hi there my name is XXXXX XXXXX i can help you.
did you buy this car new
is it the catalatyc converter that was rattlling
is the check engine light on
I bought the car new. Only ever serviced by Ford dealer except for last service which was by Ultra Tune who are well regarded. Done 18,000 kilometers.
Yes the catalyic converter is the source of the rattle. Sound is a"tinny" sound like a losse piece of sheet metal is adrift internally.
Not sure what you mean by engine check light. All warning lights are normal - no faults indicated.
I assume we are talking about the Malfunction Indicator Lamp ( MIL).
With ignition on it comes on and stays on. ( Manual says it should illuminate for two or three seconds).
It does not come on when engine is started nor does it flash once per second which the manual says indicates a fault.
I bought a workshop manual for the car. The oxygen sensor is located near the outlet of the exhaust manifold. It is wired up OK.
So the sensor we are concerned with is NOT the oxygen sensor as first thought. This sensor is located after the catalytic converter. The wires have not been torn off but have been cut off right next to the sensor in a very precise and neat cut. Neater than if pliers were used to cout off the wire. The manual makes detailed reference to all sensors with photos of the locations but no reference to this sensor either for petrol or LPG cars. Do you know what its function may be? And was it a Ford recommendation that it be disconected?
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We do not seem to be getting anywhere with the question I asked. Perhaps your experts are not familiar with the Australian built Ford Falcon.
The car runs OK - so I think I will opt out as well.
Will the $45.00 i was charged be refunded to my account?