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Trucks and SUVs are among the extensive product lines manufactured by the American automaker Ford Motor Company. Some of the models that belong to these product lines are the Ford Escape, the F-650, the Ford Transit and the Ford Cargo.
remove the steering column shouds and use a T20 torx screwdriver to take the two T/S switch mounting screws out and replace the switch.
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To do this correctly you need an OBDII reader. The reader will read the code and then give you the option to clear it. Most parts stores will have one they can loan you or do it for you.
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You will need to unbolt the motor and transmission from their mounts. jack up the motor, drain and remove the lower oil pan. That should give you access to the pump. If your going to do it you might want to change your main barrings at the same time.
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chiltons service manual has the best
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Disconnect battery cables remove entire dash assembly. (be sure to use a camera or other means to track the removal steps.) The basic order of removal is:1. Glove box (spring loaded, bend all the way down and remove three bolts)2. Pop 2 covers of near defrost vents by windshield3. Remove bolts4. Un-…
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In the fuel tankthrough the PCM with scan toolIt is not in the tank. It is located in the trunk on the inside of the left quarter panel. It is the bottom of the 2 electrical components you see when you peel the trunk carpet back to see it. You must have DTC P1233. The driver itself is bad, or the wi…
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%REPLIES% Answer usally it is because of a cracked vaccume line(hose) from the intake manifold to the dash controls.usally heat makes the line crack-some vaccume canisters develope a crack in them - this will cause the same problem Answer probably the vacum value connected to the vent contr…
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You possibley have a blown head gasket on the side that is blowing water and steam. 390 s are good solid blocks pull the head on that side and check carefuly to see if you can spot the bypassed gasket. If not a gasket a good idea to have the heads checked for cracks then the engine. Small steps. …
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the egr on a 2000 ford ranger is to the right of the air breather - follow to the end and /you will see two 10 m/m nuts that holds it on and then there is a larger bolt on the back side / take off the larger nut off first then the 10 mm bolts / note you may need to spray some pv blaster on all the b…
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you can't. You have to replace the whole headlight assembly, it doesn't come apart. check the junk yards or eBay it's cheaper.
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The sensor is located on the top of the timing chain cover, just behind the water pump and slightly left of the motor center. It's easy to recognize as the base looks similar to an old distributor with a sensor on top insted of a rotor cap.
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First, make sure your gas cap is tight. It might take 20 mins of driving after tightening for the light to go out. Check the gasket on it too to make sure it doesn't leak air. Replace if there is any doubt. A service engine light means you have a problem that needs repairing. If you have already che…
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It takes a special wrench set to remove the fan assy. Check with your local discount auto store Hope this helped Good Luck
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Use the jack tool and stick it in the hole beside your back license plate. Turn counter clock-wise.
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Follow the upper rad hose and at the engine is the housing that houses the thermostat. When replacing it make sure the spring goes toward the engine.
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%DETAILS% If you weren't careful when you removed them, they're probably about 35-40 feet from the car, buried in all the dead leaves on the lawn!   Get a manual on your car from the parts store. The store should have spring sets.
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Get a manual on your truck from DISCOUNTAUTOREPAIRMANUALS.COM and it will help on the next repair also.  New Headline A manual is always useful. I recommend you have one for every car you own. The answer to your question however, depends on whether the pump is captive or not. The captive styl…
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some people remove the truck bed some take the gas tank down and there it is in the top of the tank you need to remove the gas first
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First, make sure you have the right size belt. If you've modified your engine, or the previous owner modified it, you'll have to measure out the new length. If you have to measure, use a semstress's tape and route per the diagram under the hood. If the diagram sticker is missing or damaged, your own…
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www.autozone.com FREE You can get a Haynes manual from an auto parts store. It will have wiring diagrams, though not very good, it may be enough to help you out. What are you trying to wire, maybe I can help?
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Either the engine has to come out, or the transmission. But make darn sure that it isn't the cork intake gasket on the back of the intake that has deteriorated, cracked up, and fallen into the engine. Oil will just pour out of the back from there.
