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Forum: Ford Fusion
Today, 08:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 566
Posted By hanky

REMINDER, JUST IN CASE YOU FORGOT !! If you...

REMINDER, JUST IN CASE YOU FORGOT !!

If you plan on changing the PCM, please be aware you will need to do a parameter reset with a capable scan tool.
If this step is overlooked ,the PCM will not...
Today, 05:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 53
Posted By hanky

Hi Bob, Might be a good idea to determine where...

Hi Bob,
Might be a good idea to determine where the swooshing sound is coming from. It could be normal sounds from the brake booster and maybe not.
Good idea to check all the vacuum lines coming to...
Forum: General Tech
Yesterday, 10:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 79
Posted By hanky

Does your vehicle have Ford's Lane Keeping System...

Does your vehicle have Ford's Lane Keeping System in it? If yes, that will need to be checked out with some special equip.

If no, there could be a problem within the rack and pinion steering unit....
Forum: General Tech
Yesterday, 04:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 79
Posted By hanky

If it worked fine before changing the tank,...

If it worked fine before changing the tank, something in the process either disturbed a connection or created a problem for the signal to get to the dash unit.
Forum: General Tech
Yesterday, 03:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 110
Posted By hanky

Whatever is causing the problem is able to be...

Whatever is causing the problem is able to be reset by turning off the ignition.
There are many things that can be causing something like this.
To help from having to check the function of all the...
07-19-2019, 03:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 47
Posted By hanky

Not knowing the complete history, are we sure the...

Not knowing the complete history, are we sure the motor is able to turn over? Not seized?
After that , what is the condition of the battery cables?
Here is a simple test you might try.
Turn the...
07-18-2019, 08:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 83
Posted By hanky

Unfortunately, we have a case of apples and...

Unfortunately, we have a case of apples and oranges. The days of just switching engines and trans before computers became involved was not a big deal,however, each vehicle now has it's own...
Forum: General Tech
07-17-2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 104
Posted By hanky

Did you check your owner's manual ? You might...

Did you check your owner's manual ?
You might need to visit a dealer to have that changed if you cannot change it with the instructions in the owner's manual.
Forum: Ford F-150
07-17-2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 230
Posted By hanky

I don't know if it can be done without using the...

I don't know if it can be done without using the entire wiring harness because I don't know if the receiving vehicle will run or start without the radio being introduced to the network of the...
07-17-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 264
Posted By hanky

There is a positive side to all this, and that...

There is a positive side to all this, and that is, when you get done,if that is possible ,,,,,,,,,,,, you will know what you have now.

There are a lot of vehicles out there that the owner gave up...
Forum: Ford Explorer
07-17-2019, 03:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 277
Posted By hanky

Bill, I either brought the special parts I...

Bill,
I either brought the special parts I needed to the parts dept or store and let the experienced parts guy determine which part # it was or provided the vin # and THEY went from there. You may...
Forum: Ford F-150
07-16-2019, 06:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 537
Posted By hanky

Are you sure of that digit , because the info I...

Are you sure of that digit , because the info I checked doesn't show an 8 for your year vehicle.
Forum: Ford F-150
07-16-2019, 06:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 230
Posted By hanky

Year of vehicles can be the deciding factor. You...

Year of vehicles can be the deciding factor. You didn't state which years and that can be extremely important especially if the radio is part of a network on the vehicle.
Forum: Transmission
07-16-2019, 06:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 111
Posted By hanky

You might want to check with Transtar. Sometimes...

You might want to check with Transtar. Sometimes they will include in a kit parts for a std duty and parts for a heavy duty, depending on which you happen to be working on.
Forum: Ford Explorer
07-16-2019, 06:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 277
Posted By hanky

On all the 1990 Fords I have seen, none used...

On all the 1990 Fords I have seen, none used bubble flares. Where did you get that info?

NAPA usually carries the entire mix of assorted brake lines. Some of the metric lines and fittings are...
07-16-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 173
Posted By hanky

You could call any auto supply store and they...

You could call any auto supply store and they have listings that they can check and answer your question.
07-16-2019, 01:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 134
Posted By hanky

Since you don't know how long it has been that...

Since you don't know how long it has been that way, what is another 12 miles ?

I would check the wheel lug nuts to make sure they are not loose..If they were , that is a different story and you...
07-16-2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 140
Posted By hanky

Usually a plug doesn't have to go far before it...

Usually a plug doesn't have to go far before it plugs onto something. What you might try is to move the plug around there and look for a control it might have either fallen off from or was pulled off...
07-16-2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 51
Posted By hanky

You might have got it cheap, but you're gonna put...

You might have got it cheap, but you're gonna put some money in it now.

Before you do anything else , you need to repair whatever is wrong with the charging system because just about everything...
Forum: Ford Explorer
07-15-2019, 07:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 277
Posted By hanky

All brake lines were double flare. You should...

All brake lines were double flare.
You should never mix flares, always reinstall exactly what you removed.

You are aware they use two completely different flaring tools to make them right ?
You...
07-14-2019, 04:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 264
Posted By hanky

You might do a little more checking because some...

You might do a little more checking because some police vehicles had some special heavy duty components. Nobody likes those kinds of surprises.
Forum: Ford Explorer
07-14-2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 277
Posted By hanky

Sometimes a Ford dealership parts dept will help...

Sometimes a Ford dealership parts dept will help and provide the size info you want. I do not recall working on any fords of that year having bubble flare fittings.
I know GM used bubble flares on...
Forum: Suspension
07-14-2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 180
Posted By hanky

Some manufacturers called them stabilizer bars ,...

Some manufacturers called them stabilizer bars , some called them strut rods.Some referred to them as radius rods.

Depending on age , may try salvage yards. If that rod is deformed, it is a good...
Forum: Ford Escape
07-13-2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 191
Posted By hanky

What engine?

What engine?
07-13-2019, 02:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 293
Posted By hanky

We used to make our speedometer adapters to read...

We used to make our speedometer adapters to read true speed when we changed trans or tire sizes ,so that is why I asked what now seems like a dumb question.

If you don't mind,
This 2003 6 speed-...
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