Tip & How-To about Ford F-150

To Seize or Anti Seize, that is the question.

I hope you answered TO SEIZE. The use of AntiSeize will make your life easier when you go back a few years later to replace some part on your car. However, do not use antiseize on caliper sliders. Antiseize will crud up and not slide easily.
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front wheel bearing on 2 wheel drive replacement

It's a hub style bearing assembly bolted to the steering knuckle. After you have the wheel removed, remove the brake caliper and the brake rotor. Disconnect the Wheel Speed sensor connector under the rubber inner wheel well on the top of the frame. Nice part of the two wheel drive the bolts in behind the steering knuckle are easily accessable. After the hub is unbolted, it may take some hammering to remove the hub assembly from the knuckle. they do seize in at times. After the old hub is out, clean as much of the corrosion out of the knuckle cavity and maybe a light film of antiseize to make the next time easier. Reverse the procedure for assembling.
This is simplified. Have any more questions, just drop me a line.
Good luck

Aug 05, 2011 | 1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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12/17/2010 - My 2002 x-type Jaguar juddered as I braked to stop at an intersection. Then Engine systems failure followed by gear box failure warnings came on and the car stalled. It restarted and limped into a safe place. We turned it off and tried again later (waiting for the two truck) but no warnings came on.

This is a common problem. I had posted the answer previously with another customer. Yes, turning off the car for a few seconds and restarting it will remove the "limp home mode" to get you going without a tow truck. But the problem is a fault in the ground network affiliated with your ignition system and will happen again to you if not addressed. I assume its been a while since you replaced your plugs (most common). Get your coils checked and replaced if necessary. Clean the spark plug holes when you remove the old ones and put a little antiseize on the thread of the new plugs (nickel cadmium antiseize grease is the best) and tighten them to the proper torque for good grounding. The OEM mopar spark plugs are very hard to find but are private labeled and made by Autolite! Their double platinum tip spark plugs are the exact same ones easily available at any auto parts store. Make sure the cables are well connected (and clean also or new). Make sure you remove and clean the threads on the O2 sensors if less than 2 years old (don't forget the antiseize grease there also!) This will remedy the problem until you need to replace them again. Every 50K miles is about right.

Dec 20, 2010 | 2004 Jaguar X-Type

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what parts do I need to do a complete tune up on a 2004 lincoln towncar - signature model

You only need spark plugs, and put antiseize on the threads so they can be removed years later.

Sep 10, 2010 | 1997 Lincoln Continental

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front caliper bolts won't come loose, am afraid of rounding out the star bolt head. any suggestions.

you may have to soak around them with WD-40 or break-free, some sort of lubricant. After about 10 minutes you can try to remove them, make sure the allen wrench is the proper size and use a mallet to tap the allen wrench and sort of shock them loose. Once you have them out, apply some anti-seize before re-installing them to make it easier next time.

Nov 08, 2009 | 2005 GMC Yukon Xl Denali

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damage heads due to overheating.

no the heads seize to head studs need lots of antiseize or crc product arround head studs head will require lots of levering to slowly remove good luck very hard to remove

Apr 19, 2009 | 1994 Jaguar XJ12

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