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by Ed Lijewski
Thu Apr 23, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Sudden Intermittent High Idle
Replies: 22
Views: 6682

Re: Sudden Intermittent High Idle

Resuscitating this cuz it recently occured to me that the issue theoretically could randomly result from air occasionally entering the intake via around the throttle body shaft (I assume there must be seals there but I haven't verified this).

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by Ed Lijewski
Mon Apr 13, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: Spring is springing, summer so soon
Replies: 2
Views: 739

Re: Spring is springing, summer so soon

Bob: Good move hiding the bird legs behind those fine Chicks' legs. 😁

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by Ed Lijewski
Sat Apr 11, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Looking for assistance with my 88 XR
Replies: 18
Views: 1558

Re: Looking for assistance with my 88 XR

Thanks Bob:

I totally forgot about the two fan power circuits' fusible links. Mea culpa.

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by Ed Lijewski
Fri Apr 10, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Looking for assistance with my 88 XR
Replies: 18
Views: 1558

Re: Looking for assistance with my 88 XR

Pretty sure XR has two fusible links (not 4).

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by Ed Lijewski
Fri Apr 10, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: FI / Sensors Harness vs Sensors
Replies: 12
Views: 6249

Re: FI / Sensors Harness vs Sensors

"What started my adventure into harness stripping… In this case, my Scorpio developed a serious erratic idle and showed Code 63 [low voltage to TPS]. NOS Motorcraft TPS installed and code remained. Redid a few grounds as recommended my fellow Merkur owners that resulted in better performance, but C...
by Ed Lijewski
Thu Apr 09, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Rubber fuel line replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 894

Re: Rubber fuel line replacement

You can use anything similar to what I show in first photo: https://photos.app.goo.gl/Y8yoJkeDAxqMXGEs8

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by Ed Lijewski
Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Looking for assistance with my 88 XR
Replies: 18
Views: 1558

Re: Looking for assistance with my 88 XR

You noted smoke from the dash.

Check your cigarette lighter(s); they're the mostly likely source of potential high ampere draws other than shorts to ground somewhere in the harness.

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by Ed Lijewski
Tue Apr 07, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Looking for assistance with my 88 XR
Replies: 18
Views: 1558

Re: Looking for assistance with my 88 XR

Starter solenoid gets a low power signal via small black wire from ignition switch which closes solenoid internal contacts allowing high amp power flow to the starter motor.

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by Ed Lijewski
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: General Discussion & Intro Forum
Topic: A New Member
Replies: 34
Views: 2929

Re: A New Member

Been my position here (Scorpio and XR), forever:

"...for a street-driven car (style points aside) I don't feel a brake upgrade is worth it..."

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by Ed Lijewski
Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Rubber fuel line replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 894

Re: Rubber fuel line replacement

Fuel injection hose secured with fuel injection hose clamps (doubled up, for insurance) on the pressure hose.. I did that on one Scorpio years ago when I started to smell gas in the cabin while moving along. FWIW it was easily done with every other part you cited remaining in place.

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by Ed Lijewski
Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Accuracy of fuel range indication
Replies: 22
Views: 2822

Re: Accuracy of fuel range indication

At gas station Trip Computer read Range 21 miles, yellow/orange low fuel light light on, needle perfectly on red slash (but when tank is full needle only rises to near full red slash, so could use removal and slight recalibration). Owner's Manual says tank holds 16.9 gallons, pump automatic fill up ...
by Ed Lijewski
Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Accuracy of fuel range indication
Replies: 22
Views: 2822

Re: Accuracy of fuel range indication

Here's a fix for an erratic or lazy IP gas gauge. Valvoline fuel system cleaner (~$9). Tim Taylor of Rock Auto wrote in a R.A. Newsletter about how he used it to improve the accuracy of a gas gauge in one of his cars with good results. I used it earlier in one of my Merks with good results. I recent...
by Ed Lijewski
Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Liftgate Release (Hatch lock) failure trouble-shooting
Replies: 37
Views: 7691

Re: Liftgate Release (Hatch lock) failure trouble-shooting

Haven't verified this in some years but I recall the micro switches are sealed to prevent or minimize oxidation, just as are relays.

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by Ed Lijewski
Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Liftgate Release (Hatch lock) failure trouble-shooting
Replies: 37
Views: 7691

Re: Liftgate Release (Hatch lock) failure trouble-shooting

FWIW my bet is you'll determine that microswitch is flaky. Or remotely possible, the latch needed grease.

(If I lose I'll buy you a Philly Cheese Steak sammich at Carlisle.)

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by Ed Lijewski
Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Liftgate Release (Hatch lock) failure trouble-shooting
Replies: 37
Views: 7691

Re: Liftgate Release (Hatch lock) failure trouble-shooting

It's a physical plunger-actuated switch mounted on the liftgate latch. It's small but should be visually apparent on inspecting closely the latch. Has to look like this: Screenshot_20200316-172725_Firefox_copy_428x664.jpg My supposition is that in your latest testing of the circuit it worked as it s...