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Ford Explorer XLT

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The XLT is one of Ford Explorer’s trim levels along with base XL, Sport and Eddie Bauer edition. It is manufactured by Ford Motor Company since 1990 and replaces the smaller Ford Bronco II.
I can't find anywhere on the net that says either way. I did find something that said use a newer booster and described the kind with just the seat, not the thing across the front, but that seemed more for extra safety than law. If this booser is pretty old, then it is probably a better idea to buy …
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All booster seats can be used with a shoulder belt as far as I know. The best are the kind with a back on them. Just follow the directions that come with it. And you can ask store people, they may know a lot about them.   Someone answer his question. I have the same question. We have the boos…
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There is a small square "trap door" in each wheel well directly behind the fog lamps. You can pry it open and access the fog lamps. They just twist loose.Untrue...in the 2008 Liberty in any case.
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yes, of course. there are 4 fuses, one each for low beams and one each for high beams. the fuse box is under the dash, inside the cabin, all the way over by the lefthand (driver's side in usa) door. the fuses are in a single row and are numbered, from 1, from left to right. fuse 1 is left low beam, …
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The tensioning pulley is the one just above the ac pulley 13mm wrench, pull it backwards. more help at this site http://www.rldassociates.com/zx2/howto/belt.htm hope it helps, michael tips: lace all lupes through pullies except last one, I went underneath vehicle to have space to use common wre…
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You need to first remove the interior door side panel. To do so:1. Remove the screw located in the outer/lower corvner of the door panel using a Phillips screwdriver.2. Remove the two Phillips screws located in the black armrest section. They are located directly behind the door close handle.3. Remo…
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Have two people when doing this; makes it easier and faster.If the car is equiped with power locks or windows you will have to remove the door panel to unplug the wiring.Have one person (the stronger one) hold the door in place as the other person loosens the bolts (should be 4 or so).****Some cars …
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if its like a 93 there are two hex end threaded rods buy each light 1 for up and down and one for left and right. turn them to adjust
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Answer If it is not located on the passenger front side of the engine then it is likely in the fuel tank... if that is the case you would have to remove the tank in order to replace the pump. In general, if your car has a carburator, the fuel pump is under the hood. If you car is injection, the …
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Answer IF YOU MEAN THE FUEL SHUT OFF SWITCH, IT'S ON THE PASSENGERS SIDE UNDER THE DASH BY THE TOE KICK OF THE RIGHT FOOT. IF IT DOESN'T CLICK WHEN YOU PRESS IT THEN ITS SOMETHING ELSE.
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Have you check the fuse that is underneath the control panel for the mirrors? I recently had to change the power window motor on my ford and when I pulled up the console for the window/power mirror control there was anothe 10 amp fuse therecould be the switch that controls it too. I had to replace m…
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Answer the fuse box is behind the access panel in the left lower portion of the instrument panel,above the break and in line with the stearing poast.remove screws and pull it down.
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: The resistor is quite difficult to remove since it is butt-up againt the firewall. A 5.5mm univeral socket is needed. You may also need to cut away some of the firewall insulation. Laying on your back in an odd position isalso required.- TechJK ----------------------------------------------------…
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Looking at the procedure in my 1980 GM service manual and comparing it to my 1984 G20 van, it apears to be simple process. 1983 should be very close. Negative battery cable must be disconnected. Coolant recovery tank and power antenna need to be removed. Blower motor lead wire is disconnected. Blowe…
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Answer I would love to see the answer to this one too. I have checked out my 1992 C1500 as far as I can and haven't been able to find out the answer. If your light stays on constantly, you could probably have the code read at a brake shop and it should give you a good clue as to what's wrong. Oft…
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Possible causes. 1.Bad Fuse 2.Bad Motor 3.Bad Switch 4.Window has slid out of its track If the window rolls up to a certain point but stops then it may have slid out of track and is hitting a rubber or plastic guide.In the event of the window sliding out of its track. This can be confirmed by lookin…
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If you're in the Northeast where the dampness and salt eat up cars, then yes, any older car will probably have electrical problems. Another possible factor: previous owners may have tested electrical wires with probes that pierced the protective plastic on the wire. Left open, corrosion forms and s…
