Join Date: May 2002
Location: playing with oxy torch in a co
Blood on the saddle.....
I hope this not the end for my beloved EA Falcon. It all started 2 days ago when I fitted a new fuel filter. When I replaced it the car hessistated when it started then finally kicked over. Not long after I had to bolt down the road and buy some stuff. The car was feeling great and driving great until I was moving slowly in the carpark (at 20kmph) and the car just suddenly cut out complete loss of all power including steering. Fourtunately the car park was empty though the walk to the phone to contact was a 'fair' walk away to call the NRMA to jumpstart her. I called em then I gave the car one more try , she kicked over! i thought the battery was dead but it was'nt it seemed to be something electrical....
I told the NRMA folks I was fine for now then raced (of urgency not speeding) home. I had to stop at the lights and guess what, she stalled again at low speed. 2 minutes later she kicked over again, the car was hessitating and surging at speed everywhere home it was just like the movie Speed If I got less than 60ks the car rev'd and surged silly and I was worried she'd stall again.
We got the NRMA guy to look at the car when I got home, like me he could not fault the battery or any of the mechanics and it was probably some electrical gremlin like the TFI sensor which often did this wierd stuff. I bought a new one today and fitted it ($180 !!), sort of fixed the problem but the car is still stalling and surging at speed. Im taking her to the auto-electrician to get my pockets emptied on Thursday. Hopefully he fixes the problem and does not make the car act like this always. The MAP sensor and the TPS were replaced recently as well so you can rule out those....? Or is it a earthing issue?
Otherwise the car is simply sucking too much money away, Shame, I'll have to sell her. The car is 100% mech A1 and the electrics are the thing that'll kill it. I think I'll buy a old XD or maybe a XC/ XW and say bye bye to computer technology and hello to good old reliability and cheap problem fixes. I hope though this does not happen but im losing time, sleep and money over my poor old pride and joy....