1989 FORD TELSTAR START, WILL NOT RUN

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  • 1989 Ford Telstar

Engine Performance problem
1989 Ford Telstar 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Manual 230k miles

efi engine 2.2. New fuel flter and dissy, starts well, throttle response fine, stops after 10 seconds. Will start again immediately no problems but still not run.

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Friday, May 21st, 2010 AT 9:40 PM

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When it dies out immediately do below to determine if its fuel or spark causing it

Get a helper disconnect a sparkplug wire or 2 and ground it to the engine atleast 3/16 in 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/coil packs, coil's resistances, cap and rotor /distributor pick-up coil, ignition control module, ECM, Ignitor camshaft and crankshaft sensors and computer. Note: If it doesn't apply disregard it

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Friday, May 21st, 2010 AT 10:25 PM
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Thanks for that - it has good spark, and good fuel pressure (new plugs, air filter, new fuel hoses either side of new fuel filter, new dissy, new coil). I have tried fuel (without spark for safety) and the pump is fine, good strong jet doesn't stop. Pulse on injectors is OK checked with noide light. Just as before, starts well, stops after a few seconds. Any sensors you can think of would lead directly to this problem?

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Friday, May 21st, 2010 AT 11:05 PM
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Clean out the idle air control/mtr/ISC and MAF sensor with an approved cleaner and test TPS sensnor.

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Saturday, May 22nd, 2010 AT 11:29 AM
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Does anyone speak normal english? Mtr/ISC?MAF/TPS are not words!
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Saturday, May 22nd, 2010 AT 6:33 PM
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So much acronyms Huh!

Clean out the IACV ( Idle air control valve ) The MAF is the ( mass air flow sensor) and the TPS is the (throttle position sensor) -Good Luck

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Saturday, May 22nd, 2010 AT 7:23 PM
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Thanks, will do as advised and keep fingers crossed, if I can find them! Have a great day

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Sunday, May 23rd, 2010 AT 12:12 AM
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The IACV looks like this its on the throttle body


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/12900_iac_valve_ford_13.jpg



Same goes to the TPS at the throttle body, for the MAF sensor -check the airflow meter

For the IACV change it to : idle speed control bypass valve solenoid.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/12900_telstar_1.jpg

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Sunday, May 23rd, 2010 AT 12:42 AM
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Thank you for your excellent and in depth assistance, much appreciated

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Sunday, May 23rd, 2010 AT 5:24 AM

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