1994 Ford Thunderbird car dies out when I put it in gear

Tiny
KEITHKAZ
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  • 1994 FORD THUNDERBIRD
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 100,000 MILES
It starts and idles good but I put it in gear and give it a little gas and it instantly dies out.
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Thursday, April 1st, 2010 AT 2:35 PM

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Tiny
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First thing I need to know is, is this OBD I or OBD II? Look on the information label(V.E.C.I.) Under the hood, it will say either EEC V(OBD II) or EEC IV(OBD I) And it should be a 4.6.
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Thursday, April 1st, 2010 AT 2:45 PM
Tiny
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I know it's a 4.6L OHC, I don't know what OB1 or OB2 stands for and I looked at the stickers by the radiator and battery and can't find that. Could you give me a little more information and thank you so much for your quick response sir!
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Thursday, April 1st, 2010 AT 3:09 PM
Tiny
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On the white label under the hood, it will say EEC IV or EEC V...or tell me what kind of DLC(Data link connector) it has? Under the hood? or under the dash inside the car?


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Thursday, April 1st, 2010 AT 3:27 PM
Tiny
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No sticker but it is OBDII
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Thursday, April 1st, 2010 AT 3:39 PM
Tiny
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This means there is no way to get the codes except to buy a cheap scantool, plug it into this jack and turn the key on, one or more codes should display, write them down and post here. It sounds like a transmission TCC solenoid stuck, but it could also be the filter fell off the pump and is sitting in the bottom of the trans oil pan. BUT it can be other things! Fuel pressure is possible too. Scan first replace parts after! Your DLC is under the glove box.
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Thursday, April 1st, 2010 AT 4:12 PM
Tiny
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Thank you very much, I will do so. Do you have any reccomendation on the type of scan tool I need to go buy? I'll do so and get back here tomorrow.
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Thursday, April 1st, 2010 AT 4:15 PM
Tiny
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No, most common and full featured is ACTRON. But get whatever interests you, if you plan on doing some of your own repairs, buy a good one, they work on all cars sold in the USA since 96' They range from 40.00 to several thousand dollars! Depends on what you plan to use it for. Basic ones red only generic codes, enough to get by, expensive ones read multiple modules and cost a ton, and have a learning curve.
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Thursday, April 1st, 2010 AT 4:34 PM

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