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Broken-down. Sounded like ticking then knocking maybe backfire some said. Engine never felt rough. Spiked in temp a little then back down all in a minute. When I started in the garage I heard it's squeaking like it was a bad belt.

I shut it down and had it towed back.

Crusing the internet people mention the pulley system and the belt well I went to go check the belt and I'm missing two bolts and one of them loose on the main pulley that's connected to the crank.

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yikes! I'm going to be super paranoid looking for loose bolts for a while.
 
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Well I doubt that would cause the break down but it's definitely an issue
 

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Buy a $2 paint stick and mark EVERY bolt/nut as soon as you torque it. It is easy to miss one. Also a quick visual reference two years from now when you are looking the car over to see if one has loosened.

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Did it actually stop running or just begin making noise due to the loose pulley?

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It did die once in traffic I started it right back up to get it to safety. Made a bunch of noise and I shut it down.
 

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Buy a $2 paint stick and mark EVERY bolt/nut as soon as you torque it. It is easy to miss one. Also a quick visual reference two years from now when you are looking the car over to see if one has loosened.

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I did this often. Especially on the torque Spec bolts. Apearantly not enough.
 

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There is no shame in it. A little counseling is ok too. Been there a few weeks ago.
 
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Damn! Going to check mine
 

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Years ago, 10?, 15? I found my crank bolts loose on an inspection.

In 1968, I sold a perfectly good Austin Healy Bug Eye Sprite because of a noise up front.
Guess what it was...............?
 
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Years ago, 10?, 15? I found my crank bolts loose on an inspection.

In 1968, I sold a perfectly good Austin Healy Bug Eye Sprite because of a noise up front.
Guess what it was...............?
Crazy. I hope it's only the pulley
 

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My 1990 efi set up had similar symptom in the driveway. Ended up being an issue with the ignition module on the side of the distributer . Now I keep a spare just in case.
 

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My 1990 efi set up had similar symptom in the driveway. Ended up being an issue with the ignition module on the side of the distributer . Now I keep a spare just in case.
Those TFI modules are a known problem.
Always carry a spare and the little socket to change it.


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I am thinking two separate issues. The loose bolts were making the noise, but engine should still run. The backfire and stall sounds to me like a distributor/eci issue.

When I had my issue, I purchased what I thought would be an upgrade (I think it was a Mallory) , had to return two as defective and then rebuilt my original and found a OEM Ford Ignition module and been perfect since.
 
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