Recommended oil change is every 5000 miles including filter with 5W20 Oil
or every 6 months under normal service. Every 3000 miles or 3 months with
I believe they recommend changing transmission fluid every 40,000 miles.
Make sure you use Motorcraft Merkon 5 and be careful if you let someone
other than a dealer do this.
This is one thing I would recommend you let a dealer do as it cost about
$140 US dollars to have the fluid pumped out and exchanged at the dealer.
If you aren't sure about the maintenance of the car you should have this
done. After knowing it has been done at a certain mileage you can stretch
this a bit if the fluid is stiil clean and red and you drive normally.
Look in the radiator reservoir and you can see the color of the coolant
but either color is ok.
Plugs at 100,000 miles. It has an external fuel filter which needs to be
changed but I don't know the interval. Every 50,000 miles should be
adequate unless you get some bad gas.
Check the Serpentine belt and if it looks like it has been on a while it
might be a good ideaa to change it out. Keep the old one for emergency
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