1984 Ford Crown Victoris TFI removal

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Old 06-01-05, 03:40 PM
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1984 Ford Crown Victoris TFI removal

I've removed a TFI in another car without removing the distributor, but it looks like that's the only way it could be done. I don't want to remove the distributor. I'm sure there are those mechanics that have, in siutations like this, made their own tool to do the job. It's a close fit. I'm sure there must have been some attempts. Do you know of any. From someone that does not want, the problems that come from removing a distributor. Or do you think removal does not create a big problem, if your careful?
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Old 06-01-05, 04:40 PM
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Is it a 5 liter? (302)
They are super easy
Pull the cap
Rotate engine to point rotor at #1 terminal TDC and mark base and block
Remove hold down bolt
Pull dist.

It can be a little trickier to put back in, but not much
But keep the rotor, base, and block lined up and you should be good

Can't get to the TFI?
Is it on the "wrong" side?
 
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Old 06-02-05, 08:40 AM
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1984 Ford LTD Crown Vic. TFI removal

It's a 302. And it is on the 'wrong side' as you say, to remove the hard to remove bolt It looks like they molded the engine head to allow room for the TFI. It's no wonder that Ford has had problems. The heat effect on these TF1's. Thanks for the info. I will take it into consideration. I'll update. haiki
 
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Old 06-09-05, 04:49 PM
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1984 Ford crown Victoria TFI

Solved.I figured, because of the mileage(33k), and the problems Ford has had with TFI modules, the hesitation experienced was due to the TFI failing. However, a mechanic friend diagnosed the problem and went by the theory TFIís donít fail intermittently. They quit! He believed it was the fuel pump. (at 33K?). He dropped the tank removed and replaced the fuel pump. He was right! The fuel pump tested O.K. and the fine mesh filter that goes with the fuel pump seemed clean to me. However, a rubber fuel line connected to the pump inside the tank (5 inches) was cracked due to age. I believe it had a small hole which did not allow a set metered amount of fuel to the carburetor but was forced back into the tank. Therefore the hesitation.
 
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Old 06-09-05, 04:59 PM
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Ooohh that's a tricky one
Glad you got it!
Thanks for posting back
 
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