH PIPES HI-FLOW CAT SML STRAIGHT THRU MUFF TWIN TIPS
DBA STREET SERIES SLOTTED ROTORS
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 Post subject: Re: **MY EF RUNNING VERY SICK ON COLD START UP PLEASE HELP**
Posted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 12:22 pm 
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My ef just died and was doing the same thing.

Turned out there is coolant in one of they cylinders :(

Have a look at the coolant level and if there is any milkyness to the oil/coolant, could be a head gasket or cracked head?

also look for water coming out of the exhaust. I don't know if this is the problem but any input can be helpful.

 

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 Post subject: Re: **MY EF RUNNING VERY SICK ON COLD START UP PLEASE HELP**
Posted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 12:49 pm 
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Hey, definetely no coolant in the oil.

I just remembered that about 6 months ago my bro did a ecu diagnostics reading and he found that the maf sensor had a fault code, so he reset the maf sensor.

Could the maf sensor cause limnp home mode.

 

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KYB LOWERED SHOCKs & KINGSPRING SUPERLOWS
XTRACTORS 2.5 INCH PIPES HI-FLOW CAT SML STRAIGHT THRU MUFF TWIN TIPS
DBA STREET SERIES SLOTTED ROTORS
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Posted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 2:19 pm 
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This can happen if the MAP sensor (passenger side firewall) is disconnected - if thats not the case could well be head gasket

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 Post subject: Re: **MY EF RUNNING VERY SICK ON COLD START UP PLEASE HELP**
Posted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 3:17 pm 
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Thanks for that,

If anyone else has any suggestions what it could be, it would be much appreciated

 

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KYB LOWERED SHOCKs & KINGSPRING SUPERLOWS
XTRACTORS 2.5 INCH PIPES HI-FLOW CAT SML STRAIGHT THRU MUFF TWIN TIPS
DBA STREET SERIES SLOTTED ROTORS
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 Post subject: Re: **MY EF RUNNING VERY SICK ON COLD START UP PLEASE HELP**
Posted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 8:29 pm 
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i am having the same isue . cold starts it runs like s**t . no milkyness in the oil . n after about a week of driving it to n from work the coolant level has droped . turns out it is a head gasket . on the block just below exhaust manifold i have coolant stains . . imo this could also be your isue . check the block for coolant stains .
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