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it is on transmission where the shift lever is connected to. lever must come off, then two screws, and it slides off the shaft......jim

1983 Ford Crown... | Answered on Aug 21, 2014


have you checked into the fuel throttle sensor (throttlebody)?? im haaving issues right now as well with my 2004 explorer

1983 Ford Crown... | Answered on Jan 26, 2013


The throttle body is basically a single large injector, and it could have burned out its solenoid. It is controlled by a brainbox that uses the distributor input, temp sensor input, throttle position input, etc., so there are many possible problems.
The best way is to let someone put it on a diagnostic machine unfortunately.

1983 Ford Crown... | Answered on May 25, 2011


The fuel filter is located in front of the right rear tire along the fuel line. It looks cylindrical and will have a clip holding the fuel line on the filter.

1983 Ford Crown... | Answered on Feb 28, 2011


Those are as easy as they come these days. Mark each spark plug wire with a piece of tape with the cylinder # written on it, so as not to mix up the wires. Remove each spark plug wire by firmly grasping the wire by the boot (do not pull on the wire) and twist it back and forth a few times while pulling slowly. It should pop off without a great deal of effort. If it is seized and it breaks, you will have to replace the wire, or at the very least replace the terminals (if you can get some). Use an air hose and blow around the base of each spark plug to dislodge any loose dirt that could fall into the cylinders (not absolutely necessary, but a good idea). Remove each spark plug with a spark plug socket and extension and ratchet (I forget which size socket, it's either 5/8 or 13/16). Check the gaps of each new spark plug (typically around 0.035 in). re-install each new spark plug by hand (do not cross-thread them) and once you have ensured that the plug is threaded in properly, tighten the plug until it seats, and then tighten an additional 1/16 of a turn. Repeat this for the remaining plugs. Re-install wires to the corresponding spark plugs. You're done!

1983 Ford Crown... | Answered on Jan 10, 2011


Check the primary and secondary resistance on your coil and resistance and gap on your spark plugs. Sounds like you have a high temp foul out.

1983 Ford Crown... | Answered on Nov 04, 2010


Check fuel pump or coil depending if you have fire or not.

1983 Ford Crown... | Answered on Jul 23, 2010


Every time I run into a starter problem the first thing I check is where the wire meets the battery terminal for corrosion and of course the grounds.

It could be a fuel pump problem. If it isn't working correctly the engine is having to siphon fuel from the tank to the carburetor in the morning, which takes forever. The longer it sets, the fuel will eventually go back to the tank.

1983 Ford Crown... | Answered on Jun 04, 2010


You will have to remove the door panel,to see what needs to be removed and replaced.

1983 Ford Crown... | Answered on Mar 22, 2010


There's no way to get to it through the top (unless you remove the rear seat and cut a hole where the center of the backrest is). You'll have to either drop the tank, or the rear axle.

1983 Ford Crown... | Answered on Feb 26, 2010


change your distributor cap out. it may have a crack in it causing this problem

1983 Ford Crown... | Answered on Feb 03, 2010


the best thing for you to do is stop by your local library and get your hands on a Haynes auto repair manual for your car wish you the best of luck Michigan Man.

1983 Ford Crown... | Answered on Dec 13, 2009


what engine?

1983 Ford Crown... | Answered on Oct 23, 2009


For the seal to leak it must be either worn out..come out.. or the engine compression is so great that is the first place it comes from as the breather pipe could be bunged up and this will alow the gaskets to leak also ,so check out the breather first and compression {or lack of}
Let me know how you get on Ron

1983 Ford Crown... | Answered on Oct 10, 2009


if it cranks over and wont start when cold it could be bad glow plugs or leaking fuel lines allowing air to enter the fuel system.

1983 Ford Crown... | Answered on Oct 02, 2009


There is a chance the water it' been burn by the car . It's posible that a internal leak between the Intake manifold gasket or the head gasket going thruogh the combustion chamber.
A good idea will be to perform a radiator pressure test to determine that, also you can have your sparkplugs inspected for signs of an abnormal condition, sometimes they can tell you a lot.

1983 Ford Crown... | Answered on Sep 15, 2009


have timming chain checked and check distributer...also

1983 Ford Crown... | Answered on Jul 24, 2009

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