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Csubak30

Amherst, OH

Fixed a few cars in my time.....lol 5 years shop service and a lifetime of vehicles being thrown at me for repair. Emergency services and maintenance for family and friends and friends of friends...you know how it goes! The more info. you give the better the solution you receive. Remember......your car could be 2000 miles away from the person taking his personal time and expertise to try to solve your issue..........for FREE!!! Not a bad deal!


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Need to bleed brake lines through the master cylinder if that's possible. Vechicle had no brake line leaks just need to put new master cylinder in. Suspect the bleed screws on the calipers are rust frozen in so bad loosening them will probably near impossible. Will the hydraulic lines bleed the little bit of air upward themselves through the master cylinder after I install it?


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The check light in the dashboard comes on and off for no apparent reason for the air bag. No particular times or braking or acceleration. What should I be looking for first?


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The main vents may be closed. If they work on a vacuum system check to see if any breaks in the lines. If electrical check fuses and switch. If there is no flow a vent is probably shut somewhere if filter is not clogged.


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Some have a platinium-iridium catalyst which accounts for a lot of the cost.


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Look at the mat in his car now. On the driver side back by the seat you will see a little plastic 'hook' coming up from the floor. It will be there whether he has mats now or not. If this 'hook' is there he has a grommet otherwise he doesn't. If there is no 'hook' anywhere on the floor you can get any correctly sized mat you want.


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If you can get the check engine light to stay on go to an autozone and get a free 'engine trouble code readout'. The problem sounds like 'misfiring' caused by a faulty spark plug or bad spark plug coil pack. The readout will tell you which cylinder is misfiring and then you can change it out. I've had the same occurance on my ford escape and ranger always turned out to be the coil.


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hope this helps http://i469.photobucket.com/albums/rr60/klcdrive/78152984.gif Order is : 13726548 Passenger side front to back is 1234 Driver side front to back is 5678


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Find your alternator and follow the power lead to the fusable link or follow the red wire coming off the battery these two wires meet at the fusable link. Usually located under a slideout or bolted-in section on the side of the main engine fuse panel.


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Most probable cause is the head gasket has worn out allowing oil to seep through to the plugs. If you don't want to replace it go to a parts store and get a good gasket sealer additive for the oil and hope for the best after about 200-500 miles. Otherwise the likely solution is to replace the head gasket.


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It will cost $120 to $160 if you do it yourself and you get a remanufactured alternator. This cost is after you get your 'core deposit' back on the old one you turn it. If you go to a shop to have it done it will of course cost a lot more.


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The spark plug ignition coil is bad trust me!!! I have a 2002 escape and I have had to replace ignition coils 1,2,3,4 and 5 over the last 3 years. Everytime it says misfiring and you know you have good plugs in there, bingo can almost guarantee coil is bad. Just replace #4 and wait for the next one to go. LOL!


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I just fixed the rear windshield wiper on my 2002 escape. The motor is the problem. Go to a parts store and get one (best price will be a remanufactured one). Remove the old by removing wiper arm first. Then remove outside retaining nut(mine was a 21mm deepwell socket). Remove the metal and plastic washer on the outside carefully by prying off. Open hatch glass and remove motor cover and loosen the nut and star shaped bolthead (i used a 1/4inch socket on this weird bolt head). Disconnect wire harness and use reverse procedure to install new one.


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