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1991 Ford Escort: Heat Miser

1991 Ford Escort: Heat Miser

Q--I own a 1991 Escort with a 1.9-liter engine and 128,000 miles on it. When the weather gets cold, my engine never reaches operating temperature and I have no heat, especially when driving at highway speeds. I had the radiator flushed and filled and a new thermostat was installed. This did not fix...

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1998 Ford Windstar Wagon Base

1998 Ford Windstar: More Windstar Issues

Q--I own a '98 Ford Windstar with 98,000 miles on it. The Service Engine Soon light just started to come on and I would like to know what to expect from the dealership and if... read more April 14, 2010 by 0

1998 Ford Windstar Wagon Base

1998 Ford Windstar: Aged Advice

Q--I have a ’98 Ford Windstar with 84,000 miles, most of those are highway. My question relates to oil. What is your opinion about these products that relate to the... read more April 14, 2010 by 0

2013 Ford Taurus 4-door Sedan Limited FWD Temperature Controls

1986 Ford Taurus: Steering You Right

Q-- I used a power steering fluid additive-detergent to my 1986 Ford Taurus and the color is no longer pinkish-reddish. How can you tell by the power steering fluid if there... read more April 13, 2010 by 0

2001 Ford Taurus LX

2001 Ford Taurus: The Dealer Brush-Off

Q--I have a 2001 Ford Taurus SE with 32,000 miles.  I recently took it to the shop because the transmission would make a hard downshift when slowing to a near stop and then... read more April 11, 2010 by 0

1998 Ford Taurus LX

1998 Ford Taurus: Clunking and Jerking

Q--I purchased my mother’s 1998 Ford Taurus LS two years ago. She drove the car in a rural area that has few stop signs and even fewer stoplights. After I brought it to... read more April 9, 2010 by 0

2002 Ford Ranger Edge

2002 Ford Ranger: Pinging, the Ford Thing

Q--I recently purchased a 2002 Ranger XLT 4X4 with the six-cylinder 4.0-liter engine. It’s been great so far, but just as with my former 1999 3.0-liter Ranger, there’s... read more April 8, 2010 by 0

2003 Ford Explorer 4-door 114" WB 4.0L XLT Front Exterior View

2003 Ford Explorer: Money or Oil

Q--I have a 2003 Ford Explorer with the 4.6-liter V-8. Which is best, synthetic or regular motor oil? Is it pointless or a good idea to have the engine cleaned internally... read more April 8, 2010 by 0

1998 Ford Explorer XL

1998 Ford Explorer: Blank Staring

Q--I was just trying to replace a fuse on my 1998 Ford Explorer Sport with but there is no owner’s manual to be found. I removed every fuse looking for a bad one, but none... read more April 7, 2010 by 0

Preview: 2001 Ford Ranger interior

1993 Ford Ranger: Ranger Rebuild

Q--I own a 1993 Ford Ranger with 123,000 miles on it. It’s in pretty good shape, but getting old. I’m thinking about trying to make it ‘like new’ again. I want to... read more April 7, 2010 by 0

1999 Ford Taurus SE

1999 Ford Taurus: Chain of Fools

Q--I have a ’99 Ford Taurus with about 61,000 miles on it. Concerned that it might be reaching the point of needing a new timing belt, I called a dealer who told me that it... read more April 1, 2010 by 0

2010 Ford Ranger 2WD Reg Cab 112" XL Rear Exterior View

1994 Ford Ranger: Hidden Damage

Q--I was just broadsided in the front right quarter panel by a 1994 Ford Ranger pickup doing about 25 mph. Can you shed some unbiased light on what might need to be repaired... read more March 31, 2010 by 0

1997 Ford Escort

1997 Ford Escort: Belt One Out

Q--I have a 1997 Ford Escort wagon with approximately 53,500 miles on it. At around 48,000 miles I took it in to a Ford dealer for an oil change and routine checkup. I was... read more March 31, 2010 by 0

2003 Ford Escape 4-door 103" WB XLS Popular Angular Front Exterior View

2003 Ford Escape: Fixing A Stall

Q--My 2003 Ford Escape developed a stalling problem eight months after purchase. The intermittent stalling became increasingly worse this past summer so I took it in for... read more March 29, 2010 by 0

2002 Ford Explorer XLS

2002 Ford Explorer: Eyes Wide Open

Q--I take my '02 Explorer to the dealer for the routine oil changes. They recommend an engine flush every 10,000 miles. I believe the process is by a company called... read more March 28, 2010 by 0

2007 Ford Crown Victoria 4-door Sedan Standard Rear Seats

1995 Ford Crown Victoria: Loud Fan

Q--The last time I took my 1995 Crown Victoria in they told me I needed my fan clutch replaced. After they replaced it the car ran very loud — so loud that when I drive... read more March 28, 2010 by 0


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