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Old 11-16-2007, 10:15 AM   #1
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My co-worker is having problems with not having any power in her Taurus.
it'* a 93 Taurus Wagon. Not sure on which motor.
Not only is there now power, it is also losing oil. Used about 1 quart in a bout 1 month.
Guessing head gasket???
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The problem has been pinpointed. ____It'* a Ford. A Repair has been established.

A) Open hood
B) Remove the radiator cap
C) Pull Ford back out of way and discard
D) Drive GM vehicle back in place of Ford
E) Replace radiator cap.

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I would recommend finding out which motor it has before blaming the head gasket. Tune up and stuff done i trust? How is fuel mileage?

This is about as vague as saying my car wont start.
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She says fuel mileage has decreased significantly.
Car has only about 60,000 on it??

Oh, and it has the 3.8
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Yeah so, I feel like I'm getting a big signal that Fords are really bad cars... are they really or are we just THAT biased I know someone with a Tempo that'* a hoss as far as reliability goes...

Sorry I can't help tallbump :( yeah I'm just littering your thread
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!!..

3.8 I know is notorious for head gasket issues..
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The problem has been pinpointed. ____It'* a Ford. A Repair has been established.

A) Open hood
B) Remove the radiator cap
C) Pull Ford back out of way and discard
D) Drive GM vehicle back in place of Ford
E) Replace radiator cap.

Sorry,...... I couldnt resist. Hey! This IS the Lounge

Knew that was coming

She even thought it was funny.




Tune up was done just over a year ago.
I was thinking head gasket due to loss of oil with no visible leaks.
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Sounds like it'* needing a lot of help.

My mother in law has a Taurus, in the 6 years she'* owned it, she has spent more per year in repairs than she paid for the car originally. Seriously!!
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that much oil loss i would suspect you would see it burning it. 60k is kinda low miles, maybe too low. did it set for a while. how does the oil smell? Ever had the cat converter checked? Air filter? Etc?
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Yep, sounds about right.
Fird FTK!!!

Sorry to the few Ford faithful.

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