Escort L4-98 1.6L SOHC VIN 5 FI (1985)
Hydraulic Control Assembly - Antilock Brakes: Technical Service Bulletins
Engine Compartment Wiring - Connector Service
Article No. 85-17-3
WIRING - ENGINE COMPARTMENT
SERVICING TERMINALS/CONNECTORS ON 12A581 AND 14290 ASSEMBLIES FOR INTERMITTENT CONCERNS
FORD 1985 ALL
LINCOLN-MERCURY 1985 ALL
LIGHT TRUCK 1985 ALL
When intermittent symptoms are reported and any of the components listed below are suspect, then the following procedure should be performed before
the start of normal diagnostics.
Component Connectors and Systems Affected:
TFI Ignition Module
Air Vane Boost Control
Anti-Skid Pressure Switch
Anti-Skid Control Valve
Fluid Level Sensor
Main Hydraulic Valve
Terminal and Connector Inspection/Repair Procedure
Pull on each wire of the subject connector using approximately 3 to 5 lbs. force.
If the terminal pulls out of the connector, remove the terminal from wire and replace with a new terminal.
Remove wedge from connector and install the new terminal and wire in the connector.
Replace the wedge and again pull on the wire. If the new terminal pulls out of connector, replace connector.
Remove the wedge from connector and remove the remaining terminals, but leave the rubber grommet on wires to aid in reinstalling the
terminals in the correct position in the connector.
Reinstall all terminals into the new connector and reinstall the wedge.
Install the new connector making sure that it is fully seated to the mating connector (locking fingers completely over ramp).
OTHER APPLICABLE ARTICLES: None
WARRANTY STATUS: Reimbursable within the provisions of the Warranty and Policy Manual.
0.3 Hr. DLR. CODING: Basic Part No. 12A581 and/or 14290 - Code: 44