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rjstat

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Tru Loc
« on: November 30, 2006, 02:51:04 PM »
OK I have a 1997 Cougar with traction control it currently does not have a Tru-Loc differential can I replace the current yoke with a Tru-Loc. Will this effect the traction control system.
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Re: Tru Loc
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2006, 08:29:52 PM »
Yes.  My 95 had both.  The track loc is good when you want to go and the traction control uses the brakes when you want to stop.   I see no problem!!!  :zombie:
The 5.4 swap has been called a bad idea, and considered an underpowered considerable waste of time, since 2007.

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Re: Tru Loc
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2006, 09:02:12 PM »
Great now did the 98 MK VIII come with Tru-Loc if not I have located one. S**t no build tag on the MK pumpkin some jerk broke it off.
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Re: Tru Loc
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2006, 09:18:05 PM »
Not all Marks has Trac Loc.  You have to check the sticker on the driver side door jam. There you will find the letters "AX". Under the AX is the axle ratio code. Compare it to the following:

8...2.73:1 Conventional or open differential
M...2.73:1 Traction-Lok
Y...3.08:1 Conventional   <---  MINE JLM
Z...3.08:1 Traction-Lok
5...3.27:1 Conventional
E...3.27:1 Traction-Lok
W5...3.27:1 Conventional
XE...3.27:1 Traction-Lok

I know that lis tis good for 94-97.  It should be good for 98???  :-\

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The TA applied rear independent braking to the slipping wheel. Two pins from the ABS wiring harness are for the traction control. Pin 25 turns the TA on/off and Pin 44 controls the TA indicator light. Battery voltage is applied to PIN 25 and the TA is activated. Flip a switch and the TA function is turned off. You can make the TA toggle switch and light.
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Re: Tru Loc
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2006, 06:54:00 AM »
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I know that list is good for 94-97.  It should be good for 98???  :-\

Note:
The TA applied rear independent braking to the slipping wheel. Two pins from the ABS wiring harness are for the traction control. Pin 25 turns the TA on/off and Pin 44 controls the TA indicator light. Battery voltage is applied to PIN 25 and the TA is activated. Flip a switch and the TA function is turned off. You can make the TA toggle switch and light.
Thanks J. the info is the same for the 98 MK and on my traction assist has a button in the console next to the trunk release (a bummer if you push the wrong button) it is always on and  you push for off and it dose stay off until you turn it on or restart the car.
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97 - 4.6L Alpine Green Cougar XR-7 w/ Fiber Concepts Hood, SPC cold air intake, 2.5 SLP Dual Exhaust, Eclipse CD4000 w/ Polk's speakers, Koni Shocks, 11/4" Addco sway bars, and Vogtland more to come.
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