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The code on a 2003 i worked on said misfire on...

The code on a 2003 i worked on said misfire on #5. it was doing the same thing, loosing serious power going up a hill. Since the intake had to come off to change wires, I went ahead and changed the...
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You should do what the first 2 post say, check...

You should do what the first 2 post say, check engine idle speed to be sure it is correct. If still low use a mechanical oil gauge. If mechanical gauge shows low psi at correct idle then yes remove...
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My buddy has a shop, he was changing the oil for...

My buddy has a shop, he was changing the oil for a lady with a town car and it was using about a quart between changes. They had been using an off brand of oil, they started putting motorcraft in it...
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Are you a rocket scientologist?

Are you a rocket scientologist?
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A different size tire will give you the same...

A different size tire will give you the same results as a gear change. If your interested in this you can calculate different size tires and how it changes your gear ratio.
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So at what point do the injectors start putting...

So at what point do the injectors start putting fuel back into the cyl to keep the engine running. From reading some of the post your saying when you coast the fuel is shut down, no fuel while...
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Not to many 1997 Falcon experts here I would not...

Not to many 1997 Falcon experts here I would not think. Maybe one of your Mates will chime in! good Luck.
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"Our labor rate is $74.00 per hour (Dodge...

"Our labor rate is $74.00 per hour (Dodge dealership) I havent seen an auto repair shop with a $40-$55 labor rate in a VERY long time."


Ohh, I see where your coming from!
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What vehicle

If it's a Ford you may not be able to jump it off, they will not jump. I had an 03 Taurus that had a bad battery, it would not jump. Called the ford dealer since it was under warranty. They towed it...
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You are so right. Safety first, with that many...

You are so right. Safety first, with that many miles on all the front end parts you should junk the car and buy a new one. If the ball joints are worn then everything else will be worn too. Because...
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calculate it, 100,000 miles on the origanal at...

calculate it, 100,000 miles on the origanal at $750 to replace equals $7.50 for every 10,000 miles traveled. Now If it costed you $200 for used parts with 30,000 miles then you take 100,000 minus...
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OK you say "with all those miles on it" the car...

OK you say "with all those miles on it" the car in question does have al"all those miles on it". If there are worn ball joints then all the other "front end parts" have "all those miles on it" too....
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If your are an ametuer and don't know what your...

If your are an ametuer and don't know what your looking for yeah go spend the big bucks. There is nothing wrong with salvage parts if they are good. For example: find a donar car wrecked in the back...
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I would not pay that much for that. I fix my...

I would not pay that much for that. I fix my cars myself though. I would go to the junk yard, find a low mileage car hit in the back and buy the complete lower A arms/with ball joints. Making sure...
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There are 3 rings on each piston. The top two are...

There are 3 rings on each piston. The top two are compression rings and if a compression check proved that they were good then they are good. The third ring is the oil ring and that is the one that...
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The bars did what it was suppose to it stopped up...

The bars did what it was suppose to it stopped up evrything. The coolant moves slow throught the heater core and stops it up when you put stop leak through it. I have seen alot of cars with this...
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That one is hard to see, I changed out a pump on...

That one is hard to see, I changed out a pump on one of those a few months ago. I pumped up the system and saw water coming from below the pump but it was hard to pinpoint. I changed the water pump...
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limp mode

When somthing goes wrong with the trans it goes into limp mode, which is second gear. This alows you to still drive instead of getting stranded on the side of the road alowing you to get it to a...
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Sounds like your unsure of how a tow bar works,...

Sounds like your unsure of how a tow bar works, so I would recomend not using the bar. Why don't you just rent a tow dolly or trailer from U Haul? The tow dolly would work for the ranger but the one...
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my 03 expedition had wiper prob too, when you...

my 03 expedition had wiper prob too, when you drove down the road all of the sudden the washer fluid would come on until the resevor was empty, then the wipers would come on real slow like dragging...
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Iroc does not have a timming belt, and a vacuum...

Iroc does not have a timming belt, and a vacuum leak would cause poor idle, he said idle was good.
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I would check the rocker arm adjusment and make...

I would check the rocker arm adjusment and make sure none of the valve springs or broken.
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Heard that before

Same thing, same vehicle. My aunt took it in to the Ford Dealer ship. They ran a "compression test" and found a weak cyl. OK they wanted 6K bucks to put a new motor. OK, I told her I could do it for...
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Have tightend up a many a pan bolts due to loose...

Have tightend up a many a pan bolts due to loose bolts. Gasket is not compressed, the bolts have simply backed off in these situations. it always the first thing to check. As for the 440 bucks they...
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1 fan or two

The 2000 has two fans, one for engine cooling and a asecond for AC condensor cooling. A resent problem I had was similar. AC only works somtimes. Problem was that the AC fan was locked up, only time...
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