After 125,000 miles or more you will be having issues with the Coils on your Ford pickup truck. I would recommend to go ahead and change all of them at one time. What I have experienced is that one goes out and then in a few weeks another one goes out. Also, you may experience an issue upon acceleration/load and NO Check engine light…therefore no code and no idea which coil it is. Best to go ahead and change them all. Just a thought. The coils that I use are Performance Distributors Inc. SOS Coils. http://performancedistributors.com/product/ford-sultan-of-spark-coil/ These coils are above and beyond performance. The SOS Coils are designed with increased windings to boost spark output up to 40,000 volts! They make a noticeable difference.
This is a doable installation/repair at home service….you can do it yourself. You’ll need a 7mm socket and 1/4 inch ratchet and a few extensions. Make sure that you LOOSEN the small attachment/hold down 7mm screw a few turns before you try to reinstall it. If it does not screw in by hand easily then loosen it again and then tighten by hand. I have had MANY of these with broken screws or threaded incorrectly and would have serious issues…it is very easy to just loosen BEFORE you tighten. On the V10 you will need to remove number 4 (fourth one on the passenger side…marked as cylinder 4) and then it will be easier to remove and install number 5 (which is the most difficult one to do)…see photos…they speak well. You might want to also change the spark plugs at this time. I had already changed the plugs about 12,000 miles ago, therefore did not change them. Also if you go up to the SOS Coil you can increase the spark plug gaps to be opened up to .065″. If you have any questions just give us a call anytime. We have the very best oil and filtration systems in stock and ship everyday….just give us a call for AMSOIL at the very best service and pricing…501-545-9339 Hot Springs, Arkansas USA
We usually don’t think about our rear differentials…until there is a problem. We should go ahead and change the fluid. We change our engine oil …but don’t think about the drive shaft. If we don’t take care of the differential it will be rather expensive (time consuming and very special tools to repair). So the easy and effective way to prevent this is to change the fluid. Simple and easy! Here is a 1999 Ford F150 that we changed. Please note that the quality of the fluid makes a good investment. That is why I personally use AMSOIL products. If you need any AMSOIL products or have any questions give us a call anytime Power Synthetics 501-545-9339
Step 1: Secure the vehicle on jack stands or ramps. Locate the differential drain bolt or remove the differential cover as shown on this Ford F150 1999. Loosen and remove.
Step 2: Allow time for the gear oil to completely drain. Take a look at the differential and clean it if necessary. If it has never been cleaned, you may need to clean it up. Also make sure you clean the magnet that holds metal shavings. Replace the drain bolt. Wipe any excess gear oil from the case.
Step 3: Some cars have premade gaskets. If not, use a liquid gasket product designed for harsh conditions and oil exposure, such as Permatex Ultra Black. Lay a single bead on the mating face of the cover and draw a circle around each mounting hole, then bolt the cover in place with just enough clamping force to flatten the bead. Let it harden according to the instructions, then tighten the bolts to your vehicle’s specs with a torque wrench.
Step 4: Use the highest-quality gear oil you can afford to fill the differential such as AMSOIL Severe Gear. The weight and capacity will be listed in your owner’s manual; your differential will usually hold as much as 3 quarts. Be sure to read that manual, though, because some limited-slip differentials require a secondary friction-modifying additive such as AMSOIL Slip Lock. Fill the differential directly from the bottle if you’ve got clearance, but if space is tight, you can get a pump or extension hose to make the job easier. The bottom of the plug hole is the maximum fill line, so when oil starts dripping out, you’re finished. Install the plug, torque it to spec, and you’re good for tens of thousands of miles.
How to remove and repair your Temperature Control Module (TCM).
The photographs attached are from a customer’s 2005 Grand.
Is your Ford/Mercury sticking or holding the control module to defrost? Then you just need to replace the O-Rings. They are rather simple to find on-line and the total cost for the o-rings (including shipping) is less the $10. Just takes a little time, patience and effort Just take a look at the photos they speak loud and clear.
If you need yours repaired or have any questions contact Power Synthetics in Hot Springs, Arkansas 501-545-9339 Your local AMSOIL Dealer
The oil service is the life of the vehicle. The oil we install in our vehicle is similar to the vehicle as the blood we pump through the heart. The quality of the fluid and filtration is an issue to consider. Take care of your vehicle and it will take care of you, and last a lifetime.
The oil drain plug is an issue I have seen as a problem over the years of service. Which is one reason I recommend doing it yourself. Many vehicles that I have serviced have had the drain plug extremely over tightened. This can cause many problems. When you reinstall the drain plug just tighten by hand and then about 1/2 a turn with wrench. Don’t OVER tighten!
When installing the drain plug go ahead and cover it with some PTFE Thread Sealant Tape. This will help it seal and prevent any leaks from the drain plug.
The oil filter is rather similar to the drain plug, it is usually over tightened. Many filters are over-tightened. I have had to remove many oil filters over the years with special tools due to the over-tightening. When you install the new filter go ahead and fill it with new oil and then install it by hand and tighten it by hand. Don’t over tighten this with a wrench or special tool, it will cause an issue when you get ready to remove it on the next oil change.
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Take care and have a great day!
Hot Springs, Arkansas 71964
How to repair the Mercury Grand Marquis Light Control Module.
The light control module on many Mercury and Ford vehicles are soldered rather poorly. The relays solder joint becomes cracked. Therefore the headlights and other light units controlled by this module function poorly. They may work sometimes and just stop at other times. It is rather easy to repair. Just need to solder the relay modules as shown. Please see all pictures.
You will need a 7mm socket to remove the 3 hold down bolts and a T15 for the two on top.
If you have any questions or need assistance just let us know.
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