2nd Gear Poster
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: South Side of Chicago
Stalling problem 95 T-bird LX
This is not my 88 Bird with the GT40 headed 5.0. I'm having a problem with the 95 T-bird LX with a 3.8 and 69,000 miles I just bought. Ok here it goes. I hope you guys can help me
Lets start with a story.
Last night I was driving to my parents house are the car was running fine. I pulled up infront of their house the car just shut off. It wouldn't start back up. It had fuel but no spark. I went in and ate dinner and went back out about 1/2 hour later to check the car. It fired right up. I drove it home and figured I'd take it to AZ today to get it scanned for codes. I drove it to AZ today with no problems.They hooked it up and it didn't throw any codes. On the way home two blocks from my house it died again. I waited 1/2 hour and like magic it started right up again. Drove it home and shut it off. I could start it right up and did so 3 times in a row. I figured that the TFI module was dying and I went out and bought a new one (Motorcraft). I got home about 1/2 hour later and decided to check to see if the car would fire before I put the new module in. It wouldn't. I put the new TFI in and it still wouldn't fire. I had to go to work so I didn't mess with it for about 4.5 hours. I brought my dad with me so I could check for spark and the damn thing fired up.
Sooooo here's where I found something interesting. After it started tonight I was playing with the ignition switch (you know the part where you put the key in ) and found something interesting.
1. If you turn the switch and pull on the key between *off* and *run* the heater blower motor comes on for second.
2. If you jimmy the key between *off* and *run* you can pull the key out and start the car with no key and it will run.
So I'm wondering if my problems could be traced to a bad ignition switch. Could it over heat and cause all these problems?
HELP! HELP! lol
1988 T-bird LX: 306, Edelbrock Performer heads, Comp Magnum 266HR cam, Edelbrock Performer RPM intake, 70mm TB, 80mm PMAS slot MAF, 30lb injectors, 2.5" dual exhaust, AOD with 2800 stall 9.5" PI non-lock-up converter, 3.73 Traction-Lok, subframes.
1991 Lincoln Mark VII: stock
2011 Ford Focus: stock
2012 Mustang: stock