How A Domestic Goddess Breaks Down a Tire

October 10, 2008

I’m a single mom who recently lost her job, and when I need money, I do what I have to do. This time it meant breaking down tires so I could pocket a quick $9 per rim.

The tools required for the job? The corner of my storage bulding, a floor jack and a hacksaw.

Drag everything to the corner of building. Set tire on jack and hoist it up til the tire is squished between the corner and jack, popping the bead on the tire. Then take the hacksaw, cut through the bead, and tire is removed!


Fuse Diagrams and Specs for 1994 Ford Probe GT V6

December 11, 2007

Just to help out some of the folks on wiki.answers.com, I decided to scan some of the pages from my manual for assistance.

I hope these help!

Main Fuse Box in Engine Compartment

Fuse/Relay Location

Fuse Amp
Rating

Description

1

Relay

Fog Lamps

2

Relay

Headlamps

3

30A

Air Bag System, Emission and Fuel Controls

4

40A

Rear Window Defroster

5

30A
:1

Daytime Running Lamps, Fog Lamps, Headlamps

6

IOOA

Air Bag System, Air Conditioning, Antilock Brake System,
Anti-Theft System, Audio
System, Backup Lamps,
Brakelamps, Cigar Lighter,
Cooling Fan, Daytime Running
Lamps, Emission and Fuel
Controls, Fog Lamps, Front
and Rear Side Marker Lamps,
Front Wipers and Washers,
Glove Compartment, Hazard
Warning Lamp, Headlamp
Retractors, Headlamps, Heater,
High-Mount Brakelamp, Horn,
Indicator Lamps (Air Conditioning, Cigar Lighter Switch,
Fog Lamp, O/D OFF,
Rear Washer, Rear Window
Defroster, Rear Wipers)
Instrument Cluster, Keyless
Entry System, Key Reminder,
License Plate Lamps, Moon
Roof, Power Antenna, Power
Door Locks, Power Door Lock
Switch Illumination, Power
Seats and Lumbar Support,
Power Windows, Power
Window Switch Illumination,
Rear Window Defroster, Rear
Window Switch Illumination,
Shift-Lock System, Speed
Control System, Starting
System, Tail Lamps, Turn
Signals

7

Relay

Air Conditioning

8

40A

Air Conditioning

9

40A

Air Conditioning and Heater

10

40A

Cooling Fan

11

60A

Antilock Brake System

12
.

60A
.

Air Conditioning Indicator,
Audio System, Brakelamps,
Cigar Lighter, Cigar Lighter
Switch Illumination Lamp,
Dome and Map Lamps, Door
Key Lamp, Engine Compartment Lamp, Fog Lamp
Indicator, Foot Lamps,
Front and Rear Side Marker
Lamps, Glove Compartment
Lamp, Hazard Warning Lamps,
Headlamp Retractors, High-
Mount Brakelamp, Horn,
Ignition Key Lamp, Illuminated
Entry System, Keyless Entry
System, Key Reminder,
License Plate Lamps, Luggage
Compartment Lamp, Lumbar
Support, O/D OFF Indicator,
Power Door Locks, Power
Seats, Rear Washer indicator,
Rear Window Defroster
Indicator, Rear Wiper indicator,
Shift-Lock System, Tail Lamps,
Turn Signals, Visor Mirror
Lamps

13
.
,

40A ••

— Air Bag System, Air Conditioning, Air Conditioning and
Heater, Antilock Brake System,
Anti-Theft Warning System,
Audio System, Backup Lamps,
Cooling Fan, Daytime Running
Lamps, Emission and Fuel
Control System, Front Wiper
and Washer, Instrument
Cluster, Keyless Entry System,
Moon Roof, Power Antenna,
Power Door Lock Switch
Illumination, Power Mirrors,
Power Windows, Power
Window Switch Illumination,
Rear Window Defroster, Rear
Window Defroster Indicator,
Rear Wiper and Washer, Shift-
Lock System, Speed Control
System, Starting System,
Turn Signals

14

——

15

30A

Lumbar Support and Power Seats

16

20A

Headlamp Retractors

17

45A
. .
.

