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the only thing i can think of to fix this is that you have a vacuum leak 89 to 95 used a vacuum line control, if this is leaking then the system will not hold in place or not even move. check the vacuum line and look for cracks and splits in the pipes and connections. if you find any replace these parts. if you cannot afford to replace them clean them and use some superglue to repair them but i would get replacements as soon as you can. you can sometimes hear a hissing sound where its leaking from but if the engine is loud you may not hear it.

1989 Ford Probe | Answered on Feb 21, 2018


On most cars vacuum hoses from the engine power diaphragms that open and close the doors that change where the air blows in the heater system. Check for vacuum leaks. sometimes the diaphragms will go bad. It’s hard to say without actually digging into the system. There might even be something blocking the doors from moving that fell into your defrosters. But at least this gives you a few places to check

1989 Ford Probe | Answered on Dec 14, 2017


This sounds crazy...Next time it dies..loosen your gas cap...If you hear a suction sound like air trying to get into your gas tank...Your could be vapor locked....It's when the pressure in your gas tank becomes greater than your gas pump...Engine will shut off... Worth a try. I had this to happen to me..Cause by over filling your gas tank or topping it off with that extra 50cent

1989 Ford Probe | Answered on Oct 06, 2017


This will happen with bad battery. I had this on a VW. Open door and turn igntion key to stop, then check for failing battery

1989 Ford Probe | Answered on May 09, 2017


Tighten the head bolts 29 to 32 ft lbs , then tighten again to 59 to 64 ft lbs

1989 Ford Probe | Answered on Nov 25, 2016


Not possible-- it is in the PCM software

1989 Ford Probe | Answered on Aug 13, 2014


run fault codes to check for electronic faults in the transmission

1989 Ford Probe | Answered on Jan 08, 2014


on inside fender under hood near battery , follow red lead + from battery the Black plastic thing with two bolts on side of it thats it !
CAUTION !!!! NEVER let anything that red lead is connected to touch anything on car body a shortage will occur resulting in fire or dammaged devices

1989 Ford Probe | Answered on Nov 09, 2013


possibly your ignition module

1989 Ford Probe | Answered on Sep 15, 2013


Check out your "fuel cut-off switch" located by the windshield washer tank behind the driver's side wheel-well panel in the trunk. It's a small box with a push-button at the top. If the button is "soft" when you push it, that's probably your problem. Replace the unit by removing the washer fluid tank first. The box simply plugs in. Probably about $ 100. I replaced three in my Probe. They rot out, and the car simple dies.

1989 Ford Probe | Answered on Jul 04, 2013


loose wiring can cause failure i would try a engine harness out of junk yard

1989 Ford Probe | Answered on Feb 22, 2013


Sounds like you may have a stopped up catalytic converter...

1989 Ford Probe | Answered on Sep 24, 2012

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