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Author Topic: Big problems with 91 1.6 N/A  (Read 1180 times)

jsolve

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Big problems with 91 1.6 N/A
« on: April 16, 2009, 04:02:00 AM »

Hey guys, My name is Jeff and I'm from Freeport, FL.  My wife and I have owned a 1991 Capri for several years. A couple of years ago I completely rebuilt the engine from top to bottom.  It worked perfect until now. The engine skips and spudders intermittently.  Every thing is new, cap & rotor, wires, alternator, plugs, fuel filter, o2 sensor.  The compression is perfect on every cylinder and I have cleaned and checked every ground on the car.  Nobody I have talked to has any idea what it could be.  The only other info I can give is The Tack and the Temp guage jump wildly when the symptoms are happening.  Any help or advise would be greatly appreciated.  Thank You
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Big problems with 91 1.6 N/A
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2009, 09:57:00 AM »

It sounds like the Ignitor Module inside the distributor is giving out. Not sure why the temp gauge would jump like that though. There is a ground near the thermostat housing, did you get that one?
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Big problems with 91 1.6 N/A
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2009, 12:48:00 PM »

ECU?

my Eclipse did the same thing when it went bad...
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jsolve

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« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2009, 12:05:00 PM »

Thanks guys I appreciate the info!  Is there any way to test the Ignitor and where should I get a ECU? Thank You
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Big problems with 91 1.6 N/A
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2009, 05:34:00 PM »

Jeff-
I have both an ECU, and a distributor.  Email me at cougar1prod@comcast.net with an offer, and let's see if we can get your car running right!

--Russ
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