The Ford Focus came to the U.S. market in the 2000 model year; two years after the European market received it. The 2004 Ford Focus’s base model is the LX sedan, which featured a 110-horsepower, 2.0-liter SOHC engine and a manual five-speed transmission. This transmission, which Ford dubbed the iB5, used a cable system to transfer the movement of the shifter lever to the transmission. Removing the shifter lever is a breeze, but reinstalling it is a little trickier, as you must adjust the cable-to-transmission selector lever connection.
Ford equipped the 1991 F-150 trucks with a hydraulic clutch actuation system on the 4.9-, 5.0- or 5.8-liter, naturally aspirated gasoline engines. The hydraulic clutch generates pressure at the master cylinder when the driver presses on the clutch pedal. A nylon hydraulic clutch line carries pressurized fluid to the slave cylinder on the transmission. The line is subject to damage from road debris and proximity to hot engine parts. Replace damaged hydraulic lines to prevent fluid loss and restore clutch function.
In 1999, the Ford F-150 came in two basic cab designs, regular cab and extended cab. The extended cab model came standard with a 205-horsepower, 4.2-liter V-6 engine. Also standard on the extended cab model were two rearward-opening rear doors to allow access to the rear seats. Replacing the door panel on this roughly one-half-size door is a straightforward task. Use caution, however, as you need to unscrew the rear window’s latch, which allows the window to move freely, increasing the risk of breaking it.
The door panels on a 1996 Ford Thunderbird cover the entire interior surface of both doors. Each panel houses the door pull cup, power window switch, and the power lock switch. These panels are secured both doors with a combination of plastic retaining clips, locking tabs, and steel screws. The front door panels must be completely removed in order to perform repairs and maintenance on the power window motor and other interior door components.
The 1996 Ford Explorer is powered by a 4.0-liter V-6 or 5.0-liter V-8 engine. The Explorer comes with two- or four-wheel-drive, a four-speed automatic or five-speed manual transmission. The base model uses manual roll-up windows. Optional power windows are available, if preferred. With the exception of the window controls, the process to remove the door panels is the same.
It is never the right time to lock your keys in a car or truck, but it usually happens at the worst possible time. Before you break a window to gain entry or call for an expensive tow, you may be able to unlock your 1998 Ford F150, or other vehicle, using simple methods and simple or improvised tools.
The Ford F-150, first introduced in 1975, quickly became the best-selling vehicle in Ford’s lineup. Throughout the model's first 21 years of production, Ford only changed the F-150 subtly to keep up with the times. In 1992, Ford gave the F-150 a slight “aero” look, by smoothing the front end and angling the edges of the bumper. This design lasted through the 1996 model year; the following year, Ford, for the first time, wholly redesigned its popular pickup. Removing the door panel on the 1994 F-150 is a simple task thanks to the exposed door panel screws.
Removing the driver’s side door panel on a 1993 Ford F150 is a simple process for a do-it-yourself individual with basic tools. The 1993 F150 door panel is held in place with a series of inverted hooks on the rear of the panel that mate to their corresponding holes in the door. A series of screws around the three sides of the door secure the panel.
1998 marked the 50th year of the Ford F-series line of pickup trucks. Ford adopted the F-150 nameplate in 1973. The 1998 F-150 had an integrated interior trim package that blends the aesthetics of the dashboard onto the doors through the use of door panels. Not only do the door panels enhance the F-150's interior design appearance, they hide the door's internal components, such as the window motor, lock mechanism and door latch assembly. To perform repairs on any of these components, you'll need to begin by removing the door panel.
The Ford Explorer was not the first SUV by any stretch. It was, however, the first SUV to offer a wide array of luxurious features, especially in the Eddie Bauer edition. The Explorer became more feature-packed throughout the years, and by time the 2005 model year rolled around, the Explorer came standard with a wide array of high-end features, including air conditioning, cruise control, power windows, keyless entry and a four-speaker, AM-FM audio system with a CD player. Replacing the door-mounted speakers in the Explorer requires you to remove the door panel.
The Ford Taurus has lived a rather roller-coaster-like life. It began as one of the most advanced and modern cars of its time, later it shifted to an oval-obsessed monster, then it became downright bland and, finally, Ford deleted it altogether in 2006. In 2008, however, the Taurus returned to replace its replacement — the Five Hundred — and in 2010 it became a stylish and unique vehicle again. The 1996 Taurus was the first year of the oval-obsessed generation. The 1996 Taurus came standard with front disc brakes, which used a ventilated rotor. When replacing the Taurus’s front rotors, it…
If the speedometer on your cluster panel is not lighting up, then the issue can be with the speedometer's bulb or the panel's fuse. If no lights on the cluster panel are malfunctioning, the issue is the fuse. If only the speedometer light is not lighting up, then the issue is the bulb. In either case, you can resolve the issue fairly quickly by replacing the faulty component. The fuse is located in the fuse block in the engine compartment. The bulb is located behind the cluster panel. Replacement fuses and bulbs can be purchased from most automotive parts stores.
If you find that the lights on your cluster panel are not bright enough, you can install a cluster face glow kit to increase the cluster panel's visibility in dark environments. Although the installation process differs depending on the make and model of your vehicle, the general procedure is the same: remove the screws or bolts securing the cluster panel, remove the cluster panel, and install the cluster face glow kit.
The C4 is the name given to the Corvettes produced by Chevrolet between the years 1984 and 1996. The C4 came equipped with an instrument cluster on the driver's side of the dashboard that contained several gauges, such as the fuel gauge or speedometer, as well as several dash lights to help you see the cluster at night. The most common issues afflicting a faulty cluster are a burnt out fuse, a loose wiring connector or a faulty cluster.
The gauge cluster is an important component of your vehicle's safety. The gauge cluster contains the various gauges of the vehicle like the odometer, speedometer and tachometer. If any of the gauges or the cluster itself begin to malfunction, there could be three possible issues: either the cluster fuse is blown, the cluster's wiring connector is loose or the gauge cluster itself has gone bad and requires replacing.
The Ford F-250 was completely redesigned for the 1999 model year. This was the first year of the F-250 Super Duty, a heavy-duty line of trucks that shared almost no parts with the half-ton F-150. The F-250 received only minor appearance changes over the next few years, so the 2003 models are very similar to the original. The interior front door panels must be removed to access stereo speakers, power window and door lock actuators and the retaining bolts and wiring connector for the door mirror.
Ford offered a completely redesigned F-150 for the 2004 model year, sold alongside the F-150 Heritage Edition, which was essentially a slightly altered 2003 model. By 2006, Ford no longer offered the Heritage, enabling the eleventh generation F-150 to stand on its own. On the 2006 F150, trim pins no longer anchored the redesigned door panels; instead, several retaining screws and tab-in-slot design were used to bind the panel to the inner door skin. Any interior door component repairs must begin with the door panel removal. This process should take anyone with some mechanical inclination roughly 15 to 30 minutes…
Ford released the Taurus for the 1986 model year as a mid-sized family sedan or station wagon. The 2001 Taurus SE 2001 was available as a four-door or station wagon, featuring a fifth door and rear-facing seating area. The Taurus had a 3.0 L V6 engine with a four-speed automatic transmission, providing 185 horsepower and 155 foot-pounds of torque during select RPMs. Like all automobiles, the Ford Taurus can develop problems; troubleshooting them as soon as you recognize them can save you lots of time and money in the long run.
When it was introduced in 1985, the original Toyota MR2 was a radical departure for a relatively conservative Japanese company like Toyota. The MR2 was a mid-engine sports car in the manner of an Italian sports car, such as a Ferrari or Fiat X1/9, but had the reliability buyers came to expect from a Japanese car. A 1988 MR2 is now reaching classic car status. One of the problems that MR2s can suffer from, if used frequently, is the sagging of its door hinges, which, however, can be easily replaced with some basic tools.
The 2007 production year marked the 30th year of Ford's dominance in the light duty truck market with the F-Series line of pickups. The F-150, Ford's 1/2-ton pickup, accounts for the majority of those sales year to year. The door panel on the 2007 F-150 has a multitude of uses: sound deadening, interior aesthetics, switch housing and covering the inner door skin and its interior door access holes. In order to access, remove, repair or replace any of the interior door components, you'll first need to remove the door panel.
If the gauge cluster on your Dodge Neon is experiencing problems, there could be three possible issues: the fuse has blown out and will need to be replaced, the connector is loose and will need to be connected, or the cluster itself is no longer functional and you will need to purchase a new one. In any case, the repair process is fairly simple and you should expect to only spend twenty minutes or so repairing your Neon's gauge cluster.
"Car and Driver" magazine dubbed the Ford F150 "Best Pickup Truck" for the 2005 model year. With minor refinements over the 2004 model -- the first of the 11th generation of Ford's half-ton trucks -- the 2005 set a sales record for Ford by moving over 939,000 trucks. The F150 has a variety of interior trim packages, including the XL, XLT, Lariat, FX4 and King Ranch. Each trim level has door panels that continue the aesthetics of the overall interior. The purpose of the panels is to house the window and lock switches, door speakers, and hide the door access…
The 1999 Cadillac Escalade is the pinnacle of luxury sport utility vehicles from General Motors. Padded leather bedecks the Escalade's interior trim, including the door panels. The panel's purpose is to cover the unsightly access holes leading to the door's interior, while providing soundproofing for the cabin and adding to the overall interior aesthetics. If your Escalade suffers a malfunction in the power window system, power lock system or door latch, you'll need to take off the interior door panel to investigate and make repairs.
The last model year of the Chevrolet Cavalier was 2005. The sporty, entry-level vehicle survived over two decades as one of General Motors best selling small cars after replacing the Monza. The 1990s and 2000s brought with them a renewed desire to modify cars, customizing them to suit the owner's personality. One way to do that is to remove or replace the emblems. Removing them altogether provides a cleaner look to the Cavalier's exterior. Replacing them with any of a number of other emblems quickly makes your Cavalier stand out from the pack.
The glove compartment in your BMW is an important storage area which is used to house a variety of items. If the glove compartment handle becomes damaged, it can stop you from either being able to open or securely close the compartment. Replacing the compartment handle is a straightforward job that will take you around 15 minutes. You can pick up a replacement handle from your local auto store.
You may need to remove the transmission in your 2002 Mazda 626 to fix a front seal leak or perform other transmission-related repairs. In removing a 626's transmission, bolts within the upper bellhousing are hard to reach, so you will need to lift the body off the frame.
The standard bed on a Ford Ranger works well for most people, but some need more from their cargo area. People such as contractors, professional construction crews and roadside service crews need a bed with multiple compartments that can carry lots of different items as well as carry heavy-duty equipment. This is called a utility bed, and there are multiple different configurations that you can get. But for all of the variations in setup, they all mount in essentially the same way. Swapping your Ranger bed for a utility bed takes an hour or so to do.
Willmore manufactures a line of detail trim for automobiles including chrome pillar posts. Pillar posts fit to the rear edge of the front and front edge of the rear doors on an automobile to prevent the surfaces from scratching each other. The chrome surface also adds its own decorative touch. The pillar posts are made of a pliable material with a metallic shell. The backing is self-adhesive, and no tools are required for installation, although a J roller is helpful. Since the adhesive is permanent, carefully align the pillar posts before removing the backing; you only get one shot.
The Ford F150 pickup truck makes use of the 4R70W automatic transmission. Removal and installation of the transmission is a serious operation that involves critical parts of the engine and drive train. This replacement procedure should only be attempted by someone with previous automotive repair experience. The replacement usually takes between 6 and 8 hours to complete.
Though not so common now, many older Ford model cars have a kingpin located on the underside between the I-beam and the steering knuckle, found on the front suspension. Kingpins were used to create a rotating area, allowing the knuckle to pivot, creating a rotation aligned with the steering wheel. Removing kingpins from the front suspension is challenging but not impossible, and the challenge only rises with older and less well maintained models.
You will need to adjust the driver side window in your Pontiac Montana if it has become stuck in a stationary position. A stuck window might be caused by a damaged window regulator, or perhaps the window itself is not connected to the regulator correctly. To fix the problem, remove the window from the frame and install it correctly. You can pick up the tools needed for the job from your local auto parts store.
