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 on: April 20, 2018, 01:43:23 PM 
Started by buffyisveryfuzzy - Last post by buffyisveryfuzzy
I am almost 100% certain that my shift solenoids are going. The car runs fine until it tries to get into second gear. The engine will basically red-line if I let it until 2nd gear kicks in, then second gear works as it should. Third and OD are fine too. This situation makes my Capri deadly when trying to pull into traffic due to the second gear delay or when it decided to just shift right into 3rd from 1st when it gives up on 2nd.

1. What should I look for underneath the vehicle (loose vacuum/hydraulic hoses, etc...)
2. Is there a Chilton for this particular Capri?
3. If you know, where are the shift solenoids housed?
4. Does anybody have any photos that may help?

Its a shame because this Capri is mint (well 9/10) and it has this irritating mechanical issue.

I appreciate any help =]

 on: April 19, 2018, 09:30:07 PM 
Started by JBone - Last post by Gaz

 on: April 19, 2018, 09:08:33 PM 
Started by Trackerrrr - Last post by SHOwn
...aand, before you go buy a new one, think about trying a little contact cleaner to see if that fixes your old one first. That goes for window switches As well. That being said, the Mustang info is good to know.
Thanks Trackerrr!

 on: April 19, 2018, 06:59:41 PM 
Started by Trackerrrr - Last post by Trackerrrr
87-93 Mustangs use the same switch, easy to find on eBay.

 on: April 18, 2018, 10:15:31 AM 
Started by Stickshifter6 - Last post by WashiestSnake
Yea the belt they sell doesn't  fit the original pulley design because they switched alternator mid-year I believe. When I got my replacement alternator I got the newer style pulley with it.

 on: April 17, 2018, 11:04:29 PM 
Started by jdp - Last post by jdp
I had already tested that theory with the seller.  Buying two, he would only offer $10 off combined shipping for two..  If you can be patient, Rocketman has making some braces on his long list of things to do.  That is what I have decided to do.  His work is pretty superb.


 on: April 17, 2018, 02:53:18 PM 
Started by jdp - Last post by blueamber
So, that Australia seller might ship all three for not much more money (same box, not much more weight)  make him an offer for all three, you could then sell 2 (they WILL sell) and yours is almost free!

 on: April 17, 2018, 02:42:17 PM 
Started by Stickshifter6 - Last post by blueamber
The squealing belt issue everyone hears about has nothing to do with an old belt that starts to squeal because it is wearing our or just needs tightening.  The stock setup has no problems with belts, and chances are a decent belt from your parts store with the size they say will work just fine.

 on: April 16, 2018, 10:34:03 AM 
Started by Stickshifter6 - Last post by chrispoe
The stock belt is 13/32 wide and 36 1/8 long.

The Gates 9360 is a quarter inch longer (36 3/8) and a sixteenth of an inch wider (15/32 and is used on the Escort GT
The other belt I would recommend is the Gates 9355 from the Miata it's also 15/32 wide, but it's only 35 7/8 long.

 on: April 15, 2018, 11:34:46 PM 
Started by Trackerrrr - Last post by Trackerrrr
any luck on ?

Might have to drive a bit but it's a pretty useful site

I'll check it out, thanks for the link. :)

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