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04-11-2018, 01:57 AM
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Posted By 88xlt

A 192 degree Motorcraft will be just fine. I like...

A 192 degree Motorcraft will be just fine. I like Stant brand thermostats also.
03-09-2018, 02:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 288
Posted By 88xlt

It would be simple and free to clean the grounds...

It would be simple and free to clean the grounds as Chris 1 suggests under #2.
03-09-2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 288
Posted By 88xlt

Most of the stuff you listed as don't work...

Most of the stuff you listed as don't work requires the ignition switch to be turned on. Will the engine start or atleast spin over with the starter via the ignition switch?
03-08-2018, 12:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 551
Posted By 88xlt

Maybe something else went wrong if you had a...

Maybe something else went wrong if you had a strong crank from your starter and the truck wouldn't start. I would check for spark through one of the spark plug wires. It sounds like you may need to...
03-04-2018, 05:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 334
Posted By 88xlt

Does your horn still work? Did you maybe notice...

Does your horn still work? Did you maybe notice the airbag light flashing? Just trying to eliminate the clockspring as being the culprit.
03-03-2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 231
Posted By 88xlt

If you have an automatic transmission, be careful...

If you have an automatic transmission, be careful loosening those cooler lines from the radiator. The best thing to use is flare nut wrenches(also called line wreches) so you don't round the corners...
03-03-2018, 02:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 231
Posted By 88xlt

I wouldn't worry about replacing the radiator...

I wouldn't worry about replacing the radiator now. If it would come to replacing it, all you should need to do is unbolt the shroud and push it back onto the fan, unbolt the automatic transmission...
Forum: Drivetrain
03-03-2018, 01:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 624
Posted By 88xlt

You shouldn't have to remove the radiator. On the...

You shouldn't have to remove the radiator. On the 4.9 you may need a somewhat special wrench to remove something associated with the change. I bought the correct size combination wrench(box end on...
02-26-2018, 03:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 236
Posted By 88xlt

The corrosion on the negative cable could...

The corrosion on the negative cable could possibly be a problem. Cracks in the insulation on a ground cable won't hurt anything unless something else comes in contact with the wire that shouldn't.
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02-19-2018, 10:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,205
Posted By 88xlt

Your ignition module could be mounted on the side...

Your ignition module could be mounted on the side of the distributor, but I didn't think they did that until 1987 with the start of fuel injection on the 4.9. If you go to www.rockauto.com and dial...
02-18-2018, 07:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,205
Posted By 88xlt

Make sure you are getting power up to the coil...

Make sure you are getting power up to the coil through one of the small wires that hook onto the coil, with the ignition switch turned on. Don't forget to turn then ignition switch on. A test light...
02-04-2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 373
Posted By 88xlt

Is the rotor in the distributor properly in...

Is the rotor in the distributor properly in place? Is the connection hooked up to the ignition module? Other than that I stumped.
02-03-2018, 11:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 309
Posted By 88xlt

Yes I would spray WD40 or penetrating fluid in...

Yes I would spray WD40 or penetrating fluid in where the key goes. Even though the wheel is locked, putting pressure on it trying to turn it may help. Also try turning the key tumbler slightly as you...
01-12-2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 467
Posted By 88xlt

I'm not sure what you mean. If you're talking...

I'm not sure what you mean. If you're talking about replacing the alternator, remove the negative battery cable from it's post before you start replacing the alternator and reattach it after you're...
01-12-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 234
Posted By 88xlt

Best to stay with the 300 6 cylinder and whatever...

Best to stay with the 300 6 cylinder and whatever transmission it has in it, or you will get into doing mods.

What transmission does it have in it? What is the status(condition) of the current...
01-02-2018, 08:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 261
Posted By 88xlt

How are you bridging the solenoid? I assume you...

How are you bridging the solenoid? I assume you are connecting the two large terminals on the solenoid?(this bypasses the solenoid, as you obviously know). If you run a jumper from the large terminal...
12-27-2017, 11:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 276
Posted By 88xlt

A camshaft actually breaking would be extremely...

A camshaft actually breaking would be extremely rare. The distributor drives off the camshaft. You could check to see if the rotor in the distributor still turns, if it does and the camshaft broke it...
11-25-2017, 06:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 173
Posted By 88xlt

Open the hood and stand by the hood hinge on the...

Open the hood and stand by the hood hinge on the drivers side. It should be just inside there somewhere.
11-18-2017, 01:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 235
Posted By 88xlt

I read everything you said. You have a dirty or...

I read everything you said. You have a dirty or loose connection OR a battery cable that is shorting internally, most likely near the end connection.

I have personally experienced this scenario...
11-17-2017, 01:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 334
Posted By 88xlt

If the engine turns over when you bridge the two...

If the engine turns over when you bridge the two large posts on the solenoid, you need to do some more testing. Assuming the engine does turn over:

Pull that little SLIP ON wire off the...
11-16-2017, 09:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 334
Posted By 88xlt

To hop the solenoid there is no need to have the...

To hop the solenoid there is no need to have the clutch pushed in. For safety reasons, make sure the transmission is in neutral and leave the ignition switch turned off. The engine won't start with...
10-04-2017, 11:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 753
Posted By 88xlt

Try turning your engine over with a socket and...

Try turning your engine over with a socket and breaker bar. Put the socket on the bolt on the front of the crankshaft. Turn in a clockwise direction. If you can turn the engine with a socket give it...
09-12-2017, 11:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 346
Posted By 88xlt

You don't need to stay off the highway, just...

You don't need to stay off the highway, just don't let it idle too long with the engine light on. You could probably warm it up to where the engine light comes on and have the test done with the...
09-12-2017, 10:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 346
Posted By 88xlt

What do I mean by any length of time. Ideally no...

What do I mean by any length of time. Ideally no more than say 30 seconds. Don't let it sit in your yard and idle with the engine light on or if in a traffic jam speed up the engine enough for the...
09-12-2017, 09:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 346
Posted By 88xlt

I've got a darned good idea of the whole thing....

I've got a darned good idea of the whole thing. From what you describe from the engine being warmed up good and then the engine light coming on at slow engine speeds, you probably do actually have...
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