If a window on your Mustang won't move up or down, it's an indication that the window regulator on your door has become damaged. In order to solve this problem, you need to remove the window regulator from your door, and replace it with a new one. You can pick up a window regulator that will fit the door of your Mustang from your Ford dealership or a local auto parts retailer.
Many Honda badges -- the emblems that illustrate the make and model -- have pins on the back that help anchor the badges to the Honda's body panels. If you want to customize your Honda by moving the badges to different places, you'll first need to remove the plastic pins from the back side of the badge, so the badge can sit flat on the Honda body panel. Use caution when doing this so as not to injure yourself or damage the badge.
Some Ford Excursions have optional tow mirrors. These are larger than the standard outside rear-view mirrors and are ideal for increasing rear visibility when towing a trailer. They may also extend further than standard mirrors. The process for replacing tow mirrors is the same as replacing the standard side view mirrors. If the Excursion's tow mirrors are manually adjustable, the procedure is quick and simple. If not, you must remove the door panel, which takes about 15 minutes.
The Ford E150 has a manually adjustable lumbar seat. The lumbar feature adds or releases the amount of pressure within the van's seat cushion. A round control knob operates the lumbar system. Simply tugging on this knob, or turning it, is not enough to remove it. The knob is held in place by a metal clip. Once you remove the clip, the lumbar control comes right off.
Installing a window on your automobile is a process that a DIY mechanic should be able to accomplish rather easily. The procedure involves inserting the new window glass into the window frame and connecting the glass securely to the window regulator. The installation procedure is pretty much the same for all vehicles. If you feel you are up to the task, plan on spending about an hour on this project.
Replacing a window regulator in your Buick is a necessary step if you notice that one of your windows has become stuck or is unable to close. If this problem occurs it is one which must be dealt with as soon as possible as it can potentially put your vehicle at risk of being stolen. You can pick up a replacement window regulator and the tools you need for the job from your local auto store.
The 1970 Pontiac GTO is a two-door "muscle car," available in both hardtop and convertible body styles. Base vehicles received a 350-horsepower 400-cubic inch V-8 engine. With the addition of the "Ram Air III" and "Ram Air IV" option packages, horsepower for the base V-8 engine increased to 366- and 370-horsepower, respectively. Certain optionally-equipped 1970 GTOs also featured Pontiac's high-output 455-cubic inch engine. Some of the interior choices include a "Deluxe," "Custom Sport" or "Formula" steering wheel. Removing the horn button from the steering wheel is an easy task with the correct tools at your disposal.
Fender benders, body rust, broken components and vandalism can all cause damage to a car door, and the need for you to find a replacement. New doors can be ordered through your local auto parts store, the manufacturer or if you don't mind a used one, a scrap yard. However you choose to obtain your new door, one thing to keep in mind is that they are heavy, so having an extra person around to help you manipulate it is helpful.
A broken door handle on a Mk4 Golf is a headache for any owner. This is an especially frustrating problem if it is the driver's door that you cannot open. In addition, any non-functioning door on the car poses a serious safety risk should you or a passenger need to escape the vehicle immediately. If you notice your door handle has become damaged you need to remove it from your Golf in order to have it replaced.
Doors can get bent out of shape in several ways. You could get into a fender bender, someone could slam the seat belt buckle in the door, or the hinges can just get old and worn. No matter how your door gets out of alignment, if you can't close it all the way then you need to have it fixed. Most doors use the same basic mechanism. With a few tools, your door can be easily adjusted.
Pillars are the four support columns that run from the Corvette's body to the roof. Alpha characters differentiate the pillars; that is, the front pillars are A pillars, the rear's are B pillars. The pillars have trim covers on the inside to enhance the Corvette's interior trim package. Over time these pillar trim covers can fade from sunlight or incur damage from moving objects. If the pillar trim is in need of replacement, the first step to doing so is to remove the pillar trim. Anyone with mechanical inclination can remove them in a matter of minutes.
Installing a window regulator in any model of Buick is essentially the same process. This involves removing the door panel and attaching the regulator to the door frame. Normally this work should be carried out by a professional mechanic but you can save yourself a bit of money by doing the job yourself. You can pick up the regulator from your local auto store.
The dashboard is an essential part of the design and function of most vehicles. With the Ford Aerostar van, the dash is used to hold the stereo systems and any remote modules in place, as well as the ignition coil. If you need to remove the top of the dashboard from your vehicle, you can do this with no experience or professional equipment.
The Chevrolet HHR's pillars cover the bare sheet metal between the windshield and the front windows, and the front windows and the rear windows. The most common reason you'd need to remove the pillars is to remove the HHR's headliner. The top edge of the pillars covers a section of the headliner, making it necessary to remove the pillars to access the headliner. The front pillar is sometimes called an "A" pillar. The secondary pillar is sometimes called a "B" pillar.
A damaged door handle on your 1996 Buick is a headache for any driver. It can turn into a nightmare if the door does not stay safely closed while driving, or if an occupant cannot readily exit the vehicle in the event of an emergency or accident. If either of these problems occur you need to replace the damaged door handle with a completely new one. You can buy one to match your vehicle at your local auto store, and install it yourself if you have basic automotive repair experience.
The glove box on a Jeep Wrangler is installed within the dashboard and is positioned slightly higher than it would be on many other vehicles. There can be some slight differences, but removing this glove box is little more than removing it from its hinges.
Replacing blown speakers in your 1968 Ford Mustang is a breeze. Even if your car is in original, untouched condition, it can still be difficult to listen to tinny, low-quality speakers when you can change them out yourself at a minimum of expense. The speakers which were factory equipment on the 1968 Ford Mustang were paper-cone style, and prone not only to tearing, but mildew and water damage, as well. The proper finishing touch to any Mustang restoration project is a new set of door speakers.
Broken windows in your Oldsmobile Alero can potentially put your vehicle at risk of being damaged further or even stolen. To avoid this potential disaster you should replace the window as soon as you notice any damage. You can pick up a replacement window for your Oldsmobile Alero from your local auto store. You can complete the replacement in under an hour.
Replacing a window regulator is essentially the same procedure no matter what type of vehicle you own. If the regulator on your Buick LeSabre stops working, it can put your vehicle at risk of being stolen because you are unable to close the window all the way. In addition, your car's interior can be damaged by rain leaking in. To avoid these unfortunate scenarios, you need to repair the problem by removing the window regulator from the door and either reattaching it in the correct way or replacing it altogether with a new one.
Damage to the rear driver's side passenger window probably will not impede the driver's visibility. But if your passenger window is left open, it can put your vehicle at risk. To prevent this, you must replace the window immediately. You can pick up a replacement window pane and the tools you need for the job from your local auto store.
There is no one reason why a 1995 Dodge Caravan develops starting trouble. Locating the problem requires troubleshooting different areas in the vehicle.
A damaged window in a Mustang convertible can cause added problems for the owner as it can put your vehicle at risk of further damage or even theft. A broken window can also potentially damage your soft top or stop it from working correctly. To avoid this, you should repair the window by removing it from the Mustang in order to replace it. You can purchase a replacement window with the correct specifications for your Mustang from your local auto store.
The Ford Explorer is a full-size SUV that is sold in North America. The SUV was first built in 1990 by Ford Motor Co. If you need your 1997 Ford Explorer door lock actuator to be replaced and don't want to hire a mechanic, you can replace the door lock actuator yourself. All you need is the right tools to remove the old actuator and replace it with the new one. Replacing the door lock is pretty simple.
A nonstarting Chrysler Town and Country may experience starting problems for a number of reasons. While there could be many different parts at fault, there are a few general areas to troubleshoot. Many of those smaller parts will be located in these areas.
While there can be many reasons why a Ford 1975 F-100 may not start, there are a few general areas that usually reveal the problem. These areas include the battery, electrical array and fuel system.
Chevrolet trucks may not start for a variety of reasons. When troubleshooting Chevrolets, there are a few areas where multiple problems can occur. It is best to investigate each system entirely before looking elsewhere.
A broken window in your 2003 Buick Rendezvous can be a headache for any car owner. Not only does it affect the overall look of your vehicle but it can also reduce visibility and put your vehicle at risk of further damage or theft. Replacing the damaged window is a fairly simply process and does not differ considerably between vehicles. You can pick up the the tools you need for the job from your local auto store.
The Chevrolet Equinox has a dashboard that is secured to the vehicle through several clips and screws. In order to remove the dashboard from the Equinox, you will need to remove these fasteners with either a slotted screwdriver or Torx screwdriver. It may take you over half an hour to completely remove the dashboard from the Equinox, but it is a fairly simple process that even a novice mechanic can perform without any difficulty.
A Ford Super Duty may have starting issues for a number of reasons. These problems could be located in a few general areas within the engine.
If the driver's side window on your 1985 Nissan Maxima won't go up, the most likely reason is a problem with the window regulator. Whether your windows are automatic or manual, you will need to remove the window regulator from the door to either repair it part or replace it with a new one. Replacing the window regulator on a Maxima is a fairly simple process that you can complete in a short amount of time.
2001 Chevy Silverado power door locks consist of two door lock switches and two door lock actuators, with one of each in both doors. If the entire power lock system fails at once, you possibly have a blown fuse. Otherwise, the lock problem will reside in the switch of actuator. Once you've determined which component to replace, performing the actual work should take approximately one hour. If you're mechanically inclined, you can do this yourself.
If the driver door window in your Buick becomes damaged you must replace it as soon as possible. A damaged driver window not only exposes you to the elements, but also puts your vehicle at risk of being broken in to or stolen. You can pick up the tools and replacement window pane from your local auto store.
If your driver-side window becomes damaged, it can put your vehicle at risk from further damage or theft. Changing the driver-side window on your 2000 Mustang is essentially the same as in every other car, and it can be completed in a matter of minutes. You can pick up the tools needed for the job from your local auto parts store.
A broken driver's window on your 2001 Oldsmobile Alero can present not only an annoyance, but also a security issue. To avoid a theft, you should replace the window as soon as possible. You can pick up all the tools you need as well as a replacement window from your local auto parts store.
Automotive door locks provide the vehicle occupants with instant, pushbutton control of the lock system. The automatic door lock system consists of a lock switch and lock actuator for each door equipped with a lock. When the lock switch and lock actuator fail, they'll deprive you of automatic control of the lock system. Most dealerships and auto parts stores sell replacement door lock switches and actuators. Those with basic auto repair skills and an hour of time on their hands can change automotive door locks.
A 2008 Dodge Ram pickup truck utilizes power-lock switches and power-lock buttons to perform the lock operations for the vehicle's doors. When you push the lock switch, you send an electrical signal to the lock actuator. The actuator then moves up or down in response to the direction you pushed the lock switch. If the switch or actuator malfunctions, you'll have to install a new one in order to operate the Ram's power-lock system. You can perform this task in your driveway or garage.
The Chevrolet Blazer featured an Insta-Trac transmission, which gave the driver the ability to shift to four-wheel drive while in motion. Removing the transmission from your 1989 Blazer is a large part of the replacement charge, and doing it yourself will save you money. You can remove the transmission from your 1989 Blazer 4x4 with the help of a friend. You can remove the transmission from your 1989 Blazer in about two hours with the proper tools.
The climate control panel, or climate control unit, on your Ford Excursion is responsible for switching your vehicle's heating to air conditioning and vice-versa. The unit is mounted directly behind the heating and air controllers on your Excursion on the center dash console. Purchase your replacement climate control unit from either your Ford dealer or an auto parts store. It takes approximately 2 hours to completely change out the climate control unit in your Excursion.
The gauge cluster in your automobile displays all of the essential information about your vehicle. From your engine temperature to gas levels to service notifications, it is essential that the cluster is functioning properly. In the case that your gauge cluster is malfunctioning, a replacement can be purchased from the manufacturer and installed. Though removing the old cluster may seem tedious, the overall process is quite simple. The steps below outline the general process for most automobiles, however the process on your specific vehicle might be slightly different.
A broken driver-side window on your 2001 Ford Mustang can be a serious problem, exposing your car -- and you -- to the elements and acting as an open invitation to thieves. If your window becomes damaged, replace it immediately to ensure you car does not get stolen or damaged any further. only simple tools are need to carry out this repair.
