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Q: Fuel pump not getting power
The only quick fix I can think of is to check the inertia switch on the left side of your truck. It is a switched designed to shut off the fuel pump in the event of a crash. As they...
Fuel cutoff switch light is on
Ok here is what I found about the fuel cutoff switch. Sometimes the connectors to the inertia switch located in the trunk become corroded and need to be cleaned and re-terminated. I would recommend having a technician come out and...
Can I replace my rear flat with a donut and leave it sit on the donut for several months before replacing?
The vehicle should be okay as long as it is not driven. The temporary spare is designed to go only 50 miles. It does not have any time limit but only a mileage limit. It may need to be replaced...
Car dies when gas pedal pressed
Your symptoms have many potential causes. When you press the accelerator, the engine is under load and sucking in more air. The engine control module (ECM) should respond by providing the engine with more fuel. If the vehicle hesitates or...
Not starting distributor spark
Hi there. You need to see if the distributor is turning when the engine is cranking. If not, then the vehicle has a broken timing belt. I would usually check the timing belt to see if it is intact. If...
New battery dead on 1990 Ford Probe V6
Hello. Thanks for writing in about your 1999 Ford Probe V6. This sounds like it can be the alternator. If it is not charging the battery when the engine is running, then the battery will act like this. It needs...
Stalling fuel pump flapper on 1994 Ford Probe
Hello. The fuel pump on your vehicle is powered through the fuel pump relay through direct battery power. The fuel pump itself is located in the fuel tank and there is not an access panel to easily change it. The...
Not Starting power disconnecting
Hello. Thanks for writing in about your 1990 Ford Probe. I would start by checking the connection at the battery and at the negative battery cable. If those are fine, then I would do a load test on the alternator....
Ford Probe GT either revs too high or too low to the point of stalling
I know Fords and a lot of times it is the throttle having problems. So, you either want to clean the throttle yourself (see my video "cleaning the throttle on your car") or have a mechanic clean the throttle body...
I don't know how to reinstall my camshafts.
Usually everything is timed at top dead center when doing jobs like this. You should turn the engine until cylinder number 1 is at top dead center, then install the camshafts so the lobes for cylinder 1 are in position...
Why would my car have no spark after it was shutoff?
Hello. A no spark condition can be caused by several components. You may want to use a voltmeter and a spark tester to preform some relatively simple tests. When you talk about cleaning and checking the spark plugs, were they...
Q: no start
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle may not be starting for several other reasons. You have for more or less eliminated two of the possibilities. Have you attempted to pull any codes from the computer? Your owner's manual...
Q: Catalytic converter
Hi There, I would not recommend removing the catalytic converter as this is a major component of your vehicle's emissions system. If this is removed you will experience very poor engine performance issues as the catalytic converter works with oxygen...
I have a 89 ford probe gt turbo, its the 2.2l. The clutch pedal works fine sometimes others i can push it to the floor and get not
Hi there. Typically on an older (as in pre-2000) manual transmission vehicle like your Ford Probe, a clutch pedal problem like this is linkage related. It is also possible that the clutch master cylinder or other internal clutch component is...
Car won't turn over or start but will push start.
Hi there. It could be your distributor or another ignition system component such as a crankshaft or cam position sensor, faulty spark plugs or a bad coil. It's also possible that your ignition relay is damaged, if you're able to...
hey i have a 1990 ford probe GT and it has some sort of electrical issue where it start by itself. it needs to be jump started. bu
The problem sounds like the starter solenoid is sticking. You will need to check the small wire to starter to see if it is getting power all the time and if it is not powered then replace starter. If it...
If I am hooking up an aftermarket oil pressure gauge, do I need to keep the electronic oil pressure sending unit hooked up?
The aftermarket gauge that you are using would likely work either way. I would recommend trying to keep the factory sending unit in place if possible to prevent any potential issues that may occur. If the new gauge does not...
has bad idle it goes up and down with engine light flashing The engine light is off when it stops. Only after 20mins of driving
Often a flashing check engine light signifies misfiring. Inasmuch as the check engine light has illuminated, there are definitely stored trouble codes and if misfiring has occurred, those codes will reflect that. To obtain a diagnosis of the underlying problem,...
I have a '96 Ford Probe GT that I will have owned for 20 years come July. It is now a my second car and I'm debating whether to
Hi there. My general rule of thumb on whether or not it's a good idea to repair or part ways of a vehicle is based on this simple equation. If the cost of repairs and inspections is more than 50%...

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