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Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 05-04-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 193
Posted By jimkaray
Pretty sure the collapsible section goes closest...

Pretty sure the collapsible section goes closest to the trans. I assume it matters but I'm not positive. If you have any vibration issues then I would swap it around.
Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 04-28-2015, 10:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 392
Posted By jimkaray
That technique does not apply to the T5 in the...

That technique does not apply to the T5 in the S197. You'll need to use the fill hole on the passenger side of the trans above the drain plug. Jack the car up level. Remove the fill plug with a 3/8...
Forum: General Tech 04-26-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 220
Posted By jimkaray
+1 look for a short rubber tube with a...

+1
look for a short rubber tube with a flattened end coming out from the passenger side of the firewall. you may have to jack up the car so you can look up from under the engine compartment to see...
Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 04-25-2015, 02:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 392
Posted By jimkaray
Any of the top brand synthetics - Amsoil, Mobil1,...

Any of the top brand synthetics - Amsoil, Mobil1, Royal Purple in that order should make it shift better. While there is no guarantee so long as there aren't any major mechanical issues you will see...
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 04-13-2015, 12:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 170
Posted By jimkaray
Hold on, does the starter spin every time but it...

Hold on, does the starter spin every time but it just isn't engaging the flywheel? If yes then the drive is your issue, its just beyond the point where a little assistance will get it working. If you...
Forum: 2005 - 2014 Mustangs 04-13-2015, 12:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 172
Posted By jimkaray
I would bend the tabs out of the way. If that's...

I would bend the tabs out of the way. If that's not possible lube it up with WD40 and they should slide off with a little effort.
Forum: Classic Mustangs (Tech) 04-12-2015, 01:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 170
Posted By jimkaray
Sounds like the starter drive is sticking and...

Sounds like the starter drive is sticking and going bad. That's what is under the hump on the starter. Try smacking it there with a hammer handle and see if engages for you. If so you can just change...
Forum: 4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang 04-06-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 439
Posted By jimkaray
With everything new I'm going to reject all the...

With everything new I'm going to reject all the past history at this point since I can see no reason for it to be a factor. Seems that piston compression is not the issue since you had yet to connect...
Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 03-17-2015, 11:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 219
Posted By jimkaray
Sounds like a bad TPS - Throttle Position Sensor....

Sounds like a bad TPS - Throttle Position Sensor. It is acting somewhat similar to bad gas/clogged filter but fuel starvation should get worse as the need for fuel increases. Idle would be the best...
Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 03-15-2015, 03:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 183
Posted By jimkaray
I beleive its since the use of ABS that this has...

I beleive its since the use of ABS that this has become a more of an issue. The ABS unit is sensitive to the effects of degraded fluid that moisture causes. Even though it is a sealed system brake...
Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 02-27-2015, 01:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 145
Posted By jimkaray
Before getting into what's possible, practical or...

Before getting into what's possible, practical or pie in the sky doable...what is your goal, time frame, skill level and budget?
Not knowing any of this I'm going to recommend you start by beefing...
Forum: V6 S197 General Discussion 02-13-2015, 03:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 436
Posted By jimkaray
Assuming you've had it since new and this isn't...

Assuming you've had it since new and this isn't your first stick it should last a long time. It is important to change the fluid regularly. Use a good synthetic ATF no more than every 40k intervals...
Forum: 4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang 02-12-2015, 03:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 498
Posted By jimkaray
Cutting will make them stiffer in a bouncy way. I...

Cutting will make them stiffer in a bouncy way. I assume it has to do with changing the rebound rate but can't give you the technical explanation, I can say that was my experience with my '95. I ...
Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 12-17-2014, 12:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 441
Posted By jimkaray
The key word I see here is eventually so I'd...

The key word I see here is eventually so I'd caution against spending money on something that might not make sense in the future. A built T-5 or trans swap might be the right move for you but I'm...
Forum: General Tech 12-14-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 579
Posted By jimkaray
I agree with the suggestions. See if you can find...

I agree with the suggestions. See if you can find a local car club and check your local car cruises too. There you can make some friends and volunteer to help with their projects and start to build...
Forum: S197 Handling Section 12-14-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 571
Posted By jimkaray
Don't over think it, if still spongy then you...

Don't over think it, if still spongy then you haven't bleed them enough.
Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 11-28-2014, 01:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 564
Posted By jimkaray
The 4.0 auto and manual transmission cars use 2...

The 4.0 auto and manual transmission cars use 2 different length driveshafts so that could be the problem. I tried searching for the lengths but came up empty. DSS should have at least given you that...
Forum: V6 S197 General Discussion 11-21-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 633
Posted By jimkaray
With a 93 octane tune they can really bump the...

With a 93 octane tune they can really bump the timing up and increase the torque. I'm sure all the major tuners set up yield similar results. To 2007StangV6's point regarding stock to 87p to 93r I...
Forum: V6 S197 General Discussion 11-21-2014, 02:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 633
Posted By jimkaray
I would consider a 93 octane tune for a good...

I would consider a 93 octane tune for a good performance for the buck value. Bama is good but a custom dyno tune will squeeze out the max for your specific car. VMP is in central Florida if your in...
Forum: V6 S197 General Discussion 10-19-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 454
Posted By jimkaray
The heads are aluminum so never remove the plugs...

The heads are aluminum so never remove the plugs when the engine is hot. There have been reports of broken plugs so be carefull. I would soak the plug with a PB Blaster or WD40 type etc and let it...
Forum: GT S197 General Discussion 09-07-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 494
Posted By jimkaray
I would just pick up another one. Pretty sure its...

I would just pick up another one. Pretty sure its 2.5"
Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 09-07-2014, 03:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 389
Posted By jimkaray
Sounds like either you're coolant level is very...

Sounds like either you're coolant level is very low or the thermostat is sticking shut and doesn't want to open.
Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 08-31-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 743
Posted By jimkaray
If its in the early stage of going bad it won't...

If its in the early stage of going bad it won't start really acting up until the cold weather hits. I'd have the battery load tested and see how it holds up. After 5 years or so most batteries, stock...
Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 08-31-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 743
Posted By jimkaray
10k, that's not a typo? Well now we know why the...

10k, that's not a typo? Well now we know why the mileage was so low, lol!
Is the original battery still in? The computer is pretty sensitive to low voltage so it might be as simple as an old...
Forum: 4.0L V6 Technical Discussions 08-31-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 743
Posted By jimkaray
I did a quick search and didn't find it either....

I did a quick search and didn't find it either. Maybe I'm wrong and they never issued one for our cars. Anyway I still suspect the throttle body itself or also likely its the throttle position...
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