A broken window on the drivers side of your Dodge truck not only exposes you to the elements when driving your vehicle, but also makes it impossible to securely close your vehicle. The broken window could entice potential thieves to steal anything inside, or even your vehicle itself. If you have a broken window you should therefore look to replace it as soon as possible.
The Ford Territory is an Australian sport-utility vehicle manufactured from 2004 to present. You can remove the door panels from inside your Ford Territory right from home, saving yourself some money. The inside door panels may need to be removed if you are replacing speakers or fixing the windows. This job only requires a few simple automotive tools and about an hour of your time.
The Jeep Grand Cherokee is a midsize SUV manufactured from 1993 to the present. You can remove the dashboard from your 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee right from home, saving yourself a trip to the mechanic. Most of the dash comes out in one piece but there are several parts you will need to remove first. To prevent damage to the carpet or upholstery in your Grand Cherokee, enlist the help of an assistant to help you maneuver the dash out through the side door.
The Ford Motor Company manufactured the Windstar minivan from 1994 to 2003. Heat and sun can cause the Windstar's dash to expand and contract, eventually leading to fading and possibly cracking. You may want to replace the dashboard or just remove it so you can access the components behind it. Whatever the reason, you only need a few basic automotive tools to get the job done and a couple of hours of your time. If you can enlist the help of a friend to help you remove the dashboard from the vehicle, it will make the job easier.
A broken window on your 1993 Ford Aerostar can be a hassle. Not only does it hurt the overall look of the car, it also makes it hard to drive in rainy weather. Moreover, a broken window leaves the vehicle vulnerable to thieves. If your Aerostar has a broken driver's side window, you should replace it as soon as possible. If you have experience working on cars, you can do the job yourself in a few steps.
The F250 is a full-size pickup truck manufactured by the Ford Motor Company from 1948 to present. You can remove the dash from your 1982 Ford F-250 right from home, saving yourself a trip to your mechanic. There are eight clips and a few screws that need to be removed so that you can pull the dash from the frame. You only need a couple of screwdrivers, a wrench, and about an hour of your time to get the job done right.
Nissan has been manufacturing Altima sedans since 1993. On occasion, Altima owners may need to remove the dash for basic repairs, reupholstering or car stereo replacement. Diagrams pinpointing the location of screws and can help take the guesswork out of the process. Consult your local Nissan dealership and ask if you can see the mechanics manual for your model year.
Installing the dashboard on a Ford Ranger is a very difficult and lengthy process. The dashboard is composed of many panels attached to the vehicle through the means of screws and bolts. In order to install a new dashboard, you will have to remove the old one which can take well over an hour to perform. Although it takes a while to remove the dash, the actual steps are not too difficult as they consist mainly of removing fasteners and pulling off panels.
The gauge cluster of your Acura Integra S2000 contains the speedometer, the dash lights, and several other pieces of instrumentation that are important for operating your vehicle safely. If your cluster begins to fail, you may need to install a new one in order to continue driving your Integra. Thankfully, installing a new gauge cluster is fairly simple and should take you no more than thirty minutes.
The headlamps on your Ford Galaxy are important safety features. If the headlamps blow out, you should replace them immediately. Without working headlamps, your road vision will be greatly reduced at night, and oncoming drivers will be unable to see your Ford Galaxy approaching on the road. In addition to the safety risk, you might also receive a ticket for driving with faulty lights. Replacing the headlamps on the Galaxy is a quick procedure.
The gauge cluster of your 1996 Ford Explorer contains all sorts of instruments and gauges that are vital for the operation of your vehicle. If the instruments on your gauge cluster begin to fail, you should replace it as quickly as possible. Installing a new gauge cluster is fairly simple; it's accessing the cluster that is tricky. You can expect it to take anywhere from an hour to an hour and a half when installing a new gauge cluster on your 1996 Ford Explorer.
The dashboard of the 2001 GMC Sonoma contains many of the truck's instruments and electrical devices such as the instrument panel, stereo and air-conditioning unit. If you need to reach any of the devices or install a new dashboard, you must remove the dashboard. Though a somewhat laborious process, it is also fairly straightforward and easy to follow. The bulk of the dashboard removal process consists of removing screws and bolts.
Removing the dashboard from your 1996 Ford Ranger is fairly simple. Thee are three main pieces of the dashboard: the center console piece, the piece that surrounds the instrument cluster, and the piece around the glove compartment. Removing the dashboard consists of uninstalling many screws and bolts and then pulling off the dashboard panels. Removing the entire dashboard of your Ford Ranger will take about an hour, but it will save you a lot of money if you choose to do it yourself instead of taking it to a mechanic.
As 1997 Ford Aerostar vans age, the sliding side door becomes prone to problems. The hydraulic systems can leak and prevent the door from opening correctly, and as the bushings wear, they may cause the door to drop and fail to latch correctly. Look for a few common problems with this van's sliding door.
Removing the dash panel from a 2007 Ford F-250 requires more strength than skill as the dash panel is held in by a series of clips that pop off if you pull hard enough. As it is difficult to pull hard enough to release the clips without damaging either the clips or the dash, you should remove the clips beforehand so as to not damage anything. There are eight clips securing the dash to the vehicle. Additionally, there are two screws that need to be removed before pulling the dash panel off.
Removing the dashboard from your 2003 Ford Explorer is a challenging job that can take up to four hours. The only tools required are a socket wrench, a Phillips screwdriver, and a slotted screwdriver. Removing the dashboard mainly consists of removing various screws and bolts, so it is straightforward. Just be aware ahead of time that it is very time-consuming.
Chevrolet is a brand of vehicles that made its debut in 1911 by the General Motors Company. You can remove the interior plastic molding from a Chevy door with a trim removal tool and a couple of standard household tools. A trim removal tool can be found at any auto parts retailer. This job should take you about a half hour, and it's relatively easy. The molding runs around the door and is held in place in the interior of the door with retaining clips.
The high-beam lights staying on on the Ford Focus is a common problem of Focus vehicles produced between 2000 and 2005. There two issues that might be causing this are the headlight relay being stuck and a bad headlight switch. The repairs are fairly simple and take less than 30 minutes. You can purchase a replacement relay or switch from any standard auto-parts shop.
The Ford Mustang made its debut in 1964. It was originally designed to be a variation of the Ford Falcon. You can remove the interior molding clips from the doors on your 1993 Ford Mustang at home with a few simple tools and a trim removal tool that you can buy at an auto parts store. Clips hold the molding in place in the center of the door. You need to remove the molding if you are having any bodywork done. It is a fairly straightforward job that should take no longer than a half hour to complete.
Changing a window in a 1991 Ford Ranger requires care and skill as the glass is easily broken and when broken can deliver severe cuts. Nevertheless, if the window receives a deep scratch, or is otherwise blemished, you'll need to replace it. Due to the dangerous nature of working with auto glass, it's best to find a qualified auto-glass technician for this job. However, if you have a solid grasp on auto-repair and you're comfortable taking the risks, you can change the window in a 1991 Ford Ranger yourself and save the labor fee.
The Ford Escape made its debut in 2000 as a cheaper and more compact version of the Ford Explorer. You can remove the interior molding from your Ford Escape using a special trim removal tool that can be purchased at any auto parts store. You need a few other inexpensive tools and supplies to get the job done and you need about a half hour of your time. The molding can be found on the doors and it is held in place in the interior of the door with pins.
The driver's airbag on the 2000 Chevrolet Impala is part of the steering wheel assembly and can be removed by unfastening the steering wheel assembly. The airbag is connected to a fuse in the vehicles' fusebox through the steering wheel and needs to have the wires detached in order to discharge the airbag to remove the device. You can save time and money by removing the airbag on your own.
Removing the dashboard from your 1996 Ford Explorer involves a number of steps that are time consuming. Although it is a relatively straightforward and simple task, there are many different components to remove and the job can take from two to four hours, depending on your skill level. Dashboard removal is necessary when you change the vehicle's heater core, dashboard lights or install a new radio.
The dashboard of the 1997 Chevrolet Suburban is held in by a series of screws. Once the screws are removed, you can easily take out the dashboard. Reasons for removing the dashboard vary, but they include needing to install a new radio, replace the dash lights, or remove and replace the heater core. Always make sure to keep track of which screws go where so that you will have an easier time reassembling the dashboard.
The dash lights in the instrument cluster of your Jeep Cherokee can often become damaged and need to be replaced. When your dash lights break or burn out, you should replace them as soon as possible, as a poorly lit dash can be a safety issue. Replacing the dash lights in your Cherokee is a fairly easy job, and you can get replacement bulbs from your Jeep dealer or local auto parts store.
Whether you wish to perform a cowl repair or install a new stereo system, removing the dash on a 1998 Dodge Stratus may seem like a challenging task. Fortunately, you can remove many components independently of the others (keep in mind that this capability may make removing the entire dash unnecessary for your your particular task). Knowing where to look for the concealed mounting screws makes the job significantly easier. Take care to minimize the risk of a sudden air bag deployment by following all safety precautions.
The 1997 Ford truck lineup included the F-Series trucks and the Ranger. The F-Series and Ranger were available in standard and extended cab versions. Removing the door handles on a 1997 Ford pickup is necessary if they become damaged or broken. The F-Series and Ranger trucks are set up in much the same way, with the exception of whether the truck has power windows or not.
Improperly aligned body panels detract from the appearance of a car or truck, no matter how catching the paint scheme or body design. Wide or narrowing hood gaps, fender panels that stick out or doors that won't close can be frustrating. Fortunately, basic adjustments can help tackle one of the most challenging automotive maintenance procedures.
Removing the dashboard from the 1998 Ford Explorer is a time consuming and difficult process that takes even experienced mechanics over an hour to complete. Although removing the dashboard simply entails removing the screws and bolts holding it together, you must remove the fasteners in a certain order to avoid damaging the dashboard. Because tampering with the dashboard could cause the Explorer's air bags to deploy, it is best to disconnect the battery before beginning the dashboard removal process.
Bed rails function by providing tie down points to secure objects being transported in the bed of the truck. The rails also help to prevent damage to the bed walls as cargo is loaded and unloaded, as well as while the truck is in transit. Should you choose to remove the bed rails from your Ranger, you can do it simply and quickly.
The 2005 Ford Focus is part of the Mark 2 (Mk2) line. The 2005 model year was designed to be larger than previous models and was available as a standard sedan, hatchback or wagon. Engines were available in 1.6-liter, 1.8-liter and 2-liter options.
Fender strakes can give a Mazda RX-8 that aggressive look and are attached to the side fender vents. Although installation/removal looks simple, you must be very careful or you could risk damaging the vents and/or the strakes themselves.
If you want to take the inside door panel off on your 1998 Ford Ranger, you will have to take off the window crank handle first. This is used to roll the window on either door up or down on Rangers without power windows. Fortunately, this simple task can be done in a few minutes by anyone.
The Jeep Wrangler is a compact sport utility vehicle (SUV) in production since 1987. The 1999 Jeep Wrangler is part of Jeep's TJ line, produced from 1997 to 2006. The most significant change in the '99 model year involved the addition of a 19-gallon gas tank, larger than those of the previous years. The dash in the Wrangler primarily comprises one large piece of molded plastic. Over time, the dash can fade, wear and become cracked. When this damage occurs, the time may have arrived to replace the dash.
The dash or instrument panel on a 1989 Jeep Wrangler runs the width of the vehicle and -- in two sections -- contains the various instruments and the glove box. The instruments are supported by bezels that can be taken out of the instrument panel. Detaching the instrument panel and removing the bezels allows access to the gauges and the wiring behind them for repair or replacement. Complete removal of the dash panel requires the removal of the steering wheel.
The Ford E350 chassis is used in a number of large vehicles, including vans, motor homes and trucks. Speedometer problems in these vehicles can occur for a number of reasons but are most commonly associated with malfunction of the vehicle's speed sensor, trouble with computer controls or data stored in the vehicle's computers or loose cables.
Ford's in-house Special Vehicle Team developed the Ford Focus SVT in 2001. It was quite an upgrade from prior years and included a new trim package and more horsepower. You can customize your SVT with a number of upgrades. One option is to change the headlamp bulbs. Several different types of lights, ranging from very bright to blue, are available. You can do this job right at home in your own driveway.
