Filed Under (Honda) by admin on 03-01-2011
Spark Check for spark at secondary coil wire and each spark plug wire using a spark tester. If spark is not present, continue with following tests. Check spark plug wire resistance on suspect wires. Resistance should be less than 25,000 ohms. Ignition Coil Power Source 1. On Civic, remove distributor cap to check power source directly at coil. On all models, disconnect ignition coil primary leads. Turn ignition on. Using voltmeter, check voltage between ground and Black/Yellow wire terminal of ignition coil harness. 2. Battery voltage should be present. If battery voltage is not present, check for open in Black/Yellow wire between coil and ignition switch. Ignitor Power Source Turn ignition off. Disconnect harness connector at distributor. Turn ignition on. Using voltmeter, check for battery voltage between ground and Black/Yellow wire of harness. If voltage is not present, check for open in Black/Yellow wire between ignition coil and harness connector. If wire is okay, check ignition coil resistance (for internal short to ground). Ignitor Check Check TDC/CRANK/CYL sensor resistance values. See TACH PULSE SIGNAL . Check power sources. If no problems are found and spark is not present, replace ignitor. Ignition Coil Resistance (Accord & Prelude) 1. Remove primary and secondary leads from ignition coil. Using an ohmmeter, check resistance between primary terminals “A” and “C” (“A” and “B” for Prelude) of ignition coil. See Fig. 2 . Resistance should be .6-.8 ohm at room temperature. 2. On Accord, check resistance between terminals “B” and “D” of ignition coil (tachometer circuit). Resistance should be about 2090-2310 ohms at room temperature. 3. On all models, check secondary resistance between terminal “A” and secondary output terminal (coil tower). See IGNITION COIL RESISTANCE table. Check for continuity between terminals “A” and “B” (“A” and “C” for Prelude). Continuity should exist. If readings are not within specification, replace coil.
Filed Under (Ford) by admin on 18-04-2010
1. Raise vehicle on hoist, and support lower control arm. 2. Remove wheel and tire assembly. 3. Mark position of upper eccentric camber bolts. 4. Remove upper ball joint spindle nut and pinch bolt, 5. Separate upper ball joint from spindle. 6. Remove nuts and camber bolts attaching upper control arm-to-frame, 7. Remove upper control arm. 8. Place control arm in vise, press ball joint out with ball joint press. See Fig. 1. 9. After ball joint has been pressed out install new ball joint (500-1109) with the words “install inboard” facing toward the inboard side of control arm. See Fig. 2. Incorrect installation may cause damage to the ball joint 10. Install ball joint boot with words “install inboard” towards the inboard side of control arm. See Fig. 3. 11. Install upper control arm. 12. Align upper eccentric camber bolts with marks made during removal. 13. To complete installation, reverse removal procedure. Tighten bolts and nuts to specification. Then check wheel alignment
Filed Under (Ford) by admin on 27-04-2010
1993 Ford Taurus SHO Fig. 26: EEC-IV Wiring Diagram (3.2L SHO – 1 of 2) 1993 Ford Taurus SHO
Fig. 27: EEC-IV Wiring Diagram (3.2L SHO – 2 of 2)
Filed Under (Ford, Lincoln) by admin on 17-10-2009
The instructions below can be used for the following vehicles: 2008 Ford Crown Victoria / Lincoln Town Car / Mercury Grand Marquis 2008 Ford E-series 2007-2009 Ford Edge / Lincoln MKX 2005-2008 Ford Escape / Mercury Mariner 2007-2009 Ford Expedition / Lincoln Navigator 2006-2009 Ford Explorer / Lincoln Aviator / Mercury Mountaineer 2007-2008 Ford F150, F250, and F350 / Lincoln Mark LT
2009 Ford Flex 2008-2009 Ford Focus 2006-2007 Ford Freestar / Mercury Monterey 2008-2009 Ford Fusion / Lincoln MKZ / Mercury Milan 2007-2009 Ford Mustang 2007-2009 Ford Ranger 2008-2009 Ford Taurus / Mercury Sable
1. Make sure all tires are inflated to the vehicle’s recommended inflation pressures (found in the owner’s manual on the door placard). 2. Turn the ignition switch to OFF then press and release the brake pedal. 3. Turn the ignition switch from OFF to RUN (engine OFF) 3 times, ending in the RUN position. Do this within 10 seconds. 4. Press and release the brake pedal
Filed Under (Ford) by admin on 07-09-2010
FORD: 2005 Mustang 2004-2005 F-150 2005 Expedition, F-250, F-350 This article supersedes TSB 05-15-8 to update the Service Procedure. ISSUE Some vehicles equipped with a 4.6L 3-valve or 5.4L 3-valve engine may exhibit a ticking and/or knocking noise after reaching normal operating temperature. The noise may be described as “ticks”, “taps”, “knocks”, or “thumps”. In some cases the noise may be a normal characteristic of these engines. In other cases the noise may require further investigation. Sorting out and defining the noise as reported by the customer is important to successfully diagnose and/or repair the condition. ACTION Before starting diagnosis, it is critical to determine the specific engine noise the customer is concerned with. The customer should be interviewed to get their detailed perception and description of the noise, and to determine if the noise occurs at idle or above idle speed, and if the engine is cold, hot, or both. Attempt to duplicate the noise, and determine the source of the symptom. Refer to the following Service Procedure to help determine the source of the noise and if a repair is needed. LINCOLN: 2005 Navigator PRE-CHECKS 1. 2. 3.