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by jrh
Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: The Garage - Technical Forum
Topic: Ford Probe battery/alternator problems
Replies: 15
Views: 151

Re: Ford Probe battery/alternator problems

Is that ' new' battery or ' another battery' ?
And when you tested the alternator voltage , the battery was disconnected with engine running, yes ?
by jrh
Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: The Garage - Technical Forum
Topic: Ford Probe battery/alternator problems
Replies: 15
Views: 151

Re: Ford Probe battery/alternator problems

Yes, the rectifier/regulator is built-in.
by jrh
Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: The Garage - Technical Forum
Topic: An odd shape pipe or has it collapsed?
Replies: 8
Views: 132

Re: An odd shape pipe or has it collapsed?

Exactly, when the engine gets hot the water expands beyond the 'cool' capacity of the system and it goes into the vented ( to atmosphere ) expansion bottle. Then, when the system cools down it gets sucked ( pushed really ) back into the system again. So yes, if that rubber pipe has lost it's ' memor...
by jrh
Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: The Garage - Technical Forum
Topic: An odd shape pipe or has it collapsed?
Replies: 8
Views: 132

Re: An odd shape pipe or has it collapsed?

A collapsed pipe like that is caused by a partial vacuum in the system.
Usually, the rad filler cap should have a 'vacuum release' valve in it, worth checking in this case because even a new pipe will show the same
symptoms if that VRV isn't working.
by jrh
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: The Garage - Technical Forum
Topic: Suspension mounts
Replies: 14
Views: 247

Re: Suspension mounts

It is almost certain you are referring to the bodywork ( or lack of it ) to which the mounts are attached.
A bodywork welding job .
by jrh
Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: The Garage - Technical Forum
Topic: Can dip sticks be wrong?
Replies: 16
Views: 517

Re: Can dip sticks be wrong?

I'd go with cpt too.
Perhaps worth taking the auxillary belt off ( no alternator or power steering pump ) first to see if noise changes.
by jrh
Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: The Garage - Technical Forum
Topic: 24v
Replies: 5
Views: 256

Re: 24v

If you use a Mazda belt, forget changing at 60k miles, 100k between changes at earliest.
by jrh
Mon Mar 09, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: The Garage - Technical Forum
Topic: Speed sensor
Replies: 4
Views: 358

Re: Speed sensor

You could try disconnecting the two wires going to the cruise control module first. They are in parallel with the speedo'.
If the 'speedo' works again then it's the module at fault.
by jrh
Mon Mar 09, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: The Garage - Technical Forum
Topic: Window and door trim repair.
Replies: 3
Views: 390

Re: Window and door trim repair.

Really points up just how essential it is to 'garage-up' when off road.
100,000miles ,ave speed 33.333mph = 3000hrs of sunlight.
Or , 8years outside, at 12hrs/day x 365 = 35,000hrs approx exposure.
There's our problem Bob.
by jrh
Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: The Garage - Technical Forum
Topic: Brakes
Replies: 12
Views: 1339

Re: Brakes

IF you do that, I think you would find it near impossible to find any insurance company to insure you at 'normal rates'.
It is a major design change.