The 8-inch Ford rear axle was used from the early 1960s to 1980 in small and mid-size passenger cars with six- and small-block V-8 engines. The 8-inch rear axle looks very much like the popular Ford 9-inch rear axle. Both axles use a third member that contains the differential, which is made up of the ring and pinion gear, spider gears and various bearings. The third member fits in a banjo-type axle housing that does not have a rear cover.
While Ford's 351M and 400M engines (as used in F-150s of this vintage) may have gotten something of a bad rap over the years, their basic architecture does hearken back to the company's legendary Cleveland block. Essentially, a Cleveland block and heads with Windsor internals, the 351 "modified" engine is in some ways the best of both worlds. After all, that's the same basic recipe used for Boss 302s (except for the Windsor block), and you'll have a hard time finding anything bad to say about that.
The Ford-New Holland 1920 with an optional 7308 loader was part of the Twenty Compact Series of utility farm/agricultural tractors. Ford-New Holland produced the model 1920 tractor from 1987 to 2000. The company produced the 1920 tractor after Ford's tractor division purchased New Holland in 1986. The 1920 model replaced the Ford-New Holland 1910 and was a larger version of the Ford 1720 model. The 1920's retail price in 2000 was $15,500.
A Ford Mustang Vehicle's Identification Number, or VIN, provides a wealth of information on the car. Deciphering the VIN is an easy task, since there are innumerable hard copy and online sources that decode Mustang VINs. Decoding a VIN provides car owners with the make, model, place of manufacture, original color, interior trim, engine and transmission data.
Heavy-duty cars and trucks need heavy-duty engines to power them. With eight cylinders and 7.3 liters of volume, the PowerStroke diesel engine certainly fits the bill. The PowerStroke has 275 horsepower and weighs nearly 1,000 pounds. It also has 525 pound-feet of torque. An engine that hefty can burn through gas quickly, emphasizing the need to maintain good gas mileage for your vehicle.
The 1998 Ford F150 pickup truck marked the 50th anniversary of the F-Series. Ford didn't launch any specific models to commemorate the F-Series, but the year before, it presented a completely restyled truck that featured Ford's aerodynamic "jelly bean" curves characteristics of its passenger cars. The truck's straight, muscular lines disappeared and the F150 took on a softer, more feminine look that was a hit with buyers. The 1998 F150 featured three engine choices.
The 1990s were an important time for V-10 engines, marking a resurgence of a configuration that had once been the sole providence of supercars and foreign exotics. Ford's Modular engine, introduced in 1991, has lived up to its name in spades by expanding from a milquetoast 281 cubic inch V-8 all the way to the thumping 413 cubic inch Triton V-10. While undoubtedly powerful and versatile, the Triton isn't exactly the fuel economy champ of its family, especially when pared with the massive F-250 chassis. Still, boosting your truck's road-thriftiness need not necessarily mean killing its fun factor.
The Toyota Camry has had problems with the traction control system and has seen recalls from the manufacturer for model years 2005 through 2010. The trac control system was first introduced by Toyota on the 1994 Turbo Supra, but was expanded to include the Camry and Avalon in 1997. The system prevents wheel spin during sudden acceleration and controls drive-wheel braking to prevent loss of control on slippery roads.
The 2005 Ford F250 is equipped with an on-board diagnostics port which allows a user to connect a scanning tool and retrieve engine fault codes. This diagnostic feature can help a mechanic or owner pinpoint the cause of problems. There are several ways to obtain a code reading, from having codes read by a professional shop to purchasing a scan-tool to read codes yourself.
The 2006 model year spelled what seemed to be the end for the once-famed Taurus model, as the Five-Hundred took its place in 2007. In a strange twist, Ford removed the Five-Hundred name in 2008 and replaced it with the Taurus name. The 2006 Taurus' first major service mark is the 60,000-mile mark. Performing this maintenance at the prescribed mileage helps keep the Taurus running strong.
The 1998 Ford F-150 came standard with a 205-horsepower, 4.2-liter V-6 engine and had two V-8 engines available as options: a 220-horsepower, 4.6-liter and a 235-horsepower, 5.4-liter V-8. The firing order on these engines is the order in which the cylinders are supposed to receive spark. When you perform a tune-up or any other repair that involves removing any spark delivery component, you must set the firing order according to Ford's specification. This is why, when changing plugs or plug wires, you should change one at a time, to maintain the correct firing order.
The Laser was a compact car sold by Ford in Japan, Australia, New Zealand and some parts of South America and Africa between 1980 and 2001. As part of a cooperative venture by Ford and Mazda, the Laser was based on the Mazda Familia/323 platform, and it shared development with Ford's own Escort for parts of its history.
The luxury Ford F-150 Lariat is the top trim level for the pickup truck. The 2011 F-150 Lariats feature a wide range of standard equipment that is available only as options on standard F-150s. Ford also offers specific option packages for the Lariat models. In 2011, the Lariat was among 10 trim choices. All 2011 Lariats have a base 5-liter V-8 engine, with a turbocharged EcoBoost V-6 available as an option.
Hollander numbers describe a system used by the Hollander Interchange Manual that links vehicle part numbers with vehicle parts that are interchangeable. Car enthusiasts use a Hollander manual to look up a part number and car they are working on to find parts that will perform the same function when replaced or modified. The numbers lead to a variety of parts options, often to find cheaper solutions, and also are used to sell parts online and for inventory at auto salvage yards.
The Ford Model T perhaps accomplished more during its 18-year production run than any other North American-based automobile. It brought an inexpensive mass-produced car to the blue-collar consumer in an era when the 200 automakers vied for a mostly wealthy market. Curiously, the early Model Ts differed little from the later models. Founder Henry Ford believed that since more than half the cars on the road by 1920 were Model Ts, there was no reason to change it.
The 1968 Ford Torino GT was the top trim level of the intermediate-size Ford Fairlane. Ford produced the Fairlane from 1962 to 1972, and introduced the Torino versions in 1968. The roles reversed in 1970 when the Torino received its own nameplate while the Fairlane became a subseries of the Torino. The Torino GT, especially the Sportsroof, or fastback, model, featured performance options. However, the conventional four-door versions sold better.
Having the ability to tow a trailer makes your 2004 Ford Ranger pickup truck even more versatile. But trailer towing places an extra load on your six-cylinder-powered Ranger's brakes, transmission, engine, axle and suspension. Ford set restrictions for the maximum allowable trailer weight your truck can carry. Exceeding these limits may damage your truck.
The 1996 model year was a banner year for Ford's seminal Bronco, primarily in that it was the last. Aside from some new trim and turn signals integrated into the rear-view mirrors, the last Broncos were little-changed from those produced since 1992; this includes fuel economy specs as well as those that pertain to hardware.
The compact Ford Ranger has been a convenient go-to vehicle for light-duty towing and hauling for many years. Its small size and good fuel economy make it a perfect choice for buyers who need to haul occasional cargo but don't want a big, bulky pickup truck. The Ranger is known for offering a measure of real-truck capability in a small package, especially when equipped with V-6 power.
The Ford Focus debuted during the 2000 model year. The Focus ushered in a new era for compact car design from Ford. Prior to 2000, the brand had offered different compact-size models in different markets, which was fundamentally at odds with the streamlined production ideals of company founder, Henry Ford. The Focus gave Ford a global platform for sale in all markets.
The 1996 model year ushered in a new era for Ford's iconic Taurus. The Taurus was fully redesigned for 1996 with curvaceous styling utilizing oval styling cues throughout the body. The wagon was only offered in GL and LX trims, while the sedan was also offered in entry-level G and performance-oriented SHO trims.
The 1973 Ford Mustang was the last of the big Mustangs before the company switched the all-American muscle car's platform, in 1974, to a Pinto subcompact platform, in an effort to provide a sporty, but fuel-efficient car during the 1970s gasoline shortages. The era of the muscle car ended in 1971; by 1973, consumers could only get bloated, underpowered versions of the brawny older siblings such as the Boss 302 and Boss 429 motors.
The Ford Motor Company produced only two models for 1936: the 48 and 68 Series. Both cars were carry-overs from 1935 with the same basic body styling, but with modest upgrades. Both models featured numerous body styles and sold well despite Ford falling behind Chevrolet in overall sales. The Fords came in standard and deluxe trim levels.
In 1991, Ford saw it time to replace the aged Ford Bronco II. The company did so with the release of the Ford Explorer, a compact SUV based on the Ranger platform. The 1991 Explorer came equipped with a 155-horsepower, 4.0-liter V-6 engine. The Explorer Sport first arrived in the SUV's inaugural year as simply a trim level of the two-door Explorer. By time 2003 rolled around, the Explorer Sport had separated itself from the other Explorers as its own model and "XLS" was the base trim level of this model.
Henry Ford mainstreamed the process of automobile manufacturing, using an assembly line to mass-produce cars. The Model T made the car less of a luxury and more of a means of transportation for the everyday man. Ford's 1995 model year lineup reflects a range of cars for a variety of customer's needs, showing that Henry Ford's philosophy still lived on, more than 90 years after the first Model T hit the American roads.
The 2000 Ford F-250 four-wheel-drive pickup truck was part of the first generation of "Super Duty" trucks. The Super Duty models were still in production in 2011. Ford designed the Super Duty as a commercial truck with a gross vehicle weight rating of more than 8,500 pounds. However, owners also purchased these models as family vehicles or for light-duty household work. The F-250s are the smallest of the F-250 to F-750 range of commercial trucks.
The Ford flathead V8 was designed and first manufactured in 1932 during the golden age of the automobile. The same year that the flathead was introduced, Ford unveiled the Model B and Model 18 vehicles to consumers. While these automobiles were nearly identical in almost every way, the Model B came standard with a four-cylinder motor and the Model 18 was equipped with the flathead V8. This engine design continued into the early 1950s in the U.S. and well into the 1970s in Europe.
The 2001 Ford F-150 Supercrew was a full sized pickup truck that came in seven different trim levels. Among these trim levels were two- and four-wheel-drive versions of the XLT, Lariat, King Ranch and the four-wheel-drive Harley Davidson Edition. When they came out, the 2001 Supercrew models retailed for between $26,915 and $34,405. In 2011, Kelley Blue Book values these trucks between $7,800 and $11,950.
General Motors' Chevrolet division developed its in-line six-cylinder engines much later than its competitors, focusing instead on economical in-line four-cylinder versions. However, for the 1929 model year, Chevy introduced GM's first mass-produced straight six with the marketing campaign of giving Chevy owners "a six for the price of a four." Nicknamed the "Stovebolt Six" because the engine bolts looked like the bolts of a wood-burning stove, the small engine laid the foundation for future Chevy sixes.
Ford redesigned the F-250 for the 2008 model year. Also for 2008, Ford offered the Stampede Edition F-250. The Stampede Edition Ford F-250 is a special version Super Duty F-250. The Stampede was available in the crew cab (four side doors) style.
A car battery is the heart of a car's electric system and is vital for a car to start and run properly. Regular checks of your car's battery are necessary to ensure dependable vehicle operation. Most Japanese car manufacturers, such as Toyota, use Panasonic Ca-Expanded type automotive batteries. The 2002 Toyota Highlander uses a Panasonic brand battery; knowing the specifications on this type of car battery will help increase its longevity.
Although the Milwaukee-based Allis Chalmers' manufacturing history dates back to 1814, it did not begin producing farm equipment such as the 917 tractor until 1914. After producing many innovations in farm equipment and becoming one of the largest manufacturers in the United States, Allis Chalmers was forced to sell its farm equipment division to Germany's K-H-Deutz AG in 1985.
The Toyota Highlander is equipped with an engine control module (ECM) that acts as the vehicle's brain. When this component fails, it can cause the engine and transmission to operate improperly, as the sensors on the engine and trannsmission can no longer communicate.
The 2002 Toyota Highlander is a crossover sport utility vehicle. By virtue of its status as a mid-size upscale SUV, owners can heavily accessorize it to either add luxury and convenience touches or dress it up as an off-road truck-like vehicle. The Highlander, which debuted in 2001, offers owners the best of both worlds. As a crossover, it sits on a luxury Lexus RX frame. It rides like an automobile but looks rugged enough for off-roading. The reality is that few owners will take their Highlander off-road, but they can accessorize it to give that impression.
The Ford-New Holland model 1715 was manufactured by Shibaura. This farm and agricultural grade tractor was produced from 1992 to 1997 with a sticker price of $11,500 in 1997. The 1715's oil capacity was 4.9 liters.
The Allis Chalmers HD11B was a standard heavy-duty bulldozer equipped with a front blade for moving debris and earth. Allis Chalmers manufactured it between 1955 and 1965. The HD11 series tractors from the HD11A through HD11E are virtually identical with only minor cosmetic variations.
You can turn your tractor into a fork lift in two simple ways so that it can be utilized to handle goods on pallets or shipping containers that are designed to be moved with pallet forks. If your tractor is equipped with a front-end loader, a set of compatible pallet forks can be acquired and fitted. If your tractor does not have a loader, you can acquire a dedicated fork-lift attachment that is carried on the tractor's three-point linkage.
Built in France during 1963 and 1964, the Allis-Chalmers FD5 was a two-wheel-drive agricultural tractor built at the company's Vendeuvre-sur-Barse plant about 100 miles southeast of Paris. Powered by a three-cylinder, 247-cubic-inch engine, the model produced 50 horsepower at 1,800 rpm.
The 2003 Ford F-150 Lariat has a 4.6-liter eight-cylinder engine. The truck also included standard features such as 17-inch chrome steel wheels, a rear defogger, power mirrors, leather seating, a folding rear seatback, cruise control, front door pockets, privacy glass, power steering, 12-volt front power outlets and a cargo area light. It can be difficult to troubleshoot issues with the Lariat because the truck has several systems and parts. A burning odor or rotten egg smell are two issues that can be eliminated through troubleshooting.
