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Old 03-11-2006, 10:16 AM   #1
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On my year 2000 MH (1999 F53 V10) 2 speed sensors on the rear axle had to be replaced several years apart.

About a year ago in Tucson, AZ the mechanic working to find the missing problem with the engine mentioned that MH manufacturers were not installing adequate grounds. This was causing problems with speedometer/odometers not working. He had some nifty fix for the problem. So far so good. The place was on the south side off the freeway I-19(?).

The mechanic found the missing problem right away - he said I wasn't the only one with this particular problem. Seems there is coolant tube that runs over the right side of the engine. The cheap factory hose clamps were leaking when running up grades. The coolant then dribbled down into the spark plug "holes". He showed me the plug boots that had "high water" marks. Seems after running for a few hours the plugs would short out. After shutting off the coolant would eventually dry out. So after spending a few bucks at Ford truck garages (spendy for MH owners) some inexpensive SS clamps took care of the problem. Ended up replacing all the plugs and boots.

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On my year 2000 MH (1999 F53 V10) 2 speed sensors on the rear axle had to be replaced several years apart.

About a year ago in Tucson, AZ the mechanic working to find the missing problem with the engine mentioned that MH manufacturers were not installing adequate grounds. This was causing problems with speedometer/odometers not working. He had some nifty fix for the problem. So far so good. The place was on the south side off the freeway I-19(?).

The mechanic found the missing problem right away - he said I wasn't the only one with this particular problem. Seems there is coolant tube that runs over the right side of the engine. The cheap factory hose clamps were leaking when running up grades. The coolant then dribbled down into the spark plug "holes". He showed me the plug boots that had "high water" marks. Seems after running for a few hours the plugs would short out. After shutting off the coolant would eventually dry out. So after spending a few bucks at Ford truck garages (spendy for MH owners) some inexpensive SS clamps took care of the problem. Ended up replacing all the plugs and boots.

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Thanks for the info SRT, grounds can cause some headaches had a 88 CA on Ford chassis speedometer did flips until a better ground wire was placed. "007"
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