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  2. Hello.. I have no power at my ac relay, or the low pressure switch. Any help....
  3. 1-3 should be on the firewall side, 4-6 should be on the radiator support side. "Front" of the engine faces towards the passenger side.
  4. Hi Guys ... I have a 2000 Taurus Wagon with the DOC 3.0L 16V engine, vin code "S", and I am trying to determine which cylinder is No.4. Are the cylinders numbered in the same order as the firing sequence? Could I then say that the odd numbered cylinders are nearest the firewall and the even numbered cylinders are nearest the radiator, with 3 and 4 in the middle? Thanks John
  5. Some of you may know, but I bought a vanity plate from Arkansas for my truck. It took a while to get, but finally got it! Truck Norris is official! Also, I decided to do a projector headlamp conversion on it as well. After buying some OE style DEPO CAPA headlamp units, I purchased a conversion harness that was supposed to make them work. It didn’t. After more research I reached out to retroshop.us to inquire about their harness. They assured me that it would make my lamps function as factory so I dropped the $160 for their harness. It indeed worked! Now, I have factory projector lamps
  6. Station wagon came home earlier this month. Also came back with the TorqueFlite for the Dodge. I decided today would be a good day to get started working on various tasks the truck needs and just happened to run into several roadblocks, but nothing I can't mitigate. So I need to drop the HVAC box out from the dash. It was damaged by crackheads working on the truck years ago since they tried cutting a hole in the floor and instead set the carpet and dash on fire over a select bit. Well, it seems the windshield gasket covers several screws that must be removed to properly get the HVAC
  7. I have a 2000 Sable with 24-valve and AX4N transmission. The valve body separator plates are "03" and "92". From info online, the "03" is correct for 2000 Sable with 24-valve and AX4N but I can't find any confirmation about the "92". Does anyone have more info? Photos attached.
  8. Nancy is back in full granny car guise, I swapped her sneakers for her original dress shoes and we went to a doctors appointment. Been having a noise from the rear end for a while, but I usually keep the volume turned up and ignore it. Her health insurance expires at 100k and she’s currently at 94k. The dealer found a failing left rear hub bearing. Nancy got a hip replacement. I had the coolant replaced while she was under. Paid the deductible and she’s back on the road. Sneakers need some new tread, so she’ll be wearing the chromies on newer Michelins for a little while. Gas mileage drops 1-2
  9. Still rollin' in my Fiesta. 104,xxx on the odo now. Just had the thermostat assembly replaced as it was weeping coolant for the last few months. Prior to that I replaced the coolant bottle and the coolant hose from the turbo to the bottle. The flex pipe is broken for the second time.... ugh. I really want a second vehicle, specifically a truck. I want to do some work around the house that will require hauling stuff so a pickup would really come in handy. But with the truck market the way it is right now there is no way I can afford something even half decent, even if it's 30 years old.
  10. I can not seem to find anything that will give me the location of the keyless entry antenna on my 2010 Taurus Limited. I suspect that is where my key fob troubles are.
  11. Good morning, I’m new to this forum and my brother has a 96 Mercury Sable. Last fall we worked on replacing the heater core with the guidance of a UTube video. Overall the video was very helpful in showing how its done but could not help me with my fumble fingers with the delicate plastic lever components of the damper door lever mechanism. I broke some plastic pieces that work the dampers for vent vs defrost. I’ve been trying to search the web on any diagrams available on the components to understand how they are assembled and what I need to order to replace what I broke. I would much rat
  12. I bought a ruby red ecoboost mustang Wednesday. 2019, 13k miles, has 8” screen w/nav. Not super remarkable, but a nice, like new car. I had my 2020 Terrain SLT w13k miles (bought it with 9k miles on a year ago)that I didn’t use much and my good friend Larry needed to sell a car. I told him I wanted another Challenger and he suggested I look at a Mustang. They had this one, a grey one, and a GT. I didn’t want to spend GT money so I chose the ruby red car. I’ll have pictures up soonish. The only one I have is from earlier in the week. We had an ice storm that started Wednesay and my fi
  13. This post is oooooooold...but so is the Mercury Sable I'm purchasing this weekend (1997 LS). This post has the solution to install a hardline audio input (sorry FM transmitter, practical but exposed) which I've spent far too many hours on prior to landing here, with you...the probably one person to read this 2 years from now (my now, don't get all confused). Anyways, my love of and need for retaining factory look and feel has had me seek out specific instructions to a task I knew in theory could be accomplished (add a custom audio input into an established but dated factory audio system). It i
