EA CFI starting problem - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
Ford Forum Ford Forum

» Auto Insurance
» Featured Product
¬Ľ Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > The Garage - Tech Forums > Engine Specific Tech > Inline 6 Tech
Register Home Forum Active Topics Photo Gallery Auto Loans Garage Mark Forums Read Auto EscrowInsurance

FordForums.com is the premier Ford Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-11-2004, 17:54   #1 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 176
EA CFI starting problem

Maybe some of you guys can help with a starting problem with my sonís EA sedan.
Itís a CFI.. 4 speed auto and has a starting problem when itís warm.

The car starts ok when cold, idles normally and runs fine.. no problems at all.
Itíll also restart ok and run fine when itís hot, as long as itís less than about half an hour before restarting it.
Itíll run all day once itís going, power and fuel economy are both good (both better than my EA) and the temp gauge runs mid normal on the gauge (around ĎRí to ĎMí) or slightly lower in wet cold weather.

The car has done high kilometers (close to 400,000 kís) but has been serviced regularly in the last year or so since being bought.
The engine has only very minor rattles, oil useage is minimal, cooling system has been overhauled; distributor, coil, leads, plugs etc were all replaced recently due to a failed ignition module.

The problem..
The problem, which has occurred recently, is restarting from about 30 minutes to an hour from switching it off once the engine has warmed up.
Restarting any time up to about 30 minutes is ok, but from 30 minutes up to an hour or so (as the motor is cooling down) it just wonít start again.
The starter motor turns the motor over ok, lights show normally etc, it does everything correctly except restart.
Leave it for another half an hour (after an hour or so) and it starts and runs ok as it normally does for a cold start. Open the bonnet and just leave it open and the car will start sooner than with it closed.

It seems like a heat soak thing, a vapour lock, lack of fuel, or something temperature related, or maybe a sensor, but what?
Any ideas or advise about a systematic approach to finding the problem?
__________________
---------------------------------
...Prove the fault first .. Guess later ...
...Member of the ATPS and the NFFS...
---------------------------------
rawlinna is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 06-12-2004, 03:27   #2 (permalink)
E Series Chick Supremo
 
Mother Nature's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: MBFNW
Age: 47
Posts: 2,072
Re: EA CFI starting problem

Check the fuel pump ......... Trust me

My car did this in the begining ..... I started with change of fuel filters, air filters & checking all the fuel lines ........ then it started surging when the weather got warmer ....... got to the stage where the only foward movement was due to the surging of it ......

Does the engine seem overly warm when you lift the bonnet when you have problems starting it ??????


:fairy

:fairy
__________________
94 ED XR8 Sprint


Check out the OzECruisers Inc. website HERE

FF Lynch Mob BITCH
O.F.R #65
Mother Nature is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2004, 06:04   #3 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 176
Re: EA CFI starting problem

The engine is warm when the problem occurs, but not overly so..
But I will check the fuel pump.. It's about the only thing i haven't checked out so it might just be the problem.
Thanks
__________________
---------------------------------
...Prove the fault first .. Guess later ...
...Member of the ATPS and the NFFS...
---------------------------------
rawlinna is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2004, 07:38   #4 (permalink)
Sandwich Connoisseur
 
donno's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: On Campus - University of QLD
Age: 28
Posts: 955
Re: EA CFI starting problem

We had a sort of similar problem with dad's old XE. It wouldn't turn over when warm, but when cold, no problems. You'd turn it off, come back 5 minutes later, and it wouldn't turn over, you'd have to wait for it to fully cool down. The problem was the earth cable running off the negative battery terminal. I don't know if the EA is the same, but there would be a cable to the eninge block somewhere. To fix it we fitted a new larger gauge wire. Must have been something about drawing too much current. Never done it again since.
__________________
1993 ED Futura

I6, 5sp Factory Manual , Wade 1636, Pacemaker PH4480s, HF Cat, Cat-Back 2 1/2" Mandrel Bent Lukey Zorst, Car-puter, XR Front and AUII Clear Side Indicators.

Dull Alloy factory mags, ooo yeah.

Proud TQE Operator
donno is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2004, 11:10   #5 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Brisbane
Age: 38
Posts: 292
Re: EA CFI starting problem

Mine used to do that before i replaced the dizzy (tfi and hall effect). Does it once in a while now.

Didn't do it all when the temp sensor was tricked to make the motor think it was colder, fixed the problem.

Now to finish this mpfi conversion and say goodbye to cfi for ever :)
__________________
88 EA Falcon S
3.9litre CFI
5spd Manual

RIP my ol' esky.. many years of good service
eskyboi is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > The Garage - Tech Forums > Engine Specific Tech > Inline 6 Tech



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
EA to ED Falcon review Aussie Falcon The Pub 13 08-24-2004 20:35
XR6 Cam in CFI EA XplodEd EA Inline 6 Tech 7 02-11-2004 06:08
Windstar rough idle and starting problem deveremg Inline 6 Tech 2 09-11-2003 13:27
EA Heating problem Brent79 General Tech 5 07-06-2003 10:47
EA Fairmont starting problem... JP General Tech 8 01-22-2003 14:29

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:03.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.