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My 85 thunderbird died on me twice once while i was at a street like the engine started to shake then it died all the lights where on then i put it in park and turned it on with some difficulty but i pressed hard on the gas and it turned on again then it died again but this time the engine would turn over. The last time i turned it on when i put it in drive the engine died as soon as i took my foot of the brake

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One of several possible issues. Check for any vacuum leaks. If you have an external fuel filter, have you replaced it ? If filter is internal with fuel pump, inside fuel tank, may want to do a fuel pressure test first.

Have you checked for any codes in your engine control module ?

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From what I can tell with the info I have It has the sound of the IAC it messing up and this is a pretty common problem sometimes you can remove it and clean it but you will need to replace it in the near future.Iac stands for Idle air control
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on the other user the first thing you must do is fix the vacuum leak then check the code and if it is a P0401 or so this is caused by the DPFE and it will need replaced it too is a fairly common problem and will cause alot of different drivability concerns.DPFE stands for delta pressure feedback sensor
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 Electronic control module (ECM) computer circuit problems - faulty programmable read-only memory (PROM). OR (Transmission) Input or output speed sensor - circuit problems. (Speed sensor signals do not agree with with selected gear range.) OR Torque converter clutch (TCC) - TCC is mechanically stuck on.
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Hello;
It sounds from your description that the fuel pump is weak. To check the fuel pressure you need a fuel pressure test gauge for fuel injection. Attach the gauge to the test port schrader valve and turn the ignition to the on position. Record the reading. Now start the engine and record that reading. Unplug the pressure regulator vacuum line and record the reading.
The pump should have pressure with in specs but if low, start with the installation of a new complete pump. It is located in the fuel tank. Also replace your fuel filter.
Hope this helps you.
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check your fuel filter. it may be clogged.

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