1988 ford thunderbird turbo coupe 2.3 l. 5 speed will idle. Great put it in gear it dies

Asked by Jan 01, 2014 at 09:33 PM about the 1988 Ford Thunderbird Turbo

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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With that vintage, I'd check for codes, Check for Vacuum leaks, clean the Throttle Body, clean the IAC, disconnect the battery for 5 minutes. Start the engine and run at 2500 RPM for 3 full minutes. Allow it to idle for 3 minutes. Allow it to idle with the AC and Headlights on for 3 minutes. Go for a drive.

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