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Old 06-29-2012, 11:17 AM   #161
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Didn't get to it. Removing the cat is a huge PITA. Heat Shield slicing my arms up reaching up in there. Who friggin designed this?!?
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Old 06-30-2012, 10:40 AM   #162
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Didn't get to it. Removing the cat is a huge PITA. Heat Shield slicing my arms up reaching up in there. Who friggin designed this?!?
lol. I know it is a crazy design..Oh shit forgot to tell you..A/c is working in the SVT again!! Woohoo..Now we don't have to roast in that car anymore..lol. And I fixed it all by myself with no help from Josh..lol. Although he did charge the car..I just made it so the a/c would actually turn on!
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Old 07-13-2012, 10:54 AM   #163
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/130682177484...84.m1439.l2649

This is the starter I bought which my dad claims is the wrong one. Can anyone confirm this??
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Old 07-15-2012, 05:14 PM   #164
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Uhh..looks like the right one to me.
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It was right. But we miswired the battery cable and need a new one.

Jesus H Christ it doesn't friggin end for me. Don't have the money to keep buying friggin parts and I've applied to at least 15 part time jobs and get can't get any hours.
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It was right. But we miswired the battery cable and need a new one.

Jesus H Christ it doesn't friggin end for me. Don't have the money to keep buying friggin parts and I've applied to at least 15 part time jobs and get can't get any hours.
:( That stinks! I just started my new job on monday...7 freaking weeks of training I have to go for..But its a good job and lots of room for advancement. They said people have gotten promoted as early as 6 months..Sweet!
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Dayum watcha doing??

I went to wire up the new battery harness and the connection to the alternator was seized up in the white plastic plug thing that sticks out from the back. It broke when I tried to remove the connection. Very smart design by Ford /sarcasm

PMed Steve to see if I can even order another.

By this rate, I'll be driving my SVT by Christmas.
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Dayum watcha doing??

I went to wire up the new battery harness and the connection to the alternator was seized up in the white plastic plug thing that sticks out from the back. It broke when I tried to remove the connection. Very smart design by Ford /sarcasm

PMed Steve to see if I can even order another.

By this rate, I'll be driving my SVT by Christmas.
Geez!!! I've never seen a focus fight as much as yours..lol..Its still angry at the previous owner...Hopefully my svt will be running right soon..Finally figured out what our problem was! Just gotta get the money to fix it.
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Old 10-15-2012, 03:02 PM   #169
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UPDATE!!!! Car is running and driving, relativley fine!!!

Clutch, thermo, suspension, battery cable, etc. were all installed. I have been daily driving the car to and from work. It's I'd say 70% in good shape. Finally broke the clutch in. Still got a few problems

-roughness/loud/shaking - Focus_family looked at it and side it was passenger side mount. Ordered one of those
-VCT not working (worked before the clutch swap!)- my dad deleted 3 codes without writing them down, but that was over a month ago and they haven't come back. So think the solenoid is either disconnected? or needs to be dipped in brake cleaner or replaced. Focus_Family heard the intake manifold open up, but not VCT
-Idles high at startup - will idle between 1100-2200 in first few minutes of cold startup, then stays at 900-ish for the most part. Sometimes if I put it in neutral and roll to a stop the idle flucuates, but never too high
-Driver door is misaligned, hatch is misaligned, gas cap seems to open.close funny - think this has to do with the subframe being bent which shop told me, but I didn't follow up. Haven't got an alignment yet but it drives straight, but those items are misaligned. This issue worries me. Found rear subframes for like $120 locally. But dunno if that will fix the door and hatch misalignment. If I have to get frame straighetning so be it, for as much BS and $$ I put into this car to bring it back from the dead, i'm keeping it forever.
-sometimes there is a gassy/oily smell at startup, but always goes away. My MPG doesn't seem as high as I'd like but I guess at 70mph on the highway it's not gonna be prius like anyways
-lunchbox in exhaust is leaking water. Doesn't seem to be huge deal.

Thanks to everyone for all thier help!! I couldn't have done it without ya'll!!
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Screw this POS. It's gonna be a parts car for my new SVT. I fix one problem and 3 more pop up. The frame is misaligned to the body. These car has been to hell and back again.
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