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 27-08-2010
All vehicles 1. Raise the vehicle on a hoist. 2. If the vehicle is equipped with an inline transmission fluid filter, remove and discard the filter. Vehicles Equipped With A Fluid Pan Drain Plug 3. Remove the drain plug and allow the fluid to drain. 4. NOTE: Do not discard the gasket unless damaged. This is a reusable gasket. Remove the transmission fluid pan and the gasket. Vehicles Not Equipped With A Fluid Pan Drain Plug 2001 Ford Truck Expedition 4WD V8-5.4L SOHC VIN L 5. NOTE: Do not discard the fluid pan gasket unless damaged. This is a reusable gasket. Remove the transmission fluid pan and gasket. 1 Loosen, but do not remove the bolts. 2 Remove the front and side bolts. 3 Lower the front of the fluid pan and allow the fluid to drain. 4 Remove the remaining fluid pan bolts and the fluid pan. All vehicles 6. CAUTION: When installing a new transmission fluid filter and seal assembly, the torque converter should be drained. Transmission cooler, cooler lines, and cooler bypass valve must be thoroughly flushed to remove any contamination. NOTE: After removal, discard the filter and seal assembly. Remove the filter and seal assembly by carefully pulling and rotating the filter as necessary. 7. CAUTION: Be careful not to scratch or damage the aluminum bore. The new seal may leak and damage to the case will result. If the seal remains in the pump bore, remove it carefully with a small screwdriver so as not to scratch or damage the aluminum bore.
Filed Under (Subaru) by admin on 04-01-2011
cooler Hose replacement Procedure 1) Place vehicle on lift. 2) Remove the engine under cover. Hose clamp location 3) Squeeze the hose clamps and reposition to remove the hose. Confirm the direction and angle of the original hose clamps before removal. It is important to reinstall clamps in their original position. 4) Place a drain pan under the hose to collect any CVTF which may leak out. caution: if the cVtF has spilled onto the exhaust pipe or body frame, wipe it off with a rag to avoid dripping fluid. 5) Remove the inlet cooler hose. Note: Be extremely careful not to damage the pipe. 6) Make sure the cooler hose pipe ends are clean prior to installing a new hose. 7) Install a new hose reusing the original hose clamps. Note: Do not permit the end of the hose to extend past the raised lip section of the pipe. Be sure to place the hose clamps in their original position. If the original hose clamps are damaged or deformed, replace as necessary. note: Neither replenishment of transmission fluid nor inspection of fluid level will be neces- sary during replacement of the hose unless the original hose was found to be leaking fluid. Approx. 50cc through 70cc of fluid may be lost during hose replacement. The amount of fluid remaining will still keep the necessary level with sufficient reserve margin. check and add cVtF cAution: • CVTF level changes along with CVTF temperature. When inspecting CVTF level, observe the specified CVTF temperature. • Always use specified CVTF or equivalent. Using other fluid except for specified or equivalent will cause malfunction.
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, 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