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    Thanks, guys. Sadly I've misplaced my quarter...

    Thanks, guys. Sadly I've misplaced my quarter window trim. I did the repaint in two phases over several years. One was removing the top and the second was the repaint years later. So I'm going to...
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    Here we are 11 years later and I'm on the road to...

    Here we are 11 years later and I'm on the road to restoration. I thought I'd revive this thread to capture the progress. It's recently been repainted. More photos coming soon.

    P.S. Shout out to...
  3. Super! @87GTVic I really need something...

    Super! @87GTVic
    I really need something inexpensive and reliable to get back in motion. Hopefully, the coolant leak hasn't caused any motor issues. Let me know how we can handle the shipping...
  4. Update: So what's been suggested has turned out...

    Update: So what's been suggested has turned out to be true. The transmission has been burned up. The shop quoted me at $1800-2000 to rebuild. Does that sound like a fair price?

    Also I have a...
  5. Okay guys. Since there's more daylight in the...

    Okay guys. Since there's more daylight in the evening, I'm ready to tackle this TV cable adjustment. Here's a picture of my setup. Do you guys have any tips on setting it? I'm going to follow the...
  6. Good point on adjusting the TV cable. I didn't do...

    Good point on adjusting the TV cable. I didn't do that initially. I'll look into that. The fluid level and color was fine cold when I checked a day or so later. I'll start it back up and check it...
  7. Need advice or suggestions on transmission woes!

    So here's the scoop on my '87 Grand Marquis. A little over a year ago, the plastic TV grommet finally snapped. After getting it somewhere stationary, I ordered the bronze one and replaced it. And all...
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    Thanks guys for all the help. Does anyone think...

    Thanks guys for all the help. Does anyone think my problem may have something to do with the thermostat? Since it only happens once the engine gets up to operating temperature and it idles fine once...
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    Can anyone point me in the direction of where the...

    Can anyone point me in the direction of where the TFI/Coil and Module is? photo or verbal. I'm guessing it's near the cool distributor.
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    Thanks for the suggestions, guys. I haven't...

    Thanks for the suggestions, guys. I haven't gotten around to tinkering with it. I'll try and take a look at it today if my sore throat eases up.
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    Hey guys. I'm still fishing for the culprit of...

    Hey guys. I'm still fishing for the culprit of the cold start idle idle / hot start no idle. And this part came to mind. It was swapped while I replaced a leaking fuel injector. One curious thing...
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    Quality car cover

    Hey guys,
    I'm looking to buy a quality car cover for the grand marquis. I would like to give my wife a parking garage space so the '87 grand marquis will be outside until I can set up another...
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    Thanks for the tips, guys. I'll look into setting...

    Thanks for the tips, guys. I'll look into setting the base idle first since it seems pretty easy to do. I haven't been able to find the air temperature sensor. Anyone want to snap a shot of its...
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    I swapped the coolant temp sensor, and it still...

    I swapped the coolant temp sensor, and it still is having trouble holding idle after a hot start. Any other suggestions? The IAC was recently replaced as well.
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    That makes sense. Thanks!:china:

    That makes sense. Thanks!:china:
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    Okay. Does it connect on the metal stud right...

    Okay. Does it connect on the metal stud right next to it on the valve cover? I tried to plug it back and it didn't fit.
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    I found this unplugged. Where does it connect to?...

    I found this unplugged. Where does it connect to? Thanks 87GTVic

    http://www.grandmarq.net/vb/attachment.php?attachmentid=52441&d=1565396142
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    Thanks guys. I'll look into replacing the coolant...

    Thanks guys. I'll look into replacing the coolant temp sensor. It seems like most likely place. Is it in front of the motor near the rotor cap?
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    Cold start; hot no start?

    I want to get some opinions on what's going on with my ' 87 grand marquis. So here's the spill; the car starts fine cold and holds idle. Once it gets up to temperature and the thermostat opens up. If...
  20. Thread: Idle Issue?

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    Good idea. It does stay running with acceleration.

    Good idea. It does stay running with acceleration.
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    Update: Yes the coolant temperature sensor seems...

    Update:
    Yes the coolant temperature sensor seems to be working okay under cold and hot conditions. The leaking coolant or water seemed to have stop now. I havrn't noticed any considerable puddles....
  22. Thread: Idle Issue?

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    Okay. Here's where I'm at now. So I found that...

    Okay. Here's where I'm at now. So I found that the lower EGR cooler line had a nick in it near the throttle body. We were able to cut the hose a bit and reclamp it without having to replace the hose....
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    Thanks for the suggestions guys. I'm unsure of...

    Thanks for the suggestions guys. I'm unsure of which route to go with the EGR line. It seems like the easier route would be to replace the hose. I don't know how comfortable i would be with the...
  24. Thread: Idle Issue?

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    Thanks guys. So the car seems to be running a lot...

    Thanks guys. So the car seems to be running a lot smoother with the PCV connected. Who knew?!:china: The EGR cooler lines is my next point of concern. I was watching it today as it warmed up and the...
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    Thanks, Sly. I'll try that. Where does the MAP...

    Thanks, Sly. I'll try that. Where does the MAP hose connect to?
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