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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-28-05, 10:49 PM Thread Starter
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Hi ya All.

I am shocked first time this ford let me down since brand new in 1986 and it has always been serviced and looked after and has been a great ford.

It has 270000 klicks on the clock since new.

I hope someone would know what has caused the following to go wrong with it.

Two days ago I went to start her like I normally do and she fired up straight away I let her idle for 5 minutes as always before driving.

She stalled when I went to put er in gear.

Thought that is strange.

Tried to start er again and she wouldn't.

She would turn over but not ignite.

So I lifted the hood checked the basics and found no spark.

The coil had been replaced during the last service three months ago
and thought maybe that is the problem.

Checked the current to the coil and it was good but nothing was coming out.
So thought that is it I wondered down the road bought a new coil for er.

Got back and installed the new coil and she fired up straight away.

She was running about two minutes and stopped.

Went to fire er up again turned over a few cycles and she started ran about a minute then stopped.

So I tired to fire er up again and she wouldn't checked for spark and guess what none checked the new coil current getting to it but none coming out.

I am stumped and hoping it has not done another coil. There is I think it is a condensor looks like it that is linked back on to the coil that looks pretty old could that be it??

I was hoping somebody might be able to shed some light on this problem I am having with my XF fairmont Ghia.

Thanks for any suggestion posted Kind Regards

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-29-05, 04:40 AM
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Re: XF EFI Fairmont

Sounds like a distributor fault to me, either the TFI module or the Hall Effect sensor. With the way you have described it, I'd bet it is the TFI module. If you are considering changing both (up to you) price a new dissy too, as they are pretty reasonable. Try Repco for a remanufactured unit.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-01-05, 12:14 AM
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Re: XF EFI Fairmont

i had a similar problem but while i was driving it stalled and woudnt turn over.

turned out i thought it was FUEL PUMP but i knew it wasnt of fuel. had it towed (first time ever) and got some mechanic to give me the once over. he couldnt find n e thing wrong with it apart from the fact he thought it was RELAY's so we orderd a replacement but it wasnt that. it ended up being this power to the fuel pump line had just given up the ghost. if that makes sense. (had to re route a power feed)
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Re: XF EFI Fairmont

Given you have no spark......go with the first comments

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-03-05, 07:39 PM
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Re: XF EFI Fairmont

Classic TFI module fault symtoms, especially as it re started after it had a chance to cool down. Don't stuff around, throw a complete dissy in.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-07-05, 02:24 PM
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Re: XF EFI Fairmont

heve u got a dissy for it yet
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