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    to FCO! Don't be afraid to ask if you have a question. -Dom
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    Intermittent Brake Fail

    By your description it sounds like false ABS activation from a failed sensor ring (mainly the rear hub sensor ring cracks and causes sporadic ABS issues). If you have a scan tool it's easy to see what's going on. If not, I would suggest removing the rear 2 rotors and looking at the tone ring (it looks like a toothed gear around the back of the wheel hub). I can help with pics if you have any questions. -Dominic
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    Engine distribution box removal??

    Sounds about right. I would just make double sure that the positive cables are well insulated to prevent any shorts and possible fire. -Dominic
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    Engine distribution box removal??

    The box is held down with one 8mm bolt at the back and it has 2 tabs that slide into slots in the battery bracket. The DB has a harness coming out of it that may need to be pulled out for access. Normally, you can service the box without removing it entirely along as the battery is removed giving you space to get it free. -Dominic
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    Front sway bar bushing replacement

    I think clearance is going to be your biggest issue getting to the 4 mount to subframe bolts. I normally service them when I drop the subframe, however there may be enough room to slide a 13mm in there to get the bolts loose. It won't be an easy job though with the firewall right up against the lower bolts. -Dominic
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    Happy Holidays Everyone!

    Going into Christmas and then New Year - Just want to take a moment to say Happy Holidays from our family to yours!
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    Hello, Contour / Mystique

    I'll look into the approvals, but I haven't gotten any in a while. Welcome to the site! -Dominic
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    shifter bezel on full center console

    Unfortunately a parts yard (Pull-A-Part) or similar will be your best bet. Most parts have been obsoleted by Ford almost 10 years ago on that model. -Dominic
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    to FCO! -Dom
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    No spark need help.

    Crank sensor wiring can fall apart way up the harness in places you wouldn't normally look. I normally replace the wiring from the connectors on the valve cover all the way to the sensor. Without a scan tool or an oscilloscope you won't be able to see what the sensors are doing aside from the wiring connections. Are you sure the 3 connectors at the valve cover are tight? They have a habit of breaking the locks and the connectors will vibrate apart causing the stalling you describe. Make sure you use two hands and press them very firmly together (sometimes the rubber seal inside will roll causing the connector to bind. It feels all the way together - But in reality it's not. -Dom
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    How to Rebuild an Engine like an Idiot

    That definitely sounds like you had an adventure! Welcome to the site!
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    Facebook Login

    Hello Members, I have worked with Facebook and reset the Facebook OAUTH link between FB and FCO. This means you can login to your account through FB, or open a new account through FB. Thanks for your patience! -Dom
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    New to the group

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    Thanks Aussie, I appreciate it! Even though my days are busier than when I started this site, I still make time to look in on it almost daily. -Dom
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    to FCO! Your welcome for the information and I'm popping in more often if you have a question that needs answered. -Dom
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    Engine compression

    TSB 98-25-14Mismatched timing marks -Dom
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    V6 stalling under load

    That's great to hear!
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    Engine compression

    It'll require pulling the intake manifold and both valve covers to check properly. Bring the crankshaft around to TDC (mark on pulley lines up with line on front cover). Then check both sets of camshafts to see where the marks are. I can help you once you get to that point. -Dom
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    Timing chain cover removal

    Start with: Upper Intake Manifold. Both Valve Covers Alternator and bracket Power Steering pump Harmonic Balancer (Crank Pulley) Oil pan bolts into front cover (4 I believe) Be extra careful disconnecting the crank position sensor and camshaft position sensor connectors and wiring. They are fragile and the wire insulation may come off and that will cause you problems down the road. -Dom
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    Engine compression

    I would make sure engine timing (timing chains) is correct since it's been apart before for the head gasket replacement. The early model 2.5L's had false flags on the cams that people would line up and the engine would run poorly and could have poor compression as the valve timing would be out of sync from the crank timing. -Dom
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    V6 stalling under load

    Well, P1744 is the torque converter lockup circuit. Could be wiring, could be a solenoid in the transmission. I'm sure the shop will test the circuit and see if it's properly working. -Dominic
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    V6 stalling under load

    Is the CEL still on with the P0193 code? If so, they are overlooking something. -Dom
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    V6 stalling under load

    That's good to hear. Sounds like you still need to have that FRP sensor looked at though. -Dom
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    Engine compression

    While we're on the subject, the early 2.5L's had some issues with carbon tracking the plugs. This led to them stuttering and running poorly cold or hot. You said it runs fine when hot, but gets poor mileage? Intake gaskets leak, fuel pressure regulators fail... It could be a lot of things causing those issues. -Dominic
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    V6 stalling under load

    High input normally refers to electrical voltage received from the sensor to the PCM, not fuel pressure. Plus, if you had high fuel pressure you wouldn't have lean codes. Everything would be the exact opposite. -Dom

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