The Ford Focus is a compact car that's been manufactured since the 2000 model year. The 2005 Ford Focus was the first model of the vehicle's second generation, which was manufactured in sedan and hatchback versions. The hatchback Focus came in six trim levels: ZX3 S, ZX5 S, ZX3 SE, ZX3 SES, ZX5 SE and ZX5 SES. The sedan was produced in four trim levels: ZX4 S, ZX4 SE, ZX4 SES and ZX4 ST.
Cars have molding around their doors and windows to help seal them. These strips are usually made of rubber and help keep rain and cold air out of the car. Over time, these strips can become worn and damaged. Eventually, they will require replacement. The first step toward replacing them involves removing them. The removal process remains the same on any Ford Mustang, including the 1968 model. With a couple of tools and a little patience, you can complete this job in no time.
The alarm on your 2001 Ford Taurus is a very good safeguard to have because it deters theft of both valuables inside your vehicle, or the vehicle itself. However, there may come a time when you need to disable your alarm. The most direct way to do this is to disconnect the alarm module itself, which is located on the underside of your dashboard. Disabling the alarm will only take you minutes and does not require many tools.
Removing the horn pad from your Dodge Ram 1500 work truck is a job that you can complete in about an hour. The horn pad assembly also includes the driver's side airbag, so caution must be taken to diasble the airbag before attempting to remove the horn pad. The Dodge Ram driver's airbag is charged from the battery by two electrical connectors on the back of the horn pad, so you'll disconnect the battery first. Save yourself some time and money by removing the horn pad on your own.
Older 4X4 vehicles use manually locking hubs on the front axle to put the vehicle in four-wheel drive mode. These hubs can be difficult to use, so some people prefer to install aftermarket models, such as the ones from Superwinch. If you ever need to do maintenance on your axles, you may need to remove these Superwinch hubs. This should take about 30 minutes to do in total.
The 2010 Ford F-350 pickup truck came with a variety of different factory stereo options. If you own a base model F-350 and you want to upgrade your stereo to a newer model, one inexpensive way to do this is to purchase a stereo from a wrecking yard or a dealership. Installing one yourself is cheaper than a professional installation and should take about 30 minutes.
You'll have to remove the dashboard to install a new stereo or replace the dashboard light bulbs on your 1995 Ford Ranger. Removal of the dashboard is not a simple procedure, as you have to remove components in a precise order or risk breaking them. In addition, if you do not disconnect the battery on your Ranger, you risk deployment of the airbag during the removal.
Changing the dash lights on a 1998 Pontiac Grand Am SE is a very simple procedure that involves removing the dash trim from the driver's side of the vehicle. The 1998 Grand Am uses 161-type bulbs for its dash lights. The bulbs can be purchased at nearly any automotive parts supplier. The entire process requires only a flat head screwdriver and a socket wrench to complete.
The 1968 Mustang gained a boatload of popularity after being featured in the famous car chase scene in the movie "Bullitt," starring the late actor Steve McQueen. With a new engine, the 1968 model began appearing at drag strips, gaining new fans for Ford and emboldening existing Mustang lovers. This was a critical introduction because the late 1960s and 1970s were the start of a malaise for carmakers that would last decades.
Removing the dash panel from a 1995 Ford Ranger is a somewhat challenging job that involves removing the A-pillar trim, the center console and the kick panels on both the passenger's side and the driver's side. As tampering with the dashboard may set off the airbag, it is important to disconnect the battery before you begin the process of removing the dash panel. Although a challenge, removing the Ranger's dash panel is definitely a DIY project, and you will need just a few tools to complete the job.
The A-pillar trim on the Ford F-350 covers the front roof pillar. The front pillar is the A-pillar, the second pillar moving backward is the B-pillar, and so on. Many aftermarket gauge-cluster manufacturers build clusters into a replacement A-pillar cover for installation on the F-350's A-pillar. In order to install one of these clusters, you must first remove your Ford F-350's factory A-pillar cover. Anyone with a modicum of mechanical aptitude can remove the F-350's A-pillar cover in a matter of minutes.
The blue Ford oval---which can be found on the Ford F150 as well as other Ford models---is the well-known emblem of the Ford car company. There may come a time when you want to remove the emblem in order to replace it, to repaint your truck or just to simplify the look of the truck. The blue oval emblem is held onto the truck with industrial-strength two-sided adhesive tape that can be removed.
An airbag in a '94 Honda is one of the most important parts of the car. In the eventuality that you suffer a car crash, the airbag will help protect you from any serious injury. The condition of the airbag is something that you should monitor continually to ensure that it is working when you need it. If you need to replace the airbag, you should do it immediately. All work on the air bag must be completed before you drive the vehicle.
If you have an older model vehicle with a horn button, and you are attempting to replace the steering wheel, you are going to need to remove the horn button to remove the steering wheel. The horn button can be removed in less than 10 minutes without too much trouble. Most horn buttons use a twist-style mounting with a spring on the back. You can save time and money by removing the horn button yourself.
You can remove the grille from the front of your 2003 Ford F150 at home using a few simple tools that can be purchased from any hardware store. You may have to remove a grille because of accident damage or you may wish to replace it with an after-market grille. In either case, it's an easy job requiring only a few minutes of your time. Besides being visually pleasing, the grille's purpose is to protect the radiator.
You can remove the dashboard on your 2010 Ford F350 right from your home garage. The dash on your Ford is made up of many trim panels that hold in the various components on the dashboard, such as the instrument panel. This is the only way to gain access to electrical components under the dashboard. You may have to remove one trim panel to get to another trim panel before you reach the wiring.
You can remove the dashboard from your 1999 Nissan Altima right from your home garage using a few simple tools purchased at any hardware store. You may need to remove the dash to repair or replace some internal wires or other items underneath the dash. It's a bit tricky removing the dashboard because it is attached to the vehicle in several places and some of the vehicle's instruments are attached to the dash as well. But it can be done if you go slowly and follow these directions.
You may need to remove the dash on a vehicle to make specific repairs within the engine. The Ford Taurus dash is connected to panels, switches and the steering column, so there are many steps to perform to remove the dash completely. You can buy the tools needed for the dash removal from a local auto-parts store and perform this task yourself.
The 1999 Ford Taurus is the final production year for the model's third generation. The dash in the Taurus needs to be removed in order to perform maintenance on the heater core or instrument panel. The dash is held in place by screws, which may have Phillips heads or hexagonal heads, so both a screwdriver and socket wrench should be handy during the project to account for either situation.
The air bag indicator light on your 2001 Ford F-150 is located on the instrument panel of your vehicle. To access the instrument panel, the dashboard trim must be removed from the driver's side of the vehicle. Although it's a lengthy process, it's fairly straightforward and only requires a screwdriver. Once you have accessed the instrument panel, it is best to replace all of the bulbs to avoid having to repeat the procedure soon.
Replacing certain components in a 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee, such as the heater core or air conditioner evaporator, requires the complete removal of the dashboard. At least a two person job, the time consuming process of removing the Grand Cherokee's dashboard can be both difficult to accomplish and dangerous. Only professional mechanics or individuals truly experienced in home vehicle repair should attempt to remove the dashboard of the Jeep Grand Cherokee.
Removing the dash panel in a Jeep Wrangler requires about two hours of time, operating in an enclosed space. The Jeep Wrangler is designed in either a two- or four-wheel-drive model, but the process for removing the dash panel remains the same. It helps to have an assistant to help pull the panel off the dash and out of the vehicle.
The 2002 Lincoln Blackwood is a luxury pickup truck manufactured by the Lincoln division of the Ford Motor Company. In the United States, it was sold only in 2002. With four doors and the capacity to hold four passengers, it has the comfort of a luxury sedan and incorporated many features of other Ford and Lincoln vehicles. Blackwood options are limited.
The lightbulbs on the gauge cluster of your Ford Explorer use No. 161 bulbs. As with any lights that utilize bulbs on your vehicle, they can burn out. For your safety, you should replace the bulbs as soon as possible. Replacement of bulbs in the Explorer instrument panel requires only a few tools. The most difficult task is removing the dashboard to access the bulbs.
There are times when you need to remove the dash of a vehicle to repair, connect or disconnect electrical wires or possibly replace other internal items. Removing the dash from your 2007 Nissan Altima may take some creative effort to accomplish successfully. This is due to its awkward shape, the several places that it is attached to the car, and the wiring and instruments that are connected to the dash. With some patience and diligence, you should be able to remove the dash from your Altima.
The electronic control unit (ECU) is responsible for managing numerous aspects of a car's performance. When the unit is in need of service or replacement, it must be located, disconnected and removed from the vehicle. If you want to install an aftermarket performance chip, you will have to remove the ECU. On a Ford Focus, the ECU is located behind the glove box, so it can be serviced with relative ease and some basic hand tools.
The vehicle speed sensor in the 1999 Ford Windstar van sends information regarding the vehicle speed to the power-train control module to help regulate the transmission's activity and the vehicle speed reported on the speedometer. A failing vehicle speed sensor can cause your transmission to shift improperly and your speedometer to produce incorrect readings. Buy a replacement sensor from an auto parts retailer. The sensor looks like a plug threaded into the top of the transmission with electrical wires protruding from the top.
You must remove the instrument panel cluster and dash in the 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee in order to service components like the air conditioning evaporator and the heater blend door. If you are an experienced home mechanic, you can remove the dash and instrument panel yourself if you have an assistant to help out. Expect the job to take a full day. .
If the airbag light of your Ford Aerostar keeps blinking or you are concerned about the airbag not working in the event of an accident, you might want to remove the factory airbag in order to replace the part. The Ford airbag is attached to the steering wheel with Torx screws in the back and can be removed in just a few minutes. Save the time and money of taking it to a mechanic by removing the airbag yourself.
If the headlights on your Ford F-550 begin to malfunction, they should be immediately replaced. Driving a vehicle with faulty headlights can lead to an accident, or a citation, from the police. The headlamp assembly replacement process is fairly simple on a Ford F-550 and only requires a socket wrench and Phillips screwdriver to perform. Although these exact instructions are for the 2008 F-550, they are also applicable to all F-550s produced between 2004 and 2009. For older models, the principle is the same. The differences lie in the location and number of bolts/screws on the assembly.
When customizing a car, it is common to replace the standard instrument panel with a custom gauge cluster. In order to install a custom instrument panel, the old panel must be removed without damaging the adjoining dash panels, trims, or wiring. Care should be taken to remove all screws and bolts before trying to remove the gauges from the dash. Gauge cluster removal can be accomplished with very few tools and little experience.
Truck beds are one of the most customizable parts of a pickup truck. One of the easiest and most useful customizations is the truck bed rail. These attach to the top edge of the bed, providing a surface for tying down cargo and a handrail for support. They can also make a stylish statement.
While removing the dashboard from a Jeep is not an everyday maintenance project, there may be times when doing so is necessary in order to conduct repairs to the components between the dash and the firewall, such as the heating and air conditioning system, the air bag system, audio components or instrument panel parts. Jeep Wrangler dash removal takes a significant amount of time, but it is not necessarily challenging when approached methodically and with care. It is important to follow the proper order so that the dash can be removed without causing damage to individual parts.
Ford introduced a completely redesigned Galaxie for the 1965 model year, a design that widened the size of the already full-sized automobile. As with most Fords of the time, the '65 Galaxie was equipped with two horns mounted underneath the hood. The horns were operated by a horn ring that fit into the center of the steering wheel. Whether you need to remove the horn ring to replace it or to access the steering wheel's retaining nut, the process is straightforward.
The Chevrolet S-10 is a small pickup truck that is no longer in production. One of the most popular small pickups for aftermarket and custom truck enthusiasts, there are new aftermarket accessories still being developed for the S-10 today. The S-10 is a good choice if you are looking for a truck to customize. The door panels in an S-10 may need replacement as they age. Door panels are easy to replace and can be done in less than an hour.
