If they use fords new oil it can probably go to the full 5K before
changing, or even farther, since it's semi-syn. Depends on your
If it's not wearing tires funny and handles "like it's supposed to"
there's no reason to mess with alignment.
No. Ford has specifically stated that if you are not opening the
system to constantly add fluid due to leaks or whatever that there is
no need for flushes other then during normal pad/disk servicing.
Even with a claimed 100K interval it's MHO that you'd be better off
getting it flushed every 50K or even more often if you do a lot of
severe service. But you don't need it now.
I doubt they will do anything you wouldn't unless they actually have a
cap tester and also pressurize your system and see if it leaks down. I
doubt they'll be doing that for $6.30.
THis is one of the few things I've let the dealer do because I've been
totally unsuccessful at breaking the connectors loose and it's so hard
to get to without a lift (on my 92). I've tried 3 different styles of
"tools" and none of them unsnapped the darn connectors.
They are going to turn your steering wheel back and forth and see if
it feels "loose".
A bargain compared to laying under the vehicle and doing it yourself
if they really catch all of the few places that should be lubed.
Owners manual should list it.
If you aren't having drivability problems you don't need them doing
this. YOu should not need to use FI cleaner every 3K miles. Every 5
to 10K as preventive maintenance should be plenty since all fuel comes
with a federally mandated FI cleaner already in it that is adequate
for cars that have no defects in the emissions systems and that
performed as intended. That said, there are a few cars that passed
the test for certification but still need more FI cleaner then the
It should mean they do a load test and clean the terminals.
I didn't think that was so necessary. Thanks for the reassurance.
Agreed. I actually would not let it go 100,000 miles (actually, to be perfectly
honest, I don't intend on keeping it 100,000 miles). The longest I was willing
to let it go was 75,000 miles..... or 60,000.
I'm glad to hear that. Friends were surprised I didn't try to do it myself. I
got some info from Jim Warman on how to do it and it looked beyond me.... :( so
I didn't wanna mess with it.
Oh my that's all? Ok I'll mark it off of the list.
I thought so..... that sounded reasonable to let them do that.
Well, I was having some vibration issues.... when I was sitting at a stoplight,
or even sitting in park before I drive away from a driveway, I would feel a
vibration coming from the engine which would shake the vehicle. I mean, it was
not very bad, but if I were to give the engine just a bit more gas (increase the
normal 500/750 rpm idle to 1000 or over) it would go away. But as soon as I let
go of the gas, it started the vibration before. I opened the hood while it was
running, and you could see the engine actually "shake" when this happened, just
a quick jerk-movement side to side. So I assumed fuel injectors were dirty, so
I right away began using fuel injector cleaner about once every 3,000 miles (and
in the interim, I would use the one designed for "Every other tank"). But, after
6 months of that treatment, it was neither better or worse.
I was told that I should replace my fuel filter 2 times a year (before every
major weather change). I asked if that would help my vibration. My friend said
that the engine's computer is trying to adjust the proper gas flow, and if the
filter is clogged, it keeps having to re-adjust it and the vibration would be a
side-effect of that. But, now that it is changed, I'm still having the
vibration issue. Perhaps now I should try the fuel injector cleaner now I have a
new filter??? or what else should I look at? My friend mentioned something
regarind O2 sensors should be checked as well as an EGR Valve? That's all greek
to me.... :(
I've checked the terminals, they are not dirty. In fact still shiny :-) The
vehicle starts just fine.... should I still consider this?
Thanks for all the info!
When I bought my '91 Navajo (Explorer Sport) I had this funny whine from the
fuel pump. I didn't think much of the noise but I went through and changed
all the filters. After changing the fuel filter, the fuel pump whine went
away. I checked the old filter for flow and was almost totally plugged.
Didn't affect the operation of the engine, but I'm sure it took some life
off the fuel pump.
I'd change it.
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