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.
Filed Under (Chevrolet) by admin on 11-01-2011
Models: 1982-2005 GM Passenger Cars and Light Duty Trucks 2006-2007 Buick Rainier 2006 Cadillac Escalade, Escalade ESV, Escalade EXT 2006 Chevrolet SSR 2006-2008 Chevrolet Avalanche, Colorado, Express, Silverado Classic, Silverado, Suburban, Tahoe, TrailBlazer 2006 GMC Yukon Denali, Yukon Denali XL 2006-2008 GMC Canyon, Envoy, Savana, Sierra Classic, Sierra, Yukon, Yukon XL 2006 Pontiac GTO 2006-2007 HUMMER H2 2006-2008 HUMMER H3 2006-2008 Saab 9-7X with 4L60, 4L60E, 4L65E or 4L70E Automatic Transmission (RPOs MD8, M30, M32, M33 or M70) Condition Some customers may comment that the vehicle has no movement when the transmission is shifted to DRIVE or THIRD position, but there is normal operation when it is shifted to SECOND, FIRST or REVERSE position. Cause This condition may be caused by a damaged forward sprag assembly (642). Correction When inspecting the sprag, it is important to test the sprag for proper operation by holding the outer race (644) with one hand while rotating the input sun gear (640) with the other hand. The sun gear should rotate only in the counterclockwise direction with the input sun gear facing upward. If the sprag rotates in both directions or will not rotate in either direction, the sprag elements should be inspected by removing one of the sprag reserved. retaining rings (643). Refer assembly © 2010 General Motors. All rights
Filed Under (Ford) by admin on 26-06-2010
The vehicle security module monitors the door ajar and remote keyless entry (RKE) status. Based on the door ajar status (doors, liftgate, and liftgate glass), the instrument cluster then energizes the interior lamp relay. When the relay is energized, voltage is supplied to the interior lamp circuits. The interior lamps all receive voltage from the instrument cluster through circuit 53 (BK/LB). Voltage is only provided when the instrument cluster receives a request for interior lamps from either the vehicle security module (when a door, or the liftgate/liftgate glass is opened) or the headlamp switch (when the interior lamp switch is placed in the interior lamps on position). The ajar switches are normally closed (with the doors, or liftgate/liftgate glass closed), and when a door or the liftgate/liftgate glass is opened, the ajar switch is opened alerting the vehicle security module that a door is ajar. Possible Causes Circuit 53 (BK/LB) short to voltage Circuit 57 (BK) open Circuit 344 (BK/YE) open Circuit 345 (BK/PK) open Circuit 346 (BK/WH) open Circuit 363 (BK/LB) open Circuit 402 (OG/LG) short to ground Circuit 700 (WH/VT) open Circuit 1961 (BN/LB) open (without power liftgate) Door ajar switch Liftgate ajar switch Liftgate glass ajar switch Headlamp switch Instrument cluster Power liftgate module Vehicle security module
Filed Under (Ford) by admin on 05-11-2010
POWER WINDOW SLOW UPWARD TRAVEL FORD: 2005-2007 F-150 LINCOLN: 2006-2007 Mark LT ISSUE Some 2005-2007 F-150 and 2006-2007 Mark LT vehicles equipped with power windows may experience a customer concern of slow power window travel when raising the window; it may be due to a concern with the alignment of the window glass. ACTION Follow the Service Procedure steps to correct the condition. SERVICE PROCEDURE 1. Lower the window completely, and measure the amount of time it takes for the glass to travel from the fully open to fully closed position. a. If the time is less then six (6) seconds then DO NOT perform this TSB. b. If the time required to move the glass from the fully open to fully closed position is greater than six (6) seconds, continue with this TSB. 2. Inspect the glass runs to make sure they are not wavy and causing additional resistance to the glass. 3. Remove the door panel following Workshop Manual (WSM), Section 501-05, access the glass clamps through the openings in the door sheet metal. (Figure 1) 4. Loosen the glass clamps (using a 1/4″ drive T-30 Torx socket). 5. After loosening the glass clamps, the glass should be pushed up into the header, by hand, then shifted rearward, until it stops against the rear window run seal, and then lowered back into the clamps. (Figure 2) NOTE MAKE SURE THE WINDOW IS STATED IN THE BOTTOM OF THE GLASS CLAMPS. TIGHTEN BOTH CLAMPS AND VERIFY PROPER WINDOW PERFORMANCE, BY AGAIN TIMING GLASS CLOSING SPEED.