Engine diagnostic codes

Tiny
GLENN S. WEST
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  • 1989 LINCOLN TOWN CAR
  • V8
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 101,000 MILES
I'm receiving a code # 14, that is defined as "Ignition Profile Pickup (PIP) circiut failure". No additional info is provided. What info can you provide? My engine runs VERY rough when accelerating, even when in neutral.
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Monday, February 7th, 2011 AT 1:13 AM

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Tiny
BILLYMAC
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Maybe this will help
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Monday, February 7th, 2011 AT 1:28 AM
Tiny
GLENN S. WEST
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Thanks!
Can't perform the testing that you recommended yet because of the winter weather here. In the meantime, what is the stator that you referred to, and where is it located?
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Monday, February 7th, 2011 AT 7:20 PM
Tiny
BILLYMAC
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The stator is in the bottom of the distributor. It actually produces a magnetic field between the dist shaft and the distributor it is what actually fires each cylinder. Yes understand the weather michigan here. Good luck billymac
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Monday, February 7th, 2011 AT 8:54 PM
Tiny
GLENN S. WEST
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The suggested ohms testing resulted in replacing the ignition control module. After test drive of the vehicle at normal operating temperture, the issue of hesitation and rough running appears to have been resolved. However, I am still faced with the puzzling issue related to a "clicking" noise that only begins to occure after the engine warms up, and the vehicle is in park or neutral. I used "clicking" to describe the sound because it's hard to describe. Maybe sounds simular to noisey lifter? Oh, I ran another code retrieval test and #14 still shows up! What now Doc?
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Friday, February 18th, 2011 AT 1:19 PM
Tiny
BILLYMAC
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Ok if you have cleared the codes disconnect neg cable to clear. There is a plug near the distributor this plug should have a plastic plug that you can remove this is what puts the eec system in bypass mode so you can set basic timing. This plug should show continuity between the pins.I was sure the other prob you had would lead to the tfi module. But if this pip connector has continuity then the part setting code 14 will be the stator assf. But if it is running ok you may want to just let it go.

The clicking noise you wil see on your intake manafold a series of vacum operated relays with lot's of vac hoses attached make sure these hoses are all attached and not leaking. This is part of fords fabulous thermactor air injection system. Can you determine where exactly the clicking is comeing from?
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Friday, February 18th, 2011 AT 11:01 PM
Tiny
GLENN S. WEST
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I have trying to send a reply with a photo that is necessary to complete the reply. Have made several attempts, but your "attach an image" isn't working. When I press BROWSE, nothing happens!
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Sunday, February 20th, 2011 AT 4:51 PM
Tiny
BILLYMAC
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Sorry you are having probs. I will notify it imediately
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Sunday, February 20th, 2011 AT 4:53 PM
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GLENN S. WEST
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Still unable to attach photo.
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Monday, February 21st, 2011 AT 1:30 AM
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BILLYMAC
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Globalaviation43@yahoo. Com please try and send your photo here. Not sure why you can't send from there.
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Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011 AT 12:17 AM
Tiny
GLENN S. WEST
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Checked the vacuum hoses the best that I could without having some diagrams to refer to. Some of them were too difficult to trace the routing because they went between the engine and the firewall. I did notice a port/nipple that looked as if it should have a hose connected to it, but nothing was connected to it (shown in center of attached photo). I have attached a photo of it. I didn't find any loose hose in that area that may belong to this port. I'm also sending this via email with photo attachment, as you suggested.
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Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011 AT 1:52 AM
Tiny
BILLYMAC
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That is a divertor valve for emission control and there should be a red vac line going from there to the vac relays mounted on the intake manafold. I have been searching for a vac schem with no luck. Your car should have one on the hood or the radiator shroud however some of these older models these stickers have been removed. You can go to the parts store and they can print you a schem off. Sorry but that is the best I can do. -
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Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011 AT 12:54 PM

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