few minor issues with nc fairlane - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
Ford Forum Ford Forum

» Auto Insurance
» Featured Product
ยป Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > The Garage - Tech Forums > Interior | Electrical | ECU
Register Home Forum Active Topics Photo Gallery Auto Loans Garage Mark Forums Read Auto Escrow

FordForums.com is the premier Ford Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-12-2011, 21:11   #1 (permalink)
Redneck Alcohol Racing
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Age: 39
Posts: 104
few minor issues with nc fairlane

1 heater fan does not work, is there a fuse for it, if so whats it classed as in the fuse box, the climate control and everything displays, just no fan working.

2 How the hell do you replace the boot struts, one end in the boot is easy enough, but what has to be removed to get to the part inside the vehicle
__________________
Speed is just a question of money....How fast do you wanna go ???
Vulgarwolf is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 06-13-2011, 04:19   #2 (permalink)
NB & NCII V8 Fairlanes
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Bibra Lake Western Australia
Posts: 2,879
Re: few minor issues with nc fairlane

Climate control car such as Fairlanes, Fairmonts and LTDs. don't have resistor packs they have a transistorised fan speed controller.

The main transistor in the fan speed controller (silver box on firewall behind the glove box) that sits in the a/c air intake duct to keep cool will have corroded and shorted stopping the fan working. Leaves and moisture get caught in the duct sit on the transistor casing and rust it away. Replacement transistor can be had from Worldwide Electronics WorldWide Electronic Components for less than $15. The symptom of the transistor's failure is a fan that stays on high speed or stays on all the time.

The transistor is Motorola 2N5686 (Ford used to own Motorola). The box opens easily by bending the tabs and its not too hard to unsolder the transistor and replace it - just ensure the orientation is correct so you don't reverse wire it (very easy to do as it seems to fit better the wrong way around).

To prevent the transistor failing again I suggest you add a TO-3 plastic cover (Cat ZM-0004 at Jaycar, Cat H7290 at Altronics, Dick Smith have them but I can't find it in the catalogue) and /or an additional TO-3 heatsink (part number H3400 at Disk Smith, Cat number H0610 at Altronics, and HH8510 at Jaycar). These will keep the leaves away. You can also spray the transistor's outer case with circuit board lacquer or something similar for added protection.


To replace the boot strut remove the rear seat base two bolts and side cushions (another bolt on each side - one for each side cushion behind the cushions on their outer window side). These mounts sometimes break off and although they give you an extra presumably to cater for this eventuality they might both be broken off and if so you will need new ones mig welded on
__________________
Regards Blue
Aussiblue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2011, 16:27   #3 (permalink)
Redneck Alcohol Racing
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Age: 39
Posts: 104
Re: few minor issues with nc fairlane

thanks for that problems all solved.

now heres another one..EB falcon charging has been very low, replaced alternator, tested output from alternator was at a good level, once connected wire from loom bac kto alternator seems battery isnt getting charge from alternator, heard possibly fusible link is stuffed, which one is it looked under water reservoir couldnt find the yellow wire going directly to anything...however at the side of the battery i found a metal type connector box with a yellow wire going in..and a purple coming out
__________________
Speed is just a question of money....How fast do you wanna go ???
Vulgarwolf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2011, 05:18   #4 (permalink)
NB & NCII V8 Fairlanes
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Bibra Lake Western Australia
Posts: 2,879
Re: few minor issues with nc fairlane

The main (yellow) wire from the alternator at the alternator end get hot and brittle as it is so close to the engine exhaust and the wires inside fray. This prevents the alternator delivering full charge to the battery. Sometimes gently shaking this wire while the engine is running and the voltmeter is connected will reveal this fault with the volts fluctuating as the wire is moved and the broken strand break and make contact. If so or if it has visibly hardened and discoloured just replace the exposed bit between the alternator and the harness with a slightly larger gauge and more flexible wire using a high amp Anderson type connector to join it to the old wire and covering it with harness wrap to protect it from heat.
__________________
Regards Blue
Aussiblue is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > The Garage - Tech Forums > Interior | Electrical | ECU



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 14:07.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.