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Old 07-20-2003, 02:02   #1 (permalink)
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Strange problem with EL donk

Hey all

Been going over the new Fairmont the past coupla days, and have only found a few things wrong (my major concern is the engine, the other stuff i will post here anyway but will post in interior thread if i get little response)

ok, so, when starting the car, it cranks maybe twice before it fires, but it fires in a big way (like a big shudder thru the car, the EA never did it). Then it settles to a smooth, consisitant, 750 or so RPM idle speed. Then when you rev it, it hesitates, bit of a bang thru the car again, before it revs. Im thinking misfire, havent had a chance to check plugs/leads/dissy cap yet. Could this be the problem? I was thinking it also might be a stuffed engine mount.....it only does it when you stab the throttle, normal revving is fine. As its fine when you stab it when the revs are over 1000rpm, it only does it from idle.

ok my other questions are...front drivers power window is MEGA Sluggish and occasionally stops, im aware this is very common, can someone tell me what the easiest and cheapest way to fit it it. Note, it runs fine all the way down, and starts to come back up nicely, then at about 1/3 the way it slows and stops, if i pull on the window it still struggles, then once it gets past 2/3 of the way up, it hoots on up like normal. Suggestions?

basically thats all.....i figured out why the trip meter keeps buzzing (only got 60ks left to travel apparently) which is going to keep the tank full cos the beeping shits me. I gotta tell you, all these gadgets are pretty cool, like the climate control decides where to blow the air and when to operate the Aircon for me hahaha......im not used to such luxury....

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Re: Strange problem with EL donk

You can stop the beeping by pressing reset while it is displaying the km left info, should cahnge back to clock and in 2 secs be able to cycle thru them normally even though ur low on gas
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On the window drama,Fords fix is either silicon spray down the tracks or the silicon stick, if its too far gone you may have to go for a new regulator,dont bother with a second hand one.
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Yep silicon spray here too.

On the donk: My money would definitely be on the ignition, but the engine mount is easier to check so I'd do that first.
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Engine mounts fine, seems as though there is a miss somewhere. Will find it in the coming days...

got a roadworthy today, the bloke charged 80 bucks and wrote down the VIN/engine numbers....that was it....mobile guy. He didnt even want to really look at the tyres let alone drive it.....just told me it was a nice car....no wonder there are still some shit boxes out there!
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