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    Quality Paint Cheap PICS

    how did you end up getting rid of the orange peel effect... thats always my biggest problem
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    new seat covers and butt warmers. install?

    anyone taken their seat covers off before?
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    new seat covers and butt warmers. install?

    hey guys i have someone making me a new set of seat covers for all three rows of seats and headrests... my question is how do i remove the factory seat covers or am if i am better off paying a shop to do it how much do you think they would charge me? I looked around couldn't find much more than...
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    wheels from other mercurys

    would weels from an 08 sable or mariner fit our cars?
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    Rear rotors wont come off

    sledgehammer method works well
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    brush guard for a mountaineer

    heres the link for the other one http://www.everythingsuv.com/waag_brush_guards_m_mountaineernew-esuv.asp still looking for the stainless :(
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    brush guard for a mountaineer

    thats so frusterating ive been looking everywhere for one JUST LIKE THAT (SS or chrome if possible) but i cant find them ANYWHERE help would be appreciated guys. Thanks been searching for a long time, the one in the pic is made by "polar bear" and is 750 bucks... and black (not stainless)...
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    brush guard for a mountaineer

    yeah theres one on ebay thats not bad but it has black rubber bumper guard thing on it... not a huge fan. Anyone ever find out whether it would mount up right if i cut into the bumper some?
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    brush guard for a mountaineer

    can anyone else tell where the mountaineer guard bolts onto the frame and such so i can get an idea of modification required... and since the mounty headlights are bigger you guys think it would look right?
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    brush guard for a mountaineer

    searched around for a while couldn't find one or any info. Anyone know if an explorer brush guard would fit on a mountaineer? looking for a chrome one if anyone knows where to get one.
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    catalytic converter (s)

    hey guys i have an 03 mounty but im posting about my brothers '00 mounty. He got a CEL, took it to the shop and they told him he needs to have a catalytic converter replaced... and that theres a few of them. Moreover, they told him its gonna cost him $2,000. My jaw dropped at that, so i wanted...
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    Door ajar?

    Hey guys i my car thinks one of my doors or my trunk or something is permanantly ajar, the interior lights don't go off until i start moving. I think that a sensor or something is bad... how do i figure out which one it is and either fix it or cut it?
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    can some one test my home-made abs/pvc air intake pipe to compare it to stock?

    for three runs prolly like 50-100 bucks depending on how many things you want hooked up (o2 sensor, ect)
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    roof vents not blowing

    how would i do that?
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    Dynamat locations

    oohh now it makes more sense.
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    Dynamat locations

    thanks but i think i want to be able to see out of the back window. Appreciate the help... anyone else dynamat the trunk?
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    roof vents not blowing

    haha no it doesn't come out regardless of which setting i put the floor/roof vent button. But thanks! any more ideas?
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    Well the X is down for the count...

    had the exact same problem a few weeks ago, had to get the whole tranny rebuilt... 2600 bucks. sucks... blinking light... OD doesn't work, car revs to 4-5k before it shifts... seemed to run fine until i took it into the shop.
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    roof vents not blowing

    hey guys, the heat/ac works great in the front, and it comes out of the center console... but none of the roof vents blow anything... i check the aux blower motor fuse under the hood and its fine... any ideas?
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    Dynamat locations

    k... so you placed dynamat on your glass? im confused...
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    Dynamat locations

    hey guys, ive put a pretty big system in the trunk of my mounty, running 1000 watts at 1ohm on two eclipse 12s... Loving the balance of SPL and SQ but the back hatch looks like a jackhammer when i turn it up, and also hearing the rattle isn't fun. Just wanted to see if any of you guys have...
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    Tranny help

    i have the exact same problem, havn't figured it out yet
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    improper gear ratios and no O/D ideas?

    hey guys, a while ago the OD OFF light on my mounty started blinking, and sure enough a week later a service engine soon light came on. Pulled the codes and i got a improper 5th gear ratio improper 2nd gear ratio something about a pressure control something any ideas? and would a good...
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    Cig lighter and rear speakers just stop working?

    hey man the cig lighter thing was right. I already checked the fuse "cigar lighter, OBD2" and itw as fine but i never knew that the power point #2 was the cig lighter. It was indeed blown, and it works now. The speakers are still a problem, and when i turn on my car now, sometimes the front left...
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    Cig lighter and rear speakers just stop working?

    is there a reason why my cig lighter in the back and both of my rear speakers would stop working? i had been working back there putting in a PS2 but i didn't go near any wires that would affect the speakers or cig lighter. Also i dont think the speakers are blown because they dont rattle or...
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    lifted mounty, rims and tire suggestions?

    i ordered a lift from coilsprings, +3 in the front and +2 in the rear. Next im focusing on tires and rims, and im debating really nice 22" chrome, or smaller rims and bigger mud tires, either way i dont want anything thats gonna rub or come out from the fenders or anything like that...
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    Lift for 3rd gen - Coilsprings.com

    hey guys last question i promise before i order. Ok... so i have an 03 mountaineer and im getting 3" in the front and 2" in the back (why cant we go bigger btw?) anyways whats ALL the info i need before i call and where do i find it. next post will have pics i promise!
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    Lift for 3rd gen - Coilsprings.com

    did anyone ever come to a conclusion about whether the 3" lift is OK. Ive read this whole thread a couple times and some people say it would affect suspension. Im not as concerned with ride quality and gas mileage as i am the life of the suspension/car. Im looking for a 3" lift in the front and...
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    rear heater blower?

    hey guys, i have an 03 mounty and theres no air to the back. The front vents work (although not TOO strong) and the center console vents on the back of the middle armrest work... the problem is that theres no heat or AC to the rear through those vents in the roof, is there two blowers in our...
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    factory headunit removal

    yeah thats the same layout... its the fake silver carbon fiber knockoff instead of straight silver tho. And i dont have any buttons. But yeah thats it.
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    factory headunit removal

    no its the regular factory single disc player, will be replaced with a eclipse double DIN
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    factory headunit removal

    ive installed a handful of systems in various cars and removing the factory headunit in my 03 mounty is proving to be the most annoying thing ever. Am i missing something? do i need to remove any of the dash or is this just a grip and pull thing... ive pulled it so hard i cut up my fingers and...
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    heat/ac is loud/not working

    wow that sucks... well i guess im not touching that if its gonna be 750 bucks in labor. Anyone have any ideas on why the rear vents in the roof dont work?
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    Lift for 3rd gen - Coilsprings.com

    the suspension for the mountaineer is the same right... these wouldn't prove any problems? i know lowering the car on stock struts blows them in a matter of months, is there any negative sideaffects anyone can think of in the future with this lift?
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    heat/ac is loud/not working

    Hey guys, first post here, but ive been looking around for a while and fixed a few things on my car from searching. (found my keyless entry code ect). Anyways i have an 03 mountaineer that i just bought with 90k miles for 6K (really happy about that) I did however find one problem with the...
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