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AUTO Ride not working
Ballman Offline
Senior Member
#1
OK heres the deal, switch does not work it seems , but when you hard brake the firm light comes on and I can hear them go back to normal ride , so why cant I use the switch to get it to go and stay in the firm mode . Is there a relay somewhere for this ?? if so where is it . Thanks for any replys . DW
DW
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Joe F Offline
Posting Freak
#2
If the auto adjust is working, i.e. goes to firm mode when accelerating hard, then most likely you've got dirty/corroded switch contact, or a broken wire at the switch.

HTH.

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Joe F.

My 87 TC & mod list with sources
JR's Place - My '87 Turbocoupe
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Jeff K Offline
Administrator
#3
Agreed.... as a first try, blast the switch with contact cleaner and see if you can get it to work. If that fails, you will have to disassemble the switch and clean it internally.

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Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 21 psi, forced air intercooler, water injection, bypass valve, Ranger roller cam, subframes, etc., etc.. // 86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP nitrous, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.... // 91 Escort: Bone stock winter car // 02 Taurus Vulcan(wifes car)
Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 24 psi, forced air IC, water injection, BPV, Ranger cam, subframes, etc., etc.
86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP N2O, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.
05 Taurus SEL Duratec daily driver
04 Taurus Duratec (wifes car)
02 Pontiac Grand Prix GT
95 Taurus GL Vulcan winter beater
67 Honda 450 Super Sport - completely customized
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PetzJC Offline
Senior Member
#4
Just for your info, Auto-Ride will (should) activate when a certain brake system pressure is attained (firm/hard braking), 80 mph, 0.3 lateral g', 90% throttle deflection, 10 psi of boost, or a certain steering angle.

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88 Silver T/C, original owner, 252,000 miles
Loaded except leather & auto trans
K&N, Gillis, SVO roller #1, big SS valves, ported intake, head, & exhaust
Polyurethane bushings throughout, Goodyear GT-HR 235/55R16's
Former owner of 88 Silver T/C, loaded (except leather & A/T), original owner, 294,815 miles!!!
K&N, Gillis(18 psi), SVO roller #1, big SS valves, ported intake, head, & exhaust.
Short block & turbo original/untouched, spec-II/III clutch combo.
Polyurethane bushings throughout, Goodyear GT-HR 235/55R16
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Ballman Offline
Senior Member
#5
Thanks for the replys , and yes I did take alook at the switch wires in the back of it , looks good , so next will try to clean or spray , and hope that will do it , so I take it ,, there is no relay on the autoride system . I did try to switch it back and forth a few times , no help . may have to get another switch , anyone have one ?? Thanks, DW
DW
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Ballman Offline
Senior Member
#6
Great news , cleaned the switch and now works great , thanks again to the NATO site for help, and all the replys . See ya at the shows , DW
DW
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