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Ford Explorer

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The Ford Explorer is a full-size crossover SUV built by the Ford Motor Company as a replacement for the Ford Bronco II. Its fifth generation model is available as a 5-door SUV with a 6-speed automatic transmission.
Answer This fixed it on my Ford. Part cost about $50 at the ford dealer. The oxygen sensor is located below the engine in the exhaust pipe before the catalytic converter and muffler. It is mounted in the pipe with wires going to it. You need a special socket to remove it in most cases but someti…
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You can Deactivate the Belt Minder two ways. First, you can deactivate it temporarily for your current "run cycle", that is after you have started your car and it's still running. Second, you completely deactivate the Belt Minder so that it never reminds you again, or at least until your reactivate …
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Your ignition timing might be advanced too much which would cause knocking as well as the hard starting problem. This could also trigger the engine light to come on so having a competent shop check the ignition timing would be a good place to start. The answer can depend on the year. What year is it…
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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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if swapping to amanual from an auto, or the other way around, you'll need to swap out a lot of the switches, park/reverse/nutral and the clutch triple switch, will have to be bypassed or changed out to work with the other trans. if you have an auto computer, and want to run a manual equipped car wit…
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remove the wiperblades remove the louvered cowl loosen the arm to motor retainer remove the bolts holding the motor to the firewall make sure you put the arm back in the same direction you removed it
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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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hey, you will probly need to go to your ford dealer nearest you.
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If no dipstick it is a GM built 4T40E. if their is a dipstick, and this seems to be rare, it has a daewoo manufactured tranny.
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Hi. i have an 89 lx with a digital dash. well that is not too hard at all! first take off the stering wheel, 2 screws on the back and so on. it will take a bit of a good pull to get the wheel off. its really hard! then there is 3 screws above the speedometer, remove them. then there is about 4 screw…
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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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%DETAILS% Cars are getting too smart for their own good! The sensor is in the latch on many Fords. But before replacing it try this: Spray the latch with a light lubricant like wd-40, 50-50 etc. Open and close the door a few dozen times, spraying the latch every 5 times or so. This is more typica…
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Take it to the body shop as they have to open them after wrecks.   You need to go to the Dealership and get a new cable. If you wish not to try and put it on. The people at the Dealership will do it for you. They are actually easy to put on.
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%DETAILS% Consider this a warning to anyone who is considering doing this!In the US it is a Federal offense to remove any part of the emissions system!If you are caught, as the vehicle's owner, you could face as much as $10,000 in fines.AND anyone who does the work or helps (i.e. the mechanic, a …
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There will be a small lock tab on the switch plug. Some need to be pushedin, some need to be pried out, and I have on some Japanese connectors you squeeze on the sides to release. A small flat screwdriver is the best tool for releasing lock tabs.
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um this should be left to a pro stricklly because the plug hole will need to be re- threaded and the piston must stay free of deposits during this period but if your workin on the old mower try an extractor set a good on not no wal-mart junk go to sears or depot
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Yes. You should also replace the race at the same time.
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Hey Jeff==It is on the pass side of the intake manifold. There should be a hose going from it to the throtle body. GoodluckJoeAdditionally: I rotated my engine to get access to the pcv, and changed the three sparkplugs back there while I had access. Using the slope of the driveway as a helper, I was…
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Go to Auto Zone and have the codes read free to find out what is not operating properly. If a certain thing is indicated, it doesn't mean that the part is bad, but it needs to be checked out.
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R12 Refrigerant 1991 - 1993 vehicles generally used R12 freon. R12 is no longer available on the market. Vehicles before 1994 need to be converted to R134A systems. Overview Almost all cars and trucks built prior to 1994 had R12(freon) installed in their air conditioning systems. R134A becam…
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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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Answer It means that you have a fault in the transmission's electronic control system. A constantly blinking light means an active fault that is ongoing. You need to hook up a scanner to read the code, or disconnect and reconnect the battery to see if it will reset. but more then likely its a spe…
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The valve cover is probably leaking and needs replacing.  In models 90-95 of an sl2 they have an aluminum valve covers that often leak so what i did was change the valve cover over to the composite plastic of a 96 it stopped right up i got it at a salvage yard for $52 it came with the seals an…
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Hey Jason===+First you need to repair the leak. Then the system needs to be evacuated to remove the moisture then recharged. I really don't know if your a/c uses freon 12 or 134. It should say on the compressor. If it is 12, you need to convert it to 134 which is best left to a mechanic. If you just…
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Hey Duane==I think I use a wrench on the bolt that holds the pulley to the bracket for the idler. I think it is 13mm. Goodluck, Joe
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that is probably an oil pressure switch that you see. coolant temp sensor is usually near the thermostat in the manifold.
