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Forum: The Garage   09-13-2019, 09:27 PM
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Posted By bradleyheathhays
Found a fairly comprehensive front end kit for a...

Found a fairly comprehensive front end kit for a great deal...like $137 for all of this...


2006-11 Ford Lincoln Mercury Steering & Suspension Kit 12 Piece Set - 1ASFK05040
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Forum: The Garage   09-06-2019, 05:31 PM
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Posted By bradleyheathhays
So far I've been able to run a couple tests.. ...

So far I've been able to run a couple tests..

Hooked up a fuel pressure gauge and first key turn got it up to only 20psi. Second turn got it up to 45. And third and subsequent turns got it up to...
Forum: The Garage   09-04-2019, 11:39 PM
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Posted By bradleyheathhays
cranks but doesn't start

So I got this '96 Jeep Cherokee XJ that cranks but doesn't start. It's got around 180k on her but I keep everything in good shape. Batt seemed strong.

I used to drive it everyday but this past...
Forum: The Garage   08-29-2019, 05:21 PM
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Posted By bradleyheathhays
Considering the mileage I've decided to change...

Considering the mileage I've decided to change out everything I can. Ordering 2 new top A-arm assemblies, 2 lower ball joints, 4 lower A-arm bushings, 2 new strut assemblies w/ springs, and 2 sway...
Forum: The Garage   08-27-2019, 01:12 AM
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Posted By bradleyheathhays
Do I have a stamped steel or forged top A-arm? I...

Do I have a stamped steel or forged top A-arm? I believe it's stamped but I'm not entirely sure.

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Forum: The Garage   08-15-2019, 02:49 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By bradleyheathhays
Well I've decided I'm gonna give it a shot at...

Well I've decided I'm gonna give it a shot at doing this myself. 'Couple' questions...

- I know the lower BJ presses out, but does the top one press out as well?

- Does the sway bar link have...
Forum: The Garage   08-13-2019, 06:45 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By bradleyheathhays
I just got the car back from a front end...

I just got the car back from a front end inspection and they're saying my biggest problem is that both lower ball joints need to be replaced. I've done work similar to this before (using a pickle...
Forum: The Garage   08-05-2019, 12:32 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By bradleyheathhays
Tracking / steering issues

My '11 Crown Vic has got 315k miles on it and I'm having some kind of tracking problem that I think is coming from the steering. If there's not much wind it drives straight down the road just fine...
Forum: The Garage   06-16-2019, 06:16 PM
Replies: 0
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Posted By bradleyheathhays
Melted electrical connection...what to do?

So I put a headlight wiring kit from LMC Truck on my '96 Cherokee that circumvents the normal wiring and runs the headlights directly off the battery by way of a relay. The kit runs the lights at...
Forum: The Garage   06-03-2019, 05:28 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By bradleyheathhays
I've heard good things about something called 303...

I've heard good things about something called 303 Aerospace. Anyone know what this stuff is or how it's used in auto care?
Forum: The Garage   06-03-2019, 02:53 AM
Replies: 1
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Posted By bradleyheathhays
All 4 codes were the same... P 0430. Any ideas? ...

All 4 codes were the same... P 0430. Any ideas?

I'm game for the lacquer thinner option I've been hearing about. I see low voc lacquer thinner for sale. Wonder if it matters which version you use?
Forum: The Garage   05-28-2019, 11:16 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By bradleyheathhays
tire dressing

What's a good long lasting tire dressing?

I used to use this stuff called Wipe New - Tires but it's since been discontinued. There was a process. First you soaped and scrub cleaned the tire,...
Forum: The Garage   05-24-2019, 10:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 106
Posted By bradleyheathhays
Cataclean?

2011 Crown Vic here with 305k miles, and today my engine light comes on. Scan at the local Advanced comes up with 4 codes on the cat converter. Guy says I need to get something called Cataclean and...
Forum: The Garage   05-17-2019, 10:19 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 84
Posted By bradleyheathhays
How to disable my airbag *gasp*

So my Mom drives a 2002 Ford Taurus that I believe has one of the Takata airbags that have been killing people. So far her car hasn't been recalled for the airbag, but I know this recall is being...
Forum: The Garage   05-16-2019, 11:05 PM
Replies: 0
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Posted By bradleyheathhays
timing belts and engine wear

I bought a 2011 Crown Vic with 300k miles 12 mos ago and I'm wondering how to approach servicing the timing belt. I know very little of it's past maintenance records other than what I've done with it...
Forum: The Garage   05-02-2019, 10:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 116
Posted By bradleyheathhays
Couple wrap up questions... What advantage...

Couple wrap up questions...

What advantage is there to using the more expensive Mobil 1 synthetic as opposed to a cheaper Valvoline full syn... $20 a bottle vs. $13, times 3.

Also, I've been...
Forum: The Garage   04-30-2019, 10:17 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By bradleyheathhays
300k mile old diff fluid

I have a '11 Crown Vic with 300k miles on it and my rear diff fluid looks like this...

https://i.imgur.com/sHFyG7b.png

Been watching some utube vids on how to change this fluid out but after a...
Forum: The Garage   04-09-2019, 02:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 187
Posted By bradleyheathhays
After I took the gauges off I noticed one of the...

After I took the gauges off I noticed one of the schrader valves was hissing, and now the system is down to 0 psi. So I believe a faulty valve has been the culprit all along.

Now that the system...
Forum: The Garage   04-07-2019, 05:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 187
Posted By bradleyheathhays
Hooked the gauges up and it seems like I've got a...

Hooked the gauges up and it seems like I've got a low refrigerant condition. Before turning the engine on both gauges read about 75. After starting the engine and setting the AC on max you could...
Forum: The Garage   04-04-2019, 11:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 187
Posted By bradleyheathhays
I'm gonna assume my problem is being caused by...

I'm gonna assume my problem is being caused by low refrigerant and take a shot at fixing it as cheaply as I can. But at the same time I'd like to take steps at identifying where the leak might be.
...
Forum: The Garage   03-31-2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 187
Posted By bradleyheathhays
Any ideas please?

Any ideas please?
Forum: The Garage   03-09-2019, 06:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 187
Posted By bradleyheathhays
Problem w/ intermittent defrost a/c

Have a '11 Crown Vic with 290k miles and I've been having a problem with the windows fogging up all the way around. The defrost seems to be working about half the time. On humid rainy days it'll work...
Forum: The Garage   02-12-2019, 03:28 AM
Replies: 0
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Posted By bradleyheathhays
Need to rethread a plug hole from a blown plug

Bought an '11 Vic with the 4.6L back in June and a few months back I tried to change out the plugs. All came out ok except for cyl 4 which only cranked out 1/4 turn. Had a shop take it out and they...
Forum: Yamaha ATVs   02-06-2019, 04:10 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 164
Posted By bradleyheathhays
Starting the engine first time in a year

'11 Grizz 700 here. Since I've got some warm weather these next couple days I've decided to start the bike after about a year of just sitting. Took out the plug and sprayed a good amount of fogging...
Forum: Yamaha ATVs   11-16-2018, 02:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 206
Posted By bradleyheathhays
Thanks again for helping a stranger. Found the...

Thanks again for helping a stranger. Found the leak at the front driver side corner of the intake manifold. Really wish it wasn't so cold out now.

Any last advice on an inexpensive source for an...
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