Upgrading the factory interior trim in your BMW to an aftermarket trim is becoming an increasingly popular trend. In addition to different colors available from aftermarket suppliers, carbon fiber and different wood trims remain the most popular options. Removing the interior trim for your BMW 3 Series is a rather extensive and time-consuming procedure that requires handling your car's airbags, so be sure to disconnect your battery before beginning. Once you have removed pieces, such as the glove compartment and steering wheel, the trim pieces easily pry off out of place.
The 1999 Ford Explorer features a serpentine drive belt that powers accessories, such as the air condition compressor, alternator and power steering pump. The system uses a tensioner pulley to keep the belt tight, as it moves from one accessory to another. The tensioner pulley works via spring compression, and, over time, the spring may become weak. If the drive belt becomes loose, some of the accessories may not work properly. The tensioner pulley should be replaced, if it is too weak to keep the belt tight.
In order to replace or upgrade the cooling fan system in your Ford pickup, you will need to remove the existing fan. The Ford pickup cooling fan is mounted to the engine with a clutch plate in the front, which regulates the movement of the fan. Removal of the Ford pickup fan takes about a half hour. You can remove the fan yourself, saving you the time and money of having a mechanic do the work for you.
The headrests in the Ford F-150 are adjustable for passenger comfort. There is an adjustment button positioned on the outer post of each headrest. This button also secures the locking mechanism that holds the headrest in the seat. When the headrest is damaged or you need to remove the seat, you can remove the headrest in seconds at home without the need of a mechanic.
The Ford Super Duty is a line of commercial trucks introduced in 1998. Super Duty trucks are larger than the standard F-150 and include the F-250, F-350, F-450, F-550, F-650 and F-750 versions. The main difference between the trucks is the power of the engine. If a headlight needs to be replaced on any Super Duty truck, the process and bulb type are the same. Removing a Super Duty headlamp assembly is a simple process that only requires a couple of tools.
The airbags on the steering wheel of the 2000 Ford Focus have had a number of problems including faulty deployment. The airbag is connected to the steering wheel cover and has electrical wires running to the fuse box of the vehicle. While removing the airbag from the 2000 Ford Focus, take care to let the airbag discharge properly to prevent the airbag from being set off while you are attempting to remove the device.
Whether you want to customize your truck by installing a different grille or need to replace a damaged grille, removing the grille from your 1996 Ford F-250 requires only simple hand tools and takes just a few minutes. The grille is secured to the front fenders with plastic tabs and is secured to the upper radiator shroud with four bolts.
The Ford 9-inch rear axle is no longer produced but remains one of the most modified and desired axles for high-performance applications. The popularity of the Ford 9-inch arises from its high strength to weight ratio; that is, it is reasonably light and very strong. It derives its strength from the use of an additional bearing at the rear of the pinion gear. The 9-inch rear axle uses semi-floating rear axles and a removable modular differential carrier assembly that houses all the gears. The Ford 9-inch is truly versatile and can be modified to handle most any amount of horsepower.
Removing the headlamp assembly from your 2000 Ford F550 is a simple process, requiring only the use of a Phillips head screwdriver. As some models of the 2000 F550 have sealed type head beams, removing the entire headlamp assembly will be necessary to replace a burnt out bulb. In addition, if your headlights are damaged in an accident, the assembly will have to be removed to be repaired. The entire process takes only a few minutes and can be performed by even novice car owners.
Ford utilizes two different rearview mirrors in late model vehicles. One mirror is a standard mirror that does not have a built-in electric compass, and the other has an electric connector that powers a digital compass. Aside from the electrical connector, the process for removing both mirrors is the same. You need just one tool and a few minutes of time to complete the change.
Occasionally, you may need to remove a front brake caliper from your Ford Mustang because it's damaged or leaking fluid. A damaged caliper can be dangerous for your vehicle's braking system, preventing the vehicle from stopping properly. You can remove the brake caliper yourself in about a half an hour, saving you time and money.
The exterior mirror of the 2003 Ford Excursion is attached to the door as it is on most vehicles. Three threaded posts extend from the mating surface of the mirror housing and go through the door. They're bolted to the door behind an access panel on the inside of the door. Removal of the mirror requires access to these bolts.
The Ford emblem represents one of the most recognized brands in the world. Over time, the emblem can become faded, scratched and chipped. The emblem must be carefully removed to provide a clean surface for a new emblem or to leave a blemish-free space if you choose not to replace it. Fortunately, the emblem is not hard to remove because it is simply glued to the vehicle at the factory. Removing a metal Ford emblem involves running a thin piece of strong string between the emblem and the bodywork.
The 1968 Ford Mustangs were assembled at plants in San Jose, California, in Dearborn, Michigan and Metuchen, New Jersey. Changes in the car were negligible. The Mustang emblem was floated in the grille, the grille's vertical and horizontal bars were eliminated and a scripted nameplate was added to the car's side.
Before removing a Ford Probe motor, you need to remove all the fluids. If you plan to reuse the antifreeze, you should have a clean drain pan that has not been used for oil. Because the myriad of wires and hoses can be confusing when you put the engine back in, be sure to label everything so you won't have a problem reinstalling the engine. Most bolts have specific torque specifications, and many are different sizes. If you are not familiar with which bolts go where, store them in labeled containers or zipper bags.
Ford redesigned the Mustang for the 1994 model year, abandoning the Fox platform after 15 years and releasing the 1994 Mustang on the new SN-95 platform. The 1994 Ford Mustang marked the start of the fourth generation of the classic pony car.
Removing the door panel on a Ford van requires removal of a couple of screws and the decorative bezels that are clipped on to the panel. Reasons for taking off the door panel could include replacing the speakers, fixing the window or door locks, or changing out the door panel entirely. The panel will only take a few minutes to take down with a minimum amount of tools.
The 1992 Ford F250 has a simple way to remove its headlight housing. Like most Ford vehicles, the headlight housing can be accessed through the hood. From there, only a screwdriver is required to remove the housing. The entire process takes no more than 10 minutes and is a very straightforward procedure.
Headlamp removal on a 1993 Ford F150 takes approximately 30 minutes. The headlamp is designed to allow the headlight bulb to be replaced, without readjusting the headlamp. Headlamp removal will require readjustment. The parking, turn and side marker assembly also consists of the chrome plastic ring encasing the headlamp, parking, turn and side marker lamps.
The Ford Thunderbird was first introduced in 1955 and was manufactured until 2005. It became known as a personal luxury car because it was affordable yet fancier than the average automobile. The 1995 Thunderbird is part of the tenth generation of the car produced from 1989 through 1998. The rubber bushing that the door latch closes around can wear out, which results in the door being unable to close. You have three options to fix this: take it to a dealer, perform a temporary fix with tape or replace the bushing yourself.
The subcompact Ford Escort debuted in 1981 as Ford's answer to the rising import of small Japanese cars. The battery in a 1998 Ford Escort EX is located on the right side of the engine bay, between the driver's-side strut tower and the air intake tube. The battery is held in place with a steel hold-down bracket. The hold-down bracket is secured to the bottom of the hold-down tray with two metric steel studs and two metric steel nuts. You need to remover this bracket in order to take the battery out of the vehicle.
The Ford F250 is part of the Ford F-Series of full-size pickup trucks. The F-Series pickup trucks make up half of the Ford Motor Company's sales. The 2000 Ford F-250 features a keyless entry option that owners use to lock and unlock doors using a remote-entry key fob. If your truck doesn't have the keyless entry option, or you do not have the key fob, use the ignition key to unlock the doors.
The Ford Ranger is a compact pickup truck produced and sold by the Ford Motor Company. Production of the Ford Ranger in the U.S. began in 1983. Depending on the year and model, the Ford Ranger features manual or power lock doors and windows. A keyless entry remote fob controls the power lock doors. Use the ignition key or the keyless remote fob to unlock the Ford Ranger.
The 2.0- and 2.3-liter engines in the 1986 Ford Ranger use four bolts instead of a fan hub nut to hold the fan assembly in place. These four bolts also hold the water pump pulley on the water pump. The fan must be removed to replace the fan clutch or to replace the water pump. The trick to this job is to leave the water pump belt tight until you break the bolts loose on the pulley.
Ford introduced the Escort line in Ford could concentrate marketing efforts on the new Focus. By 2000, hatchback response to Japanese domination of the small car market in the 1970s. According to Edmunds.com, the first Escort was introduced in 1981 as a two-door hatchback or a full-sized four-door station wagon. The car was a top seller in America for several years, but, by the turn of the century, the Escort line was being moved aside, so that Ford could concentrate on marketing the Focus. Most options disappeared, and only a sedan and a sporty ZX2 model were produced. 2000 Ford…
The door panel on a Ford Expedition covers the interior door access holes, provides sound proofing for the passenger cabin and adds to the overall interior trim package aesthetics. If the panel incurs damage requiring replacement, or you have need to access the interior door components, such as the window motors, lock actuators or latches, you'll have to remove the door panel first.
The door panel on your 2005 Ford F-150 dampens sound from outside the vehicle and hides the unsightly door access holes. Additionally, the door panel houses the window and lock switches. In order to perform any repairs on interior door components, you'll need to begin with removing the door panel. Use caution when removing your F1-50's door panel, as they're easily damaged and very expensive to replace. Anyone with basic auto-repair skills can perform this task.
Fuses act as hallways for electricity, leading electricity from its source to the component the fuse supports. When a fuse goes bad in your 1988 Ford E350, the results are usually minor but annoying. Dash cluster instruments like the gas gauge or the dash light, the radio and the air conditioning are supported by fuses. If the fuse delivering electricity to any of these devices breaks, the device stops working. Test the fuses to determine which one is broken and needs replacing.
Removing the rear window of your Ford Ranger allows you to upgrade, replace or repair the window. The 1995 Ranger came with several rear-window options, including a one-piece window and a sliding-glass window. In either case, removing the back glass is a relatively simple task. Just remember to take your time and be careful when doing so, as broken glass in your truck can take forever to clean out.
Club Wagon is another name for Ford Motor Company's Econoline series of full-size vans. The door panels on the Club Wagon add to the interior appearance package and also shield occupants from outside noise. The main purpose of the door panels on a Club Wagon, however, is to hide the access holes in the inner door skin. These holes provide access to the internal door components, such as the window motors and lock actuators. Anyone who has a little auto-repair skill can remove the panels from Ford Club Wagon doors in less than 30 minutes.
The first Ford Mustang was built in 1964 as an affordable car that could seat four people. The Mustang continues to evolve, with a new model every year, as Ford strives to make the car more reliable and consumer friendly. Removing the headlights in the Ford Mustang is an easy do-it-yourself project that should take less than half an hour. Ford has made this process as simple and straightforward as possible in the many years of development of the Mustang.
The 1993 Ford Explorer's interior-trim door panels not only tie the interior-trim aesthetics together visually, they also sound-proof the Explorer's cabin. In addition, the door panels house the arm rest and power window and lock switches. Another key role of the door panel is to hide the unsightly contents of the door's interior. If you need to replace one of the interior door components, you'll need to begin by removing the door panel. If you have a little basic auto-repair skill, you can complete this task in less than 30 minutes.
The 1965 Ford Galaxie was equipped with two horns mounted against the radiator support underneath the hood. As with all electrical components, the horns will eventually become corroded to the point where they no longer operate properly. A defective horn often goes undiscovered until it is needed in a hurry. Fortunately, removing the defective horn takes only a few minutes.
Door panels on the Ford Expedition serve several purposes. For starters they aesthetically add to the Expedition’s interior trim, covering up the unsightliness that is the inside of the door itself. Secondly, they provide sound proofing to the vehicle’s interior, shielding the vehicle’s occupants from some of the outside noises. Thirdly, they anchor the power window and lock switches. However, if the panels incur damage, you’ll need to replace them in order to restore one or more of those functions. If you have basic automotive-repair skills, you can replace the Ford Expedition door panels in about an hour.
Replacing parts on a Ford Explorer, such as the exterior mirror assembly, requires the removal of the inside door panel from the door. To remove the inside door panel, you will need to first locate all of the clip-on connectors and screws that are used to secure the panel to the door. The removal task can be completed at home with simple hand tools.
There will be times when you need to remove the door panel on your Ford F-150 truck, whether to replace the door speaker or to install new glass. To get the door panel off, you will need to know how to remove the window crank on those trucks that don't have power windows. The process is easy and only takes about a minute to do, from start to finish.
