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Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 10-16-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 223
Posted By Bitter
If the problem is a coolant leak, the first thing...

If the problem is a coolant leak, the first thing to check is the plastic thermostat housing. Cracked housings are a chronic problem with the S197's.

A one time occurrence of white smoke is...
Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 10-15-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 483
Posted By Bitter
If I'm not mistaken, the SJB is attached with...

If I'm not mistaken, the SJB is attached with only a single bolt at the bottom. If you Google "Mustang Smart Junction Box" there are plenty of images. Inside the box is a circuit board.

I...
Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 10-14-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 483
Posted By Bitter
Here is the TSB on the problem. It's quite...

Here is the TSB on the problem. It's quite common. Pulling the grommets and cabin air filter to clean out the debris periodically is your best bet at preventive maintenance.
...
Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 10-03-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 351
Posted By Bitter
You shouldn't need to remove the wiper arms to...

You shouldn't need to remove the wiper arms to access the cabin air filter.

Like Nuke says, this sounds like a water issue with the SJB. Here's the TSB on how to deal with it:
...
Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 09-27-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,484
Posted By Bitter
Ford loved aluminum. I'm not sure why. The...

Ford loved aluminum. I'm not sure why. The problems with steel rusting have mostly been eliminated with dipping the cars in primer at the factory but aluminum still oxidizes. The only permanent...
Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 09-01-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 456
Posted By Bitter
+1 on the gas filter. I had a car with similar...

+1 on the gas filter. I had a car with similar symptoms (loss of power that went away after stopping and restarting) and the filter was the culprit. With the low mileage you have, it's entirely...
Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 08-28-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,669
Posted By Bitter
If you feel better torquing your spark plugs, lug...

If you feel better torquing your spark plugs, lug nuts of oil pan drain, you can't go wrong doing so. I'm just saying some things you need to torque, others you don't. I've changed my own spark...
Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 08-05-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 347
Posted By Bitter
I thought that was the case. If you've replaced...

I thought that was the case. If you've replaced your valve stems with TPMS stems, there is no reset procedure since they are not supported.
Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 08-04-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 347
Posted By Bitter
What does the warning light look like? I thought...

What does the warning light look like? I thought Ford didn't add TPMS until the 2007 models.
Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 08-03-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 651
Posted By Bitter
I'd be picky about the filter. Without naming...

I'd be picky about the filter. Without naming the bad ones, I'd stick with Motorcraft, Mobil 1, Hastings or Bosch.
Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 07-25-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 709
Posted By Bitter
Yeah, but that's okay. I was curious. It still...

Yeah, but that's okay. I was curious. It still holds fine.
Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 07-25-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 291
Posted By Bitter
See if this thread is helpful: ...

See if this thread is helpful:

http://mustangforums.com/forum/4-0l-v6-technical-discussions/709087-temperamental-dead-battery.html#post8389701
Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 07-25-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 709
Posted By Bitter
A plain black plastic cover. To be honest, I...

A plain black plastic cover. To be honest, I never really noticed there was a cover there before you asked. It's held on by 3 tabs (now 2 on mine).
Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 07-24-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 709
Posted By Bitter
Check around the edges of the hood for bubbling...

Check around the edges of the hood for bubbling paint (a known problem with aluminum hoods). I'd also pull the front passenger floor mat and look for any evidence of water infiltration (staining or...
Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 07-23-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 315
Posted By Bitter
I'm glad you got it sorted out without needlessly...

I'm glad you got it sorted out without needlessly spending the money on a switch that would not have solved the problem. Those cans of refrigerant seem like the inexpensive way to go and I'm sure...
Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 07-16-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 315
Posted By Bitter
I'm not positive about Mustangs, but most AC...

I'm not positive about Mustangs, but most AC units have a low pressure cutoff for the compressor.
Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 07-14-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,670
Posted By Bitter
Glad you got it fixed, Yumazona. There are just...

Glad you got it fixed, Yumazona. There are just some things that are so prevalent with these vehicles that we can't help pointing them out. Nine times out of ten the source of a coolant leak is the...
Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 07-11-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 315
Posted By Bitter
Maybe a stupid question, but have you verified...

Maybe a stupid question, but have you verified you have a full charge of Freon?
Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 07-11-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 539
Posted By Bitter
It looks like you have everything you need. ...

It looks like you have everything you need.

I will say one thing about the parking brake bypass. I used one too on another car. You think it will only be for the benefit of your passenger, but...
Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 07-08-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 539
Posted By Bitter
Do you have a Shaker in your car now? If so, it...

Do you have a Shaker in your car now? If so, it sends 5V to your subs rather than 12V and you'll need to rig a step down converter. It can be done cheaply using a Radio Shack 7805. Do a Google...
Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 06-27-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 651
Posted By Bitter
Any brand name 5W-30 will work. With your low...

Any brand name 5W-30 will work. With your low mileage, you might want to spend the extra for synthetic. Don't go for a cheaper store brand. As for the filter, I prefer Motorcraft but there are...
Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 05-23-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 935
Posted By Bitter
Mine has 85,000 on it with the original housing,...

Mine has 85,000 on it with the original housing, but it's just a matter of time. I have an upper and lower replacement in the trunk for when that time comes.
Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 05-17-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 574
Posted By Bitter
Assuming you like the Shaker 500, my suggestion...

Assuming you like the Shaker 500, my suggestion would be to leave only one CD in at a time and always turn it off when you turn off the car. The ability to load multiple CD's is nice, but it's not...
Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 04-28-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 149
Posted By Bitter
I'm sure there could be many reasons for your...

I'm sure there could be many reasons for your heat problems, and I don't want to cause any alarm, but the last time I had no heat or little heat, it was the head gasket. It wasn't my Mustang, but it...
Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 04-25-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 535
Posted By Bitter
Glad that's all it was. Use only MAF cleaner. ...

Glad that's all it was. Use only MAF cleaner. There are videos available but all you really have to do is remove the sensor and spray down the wires thoroughly. Make sure it's dry before you...
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