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Get a manual on your car and it will show you how to replace it and do the job right.   Yes   Mine is not but it appears to be common that it can be either type. When replacing my clutch I found a small leak and decided to replace the seal. The seal itself is not hard, just getting to …
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This is a big job and if you want to do it get a manual on it and do it right. You will need torque wrench etc. I don't know about thermogasket. There is a chance the head is cracked but it has to be checked when off.
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Heater Core You need to get a manual on your car to do the job right. However, here is some advice: Just completed replacing heater core on 97 f-150 2wd unless you got a full day open do not attempt this.strongly recommend leaving this to the professionals.involves removal of entire dash and about …
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How to replace the front brake pads on a 1995 through 2001 Ford ExplorerRemove the two bolts on either side of the brake hose with the rubber boots. Do not remove the four bolts where the axle ties in. The two bolts to be removed require a 10mm socket/wrench. Loosen the pads from the caliper. Replac…
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Make sure you have the proper viscosity of oil. 5W30 is what the specs are for a 4.6L engine.  You have a serious problem here. Don't continue to drive this truck in this condition. Severe damage is being done in these 2 minutes. Your oil pump may be failing, or you may have a bad filter. Chan…
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Disconnect the positive post of the battery cable. Underneath the passenger side of the truck you will find the starter. It is bolted to the bell housing of the transmission. It will take a 13mm socket and extension. After removing the two bolts you will be able to pull the starter out of the housin…
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Check your firewall, I have seen them break or 'stretch' causing grief for clutch action.
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Remove it an take to a machine shop. Unless it has an obvious crack which can be seen with the naked eye, you will need to let them check it out. They can determine if it is cracked or warped.If your truck is a 97 or 98 F150 4.2 V6 your head might not be cracked. The factory gaskets for the intake m…
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Spark plugsfor a 98' explorer, if you remove the wheels there is a panel that can be removed behind the rotors that gives you acces to all of the spark plugs. i was changing the brake pads on my 98' explorer and it needed spark plugs to, and i saw this panel, removes it curiously and whala, there we…
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I found this with Google, thought it might help:What I did to remove it:1) Drained the engine oil2) (myth #1: the starter must be removed) I only disconnected the positive battery cable.3) Removed the cooling fan (picture 1)4) (Myth #2: the upper intake/throttle body must be removed) I unbolted the …
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Every F150 I've had (7 total) from 82 up had one piece seals. The first thing you have to do is access the seal. That means removing the transmission, bellhousing, clutch or converter, and flywheel or flexplate. After that you have to determine if your seal is a one or two piece. If it's a one piec…
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Answer The fuse is on the left side of the dash board. When you open the drivers side door you should be able to see it at the front of the open door. Answer its fuse # 27 ANSWER Also , in the power distribution box , in your engine compartment , PD BOX IS LIVE - DISCONNECT YOUR NEGATIVE B…
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Take your battery cable off the post so you don't short out anything. Turn the key to run and then you have to take the steering wheel off to get to the release pin. When you push the pin you should be able to pull the ignition switch out. If you can't turn the key to run you will have trouble. I j…
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disconnect the battery unbolt the lead wire remove the other terminal wire (small plastic connector) - careful not to break it or the terminal unbolt the three mounting bolts while holding the starteruse anti-seize on the mounting bolts bolt the starter in by holding it and turning the mounting bolt…
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The number is on a metal tag that is connected to the carb thru a screw on top that is usually part of the carb assembly and around the gas bowl from the top of the carb and up front. I don't remember but mine was either a thermoquad or a AFB. Mine was a dual exhaust and the letter in the vin number…
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Remove the oil pressure sensor, connect a manual oil pressure gauge to the port & start engine.You should have 10 18 psi at idle.hope it helps, Slackers Of Va.
