Trying to get my daily driver running again ran into headache getting at the crank sensor and found that the trans. Dipstick tube has to be unbolted and moved slightly to be able to remove it. It's just such tight space for a full size truck and the bolt is in there tight
and can't figure out how to get at that stupid bolt for the transmission dipstick tube can get socket with swivel and long extension on it but it hits the exhaust and seeing as how the truck does not have an actual y-pipe (the cat is the y-pipe both run from manifold direct to cat then single out.) i can't figure how to get the bolt out. Almost to the point of having it towed to my buddies shop and let him do it but i just can't afford it.
well got it out finally pulled truck to level ground and with several long extensions was able to get the dipstick tube out of way still won't run sensor was bad but cap has corrosion on the contacts and one of the screws snapped off in the distributor the other someone had put a over size flat head wood screw in so its going to my mechanic as soon as i can get my buddy to haul it up there
I remember saying "I like Fords because they put their distributor at the front of the engine." Those days are long gone. Nowadays almost all distributors are buried behind the engine. That is only a good thing if you are working on a full-size van with a interior engine cover.
if i wasn't so upside down money wise with what i have done to this truck so far i would get rid of it but i also can't afford to replace it right now. so much small stuff doesn't work proper that its getting to me. cruise don't work the cig plug to be able to use my phone charger quit and no fuses are bad,the factory fog lights never worked so i removed them so it would pass inspection and just the body work that i had to do to sneak it through inspection was like wtf i get my self into. wish i had just fixed my old one