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Seatbelt Connector Replacement


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Swaybar endlink replacement


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8 files, last one added on Nov 18, 2007
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Headlight replacement pre 95


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11 files, last one added on Nov 18, 2007
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Starter replacement 90 Safari


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6 files, last one added on Nov 20, 2007
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Oil change


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700R4 Transmission RWD removal


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Fuel filter change 90 Safari


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T stat egr and rad removal


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25 files, last one added on Dec 26, 2007
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Heater core replacement


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test album


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2153 viewsBezel removed.
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208 viewsMake sure you lube the seal on the oil filter.
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376 viewsAfter making sure the wrenches were where I needed them to be I covered everything with a rag to catch the gasoline. I recommend wearing protective eye wear while doing this procedure. Very easy to get gas into your eyes. Don't lie directly underneath. Work from the side to avoid getting hurt. A small amount of gas will flow, but not much. After removing the lower line, do the same for the top. (Don't forget to cover with a rag.) Reverse procedure to reinstall. When you reinstall the new filter make sure the arrow on the filter is pointing in the direction of the gas flowing to the engine.
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327 viewsAlrighty,the new t stat is installed,I put the gasket on with the housing, and the EGR valve is back on with its new screened gasket

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505 viewsFeb 25, 2008
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Connections at firewall494 viewsUnder the hood, on the passenger side of the firewall, you'll see the heater core hose connections. Drain the radiator (it holds about 6 quarts) and remove the heater hoses. You will probably also have to remove the heater blower motor relay and fuel pump relay bracket to make the hose removal easier, as I've done here. By the way, the silver relay is for the blower motor; the back relay is for the fuel pump.
Another note: I drain the radiator by use of a small hand pump. I snake the suction line of the pump down past the transmission cooler in the radiator tank until the hose bottoms, then I pump the coolant into a container. Sure beats trying to catch the antifreeze in a basin of some type after opening the radiator drain. And I'm getting old, guys, so I don't care to wallow around on the ground searching for the radiator drain if I don't have to.
Feb 25, 2008
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Heater core363 viewsHere's the heater core, in this case, it's the old leaky one I removed. Notice the small round post between the two heater hose nipples. That post must be placed into a hole in the heater box during the assembly of the new heater core. If you don't get it lined up correctly, you won't get the heater core to seat all the way into place and the screws for the heater core won't match up with their holes in the heater box.
Don't ask me how I know this.
Once the heater core is secure in its place, I'd suggest reconnecting the heater hoses and filling the radiator. After that, start and warm up the engine. Check for leaks; you sure don't want to have to tear back into all this in case something is wrong.
Feb 25, 2008
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Heater core cover344 viewsThis is the heater core cover. In this photo, we are looking inside at the rear of the cover; note that there is a channel here that continues on both sides of the cover. This channel's purpose is to engage a tab in the heater box and thereby seal the heater core in place. It's a nice idea, but that defroster mounting tab mentioned earlier will be right in the way of lining the cover up. In fact, I'd say that the tab makes lining the cover up almost impossible. So, after fighting that tab for a while, I did the only sane thing—I cut the tab off with a hacksaw blade, making sure I made the cut so I could reattach the tab later.Feb 25, 2008