Originally Posted by rtg143
If you check one of our sponsors, Rockauto, you can get a great deal on parts. As far as the running. If it hasn.t been tuned in a long time, that would be a great idea. FF is the fuel filter. You should replace it with the other repairs. Get Motorcraft or Autolite Dual Platinum spark plugs. If not, they'll wear too fast. Make sure to use the torque specs for the spark plugs. I'd get good plug wires that the parts place shows for it. After doing these repairs, see how it runs. You may repair it with this work. Have you owned it very long? Get some MAF cleaner and clean the MAF.
Well, it has been tuned fairly recently. May of 2008 the serpentine belt replaced, fuel injector cleaned, throttle body cleaned, PCV valve replaced, gas filter (guessing that is just a fuel filter), brakes flushed, radiator hose and system flush, antifreeze, power steering fluid, an oil leak was fixed in the oil pan. Then a month later the DPFE was replaced. I kept getting random engagement of the ABS system. That light stays on, check engine light is intermittent.
After that my Father drove it from NJ to TX with the oil filler cap wedged up by the hood latch and battery. Halfway across the country with no oil filler cap. That is the only abuse this car has taken. My grandmother owned it before me. I kept up with oil changes and made sure to get this tune up before having it driven across the country.
Here are some links to the invoices of the work done and then the quote I paid $80 for. ugh.
After the 2nd time to STS I said forget it. Had it driven across the US, rough idle in the 105 degree heat, took it somewhere, and this is what they say needs to be worked on
I can do the above myself I think. It's just troubling because I had spent almost $800 just a year earlier, and now it needs another $800 tune up? What is up with that?