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Reasons for the shaking could be:If the temperature has been below freezing, there could be TIRE STOP LEAK , that has gone unnoticed, and now caused a major imbalance of a tire .Bent rim, tie rod loose, sticking brake calipers. My first guess is always tire balance, but if not that -- those would be…
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Removing the EGR Tube from an Exhaust Manifold I have a 1989 240sx with a 2.4 liter engine and I looked into this problem, and found that the only wrench I had that could fit it was 1-1/4 inches. I think that it is really 30 mm. I would think that yours would be the same size. Its located reall…
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Guys! One REAL common reason cars quit running while being driven is Broken Timing Belt. Pull the distributor cap and try turning the motor over--if the engine turns and the rotor in the distributor doesn't, the timing belt's your problem.  The most likely cause of this would be the ignition c…
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Sounds like brake pulsation. Probably from the front brake rotors. Don't cut them, chuck them and get new ones, replace the beat up pads at the same time and adjust the rears-if drum brakes in back. Brake pads/rotors are usually to blame for vibration during heavey or normal braking I agree,new pa…
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They should have flushed the lines and cooler when they put it in. Was this done?  Chrysler products REQUIRE MOPAR ATF+ transmission fluid only. it is possible that the wrong fluid was put in. this is extremely common.are we asuming its a Chrysler its not because of flushing or because of flui…
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%DETAILS% Answer One cause for the key not turning all the way off could be that the tumblers in the ignition lock mechanism are out of alignment. Answer It could be your shift lock control awitch. Answer torque lock. This occurs when you are on a hill and you put your car into par…
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If the intake is aluminum your antifreeze ate a hole in it.The same thing happened to me on my wifes van ,I was able to fix the hole with JBweld and 3 years later still no problems ... Good luck.   Essentially, poor design. Gm's 3.1 and 3.8 motors are notorius for them failing. Even the Lin…
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It was easy for me, I just found a car that looked like mine and took the mirror from that car. Don't let the cops see you because they might think you are trying to steal it. Just borrow the mirror till you get your replacement. If you go to return the mirror, and the car isn't there, they prob…
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Answer Not using the dipsticks for the oil and transmission, while seeing leaks are a sign... Check your fuids and keep them clean and full or you will cause damage to whatever componenet relies on their respective fluids. Answer leaking oil is NOT sign of a bad transmission, its a sign of a ba…
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key words "today my girlfriend was running some errands. while idling in a parking lot, our car stalled. When she tried to start the car, it would turn-over just fine but wouldn't fire off. then she noticed smoke coming from under the so yeah, now it turns over but won't start. this should mean the …
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%DETAILS% Answer a) Check gear oil level/condition. b) or you have a worn synchronizer. Answer Verify that your clutch linkage is adjusted, if this is a cable linkage vehicle. Hydraulic units are not suppose to be adjustable. Your difficulty with getting the vehicle into first gear coul…
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%DETAILS% Answer The brand of fuel you are using may cause it. I had started using UNOCAL super for awhile in my Buick Regal/86 and it went away. It had started when the blend in my preferred fuel was modified for the season change. Go up a grade of fuel or change station brands for aw…
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4.0L OHV Firing Order Firing order for the 4.0 liter OHV V6 is 1-4-2-5-3-6 http://autorepair.about.com/od/enginefiringorders1/ 4.0L SOHV Firing Order Firing order for the 4.0 liter SOHV V6 is 1-4-2-5-3-6 http://autorepair.about.com/od/enginefiringorders1/ 5.0L Firing Order Firing orde…
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What do you mean hesitate in park and neutral? I think of hesitation as something that happens when you take off in drive. Usually higher grade fuel will fix that. I'm not sure what you mean. Email me if you want to. The automatic transmission in a Honda is very close tolerance .When the engine wa…
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%FOLLOWUPS% I had to try one additional part. I thought the pressure regulator resolved my problem. With an outside temperature at 45 degrees the car started up great. An outside temperature at 65 degrees caused the car to stall after the initial start-up. The intake air temperature sensor ($16.0…
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Are you talking about the ring and pinion gears in the rear end aka the differential? If this is the case I would suggest you find a qualified person to do this work if these gears are not properly installed and shimed you could cause harm not only to the rear end but to yourself and others if it f…
