So this is the automotive day from hell for me. Both mine and the GF's car have crapped out.
first I hope this is the rigth forum i couldn't decide between this and the 5.0 section
I am sure someone here can help me with the first problematic ca my t-bird: It's story is that recently ( past few weeks it is hesitating on the launch. It kinda of feels like you let the clutch out to quick without enough throttle. The RPMs would dip way down, almost stalling then picking back up and taking off fine. It did this at every stop when cold and occasionaly when warm. Aside from the hesitation it ran fine so I put off looking into it much until now.
Yesterday it was running fine but it just randomly shut off twice while driving. both times were just cruising at 40-50ish not accelrating hard or anything. Both times it started back up immediatly. It was maybe 5-6 minutes apart between the times that is quit. Today it quite twice more while driving this morning and took cranking over a few times then it would start up and run fine. Then I just got back from driving it and it quit maybe 8 or 9 times in a 4-5 mile drive. It would not start up immediatly but the length of time it had to sit varied from a minute or to most of the times to almost ten minutes one of the time. the car runs great when it is running.
Some Back ground on the bird
1991 5.0 aod
new air filter, plugs, wires, cap and rotor.
all of the fluids are fine/ fresh
And maybe someone godd point in a direction of where to look for the problem in my Gf's sonata. Cylinder 6 is misfiring
. It has good fuel, air, and spark. the compression is down to 180psi, the other cylinders are at 210psi. There is a little oil in the cylinder but not enough to foull the plugs. I not know much about OHC setups so i was a little apprehensive about opening up the valve covers and I am not sure what to look for.
If any one can provide any help that would be greatly appreciated. I need to have one of them running by friday to go catch a flight saturday morning but the Bird is my main concern
thanks in advance for any help -James