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sKiZo

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  1. Holy Carp, Batman! $460 installed at the stealership ...
  2. Would I like fries with that? <G> I may try fixing that myself come spring, and just be ready to freeze my a$$ off for a while if the window gets stuck down. Thing is, I just had some major surgery and any shopping I do is at drive up windows, which I suppose is why I'm noticing the problem now. I'll call the Ford dealer and get a quote anyway.
  3. Answering my own question here ... looks like the motor, regulator and track are all one unit ... Rock Auto sells the Motorcraft part for $160, so it should be less than a grand a Ford dealer. <G>
  4. Next question - is the relay built into the motor? Replace the whole shebang with a rebuilt and be done with it?
  5. My driver's side window is giving me some grief recently as well. Goes down fine, but takes a few tries to get it to go back up. I hear a relay type click in the door when I hit the switch, and the window moves smoothly when it does work, so I don't think it's the main module. Maybe a relay going bad in the door or motor? PS - no recent work on the vehicle so I don't expect it's a loose connection or broken wire.
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    Performance Chip

    Seems reasonable, assUming someone actually took the time to tweak the performance characteristics AND got it right. The manufacturer is going for a setup that will give reasonable performance while meeting all the guvmint mandates for emissions and mileage. Not necessarily a priority for the performance tuner. The ODB-II port IS a two way connection that's used to update the firmware on the ECM, so having a dongle able to reprogram on the fly is possible. Only caveat I can think of is that would give you a 24/7 power drain from an active socket, but probably no worse than the average car radio or electronic odometer.
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    Apparent roof leak

    Eh ... I'd still try the Sil Glyde. If nothing else, it revitalizes the seals and keeps them soft. The ones on my Aurora are going on 20 years old and original ... Just squeeze some on, rub it in with a throwaway glove, let it soak in for a few minutes, and wipe the excess off with a paper towel. I do that once a year. Do all the door openings and you might just be pleasantly surprised if it quiets down road noise as well. Oh. Check carefully around the third eye brake light as well. Cracked seal there could let water in so it leaks where the wire enters the roof ...
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    Apparent roof leak

    Lift gate or cargo doors? I had a similar issue, and it was the gasket between the doors at the tip that wasn't sealing tight. Normally not an issue, but a good driving rain with the wind blowing in the right direction would bypass that. Doesn't happen that often, and not a problem driving down the road (even in a recent frog strangler), so I'm not getting too worked up about it, but replacing that IS on my to do list. PS - current solution was to goop the seal with NAPA Silglyde. Great stuff for revitalizing window and door seals. I use it regularly on my Aurora as well - door seals start to whistle, treat them, and just like new.
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    Ford of Canada NONservice

    You forgot Rob Ford, eh ... Sure you're not one of them? Rumour has it you were caught ordering a Kraft dinner with a side of fatback the other day!
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    Ford of Canada NONservice

    I got a hook, and last I checked Michigan was still part of the States ... (We DO keep a close eye out for Canadian infiltrators preparing for the invasion though ... <G>)
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    Top 5 Things About Your Transit Connect

    I'll show you mine if you show me yours ... <G> ... and yes ... that all squeezes into a 4x8 foot box, including the furniture and most of the camping gear! It's magic!
  12. Trunk? Might be a "friday almost time to go home build". Sure it's not just some excess glue or such used to attach the trim and gaskets?
  13. I've got a small chemical toilet that works in a pinch ... set it on top of the cooler, and it's even a good working height. PS ... if you go to grab a beer from the cooler and come back with a handful of brown, chances are good it's not ice cream ... ;-}
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    Side Cameras

    Went with Plan B here and added windows. Surprisingly good visibility considering their size. Certainly a BIG improvement over the original solid doors.
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