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Old 08-06-2010, 07:50   #1 (permalink)
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TX5 struggles to REV up

Hi Ford owners

For those who have read my other post, will know my car's distributor has been replaced with a refurbished one - bad mistake using a refurbished model.

But now my TX5 struggles to rev up when it's cold. Especially now that it's winter here in Cape Town.

Keep in mind I turn on the rear defogger, activate the front demister and also drive with the main headlights on. In other words, a lot of energy/power is needed when the car is still cold.

Problem is, I had two or three mornings where I could feel the car to struggle revving up as I change gears and accelerate.

It feels like the engine wants to die, is the best I can describe it.

After about 10 minutes, after the car is warm again, it drives fine again.

Any idea's what may be causing the struggle to rev up when the car is cold & I have many electrical things on?

Oh, it's a '93 manual, with about 192000km's on the clock.

Thanks TX5 fans
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Re: TX5 struggles to REV up

Have you tried it when the weather is warm and used all of those items to see if it's the drain or if it could be temperature related?
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Re: TX5 struggles to REV up

When were the plug leads last changed?
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Re: TX5 struggles to REV up

Hi rtg143

It's only started this winter season. I don't know if it'll happen in the summer season, since I won't have the need to turn on both front and rear demisting features.

But what I'm thinking is trying it one winter morning when I don't have to use the front and back demisters.
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Re: TX5 struggles to REV up

Vaccum leak. You can test for it easily while the engine is idling. Spray starter fluid at potential vaccum leaks. When the engine rpms increase, it means the engine has injested the starter fluid and you have found the leak.
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