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I need more info to even try this one. Anyone else???   If you're referring to a floor or steering wheel column console it works the same way. The orange light or needle you see is attached to the instraument that changes the transmission gears in some form or another so it's not actually "re…
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there is a fusable link right by the battery and it could be broken. it just lookes like a rubber square going down the wire. if you cut this and splice the wire and leave the part out you should be ok,Answer Need more information. Could be several things. If the Ignition switch, starter selinoid, …
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This information is listed in the owner's manual and under the hood on a placard.  .044--------------------------------------------------------------.044 inch for the 4.9 liter ( 300 cubic inch ) inline six cylinder and the 5.8liter ( 351 cubic inch ) V8.054 inch for the 5.0 liter ( 302 cubic …
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1-4-2-5-3-6 ========== The above answer is correct if it is a V6 engine but for an inline ( straight ) Ford six cylinder engine it is : ( 1 - 5 - 3 - 6 - 2 - 4 ) The distributor rotor turns CLOCKWISE ( looking from the top )
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Why would you hotwire. Why not fix the problem?  Run a wire from the negative battery terminal to the negative on the coil.Use a screwdriver on the starter selonoid to turn over the starter and start the engine.
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Not too bad.You have to take the dash parts off (plastic trim) you just pull it off and others have screws, its pretty simple just start pullin ( look for screws first) once that's done there are screws that hold the cluster cover in take them out and it should come right off, I cant remember if I t…
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Answer Your in for a treat. I did mine took 2 hours.You have to take the grill off.There are screws behind the bumper and the lights are real fun to get out, I used needle nose pliers to compress the plug that holds them in,you have to take the battery out and on the drivers side you nedd to acce…
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the fact that it is an E40D, means that it is electronically controlled. The shift internal to the transmission needs computer input to function, and change the gears, so there is no way. Sorry man. The above answer is in fact somewhat wrong. In essence the statement is correct, but.......... There…
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I was impressed by my Chevy 3500, a S-10 nailed the side of it, pushed it into a 1970 GMC truck, it felt like someone bumped me sitting in the seat. All three vehicles totaled, the S-10 looked like someone should have died in it. I was not even shaken up. Depends on the type of accident. It de…
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look inthe door jam of the door your working on. find the rivittward the bottom. remove the door panel, and unplug the door lockmotor. drill out the rivit and remove the motor by lifting forward and watching the hook sliding it from the door latch assembly.
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On a Ford F-150, the wiper relay is found in the engine compartment. It is located in the fuse/relay housing.
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Answer Not sure about your truck but for the older flat-heads, it is 1-5-4-8-6-3-7-2. Depends on which motor you have. The 223 and 262 sixes are 1-5-3-6-2-4. If you have a 292, 292HD, 302HD, or 332HD it is 1-5-4-8-6-3-7-2.
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6 Steps 1: Find the tensioner pulley. 2: Use 1/2" drive socket to loosen the belt 3: Disconnect the battery cables 4: Disconnect the electrical connector 5: Remove the three alternator bolts 6: Reverse the process
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works off vaccum make sure the caps are tight. most likely pulls from left or driver side into engine. as left tank creates vaccum it pulls from right side to even tanks.
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Answer Disconnect battery. You will need two wrenches to disconnect the battery. One to secure the bolt, and the other to undo the nut on the other end. You will need a half inch wrench to undo the battery. The starter itself is on the underside of the truck. It is in the center front of the truc…
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Answer 153624 ( also , the distributor rotor turns CLOCKWISE )
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UNDER HOOD, CENTER, LOWER ENGINE AREA, MOUNTED ON REAR PASSENGER SIDE OF ENGINE IS THE STARTER & SOLENOID SWITCH ....ACTUALLY THE SOLENOID SWITCH IS LOCATED UNDER THE HOOD ON THE DRIVERS SIDE, NEAR THE FIREWALL, AND THE STARTER IS LOCATED BEHIND THE FRAME NEXT TO THE PASSENGER SIDE FRONT WHEEL…
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Answer The only way I know of( which is how a body shop would do it) is this: Obtain a inexpensive paint gun and rent a small compressor. Mask off area. Scuff entire trunk with a scotch-brite pad. Wipe down area to be painted with a wax and grease remover. Spray a tack coat of clear urethane on i…
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Answer before changing the sensor try disconnecting the negative battery cable for a minute then hook back up and see if the light comes on. if it does come on you know it wasnt a bogus code. and there is a real problem. most o2 sensors are set to go off at about 20 to 30 thousand miles. Worked a…
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Trust me you can take it to a shop they can do it you cant unless shown how to, its not easy.Easy way is to get a buddy to drive next to you and see how fast hes going compared to you.And you will know how much slower you are and you can adjust your speed using your brain!! Always a good thing!!!!! …
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1983 fords did not have a computer, and you can use a screwdriver to short across terminals on solenoid on passenger side fender to start You need to cross the terminals at the starter relay that is located on the passenger side quarter panel directly behind the battery. Look for a small wire that j…
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if you are looking for the fireing order it is 15426378 i believe but you can also look behind the carburetor on the manifold. justtake off the air filter and it is right there just behind the carburetor... and i believe that the order is 15426378... that's all ford V8 engines, except the 351, 400..…
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I have a 1993 F-150 and the PCM is behind the emergency brake on the left cowl panel. I took the emergency brake loose and laid it down and you can see the PCM behind a large brace for the dash and steering column. You can go to the parts house and buy a book for your vehicle. It looks like it would…
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Answer The left side of the transmission to the rear just above the transmission mount, it is in a very tight spot to get to and takes some effort to remove. it is very hard to get back in to replace the retaining clip.
