Vehicles equipped with the 32-valve 4. Keep bolts, nuts etc in bags. As soon as I started the truck I heard a loud banging, shut the truck off, open the hood, and a spark plug had blown out the head ripping all the threads out and breaking the coil. I would break 5 more while attempting to remove the studs from the heads. They always fail in this spot.
The reply to the survey questions would use these rating scales: Very Dissatisfied — Completely Satisfied Unacceptable — Outstanding Needless to say, my experience and comments could fill a book, as could many of the other Settlement Class Members. With the crank key at 12 oclock, pistons cannot contact valves. Cobalt drills made nice holes, I was careful to not drill to far and go into the cooling jacket. These are those quick disconnects that you need the special tool for. What a bunch of b. This product comes available for different engine applications. I suspect the head gasket from reading other reports on the internet.
As I stated above, If you are a weekend mechanic, it will take you the better part of 2 days to do it right. It shares nothing but the engine block. I drilled a little larger, still no good, I finally drilled and used a tap, this worked but I buggered up the hole. Contacted manufacturer, no recalls or assistance. Keep bolts, nuts etc in bags. Ford has always had an issue with broken studs on the modular engines, including the V10. There was 80,000 miles on the truck at the time.
The intake plenum was also situated low between the two cylinder banks to meet the height constraint, thus the alternator traditionally placed low and center was moved to the side of the engine. Temporarily remove the drivers side cam sprocket and install the balance shaft on the drivers side head. The top of Cyl 10 was broke, but the nut was still on the manifold. He drilled three out and was able to install inserts. I then attempted the welded nut method.
I decided to replace the manifolds with headers. I now had 12 broken studs that needed to come out. Please tell Ford to recall this problem. I secured the shields with with bolts, worm hose clamps, and Adel clamps. I also installed new crankshaft and camshaft position sensors on the cover. Making this feat more impressive was its lack of Turbo intercooler. While driving to work a spark plug blew out.
Replacement brand parts are the most affordable solution for all of your replacement needs! I used a short section of plastic pipe as a spacer and snugly installed the crankshaft bolt and large washer to hold the timing sprockets on the shaft. Miller on March 28th, 2006 4:33 am March 15th 2006 Just got home from towing my 1996 Crown Victoria with 83,000 miles. I was able to repair it by replacing the spark plug, boot, and coil, but from what I have seen, most people have to replace the head when it happens. I called Ford 3 times since the 15th of March and they basically told me to get bent because my 1996 Crown Vic is out of warranty. He replaced it, I was irritated at spending several hundred bucks for an out-of-warranty car repair, and that was that. I also used some reflective wrap on a couple wire bundles and hydraulic hoses that run on the top of the frame rails, and also the transmission cooling lines on the bottom beside the transmission.
Slide a crankshaft chain sprocket on the shaft. I used a die grinder to cut the bolts. I also show close up manifold damage that caused the coolant leak in the first place. I left the O2 sensors on the Y pipe and disconnected the electrical plugs. They will probably dump a small amount of coolant.
I made a new extension pipe that bolts to the headers and then connects to the existing exhaust system. I am not a mechanic but I know my way around cars and tool boxes. The depths to which some of these places will sink to avoid serving the customer is astounding and pathetic. I see the fix being as simple as putting stronger thread inserts to prevent the spark plugs from ejecting. I probably went overboard on heat shields, I have access to thin scrap stainless sheet metal, so was able to cut, bent create heat shields. If another company made body-on-frame sedans, I would have gotten one from them instead.
I ripped her apart verbally along with the Service Manager standing with her…who looked pretty sheepish about it. I got a new truck. More details are on my free-of-any-charge website, flamingfords. I don't even think a master Tech could do it in 3 hours if they are doing it right. As such, they get one more chance to correct the problem or they have to replace the vehicle.