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Posted: Fri Aug 05, 2005 12:25 am 
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remove one belt at a time!!! The EL only has one belt!!!
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Posted: Fri Aug 05, 2005 12:28 am 
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Thanks everyone for your suggestions. i'm thinking its the power steering pulley.... what does it cost to replace and how hard is it to DIY...

 

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Posted: Fri Aug 05, 2005 12:28 am 
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mine squeals on start up, but for only like 3 seconds..
and its like 4 in 10 start ups

 

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Posted: Fri Aug 05, 2005 12:37 am 
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xr6red wrote:
Bushes in alternator ?? how do u check those??

Also a friend mentioned changing the power steering fluid as he thought the fluid could do with a change..
His reasoning was as the fluid warms up, the burnt particles separate and become thinner, thus causing less friction...and no noise… make any sense to any one??

If that was the case, how do I do that and what tools would I need?


if the fluid is red then i wouldnt worry about it but if its a yellowy colour then yes deffinaly change it

 

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Posted: Fri Aug 05, 2005 12:39 am 
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4.9 EF Futura wrote:
MAybe water pump. If the seal is on its way out, coolant gets to the bearings.. and kills em. More of a squeaking sound tho.


but if the seal is stuffed then you would be leaking coolent. if you, jack the car up and you will see at the bottom of the water pump there will be a small hole if collent is leaking from there then yes the water pump seal is stuffed and your due for a new water pump

 

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Posted: Fri Aug 05, 2005 1:47 am 
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no leaks anywhere!

in the EL's, can u just replace the pulley or does it have to be the entire pump?

have much for either??

 

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Posted: Fri Aug 05, 2005 10:39 am 
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I thought only the EF had only one belt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Correct me if I am wrong

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Posted: Fri Aug 05, 2005 12:27 pm 
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Im correcting you. EF onwards have serpentine belts.



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Posted: Fri Aug 05, 2005 12:45 pm 
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also correct me if i am wrong but i have been told that power steer fluid from ef onward should be clear. can anyone confirm?

 

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Posted: Fri Aug 05, 2005 12:49 pm 
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That really depends on what fluid you use. I know a bunch of people which just stick dextron III in there, or II for that matter :twisted: . There's probably a recommended fluid, and Im sure you could get it from ford if you don't like using substitutes.



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Posted: Fri Aug 05, 2005 2:12 pm 
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Thanks, I stand corrected. You learn something new every day.

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Posted: Fri Aug 05, 2005 2:15 pm 
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4.9 EF Futura wrote:
MAybe water pump. If the seal is on its way out, coolant gets to the bearings.. and kills em. More of a squeaking sound tho.


but if the seal is stuffed then you would be leaking coolent. if you, jack the car up and you will see at the bottom of the water pump there will be a small hole if collent is leaking from there then yes the water pump seal is stuffed and your due for a new water pump


My pump was squeaking for about 3 months before the seal completely let go and starting dumping coolant from the drainage hole...

 

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Posted: Fri Aug 05, 2005 2:17 pm 
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No worries. Thats what we're here for. Learning, and sharing.

4.9 EF - Thats just created quite a funny visual in my mind. And that just goes to show that "turning the volume up" doesn't mean the problem is not there, or isn't going to get worse.


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Posted: Fri Aug 05, 2005 2:29 pm 
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4.9 EF - Thats just created quite a funny visual in my mind. And that just goes to show that "turning the volume up" doesn't mean the problem is not there, or isn't going to get worse.



Lol, yeah i stood back and had a laugh myself as the car proceeded to dump about 5L of coolant onto the road....

 

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Posted: Sat Aug 06, 2005 10:48 pm 
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I wish i saw this threat from the beginning. From the first line i knew it was your water pump. I had the same thing happen to my EB dunno if they are the same pump. But yeah i actually had a hole blasted in the side after going hard one time. Was pretty brutal. it made the worst sound ay and when i took it out it was so stiff.

 

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