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It is on the harmonic balancer. It will have numbers from -10 to 0 then up to 40(?). Two bolts attached to the block hold a pointer to the numbers on the harmonic balancer.Also this engine has a plug with a black end called the spout it is usually close to the distributor this has to be unplugged to…
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I believe that a 92' ford ranger doesn't have a erg valve, they just started installing them in 93' models.please correct me if I'm wrong...According to Auto Zone and the owners manual it does. Auto Zone has one in stock for $76.00
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Check here for headers & motor mounts: http://www.critesrestoration.com/comet.htm You will also need to modify the front suspension to put an FE motor in a Falcon.
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I'm not sure of your question. It should go from 2nd to 3rd then to OD. When was the last time you changed fluid and filter in your tranny? I just had the same problem on my 2001 ford f-150 and it was the Tps unit. I dont know if they are the same on differant years.
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yes, it would bolt up to both 302 and 351 . the 351 doesnt put out that much more turqe than 300-6 ,so it would hold up . another thing if you are going from atomatic to standard you must install a pilot bushing in the motor
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Generally they are low on the passenger side but just follow the positive battery cable and it will lead you to it.
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under dash on driver's side next to emergency brake pedal.
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6 degrees btdc
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It's probably a bad connection. If you feel up to it, you could take the radio apart and re-seat the ribon cable that feeds the display assembly. Remove the radio, take the top plate off and you can replace the bulb for the display.
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i have a 95 dodge ram 360 and i believe that it is vacume advanced for the distributor but then again i changed my spark plugs wires and distributor/cap and my truck started missing...???/ i have a 95 dodge ram and the same thing happened i had to rout the ignition wire over the valve cover
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Step one, remove the dash completely. Two, remove the upper portion of the heater box. Three, remove the heater hoses. Four replace the core. Five, reassemble the vehicle. Good luck with step one.Is this the best you can do with an answer I'm disappointed in your answer their is a better way and thi…
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Either a warped head and blown headgasket or a cracked head.An intake gaslet will also blow and let it in on a 4.3. I had it happen.
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Answer The connector for changing the tailght bulb is only accessable when the tail light module is removed from the truck. Take the screws holding the light onto the truck out, and the module can be pulled out to where the lamp can be changed. Drop the tailgate to access the two screws
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Answer This piece is a cap that is put in the dipstick hole when the transmissions are built. When they are installed in a vehicle, the dipstick the company puts in that vehicle at that time knocks the cap into the pan. Just throw the cap away.
