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 (Ford) by admin on 17-04-2010
Fault Idle would intermittently rev up to 4000 rpm. Car would also accelerate on its own up to around 3000 rpm when driven off. If clutch depressed during this time while driving, the engine would rev up to 4000 rpm.
The Ford EECV engine management system ECM requires reprogramming. Vehicles Rectification
At present the vehicle needs to be returned to a Ford dealer for the engine management ECM to be reprogrammed using dedicated equipment. It has been noted that affected Ford EECV engine management ECMs have a part no. 97FB-12A650-ASA. Later Ford EECV engine management ECMs have a part no. 97 -12A650-AFC. After the original Ford EECV engine management ECM has been reprogrammed, the Ford dealer should tag the Ford EECV ECM with the new part number
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 30-07-2010
Axle Shaft Removal 1. NOTE: The wheels and tires do not have to be removed in order to remove the axle shafts. Loosen and remove the retaining bolts. 2. Remove the axle shaft. 3. Inspect the axle shaft O-ring seal for cracks, nicks or wear and replace it if required. Installation NOTE: Lubricate the O-ring seal with lubricant prior to installation of axle shaft. 1. Install the axle shaft. 2. NOTE: Coat the threads of the retaining bolts with stud and bearing mount. Install the retaining bolts and tighten.