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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
U will need to buy a can of spray white grease and clean and then lubricate all the tracks the door channels on as well as all the latches for the door, this will cure the issue in most cases, did allot of these while working at a Ford dealer.
Posted on Dec 10, 2008
I would start by pulling the door panel off the inside. This will give you a look at the lock and handle mechanism to see what is amiss. Suspect a broken, fallen link that may now be lying in the bottom door channel and retrievable with magnetic pick-up tool. Get a good trim removal tool since a panel that large is easy to mar if you try pulling it with a screwdriver. Have a helper assist with the job and start by pulling the rear and middle seats if you can. To cheat on this, you may want to pull the panel on the opposite door to see how everything is supposed to look.
Posted on Jan 25, 2009
Has the door been serviced as in clean and lubricated tranck?A lot of power is not put to the opening or clsin mechanism for safety reasons
Posted on May 27, 2009
the latches that lock into the fixed slide rails ?if you look under seat you will see the latches ar connected via pivoted levers these pivots may be rusted or slightly seized in holding off position try spaying dw 40 or other type lube then physically manouver the latch arms till free ? lube the seat adjust rod too ? making sure it is working ok ?
Posted on Dec 19, 2009
i have not yet corrected the concern but have found the source. in this particular model the fuel door has a safety lock feature that keeps the door from opening when you are fill the fuel. I have found the lever broken on the switch now all i have to do is figure out how to replace it
Posted on Jan 23, 2010
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Where is it located? The TPS is found on the exterior of
the throttle body on the opposite end of the throttle shaft to the accelerator
linkage arm. It usually consists of a
small black plastic unit with an electrical connector attached to it.
How does it work? The TPS is a variable resistor made
up of an arc shaped carbon track with an applied voltage of 0 to 5 volts along
its length and a sliding contact that picks up the voltage at any point along
it. The device has three electrical
connections, two provide the voltage range along the carbon track and the third
(most often the middle connection) sends a voltage to the ECU in accord with
the position of the sliding contact point on the arc. This siding contact arm is attached to the
end of the throttle shaft. As the throttle
shaft rotates, opening and closing the throttle plate, the sliding contact
sweeps up and down the arced carbon track providing voltage readings to the
ECU; 0 volts for closed to 5 volts for fully open.
When the engine is at
idle the TPS output should signal the ECU that the throttle is closed
(low volts) and therefore the ECU should either open the Idle Air Control
(IAC) valve or (on some engines) engage the idle speed control motor
to maintain the engine idle speed.
Sometimes a micro contact switch on the throttle body exterior
associated with the throttle shaft is used to detect and confirm when the
throttle plate is fully closed.
How to check?
The socket for electrical connection with the TPS has 3 pins, one for
'ground', one for 5 volts 'reference' and a third (generally the middle one)
for 'signal' output. Back probe the signal pin in the connector to the TPS. Attach the positive lead of a voltmeter to
the probe and measure the voltage output as the throttle plate is rotated. If
working correctly the meter should show a voltage consistent with the throttle
position from approximately 1 volt when closed and 5 volts when fully open.
What is looked for is smooth
voltage increase with throttle change.
If there are drop outs in the throttle transition voltage signal or if there
is no transition then the TPS is faulty.
How to fix? If the track is dirty causing drop outs, try cleaning it with residue-free electrical cleaning spray. If the track is worn it is perhaps easiest to replace the complete device. In some instances it may be possible to adjust the location of the central mount of the TPS contact arm along the throttle shaft by a few millimeters and in the process cause a fresh concentric region of track to be used.
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