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1997 Ford Taurus: Mice Invasion

1997 Ford Taurus: Mice Invasion

Q—I have a 1997 Ford Taurus that seems to have become the home of mice under the hood. The telltale signs are maple tree seeds that keep accumulating on top of the engine and battery after I clean them out and mice droppings. What is a good remedy to get rid of the mice and make it less appealing...

March 28, 2010 by 
2007 Ford Mustang 2-door Coupe GT Premium Rear Seats

1993 Ford Mustang: Breaking the 'Stang

Q--I own a 1993 Mustang LX 5.0-liter with a five-speed trans and it is a kick in the pants to drive. It takes me back to the late '60s when I was a teenager, but I don't like... read more March 26, 2010 by 

2001 Ford Ranger XL

2001 Ford Ranger: Duff-Getter-Offer

Q-- I have a 2001 Ford Ranger that I purchased new without fog lights. There are indentations below the bumper and there are wiring plugs for each side, so I thought it would... read more March 23, 2010 by 

2001 Ford Explorer XLS

2001 Ford Explorer: Slap Me Silly

Q--I have a 2001 Ford Explorer that has about 33,000 miles on it. It has the 4.0-liter, six-cylinder engine. I use 89-octane BP gas, and the truck runs great. The only... read more March 23, 2010 by 

1999 Ford Taurus SE

1999 Ford Taurus: Lighting Up

Q--I have a 1999 Ford Taurus with a 24-valve DOHC engine with 54,000 miles. Recently I have been getting the low coolant warning light on the dash display. The light appears... read more March 22, 2010 by 

1999 Ford Explorer XL

1999 Ford Explorer: More Bearings

Q--On cold startups, my 1999 Explorer’s oil pressure warning light comes on and the gauge indicates low pressure. After a few minutes of driving, the warning light goes off... read more March 21, 2010 by 

2003 Ford Taurus 4-door Wagon SEL Deluxe Angular Rear Exterior View

1993 Ford Taurus: Airbag Filler

Q--Last year, I bought a 1993 Ford Taurus SHO on eBay. The car was from Florida and was everything the dealer said it was except that neither the horn nor the speed controls... read more March 21, 2010 by 

1999 Ford Taurus SE

1999 Ford Taurus: Cool it Down

Q--I have a ’99 Ford Taurus with a 24-valve, DOHC engine with 54,000 miles. Recently I have been getting the low coolant warning light on the dash display. The owner’s... read more March 21, 2010 by 

2003 Ford Ranger 2-door Supercab 4.0L XLT 4WD Side Exterior View

2003 Ford Ranger: Regular vs. Synthetic

Q—I’ve got a 2003 Ford Ranger with 3500 miles on it and I’m thinking of switching to synthetic oil. Once upon a time I was told that a new engine should be broken in... read more March 20, 2010 by 

2002 Ford Explorer XLS

2002 Ford Explorer: S.E.S

Q--I have a 2002 Ford Explorer XLT. The “service engine soon” light came on. What would be the cause and how damaging to the engine is this? A--That light comes on... read more March 16, 2010 by 

1997 Ford Thunderbird LX

1997 Ford Thunderbird: Heavy Versus Light

Q--I have a 1997 Ford Thunderbird with a 4.6-liter engine. The present mileage is 95,000 plus. I was always able to go 3000 miles between oil changes without having to add... read more March 15, 2010 by 

1999 Ford Contour SVT

1999 Ford Contour: Staying Overnight

Q--My daughter has a '99 Ford Contour LX, which has starting problems and sometimes stalls on her. At random, it will almost start but eventually fail. Her mechanic says he... read more March 15, 2010 by 

1997 Ford Ranger XLT

1997 Ford Ranger: Slipping Belts

Q--I have a 1997 Ford Ranger with a 3.0-liter V-6 and no A/C. I recently broke off the idler pulley. The vehicle seems to run fine without it. The angle of the belt has... read more March 13, 2010 by 

2000 Ford Taurus LX

2000 Ford Taurus: Ignoring the Warning Light

Q--The pollution warning light stays on in my 2000 Taurus station wagon, which has 20,000 miles. I added a can of STP cleaner in the past and it corrected the problem, but... read more March 11, 2010 by 

1997 Ford Aerostar Wagon XLT

1992 Ford Aerostar: Bucking Van

Q--I have a 1992 Ford Aerostar with 136,000 miles. I have maintained it in perfect condition, but lately, at certain times in overdrive at 40-45 mph, it starts to buck. The... read more March 9, 2010 by 

1998 Ford Windstar Wagon Base

1998 Ford Windstar: Wind Removed from Sails

Q--I have a 1998 Ford Windstar with about 60,000 miles on it. A couple of months ago my problem started. I ran a few errands, drove about 10-15 minutes, then turned off the... read more March 9, 2010 by 


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