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Old 11-19-2012, 12:41 PM   #1
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So, a few weeks ago my car always turned off when I stopped at any stop sign or light.. Now as of today. It turns off when It heats up and it turns off when I do a sharp turn!! What do I do??
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So, a few weeks ago my car always turned off when I stopped at any stop sign or light.. Now as of today. It turns off when It heats up and it turns off when I do a sharp turn!! What do I do??
Run a scanner on it and see if any codes have popped!...
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I ran a scanner on it about 6 times and nothing.
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I ran a scanner on it about 6 times and nothing.
Does the car have a tune in it?..

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Does the car have a tune in it?..
And have you checked for vacuums leaks?...
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So, a few weeks ago my car always turned off when I stopped at any stop sign or light.. Now as of today. It turns off when It heats up and it turns off when I do a sharp turn!! What do I do??
I might be totally off base here, but I had a similar issue with my 87 GT at one time. It ended up being a safety feature which was built into the car, in the event of an accident, it would shut off the engine after a crash. Whenever i'd hit a rough patch of road or a pothole, the car would shut off. Luckily it was a manual, so I would push in the clutch and restart it while rolling, and keep going. Talk about a pain in the butt...

Just a thought, might not be related to your issue, but I found the fix to my issue to be taking the steering column apart, replacing a well-worn ignition module and key lock, and then tightening everything up to resolve the issue. I don't know why or how it happened, other than wear and tear, but it fixed my specific issue & I hope my experience helps you with yours.
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Does the car have a tune in it?..

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And have you checked for vacuums leaks?...
I have checked for vaccum leaks n none
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I might be totally off base here, but I had a similar issue with my 87 GT at one time. It ended up being a safety feature which was built into the car, in the event of an accident, it would shut off the engine after a crash. Whenever i'd hit a rough patch of road or a pothole, the car would shut off. Luckily it was a manual, so I would push in the clutch and restart it while rolling, and keep going. Talk about a pain in the butt...

Just a thought, might not be related to your issue, but I found the fix to my issue to be taking the steering column apart, replacing a well-worn ignition module and key lock, and then tightening everything up to resolve the issue. I don't know why or how it happened, other than wear and tear, but it fixed my specific issue & I hope my experience helps you with yours.
Could be!... I know some cars, not sure what years exactly, do have a safety fuel shut off switch in the trunk!.. Sometimes it might get popped!...

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I have checked for vaccum leaks n none
Check for bad grounds!..
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I might be totally off base here, but I had a similar issue with my 87 GT at one time. It ended up being a safety feature which was built into the car, in the event of an accident, it would shut off the engine after a crash. Whenever i'd hit a rough patch of road or a pothole, the car would shut off. Luckily it was a manual, so I would push in the clutch and restart it while rolling, and keep going. Talk about a pain in the butt...

Just a thought, might not be related to your issue, but I found the fix to my issue to be taking the steering column apart, replacing a well-worn ignition module and key lock, and then tightening everything up to resolve the issue. I don't know why or how it happened, other than wear and tear, but it fixed my specific issue & I hope my experience helps you with yours.
Yeah it's a big pain. Soo I replace the ignition switch and key lock??

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Well my car has a fuel switch but it isn't out :/
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Yeah it's a big pain. Soo I replace the ignition switch and key lock??

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Well my car has a fuel switch but it isn't out :/


No, not saying it needs changed out, just a suggestion on areas to check.

Make sure all the connections and bolts on the column are tight. Nothing should be loose and want to wiggle around, that was my issue. My whole mechanism had to be replaced because it was so worn out and beat up that it was pretty loose, yours may be just fine, just something to keep in mind and check into.


+1 to check all your grounds, see they are all tight, and have connectivity without massive corrosion.
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No, not saying it needs changed out, just a suggestion on areas to check.

Make sure all the connections and bolts on the column are tight. Nothing should be loose and want to wiggle around, that was my issue. My whole mechanism had to be replaced because it was so worn out and beat up that it was pretty loose, yours may be just fine, just something to keep in mind and check into.

+1 to check all your grounds, see they are all tight, and have connectivity without massive corrosion.
I'll look into those hopefully it's that. It makes me want to give it away or something
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I'll look into those hopefully it's that. It makes me want to give it away or something
Don't give it up, usually it's something small like that.

I once had a starter issue on my 87 that took me almost a week to figure out... I was ready to give it away too, so I feel your frustration. There was a starter relay UNDER my drivers seat (...yeah, i'd have found that..) I've wanted to beat a Ford engineer or two at times fixing & troubleshooting things, but in the end when it's fixed, there's no better feeling than a job well done.

When you get angry, frustrated, or feel hopeless, just walk away for a bit and get a fresh perspective on it.
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Don't give it up, usually it's something small like that.

I once had a starter issue on my 87 that took me almost a week to figure out... I was ready to give it away too, so I feel your frustration. There was a starter relay UNDER my drivers seat (...yeah, i'd have found that..) I've wanted to beat a Ford engineer or two at times fixing & troubleshooting things, but in the end when it's fixed, there's no better feeling than a job well done.

When you get angry, frustrated, or feel hopeless, just walk away for a bit and get a fresh perspective on it.
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I'll do as much as I can to fix and find the problem. I'll take your advice on all the other stuff thanks a lot lol
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Sounds like you have a short somewhere. Inspect the ECU to see if any wires have been chewed up or otherwise screwed with. If you already checked the inertia switch then that rules out my other suggestion. The shutting off when warmed up thing throws me for a loop.
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Do u blow any fuses could be what happpened to me that the harness that runs by the egr tube burnt the wires to expose them and touches the tube in turn grounding it out and turning it off. Happened to me turning or goin up a slope as well

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Do u blow any fuses could be what happpened to me that the harness that runs by the egr tube burnt the wires to expose them and touches the tube in turn grounding it out and turning it off. Happened to me turning or goin up a slope as well
So it's the light black tape where it burnt right??
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No its the dark tape the light tape was oem
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Ok so the dark tape under the egr pipe right?
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Did you need to get a new harness or what did you do?
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I retaped all the wires individually then retaped that part of the harness. Shrink wrap works best but i didnt have any at that time so i half a**ed it

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And its the dark tape above ege tube. If u look at the zip tie ull see the part of where the harness i redid was touching ill post a pic up in a few pointing it out
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