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by jaredaseltzer
Mon Oct 16, 2006 2:36 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Advice Please For Halfshaft Boots
Replies: 7
Views: 3111

Advice Please For Halfshaft Boots

Sometime over the past year, both the Scorpio's outboard halfshaft boots were sliced all the way around. Aside from fighting with the torx bolts, can I expect some complications to removing the halfshaft? If any of you has done this job before please offer any insight and advice that you can.

Thanks
by jaredaseltzer
Thu Mar 23, 2006 8:35 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Tranny not going into overdrive
Replies: 3
Views: 1999

As much as I didn't want to, I finally turned the scorpio over to an automatic transmission mechanic. He rebuilt it for $1920. Not the cheapest ever but i have certainly heard of worse. He said water (coolant) got into the system and burned up all of my bands pretty bad. Several months ago I disconn...
by jaredaseltzer
Thu Mar 23, 2006 8:25 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Windshield Wiper Motor Ground
Replies: 6
Views: 2965

Well the motor was not overly nasty inside, but i am sure the cleaning and regreasing didn't hurt anything. When I reinstalled the motor, I grounded out the housing, and viola...medium and high work again. Still no intermittent front or back. I tested the terminals that the front's relay plugs into ...
by jaredaseltzer
Thu Mar 23, 2006 11:53 am
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Two types of Intermediate Steering shafts for Scorpio?
Replies: 12
Views: 4365

I got my scorpio back yesterday, and I just looked under the dash. Unfortunately, I saw nothing that resembled the assy. on the right.
by jaredaseltzer
Tue Mar 21, 2006 4:17 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: very little heat out of heater
Replies: 17
Views: 4053

I hate to be the one to steer the thread back to the topic addressed in the subject and away from CLR religions, but no one has brought up the klunk sound when the ignition is placed in position II as a diagnosis of little to no heat. IIRC, that thunk in the dash is a vane that controls air movement...
by jaredaseltzer
Tue Mar 21, 2006 4:08 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Two types of Intermediate Steering shafts for Scorpio?
Replies: 12
Views: 4365

Like I said I was just throwing it out there. it seem extremely unlikely that you found a totally different type of Scorpio shaft that no one has ever heard of, so i was merely suggesting another possibility...see, my scorpio is coming back from the shop tomorrow (and the manual is in the car) so i ...
by jaredaseltzer
Mon Mar 20, 2006 6:13 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Two types of Intermediate Steering shafts for Scorpio?
Replies: 12
Views: 4365

Forgive me for barging into this thread and potentially speaking out of near total ignorance and noninformation, but when i had my XR, and I was doing something or other under the dash, I got a fancy little angled shot of the steering shaft from the wheel to the floorboard, and I cannot help but rem...
by jaredaseltzer
Mon Mar 20, 2006 5:49 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Windshield Wiper Motor Ground
Replies: 6
Views: 2965

Yeah, I had to do that for the driver's side passenger window motor, but I just can't get past the fact that both front and back intermittent went out at the same time. There are two relays...one for the front intermittent and one for the back. What about medium and high settings? does the same fron...
by jaredaseltzer
Sun Mar 12, 2006 8:46 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Windshield Wiper Motor Ground
Replies: 6
Views: 2965

Windshield Wiper Motor Ground

Several Months ago, my front intermittent windshield wiper function and the rear wiper went out. I was not too concerned because the medium and high settings still worked for the front wipers, and the defogger usually kept the back window clear. Now the windshield wipers have totally stopped working...
by jaredaseltzer
Wed Feb 15, 2006 1:57 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Transmission Swap Options
Replies: 20
Views: 6815

Ok, before I say something potentially stupid like T9's suck and are worth less than dirt, let me approach this logically. The XR that I used to own had a T9 in it when I bought it and it crapped out not long thereafter. Of course it had been going quite a while with that T9, but I was not impressed...
by jaredaseltzer
Sun Feb 12, 2006 6:13 am
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Transmission Swap Options
Replies: 20
Views: 6815

Yes I read this post also already. I have basically learned from our British scorpio guys that 2wd V6 MT75's, or cosworth T5 bellhousings are very rare. The most feasable solution to me putting in a manual tranny is to fit is with a moddified Ranger bellhousing (since those are designed for a hydrau...
by jaredaseltzer
Fri Jan 20, 2006 6:45 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Transmission Swap Options
Replies: 20
Views: 6815

Transmission Swap Options

I still have not determined what is wrong with my automatic tranny. (see http://www.merkurclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=6279 ) I will try to get it to a tranny shop tomorrow and let them figure out what it is. Aside from the fact that I do not like automatics, if this shop tells me that my transmis...
by jaredaseltzer
Thu Jan 19, 2006 4:20 am
Forum: Project, Photo & Video Phorum
Topic: The car I got by accident
Replies: 28
Views: 11593

"...And a shift knob, the after market one keeps flopping around." When I finally found a shifter knob that I liked but it didn't fit/stay on my shifter, I JB Welded it to my shifter! It worked great, and it never did come off...Just an idea for ya! "What the heck is a gluhlampenuber...
by jaredaseltzer
Tue Jan 17, 2006 1:01 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Tranny not going into overdrive
Replies: 3
Views: 1999

I talked to a buddy at work about the problem i am having, and all things considered he is tending to believe that I am looking at a bad overdride servo. I am not nearly knowledgable in trannies enough to run with this, so would anyone like to chime in and debate this possibility?
by jaredaseltzer
Tue Jan 17, 2006 12:57 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: A4LD Shifting Problem
Replies: 8
Views: 2936

so a bad switch would mean that the tranny stays engaged if one let off the gas, whereby slowing the vehicle down more quickly than otherwise...How often does this part go bad?