All vehicle engines need regular tune-ups to maximize performance and increase their lifespan. To tune a vehicle properly, it is necessary to know that vehicle's tuneup specifications. Conduct research to ensure the appropriate parts are used and the proper steps are followed.
If your vehicle indicates there is a problem, it will give you a code on its computer. You then must decipher the code to know what the problem is. If you are experiencing problems with your 1985 Ford Mustang and want to troubleshoot it, you will have to locate the computer.
Ford's F-350 pickup truck outfitted with the gasoline V10 engine is one of the most versatile and powerful pickup trucks on the road. Already capable of towing incredible loads, there are few modifications necessary to make the F-350 capable of hauling more, but there are loads of modifications that can improve the appearance of the F-350, as well as make its V10 engine more powerful. Of particular interest are suspension lifting kits, which dramatically improve the muscular good looks found only on the F-350 V10, as well as cold air induction kits, which allow the big V10 engine to breath…
The Ford F-100 was the last medium-sized pickup truck made by Ford before the F-150 came to dominate their truck lineup. Lowering a F-100 is a great way to increase it's road handling and to make it look better. By lowering the suspension, the truck will hug the ground more in the corners and not roll as much. However, lowering the F-100 requires two different kinds of suspension components because the front uses regular coil suspension while the rear is a leaf-spring suspension setup.
The vehicle skid control system, or VSC, comes standard on the 1998 Lexus GS series, including the GS400. The VSC system is designed to make the GS400 safer, particularly in bad driving conditions, such as rain or snow.
The Ford Ranchero series was produced from 1957 through 1979. With a wide grille on the front, the 1974 model displays basically the same design as any Ranchero produced after 1973. Restoring one of these models will require time and patience. It is not a project to be undertaken over the course of an afternoon. Depending on the condition of your car, you might have to set aside a number of months to restore it properly. The result, however, will be well worth the effort when you have one of these classics parked outside your house.
A Mustang computer code depends on the model and year of the vehicle. The Engine Control Module's (ECM) calibration code is the computer identifier of the vehicle. Because of the vast array of models and years of manufacture, it is essential that the correct combination of characters and digits is identified. The code is simply a two-digit numeric range, such as 87-93; a three character alphanumeric code like A3M or A9L; a four-character code, such as H4M3; or three letters and a single number, such as XSH1.
The 2001 Ford F-350, one of Ford's heavier and more powerful "Super Duty" pickup trucks, came standard with a towing package that gave it a maximum towing capacity of 11,500 pounds, and a maximum payload (the total weight the truck can carry) of 5,225 pounds.
There were two transfer cases available on Chevy trucks in 1979. New Process made both gear boxes. Although first introduced in the early 1970s, the strength and durability of these gear boxes make them popular with off-road enthusiasts in 2011.
Heating a van is dictated by the type of van and the purpose of the heat. For example, heating a family van or minivan means turning on and adjusting the auto's heater. A cargo van may need a heater placed in the cargo area to keep the contents warm. A conversion (also known as a camper-van) van requires a heater that warms the camping and sleeping quarters without draining the oxygen in the confined space.
The Taurus is a model of car produced by the Ford Motor Company in the United States. This line has been in production since 1986. Depending on the year and make of the Ford Taurus you own, it will have either manual or power windows. If you would like to get the window(s) up in your Ford Taurus, you can easily do so by understanding how the window system works.
When you think of fuel efficiency in trucks and being eco-friendly, chances are that you don't think of a Ford Ranger Pick-up. However, it is possible to convert the standard Ranger into a hybrid, or even an electric-only vehicle that better meets the standards above. The process isn't easy, and it does require someone who is dedicated to cars and electronics, so many people choose to have the conversions done by professionals.
A 1978 Ford Bronco has a carbureted engine, with a mechanical fuel pump on the engine. Inside the gas tank sits the fuel pick up tube, which the fuel pump uses like a straw to suck out the fuel from the tank. Over time, this pickup tube can corrode and get damaged, and if it does, then the fuel can't get to the engine. To find out if your fuel pickup tube is damaged, you need to drop the gas tank and remove the fuel pickup.
The Ford Fiesta is equipped with folding rear seats. This is very convenient as you can easily increase your trunk space when it is needed. The seat is locked into place and released by what is known as a seat catch. Depending on your model of Fiesta, the seat catch has two different mechanisms. In the event that your seat catch breaks, your back seat will not lock into place. You can remove and replace the catch by following the instructions below.
Ford Motor Company manufactures a variety of cars, trucks, sport utility and commercial vehicles. The Ford 455 Backhoe, also known as a tractor loader, may also be identified as a Ford New Holland 455c model.
Ground effects are custom body parts that allow you to transform a moderately conservative vehicle into a rolling work of art. Also called body kits, these collections of exterior products enhance the vehicle's basic design while improving aerodynamics. You can customize your stock Ford E-150 with stylish ground effects. Typical ground effects for the E-150 are custom front bumpers, rear bumpers, spoilers, side skirts, roof wings and guards for the front, rear and side of the vehicle.
Vehicles equipped with 4 x 4 abilities, such as the 2002 Ford Escape, can also have varying options for the rest of the car's assembly, including the drivetrain. Every model differs in regard to their options, such as the type of differential.
The Lincoln Navigator (which is just a Ford Expedition with a different grill) is a luxury Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) sold by Ford that uses an innovative four corner leveling system to ensure the SUV has a comfortable ride over the bumpiest of roads. It accomplishes this feat through the use of air suspension, using air bags instead of normal springs. These air bags can be selectively inflated or deflated to give a better ride. However, this air suspension setup is considerably more complex than a normal spring suspension so troubleshooting is often necessary.
Ford has plants for building cars around the world, with divisions in France, Britain, Germany and Italy. European specifications are a little different than American specifications. Escort station wagons were made for a European market from 1975 through 2000.
While there aren't very many steps required to lower a 1977 Ford F100, it is still a challenging customization project. The available kits to lower the suspension utilize drop I-beams to maintain ride quality in the old Ford trucks. They are considerably more expensive than traditional lowering methods, such as heating or cutting spring coils, but have the advantage of maintaining the proper camber/caster that is required for the truck to drive correctly while providing even wear across the surface of the tires.
Vehicle stability control is an option on some models of the Toyota Camry. Sometimes people get confused between traction control (TC) and vehicle stability control (VSC). TC is to keep your wheels from spinning on slippery surfaces. VSC helps prevent skidding and loss of control. Some Camry model years came with a switch to turn off the TC, in case the vehicle is stuck on ice, but there is no switch to disable the VSC.
The Ford F250 was introduced in 1999. The truck fell into the category of "Super Duty," and was a full-sized pickup. The F250 was equipped with a powerful engine that delivered constant power to the wheels.
Ford's late 1970s era F-100 pickup truck provides a solid basis for modification. The Ford trucks of this era shared front-end designs with the Broncos and are popular with enthusiasts due to their easy-to-locate parts and user-friendly modifications. This particular Ford truck can be modified into a street ride or into an off-road truck depending on your preferences. You will need to make a few basic decisions before you actually begin the customization process, but once you have your custom truck designed you will have your very own 1978 Ford F-100 pickup.
Spending hundreds of dollars on repairs to fueling components damaged by poor, or erratic, fuel pressure can be annoying, to say the least. Diesel engines and diesel fueling components, such as injection pumps, require a constant supply of fuel from the vehicle's tank. Major components will eventually fail if low fuel pressure becomes a long term issue. However, a fuel pressure gauge or warning light generally alerts drivers before things get critical. Drivers can then stop operating their vehicle before the lack of fuel flow causes major damage.
The fuel pump in your car is responsible for managing the state of the fuel system between the gas tank and your diesel engine. Checking the fuel pressure of the pump is necessary when you think your car is not receiving an adequate amount of fuel depending upon your throttle positioning. Examine and determine this with a fuel pressure gauge.
The Ford Escape is a compact sport-utility vehicle offered by Ford since 2001. The task of troubleshooting your Escape can be time-consuming and frustrating unless you utilize a diagnostic code scanner. Your Escape is equipped from the factory with an onboard diagnostic computer known as the OBD2, which will output unique error codes when specific electrical and mechanic components of your Escape are failing.
The 2001 Powerstroke is a diesel engine designed and manufactured by Ford Motor Company. The Powerstroke can be found in the 2001-year model of F-series Super Duty pickup trucks. When you suspect a fuel related problem with your Powerstroke, it's important to check the engine's fuel pressure.
Ford Motors produced the Fairlane Ranchero in 1967. Valued by collectors as a car-truck hybrid, knowing the original specifications -- such as fuel capacity -- is essential to restorers and customizers.
Tests of a vehicle's charging system in years past involved a few components, including the battery, alternator and voltage regulator. In later-model vehicles, such as the 2002 Ford Windstar, the voltage regulator has been integrated into the alternator and therefore doe not require testing. There are three testing procedures for the charging system -- from the battery, from the alternator and from the lighter or power outlet.
Ford sold the 1965 F-100 pickup truck with both 6.5-foot and 8-foot pickup beds, as either a Flareside (with fenders protruding at the rear) or Styleside (with straight sides). Customers could also buy the truck with a platform or stake bed or as a chassis and cab only. Today's F-100 owners can align their trucks by adjusting camber, caster and toe settings.
In Ford's words, the 1987 Aerostar van was intended "to do more." Ford Motor Company's first introduction into the minivan market was in the summer of 1985, and was available as a passenger van and a cargo van. Both the driver and the cargo were considered in the 1987 model design. The front bucket seats were designed for the comfort of the driver and the computer-aided design of the instrument panel gave the driver easy access to the controls. The cargo space was the largest offered to date.
Ford's 4.9-liter inline-six cylinder engine is one of the most enduring in automotive history with a production run lasting from 1965 to 1996. Despite some minor tweaking throughout its production run, the 300-cubic inch displacement truck motor retained the same bore and stroke measurements of 4.00 inches and 3.98 inches, respectively. The 1-5-3-6-2-4 firing order remained the same throughout its production run as well.
In 1983, Ford introduced a more compact, trimmed-down version of their F-Series full-size pickup trucks. They called it the "Ranger" and made it available with a four- or six-cylinder engine. Ford also offered a four-speed automatic or five-speed manual transmission in the Ranger. In 1984, they introduced the XLS, XLT and Ranger S models. A larger 2.8-liter V-6 engine option was also introduced.
The Toyota Highlander is a midsize sport utility vehicle that features all-wheel-drive, an automatic transmission, third-row seating in several creature comfort options. Standard safety options include a tire pressure monitoring system, air bags and a vehicle stability control system. Certain vehicle malfunctions may impede the vehicle stability control system, causing the "VSC" light to appear on the dashboard. Resetting the VSC warning light that appears on your vehicle's dashboard may be possible by performing a simple repair.
Allis-Chalmers' bright orange farm tractors, backhoes and industrial equipment were ubiquitous throughout the North American agricultural landscape. The tractor maker produced about 120 models from 1910 to 1985.
Ford Econoline E150 ground effects can enhance the appearance of your vehicle. In many cases, they can also help to improve the aerodynamics. Ground effects for the Econoline E150 can be purchased in either fiberglass or carbon fiber. They can be purchased in either full body kits or each item may be purchased separately. There are five different ground effects parts for the Econoline E150: front bumpers, rear bumpers, spoilers, side skirts, and guards.
With a third- and fourth-speed gear box and manually shifted transmission, the toploader transmission was designed for Ford cars. The toploader component parts includes a 10-bolt top cover to the case. The case measures 10.25 inches and includes a external shifter mounted on the side. Designed for high performance and durability, the toploader transmission was widely used over 15 years (1964 to 1982) in vehicles such as the Mustang, Mercury, Bronco and Cougar, to name a few.
The 1966 Ford Econoline van is a traditional panel van from the pre-minivan era. These vans are known for their lack of windows in the cargo area and stand apart from the designs influenced by the Dodge Grand Caravan and similar family-centric minivans. The 1960s era Econoline van can be a good basis or modification as its open cargo area allows much room for customization. These vans utilize standardized components from Ford's truck bin, so parts options are virtually limitless.
The Ford 300 is an in-line, six-cylinder engine. The small-block engine was released by Ford in 1965 on the F series pickup truck. Its last year of use was 1996; then it was replaced by larger eight-cylinder engines. You can purchase an incomplete or completely rebuilt Ford 300 engine on the aftermarket. Any installation, modification or upgrade should be done by a professional.
Transmissions are used to shift gears in an engine. The Toploader transmission was manufactured by the Ford Motor Company starting in 1964. It was used in most Ford vehicles from 1964 through 1973.
The Ford L6, inline six, was produced from 1965 to 1996 and was used to power Ford's small to mid-sized trucks. This engine varied in its performance capabilities during the years it was produced.
The Ford 445A is backhoe loader tractor designed for industrial use and is part of Ford's 445 line. A medium specification tractor, it was available over a period of four years. Ford also produced the larger 545A for those who wished to undertake heavier duty work.
The 4.2-liter V-6 engine in a Ford F150 is good trade-off between power and economy. It gets better fuel mileage than a V-8, yet has enough power for most hauling chores. Knowing the firing order of the engine is essential when servicing or troubleshooting the vehicle.
Ford Motor Company introduced its Econoline van in 1961. These vans were still being built in 2010 in a number of variations. Ford built a series of promotional vans, referred to as Transit 1, Transit 2 and Transit 3, to promote its Econoline van series. Each of these promotional vans was a hand-built race car made to look like an Econoline. In 1984, Ford built Transit 2, also known as "Supervan."
The Ford 300 got its name due to the fact that it is a 300-cubic inch engine. This is a fairly large engine that was used to power small and full-sized trucks
The Ford 240 engine has been around since the 1950s and has been offered in both six- and eight-cylinder versions. The 2004 Ford Mustang featured a six-cylinder 240 engine.
