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Replaced the distributor and cap the dist was

Replaced the distributor and rotor the dist was cracked, ran great a few days then stopp for gas the problem started when we started the car up again, the car idles bad, milkshake bad, settles down some at higher speeds, also put in new plugs, feels like it is skipping badly, brakes starting to stiffen as well. mod replaced 2.5 years ago V6 engine

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Can you please describe the engine a bit better is it a 1985 model with carb and points or a later model with fuel injection and ignition module .

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  • branham4141 Jun 02, 2010

    re 1985 thunderbird Idles badly, the car has the module and fuel injection, could it be the map sensor? any help would be great.

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    Colin Stickland Jun 03, 2010

    1985 ?? WOW WITH FUEL INJECTION AND ELECTRONIC IGNITION WE STILL HAD POINTS AND CARBS HERE IN SPAIN ,Check the engine breather system i think you could have a breather pipe split causing this problem



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