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'88 T-Bird 302 swap help, please!

 
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The TPS fault is the one I'd sugest you focus on, its either the sensor itself or the wiring. Ford Fuel Injection has some diagnostics info on this. The fuel pump circuit fault looks like it might be a concern but it's often a red herring so ignore that until you rule out or fix the TPS issue. The other codes wont affect engine operation so they can be ignored for now.
 
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Hey Paul, I told him about the same thing on another post! thanks for reassuring me that I have learned something(possibly) this winter!
anyway he has the fuel pump wired outside of the efi/fuel pump relay circuit. wouldn't that be the reason for that code?
 
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Yep.. that would do it.
 
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Sweet sweet sexy success! Put a $40 TPS sensor in and it revs like a charm. Now on to the other issues, lol. Thank you everyone for all your help on this specific issue. Next up is tackling why my alternator isn't charging my battery and how to wire up my fan to come on at a certain temp. vs. being on all the time or a switch. Thanks again!
 
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Hey Joe!

Glad you got it fixed. Isn't it awesome having guys like Paul and Jeff to help!?

I want to see pictures of your project truck wit the T-Bird 302. Any modifications done to the 302?
 
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I'll get pics as soon as its buttoned up. Nope, just a stock 302...for now. Next on the list is power steering.
 
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Sweet! Thanks Joe.
 
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Sweet sweet sexy success! Put a $40 TPS sensor in and it revs like a charm.
Good work.


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Next up is tackling why my alternator isn't charging my battery
On the trucks the battery charge circuit actually goes through the dash gauge so it may be the same for the cars, if so you are probably going to have to rig something up to complete the circuit if you're not using the gauge cluster out of the car. I have seen the schematic for the charge circuit posted here before but this may be where it's a good idea to dig up some wiring diagrams for your donor car.

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and how to wire up my fan to come on at a certain temp. vs. being on all the time
Some of these cars had this built-in but if this one doesn't get a seperate fan controller, you will find quite a selection at Summit racing.
 
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Alright, update to this sage, guys. Got the shifter linkage hooked up, driveshaft, etc... The truck starts and revs fine, but when we went to back it out of the garage it died. We started it and it ran like crap. Hunting for an idle between 400-600 rpm, wouldn't rev up well at all. And backfiring through the intake.

While it was doing that we tried unplugging some spark plug wires since it sounded like it wasn't running on all 8 cylindersand there didn't seem to be any change at all.

We let it sit for a bit then started it and it seemed to run fine, so once again, threw it in reverse and the same thing happened. What would make it run like this when it's under load/in gear?

It was suggested I put in a new TFI module, which I did, and it still runs the same. I'm at a loss here and have no clue what to do. Thanks, again for any help.

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Hey Guys,
He still doesn't have this problem solved and I am out of ideas.
He posted a video and will try to get it on here.

Edit: tryed to post video, didn't get it.
 
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Fuel filter?
 
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Timing issue?
 
 
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