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Old 11-19-2002, 17:25   #1 (permalink)
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Dash removal concerns

Sorry for the cross posting guy but i need help with this one.

I can get a Manual Conversion for an EF/EL for $1500 (not installed), this includes everything from the internal surrounds to the Manual EEC. Just a couple of questions.

1. Someone was saying you need to be careful when removing the dash with the steering column, what am I up against when I need to remove the dash.

2. Do the EEC IV and EEC V have distinguishing marks that I can tell the difference. ie are they stamped on the outside EEC-IV or EEC-V and what tells the difference between a Manual and Auto EEC-V.

3. Is there a way to tell the difference in an older T5 and the revised EF T5 manual box.

I will be doing the conversion not this weekend but next weekend. I will be taking lots of pics. So if anyone is interested I will put them up on a website somewhere for everyone to see.

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Hey Buddy

The only issue I know of when un bolting the steering column is that if you drop it down too low, you will damage the input shaft. A precaution so that this does not happen is to simply sit in on the drivers seat. Any lower then this, you could do damage... like I did.
When you pull the dash forward, be cautious that the wire looms are not caught on anything, and don't let the dash hang from the wire looms, give it some support.


All ECU's have a sticker on them, with a particular code, giving date auto/manual etc.
From memory, the Auto code ends in "B" and the manual ends in "A"... however, don't quote me on that, might pay to give Ford a call.

As for identifying the box, I'm pretty sure it should have a date stamped on the side.

Good Luck, and may patience be with you.

PS: YOUR GONNA LOVE THE 5 SPEED!!!!!
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Old 11-19-2002, 22:01   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for the help.

I know that i will love the 5 speed my last car was an EA 5 speed manual. My auto in the EF crapped itself so i love manuals so it seemed like the obvious choice.

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Old 11-19-2002, 22:07   #4 (permalink)
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Who at ford should i ring for the EEC codes. Where do i have to call?
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Why are you removing the dash for?

You don't need to take the dash out to do the EEC change if thats what your doing it for. Well I know this is true for the EA series at least
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Need to remove the dash for to fit the pedal box for my manual conversion.

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Old 11-20-2002, 00:47   #7 (permalink)
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I usually call "Binks Ford"(I'm in Melb), and get directed to there spare parts derpartment. The guys there have a HUGE database on all Fords, so if there willing to help, you can get some good information off them, with reguards to part identfication.

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If you damage the input shaft does it make the 'I need power steering fluid now' sound permanently? You know, the whirring when you turn the wheels?

If it needs replacing, how hard is it to replace and where is it located so I can have a looksy.

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