Damage to the tailgate on your F150 occurs most often from jackknifing. This can happen from improper backing of a tow load or from having an over-sized item on a small trailer. You can take the tailgate off your F150 to prevent possible damage, or to replace it, right in the driveway at home. The tailgate is very heavy but with the help of a friend, removing it should take 10 minutes or less.
The 1968 Ford Mustang was equipped with a one-piece door panel designed to hide the interior components of the door and also to enhance the appearance of the interior. The door panel featured vinyl wrapped around particle board. Over time, the vinyl can crack and discolor. Fortunately, replacement door panels for the 1968 Mustang are offered by a number of classic Mustang parts dealers at a reasonable cost, and removing the old panels generally takes only a few minutes.
The door panel on a 2005 Ford F-150 is made for easy removal. The panel is bolted to the frame of the door and can be removed to assist in repairing components in the door or simply replacing the panel. Ensure the window on the door is all the way up before starting to make removal easier; since the window switch will be disconnected the window can not be rolled up once the panel is off the door.
The door latch assembly on a 1991 Ford Ranger keeps the door closed after you shut it. The latch, located in the trailing edge of the door, clamps around a stud protruding from the door frame to hold the door closed. However, the latch can wear out or incur damage, rendering it useless. If you have basic automotive repair skills, you can remove and replace the door latch assembly on a 1991 Ford Ranger in about an hour.
Door locks on a 1995 Ford Contour allow the owner to secure the vehicle's interior when they leave the car. The power lock system uses a lock actuator to move the lock rod up or down when you push either the power lock button or remote entry fob button. If the lock actuator fails, which is common after several years of usage, you will need to remove the lock actuator and replace it with a new one. Anyone with basic automotive-repair skill can access the lock actuator for removal in less than an hour.
If your 2002 Ford Explorer has been in a collision, or has sustained some cosmetic damage due to heavy off-roading, it is usually necessary to remove one of the fenders in order to make the necessary repairs. Removing the fender does not take any special tools or knowledge, but once the piece is removed it will be very heavy, so you may find it useful to have an extra pair of hands around to help you carry the fender.
The front hubs on a 1990 Ford Bronco with an automatic transmission turn on or off depending on whether or not you want to activate four-wheel drive mode or not. These hubs require maintenance, and after years of being turned on and off, the internal components in the hub may need servicing. Fortunately, removing the hub from the front axle is not very difficult and it can be done in under 30 minutes per hub.
The cluster panel mounted in the dashboard of a 1995 Ford Bronco contains all of the gauges for the engine. This gives you a visual representation of how well your engine is doing while it's running. Often when one of the gauges in the cluster goes out, you won't be able to replace the individual gauge, but instead, will have to replace the entire cluster panel. This process should take about an hour to do.
As part of the internal combustion process, carbon is produced. This can build up over time, which can have a negative effect on your vehicle's performance as well as cause internal components to not function properly. The Ford 4.6l engine is not resistant to carbon build-up. Luckily, you can use an engine treatment to clean the inside of your Ford 4.6l engine without taking it apart, which will remove most of the deposits and give your engine a clean bill of health.
The mirrors on the side of a 1993 Ford F-150 are meant to provide drivers with good visibility, whether you are towing a trailer or keeping an eye on the road as you get ready to pass someone. These mirrors also stick out more so than on other F-150 models. For this reason, they can easily be knocked off if you swing open the door and hit the mirror against something. Driving without side mirrors could result in a traffic ticket and fine.
Henry Ford started the Ford Motor Company with the idea of manufacturing products that would meet the demands of consumers in a changing industrialized world. Henry Ford and 11 business associates signed the incorporation agreement in 1903 with little capital available. Since then, Ford Motor Company has become one of the largest "full-line" automotive manufactures in the world. As with any automobile, regular service and maintenance ensures continued vehicle performance, reliability and fuel economy. Removing the clutch rod can be performed with common tools and basic automotive-repair knowledge.
Ford vehicles have both interior and exterior trim components. Their purpose is to enhance the vehicle aesthetically. The trim often hides fasteners and seams of other components, which give the vehicle a rough appearance. Often, when performing mechanical repairs of body work, you will find it necessary to remove the trim. Always use care and the proper tools when doing so to prevent damage to the Ford or to the trim pieces.
If you own a 1999 Ford Econoline van and anything malfunctions inside the driver door, you’ll need to remove the door panel to access and repair or replace the part. The door contains the window motor, lock mechanism, door latch and window regulator. While repairing each of these items has its unique challenges, each procedure begins with removing the door panel. If you possess basic mechanical aptitude, you can remove the driver door panel on a 1999 Ford Econoline in less than 30 minutes.
Four-wheel-drive vehicles have gained popularity over the last decade and some vehicles now contain a "full-time" four-wheel-drive system. However, most four-wheel-drive vehicles utilize a manual hub locking system to engage four-wheel-drive performance, which allows consumers to choose when and where to use the four-wheel-drive feature. Moderate automotive-repair knowledge and some specialty tools will be needed to complete the removal of the transmission.
Removing the inside door panels on a 1995 Ford Windstar is a tricky task that requires finesse and skill. The panels hide the door access holes, which lead to the inside of the door where the window regulator, window motor, lock actuator and latch mechanisms are located. If any of these parts fail, you'll need to remove the door panel as the first step in the replacement procedure. Anyone with basic automotive repair experience can remove the inside door panel on a 1995 Ford Windstar in less than 30 minutes.
The door panels on a Ford Explorer are made from plastic, and provide a place for you to hold onto the door. These panels also cover the inside parts of the door from view. The panels need to be removed occasionally to either service the parts inside the door or for reupholstery and trim repair. In this case, the project vehicle is a 2010 Ford Explorer, but the process is similar for other vehicles as well.
The door panels on a 1998 Ford Expedition do more than just provide a place to hold the power-window switches. They also provide a cover to the inner workings of the door. Access to the door latch, window regulator and mirrors can only be reached by removing the door panel. Once it's free, you can replace any part you need. Doing so should take approximately 15 minutes per door, and does not require any special tools.
Although it's not used much anymore, Ford used to use a kingpin on the front suspension of their trucks to connect the I-beam to the steering knuckle. The kingpins provide a pivot point for the knuckle, allowing it to turn with the steering wheel. The kingpins are difficult to get out of the I-beam, and it can be a very frustrating process to remove it, depending on the age of the vehicle and its suspension.
Pulling the door panel off your Ford F-150 is a quick task consisting of screws and wires. Once the door panel is removed this will give you access to the inner workings of the door. You will be able to access speakers, the door lock assembly and the window controls. Removing the door panel is also necessary if you are planning on changing the interior color of the truck. You can take the old panel off and replace it with one that will match your new color scheme.
The 1999 Ford Windstar is equipped with a vehicle speed sensor (VSS) which supplies vehicle speed information to the power-train control module. The PCM then relays this to the speedometer. The PCM uses this information to decide when to shift the transmission into higher or lower gears. If your speedometer is acting erratically, or your transmission begins to shift poorly, you may have a faulty VSS. If you possess basic automotive-repair skills you can remove the VSS from your 1999 Ford Windstar in less than 30 minutes.
If the window regulator, window motor, door lock actuator, latch or any other internal door component in your Ford Expedition is malfunctioning, you will need to remove the door panels before you can address the problem. You should always use care when removing interior trim, as it can break easily and is often expensive to replace. Anyone with basic automotive repair experience can take off the Ford Expedition's door panels in less than a half hour.
The door panel in a 1999 Ford Ranger is easy to access. The removal is actually simpler to complete than the installation. Removing the door panel is essential if you need to repair any of the components that are held inside the door.
If you need to replace the side mirrors of your 1998 Ford ranger or if there is a loose connection in the wires behind the door panel, you might have to open the door panels of your vehicle. Opening the door panel is a simple do-it-yourself project in many cars. However, opening the door panel of a 1998 Ford Ranger is slightly different, as the orientation of the controls on the door is different than most cars.
The Ford Motor Company introduced the Fusion in the 2006 model-year in the United States. Ford considered the Fusion as a replacement for the Escort and marketed it to the same demographic. Just as with the Escort, any work needed to one of the Fusion’s interior door components must first begin with door panel removal. With the right tools and some basic auto repair skill, you can have the door panel off your Fusion in under 30 minutes.
The Ford Escort was available with power or manual windows. Which style you have will determine how you go about removing the door panel to replace any interior components. The door contains the window regulator, lock linkages, latch and other parts used for door lock and window operation. Anyone with basic auto repair experience and a few specific tools can remove the door panel from an Escort in under a half-hour.
The 2002 Ford F150 door panels cover the door’s interior, hiding the window motor, regulator, lock and latch mechanisms. Should any of those parts need repair or replacement, you’ll need to remove the door panel first. Use care when removing the panel, as trim pieces break easily. If you possess basic automotive repair experience and the right tools, you can remove a door panel from the 2002 Ford F150 in under 30 minutes.
It's not uncommon that after years of opening and closing the doors to your Ford F-150 that the hinge pins will wear and one of your Ford's doors may begin to sag or perhaps will no longer open and close properly. Damage to your Ford F-150's door may result; even worse, you may end up with damage to your truck's body. Removing the hinge pins on your Ford F-150 isn't time consuming or expensive, and is the first step in remedying your truck door issues.
The Ford Ka is marketed as a city car and sold in Europe and Latin America. The car has one pair of doors to access the front and rear seats. The panels on each door have a hard plastic door trim that surrounds the handles and power window buttons. To remove the trim, you'll have to take out four screws and unplug the door handle. This can be done in a few minutes with a single, cheap tool--a screwdriver.
Removing the clutch from a Ford transmission is not a difficult process but does require some physical labor. The clutch is located in the forward section of the transmission case; you have to raise the Ford on a car lift and have some special tools on hand to do the job. Most important, you'll need a transmission case stand to lower the heavy unit after disconnecting it from the Ford. Also, working under a car means taking precautions against falling parts and having plenty of clearance to make the work go smoothly.
Ford puts emblems all over its vehicles, such as on the tailgate of the Ranger or the fenders of the F-150. They all are adhered with double-sided tape, so they are not that difficult to remove. However, a lot of emblems still have holes in the underlying metal, so if you peel off the emblem there might be a hole underneath. If that is a concern, you will have to have the hole filled and painted after you remove the emblem.
The Ford F-150 door panel can be removed in a matter of minutes. The components on the door snap together and the panel itself is held on by a small number of screws. Taking the door panel off the door is a must if you need to replace a window or fix the components that make the door work. You will also need to remove the door panel to replace the speaker that is mounted on the door. The driver and passenger door come apart in the same way if you need to take both panels down.
If you have a window break in your Expedition, or perhaps the power window motor has gone out, the first thing you'll have to do to get to the broken part is remove the door panel. This is easier to do in a 2001 Ford Expedition than in earlier models, and it can be done with minimal tools. The process is similar for other Expedition model years as well.
The window regulator inside your Ford truck's door is a mechanical, scissor-like device that controls the up and down movement of the window glass. In the event the regulator malfunctions or breaks, it will need to be repaired or, most likely, replaced. Unless you have access to an extra regulator to take parts from for the repair, the best bet is to go into this job assuming you will be replacing the existing regulator as replacement parts for the regulator are normally unavailable.
The Focus is a popular compact car built and sold by Ford in the United States. The Focus was introduced in late 1999 as a 2000 model, and has won numerous awards for its European styling and handling. Modifying or removing the dash in a Focus is best suited for mechanically inclined owners.
When the headlight assembly on your 1994 Ford Explorer is cracked, damaged or worn, the best thing you can do is replace it. Any cracks or damage that can introduce water into the assembly can cause a short in the electrical system of your truck. You can easily remove the headlight assembly on your Explorer at home. Buy a replacement headlight assembly from an auto parts retailer or Ford dealer.
There can be a number of reasons to disconnect one of the front fenders on your Ford F250 pickup truck. The fender may have been damaged in a collision and needs repair or replacement. It may also need painting or rust removed while the rest of the truck does not. The fender is mounted in place with several fasteners, and you can badly damage it if not removed properly. This may take at least two people.