The Ford 200 cubic inch engine was produced from the mid-1960's to the mid-1970's and was used to power models such as the Mustang. This engine was capable of a high level of torque at low levels of revolutions per minute.
The original Toyota 22R engine was designed for use on pickup trucks. The engine's economical four-cylinder design makes it ideal for cars as well. You can purchase the completed engine or an incomplete version on the aftermarket.
Ford Motor Company produced the Ford 2910 farming and agricultural tractor from 1983 to 1989. In 1989, the manufacturer recommended sale price for the Ford 2910 was $16,000. Ford also produced a larger Ford 3910 and smaller Ford 2810 tractor.
The 2002 Ford Taurus was a mid-size family sedan that featured an aerodynamically designed body and a rounded front grille. Although it was first released with a front-wheel drive option, the later models also came with an all-wheel drive variant. The 2002 model was released in a variety of trims and models that catered to families looking for an economical and comfortable sedan. It was equipped with three powertrain options, but a standard drive ratio was released on all its variants.
Your 1999 Ford F-150, a sturdy vehicle with a 5.4-liter engine, can tow a trailer on camping trips or other vacations -- or when you simply want to move the trailer. The F-150 comes equipped with a towing ball, which allows you to attach cable to the trailer's towing hitch. Once you've made the connection, drive the speed limit and avoid sharp or sudden turns in your Ford F-150.
Whether you have a 1988 or 1996 Ford Festiva, replacing the head gasket in the automobile is a similar process. You will have to replace a head gasket for a number of reasons, including unclean bolts, damaged bolts, the wrong type of head gasket, or damage from an overheated engine. The head gasket is in the center of the cylinder head and engine block, so removal takes some time. This vehicle was also sold as the Ford Aspire in various markets after 1993.
The Australian Ford Falcon XR8's 5-liter V-8 engine originally debuted in the 2010 Ford Mustang in North America. The 5-liter V-8 replaced the 5.4-liter V-8 version, which did not meet updated emissions standards. The Falcon XR8 is not available in North America.
The 48 Series and 68 Series 1936 Ford cars shared the same frame and most mechanical components. The frame includes the rear axle, suspension system and brakes. The same frame served cabriolets, convertibles, five-window coupes, four-door sedans, roadsters and station wagons.
Most drivers -- if they have driven an ABS-equipped vehicle over slippery road surfaces -- have been the beneficiaries of the ABS system. ABS is short for antilock braking system. Vehicles with this system -- including the 1994 Ford Econoline -- probably have an ABS warning light.
Car transmissions transmit, appropriately enough, the rotational power from the engine to the wheels of the car. Gears are employed to adjust the rotation speed of the wheels in proportion to the rotation speed of the engine. Gear ratios determine the number of times the engine will spin for each rotation of the wheels (for example a 10-to-1 ratio will spin the wheels once for every 10 times the engine rotates).
The Ford Econoline Van was intended for moving people and cargo. Over the years Ford has kept its engine/transmission pairings simple, consistent and uniform. This has resulted in lower manufacturing and service costs for all of the Ford Econoline Vans.
Ford has manufactured a large variety of 2011 trucks, each with different wheelbases. The models included in Ford's truck series in 2011 are the F-150 Series, Super Duty and Rangers.
As of January 2011, the Ford E-Series of full-size trucks, formerly known as the Econoline, has experienced four generations of production. The third production cycle, notable for introducing a truck-like chassis, had no changes during its time period of 1975 to 1991, apart from redesigned body parts. Thus the 1985 E-150, the half-ton version of the van, retained the specifications that the vehicle had possessed for the past 10 model years.
The Ford Taurus is a popular American-made sedan. There are many other vehicles available that are similar to the Taurus. These cars are moderately affordable with a touch of luxury features, depending on the options chosen when the vehicle is purchased. The cars are designed to be functional and fuel-efficient, while being sleek and stylish at the same time.
The 5.0-liter fuel injection is in all 2011 models of the Ford Mustang GT. In addition to the standard Ford Mustang GT Coupe, the GT Premium Coupe, the GT Convertible and the GT Premium Convertible are also available, all of which differ in terms of standard and optional features. All Mustang GT models are identical in terms of technical specifications, with the exception of a convertible option.
The BW4407 is a part-time four-wheel-drive manual transfer case manufactured by Borg-Warner. It is used in Ford's heavy-duty F-series pickups. It has a large case in comparison to other Borg-Warner transfer cases and a bigger chain. The BW1356 is more commonly found in Ford pickups.
The 1979 Ford Bronco came standard with a top on the back that could be removed. This top turned the SUV into a kind of convertible, with the driver having no back panel behind him other than what became the bed of the vehicle. This is particularly nice during the summer months, when removing the top can be a kind of natural air conditioning for the cab. Removing the top isn't difficult, but it does take the help of a friend or two to lift the top off.
In 1957, Ford made distinct changes to the F-series trucks that made a huge impact. They created the Styleside -- a truck with a slab-sided cargo box (hidden fenders). Yes, Chevrolet, International, and Dodge also offered trucks in this body style. What Ford had that the others did not was more space in the truck bed. Compared to Flareside (visible fenders) trucks, the Styleside had 24 percent more cargo space than its competitors. This grabbed the attention of farmers and builders needing a work truck. Both the Styleside and Flareside are popular restoration projects, as they mark an important evolution…
The Ford 1710 is a farm and agricultural tractor distributed by the Ford Motor Company from 1983 to 1986. It has a Shibaura three-cylinder diesel engine that produces up to 26 horsepower with manual steering and two wheel drive. An optional four-wheel-drive model with power steering was also manufactured along with several attachments, which made the compact tractor an all-purpose tractor.
The Ford Mustang is a classic American muscle car that has always been respected for its power. The 2007 Ford Mustang deluxe and premium trims both have a V-6 engine, while the 2007 GT trims have a V-8 engine.
The Mustang has been manufactured by the Ford Motor Company since late 1964 and has used almost every transmission in Ford's arsenal. Manual transmissions, such as Borg Warner T10s and T5s, as well as Ford C4, C5 and AOD automatics have all been used in the Mustang; not to mention today's modern transmissions. Identification of individual transmissions is possible using the visual clues unique to each. Locating the transmission code on the Ford warranty plate and matching it with the codes used for that year will positively identify the transmission with which the vehicle was originally equipped.
If you plan on towing with your 2000 Ford F-150, you must consider the maximum tow capacity of the truck. The 5.4-liter engine was offered as an option on most F-150s built in 2000. The one exception is the Flareside, a two-wheel-drive truck that does not offer this engine as an option.
The 1999 Ford F150 was equipped with a 2.4-liter, 6-cylinder engine as standard equipment and made available with the 4.6-liter and the 5.4-liter, 8-cylinder engines as optional equipment. The 6- and 8-cylinder engines have different fastener tightening specifications, which ensure that the component's gasket seats properly and that the component does not warp or crack upon installation.
The Ford Motor Company produced the 1987 Ford E-150 as the half-ton version of a full-size van known as the E-Series, or Econoline (the other versions were the three-quarter-ton E-250 and the one-ton E-350). The '87 E-150 appeared during the van's third production cycle, which lasted from 1975 to 1991, and is best known for its truck-like chassis. The E-Series went virtually unchanged during each generation of production, and the third generation -- which included the '87 vans -- was no exception.
In 1993, Ford Mustang trim levels included the GT, LX and Cobra. While all models are equipped with a 5.0 liter engine, the LX is the only one of the three to offer a 2.3 liter option. The lower price point and better gas mileage make the LX a smarter option for many consumers. Conversely, the GT and Cobra come equipped with only a 5.0-liter engine with the Cobra offering the highest horsepower and manufacturer suggested retail price. Regardless of price, each of these three 5.0-liter 1993 Mustangs share specifications that make them similar in many ways.
Ford began manufacturing the E350 van, also known as the Econoline, in 1961. Part of Ford's E-series of full-size vans, the E350 was initially introduced as a compact van with a flat nose. It was eventually enlarged to a full-size van and given a truck-like front hood. It proved to be an extremely versatile and popular vehicle; by 2006, it had been the best-selling American full-size van for 26 years, according to the Ford Econoline History website. The 1987 E350 was part of the third generation of E350 vans that were produced from 1975 to 1991, and it remained virtually…
The 770 Loader was a tractor attachment manufactured by the Ford Motor Company between 1979 and 1986. The variants included the 770 Loader that was available on the 1300, 1500 and 1700 tractor models and the 770A and 770B, which were used on the 1310, 1510, 1710 and 1910 models. Each Ford 770 loader included a high breakout force and large bucket capacity for optimal performance on all seven models.
Dumpster trucks, also referred to as dump trucks, transport materials such as dirt, gravel and sand for construction. The truck typically comes with a hydraulic system that can tip the open bed up to empty the contents. Each dumpster truck has its own maximum payload rating and the tipping angle varies depending upon the truck.
The 1985 Ford E-150 "Econoline" are classic, old-style vans often converted into small, functional motorhomes by enthusiasts. The boxy, chunky design is countered by a spacious interior, robust engine and dual fuel tank system. Regular, original-style models can be enhanced with exterior paint, fenders and windows to create a more stylish mode of transport.
The Ford F-550 flatbed truck is the largest truck in the Ford Chassis Cab line. The Ford F-550 is a commercial truck often used by landscaping businesses. The weight specifications that follow are for the 2011 Ford F-550 flatbed truck.
Ford produced the full-size Bronco, a sport utility vehicle, between 1978 and 1996. During the almost 20 years of production the 1981 Ford Bronco had largely the same specifications. In the 1981 model year a four-speed overdrive manual transmission became available. In addition, the auto-locking hubs became standard equipment. In 1981 an optional snow plow package was offered for the first time.
The 1969 Ford F-100 was also called the Ford Resto Ranger. This pickup truck is an American classic and has been restored by Ford enthusiasts. Ford Motor Co. dropped the F-100 model and replaced it with the F-150 model.
Ford's compact Ranger pickup had replaced the Mazda-engineered Ford Courier in 1983 and evolved with only minor changes up through 1986, when the big news was the addition of the SuperCab, which added almost 17 inches to the cab's length. Rear vinyl jump-seats were optional. Power came from a 2.0-liter four-cylinder which produced 73 horsepower; California buyers got a 2.3-liter four-cylinder that made 90 horsepower. A 2.9-liter V-6 making 140 horsepower was available, as was a turbo-diesel four displacing 2.3 liters and producing 86 horsepower. Ranger S was the bargain-basement trim level, offered with the regular cab and a 6-foot…
The Ford Motor Company produced its 340A and 340B industrial tractors throughout most of the 1980s. The 340A was produced in 1983 and the 340B's production ran from 1984 to 1987. The tractors were medium-duty diesel-powered three-cylinder two-wheel drive vehicles. Both models could be equipped with front-end loader and backhoe attachments. Although the Ford 340A and 340B are all-purpose farm tractors, the attachments made them common equipment for cemetery digging and residential and light commercial construction work.
The Dodge 2500 is a full-size, half-ton truck. The 2011 model comes standard with a 5.7-liter Hemi, and is available as a regular, extended or crew cab with a 6-foot 4-inch bed or an 8-foot bed.
The Ford Motor Company manufactured two six-cylinder engines with two valves per cylinder -- the 300-cubic-inch (4.9-liter) inline six and the 4.2-liter V6. The durable Ford 300 debuted in 1965 and could achieve 300,000 miles before its first overall. The engine was manufactured for 31 years before the 4.2-liter Essex V6 replaced it for the 1997 model year. The Ford 300 powered heavy-duty vehicles. Ford's 4.2 liter engine powers trucks, vans and passenger cars.
Ford Motor Company first introduced the F-Series line of full-size pick-up trucks in 1948. The 1975 F-250 was a sixth-generation three-quarter ton model available with four- or five-speed manual transmission and a seating capacity for up to three passengers.
The Ford Toploader was a three- and four-speed manual transmission gearbox manufactured by the Ford Motor Company. Introduced in 1964 to replace the BorgWarner T-10, the transmission received its name from the location of its access plate, on top of the main casing instead of on the side. The 1965 three-speed manual transmission appeared in many models including the Mustang, Falcon and Fairlane.
The 1999 Ford Super Duty F-450 had a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $24,420 to $34,795 when it hit the marketplace. With two passenger doors and seating for three riders, the truck is a regular cab. It has a four-wheel-drive drivetrain with a five-speed manual transmission. The engine is a gasoline V-10, 6.8-liter. The fuel tank holds 36 gallons. The truck originally came with a basic three-year, 36,000-mile warranty.
Initially introduced as a competitor for the Jeep CJ-5 and International Harvester Scout, the Ford Bronco is an SUV that was produced by Ford from 1966 to 1996. The Bronco was a strong competitor for 30 years with other SUVs on the market. A full-size SUV, the Bronco can be used for towing and hauling cargo. Manufactured in Wayne, Michigan, the 1983 Ford Bronco has an exterior that is basic in appearance, the Bronco is a clean slate for adding custom options to enhance its appearance.
In recent years truck manufacturers such as Ford, General Motors and Dodge have offered a wider variety of consumer and commercial pickup trucks with regular, extended and crew cabs. Truck seats have also become more diverse, with several different seat styles replacing the traditional bench seating found in older trucks.
The 1987 Ford F-250 kicked off the eighth production cycle for the half-ton version of the Ford Motor Company's popular F-series of full-size pickup trucks. Ford split the truck into base and heavy duty (HD) models, two-wheel and four-wheel drive train options, and cab sizes consisting of a regular cab, super cab and flareside cab (Ford discontinued the flareside for the next model year).
Ford introduced the Taurus in 1986. The mid-size sedan went on to become the best selling car in the United States from 1992 to 1996. Its affordable price, aesthetic style and interior features made it appealing to many consumers. The 1991 model was the last of the first generation of the Ford Taurus. Car and Driver magazine included the 1991 Taurus on its annual "Ten Best Cars" list.
The Ford T18 transmission was produced by Borg-Warner between 1965 to 1991. The Borg-Warner T18 transmission replaced the earlier T98 transmission model in both Ford, Jeep and IH 1/2-ton, 3/4-ton and 1-ton heavy-duty trucks. There were two variants of the T18 transmission produced by Borg-Warner. It is advised to inspect the model number located beneath the top shaft cover before attempting to install a Jeep T18 transmission in a Ford vehicle.
In its fourth generation the Ford Econoline Van is still the best selling full size van, and has been for the last thirty years. Having 79.6 percent of its market, much of the Econoline's success can be attributed to the vast array of power plants that Ford has offered in the Econoline. When it started being manufactured in 1961, the original three-speed manual transmission was paired with a relatively small 144-cubic-inch, six-cylinder engine. The eight-cylinder engine was not introduced until the second generation of the Econoline, which was in 1968. In its fourth generation (introduced in 1992) what started off…
Ford introduced its full-size van, the Econoline, in 1960 and it has remained in production over the years. The 1995 Ford Econoline was offered in three sizes: E150, E250 and E350. The E150 version is the smallest of the group but still provides plenty of utility.
The 1999 Ford Explorer is a sport utility vehicle (SUV). In 1999, the Ford Explorer was America's best-selling SUV. The celebrated SUV featured three different engines with different torque specifications.
Ford Diesel engines are a popular alternative to gas-powered engines in vehicles that demand superb fuel economy and high levels of torque. Diesel engines produce the ultimate amount of horsepower and torque. Understanding the high power output of Ford Diesel engines allows you to choose which one is right for your needs.
Ford produced the 3400 from 1965 to 1975. The 3400 is an industrial tractor that was manufactured in Highland Park, Michigan, at a time when Ford was consolidating product lines and raising horsepower in many of their tractor models.
The 1995 Pontiac Grand Am came equipped with a 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine as standard equipment or a 3.1-liter six-cylinder engine as optional equipment. Although both engines feature a similar design, and in some cases use the same components, their torque specifications differ. Take care not to confuse the torque specifications of one engine with those of the other when performing major repair work.
The camshaft in the Ford Mustang GT with a 5.0 engine is the device that operates the engine valves--allowing them to open and close--signaling the process of combustion. Understanding the cam layout of the Ford Mustang GT enables you to understand how this vehicle produces its power.
In the 1840s, Allis Chalmers was founded in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and in 1914 the company began manufacturing farm equipment. In 1985, however, after struggling financially, the company sold the farm equipment division to K-H Deutz AG, a Germany company. In 1990, Deutz sold the division to AGCO. The Allis Chalmers 920 Diesel is a two-cylinder lawn tractor was produced between 1982 and 1985.
The 1997 model year is the last time Ford offered their heavy-duty F-250 pickup truck with a 460-cubic-inch (7.5-liter) engine. The engine was optional on the F-250 XL HD regular cab and SuperCab long bed. The 7.5-liter V-8 was the standard power plant in the F-250 XL HD SuperCab short bed and Crew Cab.
Ford manufactured the 2008 Ranger pickup truck in trim levels that came with upgrades such as four-wheel drive, an extended bed and a SuperCab or larger cab with four doors and two rows of seating. All of the 2008 Rangers came with tire pressure monitoring systems, mudguards, ABS brakes and front impact airbags for both the driver and front passenger.
The 1989 Ford Mustang is available in two trim levels: LX and GT. The Mustang LX is available as a two-door coupe, hatchback and convertible. Powering each 1989 Mustang LX is a four- or eight-cylinder engine. The eight-cylinder models are labeled LX 5.0, although its official displacement is slightly smaller.
The Windstar is a front-wheel-drive minivan that was produced by the Ford Motor Company from 1995 to 2003. The 2001 model, as outfitted, had certain original equipment manufacturer tire requirements. Select optional tire sizes were also permitted.
Classic American cars from the 1950s owed much of their distinctive looks to their interior styles and designs. For convertibles such as the two iconic Fairlane models, the Sunliner and the Skyliner, a fancy interior package was even more important to the overall style of the car. The top-of-the-line Ford convertibles came with either a soft top or traffic-stopping retractable hardtop. Standard and luxury sedans and station wagons rounded out the Fairlane offerings. According to ConceptCarz.com, customers could choose from more than 30 different color packages for the 1957 Fairlane models.
The Ford E-450 is part of Ford's E-Series -- a line of truck chassis and full-size fans. The E-450 is a commercial truck that is available in stripped chassis and cutaway models. Both the stripped chassis and the cutaway are available in 158-inch and 176-inch wheel base variations.
The Ford Fusion is a midsize car with competitors such as the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry, while the Ford Focus is a compact competing with models including the Toyota Corolla, Honda Civic and Chevrolet Cruze. Both cars are offered as four-door sedans. Ford discontinued the coupe version of the Focus for 2011. Standard equipment on the cars is similar, with exceptions such as an illuminated vanity mirror and trip computer in the Fusion.
If your Ford Ranger is acting up, spitting and sputtering, not wanting to stay running or stalling out, then it may be due to the gas you have put in it. Ford Rangers are prone to this.
The Ford Econoline (E-150) model of van was introduced in the 1960s and had a major redesign in 1975 that lasted through 1991. As of 2010, models of this van are still in production. This van is still the base model that most commercial delivery vans are built off of, and it shares many chassis and undercarriage elements with the F-series truck.
The first Ford V-8 was manufactured in 1932 and displaced 221 cubic inches. Ford replaced the engine's flat-head design in the early 1950s with an overhead-valve V-8 engine that was dubbed the Y-block. In 1962, Ford developed a new, lightweight cast iron small-block V-8 engine that was enlarged throughout the 1960s. In 1971 a 400 cubic inch version was introduced. When assembling Ford 400 engine components, all fasteners should be tightened to the correct torque.
Many tractor owners choose to increase the weight of the tractor by adding wheel weights. This is done to increase the tractor's overall traction which prevents the tractor from getting stuck in the mud. There are various ways to add weight to a tractor's rear wheels, such as metal one-piece wheel weights. You can build your own one-piece wheel weights with items found at many hardware stores for a low price. This can be much more cost-efficient than purchasing wheel weights.
In 1983, Ford released the Ranger as a replacement for the Mazda-manufactured Ford Courier. The Ford Ranger has gone through several generational changes and several appearance packages during its production life. In 1993, Ford added a new package to the Ranger, known as the Splash. The 1996 Ranger Splash came in two body types: regular cab and SuperCab.
The Ford Fiesta is a front-wheel drive subcompact car that is manufactured by Ford, marketed worldwide and built in Europe, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Venezuela, China, India and South Africa. The Ford Fiesta MK4 was the fourth generation model, which was produced from 1995 to 1999, and was available with 1.25-, 1.3-, 1.4- and 1.8-liter engines. These vehicles also included a recessed dashboard on the passenger side, Italian style and various UK trims for mass appeal.
Identifying 1999 Ford F-150 truck parts requires an understanding of Ford's part numbering system. Part number codes identify the vehicle model, year, general part number and specific designations exclusive to truck parts. Knowing what to look for in a Ford part number simplifies the process by eliminating unnecessary portions of the code. The number found on most Ford parts is the three-section engineering part number, consisting of the prefix, basic part number and an engineering designation. Not all parts are stamped with a part number but most are and can be identified by decoding this number.
The Ford Thunderbird was first produced in 1953. It was designed to be a luxury vehicle and was manufactured from steel instead of Fiberglas, unlike many other cars during this time. In 1968, Ford Motor Company introduced a brand new engine for the Thunderbird, a big block 429 cubic inch engine. Three trim styles were produced during this year, all featuring the 429 engine.
The 2010 Mustang GT was introduced during the 2008 Los Angeles International Auto Show. It was available as a V-6 coupe or a V-8 GT Coupe, with each having a Premium version. The V-6 featured a 4-liter engine, while the V-8 had a 4.6-liter engine. All versions were five-speed manual rear-wheel drives (RWD).
The Ranger is a compact pickup truck from Ford that was introduced during the 1983 model year. The 1989 Ford Ranger was produced in two cab styles, two bed lengths and the option of rear-wheel or four-wheel drive. Most models are powered by a four-cylinder engine, although four-wheel drive SuperCabs came with a larger V-6.
The Ford Escort debuted in the United States in 1981 and was initially available in a two-door hatchback and a four-door wagon style. The Escort name had already been in use for Ford cars in Europe, but the new version was aimed at the American consumer. The Escort Wagon was one of the first models dropped when, in 2000, the Escort line was replaced by the Focus.
Ford produced the 1970 Boss 302 engine specifically for its pony car, the Mustang. The Boss 302 incorporated a number of performance parts and upgrades over the standard 302, including high-volume aluminum intakes and canted-valve cylinder heads. The Boss 302 is a rare and highly sought-after engine as of 2010, as the American carmaker produced only about 8,600 of these power plants. Ford produced all Boss 302 engines between 1969 and 1971; the engines remained the same for all three years.
The Ford Ranger is a compact pickup truck available in two- and four-wheel-drive. The 1991 Ford Ranger was powered by a 2.3-liter, four-cylinder engine with additional performance available through optional 2.9-liter and 3.0-liter V-6 engines, each of which has a 9-to-1 compression ratio.
The Ford-New Holland 1320 tractor was produced from 1987 to 1998. The tractor is designed for farming and agriculture. The smaller version of the Ford-New Holland 1320 is the Ford-New Holland 1220 tractor. In 1998 the price of the tractor was $12,200. The Ford-New Holland 1320 is manufactured by Shibaura, whose factory is in Japan, according to Tractordata.com. The Ford-New Holland 1320 is distributed by Ford and belongs to the Twenty compact series of tractors.
Ford introduced the Windstar in 1995, placing it in the category shared by the Aerostar. Ford engineered the Windstar using the Taurus chassis design. The 2003 Windstar came in several trim levels. The base 2003 Windstar originally cost $23,070, according to the Cars website.
According to Ford tractor enthusiasts Robert N. Pripps and Andrew Morland, Ford Motor Company sold farm tractors for 80 years until 1995. The Ford 1220 tractor is a Twenty series compact tractor for farm and agricultural use, according to tractordata.com. It was manufactured for Ford by Japanese company Shibaura, from 1987 to 1999. The price for a new vehicle in 1999 was $12,000.
The Ford F100 was marketed for farmers, workers and everyday hauling as a basic truck. These trucks had an original factory price of $1,951 to $2,121, depending upon model and body type.
The 1966 Mustang was essentially a continuation of the 1965 model. In fact, almost all parts are interchangeable between the two model years. Some minor changes were made, such as a redesigned gas tank cap, new quarter-panel emblems and padded sun visors as standard equipment. In 1966, Ford continued to offer more optional equipment for the Mustang than was offered for most other cars at the time, with the goal of allowing customers to personalize the vehicle.
The Ford F-150 pickup truck is part of Ford's F-series, a term used to denote all Ford pickup trucks that have been produced since 1948. The F-150 is Ford's best-selling truck around the world and a perennial favorite among farmers, ranchers and contractors. The smoother styling of recent decades has also given the truck main-stream commuter appeal. Among the Ford truck lineup, the F-150 name refers to Ford's half-ton truck model, available in two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive. In 1983 the F-150 was available in an XLS trim, its upscale exterior trim package.
The 2011 Ford Fiesta sits atop of the "U.S. News and World Report" list of best affordable small cars. The publication cites an upscale, comfortable interior and excellent fuel mileage as reasons for its high marks. The 2011 Ford Fiesta offers five trim levels: S Sedan, SE Sedan, SE Hatch, SEL Sedan and SES Hatch.
The F-150 comes in three styles: Regular Cab, SuperCab and SuperCrew. The Regular Cab and SuperCab offer a 6 1/2-foot and 8-foot Styleside while the SuperCrew offers these and a 5 1/2-foot Styleside.
The gas mileage of a 1983 Ford Econoline E150 varies with motor size. Ford produced eight different engines for their Econoline E150 line in 1983.
The Mustang convertibles that were produced in 1992 were equipped with two doors and a 2.3-liter engine. Front-impact airbags were installed on both the driver and passenger sides.
Manufactured from 1987 until 1993, Ford's 1120 model is part of the company's 20-series of compact tractors. Manufactured by Shibaura, the 1120 is an agricultural tractor that was on the market for $9,000 in 1993. This model was distributed by Ford in between its tractor models 1110 and 1220 in the 20-series.
The Ford 1720 farm/agricultural tractor, manufactured by Shibaura, was distributed by Ford between 1987 and 2000. Shibaura was founded in 1950 by Toshiba and IHI, and began making compact tractors in 1961. The 1720 is part of the Ford 20-Series of compact tractors and falls between the Ford 1920 and 1520 in size. The price for the tractor was $14,000 in 2000.
The Windstar, Ford's entry in the minivan market, made its debut in 1995. The Windstar replaced the Aerostar in 1997, and was itself replaced by the Freestar in 2004. The Windstar was manufactured in Oakville, Ontario, Canada. The Windstar offered standard features such as dual airbags, anti-lock brakes and seven-passenger seating.
The Ford F-150 line of full-size trucks continues through the 2008 model year in its role as one of the most enduring pickups ever produced. For the 2008 model year the STX is a mid-range trim level.
The Ford Five Hundred debuted in 2005 as Ford's newest sedan. The 2006 Ford Five Hundred came in three different trim levels: SE, SEL and Limited. The Five Hundred only lasted a few years, as Ford eliminated it following the 2007 model year.
In 1967, the already popular Mustang 289, or GT, sports car had its first redesign. It became longer and wider, with rear tail scoops that are now a classic Mustang body style. There was also a revamped engine with more power, which greatly increased the Mustang's acceleration ability from zero to 60 miles per hour. A number of different specifications on the 1967 Mustang 289 affected its swift zero to 60 acceleration time.
The 300 L6 is, along with the shorter-stroke 240, Ford Motor Company's fourth generation of inline six-cylinder gasoline engines. Ford introduced the 300 in 1964 and produced it until 1996, for use in light and medium trucks, and also industrial applications such as generators and forklifts. Starting in 1983, the engine was known by its metric designation of 4.9 liter.
The Ford F-250 Super Duty pickup truck provides more power and hauling capacity than Ford's F-150 line. It also offers some additional interior features that were not available in previous years. The 2003 F-250 comes in three body styles: standard, extended and crew cab.
Allis-Chambers started as a manufacturer in the 1840s and entered the farm equipment field in 1914. As times changed, it had trouble competing in the global market and sold the farm division in 1985. In 1990, the company was sold once more and is now part of AGCO Inc. The Allis-Chalmers 2900 MKII Engine is one of many manufactured during the company's time of building farm equipment.
The Navigator was introduced in the 1998 model year, and it was Lincoln's first sport utility vehicle (SUV). As a fullsize SUV, the Navigator sought to combine the functionality of an SUV with the luxury associated with Lincoln. For the 1999 model year, two versions of the Lincoln Navigator were available: a rear-wheel-drive vehicle and a four-wheel-drive model. The manufacturer's suggested retail price for the rear-wheel-drive version was $40,755, while the four-wheel-drive model had an MSRP of $44,405.
For 1993, Ford offered the mid-size Taurus in three trim levels, the SHO being the top of the line model with a considerably more powerful engine than the other two trim levels. The 1993 Ford Taurus SHO also came with features such as leather seats, an in-dash cassette player and ABS brakes not found on the other trim levels.
The Ford company first started producing the Thunderbird series in 1953. This "personal luxury" vehicle was made from metal as opposed to fiberglass, and featured a two-door, V-8 engine. The Thunderbirds offered both manual and automatic transmissions, front ball-join suspension and a speedometer of 150 mph. In January 1968, Ford introduced the new 385 series, big-block 429-cubic-inch engine. The Ford company now offered Thunderbird two-door hardtop and Landau Thunder Jet 429, and a Thunderbird four-door Landau Thunder Jet 429. These vehicles offered virtually the same specifications.
Chevrolet started offering the Z71 off-road package on its full-size Silverado trucks during the 1990s. Ford released the FX4 option on the F-150 line of pickup trucks in response to the growing interest in pickup trucks by off-road enthusiasts.
The Ford F-150 line of pickup trucks is one of the longest running vehicle nameplates in automotive history. The F-150 is Ford's workhorse, full-size pickup truck that offers regular and extended cabs, short and long beds and two- and four-wheel drive in an assortment of combination to suit the needs of just about anyone, from contractors seeking a rugged vehicle to off-road enthusiasts.
Ford's Econoline (E)-Series fleet of wagons or vans have been manufactured for 50 years. They are considered to be America's favorite full-size van, and have been voted the best for the past 30 years, according to the Ford website. During the 1970s and 1980s the van was designed to encompass more ergonomic controls, a full frame allowing it to be used as a truck chassis and a modern, pronounced hood similar to the new 2011 model.
Throughout the 1980s and 1990s the Ford Escort line of cars served as the blue oval's entry-level compact vehicle range. These vehicles were the American automaker's second best selling line of cars during the time, trailing only the venerable Taurus. Ford offered the Escort in four-door sedan, four-door station wagon and two-door hatchback styles. This vehicle mainly competed against the Chevrolet Prism, Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla line of compact passenger cars.
Diesel engines typically attain greater fuel economy than their gasoline-powered counterparts. This is due to the fact that a single gallon of diesel fuel possesses more energy content than a single gallon of gasoline. In fact, according to Cars Direct, diesel fuel is more efficient than gasoline by a margin of roughly 33 percent. Thus, the Powerstroke diesel in your Ford F250 is more economical than a comparably equipped F250 with a gasoline engine. Of course, this does not imply that you can't boost your truck's current mileage.
The Ford E-series van has been around since 1961 and was originally based on the Ford Falcon platform. The E-250 is a 3/4-ton van that is the mid-range van in the E-series, which is made up of the 1/2-ton E-150, 3/4-ton E-250, and 1-ton E-350. The bottom of the transmission can help you identify the true transmission that you have, as Ford stamps the transmission type on automatic transmission pans. Knowing these numbers will help you identify the transmission, making it much easier to get parts and perform maintenance. The Ford E-250 transmissions are going to be four-speed or four-speed…
Ford first used the term "Ranger" as a package for the 1960s F-150s. In 1982, for the 1983 model-year, Ford introduced its first self-produced compact pickup, the Ford Ranger. This truck replaced the Ford Courier, a Mazda-manufactured truck, with minor Ford additions. The 1988 Ranger came in either a regular cab or the SuperCab, and also had the option of a short, long or standard bed.
The Taurus, Ford's offering in the mid-sized sedan market, made its debut in 1985. According to MSN Autos, it had a design and look that was unlike anything else in production at that time. The manufacturer's suggested retail price for the 2002 Taurus SE was $19,845. As of 2010, the Kelley Blue Book Value ranged between $4,900 and $5,050.
The 1983 Ford Bronco was one of the first SUVs ever released on the market. It continued its tradition throughout the decades as one of the top selling SUVs until it was discontinued in 1997. The Bronco's smaller body style is great for off-roading adventures yet still protects the driver fully from the elements.
Manufactured by Ford, the 7600 is a tractor designed for farming and agricultural work. Ford's 7600 was manufactured between 1975 and 1981, with the Ford 7000 being the previous model. Larger than the Ford 6600 tractor, the 7600 had a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $13,300 in 1981. Reviewing the 7600's specifications gives you a clear idea of the power and characteristics of the tractor.
After only less than two years of development, Ford released the Mustang in the middle of the 1964 production year. This mid-year model, commonly referred to as the 1964 1/2 Mustang, was designed to appeal primarily to a younger market, as children born to those who returned from World War II were now teenagers. The Mustang was immediately popular and Ford initially struggled to keep up with demand. Although the Mustang had not yet become a muscle car, the 1964 Mustang's historical significance cannot be overstated.
The 1994 Ford F150 was produced by Ford in a wide range of models. It is available in both two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive, with both long and short bed versions and the option of a larger cab to accommodate more seating. The fuel system on the F150 varies between the models in the range.
Ford advertises the 2011 Ford Escape Hybrid as "the most fuel-efficient SUV on the planet." The Escape Hybrid does indeed boast impressive fuel economy for an SUV. The Escape is available in 4WD, 4WD-FFV, FWD and FWD-FFV models. The FFV (flexible-fuel vehicle) has the option of being fueled with E85 (85 percent ethanol alcohol and 15 percent gasoline). Although E85 reduces greenhouse gas emissions, it produces a lower fuel economy.
Ford's 1998 Explorer XLT included power windows. Rocker switches are pressed to open and close the windows. There is also an "Auto" function that when depressed quickly opens the window fully in one go. A window lock function allows only the driver to open and close the windows. The system is protected by a fuse in the fuse panel. Problems with the windows not going down can be related to the "Auto" function, not pressing the button for long enough, engaging the window lock and blown fuses. These issues can be corrected by following a few steps.
The Ford Fairmont is a car that was first manufactured in 1978 and continued through 1983. It came in two- and four-door sedan models as well as a five-door wagon model. The 1978 Fairmont also came with manual or automatic transmission. This vehicle was built to offer space and support enough room for families. It offered a real-wheel-drive platform that was common in other Ford vehicles.
The Ford F-150 4WD SuperCrew King Ranch is a powerful truck with a 5.4-liter V8 engine and 310 horsepower. While it's usually not chosen for its fuel economy, it manages to get 18 miles per gallon on the highway.
Henry Ford started the Ford Motor Company in 1903. Eighty years later in 1983, the company introduced the Ranger, a mid-size pickup truck available in two- or four-wheel drive. The 1993 Ranger comes in 20 trims with varying levels of performance.
Ford launched its first F-Series line of trucks in 1948 and, as of 2010, has kept the line in production ever since. The 2000 F-150 was part of the truck's tenth generation and was available in 40 trims.
The 3930 is an agricultural or farm tractor model produced by Ford. Alongside producing tractor models since the early twentieth century, Ford also manufactures vehicles such as cars, trucks and crossovers. The 3930 was manufactured for 12 years, from the production year 1990 until 2002. It was priced at $22,000 after nine years of production, according to Tractor Data.
Ford released the first Mustang in 1964 following a testing and development phase with the Mustang I and II concept cars in 1962 and 1963. Aimed at baby boomers who, Ford hoped, were looking for cars unlike their parents', the 1964 Mustang was offered in notchback coupe and convertible trims. By 1989, the Mustang was available in eight trims, which included coupe, hatchback and convertible versions. The 1989 Mustang GT came in a hatchback and convertible trim.
Ford four-wheel drive trucks come in several different packages, each named differently, and each with different options and specifications. The F150 4x4 and FX4 packages offered by Ford are very similar, but each have their own advantages.
As the demand for mid-sized SUVs grew, and the Bronco II aged, Ford knew that they needed to release a new SUV. In 1991 the Explorer became the new mid-sized SUV in Ford's lineup. The Explorer came in four basic trim levels in 1994: XL, XLT, Limited and Eddie Bauer. The XLT trim level of the 1994 Explorer offered some extra comfort features that the base level XL-trim did not.
The 2003 Ford F-Series pickup truck equipped with the 6.8L V10 engine received poor fuel mileage. Ford does not publish V10 fuel efficiency data, but the Environmental Protect Agency pegs the V10 as earning no more than 14 mpg.
Ford Motor Company manufactured Ford Fairlanes from 1955 until 1969. The cars got their name from Henry Ford's Fairlane estate located near Dearborn, Michigan. The early models were very large, but by 1962 they evolved into mid-sized cars. The 1962 models came with one of Ford's first small-block V8 engines. The Fairlane 500 was the higher trim-level vehicle. with more chrome ornamentation than the base Fairlane.
The 2009 Ford F-150 pickup truck came equipped with three engine options: the two-valve 4.6-liter V8, the three-valve 4.6-liter V8 and the 5.4-liter V8. The two-valve 4.6 version was standard equipment on the F-150.
There has been much buzz about the 2011 Ford F-150 among truck websites and commercials. The truck is loaded with new amenities and has completely new specifications and capacities. It is designed to out-perform any truck in its size range. The new F-150 is a serious competitor and is designed to be utilized by any person for any need.
The 1974 Corvette was a sports car manufactured by the Chevrolet Division of General Motors. Corvettes were built from 1953 through the 2011 model year. The Corvette Sting Rays were some of the most recognizable American cars ever built. Corvettes from 1974 were transitional models, bridging the generation of muscle car Sting Rays and the later touring sports cars.
The Ford 6700 is an agricultural tractor produced between 1977 and 1981. In 1981, it was succeeded by the Ford 6710. In 1981, the tractors MSRP was $22,000. These tractors were available with an optional cab to enclose the operator.
The Ford F-250 is also known as the Super Duty series of truck. It features a 6.7-liter Power Stroke® V-8 Turbo Diesel, a 6.2-liter V-8 gas engine and has been awarded best in class in fuel economy. The F-250 is a truck meant for large hauling jobs and towing heavy equipment.
Ford Motor Co. introduced the Ranger compact pickup truck in 1983. The Ranger has kept the same basic body type since then, though the styling was updated in 1993.
The Ford Motor Company began manufacturing its F Series -- a line of full-size pickup trucks -- in 1948, to replace its previous line of car-based pickups. The 1966 Ford F-100, considered a fourth-generation model in the series, has since become a revered, classic truck.
Ford Motor Company has manufactured the Taurus since 1985. At first, the Taurus was a mid-sized front-wheel drive sedan, but now it is a full-sized car available with front- or all-wheel drive. The 1996 model was the first model of the third generation, which saw a complete redesign of the Taurus body. It is available in four trim levels: G, GL, LX and SHO.
Determining the value of a 2000 Ford Taurus can help an owner decide whether to sell the car or exactly how much its trade-in value could contribute to a new car purchase or other financial decision. Fortunately, there are a number of websites that can take information about the car and its relative condition, and then estimate the sale value of that car.
The Ford Mustang made its first appearance at the World's Fair in New York in 1965. The first member of the so-called "Pony Car" movement was an immediate hit, according to Concept Carz. The manufacturer's suggested retail price for the 1987 Mustang ranged between $8,045 and $15,725 depending on the options chosen.
When looking for a used car, gas mileage is often an important factor in making a decision. Though different types of the same model normally feature similar miles-per-gallon averages, there can be differences, as seen with the 2004 line of Ford Focus models.
The Ford Escort is a compact car made for fuel economy. The car came in three trim levels, the Base, LX and GT model. The Escort also came in both two-door and four-door models. The sporty GT line, with its spoiler and ground effects, appealed especially to younger buyers.
The 2001 F-150, built by Ford Motor Co., is available with three cab options: regular, extended and crew. Each one has a specific maximum payload, which Ford defines as the total weight of all passengers, cargo and equipment.
The 1967 Ford Galaxie 500 was a high-performance vehicle in the muscle car sense, but also satisfied the consumer looking for luxury and customization. It closely resembled the Fairlane and was offered in both hardtop and convertible. Design customization choices included 15 Diamond Lustre Enamel paint colors, 25 two-tone combinations and 52 upholstery options. In 1967, the Galaxie 500 sold for $2,735 to $3,495.
