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    Code 173 - (R,M) Oxygen sensor not switching - system is or was rich - Single, Right or Rear HO2S - Fuel control

    First drive of the day, warmed it up for a good 10 minutes. Code popped up when i hit the highway. Ford OBD I website lists it as: (R,M) Oxygen sensor not switching - system is or was rich - Single, Right or Rear HO2S - Fuel control Swapped out the O2 sensors about 3 weeks ago, the fuel pump...
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    Part composition unknown. Anyone seen a new one?

    Hey guys, so my car gets broken into 3 weeks back, and I order a new front passenger window. Window shows, I go in, and the guy kicks me out because he doesn't have some tool to remove the rivets in the bumpers that connect the glass to the elevator/regulator/whatever. So I had to cut the...
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    Has anyone ever tried...

    Just a thought, but has anyone ever tried to approach Ford to see if we can get our hands on development and testing information concerning the first couple generations of the SHO? I'd be very interested in the engine R&D myself... I poked around the website looking for a way to shoot an email...
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    Replacing Fuel Rail Pulse Damper / Pressure Regulator - O-Ring Part # Needed

    Hey guys I'm *****-deep into changing my fuel injectors from stock+2 lbs, back to stock. The CCRM apparently can't cope with +2 lbs to the fuel, and I'm running through a tank of gas way too fast... Anyways, I ordered a new pulse damper and pressure regulator, and have just broke the old ones...
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    Looking for lower profile stuts

    Ladies, So I finally got the right tires for my wheels, and they fit like a champ up front. They rub in the back however, and my rear struts are to blame. I'm pretty sure I got monroes all around the last time struts were serviced, and looking over the selection on shosource, it appears as...
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    Rear wheel stud removal advice

    Word. Well the front studs came right out. Admittedly I have not taken a hammer to them yet, but it's 10:00 pm, and the neighbors will yell at me. I did try to press a couple out with a clamp, but worried about the wheel bearings both times... The plan is to beat them out (in the morning)...
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    Wheel studs too short by 1.016 mm

    Does anyone know where I can get my hands on some wheel studs (M12-1.50) but longer than the rears? I know there are some 50 mm long studs floating around, but I did some math earlier and have a different number in mind... So I'm prepping my new wheels - dropping them off tomorrow, and...
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    Rear tire locking up while driving

    Gentlemen... The rear driver side tire locked up while I was driving home from work. The two previous driving sessions today were uneventful, the vehicle ran smoothly with nothing out of the usual. The third driving session, from work to home, was not good. In hindsight, the brake must have...
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    SHO Source Y-Pipe Fittment-Tweaking

    Ladies. I currently have access to a nice big warm garage, so I'm trying to slam the rest of my y-pipe fitment issues before I'm working on my car out in the cold. And it's cold af in Alaska right now... I'm getting the last piece of the y-pipe welded up tomorrow by a professional, so I'm not...
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    Camshaft Sprocket Rules of Engagement

    I came across a potential future problem this evening, and thought I'd see what you all have to say on the matter. While torquing the front cam sprocket, I placed a wrench on one of the back sprocket bolts just in case the belt tried to rotate. The car was in 5th, so intellectually I knew it...
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    Engine sputters on throttle when in gear

    Hey guys - this is starting to be a trend that I’m getting tired of... Was driving home from Anchorage when the car began sputtering and died. I was going 55-60 mph, and had down-shifted into 4th, going around a curve, when I heard a **** (I think), and the engine began sputtering when I gave...
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    Abnormal Engine... Pulse(?) Under Acceleration

    Hey guys, sorry about the title - I'm not entirely sure how to accurately describe what I'm observing, so it's been difficult to effectively search for a thread that already deals with this issue. The car runs great all the time since the whole 'post 120k failure' thread, but I have noticed...
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    Definitive Torque Specs for Drive Belt Pulley Tensioner

    Hey guys, I've searched the forums, Google, Youtube and alldatadiy (which is pretty worthless), but I am unable to find the torque specs for the assembly-to-engine bolts. ****, I even searched through the taurus club of america site. Just to be clear, I'm not talking about the nut that...
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    Post 120K Engine Failure

    Hey guys, here's the situation: After redoing ALL of the coolant line hose clamps yesterday (long story), I buttoned up the intake manifold and was finally "done" with the 120K. It held coolant this time, and no oil was leaking from being filled 3 days ago. I hooked up the battery, primed the...
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    Can I pull this plate?

    Hey people, Doing 120k maintenance, and I'm on the top end stuff. I'm waiting on an EZ-Lok insert kit for a valve cover bolt thread i stripped on the rear valve cover, so I'm currently working on odds and ends to stay productive. After I pulled the injectors, and disconnected enough **** to...
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    Odd symptoms - possibly clutch related

    1992 MTX - replaced driveshafts, wheel bearings, shocks, transmission fluid, installed drain plug in transmission - 3-4 months ago. Everything works great- I'm burning a little oil, but other then that I'm happy with the performance. What I'm noticing is that in gear, under acceleration and...
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    power steering troubleshooting

    Hey guys, 1992 MTX - rebuilt original steering rack, all new hoses, cooler and reservoir cleaned, didn't mess with the pump. I've reassembled everything correctly, put a quart of new fluid in the system, and started the vehicle. Got a mess of bubbles returning to the reservoir, shut the engine...
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    Non-VAPS Steering System Issue

    1992 MTX -New steering rack - Detroit axle - check valve cleaned and transferred to pressure port - All new hoses - Car Quest/RockAuto - New steering sensor - SHO Source - correctly hooked up to connector - Did not replace - pump, cooler, or reservoir - cleaned out cooler and reservoir -...
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    MTX Fill Plug Size and Thread Pitch

    1992 MTX. I'm looking for a replacement transmission fill plug. Apparently it has yet another funky size and pitch, which means I have to order it from someplace. My measurements lead me to believe the plug is 21mm dia, with a 1.50 pitch. Can anyone confirm that please?
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    Straight Knurl vs Tension Pin for new Inner Tie Rods

    1992 MTX I'm getting ready to install the new inner tie rods and noticed that they came with tension-pins, rather than the tapered straight-knurl pin that I dug out of the old ones. Will tension pins work, or do I need to source a straight-knurl? They both have similar length, but if I was...
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