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mattlove Offline
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#1
after about a week of praise on this website my t-bird is acting up...its below freezing out so that might have a little something to do with it...its having a rough time starting in the morning ocassionally needing a little help from the battery charger, also when i slow down and push in the clutch wants to die on me like its not getting enough fuel or my battery is dying, i know my battery is fine but i dont know...i was thinking maybe i should check the bypass valve and see if if its clogged...also my turbo seems to be acting up like i have leak somewhere and i hear the turbo trying to work but it just isnt getting to the engine so i have a leak somewhere anyway tell me what to look for guys
Matt Love
'86 TC- k&n filter
accel 8.8 300+ race wires
2.5" DP with single flowmaster and no CAT
gillis valve next on list
along with K&N cone filter
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Pete D Offline
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#2
Assuming you have an 87-88, the first thing to check for a boost leak is the two big intercooler hoses. Take then off and look for cracks. When you reinstall them make sure the bottom one doesn't get folded in on itself as the intercooler goes in. make sure the clamps a properly positioned and tightened.

If the IC hoses are not the problem, then maybe the waste gate is stuck open.

Check it first. From under the car, take the rod from the WGA off at the WG pivot arm. held on by an E clip. (If the rod is already off, you found th eproblem) See if the arm moves freely through at least 45*. If it doesn't move freely, you can try lubing it. If that doesn't free it up you will either have to pull the turbine elbow or the turbo. depending on what kind of turbo you have. Put the rod back on and make sure the gate is fully closed when the rod is installed.

How do you know your battery is fine? Sounds like it could be questionable to me.

Have you pulled the codes or checked the fuel pressure?

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mattlove Offline
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#3
well i guess i should have said i have an 86 and for the battery i guess i dont KNOW its ok but im guessing it is because it is less than a year old
Matt Love
'86 TC- k&n filter
accel 8.8 300+ race wires
2.5" DP with single flowmaster and no CAT
gillis valve next on list
along with K&N cone filter
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Pete D Offline
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#4
I've had batteries die in less than a year. Might be worth having it checked. Many parts stores can check them.
Pete Dunham


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mattlove Offline
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#5
question for the gurus topic by dadsturbocoupe is the exact problem i am having any more suggestions
Matt Love
'86 TC- k&n filter
accel 8.8 300+ race wires
2.5" DP with single flowmaster and no CAT
gillis valve next on list
along with K&N cone filter
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Pete D Offline
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#6
Check cam timing to make sure the belt didn't jump teeth
Pete Dunham


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Chuck W Offline
Posting Freak
#7
Well, I'd run codes on it....if it's hard to start when cold and possibly stalling...it could be a bad sensor of some sort.

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mattlove Offline
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#8
just replaced fuel injectors...running better but its icy out so i dont know if its up to par yet
Matt Love
'86 TC- k&n filter
accel 8.8 300+ race wires
2.5" DP with single flowmaster and no CAT
gillis valve next on list
along with K&N cone filter
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