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Old 12-20-2018, 08:52 PM   #11
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I am the OP. I am quite pleased because i an in no means a pro mecanic, but i do love working on cars, i find it therapeuthic.... Reminds me of the ol' days with my Porsche 914/4 into which i transplanted (myself) a 911/6 engine, boy that was a blast: the car and the transplant!

That broken connector on the p/s Focus is because i decided to slide out the p/s pump, getting me more space to work on my 3-parts job: serpentine belt, psm and thermostat.

In the end, i have heat (finally) and the rumbling is gone. Engine mount does its job.

Next task: getting rid of the CEL because a P2004 (Intake manifold control stuck open).

Thanks to all for helping.
Since I am planning on the same repair on my 2005 using your instructions from the other thread (AMRiley23 OP) how do I avoid the problem you encountered?

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The problem was caused by my inability to separate the connector cable from the p/s pressure switch, going too hard with my pliers. If you take your time you should be able to unplug that smoothly.
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The problem was caused by my inability to separate the connector cable from the p/s pressure switch, going too hard with my pliers. If you take your time you should be able to unplug that smoothly.
OK thanks!

Do you think the P2004 is due to a vacuum issue or a mechanical/linkage issue?

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Hi Paul, can be all of this. All my readings lean toward:

- bad solenoid (rarely)
- bac vaccums lines (most of the time)
- defective/stuck actuator (usually because of bad vaccums)
- defective linkage in manifold (very rarely)
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Hi Paul, can be all of this. All my readings lean toward:

- bad solenoid (rarely)
- bac vaccums lines (most of the time)
- defective/stuck actuator (usually because of bad vaccums)
- defective linkage in manifold (very rarely)
I helped a friend with that problem on an 05 a couple years ago. I could not find a vac hose crack until immediately after I removed the solenoid, only then did the cracked hose jump out and bite me. Crack was only an inch or two away from the solenoid.
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