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My experience in one is memorable because it was the biggest deathtrap I've ever ridden in, and a pile of junk. Shook like crazy above 55.

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Finished the oil change on the C230. I don't like having no dipstick and relying on the info center to report the oil level, but I have no other choice. Computer says it's at a good level, so off we go.

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Oh it's okay... I think the Cavalier is ugly too. It is the most upscale one made though.

It has 75k and is in great shape for its age, and plus the girly likes it a lot. But yeah.. not the safest nor most comfy or sound deadened interior.

That is why my car is the one we always take.

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One new strut in the Yellow Cougar and it no longer groans and grunts over every bump. Just need to fix a few more things but it is now roadworthy! Looking for new seats, a driver door, fuel pump, antenna, and some end links yet to make it a good daily driver for my niece.

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went to the junkyard a week ago. found band new rotors for the rear and the stuff below.

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hopefully this will be the last time i got to take this dash apart.

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Cougar got a new windshield today! No more cracks lol

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I cleaned out my work vehicle, got most of mud and gravel out of, as well as the thick layer of dust covering everything else. Before these pictures everything was a shade of brown.

2009 Colorado 1WT.

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The 2012 JSW went in for its 60,000 mile service. Basically an oil change and look over. VW issued a second recall for the diesel TDi models. First time was additional stickers on the fuel door. This time required replacing the filler neck. Apparently many owners don't know what fuel to use in their DIESEL engines. Our service rep, who we like very much, could not directly come out and say he did not recommend the retrofit filler, but stated there are many complaints with it. So it was not installed.

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Did a little work. It's ugly, but it held must fine. Fixed my drivers seat switch. Wouldn't let my go forward. Needed cleaned and the plastic pin was mashed in.

I need a new shift boot. The one I have is a bit crusty and stiff. Cracked one of my repairs again.

Someone buy that hood. Reminds me of my SHO every time.

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Bought a 96 Ram (Sort of a project)

Taurus is still staying in the family so nobody worry!

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Bought a 96 Ram (Sort of a project)

Taurus is still staying in the family so nobody worry!

318 or 360?

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Hate it or like it.

I'm keeping it because I'm a child. Probably one of my greatest projects.

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Right on I like it :lol:

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I picked up both cam tensioners for the Explorer from the dealership, $160 later for what is essentially a metal cylinder with a few small holes and a spring inside.

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Picked up the cam gear and oil solenoid assembly for the VCT system on the Escort. Maybe I can get rid of the P0340 this way.

Also had P1343 pop as well. Seems the actuator is not responding to the PCM as it should.

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I feel like an idiot. After not wanting to mess with my non-op power locks I finally did. I ran a power wire to the doors to test function and both work well. My door switches still didn't though. Suspected the solenoids were bad and got eyeball deep on Info.

Then I checked the fuse and saw that it was just plain gone.

Dumb. I can put the door panels back together now though since everything works. I think next project is adding keyless entry.

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I feel like an idiot. After not wanting to mess with my non-op power locks I finally did. I ran a power wire to the doors to test function and both work well. My door switches still didn't though. Suspected the solenoids were bad and got eyeball deep on Info.

Then I checked the fuse and saw that it was just plain gone.

Dumb. I can put the door panels back together now though since everything works. I think next project is adding keyless entry.

There are a lot of accessory lights tied into the light circuit on my F-250. One night, interior lights won't light up unless I fiddle with switch 'just so'. Check fuses-look good. End up tearing apart the dash (and putting the first crack in that custom woodgrain) to replace the switch. Doesn't work. Check fuses again. Fuse was blown the whole time.

Yeah, wasn't a good day...

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I think my issue is that I don't trust 25 year old wiring and automatically go to a bad wire or bigger component. Considering the PO wasn't the smartest rock in the bunch I think he jacked that end up.

Picked up the cam gear and oil solenoid assembly for the VCT system on the Escort. Maybe I can get rid of the P0340 this way.

Also had P1343 pop as well. Seems the actuator is not responding to the PCM as it should.

I don't know that you have the knowledge off hand, but I've heard your year escort has a very simple keyless entry system. Have any dealings with it? I have even begun to look up any information on location and wiring yet, but my local yard has "misc electronics and switches" listed for $5. I may take advantage of that.

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I have dealt w/ the system and can answer many questions about it. Start a new thread when ready and I'll be happy to help.

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Finally all back together. I had to plastic weld roughly 27 broken tabs, make a shift boot, glue the passenger side window back on track, unfreeze the door locks, fix the power door locks, fix the drivers power seat switch, fabricate a power mirror harness for the passenger side, fix the interior lights, and remove 5 pounds of glue the previous owner attempted to use and failed. There is probably more, but hell. Still need to replace the passenger side sill trim, but that is almost the only thing it shares with the base model Thunderbird. Tomorrow is actually cleaning it and I'm done for awhile. I hope. It's exciting to have everything fastened and secure and not nagging my brain. Installing keyless entry is the next task as well as adding a power port or 2.

Honestly most of the stuff that was wrong g was due to the PO being a barbarian. I know I've posted what I've done here, but being in one space makes me realize that I've touched damn near everything on the inside of this damn car.

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Dropping off the Caliber to the shop on Sunday night so they can get started on it first thing Monday morning. I hate when my car isn't accessible because I hate being reliant on others for rides, and for inconveniencing them for dragging me around. <_<

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Let's see we washed the Frontier and hauled a bunch of furniture in it. Drove it a whole bunch as well and now that it's broken in , wow way more power and easier on gas as well. That VQ40 is nice.

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Ran all the wiring for the block heater on the Explorer and attached the mounting bracket. Seems like a simple task until your hands and tools don't fit, struggling along like that was easier than removing the entire bumper cover though. Took over an hour to attach a bracket with 2 bolts and run the cord along the frame. At least I know its done properly and not just tossed in there.

Oh you can see me, the bull, and the escape. Surprising how dirty the explorer is.

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Dropped her off! At least she'll come back all fixed up! This shop is amazing. Not only will all repairs be made, but they also touch up all scratches, dents and dings for no additional cost, as well as a free full interior and exterior detailing! They said they may even fix my rust spot from a paint chip on the rear quarter panel for free as well, depending on how much work is involved. From what I can tell, not many shops do that, but hey, even if they all do, thats awesome!

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