fuel suking NA - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
General Tech Have a question that is not covered by one of the other categories? This is the forum for all other items not specifically covered in other categories.

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-24-03, 07:32 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Perth
Posts: 22
fuel suking NA

Hey guys, dont know if u can help me or not. I've got an NA Fairlane that is lucky to get around 300ks on a full tank around town. The map sensor has been replaced, car is always serviced, and well maintaned. I took the car to ford, and they claim that there was a plug missing and therefore could not use there computers on it. It also every so often revs rough, eg. in nuteral or park, occasionally u rev it at about 1500, and it spluters and neally stalls. It sounds like u are reving the engine yourself. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Anbd could someone please tell me how to reset the computer.

harley105 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-26-03, 07:06 AM
Registered User
big1's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Valley Station , Kentucky
Posts: 484
Resetting your computer is a simple task. You can either remove your "ECM" fuse for 10 second's or disconnect your negetive battery cable for the same amount of time.
As to the roughness of your engine and unexplained reving, it seem's that your computer is seeking data. This can be caused by many thing's. The most common of which is low alternator output. Hase this been checked? Secondly your timing default plug my have accidently became grounded. This is a plug near your ignition module that seem's to be unplugged. There is supposed to be a cap on it, but sometime's it is missing, if it is missing, clean the connector and cover it with tape to prevent future problem's. Thirdly, check to make sure that your air intake tube is secure and sealed, if it leak's the Mass air sensor get's a bad signal.
Your dealer is probably incorrect about the missing data plug. I'll bet that if you or they look closer it will be found.
I hope that this help's

When in doubt :DON'T
Valley Station, Kentucky
Dream EXPression Racing
big1 is offline  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-26-03, 09:35 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Perth
Posts: 22
Thanks for that big, will try that out and let u know
harley105 is offline  
Sponsored Links

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > The Garage - Tech Forums > General Tech
Gear in this thread - Powered by O'Reilly Auto Parts

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Holdens new V6 EED-250 The Pub 52 08-09-03 11:07 PM
Ford uses high-tech means to pursue 25% fuel gain in sport-utility fleet Stacy94PGT Ford Worldwide News 1 07-25-02 07:24 AM
Ford Product-Led Transformation: 2003 RPO83 Trans | Driveline 0 07-22-02 07:48 AM
Ford's goal of boosting SUV fuel economy proves elusive Stacy94PGT Ford Worldwide News 0 04-19-02 08:47 AM
Ford V8's jaytyn The Pub 8 08-28-01 05:42 PM

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

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome