Join 3,553 readers in helping fund MetaFilter (Hide)

88 posts tagged with ford. (View popular tags)
Displaying 51 through 88 of 88. Subscribe:

Related tags:
+ (24)
+ (18)
+ (18)
+ (11)
+ (8)
+ (6)
+ (6)
+ (5)
+ (5)
+ (4)
+ (4)
+ (4)
+ (4)


Users that often use this tag:
Tandem Affinity (2)
racecar (2)
Cat Pie Hurts (2)
gregschoen (2)
worstkidever (2)

iPhone 3G and SYNC by Microsoft in Canada

[New(ish) car filter] I'm likely buying a lightly used Ford Fusion SEL this week to replace my wrecked Pontiac Wave (Chev Aveo outside Canada) and I'm looking for feedback from owners. [more inside]
posted by ChazB on Mar 15, 2009 - 1 answer

Changes between 2008 Ford Mustang and 2009 Ford Mustang?

2008 Ford Mustang v. 2009 Ford Mustang. Isn't there.. a... changelog somewhere? [more inside]
posted by John Kenneth Fisher on Jan 18, 2009 - 6 answers

Is there a great gift for a car geek?

Another "help me find a great gift" question. My dad is 59, well-off financially and difficult to buy things for. He is currently restoring a 1929 Ford Roadster. A couple of years ago my brother got him a jumpsuit with his name embroidered on it, for working on the car. I am looking for a similarly awesome gift that is related to his hobby. He has all of the books, magazine subscriptions, etc. Does anyone have a fantastic idea? I'm in NH, if it matters. Thanks!
posted by sisflit on Dec 4, 2008 - 21 answers

Junk it or Fix it?

DeadVanFilter: I know you are not my mechanic but... 97 Ford Aerostar, parked in my driveway for three Chicago years. The google-fu tells me the basics (new gas/oil etc), but I am just wondering if anyone in the hive has experience with such things. [more inside]
posted by timsteil on Nov 18, 2008 - 10 answers

The End of the Big 3?

Will the government allow Ford and GM to fail? [more inside]
posted by billysumday on Jul 25, 2008 - 27 answers

ABS + Brake lights lit - is my Windstar safe to drive?

Is my car safe to drive? My 2003 Ford Windstar's ABS + Brake lights intermittently go on. Searching yields lot of noise but I'm not sure what to make of it. [more inside]
posted by neilkod on Jul 12, 2008 - 7 answers

Why are hybrid vehicles so scarce?

Why are hybrid vehicles so hard to find? [more inside]
posted by middleclasstool on May 31, 2008 - 29 answers

Did Ford change the Aerostar seat size?

Will a 1997 Ford Aerostar third seat fit in a 1994 model? [more inside]
posted by The Giant Squid on May 2, 2008 - 1 answer

Swap out blower motor of 98 Mercury Mystique

I'm looking for detailed online directions to remove/change the blower motor from a 1998 Mercury Mystique (Ford Contour). I've checked the Contour Enthusiast Group and found nothing. Any suggestions?
posted by charmston on Apr 18, 2008 - 2 answers

Pontiac Aztek or Ford Focus

Currently I drive a 2000 Ford Focus and looking in to buying a 2001 pontiac aztek for $5700. I need some recommendations on it. [more inside]
posted by WizKid on Feb 26, 2008 - 25 answers

How much dirt can I haul in a Ford Ranger?

How much dirt can I safely haul in a Ford Ranger? [more inside]
posted by worstkidever on Jan 17, 2008 - 11 answers

Help us get our crappy cars fixed.

Where in Chicago can I get the brakes on a '99 VW Jetta and '98 Ford Escort replaced reliably and cheaply? [more inside]
posted by santojulieta on Jan 17, 2008 - 3 answers

"Ma'am, if you didn't have a vagina, these repairs would cost you considerably less."

[Automotive-Repair-Filter]: I dropped off my car at the dealership for it's scheduled maintenance and to have some loudness checked out. Now I'm being told that despite wheel-bearings being the noise-culprit, my car needs $1000+ worth of repairs. Am I getting shafted? [more inside]
posted by numinous on Jan 14, 2008 - 27 answers

What to these take-off parts fit?

Can you help me figure out what model of Ford Pick-up truck these parts can fit? (links to large pictures of parts and serial numbers inside) [more inside]
posted by ShawnStruck on Jan 3, 2008 - 5 answers

How do I find these mirrors & will this other mirror fit?

Will this replacement side-view mirror fit my Ford van? I have been researching for days and can't find an answer. [more inside]
posted by damehex on Oct 19, 2007 - 3 answers

Help Me, AskMe Click & Clack!

Help me diagnose my car's weird lurching problem. This is mostly for curiosity's sake, as I do plan on taking it to the mechanic tomorrow or Saturday. But I sort of want to know what I'm in for. [more inside]
posted by rossination on Aug 23, 2007 - 22 answers

Help this 1993 Ford Probe start!

Help this 1993 Ford Probe start! [more inside]
posted by gregschoen on Aug 9, 2007 - 12 answers

Learning stick is the easy part.

I have a 1964 (and a half) Mustang. The only problem is that it has not run since 1981. It has been on blocks in the garage. How much would it cost me to get it on the road again? [more inside]
posted by thetenthstory on Jun 26, 2007 - 9 answers

Exhaust pipes for 1985 Thunderbird

When buying exhaust flex pipes like these, to fit over an H-pipe with a diameter of 2.5", would you buy the flex pipes with the 2.5" outlet diameter or do you need something bigger? [more inside]
posted by Venadium on Jun 2, 2007 - 1 answer

Ford! You 'ol scoundrel!

I have heard that during the 20's when capitalism was hot shit, many municipalities decided to privatize their public transit systems. The legend goes that Ford bought up a bunch and promptly shut them down. True or false? Couldn't find anything on google or snopes.
posted by nihlton on May 23, 2007 - 14 answers

Do Fords really have solid steel frames?

I had an auto accident a while back in a Taurus where a huge truck got crushed against my passenger-side while I drove away with just a dent. The truck's front was completely crushed and it was towed away. I figured it was just luck that my car wasn't damaged much, but I recently read in a Ford brochure that their cars have solid steel frames which may be why my car was okay. Is the "solid steel frame" a marketing thing or really a unique feature of Fords?
posted by tasty on May 17, 2007 - 10 answers

If we only knew.

0% Ford Financing - will we see it again? [more inside]
posted by ok on May 10, 2007 - 9 answers

What is the tightening sequence for my oil leaking car?

Valve Cover Tightening Sequence for a 1991 Ford Escort GT? [more inside]
posted by gregschoen on Apr 4, 2007 - 12 answers

My car's get up and go, done gone up and went

What is causing my engine to cut out when I come to a stop? [more inside]
posted by jaybeans on Mar 21, 2007 - 16 answers

Lights come on, Audio goes out

Car Audio Filter: I have a 2003 Ford F-150 with audio that drops out completely. The receiver still works when the audio goes out, just no audio from any of the speakers. The audio does return (so I don't think its a faulty speaker). [more inside]
posted by unceman on Mar 16, 2007 - 9 answers

How is the Climate Control wired in a Mercury?

I'm installing an aftermarket stereo in my 2000 Mercury Grand Marquis, and now the Climate Control won't turn on. [more inside]
posted by Uther Bentrazor on Feb 1, 2007 - 2 answers

Truck air compressor busted?

The air compressor on my 2002 Ford Ranger is making a really loud clicking sound every ten seconds when the heater or AC is turned on. The mechanic says this is normal. Is this normal? [more inside]
posted by worstkidever on Dec 28, 2006 - 7 answers

My wiper-wiper-wiper blades died!

My wiper-wiper-wiper blades died! [more inside]
posted by I_Love_Bananas on Nov 9, 2006 - 10 answers

Wheels on 1963 Ranchero

What was the original size wheels/tires that came on the 1963 Ford Ranchero? Thanks in advance!
posted by drleary on Oct 20, 2006 - 6 answers

Power steering repair on a Ford F150?

Do I have any shot of fixing my 1984 Ford F150 power steering leak on my own? [more inside]
posted by true on Aug 30, 2006 - 3 answers

Ford Pickups

I was just reading about how those massive, gas-hogging Ford F-350 etc pickup trucks are the bestselling "cars" in the United States, by a huge margin. While this seems absurd during $3 a gallon gas, I wonder when this started becoming the case that pickup trucks were the top sellers. This is just anecdotal, but it seems to me that in the 1970s the only people who drove the then quite smaller pickup trucks were people who used them for work. I can't quite believe there are that many independent contractors in the US who need to buy these outsized vehicles. As they suffer (most seemingly quite rightfully) at the pump, does anyone know where to find historical car sales data -- i.e., when did Ford pickups become the most popular car in America?
posted by dearleader on Apr 19, 2006 - 25 answers

1966 Ford F100 Value

I need help determining the private party value of a 1966 longbed Ford F100 pickup and advice on selling it. [more inside]
posted by weretable and the undead chairs on Nov 18, 2005 - 7 answers

How do I replace a part on my car on my own?

The other night, a part of my car fell off. How should I replace it and could I do it myself? [more inside]
posted by grabbingsand on Jul 18, 2005 - 11 answers

How to remove a 98 Contour driver door panel.

How do I remove the interior driver door panel on a 1998 Ford Contour? [more inside]
posted by whatisish on Jun 2, 2005 - 3 answers

Solid rear axle on a Mustang.

The new Ford Mustang, just like the last one, "features" a solid rear axle. Ford (and her enthusiasts) claim that such a design is for "performance reasons." Is this plausible? [more inside]
posted by Kwantsar on May 16, 2005 - 12 answers

Alternate seats for 2000 Ford Explorer

Anyone know of a source for third-party/aftermarket seats that can be safely installed in a 2000 Ford Explorer Sport? The "factory" seats in the truck aren't very ergonomic at all, and give my wife pretty bad back pain even on moderate (~150 mile) drives. She's got a 1200-mile trip coming up in two weeks, and I'd love to find a solution other than "keep using a lumbar support pillow" which is barely adequate. My Internet searches haven't turned up anything at all, and a "truck accessories" shop I went to in Austin (I'm now in Houston) said "Sorry, we can't help you."
posted by mrbill on Apr 18, 2005 - 9 answers

Car Stalling

Because I'd Rather Ask You Asshats Than Call Click & Clack: Unexplined car stalling: '96 Taurus, after driving a long time in warm weather, when idling (more under the hood) [more inside]
posted by wendell on Dec 21, 2004 - 19 answers

Preparing for a Road Trip

Road trip help please! Can my car survive a 7 hour drive? And what I can do to improve survivability? (more inside) [more inside]
posted by mcsweetie on Feb 10, 2004 - 8 answers

Page: 1 2