Engine coolant temperature gauge Indicates the temperature of the engine coolant. Release pressure before servicing fuel system components. Remove screw from the top of lamp assembly. As for the sparkplugs, Do you remember the Edsel? Check your Intake manifold for Vacuum leaks with either a water spray bottle or approved choke cleaner safe for plastics and rubber , then spray on a running engine. See your Ford or Lincoln-Mercury dealer. Under normal conditions and 100,000 miles, you can expect ridges and mirrorfinish cylinder walls. I raised motor put blocks under motor mounts, its high enough to get pan out but cant get it past transmission housing.
Unfortunately, the pan gasket will age and can eventually leak, leaving you with quite a mess under your vehicle. Do not overfill the battery cells. Remove passenger side air bag module. These included issuing all 1997 engines made at the Essex plant with a bad front cover gasket. See your dealer or a reliable trailer dealer if you require assistance.
When tensioner plunger is compressed into housing, continue to hold ratchet lock mechanism and install lock pin into hole on tensioner housing. It has the coil on plug type. Disconnect high pressure hose at power steering pump. Tools Back To Top First, you're going to need a comprehensive set of hand tools and, ideally, even some air tools. And sometimes not-you'll have to determine this firsthand and work out the best solution, which may involve requesting another engine. All parts measured within limits, which indicates a perfectly healthy engine. To install, reverse removal procedure.
Install female fitting to male fitting and push until garter spring snaps over flared end of female fitting. Disassembly Back To Top Obviously, you'll have to disassemble the engine somewhat in order to safely remove it from the engine bay. Life, limb, and property can be literally hanging in the balance. Step 20: Remove Timing System With the timing cover removed, things can look a little intimidating. Engine oil recommendations Look for this certification mark. If the air bag is not replaced, the unrepaired area will increase the risk of injury in a collision. When oil breaks down, it cannot lubricate and it cannot cool.
A blown head gasket or casting crack tends to discolor cooling system passages. Cleaning the exterior lamps Wash with the same detergent as the exterior of your vehicle. Disconnect inertia fuel shutoff switch connector located behind right side of instrument panel. The sound comes from roller rocker arms riding on extraordinarily large composite cam lobes. Continue trying to test for leaks. Valley Crud During disassembly, be mindful of what you find in the valley. Remove instrument panel bolt under left side of glove box.
Connect the climate control head vacuum harness connector. Clean fittings, and replace garter spring if necessary. Pull down on blend door motor to release door motor shaft and remove blend door motor. Auto is a 2 wheel drive but automatically engages into 4 wheel drive under heavy acceleration. However, taken one component at a time, the Modular engine is easy to understand. Start the engine of the vehicle with the discharged battery.
It is this level of detail, along with hundreds of photos and illustrations, that guide the reader through each service and repair procedure. Remove temperature blend door assembly. Note the cap screw and powdered-metal cracked connecting rods. Connect the remaining electrical connectors on the steering column. Install the child safety seat in a seating position which is capable of providing a tether anchorage. This will prevent the fan from breaking the shroud when later lifting the engine. Every 40 or 50 Years Ford makes a mistake.
When you rebuild, replace both tensioners and guides. Install left timing chain on camshaft and crankshaft sprockets so copper link aligns with timing mark on sprockets. Position hood latch and parking brake release handles aside. All of Chilton's online content for the 1998 Ford F-150 is updated monthly, so you'll have the most recent information on hand for any Do-It-Yourself project. When clearances are too tight, oil flow across the bearing becomes limited, causing higher temperatures, oil breakdown due to heat , and metal-to-metal contact.
To install remaining components, reverse removal procedure. Inspection Inspect components for damage. The oil holes need to be modified and chamfered for improved oil flow. To reset, depress the control. Review Back To Top At the end of each procedure, review what you have done. Here are some guides from the repair manual below Let us know what happens and please upload pictures or videos of the problem. Camshaft keyways will point toward crankshaft.
Air suspension switch is located behind right kick panel. Failure to do so can result in inflation or deflation of air springs, which may cause vehicle to shift during servicing. Let the engine idle for at least one minute. Loosen valve cover retaining bolts. The right valve cover on Windsor engine has 14 bolts, Romeo engine has 11 bolts. However, if the normal brakes fail, the parking brake can be used to stop your vehicle in an emergency. Do not tow with slingbelt equipment.