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You need a new/rebuilt starter. The solenoid is...

You need a new/rebuilt starter. The solenoid is not engaging the drive.
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First thing to rule out is the calipers...

First thing to rule out is the calipers themselves. Make the brakes stick, raise the vehicle, see which wheel is sticking. Remove calipers, push pistons back (a large pair of channel lock pliers or...
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The space is relatively small, approx. 700 sq....

The space is relatively small, approx. 700 sq. ft. The pieces hang from the ceiling against a white background and are lit from behind. There are four narrow, tall windows (former church) that...
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Lighting art show

I have to light a stained glass art show. I need high brightness, low draw, and fairly low cost. I would rather stay away from fluorescent because it skews colours, although I may combine it with...
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The bearings are held in only by the axle seal. ...

The bearings are held in only by the axle seal. The race (what the bearing rides on) will come already pressed into the rotor. Hard to install wrong since they are tapered and the inner and outer...
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Usually if you fiddle with the handle (button ?...

Usually if you fiddle with the handle (button ? key ? FOB ? in this case) and pull up on the latch (screw driver usually works) it will flip back into position.
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There should be a little plastic retainer clip...

There should be a little plastic retainer clip where the 90 degree bend hooks in. This clip was a problem. They updated it with a stronger material.

Check the wrecker for door switches,...
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If it has been replace already then the sensor...

If it has been replace already then the sensor may screw into the base plate. Look carefully. If not then you have to get those rusty nuts off. Heating with oxy-acetylene torches works wonders,...
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It is not difficult and I could more or less tell...

It is not difficult and I could more or less tell you how to do it (just remove the cover under the centre of the dash, open the heater box, remove core -- after disconnecting hoses), but save...
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1. Make sure you have adjusted the brakes...

1. Make sure you have adjusted the brakes properly. This could be your low pedal.

2. Open the bleeder very slowly. Sometimes if you open it too fast with a lot of pressure on the pedal you...
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Which springs ? The ones that hold the shoe to...

Which springs ? The ones that hold the shoe to the backing plate ('v' shape) ? Try a pair of needle nose pliers. Spread them a little, push down so that the pin comes through the spring, then grab...
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Autozone.com has lots of free online manuals,...

Autozone.com has lots of free online manuals, including this one I believe.
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Seems to me this is often a broken wire above the...

Seems to me this is often a broken wire above the brake pedal. The lights run on different circuits so only one is effected. Can't tell you the colour off the top of my head but trace them from the...
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Crud build up at the filler neck is normal for...

Crud build up at the filler neck is normal for dex-cool. I believe it has to do with how it reacts to air since it also tends to be found around hose clamps. As far as I have seen it doesn't move...
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The flasher is in the middle of the front row of...

The flasher is in the middle of the front row of the fuse panel (opposite the fuses). It is called a combination flasher. You will most likely have to get it from a dealer.

But a question --...
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This ...

This (http://autozone.com/servlet/UiBroker?ForwardPage=/az/cds/en_us/0900823d/80/14/ad/24/0900823d8014ad24.jsp) link explains it.
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Depends on which seal. If it is the pan gasket,...

Depends on which seal. If it is the pan gasket, then it is no big deal. Get yourself a manual and go for it.
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No such thing on a car that I am aware of unless...

No such thing on a car that I am aware of unless it is installed afterwards to detect exhaust entering the cabin. You are probably thinking of an O2 sensor. These will be located in the manifold or...
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Is the car moving when it happens ?

Is the car moving when it happens ?
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Instructions here...

Instructions here http://autozone.com/servlet/UiBroker?ForwardPage=/az/cds/en_us/0900823d/80/15/dd/10/0900823d8015dd10.jsp don't say anything about reverse thread. Most engines rotate clockwise when...
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You should first check the pressure sender. A...

You should first check the pressure sender. A shop can hook up a pressure guage in its place or you can just go ahead and replace it. It shouldn't be too expensive. Not to say your engine concerns...
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The most difficult part of changing speed sensors...

The most difficult part of changing speed sensors is that they are apt to break when trying to remove them and it can be difficult to get the pieces out of the bore. On your Windstar, I am pretty...
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What kind of test light are you using ? One that...

What kind of test light are you using ? One that uses an LED won't work here, must be the old regular bulb type. Even then a draw that kills a battery in a few weeks might be too faint to show up. ...
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See instructions here :...

See instructions here : http://autozone.com/servlet/UiBroker?ForwardPage=/az/cds/en_us/0900823d/80/18/2f/27/0900823d80182f27.jsp

The hardest part of strut replacement is removing the springs. ...
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Than take it to an inept shop, of course. But 'a...

Than take it to an inept shop, of course. But 'a shop' and an inept shop are not the same things. You call this guy 'my mechanic'. Why ? If he is 'yours' then you should be able to trust him. ...
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