Visit our BAC Favorite Places Web Page

Recent Posts

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 10
1
Technical Support / Re: Firewall Accessibility - 2004 Marquis
« Last post by Rick Vyncke on Today at 08:39:23 PM »
Thanks Gerald! 
2
Technical Support / Re: Firewall Accessibility - 2004 Marquis
« Last post by Gerald Farris on Today at 08:28:26 PM »
Rick,
Accessibility to the area behind the front cap is not easy to anyone, but it is much more difficult the heavier you are. So for a man at 180 lbs. it is a little difficult, but for a 300 lbs. man it is almost impossible. 

Gerald
3
General Discussion / Re: Suspension Damage to Towed Fusion
« Last post by Mike Shumack on Today at 08:18:44 PM »
There are some reports of problems with the lower control arm and ball joint. Possibly yours started acting up but with no one in the car to notice, you continued to drive (tow it) until a catastrophic failure.

https://static.oemdtc.com/TSB/11-11-03.pdf

https://www.carcomplaints.com/Ford/Fusion/2012/suspension/suspension.shtml

http://www.carproblemzoo.com/ford/fusion/front-suspension-control-arm-problems.php
4
General Discussion / Re: Suspension Damage to Towed Fusion
« Last post by Gerald Farris on Today at 08:18:34 PM »
Bob,
Without inspecting the damaged areas, there is no way to tell what originated the failure. As a retired automotive suspension mechanic, I have seen many failures that were a developing issue over time. Things like a damaged part that was not caught or a loose attaching point that was not addressed until it failed for no apparent reason until you look closely at the failure. A careful inspection will very probably reveal the reason for the failure.

Some cars not have a very heavily built chassis and are more susceptible to road damage than others (all makes of cars). This is a design aspect of the modern car in a quest for better fuel mileage. Before I retired, I saw many efforts to lighten cars from a transmission drum that had holes stamped in it to lighten it by 2 pounds to replacing steel parts with aluminum and using hollow castings instead of solid ones to save weight. The designers even made suspension hubs and brake rotors so light that brake rotors will warp and cause brake pulsation if the lugs nuts are not torqued to the proper specifications.

Gerald 
     
5
Technical Support / Firewall Accessibility - 2004 Marquis
« Last post by Rick Vyncke on Today at 07:51:28 PM »
Is there outside of the firewall accessible?  I have to run a wire from the brake switch that is located on the firewall into the electrical bay on  2004 Beaver Marquis.  Have been told that the generator slide must be out... but the coach sits very low to the ground and I'm not convinced a person could get under there.  Coach is in storage so I can't check... so just wondering if anybody else has had to access anything on the firewall and how easy or difficult it is to access.

Thanks
6
Technical Support / Re: ABS Control Module
« Last post by Steve Huber Co-Admin on Today at 05:57:27 PM »
Tom,
Integrity RV in Douglasville, west of Atlanta and Cummins in Atlanta were the only 2 shops on our Service Providers list. If you haven't already, you may want to check http://rvservicereviews.com/ to see if there is any recommended shops in your area.
Steve
7
General Discussion / Re: Suspension Damage to Towed Fusion
« Last post by Bob Bulot on Today at 04:16:48 PM »
The aluminum lower A Arm is torn away from the frame, the half shaft and cv boot is pulled out of the trans.  There is no corresponding damage to the lower front of the car.
8
General Discussion / Re: Suspension Damage to Towed Fusion
« Last post by Bob Bulot on Today at 04:14:10 PM »
I realize that there will not be an overwhelming number of damaged Fusions out there.  I am just casting about, trying to figure out what happened in my case, where there is no apparent explanation.
9
Technical Support / ABS Control Module
« Last post by Tom Webber on Today at 03:55:15 PM »
Has anyone replaced their ABS control module?  I have a 2006 Monterey.  Is it hard to find someone to program the new one from the old one. I am wondering if old and new are compatible. I am located north and east of Atlanta near Gainesville, GA.

Any help would be appreciated.
10
Does your C9 use the catalytic converter type muffler too?
I'm not sure one can tell what kind it is by looking at the outside of the muffler (maybe there is a honey-comb structure inside you can see looking into it).
Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 10