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1956 Ford Truck Series

Come the year 1956, Ford’s somewhat singular focus on cars changed in a marginal degree. In order to match Chevrolet’s redesigned trucks that came out in 1955, Ford made attempts in modernizing its own truck series, which included the following models: Big Job cab-forwards, F-100 pickup truck, F-100 panel truck, and other the heavy-duty conventional […]

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2000 Ford Explorer Automatic Transmission Slipping Now After A Service

Reader Question Austin, I made a mistake. I had the transmission fluid changed in my 2000 Ford Explorer XLT w/4.0L V6 and automatic transmission and now the transmission is slipping badly. Since I have been to your site today (which I found through Google and I see that you are in Houston as well), I […]

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By December 5, 2008 Read More →

What Should I Look For In a Used Car Purchase?

Reader Question I recently purchased a 1998 Ford F-150 with about 110,000 miles on it. When I bought it the owner said it was accident free and had not been driven very often. I was wondering if you have any tips for maintaining the car in good working condition? Should I bring the vehicle into […]

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By September 24, 2008 Read More →

1999 Mercury Cougar Failed Emission Test – Codes P0420 P1131

Reader Question I have a 1999 Mercury Cougar which did not pass smog in the state of california. It was diagnosed as a gross polluter. I have replaced oxygen sensors several times and still the check engine light comes on. The check engine light came on several years ago when I heard something fall down […]

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By September 2, 2008 Read More →

1996 Ford Explorer Can’t Shift Out of Park With Engine Running

Reader Question Hi, I have a 1996 Ford Explorer 4×4 Eddie Bauer automatic transmission, just a few months ago this started. The gear shifter will not move from Park into anything except when I turn off the truck and move it into (neutral, drive etc) if vehicle is on, shifter will not move at all. […]

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By September 2, 2008 Read More →

1996 Ford Explorer Engine Overheating – Blown Head Gaskets?

Reader Question Austin, My son recently purchased a 1996 Ford Explorer 4Dr, 4WD Limited with the 6 cylinder engine and automatic transmission. The vehicle has about 130k miles on it and appears to be in great shape. It is overheating. We have read a lot of articles from you about overheating. The low engine temperature […]

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By August 26, 2008 Read More →

2008 Ford Mustang GT Hit Something in the Road – Is My Frame Bent?

Reader Question I recently hit something on an Interstate Highway (don’t ask me what it was since it was 1:30 in the morning and I all I know it was black as the road) that caused some damage to the frame of my 2008 Mustang GT. I pulled over to check if there was any […]

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By August 4, 2008 Read More →

2005 Ford Ranger White Exhaust Smoke and Hard To Start

Reader Question My boyfriend is truck illiterate, he has a 2005 Ford Ranger. Yesterday he drove to the store and the truck seemed fine but a couple hours later it wouldn’t start. He said it was trying really hard to turn over but wouldn’t. then about 45 minutes later when I got home it started, […]

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By July 11, 2008 Read More →

Low Oil Pressure Gauge Fluctuates Sometimes 97 Ford Mustang

Reader Question Hello Sir , I own a 1997 Ford Mustang 3.8L with a Manual Transmission, I am having 2 problems that I can’t seem to identify. The first problem I’m having is that when I start to drive everything is fine the needle stays in the center of the oil pressure gauge, but after […]

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By July 6, 2008 Read More →

Why Is My Engine Camshaft Seal Continually Leaking Oil

Reader Question Hi, I have a 1996 ford aspire,bought it for a fairly cheap price. For I thought all was wrong was the cam shaft seal and timing belt . So I took it too a mechanic I always found really good.and he did the work and I took the car on the highway and […]

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