Good detective work, most people wouldn't have found that in a month of Sundays. That thing looks familiar, I probably have one on my Vulcan somewhere that I've seen a dozen times while doing something else. Where physically on your engine is it?
LOL it only took me oh.. 6 months to diagnose, and this was like the 6th time I did electrical testings on parts. I was still getting voltage to the fan harness but obviously with the wiring not fully attached in the resistor it wasn't proper and the readings weren't always reflecting real world. And as others noted the ceramic resistor was mounted on a bracket on the top of the transmission that the power steering lines were attached to.
Heck the 3rd Gens have that too. Mounted on the passenger side of the car, right between the reservoir for the washerfluid and the horn:
(not my car).
BTW:Riptides, I'm coming to Atlanta December 22nd. Still interested in the rear struts? I also have some mint 89 LX door panels in gray. Any interest?
That's good info right there on the location. It would be easier to pull one from a 3rd gen Taurus than to rip out a 2nd gens air cleaner parts to get to it.
And on the BTW: I'm not going to have the funds at xmas time to make a bonus purchase for my car. I hate that, but holiday money is tight and already earmarked through January.
Oh yeah, that's right. I remember having to move it so I could re-route my PS lines, after I made the mistake of having the local Firestone mouthbreathers replace the pressure line. I ended up getting a $460 refund from those menaces.
Yes I already replaced the High Pressure line on my PS in the past, and it was a BEAST of a job. I pretty much had to bend the lines to get them routed into place, then bend them back to mount them to the car.
And going back to (not) having any money for bonus purchases, I finally pulled the trigger on getting an OBDI scantool for the ford with Digital screen ($32.50 at O'Reillys). I really didn't have money for that right now but wanted to verify the computer over the weekend. The only code I'm getting is the Power Steering Pressure Sensor is inactive which explains an engine stutter when I turn the wheels at idle.
If it hadn't rained here last night and temp now at 40 outside I'd be at the boneyard hunting for my part, gonna wait until Friday.
BTW, according to the Ford-Truck forums you can replace the busted resistor with a "new" part from Porsche suppliers.
Thread: Possible cheap dropping resistor 12v --> 6v ? - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums
Part Link: Pelican Parts - Product Information: OEM-94461652101
This is future search info for anyone interested in buying a new one.