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no power at full throttle
thesandman144 Offline
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#1
i was getting on the expressway yesterday and gave the car full throttle it sped away nornally then after it hit 3rd gear i lost power i stomped on the gas pedal but the car didnt go over 65mph i drove all the way home trying to figure out what went wrong any ideas would be help full thanks
(nato member) comletely rebuilt suspension with additon of caster camber plates lowered with mustang springs painted candy royal blue next up is increase of horse power by any means possable, (second place is just the first loser)
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Pete D Offline
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#2
Did it feel like ignition or fuel? Fuel pump, fuel filter, clogged converter, cam belt?

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gddevil1 Offline
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#3
Twice this happened to me-- After jumping on the throttle I lost power and thought I blew a head gasket. But no clouds of white smoke following me home. after limping it home, and a few obscenities, i found that the output hose on the ic had come loose (just slightly, but enough to leak boost). This happend once to the upper hose and once to the lower hose. Needles to say I watch not to jump on the throttle too hard until I figure out why.

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1988 tc-
3" atr downpipe
2.5" atr duals
k&n cone
all else stock..
for now

[This message has been edited by gddevil1 (edited 02-23-2002).]
1988 tc-
3" atr downpipe
2.5" atr duals
k&n cone
Gillist Boost valve
centerforce clutch
3G alt. from Pa- performance
all else stock..
for now
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thesandman144 Offline
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#4
it dosnt fell like the ignition and its ahrd to say if its the fuel but i think its a clogged converter well what ever it is just part of alot of things i have to fix b4 carslie (since i just got an email that glen got my registration) just last week i found out i have blowby didnt know what thats was till my mechanic explained it so can that also effect what is wrong
(nato member) comletely rebuilt suspension with additon of caster camber plates lowered with mustang springs painted candy royal blue next up is increase of horse power by any means possable, (second place is just the first loser)
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Noname
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#5
The infamous TC ghost. I just went thru this with my '87. It acted just like it was starving for fuel, only under a load. Downhill it wasn't a problem. It seems to almost always be a bad connection with these things. Last weekend I replaced all the front seals & kind of tweaked some looms around and now it runs better than it ever has. No stumbling, missing or anything so I'm not touching a thing under that hood-lol.

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segfaultxr7 Offline
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Quote:Originally posted by TRBOBRDS:
The infamous TC ghost. I just went thru this with my '87. It acted just like it was starving for fuel, only under a load. Downhill it wasn't a problem.

I know what you're talkng about.. If I shifted to 4th on the highway and it was a straightaway or downhill, it would fly. 65-95 mph was like nothing. But if I did the same on any kind of uphill grade, it would pull hard for a second, then lose a bunch of power and the speedo would just creeeeeeeeeep up. Is that the same problem you experienced?

It mysteriously quit doing that a month or so ago, hopefully it continues to behave. [Image: smile.gif]
88 TC 5-speed
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Noname
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[ Is that the same problem you experienced?

It mysteriously quit doing that a month or so ago, hopefully it continues to behave. [Image: smile.gif][/B][/QUOTE]

Pretty much the same thing.It would run fine going to work (which is all downhill)but going home would be a drag. It's all uphill and not just a slight grade, at the top is 4000 elevation. Anyhow, I'd have the cruise set and about halfway home it would just start losing power and I'd have to downshift to 4th till I got to the top. Now it's great, 85 all the way up.....I shouldn't talk about it.......it might hear me......

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'83TC
'85TC
'87TC
'90SC
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