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Old 06-14-2005, 00:04   #1 (permalink)
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96 T-Bird runs terrible

96 T-Bird intake manifold was made of plastic and cracked and overheated.
I think I shut it down before it got too hot. Car was running fine before
that. Replaced the manifold which requires removing the fuel rail and
injectors. Drove it home and had a miss in it but was driveable and idled
ok. Tinkered with it and took out the injectors, soaked them in gas and
cleaned them as best I could. Now it is much worse and won't idle. Is
there a way to blow out the injectors? My guess is one or more is clogged
but not sure. Car runs as if there is water in the gas. Help!!! Thanks

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Old 06-14-2005, 00:04   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 96 T-Bird runs terrible

ankhe105 wrote:
> 96 T-Bird intake manifold was made of plastic and cracked and overheated.
> I think I shut it down before it got too hot. Car was running fine before
> that. Replaced the manifold which requires removing the fuel rail and
> injectors. Drove it home and had a miss in it but was driveable and idled
> ok. Tinkered with it and took out the injectors, soaked them in gas and
> cleaned them as best I could. Now it is much worse and won't idle. Is
> there a way to blow out the injectors? My guess is one or more is clogged
> but not sure. Car runs as if there is water in the gas. Help!!! Thanks


What I learned about my 4.6: Make sure all your plug wires are clean and
*DRY*. If the boots get wet it will mimic all kinds of problems. They
retain moisture via the design.

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Old 06-14-2005, 00:04   #3 (permalink)
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Re: 96 T-Bird runs terrible

Hmmmm....... Thanks F.H. When the manifold blew, I had coolant ALL over
the place. Couldn't even tell where it was coming from til I re-filled it
with water and started it up. It poured out like a garden hose. NAPA guy
told me Ford had lots of problems with that so watch out. Mine has 160K
on it. My new one is aluminum where the coolant passes over so look for
one of those if yours does the same. I will dry those out right now.
Thanks much

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Old 06-14-2005, 00:05   #4 (permalink)
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Re: 96 T-Bird runs terrible

F.H., YOU DA MAN!!!!!!!!!!! (or woman). Dried those babies out and she's
got that old power back and runs like a champ!!!! Thank you so much!!!
Glad I found this site and that you saved me mucho $$$$ Doug

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Old 06-14-2005, 00:05   #5 (permalink)
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ankhe105 wrote:
> F.H., YOU DA MAN!!!!!!!!!!! (or woman). Dried those babies out and she's
> got that old power back and runs like a champ!!!! Thank you so much!!!
> Glad I found this site and that you saved me mucho $$$$ Doug


This place has saved me quite a few bucks. I have a 97 and got a new
manifold via recall. They even paid the tow. Glad to have helped.

Frank
In Covina Calif

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