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by ginandtonic
Sun Aug 08, 2010 1:04 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Starter Problems?
Replies: 3
Views: 1122

Starter Problems?

1988 XR
One click each time the key is turned to start.
12V at the solenoid and new solenoid
New starter
Now what????????????
by ginandtonic
Sun Aug 01, 2010 8:28 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Ignition Cylinder
Replies: 7
Views: 1465

We found the freaking key before we drilled it out. That kinda luck never happens to us. Thanks for all the input provided.
by ginandtonic
Fri Jul 30, 2010 9:41 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Ignition Cylinder
Replies: 7
Views: 1465

Thanks Mike.
by ginandtonic
Fri Jul 30, 2010 6:12 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Ignition Cylinder
Replies: 7
Views: 1465

The other side of the lock

The little screws hold the entire ignition switch. We need to release the cylinder from the switch. Locksmith says it has to be drilled and wants $160 to do so. I can drill pretty good for 160 bucks but want to make sure this is my only option. We lost the keys and "were" going to replace it with a ...
by ginandtonic
Thu Jul 29, 2010 6:48 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Ignition Cylinder
Replies: 7
Views: 1465

Ignition Cylinder

Anyone know how to get the (key) cylinder out of the ignition? I had to buy a generic one but I can't find any small holes around the perimeter to push and release.
by ginandtonic
Sun Apr 18, 2010 7:56 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Low pressure fuel pump
Replies: 7
Views: 1654

OK...I'll do that. Thanks
by ginandtonic
Sat Apr 17, 2010 10:16 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Low pressure fuel pump
Replies: 7
Views: 1654

Can a fuel pump be intermittent? It will start when I go to work but when I'm ready to come home, it won't. I can't hear the high pressure pump when I turn the key. Does that mean it's already primed or should it come on every time I turn the key on?
by ginandtonic
Sat Apr 17, 2010 1:38 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Low pressure fuel pump
Replies: 7
Views: 1654

OK...when I disconnect the high pressure pump and turn on the key, the low pressure pump comes on for about 2 seconds and shuts off. I have the pump out of the tank. Is is suppossed to shut off like that? In an ordinary situation...you know, a utopic world when Merkurs had no challenges, what shuts ...
by ginandtonic
Sat Apr 17, 2010 7:13 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Low pressure fuel pump
Replies: 7
Views: 1654

Thanks...I'll check the area.
by ginandtonic
Fri Apr 16, 2010 6:56 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Low pressure fuel pump
Replies: 7
Views: 1654

Low pressure fuel pump

Does anyone know where the three prong plug that provides power to the low pressure fuel pump inside the tank receives its ground from. I have an intermittent pump that is showing open resistance and could save some time if anyone knew where it was.

Thanks
by ginandtonic
Thu Apr 15, 2010 2:11 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Removing Gas Tank
Replies: 7
Views: 1939

OHMS..AHhHHHHH!!!

I got the gas tank out, removed the low presure pump, checked it on the hot side of the alternator like the manual says but when I checked the plug for the OHMS thing, I get a little confused. I probed all three ports and all of the read open. Wouldn't one of them be a ground? If so, does anyone kno...
by ginandtonic
Sun Apr 11, 2010 5:35 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Removing Gas Tank
Replies: 7
Views: 1939

Thanks guys. I'm out the door to give it a whirl.
by ginandtonic
Sun Apr 11, 2010 3:14 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Removing Gas Tank
Replies: 7
Views: 1939

Removing Gas Tank

OK...now that I have spun off one bolt and now trying to lower the tank, I can't get the spout out of the hole. The flange keeps me from removing it from the outside....does the spout slide out of the tank? If so, how long is it?
by ginandtonic
Tue May 05, 2009 7:46 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: What are these?
Replies: 3
Views: 1568

What are these?

http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=2j3r883&s=5 http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=2zewg09&s=5 http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=35n6dy8&s=5 http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=29dfhc0&s=5 http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=29mav11&s=5 Any idea what these things are? They are hanging down from under the dash on the...
by ginandtonic
Sat Apr 11, 2009 8:54 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Replacement Seats
Replies: 9
Views: 2235

I thought I'd be smart and protect the spark plug wires in header wrap but I did so with plastic ties. (Duh) One melted, fell on the turbo and caught fire. Extinguisher became a "must have" product.