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  1. PaulSchott

    Water Pump Failure Prevention

    I am not complaining, I did the $1700 pump replacement and have just flushed the coolant at about 30,000 miles after. As far as the necessity of placing the pump internally I had a 98 Ford Contour Sport with the 2.8 24V V6. Similar setup. The water pump was driven off one of the cam shafts with a pulley and tensioner setup. I changed the pump in about an hour. Remove about 8 screws and just swap the pump. (May have been 10 or 12 screws. don't call me a liar.) The plastic impeller failed and spun on the shaft. People on the forum complained about Ford using a plastic impeller. My point is that when you design a car there are many failure points. Some show up unexpectedly early in the lifecycle of the vehicle.
  2. It's probably the latching mechanism. The electronics and mechanical parts are all in one unit.
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    Advance serive trac issues

    Could be a tone ring. They have been known to crack. Inspect all 4 all the way around.
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    Surprise in spark plug change

    My 2007 has the extra connector on the intake. Big pain to connect and disconnect blind. Mine is due again soon. Done at 90,000 first time and we are at 145,000 now. I did replace a coil 6 months ago because I couldn't get just the boot and it's been fine since. Next time I'll replace all the boots while the intake is off. Luckily the bad coil was in the front. It takes 20 minutes to change all 6 plugs in my wife's 4.0 Grand Cherokee.
  5. If you are using auto headlights, The next time it happens turn the lights on manually. Both the headlights and tail lights at the same time could point to BCM, Headlight Switch, Light sensor on the dash. Switch tells the BCM to turn on or of the lights. Sensor tells the BCM to turn on or off the lights if the switch is in the auto setting.
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    should we replaced summer tires?

    Your first hint should have been "the salesman said" They don't want to scare off a sale with unimportant info like it can kill you.
  7. Probably didn't connect the key pickup around the lock. Never did this myself but it sounds like a PATS problem not detecting the key.
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    Trunk Boxes

    When I got my Edge I found lots of stuff left over from the previous owner in these compartments. Two bags of really raunchy porno DVDs. Wash the steering wheel with alcohol.
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    Power steering issue

    Do the simple stuff first. Replace the broken line and fill it with fluid. If you still have a problem then go looking for it.
  10. does the mirror work in one direction only or is it dead all the way? I had problem with the up/down on mine and found it was the connection on the door. Jiggle Jiggle and push and all was fine. I bought a Dorman replacement which was a POS. I fixed the connection problem and replaced the POS with the original. The glass just pops out with the plastic frame around it. It takes some diddling to get it but in is just pops back in. Go to eBay and look up the replacement glass. they usually have pictures of the front and back. look for the release tabs in the picture to help locate them.
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    Beautiful, good luck with it. No need to change forums.
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    The Mustang Mach-E is a sellout!

    It does look good from that angle. Who am I to judge? I love the way the Chrysler Crossfire looks even though it looks like it's squatting to poop according to some people.
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    The Mustang Mach-E is a sellout!

    I looks like it's trying too hard to be something it isn't. Sort of like a Nissan Murano Convertible. The body has too many styling cues, curves, lumps and creases. It may be appealing now but in 10 years you'll be saying "what were they thinking?" Only my opinion, don't hit me.
  14. I think I would try to find 1969 Cadillac horns. Really loud and musical. Very authoritative. GET THE HONK OUT OF MY WAY!
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    Sorry to hear of the loss, Everyone is ok is the important part. A little Body filler and she will be as good as new. Seriously, We all see this every once in a while and we all need to be courteous and aware of our surroundings when driving. I almost caught one yesterday when someone wanted out of their lane because the driver in front of them was taking too long to make a right turn. My hand still hurts from pounding the horn. Car safety features have come a long way. I started driving before seat belts.