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1982 Ford: Handy Carburetor

1982 Ford: Handy Carburetor

Q--I have a 1982 Ford LTD with an eight-cylinder engine on which I had the carburetor rebuilt at 41,000 miles. I can start the car, but cannot keep it running. I can keep the car running if I keep my hand over the carburetor, but of course I cannot drive then! A--This sounds like a classic case of...

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2008 Ford Ranger

1994 Ford Ranger: Marred Element

Q--I own a 1994 Ford Ranger with approximately 195,000, mostly highway miles. At about 125,000 miles I needed to have the transmission rebuilt because the fifth gear element... read more May 25, 2010 by 0

2003 Ford Windstar Wagon LX

1996 Ford Windstar: Wind Beneath my A-Pillar

Q--I have a ‘96 Ford Windstar with 35,000 miles on it. When I'm on the highway doing 65, there is a noise coming from the windshield that sounds like sand hitting the... read more May 25, 2010 by 0

2010 Ford Taurus

1995 Ford Taurus: Mystery Ford

Q--My 1995 Ford Taurus had developed a mysterious problem. When driving, without warning the engine races although the car doesn't speed up. And it seems to surge at times... read more May 24, 2010 by 0

2011 Ford Mustang 2-door Convertible Premium Side Exterior View

1987 Ford Mustang: Cranky Mustang

Q-- I have an '87 Mustang with a 5.0-liter engine. The rear oil seal develops a leak after only a few hundred miles. I've replaced it twice myself, once with a special tool... read more May 23, 2010 by 0

2005 Ford Taurus 4-door Wagon SEL *Ltd Avail* Trunk

1989 Ford Taurus: Lives in Balance

Q--On my '89 Taurus the starter motor's pinion engaged the flywheel (on the transmission) in particular positions (I recall “3”) rather than engagement being randomly... read more May 23, 2010 by 0

Ford Edge Concept, 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show

1994 Ford Tempo: Tempo Time

Q--I have a 1994 Tempo on which the dealer diagnosed a rear-end noise as trailing arm bushings. He says these bushings can't be replaced and new arms are needed. In the... read more May 21, 2010 by 0

1999 Ford Taurus SE

1999 Ford Taurus: Irregular Taurus

Q--My 1999 Ford Taurus has 39,000 miles and for the past year or so, after being off for about 3-4 minutes, the engine will not start. It cranks, but seems to be getting no... read more May 20, 2010 by 0

1998 Ford Explorer XL

1998 Ford Explorer: Blending In

Q--My 1998 Ford Explorer 4x4 developed a problem with what looks like the heater blend door. It has the manual climate control and no matter where the temperature setting is... read more May 20, 2010 by 0

2001 Ford Mustang GT Bullitt Edition

2001 Mustang GT: Winter Pony Rides

Q--I have a 2001 Mustang GT with traction control. I have been told by numerous people that this car is not good in the winter. Please advise. A--Mustangs are among the few... read more May 15, 2010 by 0

2008 Ford Taurus 4-door Sedan SEL FWD Side Exterior View

1992 Ford Taurus Wagon: Flashing Fords

Q--My 1992 Ford Taurus Wagon started flashing a yellow "Check Engine" on the dashboard when I was driving to New York from Chicago. It was Sunday and no Ford service facility... read more May 15, 2010 by 0

2010 Ford Mustang

1993 Ford Tempo: Tempo for a Touch-Up

Q--I bought a used 1993 Ford Tempo GL. There are some scratches on the body. I need the address where to buy some color for painting. A--Most professional auto parts stores... read more May 14, 2010 by 0

1999 Ford Econoline Cargo Van

1999 Ford Econoline: Leaky Results

Q--I have a 1999 Ford Econoline van with a 4.6-liter V-8. This motor is equipped with a cooling system reservoir but no radiator cap. If I add Bar’s Leaks, do I pour this... read more May 14, 2010 by 0

2007 Ford Ranger 2WD 2-door SuperCab 126" Sport Rear Exterior View

1995 Ford Ranger: Running Hot and Cold

Q--I replaced the original thermostat in my ‘95 Ranger (4.0-liter V-6) because of running too cold.  Now the temperature gauge does not hold steady, but cycles... read more May 14, 2010 by 0

1997 Ford Probe

1995 Ford Probe: Probing Financial Limits

Q--My 1995 Ford Probe with low mileage has an exhaust smell that comes into the car. One shop said it might be the catalytic converter. The Ford dealer repaired the oil pan... read more May 12, 2010 by 0

1999 Ford Taurus SE

1999 Ford Taurus: Testing the ABS

Q--I have a 1999 Taurus Wagon with 16,000 miles and I have never felt a reaction from the ABS brakes although the light comes on when starting the engine. I tried a few times... read more May 9, 2010 by 0


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