Wierd Problems with a EL Falcon - 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 5 (permalink) Old 02-07-03, 04:11 PM
Posts: n/a
confused Wierd Problems with a EL Falcon


My friend has a '96 EL Falcon which has a strange problem. Let me explain.

When he is driving/Idling the tacho will cutout out and there is no power/drive from the engine, Yet the engine still turns and the timeout period can vary from 5- 30seconds then the power will be restored or the engine dies. Ford isn't able to find a fault with the car, The service dept. says the problem is too intermittant to solve. Personally i think its the ECU that is faulty.

Thanks for any help.


Sponsored Links
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-07-03, 10:24 PM
Registered User
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: 27 00S 153 07E
Posts: 1,944
Could be an earthing problem, check all your earth points carefully.
The PCM or ECU are pretty reliable and would be the absolute last resort.

"I married Miss Right. I just didn't know her first name was Always."
TopGhia is offline  
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-07-03, 10:38 PM
Driver of a BA XR8!
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Perth
Posts: 184
Try checking all the electrical connection under the bonnet. I had a similar problem on one of my taxi's. I turned out to be the main electrical connector just above the intake manifold towards the back. It played havoc with the computer and engine.

Try all connection and make sure they are tight and not exposed.

Hope this helps.



"Give me any task to do, and I will find something else to do in it's place." Plato - a definition of procrastination
maco65 is offline  
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-09-03, 08:46 PM
XR6 Driver
JP's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Perth, WA
Posts: 205
Check ECU and earth...

I had a similar problem that Ford could not solve, my car was not idling right, stalling and doing all sorts of wierd sh^%t. The temp gauge would indicate that the car would be overheating and then stall the car at lights...

Check to see if your fuel/temp cluster gauge indicate that they turn off completely (ie. go all the way down in the off position) if this does not occur then this would indicate that the ECU is faulty and needs to be replaced.


BA XR6 'manual' ute owner
JP is offline  
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-09-03, 11:33 PM
Timmeh's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Newcastle, NSW
Age: 36
Posts: 2,922
I have had EF and EL computers do all sorts of weird intermittent rubbish, they have stuffed me around big time before. While I agree that they would want to be the last thing you try, due to the cost, I wouldn't rule them out (not saying anyone has said this either, just to be clear )! They owe me many an hour of hair pulling and frustration! And a few hundred bucks.... not my car personally, thankfully....

Cheers.......... Tim

EUR04D - Ford Focus
The Blue Flame

Mk II Escort RS2000
How much boost?

Thanks for 2004, crew.
Timmeh is offline  
Sponsored Links

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > The Garage - Tech Forums > General Tech

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
BA Falcon Interior Reveal RPO83 Ford Worldwide News 5 09-16-03 06:12 PM
EL Falcon potential problems madmelon Australian Falcons 8 04-25-03 06:53 AM
V8 Supercars Practice 1 & 2 JEM Ford Racing Across the Globe 1 04-26-02 09:54 PM
Ford wins Rnd 1 of Konica V8s FPRXR-6 Ford Racing Across the Globe 8 04-02-02 05:40 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