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Disassembly diary... '05 Limited Anyone need anything?

K4uwc
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Re: Disassembly diary... '05 Limited Anyone need anything?

Post by K4uwc » Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:40 pm

I’m figuring how to use pliers to press the clips to release the mounting bracket
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Re: Disassembly diary... '05 Limited Anyone need anything?

Post by mmsstar » Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:53 am

There is a special tool for that
Drove an 06 LTD FWD from July 08 to August 10, moved on to a 2011 Flex

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Re: Disassembly diary... '05 Limited Anyone need anything?

Post by K4uwc » Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:41 am

According to the manual... no tool is needed. 10 lbs of pressure with your hand they claim.

I used a trim pry tool and wasn't forceful. I thought I was depressing the clips and the mirror would slide off. The bond of the epoxy to the windshield was stronger than the upward force I was applying to separate the mirror from the metal bracket.

Looks like this would be helpful: https://www.amazon.com/CTA-Tools-A581-R ... way&sr=8-2

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Re: Disassembly diary... '05 Limited Anyone need anything?

Post by K4uwc » Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:02 pm

Out with the seats. Lots of room in there with no front seats or dash! Maybe I’ll give them to the neighbor kids to put in their tree house. Too bad someone doesn’t want this roller shell to drop in a 4.6L.
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Re: Disassembly diary... '05 Limited Anyone need anything?

Post by K4uwc » Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:07 pm

Taking out the antenna. Super easy without a dash.
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Re: Disassembly diary... '05 Limited Anyone need anything?

Post by K4uwc » Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:02 pm

I soaked the mirror spring clip with WD40 and it finally moved using pliers so I could remove the metal piece normally stuck to the windshield. I had to be careful because the piece of glass still attached to a sharp so when you slip trying to pry the metal piece out would not of ended well.

Now on to the rear including pulling the driveshaft, halfshafts, brakes, fuel pump. So far the metal ring on the fuel pump is being stubborn so it’s soaking in PB blaster.
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Re: Disassembly diary... '05 Limited Anyone need anything?

Post by K4uwc » Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:50 pm

Exhaust is out. One of the fasteners was rusted and there was almost no way I could get it out without serious work. So I decided to take the entire exhaust out as a unit (I did get the front catalytic converter separated before pulling it all out from under the car)

The cats look clean inside but I’m not sure what a clogged cat looks like but know if can be a problem.

Does anyone have a request for any pictures? I’d be glad to show you something that could help with your car.

Next steps are to take out the rear driveshaft and half shafts. I’m still struggling to get the lock ring off the tank in order to remove the pump.
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Re: Disassembly diary... '05 Limited Anyone need anything?

Post by K4uwc » Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:57 pm

It’s so much easier without the engine and transmission! I wanted to take out the sub frame to see how I could coordinate using two jacks and a furniture dolly. If I could figure out the right sequence then it’ll will be much easier once I try it with the engine and CVT. I know that a line in it with the body and lifting it into place or the body down on it will be difficult.
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