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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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%DETAILS% Answer no . unscrew and screw back on
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Replace the Spedometer cable.
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On some cars low brake fluid can cause it to come on. GoodluckJoeIf your brakes are very worn, it will take much more fluid to depress the calipers. This will significantly lower the amount of brake fluid in the reservoir which will trigger the brake light to illuminate. This happened to me and when…
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The SOHC 4.0 most definitly DOES have a rear cam chain and the factory manual states engine removal is necessary to service. If it has a chain on front and on back of the engine, and the guides are worn as well as the tensioner, then it can take upwards of 12 hours to complete the repair.  …
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%DETAILS% Answer Hey Nadine==It could very well be a miss in the engine. A good tune up with a compression check may find the answer. An out of round tire can balance good but run rough on the road. Goodluckjoe
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Make sure it is full of coolant. There probably is a small leak causing the smell. Check it cold as sometimes it leaks cold but not hot.
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Hey Sheila==Call a couple of local garages as it varies as to where you live. GoodluckJoe   I had mine replaced for 800
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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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%DETAILS% Answer Hey Lain==They are on the headlight switch so the headlight fuse should turn them off. The problem is probably in the switch itself. GoodluckJoe
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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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Answer There's a plastic cable with teeth inside your antenna. A gear in the antenna base engages this "cable" and pushes/pulls the antenna. Sounds like either the gear or cable has some broken teeth. It won't hurt for the motor to keep going like this, but your antenna may break at any time. ht…
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It is entirely possible that your clutch needs replacing. In a vehicle that age, your clutch is probably very worn out.
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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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Explorer Thermostat Location Here is advice for finding the thermostat: Follow the upper radiator hose from the radiator to the engine and there is a housing that houses the thermostat. Take it off and when you reinstall the thermostsat, make sure the spring goes toward the engine. The thermost…
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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 If it is a 1995 200SX SE-R it should NOT give a 402 error code. Nissans up to 1995 did not report 402. 1996 to 1998, error code "0402" indicates a problem to the "Fuel temperature sensor or circuit". Check sentra.net for a list of pertinent error codes. Chris
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I am not a mechanic but I have owned a lot of problematic cars. I have come to find out that a car can pull to the right while braking due to various reasons. Such as, a caliper that gets stuck and does not work properly, uneven brake wear--get brakes pads, rotors, calipers checked-- an outter tire …
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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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The main reason that a speedometer and odometer will stop is because the speed sensor, located on the back top area of the transmission, has gone faulty. The part can be had very easily at any auto parts store, or junkyard. The reason the check engine light is on is because the speed sensor signal g…
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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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There is no "in cab" or A/C system air filter on F250/350's. It refers to changing this in the owner's manual, because Excursions have them. F250/350's do not have them.
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I don't know the cost of the sensor but it is just a mamtter of unplugging the old one, unscrewing it and installing the new one. GoodluckJoe
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it is not watts, but amps. If you are just adding a stero you should be fine. But, if you are adding several amps and equipment, check into a higer amp alternator (good luck on a Focus) and dual batteries with an isolator. If you run dual batteries without the isolator it will not work as well.
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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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Overview As I was poking around the truck trying to figure it out. My wife asked wouldn't that information be in the owners manual? I said "naaaa" they don't put that kind of information in the owners manual. The only thing I found was two really small screws located on the inside edge as you ope…
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%DETAILS% Answer Sounds 2 me like the Selector Shaft linkage for the Transmission needs 2 b ADJUSTED.
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%REPLIES% Answer Because the Heater Core is Bad. Answer Are you sure its antifreeze that's leaking? It could just be condensation dripping off the a/c - least that's what my mechanic told me.
