Question Answered: Mileage issue
July 26, 2012, 04:39 AM
My 1980 Toyota use to get poor gas mileage when it got older, it seems like when they get older they tend to get poorer and poorer gas mileage, I took my Toyota into the repair shop and no could remedy this problem, or your driving habits have changed, check your driving habits are you speeding up to traffic lights or just speeding in general everywhere, check your tire pressure, low tire pressure can cause you to get less gas mileage or even a dirty air filter can be a cause, if these things don't help then it's age of the car that is doing it and nothing you do will help get better gas mileage.
Question Answered: my car dont start
July 26, 2012, 04:28 AM
Tap on the starter lightly with a hammer this should cause your starter to start your engine, if it does then you have a bad starter and will need replacing, had the same trouble on my Ford Tempo once I then took it to my trusted mechanic and had it replaced worked great after that, oh the hammer trick my trusted mechanic taught me to do that as a test for starter problems, you can also go and get it checked free at some autoparts stores, like Autozone.
Question Answered: why are my front tires looking brown around wheels and mags always dirty
July 26, 2012, 03:44 AM
Your disk brake pads could be of poor quality material or you use your brakes too much and even alot of hard braking will cause the brakes to make alot of dust I had the very same problem awhile ago on my Mustang what I did was put new disk brake pads on and the dust has lessened and I brake much less frequently, use the method of allowing the transmission to slow the car, also apply the brakes much softer instead of braking hard and I don't speed up to lights and then slam on brakes this has as I say reduced the dust. Dirty tires I still have a problem with they tend to look brown when I have been parking in the rocky dirt alot or making tight turns around corners instead of slowing down around them, been reducing and going around corners much slower lately it seems to be reducing the brown plus I am now putting a tire glaze on my tires and it keeps them cleaner, I do uee a little castor oil on them also works just like a tire protectant keeps them lceaner longer.
Question Answered: Shop responsible to replace oil drain plug?
November 15, 2011, 12:46 AM
I have the very same problem and was told that they can Tap the threads on the drain pan plug, some auto repair shops over tighten the drain plug and it strips the threads, usually no universal drain plug works if there is no threads left or not much at all, so it's best to have the shop that damaged the drain plug by tapping the threads or installing a new oil pan. I was told by my mechanic that they possibly could just tap the oil pan and it would be okay as long as it is not too badly damaged.Had my mechanic tap the oil pan drain plug and now it is like new again, no leaks and I can now resume changing my own oil and no more metal grindings coming out in the oil changes, as we thought they had stripped the threads on the oil pan.
Question Answered: Battery won't stay charged. What can I do to fix it?
December 29, 2010, 05:10 AM
Sounds like you need a new Alternator, alternators are easy to install, this is what is causing your battery to lose it's charge. Had this problem myself on another Ford.
Question Asked: Noisy Air Conditioning Compressor
December 29, 2010, 04:55 AM
Air conditioning compressor is making loud noise only when car is first started but then goes away, is this cause to replace the air conditioning compressor immediately, have been operating this car since August 2010 with this noise like this, the car still runs good no problems
Car Review: 2000 Ford Mustang
December 29, 2010, 04:19 AM
2000 Ford Mustang drives and handles well on dry roads, good on wet roads, has a little sway at higher speeds but still handles well has good response in body sway. Good gas mileage, quiet engine some road noise inside cabin on some roads but otherwise quiet and comfortable with good quality tires. Suspension is firm and steering is responsive. Heating and air conditioning work well air conditioning very cold. No electrical problems noted. Drive train has a slight vibration during quick stops. Interior is comfortable during long trips, driver side seat has electric adjustments while passenger side has only manual adjustments, seat belts are positioned too close to door and seat, difficult to retrieve from side of door and seat. interior is mostly plastic but feels sturdy. Bought this car used with 73,000 miles on it, it's been very reliable so far, only had the camshaft position sensor replaced recently and even with that problem the car ran beautifully no problems. I love this car and am slowly adding improvements such as high performance parts like K&N filters and synthetic oils will also add high performance spark plug wires and some chrome interior improvements, you can always rely on a Ford.