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Car ran..then died...then ran...then really died

customcarguy719

Probationary Member
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Aug 23, 2008
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Ok, so i have searched and read pretty much every post about anything similar that has already happened to someone else. I just got this 91 Talon TSi AWD and it started and ran fine. I went to take it to the car wash and it ran fine for about 2 miles then it died. It died right at the car wash so i washed it and then it started again and it ran fine all the way home. I thought it had something to do with it getting hot. Then yesterday i started it up and went to drive down the street and it made it about 100 fett and died, and hasn't started since. I have fuel but no spark. Battery is good. Belts are all good. Checked the CPS and it's good. Pulled the ECU and doesn't smell burnt or look to have any problems. This car is bone stock except for a Fluidyne Rad. Also i saw on anothr post someone asked if the BOV was vented to the atmosphere, mine is(came that way). Any help would be great, i am heading to storage tomorrow to dig out my scan tool.:dsm:
 

Lofty

Proven Member
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Jul 27, 2008
Waukesha, Wisconsin
Ok, so i have searched and read pretty much every post about anything similar that has already happened to someone else. I just got this 91 Talon TSi AWD and it started and ran fine. I went to take it to the car wash and it ran fine for about 2 miles then it died. It died right at the car wash so i washed it and then it started again and it ran fine all the way home. I thought it had something to do with it getting hot. Then yesterday i started it up and went to drive down the street and it made it about 100 fett and died, and hasn't started since. I have fuel but no spark. Battery is good. Belts are all good. Checked the CPS and it's good. Pulled the ECU and doesn't smell burnt or look to have any problems. This car is bone stock except for a Fluidyne Rad. Also i saw on anothr post someone asked if the BOV was vented to the atmosphere, mine is(came that way). Any help would be great, i am heading to storage tomorrow to dig out my scan tool.:dsm:

If you have no spark it could be a short somewhere.
Check the wires.
 

customcarguy719

Probationary Member
2
0
Aug 23, 2008
Colorado Springs, Colorado
GOT IT! i pulled the ECU again and there were some wires that were shorted on the harness. Taped 'em up and it fired right up!
 
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