It does not fit with the elbow there. Main tool you'll be using to get the elbow on is a long ass screwdriver. You need to remove the right front wheel well, the trans dipstick tube and the cover on the firewall just to get your hand behind the cylinder head. Any advice here is great! You can toss it in the trash when you get it off since it will not be reinstalled. I can get it where it looks like it might be on, but then comes dislodged or crooked when I remove the screwdriver. . The black plastic shield that covers the stock drain tube will be left off now.
Make sure the short end of the elbow is pushed onto the drain tube, and the long end is pointed straight down Figure 3. If it is follow these steps to get rid of the water intrusion for good. Also just removed side of sheild closest to wheel then just rolled it down away to expose the drain. I took off the front passenger wheel, removed the mudguards, and still can't really see any drain hose. I found it made the install easier if you boil some water and let the rubber elbow soak in the boiling water for a few minutes.
The fix worked because I haven't noticed anymore water under the matt. Just prior to trying to stick the elbow onto the drain tube end you need to soak the elbow in boiling water for about 15 minutes to soften up the elbow making it much easier to get onto the drain end. Even if I get it where it looks like it's on, I'm unsure if the top is snug against the firewall because I can't even see it. The machined edge is razor sharp and it will cut you pretty deep. I think it's too stiff if you don't. I can't say removing the tranny fill tube was that much of a benefit after it was all said and done, but at the time it seemed like a good idea.
Remove the five push pins that hold the inner fender well in the truck. Expedition only: Remove transmission dipstick tube from vehicle. Doing so ensures that you ordered the exact correct Ford Part Numbers that your vehicle came from the Ford Factory with. I am one frustrated car girl!!! Our goal is to provide every Ford customer with exceptional service, unbeatable discounts and the lowest shipping rates in the business! Remove the right front wheel following Workshop Manual, Section 204-04 procedure. Had my son take the car into the shop. If it's the stock drain no elbow installed. Is your truck still covered under factory warranty? That hook will grab hold of the clog within the tube.
Twist, push and pull the wire within the drain tube until clog has been removed. Make sure to be really careful when you have your hand jammed in behind the cylinder head. Remove right front fender splash shield. Ask me how I know. This clog needs to be eliminated as it prevents water from draining and can cause serious damage to your air conditioning system over time.
If you are getting any water inside when it rains or you wash the truck, odds are that it's something else. Did discover the thermo shield mounted on bottom of body became undone just enough to sag below sheild to divert water to opposite side. Expedition only: Install transmission dipstick and tube. Less than a week later, more water. Soaking the elbow in boiling water to soften it really helps in the installation. Jack the truck up in the front and take off the right front wheel. This is the sort of write up we need for these freakish problems.
Here's a link to another right up I did on it:. But if it cures the wet flooring its worth it. We provide Ford, Lincoln, Mercury, as well as Ford Motorcraft and Authentic B lue Diamond Replacement Parts. The O2 sensor is right there, the elbow butts up against it. They are the only parts proven during vehicle development to deliver the intended level of protection as a whole system. Jacking up the truck to give you some room really helps too. I found it made the install easier if you boil some water and let them rubber elbow soak in the boiling water for a few minutes.
Also cannot get my hand to it, even though I am female so should have smallish hands. It is not due to the drain being clogged. I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong. Allow water to drain from the tube and reattach it to the engine. Maybe they fixed it on the 3rd generation trucks but someone will have to check. No elbow from the factory. It is a complete bitch to get to and you need remove a cover to install it.
At this time, I am still unclear about what the problem is? This part fits specific Lincoln models. Going to have to take it back in if I ever get my ride out of the shop and may have to show them exactly what I mean. And I still can't go from the side or see it from the side. The job is probably possible without pulling the inner wheelwell liner off if you can get the plastic shield off with the long screwdriver. Any clues as to where this drain hose is supposed to be coming from? Expedition only: Open hood and remove transmission dip stick. It needs to have an elbow installed on the drain nipple.