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    Non working horn

    Before Airbags, many cars had two layers of metal under the vinyl horn pad in the center of the wheel. Layers had contact dimples stamped into them and the layers were kept apart by a sheet of foam with holes to let the dimples touch when we pressed on the pad. When the foam failed, the horn...
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    Random air conditioning blows hot air

    Good for YOU! It's always good to do a thoughtful visual inspection. You probably don't know how that module controls the compressor. But you COULD tell that it was scorched and maybe badly enough to cause a problem. Great Catch!
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    Non working horn

    I think the slip ring used for the horn back in The Day would make "noisy" contact that's not acceptable for modern electronics. Like airbag modules, steering wheel cruise and radio controls, so on and so fort. Clock Spring is a wiring harness, quiet till it wears out. And, allows all the...
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    Shutting off during Hot weather

    I remember hearing about the platinum Ford plugs, with the platinum on only one side having to do with polarity or some such. I'd thought, a new set of Motorcraft replacement platinum plugs has it on both sides. True?
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    Chain saw won't start hot

    Test it Cold and Hot with one of these Find a semi-dark place to do it. You can see the intensity of the spark. If it's a wide snappy blue streak cold, and narrow, quiet and yellow hot, weak coil. Breaking down from heat. Take the saw's spark plug out so it spins fast when you pull the starter...
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    2004 rear wiper wont shut off

    Is this Rendezvous FWD or AWD? Wanting to track your project...
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    Random air conditioning blows hot air

    30 is usually the "Hot" side of a "Bosch Relay" (those cubes, now actually produced by TYCO, who therefore now makes the best ones, most are cheap knockoffs) and 87 is the Normally Open contact, meaning circuit isn't made up till the coil closes 30 to 87. The other two terminals (unless your...
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    2004 rear wiper wont shut off

    You are most welcome. Stick around. If you end up working this project let us know what happened. I've been with BAT before it was BAT and Yes I'm a Dinosaur. The guys here are the best you'll find.
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    2004 rear wiper wont shut off

    I mean for you probe the connector at the wiper motor, in your liftgate. Meter Black to Ground, Meter Red to the motor terminals where Gray, Yellow, and Green connect. You may have disturbed connection a poor connection with your tinkering and made it beter. Maybe it'll stay proper.
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    2004 rear wiper wont shut off

    When you say "Good" do you mean they show voltage as they should, Yellow always 12V, Gray 12V when wiper switch is On, Green 12V when you say Wash? Check again when it WON'T shut off. Another thing you could try is testing for continuity between Motor and Ground (rest of the SUV's Body. Or run...
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    2004 rear wiper wont shut off

    So 20-amp Fuse-32 powers the whole rear wiper/washer. Pulling that fuse won't let it run, or wash, or park even if it wants to. What about the Green Wire, for Wash? I'm thinking about the Switch. We don't want to replace Switch if Motor's bad, OR Motor if Switch is bad. When the system is...
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    2004 rear wiper wont shut off

    I haven't worked on wiper motors for years, maybe decades. My recall is, they can look like they aren't shutting off when you've turned them off, but they get to hunting for the "park" position. I also recall something had to be grounded. Has there been any work done back there, that could...
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    Grateful Memories

    Bon Ami NickB2, I was remiss in NOT mentioning our committed ally to the North. Canadians have stood with USA and other more publicized friends. I'm sorry to read your frustration, but you and your countrymen/women are NOT forgotten. Reading in more detail, "Peacekeeping" requires a Peace TO...
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    Uneven Pad Wear Rear Discs

    Uh Uh... Does Honda Accord EX V6 2005, have tits on its rear pads? If so, I have a sister's car to take back apart. Odd, since over my lifetime, I've gotten more trouble concentrating ON those things, not overlooking them.
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    Uneven Pad Wear Rear Discs

    Sorry... saw "4-cyl" and looked the calipers back up on RockAuto.com. Those look like parking brake ratchets in the rear pistons too. Curiosity satisfied. Still suspect Hydraulic. Noticed it has a flex hose to each caliper. Are they clamped with steel guides anyplace, that might be rusted and...