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Owner’s Transmission Needs Factory Overhaul

2013 Ford Focus

Dear Doctor: My daughter has a 2013 Ford Focus with 33,000 miles. She was driving in traffic when an indicator message said the transmission was overheating and to pull over immediately, so she did and had it towed to the … Continue reading

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1989 Ford Taurus has fuel pump, new ignition installed

Dear Doctor: My mom owns a 1989 Ford Taurus. She had a fuel pump and a new ignition switch installed (neither one a ford part). She turns on the ignition and it stalls immediately, and continues to stall unless she … Continue reading

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1983 Ford Ranger backfiring, revs, sputters

Dear Doctor: I just bought a 1983 Ford Ranger with the V-6 and four-speed manual transmission. I did a tune-up on it, including new air filter and belts. It’s now backfiring and spitting and sputtering as it revs. When the … Continue reading

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1998 Ford Explorer has front end squeak

Dear Doctor: There is a squeak coming from the area of the front axle at low speeds on my 1998 Ford Explorer V-6 with the automatic transmission. How can I stop it? Jerry Dear Jerry: Take notice of when the … Continue reading

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2006 Ford Focus – air filter replacement

Dear Doctor: I own a 2006 Ford Focus that I wanted to replace the air filter. To my surprise the only place to buy it was the Ford dealer at a cost of almost $600! This is crazy. What are … Continue reading

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2000 Ford Ranger – engine replacement

Dear Doctor: I own a 2000 Ford Ranger pickup with the 4.0-liter 6-cylinder that had an engine replacement. The replacement engine had 75,000 miles. Since the engine was installed it has been using a quart of oil every 900 miles. … Continue reading

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1999 Ford F-150 – high-mileage synthetic oil

Dear Doctor: I am switching to a high-mileage synthetic blend 5-30 oil in my 1999 Ford F-150 with about 145,000 miles. When I need to add a quart of oil between changes can I safely use regular 5-30 oil? I … Continue reading

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