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Forum: General Tech
06-21-2019, 07:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 74
Posted By Use Common Sense

Sounds like your "MULTI-FUNCTION" switch is bad...

Sounds like your "MULTI-FUNCTION" switch is bad and needs replaced.
06-21-2019, 07:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 417
Posted By Use Common Sense

Yes, air cleaner box. The test plug is normally...

Yes, air cleaner box. The test plug is normally plugged into a black colored holder with "TEST" embossed into it.These were normally mounted at the Air cleaner box, driver's side firewall in the...
06-20-2019, 07:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 417
Posted By Use Common Sense

Should be either around the drivers side...

Should be either around the drivers side firewall/master cylinder area. Normally it is plugged into a dead plug holder that has "TEST" on it. Being an Econoline, it may be towards the front by the...
06-19-2019, 07:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 417
Posted By Use Common Sense

Just wondering, are you sure you don't have an O2...

Just wondering, are you sure you don't have an O2 sensor? Being a 1989, you should have a single sensor mounted in the exhaust just in front of the catalytic converter.
06-18-2019, 07:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 58
Posted By Use Common Sense

I may be wrong (wouldn't be the 1st time), but...

I may be wrong (wouldn't be the 1st time), but I'm pretty sure they are not interchangeable. The 3.8L is the 90 Essex engine and the 3.0L is the 60 Vulcan engine making the mounting positions...
Forum: General Tech
06-17-2019, 07:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 275
Posted By Use Common Sense

Are you looking at/comparing "NORMAL DUTY"...

Are you looking at/comparing "NORMAL DUTY" intervals or "SEVERE DUTY" intervals?

The USA specs are for NORMAL DUTY @ 5,000 Miles and SEVERE DUTY @ 3,000 miles.
Forum: Ford Freestar
06-17-2019, 07:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 358
Posted By Use Common Sense

Several thousand miles, but it would occasionally...

Several thousand miles, but it would occasionally return here and there on either hub. It's just a harmonic that's created due to the stiffness of the grease seal. You can spray them with...
Forum: Ford Freestar
06-14-2019, 06:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 297
Posted By Use Common Sense

Had the same issue years ago with our 2004...

Had the same issue years ago with our 2004 Freestar. You probably have a bad steering shaft U-Joint. They are non-greasable and set down where all of the crud hits it. It's a cheap part and...
Forum: Ford Freestar
06-14-2019, 05:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 358
Posted By Use Common Sense

That it a normal quirk of the Freestars. The...

That it a normal quirk of the Freestars. The noise is actually being caused by the front hub seal(s). The are semi-stiff to begin with due to the polymers used to help them resist the heat...
Forum: Ford Freestar
06-12-2019, 07:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 677
Posted By Use Common Sense

It could be that somebody replaced the gauge...

It could be that somebody replaced the gauge assembly to add the message center. Is there even a filler on the trim strip that goes between the steering wheel and the radio section? Normally if...
Forum: Ford Freestar
06-11-2019, 07:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 677
Posted By Use Common Sense

That.s weird. There has to be a reset button...

That.s weird. There has to be a reset button someplace. Have you taken it back to where you purchased the van since you just recently bought it? How about to a Ford dealer to have them see if they...
Forum: Ford Freestar
06-10-2019, 08:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 677
Posted By Use Common Sense

You stated "the message center still shows it’s...

You stated "the message center still shows it’s messages" which would be more than one.. How is it displaying multiple messages? Is it cycling thru them by itself?
Forum: Ford F-150
06-06-2019, 11:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 153
Posted By Use Common Sense

Could be a partially plugged orifice causing high...

Could be a partially plugged orifice causing high pressure making the high pressure switch trigger off and on. I show 33 oz. of R-134a as a full charge for your vehicle. Like Hanky said, a set of...
Forum: Ford Freestar
06-06-2019, 11:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 677
Posted By Use Common Sense

Should be to the right side of the steering wheel...

Should be to the right side of the steering wheel just below the gauges.
05-20-2019, 08:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 189
Posted By Use Common Sense

Try this... ...

Try this...

https://www.jackit.com/day-kf09101.html
05-15-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 86
Posted By Use Common Sense

Been there, done that, heard the same thing from...

Been there, done that, heard the same thing from other mechanics. They created issues when I tried ACs in my 1983 Mid-Sized LTD 3.8L and 1988 Ranger 2.9L. Motorcrafts cured the 3.8's issue and the...
Forum: Ford Freestar
05-13-2019, 09:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 196
Posted By Use Common Sense

A starting point would be... Was any type of...

A starting point would be...

Was any type of work performed on the vehicle prior to the issue manifesting itself? If so, what was it?

Is it the whole van that shakes, just the front, just the...
05-08-2019, 02:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 133
Posted By Use Common Sense

Yep, could be either or depending on Ford's...

Yep, could be either or depending on Ford's flavor of the day. Being carburated if no mechanical pump mounted to the side of the block, you should have a low pressure pump in the tank. If it was...
Forum: Ford F-150
05-06-2019, 08:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 379
Posted By Use Common Sense

No worries...DVM = Digital Volt Meter. You can...

No worries...DVM = Digital Volt Meter. You can also use a "Needle Swinger" (A.K.A. Analog Volt Meter).
Forum: Ford F-150
05-03-2019, 07:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 379
Posted By Use Common Sense

Makes or you feel a bucking. Do you do a lot of...

Makes or you feel a bucking. Do you do a lot of driving in that speed range? If so, your TPS may have developed a "DEAD" spot causing the issue. Since the TPS is a variable resistor, the "DEAD"...
Forum: General Tech
05-02-2019, 07:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 192
Posted By Use Common Sense

I believe those used 9 quarts + 1 for the filter...

I believe those used 9 quarts + 1 for the filter for a total of 10 quart capacity. Those engines loved their fuel (about 2-3 MPG), but they were tough birds to kill. Normally a 500,000+ mile engine...
05-02-2019, 07:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 334
Posted By Use Common Sense

Cool...My Town Ford/Lincoln is located in Orchard...

Cool...My Town Ford/Lincoln is located in Orchard Park, NY.
05-01-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 334
Posted By Use Common Sense

If you have it apart, why not just add OEM clutch...

If you have it apart, why not just add OEM clutch packs to both sides, some fresh lube and friction modifier and button it up. I normally soak the new friction plates in gear lube for 24 hours before...
Forum: General Tech
05-01-2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 177
Posted By Use Common Sense

"When the rear is jacked up and one rear wheel is...

"When the rear is jacked up and one rear wheel is spun, the other moves in the opposite direction."

That tells you that it's an open differential. Even with work clutch packs, both tires would...
04-29-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 293
Posted By Use Common Sense

Could also be borderline low on refrigerant...

Could also be borderline low on refrigerant charge. Have you verified that the cooling fans are operating properly? They may not be coming on in the "HIGH" speed when you need to move more air in...
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