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How do I remove the two center arm rest on a 2003 mercury grand marquis? I want to replace the covers.
It is a simple but fiddly job. Examine where the arm rest hinges. There will be curved plastic covers. These should just pull up and off. It will reveal a silver pin with a black lock washer fitted on the end furthest from the door.
Using a pair of thin flat bladed screwdrivers and a LOT of patience, you should be able gradually lever the locking washer off the pin. If your careful you should be able to reuse the washer. Once the washer is off, the pin should tap out towards the door. The arm should lift up and out.
you might need to tilt the back of the seat to get better access.
on Jun 07, 2018
Power steering no assist, has new pump
The average person does not have pressure gauges or the specs for power steering pressure. These readings would show if the power steering pump pressure is correct and then pointing to the problem being inside the rack and pinion unit.
You may be able to take the pump into a hydraulic repair shop and have its performance taken. Although they may not know what rpm your pump needs to be turning for a given pressure performance.
Could be a procedure for air bleeding is special. There was a procedure for Ranger or Chevy S10 type trucks which had strange elevation requirements for fluid to be "burped" with hoses hung higher than pump case. Once air escaped higher elevated hose, system was primed.
Make sure of simple things, like fluid is correct type. Maybe some other Expert will supply more answers.
on Jan 17, 2018
2003 grand marquis no heat engine temp normal other eatc ops all normal. is there an external heater control valve on the car?
- Insufficient, erratic, or no heat
- Low engine coolant level.
- Engine overheating.
- Plugged or partially plugged heater core (18476).
- Temperature blend door binding/stuck.
- Temperature blend door actuator (19E616).
- Incorrect heater control valve (18495) operation.
Are the heater hose's going through the fire wall hot ?
CHECK FOR HOT WATER TO THE HEATER CORE INLET HOSE
WARNING: The heater core inlet hose will become too hot to handle and may cause serious burns if the system is working correctly.
Allow the engine to reach normal operating temperature.
Feel the heater core inlet hose.
- Is the heater core inlet hose too hot to handle?
GO to I4 .
REFER to Section 303-03 to check cooling system function.
on Jan 06, 2018
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