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#3221 of 3300 2008 Grand Marquis LS - remove rear seat
Dec 04, 2008 (1:18 pm)
I've searched the forum, and the Internet, and there is conflicting information about the proper way to remove the rear seat base; pull up at the front vs. pull up at the back. If there is a wrong way I need to know. Don't want to damage my new (9k miles) Mercury. My young son has lost several Legos and other small toys down the holes in the seat base for the seat belt, and it's time to recover the treasure.
#3222 of 3300 Re: 2008 Grand Marquis LS - remove rear seat [jamesja]
Dec 05, 2008 (9:07 am)
The dealer's employee who regularly installs after market accessories will know the answer.
#3223 of 3300 Any DIYs for the CV/GM?
Dec 18, 2008 (1:29 pm)
Am considering purchasing a GM, but would like to know from any do-it-yourselfers if these cars lend themselves to such antics. I'm retired & have quite a bit of amateur automotive experience, doing basic maintenance on my cars, i.e. oil/filter, plug, O2, exhaust, brake changes, etc. And I like to keep the fluids clean. Really like the features of the GM that you can't find on any other cars today. Had opportunity to rent one for a 1,500 mile trip; couldn't find anything wrong with the ride of performance. Think the GS would be fine for my needs. Any comments appreciated. Thanks.
#3224 of 3300 Re: Any DIYs for the CV/GM? [calpete]
Dec 19, 2008 (1:12 am)
I have a 1996 Marquis GS and my parents have 2006 LS. I bought them both in Florida and we shipped them to Germany. So far, we do most of everything by our self, incl. all the oils, filters etc. We are even going to repair accident-damages to both our Marquis that unfortunately happened recently. I was cut by a Semi Truck in Town, but my Marquis hold up very well I have to say!! These cars are very strong and simple in a positive way! You almost need 2 persons to carry one front fender!! And everything is pretty logic and easy manufactured on these cars and people here in Germany (thats where we live) are always pretty excited and impressed when they see our cars and their solidity!! By the way, a lot of room in the engine-compartment for easy maintanance, too! A couple things changed from 1996 to 2006, the newer cars are a bit louder (we guess, thinner glass to save weight) and not as smooth anymore, although, compared with other cars today, are still smooth and silent!! Try to get the rear Air Suspension maybe includet with the LS!? Itīs a lot smoother! The exhaust probably never needs to be changed, although we changed to dual exhaust by our selfs, too! If you buy it now, you will probably get a fantastic price. Itīs a real bargain, anyways! Have fun with it! Sorry for my english!
#3225 of 3300 Re: Any DIYs for the CV/GM? [mrlauderdale]
Dec 19, 2008 (1:30 pm)
Thanks for your reply. There is a certain satisfaction from doing as much maintenance yourself within reason. Am a big believer in frequent oil changes so glad to hear in can be done by the owner.
#3226 of 3300 Cajun :Suspension-Grand Marquis
Jan 10, 2009 (10:29 am)
My 2004 GM has had a "Crunch" sound in the front since the 2nd scheduled maintenance check as a new vehicle. Dealer reported no obvious problems . After next maintenance check they injected something into the casing. Still crunches ! Then dealer decided it was the hood and adjusted the "springs" on either side of the front of the hood. Still crunches. Now my GM is drives like a sail boat on choppy seas ! It bounces all over at the slightest bump in the road. Any suggestions ???
#3227 of 3300 I love my 2003 GM LS.
Jan 17, 2009 (10:58 pm)
Its a peach. I paid $9K for it last march with 65K miles. It has 92K now, the only issue was the battery that I replaced (with an Optima). It starts in -15 degrees after sitting outside for several days, and it rides and handles great. My previous car was a 96 GM. It had 3 of the power windows fail, it melted a hole in the intake manifold, and the heater core failed. It still runs with 195K miles, so maybe I shouldn't complain. But still, I hope my 2003 won't have those problems.
#3228 of 3300 Re: I love my 2003 GM LS. [joesmith2]
Jan 19, 2009 (7:34 am)
95 T Bird 4.6L, 110,000 and had to replace the heater core.
What is there about Ford heater cores used in '95 & '96 that cause them to fail?
Feb 17, 2009 (8:41 am)
I have a 1994 MGM with 120k miles on it. It ran fine up until a month ago when it would surge as I accelerated. It did this for about a month then it just wouldnt start. I assumed it was the fuel pump so changed it and the filter out. The car ran again but still surges as I accelerate and just doesnt have the power it should. Now it wont start again, it just turns over and it almost 'feels' like it wants to start but wont. Is this a fuel problem or is there a sensor goofing me up?
Any help appreciated!
#3230 of 3300 Re: 1994 MGM Fuel prob? [aviatordave]
Feb 17, 2009 (8:56 am)
Had a 96 GM and had a hesitation problem. Mechanic cleaaned the Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor ( rather than get a new one) with a chemical spray cleaner and it solved the problem.