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ive heard tapping and putting an insert in the front plugs can be succesful, but that the back to are risky and maybe impossible to do while the heads are on the car.even with an expensive repair kit ,is this true?I tried to tap the third cylinder back on pass. side and the tap went crooked on the way down.it cant be repaired by machine shop now.Iam i totally responsible?was the tap even a possible fix the back cylinders?I did this job for someone,i first reccomended pulling the heads but he wanted me to try something.please help this truck will break me.

to re[place? Has 140,000 miles

is slipping and makes vibrating noise. Immedialely goes away once car is moving. Can you help determine the problem and the cost to repair.

the tap felt firm going in as uasal when cutting threads but it went loose a couple of times on the way down,then back to firm ,at the end it suddenly went completly loose at the bottom.i could pull the tap up and down about an eighth inch but it was stuck in hole and cant get it out.so i turned it counter clock wise but was just loose so i turned it.clock wise a little and it tightened but broke free agian now its just stuck.i dont think i went to far were the tap went all the way in the cylinder but maybe,anyone have any knowledge or advice on this triton motor?

When my 2003 Expedition is completly full of fuel, it starts with no problems; but below a half tank it is difficult to start.

detect that a broken rear wiper was causing my battery to drain?

It has been hot since late spring, and we have had triple digit heat in my city for weeks now, but my trusty 2003 Expedition has previously handled this kind of weather like a champ! The Ford dealer serviced my car early last month(105K service!!) and I was told my A/C didn't need a charge even though I told them that I didn't feel it was cooling as effectively as before. The service department said "it can't cool as well when the outside temps are this high", and I just accepted that. But for the past two days, the air it blows is barely cool! I was told by a Sears Service tech today that I need a new "head control" installed, and failure of that part is fairly common. He said I should take it back to Ford! What does this mean, and what should I expect it to cost? I can't take this heat without my Expedition functioning up to par!! I would appreciate any insights.

a/c compressor wont work unless I unplug it from the battery and plug it again

I drove to the library (only 5 miles away). The check engine light came on and the temperature gauge pegged red. Two other warning lights came on: Reduced engine power & High Temperature/Low Oil. I got the codes pulled at Autozone. They read P1299. The AZ rep told me that I could probably replace the Cylinder head temp sensor myself. Thought I'd ask here first.

How do I know its the motor in the third row seat if the seat would not recline

I need major help!!! My entire truck dropped all at once. I've replaced the air suspension pump along with the relay next to it but the truck still won't rise! What do I do now?!

my engine cutsoff while driving then cranks again. usually several times

Ok I am at a loss right now. I have a 2003 ford expedition 4.6L engine, I just change all of my coils out, check my entire spark plugs (they show normal wear, less than 25,000 miles on them. They are motor craft), Changed fuel pump, fuel filter, Brand new Air filter, Oil (less than 2,000 miles), Clean the IAC, Replace the vacuum hose that connects to the throttle, Check for vacuum leaks, none detected and check (visually) all three motor mounts ( they all appear to good). I don’t have loss of power when accelerating; my rpm do not surge up or down it is pretty much consistent. My problem is that when I come to a dead stop I can feel my car (engine) wobble /vibrate. It is not violent are anything, but it is a wobble that is noticeable. Ran a scan on it and there are no codes, everything looks to be in normal operating range. The gas that I run in the tank is 87 octane (which the manual calls for) that has probably 10% to 20% ethanol in it. I use sam club gas in it. The reason that I am bring the gas up is that when I talk to my local Discount Auto Parts store he suggested that I could have low octane and to use a octane boost. So I tried his suggestion, and to my surprise I saw an improvement. The (engine) wobble /vibrate became less noticeable, but it is still there. Please someone help I am kind of at a lost hear? Any kind of suggestion is good

Where is the air suspension control module located in my vehicle?

I have two Ford vehicles and both of them started shuttering/hesitating when accelerating and rough idle. 2003 Ford Windstar and 2003 Ford Expedition. What could be the problem. It feels like all cylinders aren't firing.