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Old 05-23-2007, 10:46   #1 (permalink)
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Dies when warmed up.

Does an 87 T-bird, 3.8L have a plug to connect an OBD I & II code tester? After the car reaches operating temperature it runs ruff briefly, then quits until it cools down. I've replaced the temperature sensors, fuel pump relay, fuel filter,checked the inertia switch,replaced the positioning sensor on the EGR valve,and it quits after running or driving after about five minutes. I then replaced the ignition module on the distributor and it ran for 30 minutes before dying and would not start again till cool. I let it sit for a week and decided to reproduce the problem to determine if it was spark or fuel. I've let it run twice now for 1-1/2 hours each time and it stays running.I don't want to drive it too far until I find out the problem. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 06-02-2007, 06:29   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Dies when warmed up.

I had probs with my '84 v8 with the internal pickup (or "PIP" in Fordspeak) until they made a redesigned one. Check inside the distributor, and see what color the p/u is. If it is black and rubber-looking, replace it.

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Re: Dies when warmed up.

Thanks Bob. The problem was in the distributor. My T-bird book referred to it as the stator. I replaced the stator and it runs fine now. The stator sends impulses to the coil.
Kurt
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