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  • #16
    Originally posted by 4LOWBIRDS+8 View Post

    What do you do to prevent a FEM from going bad?
    Nothing never had that problem.
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    • #17
      Originally posted by HKS View Post

      What was the cost of just flushing the PS.
      Don't know I had the break and trans. system done at the same time. Think the whole thing was a little over $150.00 at my Ford dealer. But then I have a very good dealer. Bill Jarett Ford, ( think the racing Jarret's related.)
      They are Here. Scotty, beam me up!
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      • #18
        I have found that sometime the easiest way for me to prevent future problems is not have a dealership touch my car.
        Best Joey-ism (Friends) ever:
        "The point is Moo. It's like a cow's opinion...it's 'Moo'."
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIkJ4BUChxI

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        • #19
          Originally posted by AZTB View Post
          I have found that sometime the easiest way for me to prevent future problems is not have a dealership touch my car.
          It would seen you don't have a good dealer, I do.
          They are Here. Scotty, beam me up!
          IT'S 5 O'CLOCK SOMEWHERE
          Visit the TBN Store

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Gobird View Post

            Don't know I had the break and trans. system done at the same time. Think the whole thing was a little over $150.00 at my Ford dealer. But then I have a very good dealer. Bill Jarett Ford, ( think the racing Jarret's related.)
            My PS troubles got worse just after I had Ford QuickLane change the power steering fluid. I don't think they purged the lines. I asked if they added the Ford PS additive and they said yes. I don't believe them.

            Original PS fluid was Mercon 3, yellow. Ford has recommended Mercon V, red, same a transmission fluid for some time now.
            QuickLane put yellow Mercon 3 back in.
            HKS
            Last edited by HKS; Apr 14, 2019, 04:56 AM.
            2002 Motor Trend COTY Blue/White/Full #24737 (One of 291)
            2015 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0T 240HP, 270FP Torque
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            • #21
              Originally posted by Gobird View Post

              It would seen you don't have a good dealer, I do.
              Actually there are 2 Ford dealers. Same outfit. And the one clear across town is the one I like. But, I did not know if I had transmission fluid leaking or PS fluid, so I picked the one closest to me.
              HKS
              2002 Motor Trend COTY Blue/White/Full #24737 (One of 291)
              2015 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0T 240HP, 270FP Torque
              http://www.thunderbirdnest.com/membe...8&username=hks

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              • #22
                Originally posted by HKS View Post

                Actually there are 2 Ford dealers. Same outfit. And the one clear across town is the one I like. But, I did not know if I had transmission fluid leaking or PS fluid, so I picked the one closest to me.
                HKS
                Just did some thinking.
                Why Power Steering reservoir had yellow fluid and red fluid was leaking from the power steering pressure switch. Yellow in PS tank and red transmission fluid on ground makes things confusing.

                I suspect leaking was going on for a while and Quicklane just toped of the reservoir with yellow Mercon 3 without telling me.
                Leaking got worse and got on the accessory drive belt which caused severe shudder sensation when turning the wheel.

                When I checked the yellow reservoir fluid was down 40%.

                HKS
                P.S. Hope to post a happy ending soon.
                Last edited by HKS; Apr 15, 2019, 04:57 AM.
                2002 Motor Trend COTY Blue/White/Full #24737 (One of 291)
                2015 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0T 240HP, 270FP Torque
                http://www.thunderbirdnest.com/membe...8&username=hks

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Gobird View Post

                  Nothing never had that problem.
                  Spence,
                  Changing and purging the PS fluid (properly, no shortcuts) may have some effect on the FEM power circuit via the VAPS actuator.
                  I have a lengthy explanation and will explain later.

                  Too tired now and picking up Tbird at 1600 hours today.

                  5PM Tbird is home. Everything works. They got me for $100 for new serpentine belt.
                  Has anyone replaced that belt themselves?

                  HKS
                  Last edited by HKS; Apr 16, 2019, 03:27 AM.
                  2002 Motor Trend COTY Blue/White/Full #24737 (One of 291)
                  2015 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0T 240HP, 270FP Torque
                  http://www.thunderbirdnest.com/membe...8&username=hks

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                  • #24
                    I did my belt last summer, took about 1/2 hr taking my time.
                    Al

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Elky64 View Post
                      I did my belt last summer, took about 1/2 hr taking my time.
                      Al
                      Al,
                      How did you do it. From the top, or did you use a hoist or ramps and work from the bottom?
                      They promised to give me the old belt and did not do it. I wanted to see the spot where the PS fluid got on it.
                      I was promised the defective pressure switch, did not get it. They assume older people don't remember details.

                      I think all these service advisors get hired by spewing BS during their hiring interview.
                      Thus these advisors think it is OK to treat customers with a generous amount of BS.

                      HKS
                      2002 Motor Trend COTY Blue/White/Full #24737 (One of 291)
                      2015 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0T 240HP, 270FP Torque
                      http://www.thunderbirdnest.com/membe...8&username=hks

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                      • #26
                        Sorry I didn't check in yesterday.....
                        I did it from above. I removed the radiator cover, and if I recall correctly the air cleaner and cold air tube. I may have slid under and removed the splash shield. My idler and tensioner pulls were ok. This would be the time to do them if needed. You can tell by spinning them to see if they are noisy or at all loose.

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                        • #27
                          Al
                          Thank you very much.
                          Hermann

                          I hope Ford checked the tensioners without me asking them while they replaced the belt.
                          Last edited by HKS; Apr 19, 2019, 07:43 AM.
                          2002 Motor Trend COTY Blue/White/Full #24737 (One of 291)
                          2015 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0T 240HP, 270FP Torque
                          http://www.thunderbirdnest.com/membe...8&username=hks

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                          • #28
                            Al
                            Thank you very much.
                            Hermann
                            2002 Motor Trend COTY Blue/White/Full #24737 (One of 291)
                            2015 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0T 240HP, 270FP Torque
                            http://www.thunderbirdnest.com/membe...8&username=hks

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                            • #29
                              Al
                              Thank you very much.
                              Hermann

                              I have no idea about the multiple replies.
                              Last edited by HKS; Apr 19, 2019, 07:39 AM.
                              2002 Motor Trend COTY Blue/White/Full #24737 (One of 291)
                              2015 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0T 240HP, 270FP Torque
                              http://www.thunderbirdnest.com/membe...8&username=hks

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                              • #30
                                3 thank you's is way too many.

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