rough start up in 95 EF Fairmont - 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 6 (permalink) Old 04-04-02, 03:48 AM Thread Starter
European Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Melbourne VIC
Posts: 84
Question rough start up in 95 EF Fairmont

Started my girlfriends EF the other day and it coughed and spluttered shaking the whole car and didn't clear until I stopped the car and tried again. Same thing again! Got out, cracked it started pulling things apart. Found the TPS and firewall sensor connectors to be dirty. Cleaned and put back on. Pulled the plugs out and found # 2 and 3 to be damp but didn't smell of petrol. The head gasket has been replaced about a year ago. Any thoughts on what it could be.

sjwau2xr6 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-04-02, 04:33 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: wollongong
Age: 54
Posts: 6
if plugs 2 & 3 were damp & they did`nt smell of fuel,i`d suspect that dampness is water !
disable your spark ignition ,remove plugs,crank engine and check for water coming out of cylinders!

good luck
pete692 is offline  
post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-04-02, 06:18 AM
Two SC 61's = trouble
 
ebxr8240's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Penrith,nswAus/Morrinville.NZ
Age: 62
Posts: 6,360
Quote:
Originally posted by pete692
if plugs 2 & 3 were damp & they did`nt smell of fuel,i`d suspect that dampness is water !
disable your spark ignition ,remove plugs,crank engine and check for water coming out of cylinders!

good luck
Yes and check the leads especialy on those two cylinders & cap..
The leads can wear where they go through inlet/rocker cover...

Don't be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the Ark...Professionals built the Titanic!
.
Tuned & maintained by "Peppertree Perfmormance". Dart block, Scat 4340 steel crank, Custom C.P pistons.Oliver rods.. Mal Wood twin plate clutch.. Twin SC61/2's,482 rwkw/ 645 rwhp..
Passengers, myocardial infarction material..
R.I.P Possum...
ebxr8240 is offline  
post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-04-02, 10:18 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 35
just recently my ef falcon was doing quite alot of coughing on startup when cold ( although not as bad as yours), changed leads and spark plugs, problem solved. I agree check all your leads are ok.
SimonH is offline  
post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-04-02, 11:06 PM
Shh i'm huntin more power
 
Jase_ELXR8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 1,764
And if that fails i suggest you do a comp test. We had one like this a while ago it was low on the front three cyls causing the same problems you're having. It was valves in this case.
Jase_ELXR8 is offline  
post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-06-02, 10:22 PM Thread Starter
European Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Melbourne VIC
Posts: 84
Thanx for that. I'll try these during the week and get back to you

Ta.
sjwau2xr6 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  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
EF Falcon & Fairmont PotentialBuyer The Pub 15 06-22-05 07:39 PM
EF GLi -> Fairmont EFFalcon Australian Falcons 10 02-17-04 12:33 PM
BA Falcon Interior Reveal RPO83 Ford Worldwide News 5 09-16-03 06:12 PM
EF Fairmont Ghia ninety_sixer The Pub 8 08-12-03 02:32 PM
Help! EF V8 wont start :( Ghia General Tech 10 02-09-03 02:03 AM

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