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Old 07-30-2011, 10:14 PM
difficultrabbit difficultrabbit is offline
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im doing a tune up on a 2000 4.0L i just bought and i heard you have to get motor craft sparks is that true bc iv already got and put in a different kind. Also how would i go about replacing the power steering fluid. Lastly how much are break lines my rear driverside tube is chafted. Thanks

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and tanny fluid change should i go for ford brand or some other stuff
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Old 08-01-2011, 05:40 AM
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You should buy Motorcraft/Autolite plugs to avoid problems. You never mentioned mileage, if the wires are original replace them too. What brand did you buy? A turkey baster is your easiest and cheapest method to change the P/S fluid, you have to suck it out and replace it a couple times over the next months to get most of it, it use Mercon. A quick call to your local parts store will tell you how much that brake hose is, depending on condition of the steel lines you may end up having to replace them as well so be prepared for this. If you can change the oil, you can change the transmission fluid, the fill & drain plugs are clearly marked on the driver's side of the tramission, takes just shy of 3L of Mercon. You will need a suction gun or pump to refill the transmission.
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Old 08-01-2011, 08:34 AM
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Gonna have to try that turkey baster trick on the PS pump.
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Old 08-01-2011, 08:45 AM
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One of those plastic hand pumps used for gas tanks and such works well too on the power steering fluid.
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Old 08-01-2011, 08:56 AM
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Thanks Sgt, I'll try that. I'm sure Harbor Freight Tools can save my life with that one. I've never really ever used any specific Motorcraft spark plug either, for tuneups. Although I have been told by many that Champion plugs do suck.
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Old 08-02-2011, 03:52 PM
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shes got a healthy 178,000 miles on it. motor craft is the way to go i tryed auto light plugs and it was cutting it. thanks for the info im just trying to change everything i can and make her last.
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