2005 Ford Expeditions have four mirrors for driver use. The two rear view mirrors mounted on the front doors, the "kid monitor" mirror located in the center ceiling console and the rear view mirror attached to the windshield glass. The windshield mounted mirror, depending on the trim package of your Expedition, can contain auto dimming features, a Homelink™ transmitter and map lights. If any of these features breaks or the mirror itself becomes damaged, you will need to remove the mirror from the windshield glass in order to replace it.
Ford Motor Co. has been making heavy-duty trucks since the early 20th. Early Ford heavy-duty trucks shared many similarities with Ford’s lighter-duty trucks and cars, but that changed in 1999, when Ford introduced the Super Duty line of trucks. The Super Duty, which includes F-250 through F-750 models, shares virtually no parts with Ford’s lighter-duty offering, the F-150. The original Super Duty, introduced in 1999, went almost unchanged until 2008, when drive trains, bodies and interiors were redesigned. If you need to remove a door panel on an F-250 of any of the model years 1999 through 2007, you can…
Power sliding doors in the Ford Freestar are a handy convenience for people on the go. You can open or close the doors at the push of a button, which makes loading or unloading easier and faster, especially when your hands are full. If the battery dies or the fuse for the doors blows, you will need to reset the doors after correcting the battery or fuse issue.
The Ford F-350 is Ford's biggest consumer-model truck, which comes with dual rear wheels and typically a diesel engine. The dual rear wheel setup--commonly referred to as a "dually"--provides extra load carrying capacity as well as heavier towing loads. These trucks come with a beauty rings or hub caps, both of which come off the same way, using just the tools that come with the truck.
Removing the dash panel on the Ford Taurus is a long and complicated process, necessary if you need to change certain components within the engine such as the heater core. The dash panel contains the stereo, heater/air conditioner controls, steering column, instrument cluster, air bags and switches like the headlight switch. The procedure for removing the dash panel can vary depending on the year of the Taurus.
The Ford Focus was introduced in 2000 as Ford's entry-level car and as a "world car," designed to be sold internationally in the same form as the version offered in the United States, according to Edmunds. Both Edmunds and Cars.com note that the 2005 Ford Focus has a low resale value. It was Ford's smallest car in the 2005 line of vehicles.
The kick panel--also called the knee bolster--on the Ford F-150 truck makes up the lower half of the dashboard and is designed to protect the instrument panel's internal components. There are electrical connectors, fuses and other parts behind the kick panel, and you'll need to remove this panel in order to service parts of the steering column and other components within the instrument panel. The exact method of removal will vary depending on the year of the truck.
The Ford F-150's dashboard is made up of multiple trim panels. They include the knee bolsters or kick panels, the glove compartment, the bezel surrounding the radio/air conditioner controls, and the covers on the steering column. Many of these panels are also partially covered by the center trim panel at the top of the dashboard. Removing the Ford's dashboard is a matter of removing each of these panels individually.
The door panel on a Ford truck is held on by screws and plastic clips. Taking the door panel off is not time consuming. The one thing to remember when removing the door panel is that the panel holds all the switches for your windows and power door locks. You will need to isolate all the wires when removing the panel. They just plug in to the switches. The panel should be removed when you are replacing a speaker or working on the inner workings of the door. The panel can be removed easily if you are trying to replace…
The 1998 Ford Explorer is a sports-utility vehicle that comes in both two and four door standards. Of course, no matter what kind of Ford Explorer you own you open the door in the exact same way. There are three different alternatives to opening the doors ranging from using the standard key to a remote control and it even sports a child safety lock system.
If you find that your 1998 Ford Escort needs to be jump-started more and more frequently or the battery quickly drains and requires constant charging, it may be time to purchase and install a new battery. Thankfully, with a few basic tools, almost anyone can tackle this job with ease. When go to buy the battery, however, check your old battery’s dimensions to ensure the new battery will fit in the compartment.
Removing the door panels on a 2000 Ford F150 is a necessary step in many repairs involving interior door components, such as the window motor, window regulator, lock actuator, exterior door handle and latch. The purpose of the door panel is not only for aesthetics, but to provide housings for window and lock switches, courtesy lights and the inner door handle. This procedure is best performed by someone with mechanical aptitude and some basic automotive repair experience.
The door panel in the Ford F-350 can be removed for many reasons. You will need to take the door panel off when you replace the speakers for the audio system. Removing the panel is also necessary when you need to repair any part of the door components such as window alignment, door locks, window motors and any wiring that is routed through the doors for these components. The panel should only take a few minutes to remove.
Removing the dash/instrument panel from your Ford Focus is a very complex and difficult operation. There are several trim panels and components you need to remove from the dash first in order to remove it, and each of these components can be complex to remove in their own right. An assistant should be on hand to help.
Taking the door apart on a Ford Ranger should only take a few minutes as there are not many components attached to the door panel. The biggest part of taking down the door is removing all the components that hold the panel to the door. Once the panel is removed there is not much left of the door. This job can be done with very few tools. Make sure the window is up as you are taking the door apart to make the job easier.
Removing the door panel in your 1999 Ford Contour is simple and should take only a matter of minutes to complete. The door panel is held on by just a couple of screws. Finding the screws is the only hard part. Ford Contour manufactured all there doors with the seat and window controls built into the door so disconnecting all the wires will be required before taking the panel off the door. Once the screws and wires are disconnected, the door panel will separate from the door easily.
Removing the engine in a Ford Taurus, or any vehicle, is an extremely difficult and dangerous task. You will need a large, open garage or workshop to work on the car, and not just knowledge of how to lift the engine out of the car but knowledge of how to remove numerous other parts first to access the engine. Consult with your mechanic first; seeking professional advice is highly recommended.
Headlamps are a crucial component of your Ford F-150. The headlamps are an important safety feature as they allow the driver to have increased visibility in evening hours or bad weather conditions. It's important to replace a broken or burned out headlamp immediately to prevent a traffic violation or accident. You can purchase a Ford F-150 headlamp at your local auto parts store, and Ford's easy plug-and-play design makes removal and installation a simple process.
The 1999 Ford Expedition was available in several trim packages, including the XL, the XLT and the premium Eddie Bauer. No matter which trim package your Expedition has, there may come a time when you need to remove the door panel to access the inner workings of the door, such as the window regulator, window motor, door latch and lock mechanism. When the time comes to do so, arm yourself with the proper tools and take your time removing the door panel so you do not damage it.
The evaporative emission control system on the Ford Taurus traps and stores fuel vapors that would otherwise escape into the atmosphere, and recycles them into an air/fuel mixture used for combustion. The EEC is made up of numerous parts that you must remove individually if you need to remove the system. The vapor storage canister is the primary component, while the other parts are mounted on the fuel tank.
The Ford Windstar was Ford Motor Company’s best selling minivan from 1995 to 2003. The Windstar was equipped with power windows and door locks, which add an extra challenge to door panel removal. The door panel will need to be taken off in the event the window regulator or window motor goes bad, and it also needs to be removed to gain access to the door handle mounts and door latch. Removing the door panel should take no more than about 20 minutes, when armed with the right tools and some mechanical inclination.
The Ford Expedition’s factory grille insert is composed of molded plastic, coated with a finish that matches the vehicle’s exterior. While many Expedition owners are perfectly content with the factory grille, it is one of the most frequently replaced items when it comes to aftermarket, exterior upgrades. If you want to replace your grille with a fancy billet model or simply need to replace it because of damage, the procedure is easy, and you can be finished in less than an hour.
Several types of repairs may require door panel removal from a Ford Contour. The front speaker, the side-view mirror, the window control module, the window regulator, the window and wire harness connections are all components concealed by the door panel. While not an overly complicated process, care should be taken when removing the door panel or you can damage it.
Pillar-mounted gauges for Ford vehicles are easy to install, but first you need to know how to remove the Ford A-pillar cover trim. This interior trim covers the upright post of the windshield, left of the driver. A-pillar mounts place gauges closer to eye level which is preferred among professional drivers. This style of gauge mounting allows you to install boost, transmission temperature, and/or exhaust gas temperature gauges directly to the existing trim once the A-pillar cover is removed.
The dash on a Ford F-150 pickup truck is made up of numerous trim panels that help contain the instrument panel, cluster and other components. You will likely need to remove any to all dash panels to work on any parts in the front of the truck, and you will need to remove some panels first to remove others. Please note that the removal procedure can vary greatly depending on the model year of your F-150.
Modifying the gauge cluster (also known as the instrument cluster) is a popular customization. One of the more common modifications is replacing the gauge cluster faceplates or lighting. In order to do this, you'll need to remove the gauge cluster from the vehicle. Like in most vehicles, removing the gauge cluster in the Ford Explorer requires partial dash disassembly. The procedure is complicated and only recommended for the mechanically inclined.
Pulling a transmission out of any vehicle is a big job. However, one of the easier vehicles to work on is the Ford F150. While you will need some muscle power and a helper, the job can be completed by anyone with basic automotive repair knowledge and a good set of tools in one afternoon. Make sure you have a clear parking area to perform the work as, once the transmission is out, the truck will not be going anywhere under its own power until you reinstall the transmission.
Introduced in 1981, the Ford Escort was the domestic solution to compete with the influx of import compact cars. Its tenure ran until 2003 when it was replaced with the Ford Focus. Removing the side view mirror on the Escort employs two different procedures, depending on whether the mirror is powered or manual. Neither procedure is overly complicated. If you are replacing the mirror, there are some affordable aftermarket mirrors available.
Removing the dash trim on your Ford may seem like a task best left for professionals. With no visible fasteners and the breakable nature of plastic, many shy away from dash trim removal. However, if you find yourself in a situation where you must undertake the disassembly of your dash trim, with a few tricks executed with patience and care, you can have your dash trim removed in no time. Avoid taking it off too many times, however, as the plastic weakens each time and becomes more susceptible to breaking.
The bed rails on a Ford Ranger protect the top of the bed walls from damage caused by moving cargo in and out of the bed and secure cargo in the bed. However, it is hard to prevent damage to the bed rails themselves over the course of a Ranger’s lifetime. In the event your bed rails get damaged, or you simply want to remove them for any other reason, taking them off is a snap. With a few basic tools, you can have the bed rails off in less than a half hour.
Before you can drive your new Ford F-250, common sense dictates that you must first find a way into the truck. Back in the old days, you could simply insert a metal key into the lock cylinder. But as of 2009 models, there are two other ways to unlock the door of a Ford F-250: use a remote "key fob" or enter a factory-set, five-digit code into the keyless entry system. Door lock procedures may vary slightly for earlier F-250s, so consult your year-specific owner's manual or auto guide for exact protocols for your truck.
Whether it's time to install new door speakers, work on the power window motors or change out a door handle, they all have the same first step: Remove the door panels. And although it seems like a daunting task at first, it really isn't very difficult to remove the rear door panels which can be done at home with basic tools. In this case, the project vehicle is a 2009 Ford F-250 pickup, but the process is similar for other vehicles as well.
Whether you're replacing the stock units for repair or performance, or simply installing a new camshaft in your Ford small-block V-8, knowing how to efficiently remove lifters can ease the procedure. Getting to the lifters can be a bit difficult, but getting them out can prove to be a serious problem itself if the motor is worn.
The F-350 is the largest commercial-grade pickup in the Ford truck lineup, and it's designed to carry heavy loads both in the bed and behind it on a trailer. Not everyone is a fan of a traditional bed, however, particularly with the dual-style trucks, and they want a commercial bed or a utility box on the back instead. If you need to take off the bed on your F-350, the biggest hurdle is the weight; other than that, it's not very difficult.
When the Ford Focus was first introduced, it was heralded for its European design and unique styling. But shortly after it came out, complaints started showing up everywhere, including issues with the trunk latch of the car either sticking or not staying shut. If you need to install a new latch to fix the problem, it can be done at home with the right tools and parts.
The Ford Excursion is as much a luxury show vehicle as it is an off-road machine. If you are interested in giving your Excursion clean lines and a "smoother" appearance, removing the badges can do just that, with very little investment outlay and only a few minutes of your time. The badges are the plastic or metal emblems that display your Excursion's brand name and model. They normally appear on the side doors and on the rear hatch door, and in most instances are held in place with spongy adhesive.
