Yes, Ford shops usually won't work on any Ford vehicle if its over 10 years old, sometimes 15
Too many hassles
Trying to explain to an unhappy customer that replacing the transmission didn't cause the flat tire 2 months later, lol
"Well I NEVER had a flat tire until YOU worked on it!!!"
Engine needs to come out to do the repair
Worst case is cam timing slips and valves get bent, usually doesn't hurt pistons(just a mark) and won't bend rods
Parts are not that expensive
Just the labor to pull and put back in the engine, which should be about 8-10 hours labor with basic tools...
1994 Mazda B-series was first year it was a re-badged Ranger, and actually only half that year, your manufacture date should be June or later
1986–1993 B-series were imported and looked different and had different engines
Not sure how much was Ford or Mazda in those earlier years
New head cost of $1,457.99 is silly, $350 per head is average so even $1,000 for two is a bit on the high side
I.E. a full rebuilt 3.0l Long Block is $1,595, seen here: https://unitedengine.com/product/ford-3-0l-181-ci-v6-long-block-engine/
Not familiar with Mazda color code
But same color wire at both door switches should have 12v with key on
The 2 wires from master should both be grounds 24/7 unless master switch is pressed
If master can control passenger window then motor is OK
If Passenger switch can not control motor AND...
The drivers side Master uses its own 12v and Ground to activate the passenger side motor
The passenger side switch is by passed, i.e. the 2 wires from Master are connected directly to the motor on the back of passenger side switch
Passenger side switch will...
You soldered a wire to the relay itself
You can buy a 5 pin relay socket with 5 wires attached, about $4, i.e. : https://www.pegasusautoracing.com/images/L/4411-021.JPG
Put tabs on the end of each wire and plug those wires into the vehicles relay slots, wires can be made as long as you...
Confused: "I currently have a wire soldered to the power output of the ac clutch relay, but I just can't get it to seat fully into the socket"
You would solder a wire on the back side of the relay socket, which wouldn't be an issue to put relay in place?
It's often easier to get the 12v...
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If that was cold start you need to check that the ECT sensor is plugged in, 2 wire sensor near thermostat housing, tells computer to run cold engine richer and at a high idle, like 1,000rpms
No, none of those are related
The suffix is specific to that part only, not vehicle or model
If you don't have the engine computer's part number then you need to get one that matches your vehicles specifics:
There are 3 things to match
Engine size, 2.3l, 3.0l or 4.0l in 1995
EGR or no EGR...
Yes, SPOUT wire/signal needs to be disconnected to set Base Spark timing, same as you needed to unplug vacuum advance to set Base spark timing on older distributors
So there is a SPOUT Connector for that purpose, basically a Jumper that you pull out to set Base timing
O2s are the only sensors...