Question Answered: when should fuel filter be changed
October 28, 2011, 12:04 PM
Alldata doesnt give info on the fuel filter of your vehicle, but I would say after 8 years and 46k, you should replace it. Its a relatively inexpensive job, and certainly cant hurt!
Question Answered: What kind of glue do I use between the windshield and the surrounding rubber?
October 28, 2011, 11:58 AM
No, to do it right you cant just glue it. Any glass company is going to recommend you remove the glass and re-install it. Thats to cover their liability, and with good reason. You could use a silicone to seal it, but it wont be right unless you have it done by a good glass company (and they are right - they probably will break the old one on the way out)
Your insurance company may cover this under glass coverage.
Question Answered: do the spark plugs break off during a tune-up?
October 28, 2011, 11:55 AM
This can be a tough job. Many ford technicians I know actually remove the cab of the truck so that they can have better access to the spark plugs. I would also recommend re-threading the spark plug holes (ford sells a kit - but its not cheap) because the engine in your truck is known to "spit plugs" - meaning: tear the threads out and fire a plug. this is no fun. Obviously I havent looked at your truck, but if the shop that gave you the estimate is one you trust, I dont doubt that the estimate can be that high. Ask them if they have done many. For your peace of mind, its NOT just a normal tune-up :)
Question Answered: Changing the headlight bulbs. HOW?
October 28, 2011, 11:52 AM
Your question doesnt mention which headlights you have... but with conventional bulbs, you should be able to gain access by removing the inner fenderwell (the black fender skirt inside the wheelwell).
Alldata does say though, that if you have the TVP bulbs, you will have to remove the front bumper.
Question Answered: why dont the heat come on i my 1998 intrepid .it has climate control.
October 28, 2011, 07:02 AM
From the question I'm not sure if you mean its not blowing at all, or its not heating up. If its not heating up, the first thing I would check is the coolant level. The thermostat could be sticking as well. If its not BLOWING.. you may have an issue with your blower motor or blower motor resistor. Any other details would help.
Question Answered: Noise when turning Steering wheel and Knocking. What could it be?
October 28, 2011, 06:57 AM
I agree with Patrick on this one. there are so many components that could be causing your noise that the best thing to do is make an appointment with a shop you trust and let them give it a good inspection. Could be ball joints, tie rod ends, steering linkage, etc... Bring this one in for a professional opinion.