Ford's full-sized, F-series pickup has been on the market for over 60 years. The F-150, totally redesigned in 2004, with a bolder exterior look, more luxurious interior and more trims, added an extra engine to the arsenal in 2005. The 2005 is available with three engines, three cabs and beds, and five trims: XL, STX, XLT, Lariat and FX4.
The Ford Toploader was a type of transmission developed by Ford and introduced in 1964 to supersede the Borg Warner T-10. The Toploader was built to have extremely high durability. The internal mechanisms of the transmission are installed through the top of the case and this method is where the product derives its name from.
One of the benefits of driving a sport utility vehicle is the carrying capacity that comes from a boxy back end and a sturdy suspension. The 2009 Ford Escape traded off some of its size for fuel efficiency, but it will still carry a lot of cargo.
The 1974 Corvette was part of the third generation of Corvettes designated as C-3. The C-3 generation started in 1968 and ended in 1982. The 1974 body had no major changes, just small ones. Partly due to the 1973 oil crisis and new emission standards, the Corvette became more of cruiser than a racing car. Evidence of this manifested in the Corvette's declining engine power. In 1974 Corvette dropped the big-block 454-cubic-inch V-8.
The E-150 is a cargo van created by Ford. What really stands out about the 1990 Ford E-150 is the impressive torque outputted by the engine, as well as its fuel efficiency. The E line of Ford vehicles is still around today and little has changed.
The 1990 Mustang was a "pony" car developed by Ford. Pony cars are compact cars with a sporty image; the name was first given to the original 1964 Mustang. The Mustang series, in its fifth generation, remains in production as of 2010. The manufacturer's suggested retail prices for the 1990 Mustang ranged from $9,514 to $18,863, depending on trim level.
The 1999 Ford Explorer saw few changes from the 1998 model, except in some added safety features. While payload capacity increased a little and a new trim was added, it still offered two engines and transmissions, as well as most of the same standard and optional features. The 1999 Explorers were available in five trims; Sport, XL, XLT, Eddie Bauer and Limited.
The 445A was an industrial tractor that was produced by Ford between 1984 and 1988. A versatile piece of machinery, it could be used in conjunction with many mechanical attachments to tackle a variety of different tasks.
The Ford L6 300 --- an engine produced in Cleveland, Ohio from 1965 to 1996 --- gave way to the Essex V-6 engine in 1997. A couple of the features of this 300-cubic-centimeter (cc) engine changed slightly over the years --- mainly the horsepower and torque capacities. Although Ford no longer uses this engine in its vehicles, you can still find this engine type in modern-day generators, ski lifts and even package delivery trucks.
The 302-inch V-8 engine was first introduced in 1968. It was utilized by Ford and appeared in models such as the Mustang, Torino and Falcon. Other manufactures put this engine to use as well. The 1968 Chevy Camaro competed fiercely with the Ford Mustang for victory in the 1968 Trans-Am series. Because the 302 was used by different car manufacturers, different models were developed, resulting in the "F", "J", "G" and "Boss" series. However, all of them used the same 1-5-4-2-6-3-7-8 firing order.
The Ford Festiva first went on sale in the U.S. during the late 1980s. It was imported from South Korea and made by the car company Kia. The design was based on the Mazda 121, but small stylistic changes marked it as a Ford. The model was on sale in the U.S. from 1988 to 1993.
The 2011 Ford Fusion comes in a standard, hybrid and sport model. Deciding which Ford Fusion you want requires an understanding of the available amenities and differences between the different Fusion trims. You must think about what you want in a car: a low price, fuel economy or a powerful engine. Also, you will want to consider what upgrades you are willing to pay for.
The 2005 Ford E-450 is an Econoline Van. The E-450, technically a van, is used as and considered to be a box truck by many. The van is manufactured at Ford's Ohio factory in Avon Lake, Ohio. The E-450 comes with a van cab and an open frame for various box configurations, and is mainly used for commercial purposes. For example, plumbing companies and shipping companies could all use this van for business.
The Ford Model T is one of the most recognizable cars in the automotive history of the world. From 1908 to 1927 more than 15 million cars were sold. The price of the Model T averaged $550 USD. The vehicle was available in numerous body styles, including five-passenger Touring, seven-passenger Town Car, two-passenger Runabout and two-passenger Coupe. The car was also frequently redesigned to serve as a light van, pickup, ambulance, patrol car or even a railroad maintenance car running on the tracks.
The 390 was a big-block member of the Ford-Edsel (FE) family of engines. It was manufactured by the Ford Motor Co. from 1961 until 1976. During this time, the 390 became a standard of the industry.
Henry Ford began designing and producing tractors in the early 1900s. The Ford 2110 tractor model was produced from 1983 to 1987. Manufactured by Ford, it was distributed by the company Shibaura. It was originally priced at $13,200 in the U.S. in 1987, according to Tractor Data.
The Ford F6600 tractor was available between 1975 and 1981, and was produced as a utility or row crop tractor until 1977. After that the row crop version was designated the 6700. Sold at an MSRP of $11,500, the F6600 was primarily used for farming and agriculture, and was eventually superseded by the F6610 in 1981. It was a medium specification tractor, more powerful than its little brother, the 5600, but not equal to the larger 7600.
The Ford Thunderbird represents one of the most memorable vehicles in American automotive history. Starting in 1955 with a two-seat model and a strong eight-cylinder engine, the car carried forward into 1970 with the same design. However, within 15 years, the Thunderbird was much bigger than its predecessors, and the early 1970's designs represented the zenith of the Thunderbird's glory days as a luxury cruiser, particularly with the convertible roof feature.
The 1989 Ford F-250 is a heavy-duty pickup truck, available in both regular and extended cab options. It is available in either rear two-wheel drive or four-wheel drive options for a total of six options. It was released with an MSRP from $12,276 to $17,082, depending on the selected features.
Ford manufactured the Freestyle from 2005 to 2007. This crossover was a station wagon, SUV and minivan in one. The manufacturer produced the Ford Freestyle in three trim levels and seven color schemes. The fuel-efficient vehicles can get up to 24 mpg, depending on the model.
The 2002 Toyota Highlander's instrument panel has several warning lights. These warning lights usually come for a few seconds when you first turn the car's engine on, but they should go off quickly. If one of the lights stays on, there may be a problem with your Highlander. The specific warning light will indicate the area affected by the problem..
Debuting in 1961, the Club Wagon was Ford's full-size passenger van that could seat up to 15 in its extended form. The 1995 model included eight trimlines with their original manufacturer's suggested retail prices ranging from $19,122 to $26,528.
Ford Motor Co. produced five models of the 1993 Escort: the base, LX two-door, LX four-door, GT and LX-E. The original manufacturer's suggested retail price of this vehicle ranged from $8,355 to $11,933 based on the model purchased.
Introduced in 1959, the Ford Galaxie was a full-size vehicle that preceded the American muscle cars of the 1960s and '70s. The 1965 model introduced several changes, including stacked headlights and a wider vehicle stance. With six series of Ford Galaxies and 17 different models, buyers could choose the exact model that suited them.
In 1995, Ford Motor Co. released the F-250 pickup truck in multiple trims, regular and extended super cab. The automaker offered the F-250 with a standard transmission and two additional transmission types.
The first mass-produced Ford six-cylinder engine was installed in 1941 Ford cars and trucks. This engine used a valve-in-head arrangement, or what many enthusiasts call the "flat-head" engine. Ford manufactured smaller over-head valve six-cylinder engines for the Falcon, Mustang and Fairlane models of the 1960s. Ford Introduced a larger overhead valve inline six-cylinder engine for use in its full-sized cars and trucks in 1965. This engine, sometimes called the "big" six, came in two different sizes. A 240-cubic-inch (3.9-liter) engine was standard, while a 300-cubic-inch (4.9-liter) was optional in truck and van models only. Eventually, the smaller 240-cubic-inch model was…
The 2005 Ford F-350 King Ranch was created by Ford to satisfy truck drivers who want a truck that can perform heavy hauling and towing duties, while providing creature comforts to the driver and passengers. The King Ranch features a powerful Super Duty engine to move the leather-adorned, chrome-accentuated truck from work to play.
The 1989 Ford Mustang GT came with few additions from the 1987 and 1988 versions. The '89 GT model included a mass air fuel injection system that made modifications easier since the base EEC-IV electronics system made it quite difficult to make modifications and, if done, would still not run properly. The '89 GT model kept the stainless steel exhaust pipes and headers. According to Ford, the '89 GT model lost 2 to 3 horsepower because of the addition of the mass air fuel injection system.
Ford began production of the Falcon line in 1955 for distribution in Australia. The Falcon was sold in the United States from 1960 through 1970. The line became unique to Australia in 1971 and is still produced there as of 2010. The 1998 Falcon received a total redesign that resembled the Ford Taurus. It featured a dual fuel tank as an option. In 1998, the six-cylinder base model retailed at $11,000 and up.
Checking the Ford Mustang door panel tag will give Mustang owners all the information they need to identify their transmissions. For Mustangs that do not have a door tag, you can use an online resource to identify your transmission.
The Ford F250 is one of the F-series of full-sized Ford pickup trucks. The F-series has been produced since 1948, and the most recent F250 truck was produced in 2009. The four models of the current F250 series are the XL, XLT, Lariat and King Ranch. Ford plans to come out with a new line of F-series trucks in 2011.
The Ford Freestyle is a crossover wagon produced by the Ford Motor Company for the 2005 to 2007 model year line ups. While in production, the Freestyle received positive reviews for its integration of standard sport utility vehicle, minivan and wagon traits. Although not many application-specific aftermarket parts were designed for the Ford Freestyle, there are still a wide assortment of options available to customize the look and performance of the Freestyle.
Camper tops are susceptible to leaking at a variety of points. Roofs might leak around seams such as where the rigid cap joins sheet roofing, or around vents and roof-top air conditioners. Siding might leak under trim, which appears to be decorative but hides joins between panels, or above windows and doors. There might be a leak where the camper top joins the sides of the truck bed, or on the angled edge behind the cab of your 1979 Ford Bronco. This problem is aggravated if the camper top is frequently removed and replaced. Prompt and effective repair is essential…
The Ford Explorer was introduced in 1991 and is all-new for the 2011 model year. Nothing was left untouched by the engineers at Ford, including the engines. A turbocharged in-line four-cylinder provides nearly as much torque as the outgoing V-6. A V-8 is no longer offered in the Explorer, but its new V-6 has the most torque of the engines currently available.
The first Ford flathead engine was created by the Ford Motor Company in 1932. While the flathead continued to change to accommodate necessary improvements each year, the next major change was in 1936 when the bearings changed to removable inserts rather than poured bearings. For several years, the general specs of the original 1932 version flathead remained the same.
The 1995 Ford Ranger Splash was one of a large number of Ranger models, released by Ford that year. It was a two or four-wheel drive two-door cab pickup truck originally retailing at $14,993. The Rangers have been designed and manufactured by Ford since 1983.
Ford released the first Taurus in 1986. It came as a sedan and a wagon. The manufacturer's suggested retail price started at $10,050 for a Taurus sedan and $14,300 for a Taurus wagon. Taurus carried the title of "Best Selling Car in America" from 1992 to 1995. The third generation of Ford Taurus featured changes in vehicle engineering. One of the third-generation vehicles, the 1997 Ford Taurus, contained an engine constructed to run more cleanly. California gave it the low-emission vehicle (LEV) designation.
The Ford 351 Cleveland engine, produced from 1970 to 1975, is a powerful yet lightweight V-8 power plant that found continued life as a marine inboard engine, particularly when paired with MerCruiser stern drives. Decades after the Mercury Cougars and Ford Mustangs they once powered have been consigned to the scrap heap, 351 Clevelands are being rebuilt and installed in the engine rooms of fishing vessels and yachts.
The 2000 Ford F250 is offered in a two-wheel- or four-wheel-drive configuration with three different types of engines to choose from. There are different body styles as well: a regular cab, an extended Super Cab, and a four-door Crew Cab. The regular cab is 6.75 feet long, and the Super Cab is 8 feet long. The Crew Cab can have either length bed. With these body and engine differences, the tow specifications vary between the F250s.
The Ford Tempo was introduced in 1983 as a practical sedan that got good gas mileage. It was designed for functionality to move people and their cargo, and it did not focus on high-end styling or performance. In 1992, the Tempo came in three trim levels.
The Ford Motor Company manufactured the Escort compact car from 1981 to 2003. In 1993, the Ford Escort was offered in four body styles, including a three- or five-door hatchback -- a sedan and wagon. The manufacturer's suggested retail price for the 1993 LX wagon was $10,367. As of December 2010, its Kelley Blue Book suggested retail value ranged from $2,000 to $2,325.
Ford began production on their first tractor models in the early 1900s under the company name Fordson. This brand name was in use until 1961 and, following Ford's purchase of New-Holland and the subsequent sale of Ford New-Holland to Fiat, the use of the Ford brand name ceased in 2000. The Ford 1600 was manufactured by Shibaura and produced between 1976 and 1979. It sold for $5,425 in the United States in 1979, as reported by Tractor Data.
The Galaxie series of full-size cars were manufactured by the Ford Motor Company from 1959 until 1974. For the 1965 model year the cars were called Galaxie 500s. There were six distinct series of Galaxies, including 17 different models. The high-performance and luxury trim model was the Galaxie 500 XL. In 1965 the top level Galaxie 500 LTD was introduced. The performance-trim models were large for muscle cars and featured many luxury options.
The Ford Bronco was first a truck and then one of the earliest sports utility vehicles ever sold. It went through two different major generations of production, the latter of which was between 1978 and 1996. While the Ford Bronco was a popular vehicle, it was replaced in 1997 by the larger Ford Expedition.