  14. I do plan to keep MDS off. The work around to keep it off without tuning is to switch it to manual mode which deactivates MDS. You can set it to shift into any gear and it will still automatically shift if you don’t give it any inputs. I set it to gear 8 and leave it. Only downside is you have to reset it anytime you shift out of drive. I’ve been doing this pretty consistently. This truck came with a 10 year 100k mile warranty and I can’t do anything to void that. I don’t know that I’ll have it that long given my history with buying vehicles, but I do admit that I have a car buying prob
  15. Jeff, If you plan on keeping that truck long term I would get a tune to eliminate the cylinder deactivation. I know its the newer updated engine and they claim to have fixed that issue but I have seen several of those trucks blow engines at work. They will start ticking and get worse and worse and worse until you get a misfire and then she's gone. Latest one was a 2013 with about 150k miles. We have another...2012 that sounds like a rod is going to fly out of the bottom of it, only 120k on that one. I predict it will blow this summer when it starts getting used a lot again. Its the same as the
  16. Some stuff has changed on Truck Norris since I last posted. I got my flares(new aftermarket oem style) painted when they repaired the truck. Also got the upper glovebox(used), footwell lamps(used),and 20” replica machine faced wheels(new)installed. Wrapped in Goodyear Wrangler 275/60/20 tires. Only thing I plan on doing in the future is to install the touch screen 8.4 unconnect w/nav head unit. Really liking this truck even after having such horrible luck right out of the gate. It doesn’t even look like the same poverty sled Tradesman that I bought. Made my first payment yesterday. T
  17. Common issue, I had this with my '03 Sable this week. The "battery saver" should shut the lights off after several minutes. Still have a door switch but need to know which door. When the BS shuts the lights off, open one door and if the interior lights come back on, that door is good. Have to let it rest till the BS shuts the light off. Try a different door. If the door switch is stuck, it will not trigger the BS to re-light the interior. My case was the hatch on the wagon. I will likely pull the trim and disconnect the switch. -chart-
  18. Got my truck back late yesterday from the body shop. Looks just as good as it did before. Damage came in just shy of $5500. They had to replace the rad support, grille, headlight, upper bumper cover and support, left fender support, liner, fender, remove both drivers doors to repair the a pillar, and remove the bed to clear the entire cab side. They butt matched the hood and blended onto the front door which luckily I couldn’t pick out. I also had them paint my flares since they were painting the rest of the items. I’ll get those back on Monday. Three weeks roughly since the accident.
  19. Looking for rear roof rail covers for wagon 98+? left and right
  20. Hello -- I have an '01 Mercury Sable LS sedan, and the interior dome lights won't go out, I had to pull the fuse to get them to go off. So I'm suspecting a problem with one of the door ajar sensors. Looking through the wiring diagrams, I found connector C201c which attaches directly to the GEM, and has a ground pin and also a door ajar pin for each of the four doors. So I had the idea to pull off this connector and test for continuity between ground and each of the four pins to see which sensors are showing the doors open. When I took off the connector, I found all the wires
  21. Well, on my birthday my new Ram truck was involved in an accident and will require some work to look good again. I was not even in the truck as it was hit in a parking lot by a gentleman dragging a gooseneck trailer in an area where a gooseneck trailer does not belong. He wound up dragging the trailer into my, up to then, pristine as new 3000 mile truck that I had owned for 3 days total. I had to fight with his insurance, Farm Bureau, all week and had to threaten suit to get them to admit liability. Parking lot accidents are considered no fault accidents in Arkansas. I was not having tha
  22. Found these Turbo S door handles and installed them onto the 1999, replacing icky gooey plastic and shiny chrome handles looks, feels, and works so much better.
  23. I replaced the Flex today with another ram. This one is a 2021 Ram1500 Classic in Billet silver with the hemi! I have really missed my 2019 and when I saw this one come up with only 3500 miles and at a relatively good price, I snatched it up! I don’t have any pics of it other than the ones from the dealer. It was like old times on the drive home. The hemi felt a little more spry than my previous V6 truck, but I wouldn’t say it was surprisingly quicker. This one is certified so it comes with a 100k mile power train warranty too, which is great! Has the upgraded black cloth interior, line
  24. Hello Very useful information. Somebody please help me understand I decided to update my 1993 Mercury Sable GS sedan with power antenna, which never was in it. I ordered control module F3DF-19A394-AA from eBay, and antenna 1986-1991 E6DF-19A018-BC It works together, as it should, but there is small problem, when antenna goes down, motor keeps spinning more 10 seconds, then stops. When antenna goes up, it turns off just right after reach top point. So- could the problem be in motor, which seems to be from Gen 1 ? Or maybe defective control module? I disassem
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