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Replacing Windstar Air Filter

I would like to replace the air filter to my 2002 Ford Windstar. I am not sure how. The filter is conical, and itís housed with a clamp around the housing. After I loosen the clamp, should I be able...
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Toilet Closet Flange

I installed a new toilet back in November. It was my first, and I learned a lot in the process. I noticed that the closet flange was not a complete ring. I installed the toilet using the outer lip of...
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Is the water adjusted by either tightening or...

Is the water adjusted by either tightening or loosening the screw for the flapper?

Can blue toilet cleaners that sit in the tank and emit a blue dye clog the toilet to the point where it will...
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The car went in this morning, and the diagnosis...

The car went in this morning, and the diagnosis has been made. The noise is coming from the right front wheel bearing. Total cost with the repair kit and labor: $295.

I told my wife this morning...
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I haven't called the dealership yet, so i will...

I haven't called the dealership yet, so i will have them look at both the wheel bearings and CV joints.

I am aiming for early next week. I'll let everyone know what it actually is.

Here's to...
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I will calling my Ford Dealership and make an...

I will calling my Ford Dealership and make an appointment to have them diagnose the problem. Iím betting at this point that it is the wheel bearing.

First, the left wheel bearing was replaced a...
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You might want to try Meguiar's G-14124 Hot rims...

You might want to try Meguiar's G-14124 Hot rims Multi-Piece Wheel Wash. I've not used it, but have used other Mequiar's products, and I am sure it is great! They also sell a brush (Versa-Angle tire...
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This is weird. On my home yesterday I...

This is weird. On my home yesterday I intentionally began to swerve from side to side to listen to any differences in the noise. When I swerved to the left, the noise increased, and when I swerved to...
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I wish the car would take off and land in the...

I wish the car would take off and land in the junk yard!

The wheel bearings were replaced about a year ago by a Ford dealership. Should they wear out that quickly? It was covered by my extended...
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99 Taurus Sounds Like a Plane

Yes, the sound that my Taurus is making is very similar to a propeller plane, and it gets loud especially on the highway. I’m keeping the Tylenol in the glove compartment! This is a 6 cylinder 182 S...
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Kelly Tire Question

Towguy,

Iím not any more frustrated than I already am with this car. I figure if I just keep replacing everything, Iíll have a new car without having to buy one!


I have another question, and...
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Towguy, Well, my independent shop said the...

Towguy,

Well, my independent shop said the right tie rod needs to be replaced. They would also do an alignment. The cost is $179.00 + tax.

The owner of the shop said that tie rods can not be...
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I found the receipt with the notation. It says:...

I found the receipt with the notation. It says: 'right outer tie rod loose."

Can you tell me if an accident on the right side of the car about 4 years ago could be contributing to this? Just about...
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Towguy, That's why I'm asking. I'm not sure...

Towguy,

That's why I'm asking. I'm not sure how this problem with the tie rods came from. It is an authorized inspectin station. It's a Ford Dalership.

I'm having an independepnt garage that I...
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99 Taurus Tie Rod

I had an oil change done last week, and the service writer came to the waiting room to tell me the tie rods on the car were loose and nneded to be tightened. He said it would not pass NYS Inspection...
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I have done this in the past, and unclogged the...

I have done this in the past, and unclogged the tub using this method:

First, I place a towel in the overflow to prevent air from getting in.

Next I fill the tub with cold water at about 2...
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It does look like a broken flange, but the...

It does look like a broken flange, but the corners are not sharp, they are smooth. It looks like it was made to be that way.

The bolts I removed from the old toilet look just like the new bolts....
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A while back, a friend of mine remonved one of...

A while back, a friend of mine remonved one of those concrete basement sinks by brewaking it up with a sledgehammer. He replaced it with a PVC sink.
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Floor Bolts for Toilet

I replaced my first toilet yesterday. It works fine, and it does not rock, like the one I replaced. Having never done this before, Iím pretty pleased with myself.

However, when I removed the old...
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Tire Info

Coopns,

Everything here is great advice. I used tires.com for advice in the past. Consider the mileage on your caravan and how long you expect to be keeping the vehicle, and consider your driving...
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This was a Ford warranty - for both the Taurus...

This was a Ford warranty - for both the Taurus and the Windstar. No aftermarket. Although the Extended Ford warranty expires in April, I am waiting for the transmission to go. Maybe an aftermarket...
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The brake light has not come back on for a while...

The brake light has not come back on for a while now, at least my wife has not complained about it. It's extremly annoying.

Our dealership charged us next to nothing to have this work done back...
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Angry '99 Taurus "Service Engine Soon"

Looks like the Taurusís are having a bad week.

My 99 wagon had the check service engine light come on. At the same time my í02 Windstar mysteriously developed the same problem.

I had the...
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I would stay away from JiffyLube too. My...

I would stay away from JiffyLube too. My brother-in-law took his Volvo 740 Turbo to a local JiffyLube, and they broke the cap on his radiator. They overnighted a new radiator, from what he tells me...
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The next time the Taurus breaks down, can I have...

The next time the Taurus breaks down, can I have AAA call you? What would you charge for a tow in Rochester, New York? Is there an out of state fee? Itís summer, so you donít have to worry about...
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