Howdy all ford experts and shade tree mechanics,
I have a 89 T-bird, 3.8 auto, MPFI. Starts hard, smokes when it does
start, smell of gasoline in exaust. So it appears to be getting fuel, not
spark. Replaced spark plugs and wires, new rotor. Now it is slow to reduce
engine speed after you let off the gas. It makes this honking noise in the
intake when I shut if down. Makes the same honking noise the whole time
when I run it without the MAF sensor conneted. Being a shade tree mechanic
I resist the urge to take into the shop and sign a blank check.
good ol' Thomas!
hey, Harry... get Probst's book on eecIV and read it front to back, till you
know it better than you would a carb. Once you do, you wont ever think
carb's are simple again.
Your problem is probably either the ECT or the FPR (fuel pressure reg)... bad
as symptom is, the bad FPR will probably be leaking gas into the manifold vac
The tipoff is if it starts pretty quick if you hold pedal to floor while
Dunno what the honking is about... but i'll bet it's moot.
oh... and you DO have spark, obviously
Thomas Moats opined in
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