View Full Version : Repair Question on a 87 Ford Van and where to locate a good trailer for sale

05-31-2003, 11:46 AM
We have a 1987 Ford Clubwagon in service, well not at the moment <LOL> she has provided fairly reliable service for the 10 years we have had her, husband just likes the style and ease of using a van...anyway our prob is that it keeps dieing with no warning... have replaced the coil, ignition module and coil wire. It is EFI could it be brain.

Don't suggest shooting it as we cannot get newer vehicle until later this year...husband out of his head as this is messing up with servicing our clients on time and as schedule and causing weekend work.

Any suggestions would help. Mechanic seems to be going from the least expensive repair to the most, although now that it is dead we cannot get it into the garage for him to computer check.
Second part of question...
We will be purchasing a 250 pickup later this year and need to purchase a properly set up lawn trailer now (yesterday) any suggestions where to look for a good used/new trailer, 16' dual axle with the lock downs and equipment storage, etc.

05-31-2003, 02:31 PM
What size engine?

06-01-2003, 03:44 PM
302 5.0 8 cyl

06-02-2003, 08:37 AM
you'll need to get an analyzer on it. There are more sensors on those than a NASA rocket. My guess would be the throttle position sensor, but it's just that - a guess. It would be crazy to just change parts out without an analyzer. There are handheld engine decoders that can pinpoint what's wrong, if your mech has access to one. HTH


06-05-2003, 10:40 PM
Thanks for the reply We will definitely look into that.