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Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 4:09 pm 
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I was losing my economy on LPG and you guys helped by suggesting that I 'reset the ECU', and showed me how. It worked! Today, I took the car for a 200 klm drive and the economy was great. I stopped and had lunch, and then started the car ('96 NF Fairlaine - see EF Falcon) to come home. For the whole 200 klm trip home the car went from third to 'neutral' instead of finding 'overdrive'. I stopped the car, waited a while and started the car, but to no avail. After a service last year the car couldn't find overdrive on the way home so i went straight back and they founda plug on the 'loom' above the rocker cover that had come apart. They put that back together and it all worked until now. I checked the plug and it is still connected. Can anyone help? Do I go to a 'Gearbox specialist', an 'auto electrician', or a Ford Dealer? Is it a common problem with EB/ED/EF Fords, because I have a mate with an EB that the same thing happened to and it has put his car off the road.
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Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 5:59 pm 
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does it have REALLY poor acceleration? ie permenantly in 3rd?

just to rule out it being in limp mode

 

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Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 6:08 pm 
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dont think its in limp mode cauyse the car is jumping into netruel instead of 4th,
dont know what the problem is but some advice is to put it in 3(manually) cause this way it wont switch into overdrive, this way it will be more driveable for the timebeing

 

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Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 6:16 pm 
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If the auto is ok, it might be the Gear position switch on the side of the auto, (pass. side.)

 

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Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 6:49 pm 
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i have the same problem but it don't go to neutral but i took it to a gearbox place they reakon the the overdrive band or clutch/pressure points are s**t.

 

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Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 7:05 pm 
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what about the solenoids?

 

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Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 8:08 pm 
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what happens if you keep it in 3rd on the stick?

 

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Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 8:11 pm 
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samftr wrote:
what happens if you keep it in 3rd on the stick?

the car dosent go into overdrive

 

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Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 8:43 pm 
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no i mean does it still bugger up?

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 11, 2007 12:28 pm 
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umm just thought checked ya oil etc etc

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 11, 2007 12:44 pm 
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That was another idea :), the transmission will tend to bang in and out of gear from low fluid... I had this happen to my ea... it was kinda the end of the line for that thing heh... rusted and leaking badly bye bye ea LARF

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 11, 2007 2:53 pm 
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i have this same but similiar problem as i stated earlier in the posts.. i think s**t like this your just taking a wild stab in the dark trying to get it fixed unless you take it to a proper ford dealer or a freindly sludge box mechanic

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 11, 2007 4:21 pm 
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froudey is on the money... and as you pass in through the door the $$$ signs pop up in their eyes..

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 11, 2007 4:26 pm 
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I am soooo glad mine is manual, no ECU to run the show for swapping cogs.

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 11, 2007 5:07 pm 
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mine is all good now I bought a manual ecu.. made a fairly healthy difference too.
I will be able to see what times i run at willowbank soon enough.

 

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