Ford Galaxies were manufactured from 1959 until 1974. The 1967 model was part of Ford's third generation of Galaxies, called Galaxie 500s. The cars were available with the XL performance and trim package.
In the early 1900s, Henry Ford began designing tractors and opened the company Fordson. By 1928, the company's tractor production had ceased in the United States, but the Fordson brand name remained in use overseas until 1961. The 1720 tractor model was distributed by Ford and manufactured by Shibaura. It is part of Ford's twenty-series of compact tractors and was sold for $14,000 in the United States in its final year of production, according to Tractor Data.
Ford manufactured an extensive list of tractor models prior to 2000, when Fiat stopped using the company brand name. The Ford 1620 was produced for the model years 1992 to 1997. It was priced at $17,000 in the United States in 1997, according to Tractor Data.
The Explorer is Ford's midsize, truck-based sport utility vehicle. This model underwent a major redesign for the 2002 model year to usher in the venerable product's third generation of production.
The Ford Econoline, which is also known as the Ford E-Series van, is one of only two van models in Ford's automobile lineup. The E-Series vans have been a staple on Ford dealer lots since 1961. The 2009 Ford Econoline E-150 XL offers in-dash navigation, a new-look dashboard, an optional rear-view backup camera and the option to use E85 fuel to power the vehicle.
The 2008 Ford F-150 with a 5.4-liter engine is a half-ton pickup truck. This truck comes in five different trims: XL, FX4, Lariat, STX and XLT. Engine size and horsepower vary depending on the trim style.
The 1962 Ford Falcon Ranchero, officially known as the "Ford Ranchero," was a half-truck/half-car produced by Ford from 1957 to 1979. The first generation of the Ranchero was based on Ford's Fairlane platform. In 1960, Ford started producing a smaller version of the Ranchero using the Falcon's platform as its base. The 1962 Ranchero was a part of this generation, hence the nomenclature Falcon Ranchero. This particular generation of Rancheros ran from 1960 until 1965.
Spanning three generations of production, the Ford Focus was introduced in the 2000 model year and continues to be offered today. The 2001 model year was the car's second year of production. The SE trim level is the Focus's mid-range trim level, sitting above the base LX level and below the high-end ZTS trim level.
Pickup trucks are often used by construction workers because of their ability to transport large loads of construction materials. The Ford Motor Company manufacturers several truck models including the F350, F250, F150 and the Ranger. The 1993 F150 was released in three different models including the S, XL and XLT.
The Fordson company was created shortly after Henry Ford began designing tractor models in the early 1900s. After many prototypes, the Fordson F was produced in 1917. However, Henry Ford made the decision to focus on the development of the Model A automobile, with tractor manufacturing ceasing a short time later in 1928. Despite this, tractor manufacturing was continued in England, with the Fordson brand name in use until 1961. The Ford 1715 is a tractor model produced after Ford New-Holland was formed and subsequently sold to Fiat.
Ford first released the Ranchero in 1957. It was the first car of its type to have a truck-like bed in the back.
The 2009 Everest is a sport utility vehicle manufactured by Ford. The 2009 model comes in either the XLT or XLS trims, with the first possessing four-wheel drive. Reviewing the specifications gives you a clear idea of what to expect from both versions of the 2009 Ford Everest.
The 2005 Ford F-250 pickup truck features a major redesign intended to give the vehicle a more rugged and bulkier appearance, thanks mainly to a chassis overhaul. Reviewers noted the model's improved maneuvering ability, ride smoothness and overall handling. Its no-frills factory audio system is fairly simple and straightforward, as is the case with many pickup trucks, both domestic and imported.
The Taurus is a family car from American automaker Ford. The model made its debut in 1986 and was among the most popular cars of the 1990s. The 1997 model represents the third production generation of the Taurus. A driver who opted for the Taurus LX model in 1997 received a car powered by Ford's 24-valve, Duratec 30 V-6 engine as an upgrade from the V-6 engine with just 12 valves that came in other Taurus models.
Ford's 1993 Escort wagon featured four doors and a lift gate in the rear providing access to the cargo area. Other features of the Escort Wagon included rack-and-pinion steering as well as independent front and rear suspension. Estimated fuel mileage was 29 miles per gallon for city driving and 36 miles per gallon on the highway.
The Ford Ranger line, launched in March 1982 as '83 models, replaced the company's previous compact pickup, the Mazda-built Courier. The early Ranger trucks had straight-line styling, until the rounded look of the '89 model. In 1998, the model underwent further restyling, and Ford introduced the four-door SuperCab.
The 1962 Ford Ranchero was a light-duty pickup truck based on the compact Ford Falcon body and chassis. The Falcon-based Ranchero was produced from 1960-1966, with 33,674 units produced in 1962, says the ConceptCarz.com vintage auto website. Base price was $2,730, with a long list of trim and functional options available. The 1962 Falcon Ranchero was one in a series of Ranchero models based on different passenger car platforms that ran from 1957 through 1979.
The Ford Taurus debuted as a 1986 model year vehicle with rounded styling that was considered radical at the time. The 1991 model year marked the last year of production for the first-generation of the Taurus.
The Ford SHO V6 is a performance-oriented version of the full-size Taurus Sedan. Ford began producing the SHO V6 for the 2010 model year as a successor to earlier Taurus SHO models that used a V8 engine in the mid- to late-1990s. The Ford Taurus SHO is the high-end model in the Taurus line, which includes more modestly-priced and less powerful sedans that also use the Taurus name and share many components with the SHO.
The 1964 model year marked the fourth generation of Thunderbird, as the car went through another redesign. The wheelbase was lengthened and the overall length of the car was increased as well. The new body style was bigger all around, with a longer hood, new front and rear designs and a small hood scoop. It was to be the last year for the Thunderbird convertible.
The 1996 Ford F-250 has six different engine models. Some engines have different oil capacities. You should check the oil levels regularly on your truck to improve the truck's longevity and performance.
The Ford Mustang is a classic vehicle produced by the Ford Motor Company since 1964. The 1993 Mustang model is the last in the line of third generation mustangs before it was redesigned for the model year 1994. The 1993 Mustang came in three different trim levels that include the LX, GT and Cobra models.
The 1979 Ford Bronco remains one of the more unique models that the Ford company has ever come out with. The '79 Bronco enjoys a large following of fans and enthusiasts who respect the design and uniqueness of this vehicle. It's also easy to customize and it's durable, both characteristics which have allowed so many of these vehicles to remain useful after decades on the road.
Since 1948, Ford has been manufacturing its F-Series line of pickup trucks. In 1975, Ford added the F-150 truck to its lineup and, by 1995, the truck was in its fourth generation of production.
The Ford Mustang is a powerful vehicle. The ability to tow an item, such as a trailer, requires a strong engine and proper hitching accessories to safely move along the road.
The Ford Motor Company was founded in 1903. By 1959 the company had sold 50 million vehicles. With Ford vehicles continuing to evolve so did the engines. In 1965 the company introduced the Ford 300. The 300 is a six-cylinder engine that, over the years, continued to be tweaked and manipulated to offer consumers maximum efficiency and power. Ford used the 300 in different capacities for 31 years.
According to Auto Media, the Ford F-150 has been America's top-selling vehicle since 1982. First introduced in 1975 to the line of F Series trucks, the F-150 included four models in 1982: Standard, XL, XLT and Lariat. Four-wheel drive was offered on the 1982 F-150. The Ranger trim line was dropped from this truck in 1982, as the Ranger became it's own compact truck later that year. Short or long beds were available for all models.
Ford began production of the Ranger in the 1983 model year as a response to the influx of compact foreign trucks. The 1992 Ford Ranger had many body options available: regular cab or super cab, and long bed or short bed.
Four different models of the Ford Anglia were built during the 20-year history of this vehicle: the E04A, E494A, 100E and 105E. The first Anglia model -- the E04A -- was released in 1939, just before the outbreak of World War II. All of the Anglias were two-door cars and had a four-seat saloon body, which was painted black.
Ford not only produces great automobiles but also notable heavy earth movers and lifters. The Ford 555 tractor comes in two configurations and is available as a loader tractor or a backhoe loader. It is one of the most popular and affordable tractors on the market.
The Ford Fairmont was a mid-sized sedan made in the late 1970s that was built for fuel economy and efficiency. The Fairmont made its debut in 1978 with a design that featured a European flair and European-like handling. "Road and Track" magazine rated it and its sibling, the Mercury Zephyr, the best American-made sedan priced between $5,000 and $7,500 in the U.S. for 1978. The car was available in a variety of sedans as well as a sports coupe and a wagon.
Several different trim and styling options are offered on Ford's F-series of pickup trucks. These range from the XL, which used to be the base level, to the Lariat. There is no mechanical difference between trim levels in terms of the vehicles' performance. The Lariat branding only refers to the level of luxury that the interior of the pickup will have and does not indicate the presence or lack of a particular cab style (Standard, Extended, Crew) or a drive train (two-wheel drive or four-wheel drive), although the majority of F-250s sold with the Lariat trim style have these features.
Ford introduced the F-series pickup trucks in 1948. The original F-series consisted of the F-1, F-2 and the F-3, which could carry a half-ton, three-quarter-ton and one-ton, respectively. Over the years, many changes have been made to the F-series, but they've remained the best-selling consumer pickup trucks since the mid-1980s. In 2003, the Ford F-350 was available in three models: XL, XLT and Lariat.
The 1987 Ford Mustang was a rear-wheel-drive muscle car with a unibody chassis. The "Fox" body style, used from 1979 to 1993, was the longest-used Mustang body style. The Mustang cost between $8,045 and $15,725 dollars in 1987 and weighed 2,725 pounds. It had two engine and two transmission options, as well as several interior and exterior color choices.
Ford introduced the 3.8-liter V6 engine, also known as the Essex because it was manufactured at the Essex Engine Plant in Windsor, Ontario, in 1982. This 90 degree engine was first placed in the Ford Granada, but was later placed in minivans, large cars, and certain pickup trucks. Ford ceased production of this engine in 2007 when its Cyclone engines gained popularity.
The Allis Chalmers D14 tractor, produced from 1957 through 1960, is the first "D" series tractor produced by Chalmers; the D15 replaced it in 1961. Although lower in numerical sequence, the Chalmers D10 and D12 were not produced until 1959. Either a 4-cylinder gas or 4-cylinder LP engine powers the D14, which is primarily an agricultural vehicle and is highly prized for restoration or resale as a working antique.
As a compact SUV, the Ford Escape did very well for itself in the seven years preceding the 2008 model which received an exterior remodel. The 2008 Ford Escape is virtually unchanged under the hood from the previous years which, considering it's oft standing as the best-selling compact SUV may not be such a bad thing.
Introduced to the market in 1985, the Ford Taurus went on to become the best-selling car in the country for five consecutive years. The model was completely redesigned in 1996 and received subsequent minor updates in the following years. The 1999 Taurus came in three time models: the LX, SE, and SHO. The Taurus SHO (Super High Output) featured a V8 engine and increased performance over the other trim models.
The Ford Ranger truck was introduced in 1982 and went through a complete redesign in 1993. By 2000, the Ranger was available in six rear-wheel and six four-wheel drive models, but only the four-wheel drive models featured a V6 engine.
Ford produced the 3400 model tractor from 1965 until 1975. Built in Highland Park, Michigan, this tractor was part of a completely revamped lineup of Ford tractors: the 2000 to the 4000 series. The industrial-sized 3000 tractors were the same general size and shape as its predecessors, the 2000 series, but the engine was slightly bigger and it offered more transmission choices.
The Ford Windstar is a minivan sold from 1995 to 2003, offered in cargo and passenger configurations. Powered by a single V6 engine, this model offers good engine performance, according to AOL Autos.
The Taurus X is a crossover, or car-based, sport utility vehicle built by the Ford Motor Company from 2008 until 2009. As a people-mover with seating for seven, it replaced the Taurus station wagon. It originally had a retail price of $29,095 to $35,000.
The 1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner was the world's first mass-produced, retractable hardtop convertible, according to ConceptCarz, a vintage auto website. This four-passenger car was a sensation when it was introduced in 1957 as Ford's top-of-the-line model, with a steel roof that retracted into the trunk. Despite a then-whopping base price of $2,942 and some problems with the electrically powered top retracting mechanism, Ford sold 20,766 Skyliners in 1957.
Vehicles from Ford's E-series of commercial vans have become a common sight on America's roads in recent years, due to their affordability and reliability. This omnipresence has earned the series the reputation for being the backbone of American business, thanks to the constant use of E-series vehicles in delivering and transporting materials across the country. The E-250 is the E-series' foray into the 250cc engine class, meaning it is a smaller vehicle with less cargo space but works out to be less expensive to run.
The top complaint issued by owners of 2005 Ford Freestyles has to do with brake problems, according to CarComplaints.com. However, brake problems do not only plague the Ford Freestyle line. The 2000 Ford Focus and various models of Ford Escapes were other Ford vehicles known to have brake problems.
The 1992 Ford Econoline van is available in seven models. These models include the E150, E250, E250 HD, E250 Super, E250 HD Super, E350 and E350 Super. The Econoline models retailed for between $14,960 and $17,384 when they came out. In late 2010, Kelley Blue Book values the 1992 Econoline at between $1,700 and $1,875.
The 1996 Ford Taurus was offered in both a sedan and a station wagon design. The vehicle's gas mileage, or miles per gallon rating, is expressed as separate numbers for city driving and highway miles.
The Ford F-series of trucks became the gold standard of American trucks in the 1970s, and 1979 was no different. It came in seven trim packages (Ranger, Ranger XLT, Ranger Lariat, Sport, Custom, Indy 500 Pace Truck, and Free Wheelin') and also offered a variety of tonneau, bed and cab configurations.
