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Old 06-29-2002, 04:41   #1 (permalink)
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wont start first time

does anyone know what the problem is when my EA 89 deosnt start first go. even when its warm it takes 2-3 tries.
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Old 06-29-2002, 05:49   #2 (permalink)
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Possibilities include:
Blocked fuel filter,
Bad battery connections,
Ailing battery.
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Old 06-30-2002, 03:14   #3 (permalink)
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lately with the cold weather im finding this too - but i have a perfect battery and a new fuel filter. any more ideas?
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Old 06-30-2002, 03:42   #4 (permalink)
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maybe fuel pressure regulator not holding pressure - by the second or third time you try to start it the pump has built up enough pressure to start the car.

try turning the key to 'ON' for approx 2.5 secs before cranking the engine. EA-D cars are set up to run the pump for 3 secs when the key is in the on position to 'prime' the fuel system, if this is the fault then your car should start first time after priming.
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i thought of that too - it dies even when im going that.

i think it could be the ISC - im gonna have a look at it when i get the chance
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Old 07-08-2002, 02:22   #6 (permalink)
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my ea starts fine when its cold not always when its warm i think this is common even in the owners manual its states may have to turn key more than once so its possible they acted like this from new
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Old 07-10-2002, 18:31   #7 (permalink)
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guys its going to depend on what sort of start problems you have

if the engine kicks over and you are ready to release the key because the starter is turning too fast, then the engine stops, this indicates low fuel pressure, the only reason the engine appears to kick over is because your cranking it and giving it fuel, so it fires slightly.

if the engine starts perfectly but then just dies (and you can avoid this by holding down the throttle), then as jbolger said its probably the ISC motor.

check your fuel pressure, not from the regulator, from the pump. If you havent replaced the fuel pump in the last 5 years then this could well be your concern.


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Old 07-12-2002, 23:58   #8 (permalink)
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330k on the clock, sounds a bit tired....still starts first go :D. Ford got this 1 right

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"The earth for the TFI actually comes from the lower rear screw hole - if it is not tight and the distributor is not grounded properly it will display any number of problems - like poor starting and weak spark, these directly relating to the inability of the internal coil driver to ground the coil."
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330 its just ran in, my car has done 500 still runs a treet most of the time, some times it doesn't like it idel, but it doesnt' happen very often.
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