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%DETAILS% U loosen up the selector linkage 4 the transmission so the key will return 2 center...Sometimes... Or, the problem could be that the wheels are pushed up against something, preventing the steering wheel from unlocking. In this casem, you have to muscle the steering wheel to get the key …
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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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Steps to remove and replace the lock cylinder To Remove the Lock Cylinder1: Remove the cover UPPER/LOWER) from the steering column(usually 2 Phillips screws in lower cover, directly behind the steering wheel.2: Turn the key to the run position (the position before start).3: Using a small diameter o…
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The EGR VALVE is located on the right side of your engine. Behind your AC compressor. Apperance: It is a small rectangular metal box. With a VAC hose going in the right side and one coming out of the bottom. The above answer is incorrect. ON a 1993 ford explorer the a/c compressor is on the left sid…
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YOU WILL HAVE TO DROP THE GAS TANK AS THE FUEL PUMP GOES IN THE TOP OF THE TANK . YOU WILL HAVE TO REMOVE THE GAS LINES THAT ARE RUBBER THAT HAVE THE FORD CLIPS ON THEM JUST PUSH THE CLIPS OFF AND PULL THE HOSE OFF
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On my 1996 Explorer, when you set the park brake, the DRL lights shut off.
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Should be little holes in the face of your factory deck... you can go buy the special little tools to put into these holes and the deck will slide out.
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Go to auto zone and have the codes read for free. They will also look up the meaning of the code for you, but be careful about taking their advice on how to fix the problem. If you have an older Focus, buy a code reader on eBay for approx. $50.00 USD. (OBD-II) because you will need it a lot. The Che…
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make sure it is COMPLETY in park. Sometimes it will not release the key unless it is totally "locked" down.
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Both Snap-on and Westland make fuel line pliers. Good investment. Release the fuel pressure in the system by removing what looks like a valve stem cap on the fuel rail and gently depressing the valve you will find under it.Spray a good penetrating oil into both fuel filter fittings. Apply pliers int…
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The alarm brain is located in the rear of the SUV, in the jack compartment. You can disable it temporarily by removing the horn fuse, or by unplugging the harness from the brain. Unfortunatly the latter will cut your interior lights, but at least your horn won't sound off everytime you shut off your…
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Check the stop light switch on the brake pedal. The problem is with the turn signal switch.The only cure is to replace the turn signal switch which is in the steering colum. This runs about $600.00 . This happens in 1995 to 1999 Monte Carlo's. Somtimes you can put your turn signal on to left or rig…
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Changing the HeadLamp Bulb Lift the cover under the hood on the grill. Reach inside and grasp the assembly (about 1 1/2" across). Turn counterclockwise (may require lots of pressure - pliers) Remove the housing from the lamp. Replace the bulb, being careful not to touch the bulb with your fin…
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Turn down the adjustor, and it should slide right off.
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Accessing Dash Bulbs Remove the screws from the top of the instrument panel. Set the parking brake and pull the shift lever down to improve access. Rotate the instrument panel to gain access to the back. The black bulb holders house the panel lights, the tan bulb holders house the sensor lights. …
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Hey, this same problem just happened to me with my 98 explorer and ya you are right. I was coming home from school and my car went for like 100yds and then the engine made some noise and quit. I put new plugs and plug wires in it as well as a new fuel filter and fuel pump. It has nothing to do with …
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no no no...it means that you have overdrive on!!! all it does is make the gears shift a little later so you have more acceleration like when climbing a mountain Answer It means your overdrive gear is off on your tran. You have an automatic transmission, yes? When you drive at speeds higher than…
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Autozone doesn't have the online repair guide yet for your car, BUT, for about $13.00 Autozone has a repair MANUAL for it with step by step pics ect. NO, I don't work for Autozone but they are very handy to have close by. LOL It isn't very hard..but make sure that the car is completely cool bef…
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This is a lot easier than you might think.First unscrew the two screws right next to the handle. Your door panels actually pop off. Take a flat head screw driver and wedge it in between the door and the panel, slowly pry the panel off. The panel is kept on by little wedges. When you have it nearly r…
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Detail Instructions from the owner's manual1. Turn off engine2. Prepare transmitter by erasing all three of the factory default channels by holding down the two outside buttons until the red light begins to flash. Release both buttons.3. Hold the end of your hand-held transmitter (garage door remote…
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just take the screws out of the wheel well that hold the plastic shroud in place reach in and grab the bulb base and turn aquarter turn and pull repeat same on other side i just did this sept 27 2004
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First make sure your fuel pump fuses aren't blown. If they are ok you will need to check the wiring harness from the fuel pump and make sure it has fire to it. If it does it is probably the pump if the engine is firing and you are not getting fuel.
