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The relay that I had installed a few months back is notoriously defective. I was surprised that it ever worked to be honest. Someone suggested that the ground wire from the alternator may have been bad, which may have obscured any potential issues with the defective relay. They suggested that fixing the ground wire may have caused the issue to become ...


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I would start by performing a compression test on each cylinder. Overheating could have cause cylinder damage, or valve damage. A DIY compression tester is not expensive and is generally easy to use, only requiring the removal of the spark plugs and disconnecting the ignition coils. It can also help identify if the cyclinder head gasket has blown between ...


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The ballasts are typically the issue....poor design at the very bottom of the headlight housing makes them very sensitive to moisture. Fuses will not fix the issue. Here are typical errors codes for such problems enter image description here


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I had a similar issue, it sounded like it was coming from the throttle body or maybe something under the dash board (maybe both) mine ended up being the positive battery terminal, check the ground as well. I'm still curious what would cause that noise though.


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I would replace the entire unit. The reason being it is highly unlikely you will be able to get the nut to start correctly. The nut will wind up cross-threading and won't torque correctly. As a side note there is a reason almost all manufacturers design the axle end with a longer threaded section. I don't know what the reason is, but they don't add extra ...


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This is mainly decorative, but probably also reduces wind noise. These strips usually cover up the weld seams where the roof meets the body. If you don't feel as though you care too much about it (ie: will never replace the strips), glueing it down with epoxy wouldn't be a bad thing. You won't hurt anything structurally by doing so, though if you're not ...


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I found an image of a 2013 E350 dash online, which shows what these might be used for ... Red Circle: At least part of these controls appear to be for aux audio input. The two top parts appear to be a 3.5mm input jack, as well as what is next to it is for a USB connection. These would be used in conjunction with the stock radio head unit. Not sure what's ...


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I finally got a hold of my mechanic and he said the solenoid is bad, so I got a new one and the problem seems to be gone.


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I repaired the same problem on a 1977 Ford van. The starter relay would not shut off. It burned out 2 starters and 2 relays. I used the wiring diagram to discover a connector on the top of the transmission. That connector had 2 wire pairs: one from the reversing lamp circuit and one pair from the neutral safety switch circuit. The wire insulation was ...


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I believe you are suggesting that the starter motor was still getting power after the ignition was turned off, so the starter was still turning by electrical power. If this is the case, it can’t be the starter that is at fault, but must be either the solenoid or the ignition switch that is at fault. You need to identify whether the thin wire on the solenoid ...


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