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Aug
15
comment 98 Ford Explorer FOB reprogramming not working
Are you sure these instructions are applicable for a 1998?
Aug
15
answered Vintage motorcycle repair--where to find parts?
Aug
15
comment Vintage motorcycle repair--where to find parts?
A lot is probably available as aftermarket parts. It's the stuff that was only ever available from the original manufacturer that is going to cause problems.
Aug
15
revised 2004 Mercury Grand Marquis blower motor not coming on at all
another update
Aug
14
comment Aftermarket start-stop system
I suspect than any aftermarket solution, if it exists, will be ridiculously expensive to have installed. Even if anybody would be willing to install it.
Aug
14
comment 2006 Cobalt SS - Serpentine Belt Broke, How to Diagnose
Pretty sure the water pump is belt driven.
Aug
14
revised 2006 Cobalt SS - Serpentine Belt Broke, How to Diagnose
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Aug
14
comment 2006 Cobalt SS - Serpentine Belt Broke, How to Diagnose
From cruising the Cobalt forums, it sounds like it's a timing chain and there is no specified service interval for it. It is an interference design, so if the timing is off, the pistons will clobber the valves. Book time on replacing the chain is 4 hours. The cost of a failure is high, but I wouldn't screw with it unless a problem is suspected, since a botched repair is just as likely to kill the engine. The chain is supposed to last the life of the engine (or maybe 200k at least). Take all that with a grain of salt unless you've confirmed it yourself, though.
Aug
14
revised 2004 Mercury Grand Marquis blower motor not coming on at all
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Aug
14
answered 2004 Mercury Grand Marquis blower motor not coming on at all
Aug
12
revised 2004 Mercury Grand Marquis blower motor not coming on at all
noted additional research
Aug
12
comment 1995 Mercury Mystique - No more cool air from AC
@jocull BTW, I've got the factory service manual for this platform for the 1998 models. I don't think there were drastic changes between years. Ask a question if you want me too look something up.
Aug
12
asked 2004 Mercury Grand Marquis blower motor not coming on at all
Aug
12
answered Windshield washer fluid reservoir leaking at pump plug. Quick Fix?
Aug
12
answered 2006 Cobalt SS - Serpentine Belt Broke, How to Diagnose
Aug
10
comment How to Replace the Drivers Key Lock
@BrianKnoblauch Yes, very tedious and slow going unless you've done it before (even if you have a good manual).
Aug
9
answered DIY car repair: Which car should I try to start with?
Aug
9
comment 1995 Mercury Mystique - No more cool air from AC
@jocull Relays are relatively cheap and any retail parts store should have what you need.
Aug
9
comment 1995 Mercury Mystique - No more cool air from AC
If the compressor had actually seized while the clutch was engaged, you'd probably have been stranded with a thrown / broken serpentine belt. Probably the compressor shut off for whatever reason (Low on coolant, the pressure switch that protects it from running with low coolant is faulty, bad relay as Brian K. is suggesting...)
Aug
8
comment Engine has become noisy
Could be. Probably a good idea to check the service schedule. It could be getting noisy and getting ready to go a bit early.