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You don't want to wire the fan "always on". It'll kill your battery when not running. There is a heat sensor near the thermostat housing in my GM 3.8L that controls the fan. Because GM wants the engine running hot for fuel economy, the fan is triggered at 224 degrees even though the "stat" is set to…
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The answer below regarding the 3 hard plastic bushings in the gearbox is your answer. When these bushings wear out the motor will turn but the window will not move (although generally the window can be slid up and down by moving it with your hands). I have an '88 fifth avenue and all 4 of my window…
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Yes, it is all one piece. Remove the rubber bumpers under the lid, remove the screws and compartment liner; remove the 2 screws under the liner; remove the shifter bezel by pulling up; remove the 2 screws that hold the front of the console to the dash; pull up on the emergency brake handle as high a…
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you can remove the front mesh looking pieces with a hex bit and get to the lever and pull or push manually Where did the cable snap? Mine pulled right out off the plastic handle that you would pull to open the hood. I can still use a pair of pliers to open the hood. If you can get it open again gre…
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I just fixed the driver side seat belt on my 97 Camry. It stopped retracting a couple of days ago which led me to this site searching for a DIY repair solution. I had to remove the trim and the seat belt retractor to understand the problem. The small white plastic roller that connects to the spring …
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Answer thats more than likely your brakes or your wheel bearings...my last car did that...can prove to be a little pricey Answer The squealing is from little metal tabs on your brake pads that make contact with your rotors when your pads are almost gone. It is their sole function in life to s…
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%REPLIES% Answer Hey GlennA lot of codes are set because of a bad ground. I would see if they came back on. GoodluckJoe Answer Trouble Codes work off of a three step trip.The service engine lights that came on tested itself, once you tried to start your vehicle.Everything should be f…
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If it does not heat up driving check your fan it may not be working. the fan pulls air through the radiator when the car is not moving when the car is moving air flow through with no problem.   you may find that the engine thermostat is stuck closed when the engine gets warm the thermostat …
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Cause of lights stop workingThe most likely scenario is that the switch, located on the brake pedal, has stopped working.   Look at the top of the arm that the brake pedel is attached to. Above where it pivots. Should be a simple push button about the size of your thumb with 2 wires.   …
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Check your tranny fluid.   Possible broken or bent shift forkcheck the reverse sensor. Open the hood and look on the passenger's side of the motor, where the transmission is. The sensor is all by itself, pretty mmuch in plain view, you'll see 2 wires coming out of it. If that little sensor is…
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I answered my own question. I started unscrewing things to get the CD changer out of the console. Once it was free I took the outside case off of the CD changer so I could see the guts. I manually moved things around when I noticed there was a penny in the bottom of the changer. I removed the penny,…
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%DETAILS% Answer no . unscrew and screw back on
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the fuel pump is in the gas tank,you can change it yourself but it can be messy and you will need help.dont forget to disconnect the battery and no smoking.YES, THE PUMP IS IN THE FUEL TANK BUT, HOW DO YOU GET TO IT?REMOVE THE BACK SEAT AND SET ASIDE. IF THE CARPET COVERS THE AREA UNDER THE SEAT, …
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Answer Likely if it is an earlier model carbureted car, the gas level in the float chamber might be too low, and when you start up the hill not enough gas is getting into the engine.
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Replace the Spedometer cable.
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If it's like my '00 Grand Am- (I assume the GP and Bonneville are similar) jack the car up, and remove the splash guard under the front end; some of this is part of the wheel well, so you might want to remove a front tire.Get under the car and I believe it's held on with a hand-screw.Or... if you ha…
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The low pressure service port for the AC is located in front of the firewall on the passenger side just under and to the left of the passenger side windshield wiper motor. It has a green cap labeled "Evap Low Pressure Service Port. 1 PSI MAX." WRONG - don't do it i think it is under the plastic cov…
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Its in the fuse block under the hood located on the passenger side just in front of the wiper assembly ...
