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Old 03-24-2018, 07:30 PM
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Front tow hooks installed

$70 on ebay, with hardware for both..


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one of the tow hooks with bolts and threaded bracket to slip inside frame rail
 
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Old 03-24-2018, 07:55 PM
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Threw a code the other day,"#4 cylinder misfire". When I replaced the wires and spark plugs last fall I let a wire droop onto the exhaust manifold and it was shorting out. Removed the droop and used electrical tape to insulate the wire until I can buy another one. Reset the check engine light.
 
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Old 03-24-2018, 11:37 PM
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I replaced my air cleaner element on my 2001 Sportrac 6 cyl. Got in there with a parts cleaning brush and a vacuum to get a butt load of waxy, caked sand and residue left from previous owners lack of doing so. Got under the battery tray and replaced the purge vent solenoid and changed the oil out along with a a new Motorcraft filter I had to run to the dealer for beforehand. Cleaned up the battery posts and cabling which removed the p0456 code I had along the way. Let her idle for 20 mins to relearn the idle and took her out for along drive to set up my shift points....Phew!
Left the throttle body cleaning for another day along with 6 new plugs and soldering on a new battery ground terminal.... Much better fuel economy on the bottom end now along with better throttle response, power.
 
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Old 04-18-2018, 08:25 AM
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Installed ujoints in the rear driveshaft. I used the brute force from NAPA. Helped my high speed vibration a lot but still a bit to figure out.
 
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Old 05-19-2018, 07:24 PM
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While driving from CO to FL, stopped outside of Atlanta for 5 Eddie Bauer 17" wheels of Craigslist for our Explorer, Thankfully the Excursion has room for our dog, 3 adults, all our stuff for a 2 week trip, AND 5 wheels. Score!
 
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Old 07-08-2018, 07:34 PM
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Seat heater switch replacement

Put my cheap Harbor Freight door trim tools to work, popping the lumbar **** and seat back recliner lever off.
removed 4 - 15mm bolts attaching seat to floor, moved seat all the way forward to remove back bolts and screw holding seat side cover/trim on.
Ran seat back to remove 2 front screws, disconnect battery.
Flip seat on right side to remove screw underneath and remove side panel.
remove wire connector, squeeze side clips and switch falls out.

Reverse the process to install.
Now in 100* hot weather, the seat heater is not STUCK on. 😁👌
 
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Added USB Power supplies

Did a road trip a couple of weeks ago and discovered that all but 1 of my USB lighter plug in ports were dead. So I went online looking for hard wired USB ports and after pages of round accessory plug replacement ports I found these 'rocker switch' beauties along with a L.E.D. light up on-off switch. Last Friday I took out the center console, laid out the placement of the switch and USB's and using a 1/8" drill and a file I got the console modified. Wired them up so they are only on when I want/need them on, powered thru the stock accessory plug, added taps to power & ground. Powered the switch indicator light thru a tap into the stereo power supply.

Would show pics but the ones I uploaded aren't showing up. Maybe they'll appear later.
 
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Old 10-11-2018, 04:17 PM
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Battery cable end replacements.

After having my positive battery cable corrode thru about 6 weeks ago my truck failed to start last Saturday due to MORE corrosion requiring me to take apart the positive cable end to clean out the new corrosion and reassemble. Not wanting to repeat this B.S. again in 6 weeks I found that I can either spend $50-$100 per cable to replace my battery cables or i can spend $40ish to replace the ends. SO after not having enough work today, tomorrow is my weekend, I went about replacing both the positive and negative cable ends. Also bought the "battery anti-corrosion grease" and covered, after assembly, both battery posts and cables with it. I hate working on batteries.
 
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