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    So when it is sitting idle, does the rear sit...

    So when it is sitting idle, does the rear sit level? Measure the space between the rear quarters and top of the tire. When it pumps up is it level? Normally when it sits it should vent some air...
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    That sticking issue sounds like the intermediate...

    That sticking issue sounds like the intermediate and possibly upper steering shafts are shot. The U-joints in the lower shaft get cooked from the exhaust manifold heat and bind up, which puts more...
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    Looks really nice. Has the flint interior I see....

    Looks really nice. Has the flint interior I see. I got lucky with my 03 Sport and found the charcoal color. And yea, Ford paint defect. I have a spot on my hood the size of a half dollar that has...
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    Skip the crescent wrench you'll just round it...

    Skip the crescent wrench you'll just round it off. Go into any parts store and grab you an 18mm box/open end wrench. They should have it. I have needed all kinds of odd size wrenches and have most...
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    How's the light spread using the LED's in the...

    How's the light spread using the LED's in the stock housings?

    Those look great btw. Cutoff is perfect. I'm glad someone on this planet knows how to properly adjust their headlights.
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    I always refer to those parts as "My Spark...

    I always refer to those parts as "My Spark Diasappeared", lol.. It's funny how people will pay more money for colored aftermarket coils/caps that fail vs. the stock ones that will run much longer. ...
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    Grabbed a new Remy from RA. 10 min. change out...

    Grabbed a new Remy from RA. 10 min. change out and fired it up. Voltage at the alt + to the case is showing 14.1 to 14.29 as is the battery terminals and the "voltmeter" in the car is back in the...
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    Maybe see if they will allow you to lift the...

    Maybe see if they will allow you to lift the front end up on the '86?? Steel rake out the junk from under the bumper area to get to solid ground, throw a thick board down and put a jack under it. ...
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    Might pick one up from RockAuto. They show a new...

    Might pick one up from RockAuto. They show a new one for $175.

    I just did another test. Fired it up and let it idle with the headlights on, trunk open, hood open, rear defrost on (includes...
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    Well, cleaned up the block and alt and ended up...

    Well, cleaned up the block and alt and ended up with the same readings. Guess I'll be calling up the dealer tomorrow and see how long it'll take them to get one in since you know, 03-04 seems to be...
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    I've re-cleaned both battery terminals and...

    I've re-cleaned both battery terminals and cables, ground to front of block is good, ground to both fenders are good. Haven't crawled under it yet to check the other ground or remove/clean the alt. ...
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    I'll give everything a good cleaning and see what...

    I'll give everything a good cleaning and see what I get. The rest of the system has not been touched since it was built and it's still running the factory alt. Build date is 10/02 so the alternator...
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    Possible charging issue on 03 LX Sport?

    Wife took the Sport out today and when she got home she said that the battery light popped up for a second on the IP when it was put back in the garage. Did not stay on. I just went out and checked...
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    It should from what I recall. Here's some...

    It should from what I recall.

    Here's some info I found on what may cause it-> https://www.crownvic.net/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=2279137
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    I always go with a Motorcraft for my Vic. I...

    I always go with a Motorcraft for my Vic. I always go with a Motorcraft for my Vic. Mine's an 03 and I bought it in '08 with the factory battery in it. The next one made it 7 years and I just had...
  16. The only manufacturer I know of is Arnott for...

    The only manufacturer I know of is Arnott for good replacement air springs. I had to get one in a hurry for my 03 and didn't have the time to get the OEM Motorcraft ordered. So far it seems fine.
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  17. +1 on turning off the RAS. If you hear the...

    +1 on turning off the RAS.

    If you hear the compressor running by itself once it's been on the ground and just sitting for a while then I'd start checking the system for leaks, starting with the...
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    When was the last time you replaced the fuel...

    When was the last time you replaced the fuel filter? If you've been dumping cleaners into the tank it may have dislodged some junk that found its way into the filter. Hopefully not the injectors.
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    They show 5 of them for the 5.0L. ...

    They show 5 of them for the 5.0L. https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/mercury,1986,grand+marquis,5.0l+302cid+v8,1197064,brake+&+wheel+hub,master+cylinder,1836
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    Well, I hit another dealer today and decided to...

    Well, I hit another dealer today and decided to have them order a bolt. Not sure if it's the right one or not but time will tell. If not then I'll be reusing the old one with some red loctite on it...
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    Yea, I found that these are supposed to be...

    Yea, I found that these are supposed to be replaced. Scored the lower shaft and upper ISS bolts from a dealer today. The 13mm for the ISS didn't match the old one and had no locktite on it like my...
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    Steering shaft bolts?

    Finally got my new lower and intermediate steering shafts for the 03 and need to know if the pinch bolts need to be replaced or can I reuse them (with some blue locktite on them of course).

    Also,...
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    I'm currently in process on supercharging one of...

    I'm currently in process on supercharging one of my vehicles and can do 98% of the work myself. Unless you have deep pockets, skip any forced induction. You're not going to run any forced induction...
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    Well, may have solved it. Finally got it to...

    Well, may have solved it. Finally got it to start and have been able to repeat it at different intervals.

    On a hunch, I lowered the car down a bit (had the back end really high in the air to...
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    2003 no fuel at rails

    Ok, I just got done installing a brand new Ford fuel pump assembly and fuel filter. Turn the key a few times to prime the system (which I hear the fuel pump run EVERY time), CEL light comes on with...
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