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    What did you do to your LS today?

    First thing to understand is that these cars are much more european design than traditional ford car. It shares the DEW platform with the early 2000s Jag S-type. So its not as 'neglectable' as a taurus or something purely ford designed. I use rock auto for part number and image reference, but...
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    Jag S type front spring question

    What about the anti-roll bars (sway bars) ? Are the Jag bars larger diameter? And, if you had the mounts, bushings, and end links, would they be direct fit on an LS? What about thunderbird suspension? Do various jag/ls trims have different bars, or are they all running the same sway bars...
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    A Warning to Ford Escape Owners

    That cradle issue reminds me of the late 90s to early 2000s isuzu rodeo and honda passorts. Or the toyota frame issues. Seems like quite a few manufacturers had design flaws that led to rust issues around that era.
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    A Warning to Ford Escape Owners

    I mean, i hear you, and those are probably all valid points. At the same time tho, I feel like most people dont even know what the gears below D are for, let alone use them (especially when considering the demographic this vehicle seems to be designed for, ie: moms) ... And really, they...
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    A Warning to Ford Escape Owners

    Hinestly, the escapes are a POS. They frequently have transmission problems also. The first gen autos are notorious for failing, and the newer ones aren't much better. Maybe the terrain in my area exacerbates the trans problems, but i see them for sale all over the place with bad trans. My...
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    Gen 2 LS Does anyone have a Steering Wheel Airbag Source?

    U can get some vinyl wrap and just cover it with whatever pattern texture or color you like. Like any thing. Jus get on ebay or avery wrap site to see what available. Its crazy for real. And its so easy to do. I tell everyone anout it. Can cover other trim panels to make ot match also.. im...
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    Lincoln LS Transmission Reprogram

    I reset mone a while back and didnt notice much difference at all ... but then i remebered that id had the battery out for a couple days before getting s new one, before i even got it legal. So from my understanding the tcu wouldve reset from lack of battery. Duh moment for me. Haha
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    Dccv dual climate control valve?

    So far no niticable issues with any hvac or eng temp readins, but i thought i read the car was finicky about air in coolant system, and something about a bleeder. Thanks for the tip about the bleeder being lower than the rest..def not intuitive. Ill look into it further and check it just to mark...
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    Dccv dual climate control valve?

    Good lord! Yeah thats a damn mess. Haha. I figured u meant a regular old fan clutch and belt drive type of setup. All that is just ridiculous
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    Dccv dual climate control valve?

    Hey while im here, on the subject.. i lost a little coolant pulling the hoses on the valve. Probably not even 8oz. I recall reading about a bleeder valve on the water neck or something, i think. Shoukd i be consirned with the minor coolant loss, and if so, how should i blled the system...
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    Dccv dual climate control valve?

    Ah, that would make sense. I figured the v8 would be tighter, but judging by the engine bay, and where the valve is located, it looked like there would still be enough room for a fairly easy part swap. But the old gens having the belt driven fan, the shrowd, etc .. i could see that making it a...
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    Dccv dual climate control valve?

    I dont know what the rest of you people are doing, but the dvvc on my '05 v6 was very easy to change out. I was in and out of the engine bay in half an hour. Quite literally open the hood and look down, to the left of the radiator, there it is. One attachment point, one wiring connector...
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    What did you do to your LS today?

    The heat stuck on is 99.9% your dccv. Dual climate control valve. I just had the same thing on the ls i bought a few months ago. It also interferes with the ac and all that. Lots of info about it on here but basically the aftermarket ones are hit and miss longevity, and its recommended to go...
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    Dccv dual climate control valve?

    Just changed the dual climate valvle on an '05 v6 base model. I havent had the car long, and i opted for an el-cheapo replacement. The car needs a few other minor things, a set of tires, and i wasnt sure that the dccv was actually going to fix the problem. It did fix the issue, after replacing...
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    PreAmp Leads from Harness?

    Thanks thats what i was needing to know. Im pretty sure its a base radio package also. Side question.. ive seen some head units say they wheel control programming. Does that usually work out of the box if i run thru the setup, or is there another harness or anything i need to adapt wheel...
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