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Car problems..! :(
Albin0 Offline
Member
#1
I'm replacing the TPS today, but I believe that there may be something else wrong with my car.
I'll go to turn the car on and it will not turn over, or it will turn over and then immediately shut off, or it will not turn over but the radio, clock and other interior thing will come on.
I don't what could be causing this,.. does anyone have any ideas?? The ignition switch has been replaced, and the battery cables and terminals are fine...!

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1987 Red Thunderbird Turbo Coupe
Been in the family since I was 6 and I've been telling my dad since then that it's my car. Smile
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mods - K&N Cone filter, gutted catalytic, Star Clutch Stage II
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1987 Red Thunderbird Turbo Coupe
Been in the family since I was 6 and I've been telling my dad since then that it's my car. Smile
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mods - K&N Cone filter, gutted catalytic, Star Clutch Stage II
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natmac3 Offline
Administrator
#2
When you turn the key forward, can you hear the fuel pump come on?
1987tc
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Albin0 Offline
Member
#3
I don't know! What does it sound like??
heh, my car makes a lot of noise! Tongue

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1987 Red Thunderbird Turbo Coupe
Been in the family since I was 6 and I've been telling my dad since then that it's my car. Smile
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mods - K&N Cone filter, gutted catalytic, Star Clutch Stage II
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1987 Red Thunderbird Turbo Coupe
Been in the family since I was 6 and I've been telling my dad since then that it's my car. Smile
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mods - K&N Cone filter, gutted catalytic, Star Clutch Stage II
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Scott Evil Offline
Senior Member
#4
It sounds like a pump (I know that doesn't help). It is almost a buzzing sound and is hard to miss.

Also, did you pull codes? A no start condition can be a lot of things, not necessarily the TPS.
1986 SVO 1D <19,000 miles
2001 Audi S4 Silver (the fastest color)
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Jeff K Offline
Administrator
#5
Go stick your head under the back of the car by the gas tank, and have someone else turn the key to run. You will hear a 1 to 2 second "electric motor noise" from in the gas tank if the pump is running.

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Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 20 psi, forced air intercooler, water injection, bypass valve, Ranger roller cam, subframes, etc., etc.. // 86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP nitrous, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.... // 91 Escort: Bone stock winter car // 00 Windstar (wifes vehicle)
Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 24 psi, forced air IC, water injection, BPV, Ranger cam, subframes, etc., etc.
86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP N2O, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.
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04 Taurus Duratec (wifes car)
02 Pontiac Grand Prix GT
95 Taurus GL Vulcan winter beater
67 Honda 450 Super Sport - completely customized
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86tc Offline
Member
#6
What about a loose connection at the starter or the solenoid? When the clock and stuff comes on when you turn the key to start it, do you hear it click at all?

Rick

[This message has been edited by 86tc (edited 11-20-2002).]
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Albin0 Offline
Member
#7
Alrighty! Well, I know that the fuel pump kicks on when I turn the car on, I've always wondered what the "buzzing" noise was...

>What about a loose connection at the starter or the solenoid? When the clock and stuff comes on when you turn the key to start it, do you hear it click at all?<

I'm not too sure about that.. what kind of click?

Oh, how do I pull codes? What kind of thing do I need to pull codes??


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1987 Red Thunderbird Turbo Coupe
Been in the family since I was 6 and I've been telling my dad since then that it's my car. Smile
------------
mods - K&N Cone filter, gutted catalytic, Star Clutch Stage II
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1987 Red Thunderbird Turbo Coupe
Been in the family since I was 6 and I've been telling my dad since then that it's my car. Smile
------------
mods - K&N Cone filter, gutted catalytic, Star Clutch Stage II
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