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1998 Ford Contour: Neutral Contour

1998 Ford Contour: Neutral Contour

Q--I have had my 1998 Ford Contour in to several different mechanics and no one can seem to figure out what's wrong. About a year ago for no reason I had periodic problems starting the car. When I tried to start it first thing in the morning (and it only happens first thing in the morning) at times...

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1998 Ford Windstar Wagon Base

1998 Ford Windstar: Pain in the Back

Q--I own a 1998 Ford Windstar minivan and the suspension is too firm and rigid for my back. I have had two back surgeries. Is there any modified suspension system that could... read more May 3, 2010 by 0

1998 Ford Taurus LX

1998 Ford Taurus: Turnover Problems

Q--I have a 1998 Taurus station wagon with 22,000 miles that I bought new. In the past three months, it has failed to start occasionally. I turn the key and the motor turns... read more April 30, 2010 by 0

1999 Ford Taurus SE

1999 Ford Taurus: Classic Behavior

Q--I have a 1999 Ford Taurus V-6, 22,000 miles. In July while on vacation I drove eight or nine miles on an 85-degree afternoon. Stopped about five minutes to buy... read more April 29, 2010 by 0

2007 Ford Ranger XL

1989 Ford Ranger: Riding with the Ranger

Q--I have a 1989 Ford Ranger, six-cylinder that kicks out of overdrive at the least incline. Back on level highway, it goes back into overdrive. The transmission changes... read more April 29, 2010 by 0

1997 Ford Probe

1995 Ford Probe: Smelly Probe

Q--My 1995 Ford Probe with low mileage has an exhaust smell that come into the car. One garage said it might be the catalytic converter. The Ford dealer repaired the oil pan... read more April 28, 2010 by 0

2005 Ford Econoline Wagon E-350 Super Ext XLT Door Controls

1994 Ford E-150: Braking the Van

Q-- I recently had a brake job done on my 1994 Ford E-150 conversion van. After receiving it back from the mechanic, the ABS light came on after driving for approximately 10... read more April 27, 2010 by 0

2009 Ford Mustang

1986 Ford Mustang: Harbinger of Trouble

Q--My '86 Mustang GT (5.0-liter, 112,00 miles) mystified my old veteran mechanic when he went to check the antifreeze. He found chalky white deposits around most of the... read more April 27, 2010 by 0

1999 Ford Expedition

1999 Ford Expedition: Expedition Ends Abruptly

Q--I have a 1999 Ford Expedition with the 5.4-liter engine.  My problem is sometimes it will not idle. I changed the fuel filter. It was so clogged you could not blow... read more April 25, 2010 by 0

2002 Ford Explorer XLS

2002 Ford Explorer: Gunk Problem

Q--I recently had an oil change on my 2002 Ford Explorer. I was told the oil fill cap had gunk built up inside and should be checked out as this condition seemed unusual on a... read more April 23, 2010 by 0

2002 Ford Explorer XLS

2002 Ford Explorer: Synthetic Change

Q--I drive a 2002 Ford Explorer and on my first oil change, I had them use full synthetic oil. I was told that it was the best way to go for low-mileage driving and that I... read more April 20, 2010 by 0

2003 Ford Explorer 4-door 114" WB 4.0L XLT Rear Seats

1993 Ford Explorer: Passing Reference

Q--My 1993 Explorer, with 59,000 miles, recently passed the Illinois emissions test on a “Composite Fast Pass” basis (whatever that is), with a hydrocarbon readout of... read more April 20, 2010 by 0

2006 Ford F-150 Supercab 133" XLT Rear Exterior View

1990 Ford F-150: Stalling Ford

Q--My 1990 Ford F-150 six-cylinder truck has been stalling lately after a regular warm up. If I try to restart it, it will take a little while to fire up and when it does, it... read more April 19, 2010 by 0

2002 Ford Focus LX Base

2002 Ford Focus: Waving Hello

Q--The other day I drove through a puddle that I should have voided. As I went through the water in my 2002 Focus it got to the point where I was pushing a wave out in from... read more April 19, 2010 by 0

2002 Ford Ranger Edge

2002 Ford Ranger: Saving Ranger

Q--I am planning to switch my 2002 Ford Ranger to synthetic oil (Amsoil 5W-30). Amsoil recommends a one-year or 25,000-mile drain schedule for the oil but six months or... read more April 17, 2010 by 0

2014 Ford Taurus 4-door Sedan SHO AWD Front Seats

1989 Taurus SHO: Premium Blend

Q-- I recently purchased a 1989 Taurus SHO with 159,000 miles and noted that above my gas gauge it stated "premium unleaded only," and wondered if I should heed this... read more April 17, 2010 by 0


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