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In Topic: sierra 2000e info about parts needed

18 January 2009 - 11:19 PM

Providing your 2000e does not have the optional ABS, in which case it would have rear discs, then the rear arm from any 2wd Sierra from 1987 onwards with drum brakes will fit (excluding estates obviously). Chances are though that you will need a replacement rear shock absorber as well as these twist easily @ the base where they go into the lower arm in this sort of impact.

Your best bet, therefore, would be to go to a local car breakers.

I did not note where you are located? If in the SE, I can recommend a couple of good locations which will have plentiful stock for you.

In Topic: Ford Escort battery light on.

10 January 2009 - 05:03 PM


I wonder if anyone can help me with this problem. I have a 1995 ford escort. Just lately it does not start very well, a bit hessitant when you first turn the key. I have tested the battery and the alternator (which is new) and both fine. My latest little problem is the battery light illuminates when you turn the ignition off!!! This is a new one on me :blink: I have tested the battery and alternator again and both fine. The light goes out when the car is started....1 hour on and the battery is now flat!! Please help :-)

All help is appreciated.

The diode pack in the alternator has "blown" a diode. There are 3 diodes in the "pack", 1 for overcharge, 1 for undercharge and 1 for tripping the circuit initially. This diode is what works the light inside the car.

When blown, this will allow the alternator to act like a generator as siphon charge back from the battery when not in use.

Only real thing to do is to change the alternator. You can replace the diode packs, but it is the first thing you put in when rebuilding the alternator, so would cost more than a replacement.