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Forum: 1997 - 2003 F150 12-31-2013, 10:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 38,661
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You need to know EVAP basics first. It's really...

You need to know EVAP basics first. It's really a stupid system as you can't get far on fumes which is all EVAP sends to the engine. If it were to actually send liquid gasoline which is what the...
Forum: FE & FT Big Block V8 (332, 352, 360, 390, 406, 410, 427, 428) 10-26-2012, 09:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 26,629
Posted By eallanboggs
Now you can do a cranking compression(relative...

Now you can do a cranking compression(relative compression) test WITHOUT removing any spark plugs using an oscilloscope and a clamp on current probe. You hook the clamp on probe around the heavy...
Forum: 1997 - 2003 F150 09-24-2012, 07:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 55,310
Posted By eallanboggs
Diesel is different from gas using very high...

Diesel is different from gas using very high compression(compared to gas) and no ignition system(not needed due to high compression causing combustion). I didn't know the rear O2s would stop...
Forum: 1997 - 2003 F150 09-23-2012, 09:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 55,310
Posted By eallanboggs
I'd be curious to know the fix too. I went back...

I'd be curious to know the fix too. I went back and read the post Dialtone made which I had somehow skipped over previously. You can't argue with success, but we need to know how the cat works so we...
Forum: 1997 - 2003 F150 09-22-2012, 04:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 55,310
Posted By eallanboggs
It's not that simple. You can't change your...

It's not that simple. You can't change your transmission fluid and expect misfires to disappear. It's too bad it doesn't work that way, but it doesn't. Ford trucks are know for misfires(bad COPs),...
Forum: 1997-2006 Expedition & Navigator 01-04-2012, 09:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 29,160
Posted By eallanboggs
I need to clarify HOT at ALL times. It means it...

I need to clarify HOT at ALL times. It means it is HOT not only when the key is OFF, but also when the key is in ACC/RUN/START. In other words it is HOT regardless of what position the key is in...
Forum: 1997-2006 Expedition & Navigator 01-04-2012, 08:20 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 29,160
Posted By eallanboggs
A faulty ign sw can cause ALL KINDS of...

A faulty ign sw can cause ALL KINDS of problems(cold weather effects starting more). The key sw has 4 positions(ACC/OFF/RUN/START). Different circuits are functional in each of the 4 different...
Forum: 1997-2006 Expedition & Navigator 01-03-2012, 07:23 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 29,160
Posted By eallanboggs
A switch that activates itself after the vehicle...

A switch that activates itself after the vehicle has been setting idle is a hard problem to find. You may need voodoo to fix something like that, but you do have to start somewhere. You have to...
Forum: 1997-2006 Expedition & Navigator 01-02-2012, 11:16 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 29,160
Posted By eallanboggs
If your battery is going dead over nite you need...

If your battery is going dead over nite you need to look for parasitic draw. The door switched do NOT directly control the dome lites anymore. It is down through a computer module. The switch is...
Forum: 1997-2006 Expedition & Navigator 10-07-2011, 07:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,880
Posted By eallanboggs
How about flushing the old fluid out and...

How about flushing the old fluid out and replacing it with new clean, debris free fluid. Suck the old fluid out of the MS resevoir with a liquiVac and replace it with new clean fluid. Bleed each...
Forum: 1997-2006 Expedition & Navigator 05-31-2011, 09:11 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 88,745
Posted By eallanboggs
$85 is an ecellent price especially for the...

$85 is an ecellent price especially for the front(door panel harder to remove and has more switches and wiring harnesses to deal with) as opposed to the rear. The door skin is like a razor blade on...
Forum: Modular V8 (4.6L, 5.4L) 03-05-2011, 01:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 38,241
Posted By eallanboggs
Static resistance tests are worthless. You can...

Static resistance tests are worthless. You can use the method I talked about in the previous post or you can watch the coil with a labscope or an Escope, but if you had one of those you wouldn't be...
Forum: 1997-2006 Expedition & Navigator 01-13-2011, 08:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 28,877
Posted By eallanboggs
I once took my shoes off and my jacket unzipped...

I once took my shoes off and my jacket unzipped itself. I'm still trying to figure that one out. Maybe it was too much Cabo Wabo?
Factory alarm; go to dealer
Aftermarket alarm: go to alarm store...
Forum: 1997-2006 Expedition & Navigator 01-10-2011, 09:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 28,877
Posted By eallanboggs
I would have fixed that for under $100 including...

I would have fixed that for under $100 including parts($5 doorbell button at ACE hardware). I've made this repair many times(mostly on Lincoln Town Cars) and the owner is happy when they find out...
Forum: 1997-2006 Expedition & Navigator 12-27-2010, 02:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 28,877
Posted By eallanboggs
Keep in mind if this is an aftermarket alarm...

Keep in mind if this is an aftermarket alarm system the dealer is going to tell you to take it back to the people who sold you the alarm, not to mentions the cost to have a dealer work on it if they...
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