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Rays correct your fuse box is located to the left side of the steering column under it near the emergency brake and it may have a plastic cover over it with a rounded upper right corner for the flasher

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until you can see the leak its still guess work --either mechanic didnt do repair correctly or you have a crack in block --use a mirror and light to look in area for origin of leak

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Bill, you could possibly have a vacuum hose leak. With motor running, open your hood and listen carefully for a hissing sound. If you hear one, try to pinpoint where it's coming from.

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Yes, you have to pull the transmission. But look it over closely. Most likely the coolant is coming from somewhere else. I have never seen or replaced a bad freeze plug back there. Water can't get to them to rust them out from the outside in. Only if you use water only to cool the engine. Heater hoses and the intake manifold gaskets can cause a leak in this area.

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Usually the problem is inside the lock switch. You should have power at the EEC relay and the coil with the switch in the on position.

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depends which freeze plugs your changing. if its the ones at the rear of the heads or back of motor being covered by the bell housing then yes it has to be pulled.

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these can be found in a Chiltons book or by Google search for motor size

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Usually the Crown Vics and MGM's (Mercury Grand Marquis) have them behind the wheel well of the passenger side, or mounted low on the engine compartment

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Ford puts all the ECM/PCM's in the firewall on the passenger side.

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Nine times out of ten, it is the sending unit in the tank that is the problem. To check, use a sort jumper wire to ground the gas gauge wire to the frame while watching the gauge needle on the dash, with the key in on position.

Find the gas tank electrical connector by the tank. Pull it apart, and on the harness side of the connector, locate the wire going to the sending unit. I don't know what color it is, but the fuel pump wire is a pink wire with black stripe and there is a black wire for the ground. The other wire should be for the dash gauge's sending unit. Have a helper turn the key to on and watch the gas gauge for any perceptible movement while you use the jumper wire, insert one end into the terminal for the gauge's sending unit wire (this is on the harness side of the connector, not the gas tank side), and touch the other end to the car frame-you are grounding it. If the dash gauge is good, the needle should move a lot, usually will move more than half way, one way or the other. So if it does, you know the dash gauge is good, and the problem is in the sending unit.

If it is the sending unit, it is quite a job to drop the tank, pull it out from under the car, then pull the fuel pump and sending unit out. You might be fighting a lot of rust on an '89-get some penetrating oil. And look for the removal procedure in a repair manual. It's not terribly difficult if you are handy with tools...and like to get dirty. Those hoses on the tank have been stuck on there a long time. Good luck.

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1. Start engine
2. allow to idle
3. remove fuel pump fuse while engine running
4. with fuse still removed restart 1-3 more times to clear any fuel from system.
System D/P'd.

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have the OBD codes read , there may be no fault but the codes might just need clearing , like all computers they can get a bit confused

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check the pressure in the fuel pressure port in the injector rail assembly (looks like valve in the taller for the air)

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You can not clean them they are sealed in molded plastic. Buy a new one, tem min job to replace.

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remove the interior door trim and replace the small connection from the outside door handle to the lock. It is held in place by a plastic clip that breaks on a regular basis.

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Check the ignition module (usually mounted on the firewall or on top of wheel well, looks like an aluminum heat sink). Fords are notorious for this problem.

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not sure what problem you are having. When you first crank the car the thermostat will be closed preventing fluid flow that you would normally see when the radiator cap is removed. Once the engine warms up the tstat opens and the fluid flows.

Don't open the radiator when it's hot it could be under pressure and put hot fluid on you.

If it's overheating then the most likely cause is the thermostat being stuck in the closed position.

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Sounds like your linkage slipped out of sequence. On your transmission there is a place where you can manually shift your tansmission through the gears. When you move the selector on the trani it should move the shifter as well. All the way up on selector should be park, then R,N,D so on. If you move the selector all the way up at your shifter reads something else, you need to adjust the linkage and put car in park with selector on trani in park and tighten linkage back up. Run through all the gears and you should be good.

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