ok so here it is, rant time about Ford brought to you by me....BDN. i went to change the throttle position sensor (TPS) on my 3.0L v6 powered Ford Ranger Splash. i get the TPS from AutoZone for $30 which was the cheapest place i could find it brand new. so anyways, i get home and go to my tool box and grab my phillips head screwdriver, 8mm wrench (to take the battery cable off the battery so i wont get shocked..lol) and a light so i can see what im doing (truck is parked in garage). there are 2 phillips head screws holding the TPS. i get the top screw off with minimal stripping of the head...them bitches werre in tight. i get to the second one, removed the coolant hose beside the screw so i can have more room to work with, and i ended up stripping the hell out of it. SHIT!!!!! so i go in the house and am pretty much swearing up a storm. next day i go to Harbor Freight to find an easy out tool. found one, and bought it. got home and dammit the easy out tool was too long for the area that i have to get to the bottom screw. the next day after that which was on wednesday, i go to the Ford dealership to get 2 new screws since the others are now FUBAR. $4.03 later for 2 fucking screws. i walked out the dealership with the screws. i called my dad and see what he would suggest. he said to try and cut the head off the screw with a dremel and pull the TPS off and get a pair of vise grips and get the screw out. DAMMIT!!! why didnt i think of that? so i bought a dremel and cut the head off that screw, pried the old TPS off andgot the screw out with vise grips. put the new TPS one along with the 2 new screws and hooked everything up. cleaned up the tools and started up the truck to make sure everything was good. it was all good, truck idled better and i got rid of that nasty sulfur smell my truck was making (changed the o2 sensors a few months ago). god dammit i wish they didnt have to screw those fuckin screws in real tight. what a pain in the fucking ass!!! GRRRRRR!!!!