Answer to: Have Satellite ready radio...what do I need to use it?If it is "satellite ready" all you need to do is contact satellite radio people and set up an account and start paying for the service. My wife's new car came with it. We used it until the free first three months ran out and ended the service. She likes her CDs and I can find enough on the free channels to listen to or I can just enjoy some quiet.
Answer to: Rattle sound when car is turned onI have a rattle, almost a buzzing sound, that comes from under my pick up truck sometimes. I hear it most often when I am pulling my boat when just pulling off from a stop. It drove me crazy! I finally found what was doing it. Its the catalytic converter! I had to replace a piece of my exhaust pipe and I told the guy that was working on it about the noise. He said," Lets see if it is the "cat" doing it". With the pipe off behind the catalytic converter you could look into the end of it. He shook the converter and sure enough it made the rattle sound. It turns out that some catalytic converters are made with material that shrinks a little after they have been used a few years and that lets the "guts" move around inside and rattle when the engine is under load like when I pull my boat or punch the gas to get out in traffic in a hurry. I took a hammer and knocked a small dent in the top, bottom and both sides of the catalytic converter's housing and put a stop to the racket! That beats the crap out of the altern...
Answer to: Removing the ac compressor from my Ford Escape?oldturkey03 has you covered if you can follow all of that, it looks like its right out of the Ford shop manual. You don't say why you are replacing your compressor. I would like to stress the safety issue with the pressurized system. To do it by the book the freon should be captured and reused but there are so many after market DIY a/c repair products and so much counterfeit freon on the market I prefer to replace the freon with new gas and hope it is actually the real stuff and if it isn't it will at least be all the same type! You need to be sure there are no debris lose in the system. If the compressor suffered a mechanical failure there could be pieces of metal hiding anywhere in the system and just flushing the system may not get them out. You need to break the system down in order to flush, under pressure, the different sections in both directions. If the desiccant bag inside of the receiver/dryer has ruptured the entire system could be full of tiny little resin beads that could have caused the compress...