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On my 2002 I've found the easiest way is to remove the tire, then there are 3 plastic screws that need to be removed in order to access the fog light, unscrew the light housing, unplug the light, replace and re-insert. You can do the same without removing the tire but it saves a lot of time and frus…
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http://www.edmunds.com/ownership/howto/articles/45308/article.htmlThank goodness I found this article. It tells you exactly how to do it and with pictures I might add...GOOD LUCK!!!   I believe it unbolts/unscrews from the inside. If you're changing a bulb, I think that can also be done from …
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If it is similar to the 1990 aerostar than I can help. There is a drive axle that blocks the removal of the starter. It is held in by 4 bolts. If you remove these and carefully but forefully push it over there is barely enough room to remove the starter. However, I personally could not reach up behi…
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There are 4 screwed into each head on the sides. ------------------------------------------------------------------- firewall 4 - 8 3 - 7 2 - 6 1 - 5 front of Ford Explorer ( V8 )( the first answer is not mine , Helpfull )
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suggestionHi,I am assuming you mean the latch that slides across the roof when you close the door...well, you have a couple of options.you can go to a junkyard and pry one off another Mazda to replace it, or you can yank out the seatbelt sensor plug under the seat... however, I do not recomend it, a…
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Sorry about the problem, andf I hope it hasn't been two weeks since you started. There are 8 screws that hold it down. Look right in the center area and you will find 2 recessed areas that are hiding the screws. They are the same size as the others.   I have the same problem with a 97 exp. Al…
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Fuel pump relay, maybe Remove the ingnition mudule located on the driver's side fender, no on top of the fender skirt, on the fender near the firewall. I think it's a 10mm. It looks like a black box(1 1/2" x 4") mounted in an aluminum heat finned casing. OR it is attached to the bottom of your dist…
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Third Brake Light Overview The third brake light is a flourescent light element (there is actually no bulb) that is one part of a two piece system. The second part is a ballast. The "light" is one inclusive trim package. The "ballast" can be purchased individually. Although there is no way to t…
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Just a little bit uneasy. The lock is on the box just close to the air filter tube; you will feel it with your finger and you have to push it to release the lock. When the cover will lift you will see that the other side has like 2 hinges and you can remove complitely the cover.If you have to much t…
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OneUnder the hood.... Remove the deflector pins, and remove the deflector. Remove the hood latch (16700). Remove the bolts. Remove the retaining screw, and disconnect the cable. Disconnect the two push-in clips holding cable in engine compartment.Inside....... Remove the cowl side trim panel above t…
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pull on the cable slowly with increasing pressure it should openor jack up the car and poke at it with a long screwdriver or pliers
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just take out the sending unit & pick-up assembly out of the top of the fuel tank & unsnap the old float & snap in the NEW float-& YES they sell JUST the floats,BUTT they DON"T want 2 because they don't make as much money-they LIKE 2 sell the WHOLE assembly-BUTT U have 2 find a PARTS…
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Pop your hood and on the front of the car is a headlight entrance panel. It is right next to the headlights.Get the bulb and take it down to autozone or advance auto parts and they will get you the replacement.
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This is usually done by a repair shop using an alignment rack costing several thousand dollars...this is not something that you can eyeball?? there are two sets of bolts located on the tie rod that has to be removed...then the tierod has to be turned to be aligned to the spec sheet. Take it to a sho…
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a fuse or a bad connection where it plugs in to the dash
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I have a 2000 and just spent an hour so I thought I would share. You need to take off the plastic grill piece to access the retaining pins - the retaining screw on top of the front and then I had to remove the blinker assembly to get the 2 retaining screws there. One those are off, there are 2 screw…
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the instrument panel needs to be removed in order to access the cover which is on top of the plenum box of the vehicle. The four bolts on the engine side of the fire wall hold the plenum box onto the car, but there is not enoigh room to pull the box back for the removal of the cover. The time estima…
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Ford Explorer radio display fixIf it is a case where everythying works fine but the display is blank, it can be fixed. It is caused by a design flaw that Ford acknoledges but refuses to fix. Anyway, I just sent my radio away to be fixed and will have it back today. I used these people www.videoservi…
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It isn't easy. If you want, get a manual on your car from DISCOUNTAUTOREPAIRMANUALS.COM for about $9 and it will show you how.
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you can jump the low presur switch , but it can damage the a/c compessor which cost about 200 dollars to replace
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