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Old 10-24-2010, 08:20 PM
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05 merc grand marquis as a drivetrain and electrical donor

im helping a guy down the road out with his 49 merc project. (this is what i get for being friendly with my local car guys)



hes using an 05 merc grand marquis as a chassis and drivetrain donor. bought the whole car after a tree fell on it (16K on the odometer) from insurance auction. he has used it to essentially drop a chopped and sectioned 49 merc body down over. hes even re-using the seats, etc. all the donor parts he can.



hes having trouble getting it to run. so he called me, knowing i do a lot of electrical stuff. but im over my head here. (just an excuse for learning more. i dont know a lot about EFI, but i need to)



my basic questions:

1. with this vehicle donor, what all does the ECM need to "see" to run

2. are there any anti-theft systems built in here that may be fighting him?

3. what all sensors and systems will be required to make the drivetrain operate correctly?

4. anything as far as running and driving go that i may be forgetting?



thanks. im new to the mod motors and EFI.

'

Michael

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Old 10-25-2010, 12:17 AM
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there is vehicle theft systems. everything down to the turn signals is controlled by an ECU ( lighting control modual ).. best bet, would be to scout out who keeps the cop cars going. 1 of those guys is bound to be into hotrods and will know that Panther very well
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Is he using the steering column out of the Grand Marquis? The ECU has to "see" the correct key before it will start.

If everything has been swapped over you really need to hook up to the EEC system and check it for codes.
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how would i go about hooking up to the EEC system?

and other than the key and steering column, what else will it need to see to run?

id like to work with what we have, but if i have to, well get another ECU and build a custom harness.

michael
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