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posted 03-30-2001 08:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for THUMPING COUGAR   Click Here to Email THUMPING COUGAR     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
is there some type of motor that creates the suction or air that makes covers function i could not find it
please help thanks

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posted 03-30-2001 11:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
No,it works off of engine vacuum. There is a line to the headlight switch and a vacuum reserve canister somewhere in the engine compartment,or under the fenders. This goes to a vacuum motor in the grille that actuates the assembly. Does the car run ok? Usually if these things leak the car will run bad. There should be a valve somewhere in the system that you can turn so the headlight doors stay open(ie inclement weather) somewhere under the hood. It will be on a vacuum hose. Check to see if there is any linkage binding. That will stop the doors from working.

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posted 04-05-2001 03:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You should think about picking up a Ford shop manual from Osborn Reproductons, that would really help you fixing up this like this on your Cougar.

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posted 04-05-2001 03:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tom siatkowski   Click Here to Email tom siatkowski     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
check the tank under the driver side fender in front of the wheel,take it out and do a preasure check on it,if that dont work check the vaccume tank where the light doors are hooked up to

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