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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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1997 Ford Explorer – stuck in park

Dear Doctor: I own a 1997 Ford Explorer with over 200,000 miles on it. It is stuck in park. I checked the fuses but these didn’t correct the problem. I’m able to move the truck by turning the key one … Continue reading

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