The spindle nut on the spindle of the brake drum of the Ford Focus holds the wheel bearing and inner drum assembly in place. The brake assembly on the Focus uses a drum, rather than a rotor, for braking. Normally, the only time the spindle needs to be removed is when you are replacing the entire drum assembly. Since the center spindle nut is torqued to 280 lbs-ft, you will need to know how to remove this, before you can remove the spindle.
Accidents happen and when they do, you can get your hands dirty to same some money and time. The bed of a pickup is a common target for dents. The removal process for a Ford Ranger bed is easy and can be done with basic tools and couple of good buddies. With some good help the entire process should take about an hour.
The Ford line-up of vehicles has been produced for over 100 years now, and one thing has stayed constant: The blue oval emblem. Although it's a theme among their products, not everyone is a fan of the logo, and may prefer having it off of their car or truck than on it. Removing the emblem can be done in about 15 minutes with some patience. In this case, the project vehicle is a 1997 Ford F-150, but the process is similar for other vehicles as well.
Having a pickup means that you can carry almost anything you want in the bed or tow something behind it. It also means that you have the ability to customize your truck even more by removing that bed and installing a flat bed, utility bed or a fifth wheel hitch. The process of removing the bed isn't technically difficult, but it does involve some heavy lifting.
Removing the door panels from your Ford pickup truck makes it easier to repair the power windows and electric locks or replace the speaker that is installed in the door. The driver's side door panel may be more complicated to remove than the passenger side, because there may be more wires attached to the driver's side panel.
Headlight relays are circuits that help provide power to your headlight system. If your headlights are not working, you may have a faulty relay. Removing a relay is simple once you locate it. The Ford Focus has several headlight relays; each powers a specific headlight beam.
The Ford Focus debuted in Europe in 1998, but didn't make it to the United States until 1999, featured as a 2000-line model. It features halogen capsule headlamps, which are much smaller than the older sealed beam units. While the halogen capsule bulbs last longer and burn brighter, they will still eventually require replacement.
When doing body work on your Ford F-150 it may become necessary to remove the tailgate. You can remove the tailgate with no tools and minimal effort. The tailgate is bulky, and you may need a partner to help lift it off the truck and put it to the ground. Ford tailgates are situated in the bed by two straps and two pins that slide in a groove at the base of the bed. The tailgate should take a matter of minutes to remove.
The spare tire in your Explorer is mounted beneath the rear of the vehicle, just in front of the rear bumper. The spare is held in place by a retainer and a retainer cable. The Explorer comes from the factory with a special tool to lower the cable and remove the retainer. If your Explorer does not have this tool, then you'll need to contact a Ford dealer, as the retainer cable cannot be lowered with a standard socket wrench.
The Blue Oval logo is the trademark image of the Ford Motor Co. and is an instantly recognizable icon of the American automotive industry. While the logo has been placed on all Ford vehicles, removal may become necessary in order to replace it due to damage from accidents or the elements.
Ford has made a litany of transmissions over its long history, some more durable than others. No matter which type of transmission the vehicle is equipped with, there comes a point where the transmission must be rebuilt. To do so, it must first be removed from the vehicle. Thankfully, removing a Ford transmission is a fairly straightforward task, although it can be a physically demanding one.
Diagnosing a Ford cruise control is necessary when you suspect that there is a problem with the system. The cruise control mechanism is a switch mounted on the steering column. There are two common problems with Ford cruise control modules that you need to diagnose to verify that the problem is with the cruise control.
The Ford Explorer was popular in the 1990s. It was hard to turn around without seeing a family of four in the SUV, and there are still lots of them on the road. If you have one of these vehicles, you know that there are lots of models and styles, with many interior options. If you want to swap out your old seats for a set of fancy ones, you first need to remove the old seats. This isn't too difficult and can be done with some hand tools.
The Ford Excursion was produced between 2000 and 2005. It is the longest and heaviest SUV ever produced, according to Edmunds.com. The Excursion shares many components with the Ford Super Duty truck series, including the inside door panels. You can remove an inside door panel from your Excursion in 15 to 30 minutes.
Removing a door latch from a Ford Focus car is not an easy task. The latch is part of the complete lock assembly, which you must remove. You need to remove the door's inner trim panel and then the outer door handle in order to then disconnect the lock assembly.
If the door on your Ford vehicle is having problems opening and closing, it could be because the hinges aren't positioned properly. While this might mean the hinges need to be replaced completely, you might be able to fix the problem by adjusting the hinges. This is not an easy task; you will likely need another person's help, and it may take several tries before you correctly adjust them.
If the door hinges break on your Ford vehicle, it will cause the door to sag. This is more of a problem than you might think, as the door's weight can damage components within the door and possibly the car body. The door must be repaired by replacing the hinges. Since you're only replacing the hinges, you don't have to worry about disconnecting everything on the door. Still, this a difficult task, and professional assistance is recommended.
The Ford Taurus is known for its durability and long-lasting performance. Because of its long life span, the Taurus might begin to break down on the interior before the exterior. The first step to replace a door panel is to remove it. Nearly any home mechanic can quickly and easily remove the door panel from a Ford Taurus.
Some 2008 models of the Ford Focus came equipped with a chrome fender vent. The feature was discontinued in the 2009 model because it proved to be unpopular with buyers. The fender vent (called a Louvre) is not real; it is simply a stick-on prop. Removing it isn't difficult, but the process will leave five small holes in your fender.
Removing the door panels in your Ford Expedition isn't as hard as it may seem. You will need a few simple tools, such as a socket wrench, a pry tool (or flat-head screwdriver) and a door panel tool (available at most auto parts stores). The Ford Expedition was introduced in 1997 and did not receive a major redesign until 2003, so removing the door panel will be basically the same for all models 1997 to 2002.
The air bags in a Ford will need to be removed if you want to remove the steering wheel. The air bag assembly is just behind the center steering wheel cover. To remove the air bag, you'll need a few simple tools and about 15 minutes.
The sole purpose of an engine's tappets is to connect the lobes of the camshaft to the pushrods. Removing the tappets on many engines can be an extremely complicated and time-consuming job. However, Ford's 289 small block engine is extremely simple in design, which makes removing the tappets fairly simple. Unlike most other types of engines, the tappets can be removed from the 289 without even having to remove the distributor.
Ford's 289 engine was Ford's most popular small block from 1963 to 1968. Known for its reliability, durability and light weight, the 289 is one of the easiest engines to repair. Unlike many other engines of the time, the 289s oil dipstick tube is actually located at the front of the engine, making accessibility simple. Removing the dipstick is relatively easy, but does pose the risk of dirt or debris entering the oil pan, particularly if the exterior of the engine is dirty.
The Lincoln Blackwood pickup truck and the Cadillac Escalade EXT ignited a brief and unequal competition in the new luxury pickup market. The Escalade won the battle. The Blackwood was only produced for one model year. This grudge match started when Ford introduced the Lincoln Navigator SUV for the 1999 model year, forcing Cadillac to produce the Escalade just 10 months later. In late 2001, the Blackwood was introduced, with the EXT following on its heels.
One of the most popular auto customizations is aftermarket grille replacement. The Ford Ranger has a simple grille design that makes removing the old grille and installing a new one very easy even for non-professionals. Learn how to quickly and safely remove the grille on your Ford Ranger, whether it is damaged or you are looking to upgrade to an aftermarket grille.
If you need to replace the speakers in your Ford Explorer or replace a power window motor or door lock switch, you will first need to remove the interior door panel to access these components. The Ford Explorer door panel is attached in the same manner as on most other vehicles: with a series of plastic clips around the perimeter. Before you simply pop the door panel off, there are several steps to take and items to remove.
The Ford F150 is Ford's best selling truck. The F150 uses a standard wheel hub to tie the suspension together. The wheel hub connects the upper and lower control arms, as well as houses the brake rotor. You may need to remove the hub assembly for a variety of jobs like changing the wheel bearing, installing new ball joints or pressing in new control arm bushings.
The tailgate on your Ford Ranger helps to secure loads in your truck bed, but in some cases when you looking to haul especially large or long, the tailgate can become an hindrance. In addition, if your tailgate is rusted or otherwise damaged, you may want to replace it. Fortunately, the tailgate on your Ranger was designed to be removed easily.
The Ford Aerostar was introduced in 1986 and produced until 1997, when it was replaced by the Ford Windstar. The Aerostar was Ford's first minivan and was designed to compete with the popular Dodge Caravan. The Aerostar is known for never undergoing a complete redesign throughout its 11-year production cycle--a rarity in the automotive industry. Although slight variances can be found between models, the basic van never changed, making most repair procedures the same for all year models. This includes removing or replacing the sliding door lock.
The Ford Escape was introduced in 2001 to compete with other vehicles in the small SUV segment. The Ford Escape shares all of its components with the Mazda Tribute; most repair procedures are interchangeable between the vehicles. Removing the door panel from your Escape will give you access to the internal power switches, including the window motor and the door lock actuator.
Removing the tailgate on a Ford pickup can be done relatively quickly. If you want to replace it, install a net, or just need some extra cargo space, almost anyone can remove the tailgate.
Ford Focus door panels can be removed to reach the window regulators, door locks and door handle latch. The panels have to removed if you're installing extra accessories such as a keyless entry or alarm system or to place sound deadening material against the doors. When you know how to remove door panels off a Ford Focus you can easily do the repairs that you need.
There are many reasons you might want to remove your Ford Ranger door panels. Some types of repairs require that the interior of the door be exposed. Also, you may have decided to install custom panels or even reupholster your old panels to you're your car a fresh new look. Whatever the reason, you will have little trouble with the door panel removal: basically, three screws, a few clips and they will come right off.
If you need or want to replace the door panels on your Ford Expedition vehicle, removing the old panels is the first step. Removing a panel is also needed if you need to inspect or repair anything stored within the door, like the windows and their regulators. You need to remove all devices connected to the Expedition's door, including the window controls and the door handle, before you can remove the panel itself.
The Ford Motor Company designed the full-sized Broncos with a removable hardtop, with the exception of some early-model Broncos that had an optional welded hardtop. The removable hardtop was not available on any of the Bronco II models. The hardtop attached to the body through a number of top-to-body bolts concealed by interior trim strips. Weatherstripping sealed the top to the body and preserved the waterproof integrity of the joints. The top can be removed using hand tools, but because of the weight and bulk of the top, helpers are necessary to safely remove it from the body.
Knowing how to remover the inside door panels of your Ford van is a handy skill to have. With this knowledge in hand, you'll be able to avoid an expensive trip to the shop if you need to get inside the door for repairs like replacing a window motor, putting window back on track, or replacing speakers.
Transmission shops charge about $500 to remove and install a Ford F150 transmission. If your Ford F150 needs a new transmission, consider removing and installing the transmission at home. You can save yourself a lot of money and it takes only a couple of hours to complete. Remove a Ford F150 transmission at home with a little help from a friend and some common tools most home mechanics have available.
Knowing how to remove the interior door panel from your Ford F-150 pickup truck is a useful skill. It's necessary if you're going to replace the speakers, add power door lock actuators, or repair a window that's gone of the track, for instance. Removing the door panel takes only a few minutes if you follow a few simple steps.
A few interior panels must be reinstalled after you finish replacing your car's heater core. Learn to reinstall the interior panels the right way from a certified mechanic in this free automotive video.
Removing your car's interior computer is a necessary step for replacing the heater core. Learn to remove the computer correctly from a certified mechanic in this free automotive video.
The knee panel is an interior component that should be removed before attempting to fix your car's heater core. Learn some quick steps for removing the driver side knee panel from a certified mechanic in this free automotive video.
Removing the kick panel means extracting a few interior layers in order to replace your car's heater core. Learn to remove the kick panel and cover from a certified mechanic in this free automotive video.
45 years ago, the 1932 Roadster was introduced as a model kit car. The 2-Door Roadster Hi-Boy was popular with hot rod lovers in the 1960s. Finding a 1932 Ford to restore is a challenge and it can be expensive.
Replacing old carpet in your car can bring back a feeling of new car! I will carefully explain the complete process and tools you will need.