The Battle of the '89 Ford

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  1. jaxops

    jaxops Well-Known Member

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    My car was shuddering as I drove it and it turned out to be an assortment of issues.
    1. Replaced all 4 tires. Helped for a bit.
    2. Replaced the distributor, coil and ECM as it was stuttering in idle. Not much effect.
    3. Had it tuned at a tire store place- they moved all of the wires on the distributor cap around one to compensate for the fact that they put the distributor in 1 tooth off. FAIL!
    4. Had distributor moved over one, the car tuned and wires corrected by an older fellow with a mobile service. Now the car idled correctly.
    5. Replaced the front bearings. Rotors were deemed "OK." They weren't.
    5a. Went back and they replaced the rotors at no charge. Much appreciated.

    These things start simply enough....and evolve from a "task" to a "mission" to a "quest!"
     
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    wagoninsane Well-Known Member

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    Do you still have the shuddering?.....Longroofs Rule!
     
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    jaxops Well-Known Member

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    There's a little hesitation now and again but the shuddering is gone and the car glides along smoothly (Ford's cushion-y ride!).
     
  4. Silvertwinkiehobo

    Silvertwinkiehobo "Nothing is foolproof as fools are ingenious."

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    Do a can of Sea Foam or Chevron Techron in a full tank of gas, then take a long trip on an interstate highway.
     
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    Yes, I regularly use Seafoam to mitigate the effects of Obama-gasoline with alcohol. The long ride at speed is a really good idea. Many thanks!
     
  6. OrthmannJ

    OrthmannJ Always looking for old ford crew cabs

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    :LOL: Aint that the truth!
     
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