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by Squint
Thu Jun 23, 2016 3:50 pm
Forum: Parts and Problems
Topic: Fiesta Frustrations
Replies: 33
Views: 7054

Re: Fiesta Frustrations

Borrowed a OBDII from a guy at work. Reading 3 codes: P0016 - Crankshaft position, Camshaft position correlation bank 1 sensor A. P0365 - Camshaft position sensor B circuit (bank 1) P0340 - Camshaft position sensor A circuit (bank 1 or single sensor). The question now becomes, does the car think the...
by Squint
Tue Jun 21, 2016 3:25 am
Forum: The Photo and Video Gallery
Topic: Just a couple of cars I saw lately
Replies: 1586
Views: 100906

Re: Just a couple of cars I saw lately

Why are the roads out near Detroit rock city called 7 mile, 8 mile etc.?? It doesn't look to be the distance from the center of the city though it looks like it could correlate to that. Check out these two links: http://detroitplanninghistory.weebly.com/1700-1900.html https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
by Squint
Tue Jun 21, 2016 3:17 am
Forum: Parts and Problems
Topic: Fiesta Frustrations
Replies: 33
Views: 7054

Re: Fiesta Frustrations

watkins wrote:What does timing have to do with the serp belt? I'm pretty sure theres no such thing as a modern car that uses the accessory drive for cam drive.
Belt only goes on alternator, coolant pump, idler pulley, and crank shaft according to manual linked above.
by Squint
Mon Jun 20, 2016 12:16 pm
Forum: Parts and Problems
Topic: Fiesta Frustrations
Replies: 33
Views: 7054

Re: Fiesta Frustrations

It's certainly plausible that while messing with computer stuff for the TPMS, they might have nudged something that threw timing out of whack. I was thinking serpentine belt struggle. TPMS is probably done from the driver's seat with the hood closed. Ah gotcha, misunderstood. Serpentine belt strugg...
by Squint
Sun Jun 19, 2016 6:04 pm
Forum: Parts and Problems
Topic: Fiesta Frustrations
Replies: 33
Views: 7054

Re: Fiesta Frustrations

I just reset the battery and checked again. This time it does have a CEL,but it still was idling a bit roughly and made the ticking sound for a few seconds after I shut it off. Also, new problem, it didn't want to turn on for a couple of times before it finally caught on the third try. However, now ...
by Squint
Sun Jun 19, 2016 1:44 pm
Forum: Parts and Problems
Topic: Fiesta Frustrations
Replies: 33
Views: 7054

Re: Fiesta Frustrations

"That Thang got a Hammy? I meant to ask if the Fiasco has toothed belt driving the camshaft(s)" If the cam timing were off a tooth, it could show the symptoms you are experiencing. If you are lucky, the cam is just "en retard" (I read this term here on this site - it means it got dropped on its hea...
by Squint
Sun Jun 19, 2016 8:44 am
Forum: Parts and Problems
Topic: Fiesta Frustrations
Replies: 33
Views: 7054

Re: Fiesta Frustrations

Left field idea: was the system reset by Goodyear? I could see the car thinking the tire is flat and throwing wonky errors is the sensors aren't properly calibrated. Doesn't TSC take its info from ABS, which is passive in Fords and directly related to tire pressure.? It might, though the couple of ...
by Squint
Sat Jun 18, 2016 11:33 pm
Forum: Parts and Problems
Topic: Fiesta Frustrations
Replies: 33
Views: 7054

Re: Fiesta Frustrations

Are you sure you got all of the zip tie out once the belt was installed? I don't foresee any harm disconnecting the battery. Cars are computerized enough anymore that you can get all kinds of gremlins if the systems were delivered some weird transient voltages while the belt was coming apart. Yes, ...
by Squint
Sat Jun 18, 2016 10:40 pm
Forum: Parts and Problems
Topic: Fiesta Frustrations
Replies: 33
Views: 7054

Fiesta Frustrations

Prepare for a small wall of text. Story time! A few months back, the front right tire of the Fiesta went completely flat in the parking lot at work. I flipped to the spare that evening after work, then took it to Goodyear where they do free tire repair (is that common of most big tire chains now?) t...
by Squint
Fri Jun 17, 2016 4:34 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 54925
Views: 1245816

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

AHTOXA wrote:Started a new job.
New permanent in SoCal job or just new job in Te-has that required you to travel to SoCal?
by Squint
Thu Jun 16, 2016 2:06 pm
Forum: The Photo and Video Gallery
Topic: Just a couple of cars I saw lately
Replies: 1586
Views: 100906

Re: Just a couple of cars I saw lately

How very Michigan of you, RP. Culver's might be from Minnesota, but I totally associate it with Michigan as well. There are a couple of Tesla's around town that I've been seeing often. A red and a grey one. And I can hear the Lambo that's near campus whenever it's driving around. The guy isn't crazy...
by Squint
Thu Jun 16, 2016 2:03 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Infant Gratification?
Replies: 45
Views: 9556

Re: Infant Gratification?

someone once said to buy the car you want to drive and not the one you want to be seen in. But what if I bought the car I want to drive and want to be seen it? :D The main lights in combo with with fogs are plenty bright, and the high beams shine a mile ahead. I'm not sure how it works with the TSI...
by Squint
Thu Jun 16, 2016 2:00 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 54925
Views: 1245816

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Today (6/15) is my birthday!!! 8) Bon anniversaire en retard! (retard means "late" or "belated" in French, this isn't an insult :lol: ) Tony, SoCal could be fun. Work trip there? Or different job? Well, my gran's life force packs have run out. Not sure how I'm supposed to feel as we were never clos...
by Squint
Thu Jun 16, 2016 1:45 pm
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: Clutch wear
Replies: 24
Views: 5801

Re: Clutch wear

Thanks rob. I'm not shooting a lot of throttle when I up shift. I feather it while up shifting and actually I should probably add some more to my 1-2 shifts in hindsight. Yeah, sounds like you're fine from the basic description. The clutch is designed to wear - but after a certain period of time, i...
by Squint
Sun Jun 12, 2016 12:04 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 54925
Views: 1245816

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Ah. So we remain.