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I went ahead and cleaned the engine, and so far (after a couple of hours driving around today), everything seems OK. Before applying degreaser and washing, I disconnected the negative battery terminal and wrapped the following parts in plastic grocery bags + duct tape: Battery Alternator (hard to get to without removing power steering / coolant reservoirs) ...


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My view on cleaning engines is that they are probably designed to get wet. At least wet in reasonable ways – rain while the hood is open, splashes from puddles, water that makes it through the radiator and around the edges of the hood. If you pull apart the electrical connectors on most (i.e., the ones that I work on :-) cars you'll see that some care has ...


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Don't worry about engine damage. The main difference between these 2 spark plugs is the length, the one you used is shorter. That means 2 things: the spark was not created in the best place, meaning you were not burning all your fuel. This is the lack of power you were feeling. there is no chance your pistons hit your spark plug since the plugs you used ...


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Probably not. Engines are pretty tough. But pull a plug before you drive anymore and check for mechanical damage. Pistons hitting plugs would not be good. Also double check your plug wires and make sure you've got the firing order right and that all of the connections feel solid.


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It's one of the Heated Windscreen connectors. They have a reputation for breaking off on the Ford Focus, because the wipers hit them if they're not routed correctly. It's common for replacement glass companies to not notice that the car has a heated screen, so don't spend any money fixing it until you've confirmed that it still has a heated screen. This ...


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That looks like a flex connector that has broken off. Perhaps part of a windscreen heater? Labone Heated Screen Connectors


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It is safer to jack each corner of the car one at a time and rest it on a jack stand before doing the same to another corner. Raising close to centre makes the car "tipsy," and most people realize only too late how heavy a car really is. If you want the entire front, entire rear of the entire car on jack stands, do it one corner at a time. Other answers ...


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It is unlikely you tightened them to the point of causing some damage. The paperwork that comes with the parts should have a reference to torque specs. An on line reference I found gives a value of 37ftlbs. As far as grease I use the chassis grease from the auto parts store. I generally give them a shot of grease prior to installation. I do this mostly to ...


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probably its that supercharger bearing which is faulty U should replace it and after learn it that vehicles with super or turbo chargers should be given time after starting and before starting of about 5 minutes to allow the lubricant rise to the bearings or flow down to the sump respectively before accelerating the vehicle. This will maxumise the long life ...


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Jackstand points on that car should be placed on the pinch welds near the door. underneath the car toward the front. Where to properly jack up and support a car In that video he explains how to do it. NEVER under any circumstances should you place jackstands underneath suspension components, or anything that has the capacity to move around in any axial ...


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Here are the places that you can place the jack on: Happy Motoring!!


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Brenda, You could have one of fifty troubles giving you a no start condition. To run, a car needs a control system, and functional electricity. The engine needs spark, fuel, and air in the proper mix. Any defect could cause troubles. But the good news is your car is equipped with a computer system that manages a good portion of these things. It also ...


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Your car probably has a PATS key (a security feature), which prevents the ignition from starting if an unprogrammed key is used. Sometimes, a good key will go bad, and that's trouble, especially if you don't have a backup key. If you have a backup key, try it. Hopefully, that will start the car. If it doesn't then the starter may be going bad or the ...



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