Just Died...!!!

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  1. MY90GT

    MY90GT Founding Member

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    My daughters 93 4 cly just died on her today. It would crank, but wouldn't try to start. Went back 3 hours later still wouldn't start. Called a tow truck, got it home. Then it decides to start. Checked the codes, nothing pointing to a serious problem. :shrug: Any ideas???? :shrug:
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    This SCREAMS TFI module.
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    bhuff30 Founding Member

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    TFI was my first thought, but it restarted agian. :scratch:
    They are killed by heat, so I guess it is possible for it to work after cooling down. :shrug:
    Did you notice if the tach moved when you couldn't start it? if it didn't move, there is a good chance it was the TFI and it is definatly ignition related
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    It DIDN'T restart bhuff..

    I'd say timing belt since it's not throwing codes. If the belt is ok then it is most likely the TFI.

    Stinger
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    It did restart. So I know it's not the timeing belt or anything else that would be "broke". I'll check the TFI module tonight.

    Thanks,
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    What's up 90GT? Good to see another Louisville mustang driver on here! :nice:
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    re-starting after it cools down is a symptom
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    my 84 did the exact same thing numerous times and it ended up being the TFI
  9. MY90GT

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    Is the TFI the samething as a ignition module?
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    Yes. TFI=Thick Tilm Ignition modual.
    It is attached to the distributer. You will need a special tool to get it out (cheap). Be sure to coat the back of the new TFI with plenty of heat transfer grease.
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    that happened to me once, didn't know what the hell it was, came home was reading on SN about a similar problem, hell went outside checked it out and she cranked ....weird stuff
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    That took care of the problem. Replaced it last night. It was 100 degrees today. Drove the car allday with no problems.

    Thanks for the input. :nice: :hail2:
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    Same thing happend to my Bronco II(125k Miles) infront of target one day. It would turn but wouldnet start, it was the Ignition Moduel (TFI).
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    mine did this awhile back, fuel pump relay went out or it was bad wiring for it, couldnt figure it out. i cut some wires from my ecu and ran them into a 30 amp fuse. that kept going out so i jus wired it straight to the fuse box.

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