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Old 07-03-2017, 08:46 AM
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I recommend going up the hill. I have been going to my place in crown king every chance I get to escape the heat.
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Old 07-03-2017, 01:41 PM
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I recommend going up the hill. I have been going to my place in crown king every chance I get to escape the heat.
That was a bust. The Lemmon is closed due to the Burro Fire, some residents have been evacuated, the rest are on notice. The road is closed from Mile 0 to the Palisades Ranger Station. Could have gone up the backside, but we came home instead.
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Old 08-11-2017, 04:14 PM
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Well, still going… backwards. A few months back the ’96 Taurus had developed a shifting problem. Changed out the vehicle speed sensor which fixed it for a bit, then the same symptoms re-occurred last week but different code. Changed out the turbine speed sensor and fixed the power steering leak and all was well… for a week.

I got a call that the ’96 died in traffic. The alternator had died earlier in the day and the car was not close enough to home to make it into the driveway. Grabbed a set of jumpers, tow strap, tools and pulled the battery out of the ’99 and went and got the car home.

Changing out the alternator seemed simple enough until I noticed the bare wires exposed in the harness. Had to disconnect all of the connectors on the passenger side of the car in order to get the harness out in the open where I can work on it. Right now I am still in the process of repairing the harness. The alt and crank sensor plugs are new because both were toast, spliced in a few inches of wire to the vehicle speed sensor, and will do the same for the coil pack. The rest of the connectors pass the eyeball test.

What is worse for plastic, motor oil or power steering fluid? The insulation looks like it has been partially dissolved and there was a power steering leak and there still is an engine oil leak. The terminus of the harness is close to the rear bank exhaust manifold, so that doesn’t help anything.
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