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    Stereo - Electrical Problem

    Suddenly, my stereo goes dead if If I switch to Drive or Reverse. No sound, no display, nothing. The stereo is fine when in Park or Neutral. I've had the same stock audio system in my 98 Explorer since I bought it. Everything else works fine including heat, interior and exterior...
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    Stereo - Electrical Problem

    Suddenly, my stereo goes dead if If I switch to Drive or Reverse. No sound, no display, nothing. The stereo is fine when in Park or Neutral. I've had the same stock audio system in my 98 Explorer since I bought it. Everything else works fine including heat, interior and exterior...
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    Oil Drain Plug Location on a 98 X 4.0, V6?

    Very helpful pics, thanks a lot!
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    Oil Drain Plug Location on a 98 X 4.0, V6?

    Probably a very silly question, but this is the first time I'm changing the oil on my X and I can't find the drain plug. I thought it would be at the lowest point of the oil pan, however the hexagonal bolt that's at the lowest point of the oil pan is referred to the as the "Kickdown linkage" by...
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    Trying to Burp...

    I just replaced by thermostat, refilled the anitfreeze, and now I'm trying to burp the radiator. I removed the radiator cap, let her run for about 20 minutes, and then turned it off. I then repeated this for another 10 minutes. The heater's running really cold and the anitfreeze level in the...
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    Wasn't the Thermostat

    This the cap that goes on the radiator coolant reservoir?
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    Wasn't the Thermostat

    My X had been overheating a bit and it sounded like my t-stat might've been malfunctioning. So I replaced my t-stat tonight, flushed the coolant, and burped the system. Unfortunately, after about 30 minutes of idling my X, white steam/smoke started coming out of the lower rad hose and the temp...
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    Post T-Stat Change Problems

    No, I didn't burp the system. I'll try that next. Thanks for the info.
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    Post T-Stat Change Problems

    post t-stat change problem Correct. I replaced the t-stat, then I poured all the coolant back into the radiator since I had to drain it to replace the t-stat. The problem is that the coolant stays in the reservoir now, it doesn't flow to the hoses and the rest of the engine. It seems like...
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    Post T-Stat Change Problems

    I just finished changing my thermostat, and when I started her up, the radiator fan was running really strong. So I turned it off, and then I noticed that the coolant level hadn't even changed (almost all the coolant was still in the reservoir). What went wrong, and what should I do next?
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    Radiator hose clamps

    It looks like you'd squeeze them together to get the clamp off.
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    Radiator hose clamps

    There's 2 hinges I guess you'd call them. One is perpendicualr to the clamp, and the other one is a few centimeters away and runs parallel to the clamp.
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    Radiator hose clamps

    Can anyone tell me how to loosen those steel radiator hose clamps? They don't have any unscrew mechanism like the air ducts hose clamps that can simply be tightened and loosened with a screw driver. What's the trick?
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    Draining Radiator Problem

    Thanks for the feedback.
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    Draining Radiator Problem

    I was removing the radiator drain plug so that I could drain the coolant, and it broke off. So I have the external portion of the plug in my hand, and unfortunately the internal portion is still firmly lodged in the bottom of the radiator. Any ideas on how I can get the rest of the plug out???
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