Mechanics

STALLS

1989 Ford Probe

Engine Performance problem
1989 Ford Probe 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 108, 00 miles

the probe runs just fine then for no apparent reason it stops, you push it across the street and it starts up again
this has happened about 3 times in15 months.
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Lance1226
September 10, 2010.



Hi lance1226, Welcome to 2carpros and TY for the donation

Prior to it stalling does the check engine light comes on? When it dies out and you attempt to start do you see all the lites that normally comes on? Does it crank over and will not start or just won't crank at all/nothing/nada?

Get all these answered and will continue to move on to find the problem

Rasmataz
Sep 12, 2010.
Check engine light, no
the dash lights are normal
it cranks but won't start
note we had to change the distributor a couple of years ago because it would stall after driving a while, however now it will stall only after a few minutes then wait 15-20 minutes and varoom.

Tiny
Lance1226
Sep 12, 2010.
Next time it stalls don't wait for nothing do below immediately to determine if its fuel or spark probem

Get a helper disconnect a sparkplug wire or 2 and ground it to the engine at least 3/16 away from ground -have helper crank engine over-do you have a snapping blue spark? If so-you have a fuel related problem, check the fuel pressure to rule out the fuel filter/fuel pump/pressure regulator and listen to the injector/s are they pulsing or hook up a noid light. No snapping blue spark continue to troubleshoot the ignition system-power input to the coil/COP/coil packs, coil's resistances, distributor pick-up coil, ignition control module, cam and crank sensors and computer Note: If it doesn't apply disregard it.

Rasmataz
Sep 12, 2010.