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#728 of 1123 Re: No brake lights [izaclown1]
Jan 31, 2008 (6:09 pm)
Copy of letter/announcement i found on a news server :
Ford recalls vehicles a second time
Automaker to notify dealers, customers
and Harry Stoffer
January 31, 2008 - 1:20 pm ET
UPDATED: 1/31/08 4:19 p.m. EST
DETROIT -- Ford Motor Co. began notifying Ford and Lincoln Mercury dealers
this week of a safety recall covering about 225,000 vehicles that were
previously recalled for improper wire harnesses.
"The action we are taking does deal with a new issue related to a previous
recall," said Ford spokeswoman Jennifer Moore.
The newly recalled vehicles are among 10.4 million cars and trucks Ford
previously had recalled in stages since 1999 because a cruise control switch
was found to pose a fire hazard -- even when vehicles were parked and turned
In some cases, homes were destroyed when vehicles burned in attached
The original repair involved installation of a wiring harness around the
cruise control switch.
Ford found that the harness did not function properly in this subset of
225,000 vehicles, now being recalled a second time, company spokesmen told
Ford plans to notify the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that
wiring harnesses installed on eight models built in years varying between
1992 and 2003 are not compatible with the current circuit polarity.
The harnesses have an improperly placed fuse. The placement does not offer
enough protection if there is an electrical short circuit, according to the
In a letter sent Tuesday, Jan. 29, to dealers, Ford said it does not intend
to notify owners of the recall until NHTSA has been informed and dealers
receive service repair information.
" All customers have an available interim action that eliminates any risk if
the part is not available for their vehicle," Moore said in a statement.
Ford expects to begin owner notification by mid-February.
Dealers can expect to receive the service bulletin next week.
These models make up the list of vehicles to be recalled by Ford:
-- 1992-2003 Econoline*
-- 1992-98 Crown Victoria/Grand Marquis
-- 1993 Bronco
-- 1995-97 F-series stripped chassis*
-- 1993-95 Taurus SHO
-- 1992-95 Town Car
-- 1993 F series*
*Indicates gasoline engines only
#729 of 1123 Re: No brake lights [adjuster]
Feb 03, 2008 (6:27 am)
from what i heard on tv the replacement part for the recall is causing the same problem,so i am just leaving my cruise control disconnected for now.
#730 of 1123 Re: No brake lights [vern1964]
Feb 03, 2008 (5:06 pm)
I am waiting also. It is a pain to dive w/o cruise, but better than having a fire.
#731 of 1123 Re: No brake lights [izaclown1]
Feb 04, 2008 (11:44 am)
I have a fire extingwisher and the CC is still connected.
#732 of 1123 Idle problem with 2001 towncar
Feb 12, 2008 (9:15 am)
Idle problem --- with my 2001 lincoln town car. Once the engine reachs normal temperature, the RPMs drop to 570 RPM when shifted to drive or reverse with or without the air conditioning running. This causes the engine to idle rough and slightly shake. In Park it runs very smoothly.
In Park the Rpm is 800 with or without the air conditioning on. I know there is a circuit that feeds to the PCM that maintains the RPM close to the 800 level for all the above conditions.
Any and all suggestions would be appreciated along with any schematics, parts locations, and information related to this circuit.
#733 of 1123 WEIRD VIBRATING NOISE?!?!?!
Feb 22, 2008 (6:44 am)
Hi guys, i just recently purchased a 96 TC signature, car has 85000 miles runs great, the only problem i am haveing is when i turn the key on i can hear a vibrating noise from soem where under the car, i cant pin point it but after about 30 secs it usually stops. I then crank the car and i usually do not hear the noise again, but today it started doing it when i was driving it, any help would be greatly appreciated.
OMFG the car has been sitting under the car port for about 45 mins and i just heard it doing it again, no key in it and all locked up. WTF is going on
#734 of 1123 Re: WEIRD VIBRATING NOISE?!?!?! [stinkinlicoln]
Feb 22, 2008 (6:57 am)
Your 1996 TC is fine The noise you hear is the air pump that cycles on when you start the car to level out the rear air shocks. The pump remains active for up to approx 1 hr after the ignition is turned off to level the car.
#735 of 1123 1993 TC keyless entry codes unknown
Feb 22, 2008 (7:02 am)
Is there any way I can retrieve the factory codes for my keypad?
I checked for the codes on the trunk and door jamb and the pass side computer box.
The previous owner must have removed all the hidden tags. Any suggestions ?
#736 of 1123 Re: WEIRD VIBRATING NOISE?!?!?! [united747]
Feb 22, 2008 (2:30 am)
tyvm, i was worried that maybe it was going out, or that it might even be the fuel pump. im also hearing a high pitched humm, and im think9ing it might be the belts cuz it usually only does it when you step on the accelerator, could you maybe confirm this
#737 of 1123 Re: 1993 TC keyless entry codes unknown [united747]
Feb 22, 2008 (2:31 am)
try to contact your local dealer, they should be able to give you a default code or something so that you may reset it