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Yes. Remove the small exhaust tube that crosses under the front of the transmission (may have to saw it). Remove the long bolts in left and right motor mounts. Drain the oil. Remove radiator shroud bolts and leave it loose. Jack up the engine enough to insert small 2x4 block between motor mount and …
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%DETAILS% Answer The code 41 can be things other than the cam sensor. It's a good bet this is your problem. There is a magnet on the cam gear. It's there to trigger the cam sensors its location to the engine management computer. They can fall out and set the cam sensor code. It's a big job and …
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This is from Larry Bible, ASE Certified Master Mechanic, on the www.mercedesshop.com/shopforum/ website (go to "Diesel Discussion" under "General Discussion"):"There are a few non turbo, Euro 300D's in the US with a manual, but the turbo's are rare.If you want a stick, you would have a much simpler,…
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Hey Tina==sometimes you need a special tool to separate the ball joint. Check with your parts store as sometimes they have them for rent. Goodluck, Joe
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Hey Brian==If it is electric, turn the button that operates the left mirror and it will control the right one. Some have just the right mirror electric. GoodluckJoe
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You must use the DRB II connector and a computer that has EMR reset capabilities. the connector is close to the master cylinder. good luck.The 1991 Wrangler may be reset by removing the POSITIVE connection from the battery and grounding it to the negative connection or disconnecting the POSITIVE ter…
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It is rather complicated if you have never done it before. I would suggest taking it to a trim shop. GoodluckJoe
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New Headline I had the same problem on my 1994 Buick Century. It was the result of inadequate battery maintenance. My battery leaked and destroyed the sheathing on the hood release cable (which ran along side the battery tray). This damage added slack in the cable causing it to no longer relase the …
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%DETAILS% Answer Hey Willie==If it comes out the cap and not the overflow jug, the cap is faulty plus what is causing it to get hot. 'Check the fans for proper operation. If it isn't smoking white smoke, it probably isn't the head gaskets. A stuck thermostat will also cause it ot overheat. If…
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Honda Man's Answer Assuming you have already checked the obvious, the serpentine belt tensioner and belt. A common cause of the squeal in 4.0 Ford engines is the camshaft sychronizer (takes the place of the distributor on DIS, distributorless ignition systems). It sounds very similar to a belt sq…
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The Wire your looking for can be found behind the instrument cluster. It is the white/black wire in the white plug on the back of the cluster. .
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ok here goes/to remove/rotate lock cylinder to lock position.if equipped with tilt steering remove upper extension shroud.remove ignition switch connector then drill out break off bolts connecting the switch with a 1/8 in drill bit remove the two screws from actuator pin. to install rotate key to ru…
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It is on the bottom of the fender apron air intake tube, right under the battery tray.You should be able to follow the vacum line that plugs into the cover of the air cleaner right down to the modulater. It is part of the intake tube so you would have to replace that section.
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There was no EGR Valve befor 1994 on Ford Explorers. On the 1995 and later models 5.0l V8 models are equipped with pressure feedback exhaust gas recirculation (PFE) system. It is in the front of the engine to the left of the oil feel tube. guess again. left hand follow tube up from exhaust manifo…
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You need a press, my advice is to go to NTB or sears and pay the 65 bucks to have this done right and fast takes no longer than an hour
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Your question is too vague.Purchase a service repair manual.
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I have a '90 Mustang with cruise control. Mine wasn't working - the EEC IV code said "Speed Controller not working". I found that the plug was unplugged from the gearbox by the speedo cable. My guess, and it's only a guess, is that your plug is plugged in correctly, but not contacting properly - aft…
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%DETAILS% Answer Well when you hit a certain speed some cars have governers that make it so that you can not exceed a certain speed and in some instances a certain RPM
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  Hey Jeremiah==It is possible but VERY expensive. GoodluckJoeI have not done this but one time I replaced a motor in a 1992 GEO metro 5speed with another metro motor from an automatic I had to remove the torq converter and flywheel and put the flywheel and clutch on it from the oringinal one …
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Hey Jennifer==TAke the wheel,caliper and rotor off then take the nut off of the axel. Then remove the 4 bolts that hold the bearing assy on and remove it and install a new one. GoodluckJoe
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Door Lock on a '79 CorvetteI had this same problem on my '79. I found that it was the latch not getting out of the way so that the lock can move. I know this sounds strange, but sometimes the latch gets stuck part way through its motion and this will not let the locking device move.Cure: I sprayed l…
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Valves are not tourqued. There are no bolts on them at all. they are held in by keepers  I believe what you are asking is "how do you torque the rocker arms" on a SB Chevy. As long as it is mostly stock, and not using solid lifters, the following is the proper method for setting the torque.Sta…
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The main fuse panel is located to the left of the steering wheel under the instrument panel. To Open, push forward on the tab and pull down. after removing the suspected bad fuse, look at the silver-colored band inside the fuse. If the band is broken or melted, replace the fuse. Be sure you replace …
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Hey Sharon==It is either on or close to ther receiver dryer, the shiny can looking thing. GoodluckJoe
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%DETAILS% Answer Check starter relay. Usualy if a fuse blows that fast it's a sure sign of a major electical short. A 30amp fuse is a heavy fuse which means it's got a heavy load. That kind of a short is a direct short. Starter relays have heavy wiring thats one place to start.If a car …
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Hey Rajesh==Get a 2 foot length of hose and listen at one end while moving the other around the compressor etc and you will hear what is making the noise. GoodluckJoe
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%DETAILS% Hey Steve= the most common problem is for a roller in the linkage to break. It is a big job and someone who knowa how, to repair it. Call your local auto trim shop. GoodluckJoeI had a rear window that did this. I removed the window motor. Now it's a manual window; I have to use my hands…
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An excellent forum for any 3000/Stealth is www.3si.org, if you search there I would bet you would have some luck.
