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Posts Tagged: Mustang

Ford AC doesn’t work

Ford AC doesn’t work, leaks refrigerant, low freon, Ford vehicles, TSB Ford has issued a technical service bulletin (TSB) #06-4-9 to address leaking refrigerant problems on the vehicles listed below. Ford has determined the cause as a faulty compressor shaft seal. Ford has issued a revised compressor shaft seal F1VY-19D665-A to solve the problem.Don’t replace the compressor, just the shaft seal 2003 Escort 2003-2006 Focus, Mustang, Taurus 2003 Explorer Sport, Windstar 2003-2005 Excursion, Explorer Sport Trac 2003-2006 Escape, F-150, F-Super Duty, Ranger 2004-2006 Freestar 2006 Low Cab Forward Lincoln: 2002 … Read More

Vibration, Chatter, Binding on turns

Ford Vibrates makes chattering sound and binds on turns Ford has a problem with Vibration, Chatter, Binding on turns in their limited slip differentials in 2002-04 Mustangs, Explorers, and Mercury Mountaineers, 2003 Navigators, 2003-04 Expeditions and 2004-F-150 pickups. The problem differentials vibrate, chatter, and feeling like they’re binding during slow turns. The clutch packs in the limited slip differential are the cause of the problem. To pinpoint the differential as the cause, place the vehicle in 2WD. That will restrict all the power output to the rear differential. Put the … Read More

Rattling dashboard — Mustang

Got a 2001-04 Ford Mustang with a Rattling dashboard? Ford has the fix for you. If it’s coming from the dash area and the air registers are hard to adjust, it’s time to install an upgraded part. The vanes on the old style register detach from the pilot holes in the housing. The new design solves the problem. Ask for part # 3Rz-19893-AB. Use a small screwdriver to pry out the old register. Then snap the new one in place. Repeat the procedure for all the remaining registers.   © … Read More

Wipers won’t shut off — Ford

My Wipers won’t shut off on my Ford If you own one of the Ford vehicles listed below and your wipers won’t shut off, here’s the fix. Ford wiper systems are controlled by the turn signal stalk on the “multi-function” switch. As you rotate the knob to activate the wipers, the resistance changes and the Wiper Control Module (WCM) reads the changing voltage and commands the wipers to a new speed or on/off. When wiper won’t shut off the problem is due to a poorly designed multi-function switch, not a … Read More


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