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My 89 Mustang used to do this as well. With my car, it was caused by a bad hatchback weatherstrip. The water would run down the seam at the bottom in the center and trickle into the spare tire well...
Worth a look

1990 Ford Probe | Answered on Oct 03, 2017


it was recalled check for a recall list get the number take the car to a ford dealership, otherwise there is a spot on the inside of the car near the back seat open and there is a spot to reset by turning the bolt inside the hole. Mine has done the same thing, but on the driver side.

1990 Ford Probe | Answered on Jul 28, 2016


throw out bearing on your clutch is bad

1990 Ford Probe | Answered on Dec 11, 2015


Replace the plugs. And also the mass air flow sensor. Both are inexpensive, and should help. If not the idle sensor is bad.

1990 Ford Probe | Answered on Feb 25, 2015


Besides the Dealer, you should have luck with online sites for Salvage parts. Just look first in your phonebook for local Salvage or Used Auto parts. If the local places do not have it, there should be advertisement for Internet services at the Salvage place.

Second, do a websearch for Internet Auto parts. They use FedEx, UPS, and Postal right to your door, This part should be pretty light so I don't think the freight will cost much.

I have used the Internet for used boat parts, car transmissions (was shipped by Greyhound) and wiring harnesses. You can find some parts on Ebay and Craigslist, both new and used.

1990 Ford Probe | Answered on Oct 21, 2014


Ford had a recall for the seat belt not working, contact a Ford dealer near you to see if your car fall in that recall it would likely be free.

1990 Ford Probe | Answered on Apr 13, 2014


Might try checking the wires on the back of ignition switch? I was having that prob that was were it was for me.

1990 Ford Probe | Answered on Apr 13, 2014


This could be due to a poor power connection - maybe a bad splice or something that loosens periodically.

1990 Ford Probe | Answered on Nov 27, 2013


it cost nothing to have it read at autozone..sounds like a fuel injection problem or firing improperly ..I am leaning more towards your spark plugs and or timing ..check also your distributor and rotor

1990 Ford Probe | Answered on Oct 18, 2013


Your transaxle will have to come out & new parts installed,
like synchro rings

You should be able to push in the clutch & shift thru all
gears nice & smooth,with no engine running.

That said I wouldn't rule out clutch issues also,but not
for the shifting issues.

1990 Ford Probe | Answered on Feb 14, 2013


Have someone look at the Brakelights when you step on the brake. If they do not light up, that is the reason the car will not shift into gear.

There is a switch on the top of the brake pedal and it is an Interlock. The part is suppose to reduce the chance of runaway cars when you shift into gear, a process known as "lurching".

Although the switch is mounted high on the brake pedal lever, it often gets broken or moved by the drivers' feet. Look up under the dash and see the condition of this part on the brake pedal lever. You will then know whether to replace or reposition the switch.

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1990 Ford Probe | Answered on Jan 24, 2013


It's much easier than it seems. First, get as much fuel out of the tank as you can. Put the back of the car on jackstands so that you have plenty of clearance. Disconnect the neg. battery cable. put a piece of plywood between your floor jack and the tank and raise the jack until it is snug and flush against the tank. Open the fill hatch and remove the screws that connect the fill tube to it. Now locate the two straps that are holding the tank on. There will be one bolt per strap. Remove them. Have someone on standby in case you need another pair of hands. Get out from under the car and lower the jack as slowly as you possibly can. Be ready to stop it instantly in case the tank slips out of place. Empty, the tank weighs nothing and won't hurt you. Full, it could weigh 150 lbs or so. As you lower the tank, keep an eye on the fill tube (or have your helper watch it) to make sure it's not getting hung up and is lowering with the tank. You'll see the sending unit on the top of the tank. Unplug the wires. There is a ring around the sending unit that you will tap counterclockwise with a screwdriver and hammer (TAP being the keyword here). The ring will turn until it pops out. Now you can grab the sending unit and pull the pump out. (The sending unit is on top of the pump. They're one piece) You may need to drop the tank all the way down and it's a good idea because you won't have to keep it balanced on the jack while you're working on it. Putting it back is just reversing the order. You'll be suprised at how easy this is. Especially if you can empty the tank. Emptying it isn't 100% necessary and not even always possible but if you can, by all means do. If you work on it with a tankful of gas, be very careful. It's heavy.

1990 Ford Probe | Answered on Nov 06, 2012


Sounds like the engine has destroyed itself.

1990 Ford Probe | Answered on Oct 05, 2012


I pulled up to a convenience store and my 1990 ford probe died and had no power to anything, It ended up being 80 amp fuse under hood main fuse bolted in black with clear top, changed it worked fine after that. hope this helps

1990 Ford Probe | Answered on Sep 27, 2012


check for voltage at the starter first on the large red wire.check your starter solenoid. bypass it with a screwdriver touch the two large studs or large and one small one. and it should engage

1990 Ford Probe | Answered on Sep 23, 2012


the front drive axle on one side may have not been installed all the way in to the transmission, check to see if it is loose and have some one look under front end with engine on, front end jacked up, emergency brake on and in gear to see if a axle is turning. if one is and yhe other is not put the car in park and turn\ roll the wheel that was not turning by hand if it rolls your problem is most likley to be the axle has come loose from the transmission

1990 Ford Probe | Answered on Jun 10, 2012

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