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Old 03-30-2005, 16:11   #1 (permalink)
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T3 Low-rpm hunting

Anyone know why my manual TE50 T3 hunts at low rpm? Even small amounts of added throttle will clean it up again, but it's bloody irritating around town. The throttle body has been cleaned, but no diagnostics have been done as yet.
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Old 03-31-2005, 06:18   #2 (permalink)
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A new battery cleaned up mine , tried to understand why when l was told it was the battery causing it , it fixed it though .
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Old 03-31-2005, 12:51   #3 (permalink)
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Try running the air for a day then turn it off for a couple of days, dont know if it'll help your car but it did with mine, something with ECU resets??
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Thanks for your replies - much appreciated. Makes me think about something someone told me once about disconnecting the battery to "reset" the computer, which I'll try out.
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Re: T3 Low-rpm hunting

carboned throttle body, flat or on the way out battery, possible o2 sensors (more common on BA's though), dodgy throttle position sensor any of the above.

mines had them all, constant problem, very irratating but can be fixed......

welcome to the forums- any details on your car mate?? pics??
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Old 04-07-2005, 18:02   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks Jim - sounds like Ford has got a sensor problem! My TE is build no 003, manual, plain old white but I like it best. Gets really good mileage on the open road (up to 31mpg in the old money, normally around 30 if you stick to more or less legal speeds). Build quality is very ordinary, with doors and panels not lining up too well, trim falling off etc (no it hasn't been bent), but I forgive it that sort of thing for the bloody good drive it gives me.
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Thanks Jim - sounds like Ford has got a sensor problem! My TE is build no 003, manual, plain old white but I like it best. Gets really good mileage on the open road (up to 31mpg in the old money, normally around 30 if you stick to more or less legal speeds). Build quality is very ordinary, with doors and panels not lining up too well, trim falling off etc (no it hasn't been bent), but I forgive it that sort of thing for the bloody good drive it gives me.
lol, not a truer word has been spoken!! white looks mint- not many of those- they DO give great open road fuel- and they DO give SH!T round town fuel, they DO have crap build quality (but that's a ford/holden trait all over) but a BLOODY GOOD DRIVE IT IS!!!

well done mate, would still like to see pics tho.....
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Thanks Jim - sounds like Ford has got a sensor problem! My TE is build no 003, manual, plain old white but I like it best. Gets really good mileage on the open road (up to 31mpg in the old money, normally around 30 if you stick to more or less legal speeds). Build quality is very ordinary, with doors and panels not lining up too well, trim falling off etc (no it hasn't been bent), but I forgive it that sort of thing for the bloody good drive it gives me.
Plain old white!! Iv'e only ever seen one in a pic, & I think It looked great!!
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Gets really good mileage on the open road (up to 31mpg in the old money, normally around 30 if you stick to more or less legal speeds).

Best I have ever got on strictly the lightest throttle freeway speed limits was sydney to melbourne 29 mpg or 9.6 l/100km.
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Hmm. Must be bloody computer illiterate - don't know how to post a picture! How sad is that? Thanks for all your comments. I thought white would be the most common colour, though I admit I've only seen one other white T3. The other pain in the arse with my TE is that front air dam ploughing into EVERYTHING! Must have happened a lot to the previous owner, as the entire airdam is misaligned with the bonnet. Can't stand it! Will have to get it fixed one day when funds allow. I don't really want to drag my car or modify it too much, just want to keep it stock and enjoy it for the good car it is.
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