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I have a Ford Tauras 1998 in Australia I have two problems one the ABS light comes on sometimes - I believe it could be a front censor that needs to be replaced - where do I get one from in the USA - here in Australia its too expensive secondly my automatic ariel will not go up and down - the motor does make a noise like its attempting to do something - where can I get a new ariel and what will it cost

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  • laroe13 Sep 10, 2010

    Just wanted to thank Guru Zaraki so much for his help - its much appreciated



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Good day, and how are things in the Land Down Under?

Here are a few links that should help to assist you in finding the parts that you need, and the last link is for a ford dealership in Sacramento California if all else fails, and it is close to an international airport so shipping to Australia should not be any problem. Let me know if you require any further assistance or any help navigating any of those web sites.

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  • Zaraki Sep 11, 2010

    Thank you very much, and I have always had an interest in, and I have always wanted to see only two places here on Earth because those two countries are very unique and beautiful, and they both have such wonderful cultures, and they are Australia and Japan.

    If you have any problem finding the parts you need for that Ford just let me know and I will assist you.

  • laroe13 Sep 13, 2010

    Hi agin Guru Zaraki thank you again for describing Australia as "unique and beautiful" I must agree with you - if you ever decide to come down under let me know - I am in Melbourne - I will show you around - I have just returned from your beautiful country - I have been there many times - the first was in 1987 when I was just a young girl - I was last there in March to May this year - we had toured to so many states flying and driving - we started in LA, then went onto San Diago, Mexico, San Francisco, drove to Vegas then flew to Buffalo Nigarra Falls then drove to east to Boston and down to New York, even visited Montgomery (motorcycles) Orange County I think, spent a fablour nine days in New York, got a train to Washington, then to Maryland, then flew to Miami and drove north to Orlando then flew to Houston then drove to Austin, San Antonio, Dallas then flew back to LA and then down under to Melbourne - what a wonderful trip - where are you situated - as soon as I have some more money and time off work I will be in the good old US of A again - I just love everything about the country, the people and the sheer enormity of the place - how about you write to my email address - - only if you want no pressure - again thanks for your help - why the name of Zaraki - is that your nickname or your surname or your codename - kinda curious although I am not that fond of your picture - you take care



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