Check the harness plug/wires where it plugs into the heater box. A lot of times the wire pins will burn in the plug. Ive seen several different brand cars do this.So, remember the odd issues I was having with the escort? Delay to turn over when going to start, engine cooling fan not working unless ac is on, etc? We had it pseudo diagnosed as being the possibly the ignition switch.
Anywho, the HVAC blower has quit. Out of the blue, no warning. I check the usual suspects, fuses are ok, so that means I need to get to the blower motor and jump it and confirm the motor hasn't gone bad. Flip ignition switch to on, and it starts working. Hmm.
I fiddle around a bit more and blower only works on one and two, the upper speeds it doesn't work. Then it quits working all together again. Safe to say it's not a fuse issue, and blower seems to be ok. Oh, and the compressor is still coming on, as the AC switch is lit up and the engine cooling fan is running. So at least it's drivable, just no ac. Would also suggest it's not the actual HVAC blower switch, although it could be it. Thankfully it's projected to hit 100 degrees today. Sigh.
Do a bit of Google fu, and come to find out the ignition switch is often the culprit. Could the ignition switch be the issue with all of my current electrical gremlins? Time to find out.
So, I go online to get an ignition switch. Hmmm, my car is a 96 model. Last of a body style, kind of a transition year model. I'd call it a "red headed step child" model, much like the CFI fuel injected 84-1/2 mustang. All the ignition switches I'm finding are saying "good up to 12/95 manuf date". Hmm, what date was mine? You guessed it, 01/96.
Apparently a half year only switch. Obsolete from Ford. I'm going to call ford dealer today and try to at least get a part number so I can do a ton of searching and hopefully get lucky with someone in having one in stock. I guess worse case scenario I'll wire it up with a nascar starter. LOL
Yes - two part assembly. Tumbler/lockset where the key goes in. Ignition switch mounted on back side and activated by tip of key. A lot of essential functions go through that circuit, and most funky electrical gremlins get traced back there.Richard - is this an old-school put-the-key-in-and-turn-it switch?
Yeah, I'm going to get jiggy with it this weekend. No AC right now absolutely sucks. Alternator off the cobra, cobra in the basement, so I guess I'll sweat to death in the garage instead. Hoping I don't have to drop the column. Some say you do, some say you don't. Not that difficult, though. Only has 4 bolts after you work all the covers off.With help from toothpicks and my wife - I was able to take the Corolla’s switch apart. I was trouble shooting why I couldn’t turn the car OFF once I got it started. Don’t know if yours will do that or not. You could use the key just for the column lock and move the other functions to a starter button and some switches/relays if push comes to shove.
Yes, they added it at work for us. I was very surprised, as they are typically a bit frugal on holidays here.BTW, did everyone know about the new federal holiday on the 19th? I found out yesterday when I filled out my time sheet, seeing that nobody worked on Monday. I asked the manager and she gave me the wonderful news, that we now celebrate slavery on June 19th every year. How does shutting down the country one day a year help anything, for not a celebration? Were there parades or something I missed, what was the point?
Nothing special there, that's a daily occurrence. How can that be a holiday if it happens every day?There were riots in DC - uh, I meant celebrations.
Daughter is home on summer break, she's an excellent nurse. Took care of me when I had the rona. She will make a good mom one of these days. And a good dentist too.Take of her.
It's amazing what they will cut. If it will push it over it will cut it. If it won't push it over, it will climb it. It's super nice if you don't want to spend the coin on a tractor and bushhog, and much easier to store too. Only thing I wish is that it had individual wheel controls. Then again, you could't operate it one handed then though.Sorry to hear about your wife Richard. Glad shes in good hands. Lifting you all up here.
Ive been using a DR brush hog in Maine for 20yrs. Runs like a top For one week outta each year. I run it dry in gas before I put it up for the year. I’ll be taking it out next week when I return there. Time for a get away.