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    red '90 SC in Philadelphia area, plus extras

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    red '90 SC in Philadelphia area, plus extras

    EDIT: car sold! The time may have finally come to part with my beloved SC. I've had this car for 22 of its 27 years, but I have less time these days to put in the work to keep a car like this running and in good shape. I recently blew the head gasket (probably) and I'm just not going to have...
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    typical ABS issue with a weird wrinkle

    And that was it. My ignition switch was so bad it fell apart when I took it out. Replaced it and both the ABS and turn signals came right back. Hope this helps somebody else.
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    typical ABS issue with a weird wrinkle

    Nice. I'll check that out this weekend and update the thread for anybody else searching the problem.
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    typical ABS issue with a weird wrinkle

    Yeah, I'm hoping the answer isn't "something electrical"... ...because those are a bitch to diagnose. It took me 5 hours to trace out a slow battery discharge to the passenger power seat, and I "fixed" that just by unplugging the dang thing. Thanks for the suggestions. I'll probably start in...
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    typical ABS issue with a weird wrinkle

    For a few years my '90 SC had the common condition where the ABS/brake light would go on under hard braking. That usually indicates an accumulator ball problem so about a year an half ago I replaced it with one of spinningwheels' aftermarket ones. Since then until just recently everything's been...
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    '91 SC door & bumper cover (red), wheel well guards, interior quarter panel (black)

    '91 SC door & bumper cover (red), wheel well guards, interior quarter panel (black) Selling the following parts. These were all purchased from a seller I met on this board for my '90, but I never ended up using them. left (driver) door with keyless entry - door only, no interior trim panel or...
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    Surging/Bucking and Engine Dying.

    Hey, did you ever get this resolved? I've been chasing the same/similar problem for months now - started when I replaced the alt., then the car kept throwing coil errors. Replaced ign. coil, DIS, cam sensor, fuel filter, and it's got new Autolite plugs and Motorcraft wires - no more CEL and...
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    Something the mechanic can't figure out...

    What started the whole thing was a long trip during which the voltage regulator failed, so if undercharging can hurt a DIS module (or if my VR was causing an overcharge condition for part of the trip...I really need to get a voltmeter gauge), that probably explains it. PA law is similar to...
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    Something the mechanic can't figure out...

    Update, for those still paying attention. Well, by the time I'd read the replies telling me that it was almost certainly the DIS module, my mechanic had already replaced the coil, even though I told him that (code notwithstanding) it might not be the cause of the problem. Took the car home...
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    Stainless Steel Brake Lines - Official GP!

    Ordered mine a week ago.
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    Cobra rear brake conversion caliper relocation brackets

    That's a good idea...I don't remember there being stamped numbers or anything, and it'll be a while before I have a chance to get the wheels off, but if something's there I can check fordpartsnetwork.com or whatever and see if it matches for my year.
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    Cobra rear brake conversion caliper relocation brackets

    early vs. late calipers I'm in on the next batch, and I'm hoping to install the relocation brackets and 11.65" discs along with my stock wheels/hubs/calipers. I'm concerned about the warning regarding using early-style calipers; unfortunately, I'm not sure what year calipers I have since I...
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    Something the mechanic can't figure out...

    I got 140K on this one, so I guess I did OK. I just went to Radio Shack to pick up some heat sink compound. Do you think I should *not* get the coil replaced, or is the code regarding the coil likely accurate, and the DIS problem a proximate cause (or effect) of the bad coil? Thanks - I've...
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    Something the mechanic can't figure out...

    Same Problem - Have Codes I'm currently having what seems to be the exact same problem with my '90 SC. It began on a long trip during which my alternator (actually the voltage reg) went bad, but with most of the electrical accessories turned off the car managed to go pretty far...until the CEL...
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