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  1. Mbrooks420

    1998 Radio Wire Diagram Please?

    Different stereo levels, even in the same year, have different colors. The constant power and key on power do appear to be the same, however.
  2. Mbrooks420

    1998 Radio Wire Diagram Please?

    Have you done a second gen?
  3. Mbrooks420

    1998 Radio Wire Diagram Please?

    I don’t believe this is true. There were 4 or 5 flavors of stereos available in the 2nd Gen, and the wiring wasn’t the same between them even a year apart.
  4. Mbrooks420

    E85 people check in..

    I thought to see any real gains you had to burn a lot more of it, which is why the ethanol builds use huge pumps and injectors. In a later model turbo I wouldn’t have questioned it. In an NA ‘02 I think it’s a completely different animal.
  5. Mbrooks420

    E85 people check in..

    E85 should provide less power. Hence, why you get LESS MPG.
  6. Mbrooks420

    4r44e rebuilt but now no reverse

    This is a 6 year old thread. I hope he’s fixed it by now.
  7. Mbrooks420

    Vibration and Grinding Sound

    I’d check the CV shafts. Make sure the boots aren’t torn. Check the front driveshaft joints as well.
  8. Mbrooks420

    3.73 to 3.55

    They can’t be.
  9. Mbrooks420

    Choices

    Like anything else, if you can wrench you can keep it going. I spent a few years changing wheel bearings annually in my Escape.
  10. Mbrooks420

    Choices

    Depends on how expensive the bearings are and how good you are installing press in bearings. Many members here with larger tires eat up a set a year. The rear differentials are also prone to fail/be noisy.
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    Choices

    Larger tires and a hard life would have probably had much better luck with the 5.0s. The 3rd gens will eat a set of wheel bearings fast on 33s.
  12. Mbrooks420

    Rear end water mixed in

    I meant physically lifted. When I had a leaking pinion seal I could get quite a bit more fluid in if it was jacked up to one side.
  13. Mbrooks420

    Rear end water mixed in

    Probably water intrusion just not enough to milkshake the oil. It was jacked up the same way both times?
  14. Mbrooks420

    Rear end water mixed in

    So, what actually happened? It’s kinda confusing with the mention of the transfer case. Is your issue just the rear axle? If rusty water didn’t come out, you’re fine. Change the fluid, change it again, and run it.
  15. Mbrooks420

    Explorer 98, bad engine strat and reaction to gas pedal ?

    That doesn’t answer the question I asked.
  16. Mbrooks420

    Explorer 98, bad engine strat and reaction to gas pedal ?

    Did the V6 trucks switch to returnless style mid 1998 like the 5.0 trucks?
  17. Mbrooks420

    Explorer 98, bad engine strat and reaction to gas pedal ?

    Because you ACTUALLY HAVE fuel pressure. You’ve got a problem with your gauge.
  18. Mbrooks420

    Explorer 98, bad engine strat and reaction to gas pedal ?

    Different engine but same procedure. Most auto stores will rent you the tools.
  19. Mbrooks420

    Explorer 98, bad engine strat and reaction to gas pedal ?

    Fuel pressure is tested with a gauge very similar to a tire pressure gauge. It is tested on the fuel rail on top of the motor.
  20. Mbrooks420

    Explorer 98, bad engine strat and reaction to gas pedal ?

    I’d test the fuel pressure as stated above. I’d also clean the MAF and throttle bodies with the appropriate cleaners. No check engine light?
  21. Mbrooks420

    What is up with this wacky weather?

    A mattress would have been the ticket. The three blankets probably saved the windows. I’m not putting another replacement roof skin on the car.
  22. Mbrooks420

    What is up with this wacky weather?

    I recently had huge hail that dented up the top of the Kia. I even tried to save it with fleece blankets before almost being knocked out and deciding to flee.
  23. Mbrooks420

    Dakota Digital

    It’s accurate when it works?
  24. Mbrooks420

    Intermittent hard starting 2000 5.0.

    How fast does the pressure bleed off after shutting it down? Do the returnless systems have check valves in the sending unit?
  25. Mbrooks420

    Intermittent hard starting 2000 5.0.

    No codes, I assume?
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    Compatibility question

    They are not the same.
  27. Mbrooks420

    1995 4.0 More problems

    The diagram is correct. You’re firing out of order, which will cause all sorts of issue. You’ve essentially got 2 cylinders out of time which will beat holes in your pistons if you aren’t lucky.
  28. Mbrooks420

    What's for dinner?

    It was better than I expected. The fritter hung in better than a lot of guns I’ve had on burgers
  29. Mbrooks420

    What's for dinner?

    That’s an Apple fritter for a bun.
  30. Mbrooks420

    What's for dinner?

    It’s insulated. Safety first. That a PB Swiss?
  31. Mbrooks420

    Engine Rattle (Lessened after oil change)

    20 hours labor? Installed a remanned motor. Should be about 8 hours. What’s PATS go to do with anything?
  32. Mbrooks420

    How to uninstall brown wire mod correctly?

    Connecting the two wires should be all that’s needed. If there wasn’t an issue before, with the switch in either position, it’s probably something you changed.
  33. Mbrooks420

    Are the circular metal parts that hold the grommets transferable to new bolts or no?

    You’ll need a hole for the extractor anyways. Might as well try to work it out with the drill first. Extractors always make me nervous, and I’d consider myself a vet.
  34. Mbrooks420

    Are the circular metal parts that hold the grommets transferable to new bolts or no?

    You’d have to match it up to a known bolt, nut, tap, or find a way to measure its OD.
  35. Mbrooks420

    Are the circular metal parts that hold the grommets transferable to new bolts or no?

    My point was it might not be big enough. It’s been asked several times what size the bolts are. Without that no one can help you with anything exact.
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    Are the circular metal parts that hold the grommets transferable to new bolts or no?

    Max size for that is 5/32”, which is a hair under 4mm. The first step is finding the size of your bolts.
  37. Mbrooks420

    Are the circular metal parts that hold the grommets transferable to new bolts or no?

    If we lived close, I’d give it a shot. There’s few feelings as victorious as removing a broken bolt.
  38. Mbrooks420

    Are the circular metal parts that hold the grommets transferable to new bolts or no?

    Hell, if it’ll move it along easier I’ll send a left handed bit for free. 😂
  39. Mbrooks420

    A tribute to a friend, my "best man"

    My condolences. Always a very tough time.
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