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    Parking Brake Cable Hanger/Bracket Replacement?

    To my complete surprise I actually found it today, although going to a wrecker was my next step. Thanks for the message though!
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    Parking Brake Cable Hanger/Bracket Replacement?

    Hey does anyone happen to know a part number or have any good ideas on how to replace this hanger? I unfortunately lost mine recently. This is for holding the parking brake cable drivers side rear of the truck. Not sure how big a deal it would be to not have it.
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    V6 with p0352 rough only at idle

    Well I tried out the smoke gun to check out for vacuum leaks. The thing works a treat but I couldn't find any vacuum leaks >:| so something else is my problem. I can pm you the link if you want to check out the smoke maker (read the instructions for turning it on! needs 6 AA batteries too). I...
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    Can anyone ID these parts I found?

    Okay yeah I'm not going to replace the chain if I can get away with it. If I just replace the cassette and the hydraulic tensioners is it just a simple matter of unbolting and swapping the parts out? no special procedures of locking the cams or anything? Btw sorry it took me so long to get...
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    Can anyone ID these parts I found?

    Okay thank you for letting me know about the dangers of not getting to it; I know it is an interference engine but I didn't know if just the main cassette wore out that it would cause problems I thought the cam tensioners were the only dangerous ones. I watched a video about replacing the...
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    V6 with p0352 rough only at idle

    I found a cheap portable automotive smoke detector on amazon I will try it out to see if it is junk or not but if it works out I can point you towards it. Seems like my only option is to smoke test it, because like you said it seems more like a vacuum leak than anything else. I had replaced 1...
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    Can anyone ID these parts I found?

    Okay well that is at least comforting to hear it can be done in-frame then. I can measure the part later today with my calipers and give you an exact measurement. If the part is from the main tensioner is it critical to change if it isn't making noise? Or would its failure cause engine damage?
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    V6 with p0352 rough only at idle

    I have a p0352 code after doing some work on my engine replacing leaking gaskets. There isn't any misfiring and acceleration is normal, but the engine idles too low (~600rpm when normal is 800rpm) and very rough. Is this a vacuum leak (read that a bad vaccum leak could cause a p035x error)? or...
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    Can anyone ID these parts I found?

    Okay well it isn't making any timing chain rattle so I won't be able to justify addressing that since it is an engine out procedure and that is a lot of labor to do myself on something I have no experience doing. Obviously getting a shop to do it is more money than the truck is worth. I'm a...
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    Can anyone ID these parts I found?

    I couldn't see very much looking up at the girdle. I didn't look at the very front of the engine, but what I saw resembles this picture. That is interesting about the ford engineers making that change. If they determined it really didn't matter than do I need to even worry about this then?
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    Can anyone ID these parts I found?

    I recently did several major service items on my 2003 V6 and When I had the valve covers off for other work I took time to inspect the CAM timing tensioners and from what I could see they looked perfect (and I have no rattles). I also replaced the lower oil pan gasket and when I had the pan off...
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    2003 xlt 4.0l v6 advice on gasket kits/jobs to do

    Understood. I kinda hate the idea of this repair to be honest lol If I find damage on the intake that will be a real pita. I promise I won't attempt any cleaning on the valve train; it has gotten oil regularly so shouldn't be anything concerning in there anyways. Thinking about this now, this...
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    2003 xlt 4.0l v6 advice on gasket kits/jobs to do

    Hey everyone! I have finally been guilted into fixing my explorer's leaking valve covers. I am aware this is a bear of a job, so I want to do all of the possible maintenance that is reasonable while I'm at it. I just want to know if there are any good things to handle while I'm in there that I...
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    2003 4.0 slight overheating issue?

    Hi everyone I have a '03 4.0l that for the better part of 6 months I've been fixing different problems on, coolant leaks being of them, and this is the latest in the saga. so at the end of may this year, my car developed a coolant leak. which was 'fixed' by reseating the thermostat o-ring which...
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