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1988 Scorpio MK1 2.9


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#1 busterboy1

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Posted 05 September 2017 - 01:34 AM

Hi,
My first post on here as I am a total novice.
I recently inherited the above which belonged to my stepfather and had been under a tarpaulin in a garage for nearly 14 years. I've had it restored, taxed, MOT, and it runs beautifully.
The solenoid on the boot is faulty and needs replacing. The fan on the dashboard is faulty too/doesn't work.
I would be very grateful for any suggestions/comments as to where I can obtain parts and/or help. Any general comments would be very welcome too. I'm at the start of a learning curve.
I'm in Northumberland.
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Posted 05 September 2017 - 03:59 PM

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most of that generation Granada was Sierra stuff underneath so id imagine the heater fan would be one such part but during my time working in the dealers we never had to replace one on either car so i cant say for certain. assuming it doesnt work at any speed, id also check that theres power going to the motor as if there is, the motor may simply have seized with standing idle for so many years. the boot solenoid is, from memory, slightly different to the set up used in the sierra but plenty of places online have 'new - old stock' parts and if you can find the part number on the original, it could well be possible to cross reference it to an aftermarket part (they may even have the bosch or hella or similar part number on them as well as the ford part number!!)

its quite a while since ive dealt with Granadas (its about 15 years since i had my last one) so things are getting a little hazy nowadays


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Posted 05 September 2017 - 06:31 PM

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Ref tailgate solenoid, you might find something in the diagrams?
https://www.catcar.i...DE5ODUtMTk5MiJ9

Heater: Try the fan on the lowest and highest setting, if it works on one or the other, it could be the resistor pack, it could still be it anyway as they start off by losing the middle speed(s), then you lose the fastest and slowest speeds as it is completely burned out. I can't say where to find it, but they are usually up in the front footwell attached to the bulkhead, or fan unit, on older transits, it was behind a headlight. If you have one and the loom has burned out, you can buy new loom from ford, or normally chop a donor bit off a scrap car (most models share the same plug).


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Posted 07 September 2017 - 09:32 AM

most of that generation Granada was Sierra stuff underneath so id imagine the heater fan would be one such part but during my time working in the dealers we never had to replace one on either car so i cant say for certain. assuming it doesnt work at any speed, id also check that theres power going to the motor as if there is, the motor may simply have seized with standing idle for so many years. the boot solenoid is, from memory, slightly different to the set up used in the sierra but plenty of places online have 'new - old stock' parts and if you can find the part number on the original, it could well be possible to cross reference it to an aftermarket part (they may even have the bosch or hella or similar part number on them as well as the ford part number!!)

its quite a while since ive dealt with Granadas (its about 15 years since i had my last one) so things are getting a little hazy nowadays

 

Thank you very much for the reply. As I said I'm a complete novice but I will give this to someone who isn't!



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Posted 07 September 2017 - 09:35 AM

Ref tailgate solenoid, you might find something in the diagrams?
https://www.catcar.i...DE5ODUtMTk5MiJ9

Heater: Try the fan on the lowest and highest setting, if it works on one or the other, it could be the resistor pack, it could still be it anyway as they start off by losing the middle speed(s), then you lose the fastest and slowest speeds as it is completely burned out. I can't say where to find it, but they are usually up in the front footwell attached to the bulkhead, or fan unit, on older transits, it was behind a headlight. If you have one and the loom has burned out, you can buy new loom from ford, or normally chop a donor bit off a scrap car (most models share the same plug).

 

Thank you for replying. I will show this to someone who understands it! I love the car but I am totally useless mechanically.



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Posted 08 September 2017 - 08:51 PM

Here is the mondeo how-to for the heater pack replacement: http://www.mirez.co.uk/HeaterPack.htm, might give you an idea what you are looking for, and might give you some inspiration on having a go at fixing it :D


 


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Posted 09 September 2017 - 09:49 AM

It would be worth checking all the fuses and relays for cleanliness. No need for any electrical or mechanical knowledge to do this. Just pull out every fuse and relay you can find (one at a time!) and clean up the contacts. Also check the fuse hasn't blown. Then put them all back in the same place! Also, pull apart every electrical connector you can find and spray it with contact cleaner. If the car has been sitting for 14 years then it's quite possible that some of the metal contacts are a bit crusty!

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