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Forum: General Automotive 01-18-2020, 03:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 294
Posted By bradleyheathhays
I don't think this would have anything to do with...

I don't think this would have anything to do with it but it's worth mentioning. Two months back I did a slow speed rear end into the back of a lifted pickup. The front of my hood hit his trailer...
Forum: General Automotive 01-18-2020, 02:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 294
Posted By bradleyheathhays
got the transmission blues

Have an '02 Ford Taurus that's been grandma driven for all of it's 95k miles. After doing some very easy driving in town for a couple hours today I accelerated up to about 50 and noticed the car...
Forum: General Automotive 12-14-2019, 05:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 572
Posted By bradleyheathhays
Compatible front end parts for an '02 Taurus

Damn, it took 30 years of driving to cause my first accident, and on Friday the damn 13th. Did a low speed rear end into the back of a lifted truck and got into it's trailer receiver. The only...
Forum: General Automotive 11-23-2019, 03:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 553
Posted By bradleyheathhays
Which brand starter?

I'm outfitting my middle aged '02 Taurus with a new starter and need some advice on what brand starter to get. I'm tempted to get this reman Motorcraft, the fourth one down in the orange...
Forum: General Automotive 11-18-2019, 02:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 620
Posted By bradleyheathhays
ok thanks smokey

ok thanks smokey
Forum: General Automotive 11-11-2019, 12:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 620
Posted By bradleyheathhays
'02 Taurus hesitating to start

So this '02 Taurus with only 87k miles on her starts right up every time multiple times a day except for twice in the last 3 weeks. The first time was 3 weeks ago and the second was today. It...
Forum: General Automotive 10-31-2019, 01:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 496
Posted By bradleyheathhays
Installing a remote start on an '02 Taurus SES

Last time I installed a remote start system it was on an old Dynasty whose wiring was too delicate to work on really. A couple weeks after installation it started ok but a ton of white smoke came...
Forum: General Automotive 10-25-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,056
Posted By bradleyheathhays
I've since been told Ford designed it to turn on...

I've since been told Ford designed it to turn on in the mode I was running it and the only mode the compressor doesn't come on is the floor only. Who knew.
Forum: General Automotive 10-24-2019, 03:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,056
Posted By bradleyheathhays
Compressor running when not turned on?

I have an '02 Taurus with 85k miles on her that I just bought. Today when I was checking something under the hood I noticed this metal line cold and dripping
with water...

Sorry the pic is so...
Forum: General Automotive 09-28-2019, 09:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 652
Posted By bradleyheathhays
Cooling your engine down with fans

This may sound like a stupid question, as I'm prone to ask sometimes. But...I drive a '96 Cherokee with the inline 4.0 non-interference engine and it doesn't like driving in the heat so much. Since...
Forum: General Automotive 09-24-2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 654
Posted By bradleyheathhays
Wow after all this and it turns out to be the...

Wow after all this and it turns out to be the rear end. Just got it to my mechanic and he watched the driveshaft when I gave it some gas, in gear, and it turned. So I guess that's where the sound...
Forum: General Automotive 09-23-2019, 03:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 654
Posted By bradleyheathhays
Just now got back from trying to get it going for...

Just now got back from trying to get it going for the first time and no success. First I disconnected the battery for a few minutes like someone had suggested. Checked trans fluid and it seemed at a...
Forum: General Automotive 09-23-2019, 01:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 654
Posted By bradleyheathhays
I'll be trying to start her tonight for the first...

I'll be trying to start her tonight for the first time so we'll see. Crossing my fingers.

The other possibilities that have been mentioned to me so far is a broken input shaft or the MLPS, and I...
Forum: General Automotive 09-21-2019, 01:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 654
Posted By bradleyheathhays
Transmission overheat?

Sadly this may be the last post I make on the old '11 Crown Vic (320k). So yesterday I heard a quiet hiss coming from the front which turned out to be a very small radiator leak...in the middle of a...
Forum: General Automotive 09-13-2019, 09:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,832
Posted By bradleyheathhays
Found a fairly comprehensive front end kit for a...

Found a fairly comprehensive front end kit for a great deal...like $137 for all of this...


2006-11 Ford Lincoln Mercury Steering & Suspension Kit 12 Piece Set - 1ASFK05040
...
Forum: General Automotive 09-06-2019, 05:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 835
Posted By bradleyheathhays
So far I've been able to run a couple tests.. ...

So far I've been able to run a couple tests..

Hooked up a fuel pressure gauge and first key turn got it up to only 20psi. Second turn got it up to 45. And third and subsequent turns got it up to...
Forum: General Automotive 09-04-2019, 11:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 835
Posted By bradleyheathhays
cranks but doesn't start

So I got this '96 Jeep Cherokee XJ that cranks but doesn't start. It's got around 180k on her but I keep everything in good shape. Batt seemed strong.

I used to drive it everyday but this past...
Forum: General Automotive 08-30-2019, 01:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,832
Posted By bradleyheathhays
Oh yeah a front end alignment for sure. I'll be...

Oh yeah a front end alignment for sure. I'll be doing all of this in as little days as possible and then have it realigned right after.
Forum: General Automotive 08-29-2019, 05:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,832
Posted By bradleyheathhays
Considering the mileage I've decided to change...

Considering the mileage I've decided to change out everything I can. Ordering 2 new top A-arm assemblies, 2 lower ball joints, 4 lower A-arm bushings, 2 new strut assemblies w/ springs, and 2 sway...
Forum: General Automotive 08-27-2019, 01:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,832
Posted By bradleyheathhays
Sorry those pics are so huge.

Sorry those pics are so huge.
Forum: General Automotive 08-27-2019, 01:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,832
Posted By bradleyheathhays
Do I have a stamped steel or forged top A-arm? I...

Do I have a stamped steel or forged top A-arm? I believe it's stamped but I'm not entirely sure.

https://i.imgur.com/TWrttdv.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/NdH1Acn.jpg
Forum: General Automotive 08-15-2019, 03:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,832
Posted By bradleyheathhays
Well I've decided I'm gonna give it a shot at...

Well I've decided I'm gonna give it a shot at doing this myself. 'Couple' questions...

- I know the lower BJ presses out, but does the top one press out as well?

- Does the sway bar link have...
Forum: General Automotive 08-13-2019, 06:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,832
Posted By bradleyheathhays
Thanks for the good advice everybody and sorry it...

Thanks for the good advice everybody and sorry it took so long to get back. Just got the car back from a front end inspection and they're saying my biggest problem is that both lower ball joints need...
Forum: General Automotive 08-05-2019, 12:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,832
Posted By bradleyheathhays
Tracking / steering issues

My '11 Crown Vic has got 315k miles on it and I'm having some kind of tracking problem that I think is coming from the steering. If there's not much wind it drives straight down the road just fine...
Forum: General Automotive 06-16-2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 901
Posted By bradleyheathhays
Melted electrical connection...what to do?

So I put a headlight wiring kit from LMC Truck on my '96 Cherokee that circumvents the normal wiring and runs the headlights directly off the battery by way of a relay.
The kit runs the lights at...
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