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Forum: Escape & Escape Hybrid 07-29-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 270
Posted By tomw
I stand more informed... Too bad the SJB is not...

I stand more informed... Too bad the SJB is not "Smart" enough to diagnose its own problems. I understand they are a pretty penny, and must be 'customized' for the 'as-built'
configuration to take...
Forum: Escape & Escape Hybrid 07-28-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 270
Posted By tomw
All the brake lighting goes through the...

All the brake lighting goes through the multi-function switch on the steering column. The 'emergency flasher' is engaged, it will override the brake pedal and the mult-function switch. I should...
Forum: Ranger & B-Series 07-28-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 15,666
Posted By tomw
If you worked at an AAMCO, you would have seen...

If you worked at an AAMCO, you would have seen more cut lines than disconnected lines. It is a lot easier and quicker to cut the line than to disconnect the fittings on the side of the transmission....
Forum: Ranger & B-Series 07-28-2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 155
Posted By tomw
If you just had it rebuilt, the shop that did the...

If you just had it rebuilt, the shop that did the work should be the ones fixing the plugs on the top of the transmission. The plugs, when they fail, turn to 'crumbles' of rubber, and will not seal...
Forum: Escape & Escape Hybrid 07-28-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 178
Posted By tomw
Remember that the O2 sensors just measure the...

Remember that the O2 sensors just measure the quantity of 'free' Oxygen molecules in the gas flow. If you do not burn the fuel(misfire) the oxygen it would have consumed is still in the gas flowing...
Forum: Ranger & B-Series 07-07-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 215
Posted By tomw
I had a similar problem on some mirrors, and used...

I had a similar problem on some mirrors, and used some pliers to make the ball-shaped surface the mirror swiveled on a bit rougher. I put some 'plier grooves' into the ball, and that made the mirror...
Forum: Ranger & B-Series 07-06-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 288
Posted By tomw
I think you will need to replace the output shaft...

I think you will need to replace the output shaft also from the pic. It seems to be showing small grooves where the needles ended up affixed to the input shaft. Just depends on how well that cleans...
Forum: Ranger & B-Series 07-06-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 264
Posted By tomw
Geo, Hi from canton. When I did my transmission...

Geo, Hi from canton. When I did my transmission work, the bell housing bolts were accessible using a loooong extension, possibly two or three, along with a 'wobbly' extension at the end, where the...
Forum: Escape & Escape Hybrid 07-04-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 346
Posted By tomw
donsabi said:"Diagnosed with seized catylic...

donsabi said:"Diagnosed with seized catylic converters which did a lot of damage to the engine. I had to junk the car."

Well, even if the converters melted into a pile of goo, they would not do a...
Forum: Escape & Escape Hybrid 06-28-2015, 07:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 229
Posted By tomw
If you are asking how to check the thrust bearing...

If you are asking how to check the thrust bearing clearance, you can pry the crankshaft back and forth while in the vehicle just as you would on the bench. The thrust bearing will be the limiting...
Forum: Escape & Escape Hybrid 06-24-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 185
Posted By tomw
Prime candidates for leaking, not in any specific...

Prime candidates for leaking, not in any specific order:
drain plug
valve body pan gasket
shift linkage seal
axle shaft seals
case half gasket
cooling line fittings
I would suggest using...
Forum: Ranger & B-Series 06-24-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,618
Posted By tomw
*IF* it were brought back to the states, it might...

*IF* it were brought back to the states, it might compare like this:

By The Numbers: 2015 Chevy Colorado Vs Tacoma, Frontier, New Ford Ranger...
Forum: Escape & Escape Hybrid 06-02-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 339
Posted By tomw
If you are continuing to get oil in the plug...

If you are continuing to get oil in the plug well, you have not sealed it successfully with the new parts. Either the cam cover is warped, chipped, scarred, marred or grooved, or the cylinder head...
Forum: Escape & Escape Hybrid 05-31-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 339
Posted By tomw
Not the cylinder itself unless the head is...

Not the cylinder itself unless the head is cracked. There is an O-ring type seal at the bottom of the well, where it pushes against the cylinder head machined flat. The O-rings get hardened with...
Forum: Escape & Escape Hybrid 05-29-2015, 07:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 339
Posted By tomw
If you get oil in the 'well' that the spark plug...

If you get oil in the 'well' that the spark plug goes into, it will make the plug misfire. Oil can come in from the camshaft area if the seals are bad. The cam cover has a seal, and there may be...
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