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Old 02-25-2003, 03:16   #1 (permalink)
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Any assistance with this query would be appreciated:

"G'day Jack,

About 12 months ago I purchased a Falcon for my wife. This EA 1988 "S" was in very good condition. It had only travelled 80,000 genuine kilometres. Before I purchased it, I took it to my local mechanic who agreed it was a good buy.

But after a short time, I noticed a fair amount of water vapour coming from the exhaust. I took the vehicle to the local FORD dealer who diagnosed a blown head gasket and later, after dismantling, a cracked head was diagnosed. This was replaced with a genuine FORD remanufactured one, but since then we have had a problem that the FORD dealer has not been able to fix.

They seem to have replaced every thing except the rear seat (the money that I have paid out has almost reached the original price I paid for the vehicle) but still we have this problem of erratic rising of the engine revs,which will occur at any time either stationary or whilst driving. I was wondering if you have heard of this problem before and if so know the fix. I would be most grateful for any information.

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Old 02-26-2003, 05:30   #2 (permalink)
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Old 02-26-2003, 06:03   #3 (permalink)
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I would only be guessing, but have you checked the computer? Maybe try another computer from an 88 s'pac and see how that goes. Really, i dont have much experience in this area but im just putting my idea in. :)


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Sounds like the Idle speed controller
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Yeah i was about to say, maybe ISC or TPS. Might cause problems like this, otherwise, could be computer. I am just guessing here as we dont really know what was replaced and what motor is in it. Is it the 3.9? MPFI or CFI?
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Sounds like the TPS to me. Have you got a list of what has already been replaced/tried?
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I have a ISC if he needs it :)

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Old 03-03-2003, 23:21   #8 (permalink)
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thanks everyone for your imput, here are the parts replaced
actuator thotl ctrl , idle control, idler pully and bracket, all belts, pcm module, distributor, powersteer sensor and "O" ring, 6 spark plugs,spark plug lead kit,thermostat and seal,coolant sensor, fuel injector sevice, plus the parts for the original fault which were Cilinder head , new style C/H studs, radiator (later model) water pump, welsh plugs,radiator cap and all hoses-- costs to date--$3600---.almost the price paid for the vehicle.if any further help with ths one would be appreciated
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f**k that's a fair amount u've spent! I guess ur not too happy to still have problems ay?! Anyway, try ISC, MAP and TPS. See if that helps. May or may not, but hopefully we can find your problem for you without too much more money spent!
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Old 03-03-2003, 23:38   #10 (permalink)
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thanks silver EA, but what are these parts ,ISC MAP AND TPS.
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