Filed Under (Lincoln) by admin on 06-03-2011
1. Apply the parking brake. 2. If equipped with a manual transmission, place the selector lever in fourth gear. 3. If equipped with an automatic transmission, place the selector lever in neutral. 4. Disconnect the battery ground cable. For additional information, refer to Section 414-01. 5. Remove the ashtray finish panel. Disconnect the electrical connectors. 6. If equipped with a manual transmission, remove the gearshift lever knob. 7. If equipped, disconnect the cellular phone electrical connectors. 8. Remove the console finish panel assembly by pulling upward from the front first. If equipped, disconnect the traction control switch electrical connector. If equipped, release the cellular phone wiring harness from the console finish panel assembly. 9. Remove the console rear finish panel assembly. Unclip by pulling rearward. 10. Unclip the parking brake boot from the console base. 11. Remove the console assembly front screws. 12. Remove the console assembly rear screws. 13. Remove the console air condition duct mounting screw. 14. Remove the console assembly by sliding rearward. 15. To install, reverse the removal procedure.
Filed Under (Ford) by admin on 27-02-2011
CAUTION: Suspension fasteners are critical parts because they affect the performance of vital components and systems and their failure can result in major service expense. A new part with the same part number must be installed if installation is necessary. Do not use a new part of lesser quality or substitute design. Torque values must be used as specified during reassembly to make sure of correct retention of these parts. NOTE: New cam bolts and lock nuts must be installed whenever the lower control arm is removed. 1. With the vehicle in NEUTRAL, position it on a hoist. For additional information, refer to Section 100-04. 2. Remove the wheel and tire assembly. For additional information, refer to Section 204-04. 3. Remove two bolts, one pushpin and the shield. 4. NOTE: To remove the nut, first loosen the nut, then use the hex holding feature to prevent the stabilizer bar link ball joint from turning while removing the nut. Remove and discard the nut and while prying down on the bar, disconnect the stabilizer bar link. 5. Remove and discard the nut and bolt. Disconnect the shock absorber and spring assembly. 6. NOTE: The hex holding feature can be used to prevent turning of the stud while removing the nut. NOTE: Make sure not to lose the tapered washer on the ball joint. Remove and discard the nut. Separate the front suspension lower arm from the wheel knuckle. 7. Remove and discard the front nut and bolt.
Filed Under (Ford) by admin on 16-12-2010
FORD: 2004-2005 Thunderbird, Explorer LINCOLN: 2004-2005 LS, Aviator MERCURY: 2004-2005 Mountaineer This article supersedes TSB 05-15-4 to correct the Service Procedure. ISSUE Some 2004-2005 vehicles built prior to 09/23/2004 and equipped with the 5R55S transmission, may exhibit a delayed or harsh reverse engagement. This condition may be due to improper pressure control. ACTION It may be necessary to replace the solenoid body assembly. Refer to the following Service Procedure. SERVICE PROCEDURE NOTE INSTALLING TRANSMISSION ADDITIVE WILL PREVENT THE SYMPTOM ON SOLENOIDS THAT DO NOT YET EXHIBIT THE CONDITION BUT WILL NOT RESOLVE THE CONDITION IF IT ALREADY EXISTS. LINCOLN LS AND THUNDERBIRD ONLY 1. Lower the transmission cross member and transmission to gain access to the pressure control solenoid-C (PCC) port. DO NOT disconnect the drive shaft. 2. Install pressure gauge per Step 2 of “DIAGNOSTICS”, below. 3. Reinstall cross member and snug the fasteners for diagnostic purposes only. 4. Proceed with the “DIAGNOSTICS” section of this TSB. 5. After the TSB repair is completed, torque the cross member fasteners to 41 lb-ft (55 N•m). DIAGNOSTICS – ALL VEHICLES 1. Remove pressure tap plug at PCC port (Figure 1).
Filed Under (Ford) by admin on 03-12-2010
ISSUE Some 2003-2005 Lincoln LS and Thunderbird vehicles, equipped with a bolt-on wheel speed sensor, may exhibit the ABS and traction control or advance trac warning lamp illuminated, with DTC C1145 and/or C1155 stored in the ABS module. ACTION Refer to the following Service Procedure. SERVICE PROCEDURE 1. Per the DTC, replace the appropriate front wheel speed sensor. Refer to Workshop Manual Section 206-09. Apply a thin film of XG-3-A (Motorcraft Silicone Brake Caliper Grease and Dielectric Compound) to the O-ring, and the portion of the sensor which is located in the bearing cap. This includes coating the sides and the end of the sensor cylinder (Figure 1). 2. Vent the front bearing cap by drilling two (2) 1/16? diameter holes along outside edge of the cap, in locations shown on Figure 2 (illustrates driver’s side bearing cap). Drill in approximately the 4 and 5 o’clock positions on the driver’s side of vehicle, and the 7 and 8 o’clock positions on the passenger side of vehicle. CAUTION THE BEARING CAP IS ONLY 1/8? THICK, STOP DRILLING IMMEDIATELY WHEN THE DRILL BIT BREAKS THROUGH THE CAP. CAUTION THE DRILL SHOULD BE HELD PERPENDICULAR TO THE SURFACE NOT AT AN ANGLE, TO AVOID POTENTIAL DAMAGE TO ABS INDICATOR RING. 3. Inspect the opposite side wheel speed sensor, verify that a new sensor is installed, and the vent holes are drilled. The new sensor can be identified by “blue tape” added to the sensor cable between the third and fourth barrel grommets (counting from the bearing toward the connector). Replace the sensor if it is NOT current, and drill vent holes in the bearing cap if it is NOT already vented.
Filed Under (Ford) by admin on 05-11-2010
3.0L – VACUUM LEAKAGE NOISE AND MIL ON WITH LEAN CODES FORD: 2005 Taurus LINCOLN: 2003-2005 Lincoln LS MERCURY: 2005 Sable ISSUE Some 2005 Taurus and Sable vehicles equipped with a 3.0L 2V and some 2003- 2005 Lincoln LS vehicles equipped with a 3.0L 4V engine may exhibit a vacuum leakage noise or lean codes and/or malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) on. The cause may be a leak at the 0-ring on the intake manifold tuning (IMT) valve. ACTION Follow the Service Procedure steps to correct the condition. SERVICE PROCEDURE Verify the concern by removing the IMT valve from the intake manifold and visually inspecting the 0-ring condition. If the 0-ring is flat or damaged, replace only the 0- ring not the actuator. For Lincoln LS, refer to the 2005 Workshop Manual (WSM), Section 303-14, IMT valve. For Taurus vehicles, the IMT valve is located on right front of upper intake manifold: 1. Remove the two (2) retainers. 2. Disconnect the electrical connector. 3. Remove the IMT valve. NOTE COAT THE IMT VALVE WITH CLEAN ENGINE OIL BEFORE INSTALLING IT IN THE INTAKE MANIFOLD. If the IMT valve 0-ring is not the cause, continue with normal diagnosis.