Front and Rear Side Marker
Lamps, Glove Compartment
Lamp, Illumination Lamps
(Air Conditioning, Cigar
Lighter Switch, Fog Lamp,
O/D OFF, Rear Washer,
Rear Window Defroster,
Rear Wiper) License Plate
Lamps, Tail Lamps

18

Relay

Daytime Running Lamps

19

Relay

Horn

Component. ‘.,

U.S1

Imp.

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Metric

Cooling System* 2.OL
2.5L

7.4 qts.
7.9 qts.

6.2 qts.
6.6 qts.

7.0 liters
7.5 liters

Engine Oil
With filter change 2.OL
Without filter change 2.OL
With filter change 2.5L
Without filter change 2.5L

3.7 qts.
3.5 qts.
4.2 qts.
3.9 qts.

3.1 qts.
2.9 qts.
3.5 qts.
3.3 qts.

3.5 liters
3.3 liters
4.0 liters
3.7 liters

Transaxie
Automatic
2.OL Engine
2.5L Engine Manual

8.8 qts.
9.3 qts.
2.9 qts.

7.3 qts.
7.7 qts.
2.4 qts.

8.3 liters
8.8 liters
2.7 liters

Power Steering Hydraulic System

0.95 qts.

0.79 qts.

0.45 liters

Fuel Tank

15.5 gallons

12.9 gallons

58.5 liters

Washer Fluid Reservoir Front
Rear

2.3 qts.
1.8 qts.

1.9 qts.
1.5 qts.

•.
2.2 liters
1.7 liters

*Add 50/50 mixture to Full mark in coolant recovery reservoir for a warm engine, or to the Low mark for a cold engine

Item

Ford Part No.

Part Name

Ford Specification

Brake Master Cylinder

C6AZ-19542-AA
C6AZ-1 9542-BA

Ford Heavy Duty Brake Fluid

ESA-M6C25-A

Lock Cylinders

D8AZ-19587-AA

Ford Lock Lubricant

ESB-M2C20-A

Power Steering Pump Reservoir

E6AZ-19582-AA

Ford Premium
Power Steering Fluid

ESW-M2C33-F


Reverse Engineering… On my 94 Ford Probe V6 GT (POS)

August 9, 2007

Reverse engineering is the process of learning how a product is made by taking it apart and examining it.

I know more about 1994 Ford Probes than any woman on the planet, and as a “do-it- yourself” kinda gal, I thought I’d post a couple of my “reverse engineering” shots for those of you who need a close up of the greasy, oily, crud-caked crap that you will not find in the Haynes/Chilton manuals.

So, in the beginning, there was this car…. which was a freebie given to me by my loving grandfather when I gave my ex the other car just so he would have a way to “GET THE HELL AWAY FROM ME.”

In the beginning….In the beginning….

Then the hood blew off at 60 miles per hour…

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Followed by half the stuff UNDER the hood lifting UP with the hood when I stopped to check the oil….

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And of course, not long after, I was replacing the water pump.. and then the timing belt broke…


 

 

 

 

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So this is when the timing belt broke

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This is after I broke down the left side of the motor…removed the water pump pulley bolts and drivebelts from the alternator and power steering pump, then removed the water pump pulley. Position the number one cylinder at TDC.

 

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Using a “persuasion bar” to make sure the crankshaft doesn’t turn:

 

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Removed the drivebelt tensioner bracket, and while it says to use a 0.060-inch pin in the tensioner after compression, I just used a nail… worked fine.

 

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Don’tcha love my floormat?

 

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Gettin’ ‘er done! (Um… Yeah… that would be me….)

 

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Set the timing marks on the camshaft, put and reverse engineer one more time to put the damn thing back together…. and she runs like a scalded dog. Go Me!