Ford Car & Truck 1997 Models Factory Service & Shop Manual
Complete workshop & service manual with electrical wiring diagrams for Ford Car & Truck 1997 Models (Aspire, Continental, Contour, Cougar, Crown Victoria, Escort, Grand Marquis, Mark VIII, Mustang, Mystique, Probe, Sable, Taurus, Thunderbird, Town Car, Tracer, AeroMax, AeroStar, Cargo, Econoline, Expedition, Explorer, F-&B-Series, F-150, F-250, F-250, F-350, Super Duty, Louisville, L-Series, Mountaineer, Ranger, Villager, Windstar). It's the same service manual used by dealers that guaranteed to be fully functional and intact without any missing page.
This Ford Car & Truck 1997 Models service & repair manual (including maintenance, overhaul, disassembling & assembling, adjustment, tune-up, operation, inspecting, diagnostic & troubleshooting…) is divided into different sections. Each section covers a specific component or system with detailed illustrations. A table of contents is placed at the beginning of each section. Pages are easily found by category, and each page is expandable for great detail.
Aspire, Continental, Contour, Cougar, Crown Victoria, Escort, Grand Marquis, Mark VIII, Mustang, Mystique, Probe, Sable, Taurus, Thunderbird, Town Car, Tracer, AeroMax, AeroStar, Cargo, Econoline, Expedition, Explorer, F-&B-Series, F-150/250, F-250/350, Super Duty, Louisville, L-Series, Mountaineer, Ranger, Villager, Windstar
Door Window Moulding--Front and Rear
Removal and Installation
1. Remove nine screws and washers and remove rear door window moulding.
2. Gently pry front door window filler rear edge from retainers.
3. Remove nine screws and washers and remove front door window moulding.
4. To install, reverse Removal procedure.
Door Window Moulding
Luggage Compartment Door
Refer to the following illustration for Removal and Installation of luggage compartment door moulding (42509).
Luggage Compartment Door
Be sure that any body wax is removed before using the infrared lamps.
The recommended preheat treatment requires the use of an infrared lamp bank. The bank should be positioned approximately 750 mm (30 inches) from the desired location of the body.
There are three major components in the rear suspension system:
(*). Rear suspension lower arms (5A649)
(*). Rear springs (5560)
(*). Rear shock absorbers (18080)
The rear axle housing is suspended from the vehicle frame as follows:
(*). Two short rear suspension arm and bushings (5500) control the side-to-side sway of the vehicle.
(*). Two longer rear suspension lower arms manage the forward and rearward movement of the rear axle housing.
THE NORMAL OPERATING TEMPERATURE OF THE EXHAUST SYSTEM IS VERY HIGH. NEVER ATTEMPT TO SERVICE ANY PART OF THE SYSTEM UNTIL IT HAS COOLED. BE ESPECIALLY CAREFUL WHEN WORKING AROUND THE THREE WAY CATALYTIC CONVERTER (TWC) (5E212). THE TEMPERATURE OF THE THREE WAY CATALYTIC CONVERTER RISES TO A HIGH LEVEL AFTER ONLY A FEW MINUTES OF ENGINE OPERATION.
When servicing exhaust system or removing exhaust components, disconnect all heated oxygen sensors (HO2S) (9F472) at the wiring connectors to prevent damage to the heated oxygen sensors and wiring harness. Refer to «Section 03-14» for location of the heated oxygen sensors.
This section covers the general exhaust system adjustments and service procedures.
The factory-installed exhaust systems shown in the illustrations in «Removal and Installation» differ from the service replacement systems in the number of pieces used. When making a service replacement, refer to the Master Parts Catalog for the current assemblies.
Always refer to the Master Parts Catalog for parts usage and interchangeability before replacing a component part of the exhaust system.
The exhaust systems are equipped with the following:
(*). two three way catalytic converters.
(*). twomufflers (5230).
(*). interconnecting exhaust inlet pipes (5246).
The exhaust system must be free of the following:
(*). excessive vibrations
These conditions are usually caused by loose, broken or misaligned:
If any of these conditions exist, check the exhaust system components and alignment. Adjust or replace as necessary to maintain the specified clearances (refer to the illustrations). Replace these parts if they are damaged or badly corroded. Do not attempt to service brackets, clamps or insulators.
Refer to the appropriate system illustration when servicing the exhaust system.
Three Way Catalytic Converter (TWC)
The three way catalytic converter:
(*). is mounted in the engine exhaust stream.
(*). plays a major role in the emission control system.
(*). works as a gas reactor.
(*). provides catalytic function which speeds up the heat producing chemical reaction between components of the exhaust gases in order to reduce the air pollutants.
(*). houses catalytic material that is made of a ceramic substrate which is coated with a high surface area alumina and impregnated with catalytically active platinum.
(*). provides access to the surface of the catalyst material that plays a major role in the heat producing chemical reaction.
EXHAUST GASES CONTAIN CARBON MONOXIDE WHICH CAN BE HARMFUL TO HEALTH AND ARE POTENTIALLY LETHAL. EXHAUST SYSTEM LEAKS SHOULD BE SERVICED IMMEDIATELY. NEVER OPERATE THE ENGINE IN ENCLOSED AREAS.
Leaded fuel must not be used in a vehicle fitted with a three way catalytic converter--the lead will damage the catalyst.
The following precautions must be observed when operating a vehicle equipped withthree way catalytic converters.
If a vehicle is continually misfueled:
(*). the lead in the fuel will be deposited in the converter and completely blanket the catalyst.
(*). lead combines chemically with platinum to damage the catalyst.
(*). continuous use of leaded fuels can totally destroy the catalyst and render the converter useless.
The addition of lead to the converter can also solidify the catalyst, causing:
(*). excessive back pressure in the exhaust system.
(*). possible engine damage.
Extremely high temperatures of 1100°C (2012°F) or over, due to misfiring or over-rich fuel/air mixture, will cause the ceramic base to sinter or burn, destroying the converter.
The three way catalytic converters have been designed to provide a long service life. No maintenance is necessary for the three way catalytic converters. However, the following conditions must be avoided:
(*). Do not drive downhill with the gears engaged and the ignition switch OFF.
(*). Do not drive with misfiring engine.
(*). Do not run the engine continuously with a misfiring spark plug (12405). When idling is unstable or when the engine lacks power, refer to the «Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis Manual».
(*). Do not park or stop the vehicle over combustible material. If the vehicle is parked or stopped over combustible material such as dry grass, the material may be ignited by the high temperature of the three way catalytic converter and muffler.