I did the evaporator on my '86 Lincoln Mark VII a number of years ago.
Took all day...outside...on a hot Texas August summer day. If you manage
to get that far, I recommend you replace the evap along with the heater
core. I followed the shop manual. Center console and dash must be moved
to gain access.
Uh, well, umm, I'll most definitely pass on that considering I just did that
2 years ago. <G>
Btw, what's that single wire that activates remote modules and control
panels as soon as the driver turns on the radio called?
If you look back at an earlier post, I specifically told you that I don't
work on entertainment systems much..... thusly, any wire called audio system
on bears little meaning or use to me.
You, however, are above answering questions???? What is minimum cranking ICP
and what would I work on to read it? I'm sure you know the answer but you
are too good to answer it, right?
This post says "I work at the Circuit City Road Shop, so I don't need to
know anything" all over it... One step above Wal-Mart oil changer.
Now sir, what exactly is "Injection Control Pressure"? Enlighten me.
PS - the only ICP I know of is the Insane Clown Posse. They *suck*
I did the heater core replacement job on my 85 T-Bird which is darn close to
the 86. It was a cold Janurary in New York. I did it nights in my unheated
garage after work. It was probably 1992 or 1993. The real Ford Shop Manual
helps alot. You have alot of good suggestions before my entry here. My two
Keep track of what nuts and bolts and sheet metal screws go where.
Use the best quality replacement heater core you can get your hands on.
You don't want to do this job twice.
Once you take care of the A/C issues
you want to disconnect the battery.
Your car is not new. You are going pretty deep into the electronics and heating
ductwork. You are not on the clock being paid by the hour. Look for other
potential troubles to fix while you are down there this deep like cracked
vacuum hoses, falling apart foam seals on ductwork, rusty control cables, worn
insulation on electrical wires, maybe even water leaks.
Pull the instrument cluster and replace the halogen lamps used for cluster
illumination and the instrument panel voltage regulator that is tacked onto the
back of the cluster.
Be careful putting it all back together. Easy to pinch a wire, hose. or
something else that will be a pain to figure out.
Appreciate the additional info Steve. There's no substitute for acquiring as
much insight as possible from first hand knowledge holders. Lot of good
points and reminders there! I'm two states down from you so it's still a bit
nippy here too. Unfortunately I have a frame-off resto in progress in the
garage so when I get to working on my mom's T-bird it will most likely be
Not any sort of mechanic at all - never claimed to be. Anything I fix,
break or break while fixing is mine to worry about and pay for. I
maintain a factory bumper to bumper extended warranty w/ rental car
coverage on my daily driver. My transportation is my job, if its
broken, so am I...
Google answered the question nicely, learned something new. Thanks!
No thanks, if I was in the market for a Diesel it'd be a 5.9L Cummins (I
hate glow plugs, and the engine warranty applies a cummins shops as well
as dodge dealers). Unluckily you're stuck buying it in a Dodge, an
F550 (if Ford is still offering it, they were a few years back) or an
I personally don't have use for a truck that big. As my half-ton Dodge
is paid for and still runs pretty well (amazing for a mexican-built
Chrysler product), I don't see myself buying a new truck for a long time
The new Nissan Frontier 4.0L V6 sure looks nice... I just can't justify
paying the $12k difference between trade-in on my dodge and invoice on
the nissan... :P
Actually, Jacob... the HEUI injected diesel is a fascinating (and complex)
read... ping me off line if you'd like an overview of the system.
After all the hoopla over the "new" 6.0 diesel, I understand we are going to
see something new circa 2007.....
Urgh! I was hoping to hear better news, like...remove this one special screw
Being up north here I'll probably have a bit better weather for the job.
Plus, my mom rarely uses the A/C so I'll probably pass on the evap. The
system had a slooooooow leak anyhow and the R-12 I put in it 3 years ago is
most likely leaked out by now.
Thanks for the input Stan!
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