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the loud click happens when you dont have a good connection at the starter you are grounded off somewhere down by the starter
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it will fall right inYou will have to modify the exhaust to match the manifolds, and if you do not use the electrical harness from your 302, you need to make sure to swap the engine computer. The 352 does not use a pressure sensor on the power steering pump and will cause the check engine light to c…
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Yes it should be. The only parts that are affected at all on 4x4 is the rear differential and the tranaxle and rear gears. Just unscrew the calliper bolts and if it is a "floating" calliper take un screw the other two bolts on the slider. Pull the slider and calliper of (if floating) and the rotor S…
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answer ford c6 is a 3 speed Answer 3
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The problem will be with getting the computer to function properly with the larger throttle body. It isn't as easy as the old carburaters. Everything on a computererized engine is carefully matched and balanced.There are a couple things that you might be able to get by with to increase power a littl…
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Answer It's not easy and it's not fun. I have a 1990 F150 and I've changed both power window motors in it, twice. First, be sure it's the motor, not the switch. There's a quick disconnect inside the door. Disconnect the motor there and attach either an automotive test light or a voltmeter and t…
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OEM You can't go wrong by replacing them with OEM type plugs.I have always found that fords love autolite platinum plugs and wells coil packs.
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Answer Take it to a Chevy dealer and get it fixed, ford will only mess you over.
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unless u can do a motor swap ur self, its pretty complicated. The best way to go about that is u go to Georgia to z1 motorsports. theyll do a 400HP tt motorswap for 7800 dollars. and the 400horses is a reliable everyday driver. That's what i did with my z last year. Accept i bought the 16000 package…
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Right. My 1985 F-250 Diesel didn't come with one. Bought it used. Is there one on line? Answer in the owners manuel
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turn key to acc then stick a paper clip in the little hole in tumbler then turn counter clock wise there you go
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answer replace the blower control switch Answer One of 3 likely scenarios: Defective blower motor, problem with the switch or most likely is the resistor for the blower motor is bad. The resistor may also be referred to as a relay. THE BLOWER MOTOR RESISTOR IS MORE THAN LIKELY BAD IT DOES NO…
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i replaced my alternator by removing the intake manifold and sliding the alternator up between the engine and firewall. you will have to pull the splash shield in the fender-well to reach the splash shield to the back of the alternator. this method killed two birds with one stone since i replaced t…
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If you want to replace the weatherstripping on a 1983 ford truck you can go to a professional or you can make it by yourself by following some useful steps. Clean the windshield with glass cleaner and paper towels to prevent dirt from getting into the new weatherstripping. Lift up each windshield wi…
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depends on the engine find the one on distributor cap and start from there I6 is clockwise 1-5-3-6-2-4 V6 is counter clockwise 1 4 2 5 3 6 V8 5.8 is cc 1-3-7-2-6-5-4-8 V8 5.0 and 7.5 cc 1-5-4-2-6-3-7-8 cylider numbering V8 V6 I6 4 8 3 6 6 3 7 2 5 5 2 6 1 4 4 1 5 3 front 2 1
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any ford diesel with the 7.3liter powerstrokeI've found that there is not a straight answer for this question, but, some things to think about; Duramax is found in different codes(lb7, lly, ect) the lly 6.6l is my pick it is found in the Chevy 2004.5-2005 it is a v8 and you can get more accesories f…
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The coil for that cylinder is probably bad. replace it.If you have a coil pack, they run around 60 dollars and are easy to replace. I recommend replacing the sparkplug wires also when replacing the coil pack I have had a bad coil pack fry my wires. Go with motorcraft spark plugs also. The engine was…
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water pump will cost about 140 bucks to buy if you are at all mechanical it is an easy do it your self jobremove serpentine belt. remove clutch fan. remove radiator hoses. remove water pump. install new pump. re attach hoses and fam clutch,ansd belt fill with coolant easiest water pump on any vehicl…
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Answer there is a thing called a code, which is in the trucks computer that tells it that there is a problem in the enginge, a couple of things to do is erase the code with a computer scan tool (most mechanics will have one) or it might work to disconnect the battery for at least 15min and that s…
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1-3-7-2-6-5-4-8==========actually , it's 1 - 5 - 4 - 2 - 6 - 3 - 7 - 8The distributor rotor turns COUNTERCLOCKWISEThe marked # 1 position on the distributor cap faces to the REARThe engine cylinder locations are numbered :firewall4 - 83 - 72 - 61 - 5front
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The starter is located on the passenger side of the engine (underneath engine) above the exhaust pipes. Check the small plug on wire to the solenoid make sure it has a good connection.I have found that wire to be a problem 9 out of 10 times.
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