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by jelloyd
Fri Oct 18, 2013 1:59 pm
Forum: Under the Hood
Topic: Power Steering Noise
Replies: 2
Views: 621

Re: Power Steering Noise

you can try pulling out the old power steering fluid with a turkey baster or a soap dispenser and putting the old into a bottle for disposal while you fill up the resovoir with new power steering fluid. It has helped quite a few users by switching the power steering fluid out this way including myse...
by jelloyd
Fri Sep 13, 2013 8:45 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Passenger side vent air temp will not change
Replies: 7
Views: 3029

Re: Passenger side vent air temp will not change

Check to see if you have a full charge of freon.
by jelloyd
Thu Aug 29, 2013 3:12 pm
Forum: Maintenance / Care / TSB's / Recalls
Topic: Bushing lubrication?
Replies: 5
Views: 1213

Re: Bushing lubrication?

If it is the stabilizer link it will making a thumping noise when you go over small bumps at low speeds (parking lot speeds). I've changed three of the four stabilizer links already and replaced them with Moogs which are much thicker and greasable. Stablizer links will make some noise when you manua...
by jelloyd
Tue Jun 04, 2013 12:20 pm
Forum: Welcome / Introductions
Topic: hi everyone im new at this site
Replies: 5
Views: 875

Re: hi everyone im new at this site

Battery might be on its last leg. It may be original and is finally starting to crap out. When mine died out I noticed a few odd things electrically before it died out. Probably want to get it checked and if its the original go ahead and replace it since its 7 yrs old.
by jelloyd
Wed May 22, 2013 11:07 am
Forum: Under the Hood
Topic: Interesting AC problem
Replies: 11
Views: 2002

Re: Interesting AC problem

You might want to check to see if you need to fill up the refridgerant since that may be getting low, resulting in mixed ice/warm air.
by jelloyd
Mon May 20, 2013 2:29 pm
Forum: Welcome / Introductions
Topic: 2005 Ford Five Hundred
Replies: 2
Views: 539

Re: 2005 Ford Five Hundred

You could probably try cleaning it. You might want to give more information on the problem.
by jelloyd
Mon Nov 05, 2012 4:01 pm
Forum: Under the Hood
Topic: Serious Engine Problem
Replies: 5
Views: 856

Re: Serious Engine Problem

Has he looked at fuel injectors and spark plugs. The engine may not be running on all cylinders and would cause the engine to shutter. Have you changed the spark plugs?
by jelloyd
Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:47 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Passenger side vent air temp will not change
Replies: 7
Views: 3029

Re: Passenger side vent air temp will not change

From what you've stated I'm assuming that you have the dual controls since you have your temp set differently. My guess would be a bad blend door actuator since it controls how much heat comes through the vents. The replacement part is MOTORCRAFT Part # YH1865 which costs about 27 bucks plus shippin...
by jelloyd
Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:35 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Rear end brake job
Replies: 2
Views: 1318

Re: Rear end brake job

The tool cost me 55 bucks in 2010 as a deposit and I got it back when I returned it.
by jelloyd
Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:34 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Rear end brake job
Replies: 2
Views: 1318

Re: Rear end brake job

Go to autozone and rent there rear brake tool. It will work really well for the one side (can't remember) since the tool will rotate to push the caliper piston in. The other side (can't remember) will rotate in the opposite direction so rotating and applying pressure is going to be a pain. Took both...
by jelloyd
Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:10 am
Forum: Under the Hood
Topic: Leaky oil pan gasket
Replies: 4
Views: 1781

Re: Leaky oil pan gasket

Tighten it from bolts 1 through 15. Bolt one is located at the front of the car towards the belt. Tighten the bolts to 18 ft-lb
by jelloyd
Wed Aug 22, 2012 11:56 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Hyperflashing for no reason?
Replies: 6
Views: 995

Re: Hyperflashing for no reason?

Brake light might be out. I've had it hyperflash twice on me and both times it was the brake light bulbs.
by jelloyd
Mon Aug 20, 2012 5:55 pm
Forum: Under the Hood
Topic: Noob needs to change the Sway Bar Links
Replies: 4
Views: 764

Re: Noob needs to change the Sway Bar Links

The moog brand is a heavier duty compared to OEM and they're also greaseable. Sway bars are pretty easy to change. I changed my both my back ones that were rattling, especially going over bumps and at low speeds. Just lift up the car near the one that you're changing to take the load off the suspens...
by jelloyd
Mon Aug 06, 2012 11:10 am
Forum: Under the Hood
Topic: ERG Valve nut removal on 05 500 for intake removal
Replies: 3
Views: 801

Re: ERG Valve nut removal on 05 500 for intake removal

EGR valves nuts typically rust a bit since there is hot gas going through the EGR valve itself. This tends to rust the nut which makes it more difficult to remove. A cheater bar will help you get the torque needed to get this off.
by jelloyd
Tue Jul 24, 2012 2:40 pm
Forum: Under the Hood
Topic: Front strut removal...please tell me there's a trick to this
Replies: 17
Views: 10118

Re: Front strut removal...please tell me there's a trick to

On further thought you may want to recalibrate the door actuators first to see if that helps any, since yours is popping. It sounds as thought the actuator may be working its just in the wrong position.
by jelloyd
Tue Jul 24, 2012 2:39 pm
Forum: Under the Hood
Topic: Front strut removal...please tell me there's a trick to this
Replies: 17
Views: 10118

Re: Front strut removal...please tell me there's a trick to

I had everything turned off when I did mine, but mine was the heat door actuator. I would also keep everything turned off when you install everything since you'll don't want the computer to send in a signal to move the actuator to the wrong position. Once it is installed you'll have to recalibrate t...
by jelloyd
Tue Jul 24, 2012 12:02 pm
Forum: Under the Hood
Topic: Front strut removal...please tell me there's a trick to this
Replies: 17
Views: 10118

Re: Front strut removal...please tell me there's a trick to

The recirculation door actuator is pretty easy to get to as it is on the right directly behind the glove box. The heater blend door actuator is located on the center console. I changed out the heater blend door actuator within the last week and it wasn't difficult to change just a pain to get the to...
by jelloyd
Thu Jul 19, 2012 12:04 am
Forum: Under the Hood
Topic: 500 five hundred has 148,654 miles & gave out
Replies: 2
Views: 627

Re: 500 five hundred has 148,654 miles & gave out

You may have a vacuum hose that goes to the EGR valve that came out and thats why your getting the P0106 code. I would take off the roll restrictor bar and take a look at the vacuum hoses.
by jelloyd
Wed May 30, 2012 3:47 pm
Forum: Under the Hood
Topic: A Story with only 5 cylinders
Replies: 3
Views: 472

Re: A Story with only 5 cylinders

It is still possible. When its started the fuel injector is probably getting flooded with higher fuel pressure so it starts out just fine but after a while its not really getting enough fuel to do anything. Another possibility is that you've lost compression in that cylinder which would be a bigger ...
by jelloyd
Fri May 25, 2012 11:47 am
Forum: Under the Hood
Topic: A Story with only 5 cylinders
Replies: 3
Views: 472

Re: A Story with only 5 cylinders

It is possible that you have a clogged fuel injector in Cylinder 2. You may want swap the fuel injector with another one to see if that is the cause since it will show that the other cylinder is now the one crapping out.