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the fog lights come apart in 2 sections.#1 remove the lens cover by pushing the clips(1 on each side of the lens)away from the lens cover.#2 after the lens cover is removed,you sould see a wiring harness with a plug.disconnect the plug.
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How do you wire indiglow gauges Before I can answer your question there are several things I need to know. I have a complete indiglow dash gauge system in my 1999 Ford Explorer XLT. I also have indiglow gauges on my pillar so I think I should be able to help. But I will tell you if it is the dash s…
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It's pretty much the same thing as replacing a heater core. You rip the dash off to get at it, then replace it and put the dash back on. ... Sounds simple. On this car, the evaporator comes out from under the hood. A tight fit on the V engines
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Answer I had the same problem, I took apart the shift lever and replaced the button, the wire had pulled apart and was reconnecting time to time Answer If an O/D light flashes it typically means that there is a trouble code set. it could be a bad sensor or something else. as of your belt sque…
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DEPENDS ON THE MAKE AND MOTOR BUT MOST ARE A PRESS FIT INTO THE BLOCK WITH A RUBBER O RING AT THE BOTTEM. GOOD LUCK   There should be a fastner that secures the tube assembly near the top of the engine. after this is removed you should be able to just pull the tube right out of engine, you ma…
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First, an service manual is essential for any repair work. The dealer has them, as do Haynes and Chilton.4x4 hubs have many different designs, all of which are jammed in one spot of my memory, so bear with me.. Designs with hubbed rotors, such as the Ranger, will require hub removal first. They requ…
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Hello. Being the owner of a '94 lexus, i am well aware of the car's propensity for power window problems. In fact, i realized how very common of a problem this was once my front passenger window stopped working. Well, after removing my door panel and inspecting the components i was quite surprised t…
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You need a steering lock plate compressor that you can rent from the parts store. But take the steering wheel off {sometimes you need a puller} then the lock plate then the turn signal switch then there is one screw holding the lock in which is just below the lock assy. and has a different head. Tak…
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I suggest that you take it to the garage since you can deploy the air bag accidentally.   1990 with airbags?   My 1990 does not have an airbag. I suggest removing the steering wheel. Then remove the turn signal assembly. There should be 1 or 2 screws holding the switch in place.
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One should use an impact gun to remove those nuts. That or a breaker bar.   The best way I have found is with a 1/2 or 3/4" breaker bar. With the wheels on the ground have someone step on the brake while you "stand" on the bar to break the nut free. A good impact wrench might to it, but you n…
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To properly recharge it you have to have a refrigerant recovery system and gauges.
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%DETAILS% Answer Hey DW==It is probably the idle speedd comtrol solonoid. Have it checked out.GoodluckJoe
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After getting the tire off. There sould be only two bolts that hold on the brake caliper. They could be a special bolt on some years. It could be star bolts that need to have star bits to take em off. Autozone has them for around 6 bucks a set. T20 T30 T40 T50 etc. I just changed the front brake pa…
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It is either a bad supply voltage or bad ground. You just have to check it out.
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check fusesTry turning your light switch back about half of a click until they come on. The switch probably needs replaced
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There is a leak somewhere.   your slave cylinder is leaking.or the fitting or line is   Or your master cylinder is leaking.   Either a line is leaking or The slave cylinder is starting to wear out. chances are if you are filling weekly the leak is not major but is big trouble. t…
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You must remove the inner door skin to expose the outer door and the locking/opener mechanism. The lock cylinder usually is held in place with a thin metal "C" shaped clip that holds the cylinder tight from the inside of the door. Then reconnect the door mech. to the arm attached to the cylinder- sp…
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1. You may have a bad ground. 2. The battery may not be charging, due to a bad battery or alternator The dim lights are probably caused by hazed,cloudy, or fogged out plastic lenses. I detail headlights at used car dealerships and I use a product called CrystaLenz. Their product works extremely …
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