North American Turbocoupe Organization



HELP!!
Noname
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#1
I have an 87Turbo Coupe...

The car has been riding really rough lately.
For instance, I would step on the gas and pretty much go nowhere. It would idle high and go back down, it would do this when I would be sitting at a light... This morning my car would start but as soon as I took my foot of the pedal it would die down.. My engine light was coming on then off every few minutes as well.

I replaced the Spark Plugs,Fuel filter not too long ago..

Any suggestions would help.

Thanks.
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Pete D Offline
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#2
Check all the connections along the intake systems. It sounds like you may have a vacuum leak. Check the inter cooler hoses and the hose from the VAM to the compressor inlet.

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88 TC X 2, 86 SVO, Main TC with K&N, 3"DP to 2.5"duals through Dynamax, Ric valve at 17+ and disconnected KS.
Elite Bodega 16" chrome wheels. Autometer pod w/ A/F and Vac/boost gauges.140 mph Motorsports Speedo New engine: Total Seal rings and TRW pistons, ported and polished head w/ cc'd chambers,1.59"exhausts, SS valves, gutted upper, knife edged lower, A-230 cam, Race Engineering Adj Cam Sprocket, Crowlers, ARP head studs, and rod bolts. Walbro 255 HP pump and Kirban adj FPR, T-3. Centerforce II, KB subs and jack rails.
Pete Dunham


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Noname
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#3
What about Timing Belt or Fuel pump?
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Mr. Sam Ford Offline
Senior Member
#4
I think Pete is right. Any problem with the intercooler hoses or vacuum lines would cause the problem you're describing. It's VERY common with TCs
'88 Thunderbird TC, daily headache with a few mods, 14.65 and still not happy Smile

'86 Mustang GT, daily transport, fresh 302, Twisted Wedge heads, Track Heat intake, custom cam, all the associated goodies, 4.10s, hoping for mid 12s n/a
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Noname
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#5
Is there a way to check?
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Pete D Offline
Administrator
#6
Start looking. Check the hoses for cuts and holes. then make sure you get them back on correctly and clamped tight. You mentioned changing plugs recently, which means you had the I/C off. It is real easy to fold the lips of the I/C hoses in on themselves which will create a vacuum or boost leak. This is especially easy with the bottom hose from the compressor outlet to the bottom of the intercooler, and it is very hard to see that it has happened. Make sure the clamps are properly positioned and tight.

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88 TC X 2, 86 SVO, Main TC with K&N, 3"DP to 2.5"duals through Dynamax, Ric valve at 17+ and disconnected KS.
Elite Bodega 16" chrome wheels. Autometer pod w/ A/F and Vac/boost gauges.140 mph Motorsports Speedo New engine: Total Seal rings and TRW pistons, ported and polished head w/ cc'd chambers,1.59"exhausts, SS valves, gutted upper, knife edged lower, A-230 cam, Race Engineering Adj Cam Sprocket, Crowlers, ARP head studs, and rod bolts. Walbro 255 HP pump and Kirban adj FPR, T-3. Centerforce II, KB subs and jack rails.

[This message has been edited by Pete D (edited 09-12-2001).]
Pete Dunham


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Noname
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#7
If it were my timing belt. What problems would that cause my car to have...
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1988Turboman Offline
Member
#8
BAD BOY your from clio im from mount morris and otisville area anyway i had the same problem on mine and the intercooler hose had a tear in it fixed for about 49 cents and was on my way!!
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1988Turboman Offline
Member
#9
pete and dan? What about 02 sensor or tps ?
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Noname
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#10
I hope thats it because I can't fix much on my car.. I don't want to take it to a shop and get ripped off.
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