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Hello,

I have a 1988 GT that has an idle issue. It idles rough and I can't seem to figure it out. Does anyone have a Mechanic in Michigan who has experience working on 1st Gens? I'm in Rochester Hills, but at this point, I would go where even I need to.

Thanks in advance for your help.
 

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Hello,

I have a 1988 GT that has an idle issue. It idles rough and I can't seem to figure it out. Does anyone have a Mechanic in Michigan who has experience working on 1st Gens? I'm in Rochester Hills, but at this point, I would go where even I need to.

Thanks in advance for your help.
Im in central ohio.
Is it just the idle ? Dose it drive fine? And what’s it idle at? Do you have a eeciv code reader?

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If it stumbles or dies when revving the motor it could be the MAP.
If its just idle it could be the VAM, there is a gear in side it that can be adjusted. but be sure to mark were the gear is at before moving it. the IAC can go bad witch I know can do odd things to the idle on a CFI motor, I'm not sure if it would do the same things on a GT motor tho.
Timing being off and also cause problems with idle.

A video of the car running would help pin point what the problem is.
 

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Im in central ohio.
Is it just the idle ? Dose it drive fine? And what’s it idle at? Do you have a eeciv code reader?

EDIT:
If it stumbles or dies when revving the motor it could be the MAP.
If its just idle it could be the VAM, there is a gear in side it that can be adjusted. but be sure to mark were the gear is at before moving it. the IAC can go bad witch I know can do odd things to the idle on a CFI motor, I'm not sure if it would do the same things on a GT motor tho.
Timing being off and also cause problems with idle.

A video of the car running would help pin point what the problem is.
Hello I have a first gen with 60K original miles that I would like someone to please work on. This car has some beating but I am doubling down on restoring it somewhat to avoid buying a new car.

Things I need are the following
Front bumper(modified if needed)
Cruise control column swap(I think only certain escorts had cruise control options)

And a couple other things I am thinking of. Maybe some light engine work? It runs very well but sometimes dies and studders while revving
 

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Hello I have a first gen with 60K original miles that I would like someone to please work on. This car has some beating but I am doubling down on restoring it somewhat to avoid buying a new car.

Things I need are the following
Front bumper(modified if needed)
Cruise control column swap(I think only certain escorts had cruise control options)

And a couple other things I am thinking of. Maybe some light engine work? It runs very well but sometimes dies and studders while revving
Rough location? If in western Wisconsin give me a shout!
 
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