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have alternator and starter tested

1985 Ford... | Answered on Nov 01, 2014

call the dealer and ask the parts guy or go there and get a print out of where each fuse box is.

1985 Ford... | Answered on Oct 31, 2014

Sounds to me like the harness to the back is just unplugged at the firewall.

1985 Ford... | Answered on Oct 12, 2014

ignition switch probably

1985 Ford... | Answered on Aug 17, 2014

Do the hazard lights work correctly ?

1985 Ford... | Answered on Jun 25, 2013

The old style shock is not hard to change. Its when you have struts that extra tools are needed.
There is a nut or two on the top of each shock stem. The second nut is often used as a locking device to keep the primary nut from backing off. Many do not use a second nut, but use a washer or lock washer to keep the primary tight.
The bottom fixtures usually have a pair of bolts holding the shock mounting plate to the "A" frame of the suspension.
Some Mechanics keep the weight of the vehicle on the "A" frame when changing the shocks to increase the clearance provided between the ground and the van(floor jack). A van on the hoist has exceptional clearance and it does not matter if the suspension hangs down, you still can fit the shock into its position.
Most nuts and bolts on the front are 9/16th or smaller. The rear shocks use larger bolts.
I would jack the vehicle and spray the backside of the lower bolts with WD-40 or similar a day before attempting to remove the bolts. Broken bolts are a pain, this one procedure could make removal easier. The bolts can easily break from rust.
There are sometimes Sales at Sears or Goodyear or Midas with free Installation. Shops use to charge $5-$10 each to install shocks.

1985 Ford... | Answered on Jun 11, 2013

If your question is how, you remove the distributor, then pull the shaft out to get access to the pickup coil in the bottom.

1985 Ford... | Answered on Apr 11, 2013

clutch may need adjusting

1985 Ford... | Answered on Sep 13, 2012

Have you checked the plugs for fouling and gap width. May have to replace all plugs. Find a loca guy to help you do a tune-up on the cheap. '85 Ford should be an easy task.

1985 Ford... | Answered on Jul 07, 2012

does it have a trailer harness look there 1st

1985 Ford... | Answered on Jun 12, 2012

In all the gasoline engines that came in the E-350 for that year the fuel filter is located in the engine compartment and you will need to remove the cover to get to it. Look to the rear of the alternator and it should be right there in the fuel line. I hope this helps and good luck

1985 Ford... | Answered on Oct 07, 2011

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