The Ford F-Series truck brand is the best selling truck line in America. The Ford F-350 is built to carry and pull heavy loads. The 1997 F-350 had a manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of $18,635 for the base model and $25,220 for the XL Crew Cab Dually, four-wheel drive edition.
Ford Motor Company has been producing trucks for generations. In 2004, Ford released the Ford F-250 as part of its F-series of trucks. The 2004 Ford F-250 was available in a variety of styles, including the XLT, XL and Lariat. Each version had a different starting price and varied available options. Despite these differences, they all shared similar safety features and engine types.
In 1994, Ford produced the GL as the basic model of Taurus for the model year. This four-door sedan could seat up to six passengers. Originally, this vehicle had a manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of $16,240. As of December of 2010, the Kelley Blue Book value of the car ranged from $2,325 to $2,425 depending upon the condition of the sedan.
The Ford F-150 pickup truck is offered in trims to suit many different market niches. Slotted above the workman-like XL and XLT trims is the Lariat package. The Lariat package features standard power windows, locks and seat adjustability as well as leather seating surfaces. Ford only offers this premium Lariat package on SuperCab trucks with the option of a short, long or flare side bed. Two- and four-wheel drive are offered across the entire F-150 Lariat line.
The Ford Mustang has been on the U.S. car market since 1964, prompting Edmunds to call it the "longest surviving of the affordable breed of classic American muscle cars." Those many years of production mean there's an ample supply of used Ford Mustangs on the market, including those from the 1996 model year. The government's fuel economy website supplies mileage estimates for this and other used vehicles.
In 2010, the Ford Mustang produced two models and a total of eight trims. The GT was the top-of-the-line model for the year and was available in four different trims, including the convertible, premium convertible, coupe and premium coupe. The original MSRP of the 2010 Mustang GT ranges from $28,395 to $36,395 depending upon trim and features purchased.
The Ford Motor Company manufactures cars, SUVs, trucks and hybrids under the Lincoln, Mercury and Ford brand. The Ford Fusion was named "Motor Trend" magazine's "Car of the Year" for 2010. This model-year Fusion had a starting price of $19,695 and was available in nine exterior color options.
The Ford F150 underwent a redesign for the 2004 model year. This redesign was intended to provide the full-size, half-ton pickup with a bolder look and a variety of cab options. This truck was made in five different models, including the XL, STX, XLT, FX4 and Lariat, progressing from the basic model to the top-of-the-line model. The original MSRP of this truck ranged from $21,455 to $35,900.
Ford introduced the Taurus in 1985, and it became its best-selling car that year. This car was redesigned in 1987 and became the most popular car in America from 1992 through 1996. In 2000, the design was altered to provide power-adjustable brake and accelerator pedals. Finally, in 2004, the new Ford Taurus was released, complete with an updated design that featured new tail lights, an egg-crate grille, a new steering wheel and multiple functions for both turn signals and windshield wipers.
In 2002, Ford produced just 70 Mustang Steeda cars. This high-performance sports car is a rare model and is outfitted with top-of-the-line features. This model can be identified by the Steeda emblem where the Mustang emblem usually appears.
The 1988 Ford Festiva is a two-door coupe that comes in three different models. These models include the L, L Plus and LX. The Festiva retailed for between $5,595 and $6,906 when it was released. Ford began the Festiva line for the 1986 model year and discontinued it after the release of the 2002 model.
Ford introduced the Ranger, a compact pickup truck, in 1982. The truck is one of the best-selling members of its compact class, despite that it was last remodeled in 1993. In 1999, it was the first truck of its class to offer a four-door model. Despite its four doors, the 1999 Ford Ranger's mechanical specifications are similar to those of the two-door models.
The 1992 Mustang was at a low ebb, as sales were lower than they had been in a decade. This was near the end of the third generation of Mustang, and a new generation and design, beginning in 1994, would rescue the Mustang. Even with poor numbers, the Mustang was still fairly popular and had good reviews. The 1992 Mustang was available as a sedan, a hatchback or as a convertible.
There are three different models for the 1993 Ford Tempo. They are the GL two- and four-door models, and the LX four-door sedan. The GL two-door Tempo features cloth trim seating, interval windshield wipers, and tinted glass. Optional features include rear-window defogger, six-way power adjustable driver seat, and dual electric remote-control mirrors.
The 2008 Toyota Highlander is a complete redesign, the first since the Highlander was introduced in 2001. The Highlander is an SUV, but it's more a family car than an off-road vehicle. The 2008 model is bigger than its predecessor, both in terms of size and in terms of engine power. Fuel economy is improved from previous years, with 17 miles per gallon (mpg) for city driving and 23 mpg for highway driving. According to "U.S. News and World Report," the 2008 Highlander was received favorably by the press as stylish and comfortable, though there were also complaints about a…
Ford manufactures lightweight to heavy-duty trucks for work or leisure use. Some of the Ford trucks include the Ranger Series, F-250 Series and F-350 Series. Trucks come with either a manual or an automatic transmission. The trucks feature a variety of engines that produce up to 400 horsepower.
The Ford Edge is a midsize sport utility vehicle which requires the right amount and type of oil in order to properly function. Oil is used to lubricate the parts of the engine, reducing friction and wear on the internal components, so always make it a point to follow the oil recommendations of your dealership.
The 1993 Ford Tempo is a compact economy sedan offered in two different trim levels: the GL and the LX, the latter of which includes slightly more interior features. Both models share the same engine, body and passenger capacity, and also report the same fuel economy.
Customizing a 1951 Ford truck is a labor of love that allows you to be the designer. The finished product will be a reflection of you and your ideals. Like any project, to customize a fat-fendered Ford you will need a solid plan.
The 2001 F-150 Super Crew is a heavy-duty pickup truck from the Ford Motor Company and is a variation on their popular F-150 line of trucks. The Super Crew has two extra doors in comparison to the standard F-150s as well as a bigger engine.
The Ford Mustang GT was made famous by rapper Vanilla Ice, and helped to restore Ford's image as a muscle car manufacturer. The 1987 Ford Mustang GT was the third generation Mustang and contained many new features, both interior and exterior. Ford produced 47,539 1987 Mustang GTs, so if you're in the market for one, chances are good you'll find one.
The Ford Freestyle made its foray into the Ford line of wagons in 2005. The vehicle serves as a tall stationwagon that is a crossover SUV. The 2007 edition of the Ford Freestyle introduced two new colors---an Alloy Clearcoat Metallic and Dune Pearl Clearcoat Metallic. It is available in two editions: the SEL version and the top-of-the-line Limited edition. Ford claims that this crossover vehicle is ideal for families looking for a comfortable vehicle that delivers an impressive fuel economy.
The Ford Motor Company began manufacturing the F-series pickup trucks in 1948 and is still producing them more than 60 years later. The 1966 Ford F-250 is considered a fourth generation and was designed to hold up while carrying large campers and hauling large amounts of materials.
The 1938 Allis Chalmers Model B was introduced to meet the needs of small farms under 100 acres. It was initially marketed as a superior, cost-effective replacement for the horses and mules used by many small farmers according to TractorData.com. This Wisconsin-made tractor model remained in production through 1957, with 120,783 produced.
For construction works and those who tow heavy loads, having a truck or vehicle that can handle a heavy work load is very important. The Ford Motor Company has produced a wide variety of heavy-duty trucks including the F-350 Super Duty series.
Henry Ford began producing tractors under the brand Fordson in 1907. While tractor production ceased with Ford's decision in 1917 to focus on the Model A car, Fordson tractor production carried on in England. Later, Ford purchased New Holland tractors in 1985 and, in 1991, Ford-New Holland was sold to Fiat. The Ford 2120 tractor was produced between the years 1987 and 2000 and was originally priced at $21,200 in the United States according to Tractor Data.
The Transit Connect is a small van built by the Ford Motor Company. Designed for commercial use and smaller loads, its compact size has advantages, particularly in urban environments: It drives like a car, it is comparatively nimble and more frugal than many other commercial vans on the market. There are two versions of the Transit Connect: a standard model and wagon model--both have very similar specifications, but the standard model does have more cargo room.
The Ford Ranger is the brand's compact truck and one of the longest-lasting name plates in Ford's history. The truck is considered an affordable workhorse for small-business owners or a practical play toy for adventure seekers.
Ford manufactures a variety of lightweight, mid-weight and heavy-duty trucks. Some 2011 Ford trucks include the F-150 Series, Super Duty Series and Ranger Series. If you have plans to transport and load your truck with a variety of materials you may want to consider the wheelbase. The wheelbase is the distance from the center of the front and rear wheels. The center of gravity shifts depending on the weight of the load.
Ford began producing its midsize sport utility vehicle, the Explorer, in 1990 as a replacement for the Bronco II. It is the only SUV Ford produces between the compact SUV size of the Escape and the large size of the Expedition. In 1995, the Explorer was available in numerous trim and drivetrain options, including a four-door, four-wheel-drive XLT trim.
In 1971 Ford released three models for the F series of pickup trucks. These models were the bread and butter of the company and Ford released them with the best possible equipment and powertrain available during that time. The 1971 models are part of the F series' fifth generation and featured better interior specifications as consumers demanded better comfort and driving experience.
The Ford E-150 is part of Ford's E-Series of full size vans, available for personal and commercial use. It competes with other utility vans designed for versatility and comfort, such as the Chevrolet Express and the Dodge Sprinter. The E-Series is released in different variety of models to accommodate different seating capacities. The E-150s can seat up to eight people, while heavier duty E-350s can be designed to seat up to 15 people.
In the mid-1980s, the family station wagon was quickly being replaced with the minivan. Ford introduced its first minivan, the Aerostar, to the automotive market in 1985. The 1993 model of the Aerostar came in 22 body styles, from the base to the Eddie Bauer, and came in rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive configurations.
Manufactured by the Ford Motor Company from 1908 until 1927, the Model T was the first car mass produced on an assembly line. The Model T was originally available in black only and was known as a Flivver or the Tin Lizzie.
Ford Motor Co. manufactured the Thunderbird, or T-bird, over 11 model generations. It was built from 1955 until 1997, and later the car was revived as a two-seater from 2002 until 2005. It's back in production as of the 2010-to-2011 model year.
The 1989 Ford Taurus is a four-door sedan available in four models. These models include the L, GL, LX and SHO. The SHO model retailed for $19,739 when it came out and it features a more powerful engine than the other models. The 1989 Taurus was the first to feature the SHO model.
The first Mustang model was built in 1964. Its release was heavily publicized and it remained a popular car until 1973. In subsequent years, other generations of the Mustang were released, though the first generation remained the most popular. In 1999 a new Mustang was released. It managed to capture some of the mystique of the first generation, as well as featured updates thanks to more modern technology.
Ford manufactured four different Taurus models as of November 2010: Taurus, SE, Taurus SEL, Taurus Limited and Taurus Sho. The four-door vehicle accommodates five people and comes standard with a SecuriCode keyless entry, an audio system with MP3 playback and solar-tinted glass. Ford manufactures the Taurus models with different torque specifications.
The 2007 Ford Focus is available as a two- or four-door hatchback and four-door sedan. Hatchbacks and sedans come in S, SE and SES versions. The sedans are also available in the ST model. The Focus retailed for between $13,715 and $17,330. Kelley Blue Book values the '07 Focus between $7,725 and $9,925 in late 2010.
In 2007, Ford produced and sold two models of the Mustang, the V-6 model and the GT. The V-6 model came in four trims--the deluxe convertible, premium convertible, deluxe coupe and premium coupe. This vehicle had an original manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of $19,250 to $25,070, depending upon the trim.
The 1999 Ford Econoline is a cargo van that comes in three models, the E-250, E-350 SD and E-150. It was marketed as a commercial work van and not as a van for families. The vehicle has a large 138-inch wheelbase. According to Edmunds.com, the van has a better than average crash test score.
The 1995 Ford F-150 pickup truck was available in a range of models for both short and long beds, regular and extended cabs and two-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. It was released at an MSRP between $16,157 and $19,294. It has a Kelley Blue Book Value ranging from $2,150 to $3,475 (as of late 2010).
The Ford El Falcon was a full-size car produced by Ford for the Australian market. The vehicle was manufactured and sold between 1996 and 1998. It was available either as a sedan or wagon. The car's chief rival was the VT Commodore produced by Holden, an Australian subsidiary of General Motors.
The Ford Econoline van was produced from 1988 through 2002 and provided users with large hauling capacity. In 1996, there were seven models of the Econoline van, including the E150, E250, E250 HD, E250 Super, E250 HD Super, E350 and E350 Super. The original MSRP of this vehicle ranged from $17,640 to $20,675 depending upon model and options. As of December of 2010, the Kelley Blue Book value of the Ford Econoline ranged from $1,950 to $2,275.
The Ford Fairlane was divided into three categories: the 500 Series, the 500 XL Series and the GT/GTA Series. However, the four-door versions of the Fairlane were limited to only the 500 Series category. Within this category were three models that were available with four doors, the Sedan, the Station Wagon and the Squire. Each model was issued its own number, and all three models shared the same brake and suspension components and engine selections.
Thanks to the seemingly endless number of variations of Ford's F-Series pickup trucks and the brand's propensity for "special edition" and "limited edition" vehicles sporting unique paint schemes, it's almost impossible to keep up with every possible permutation and custom trim level. The confusion surrounding the mysterious Ford F-150 Boss 5.4 is a result of this.
The 2004 Ford F150 Super Cab was released in 14 different trim options. The MSRP varied between $28,050 and $33,465, depending on the available options for power and features. It is available in both two-wheel and four-wheel drive options. The Ford F150 supercab includes additional space for passengers, as opposed to an extended bed.
The Explorer is a popular SUV from the Ford motor company. It had an manufacturer's retail price of $25,649 and a 36-month, 36,000-mile warranty. The 2001 Ford XLT came in two- and four-wheel drive. XLT signifies the trim package and generally is regarded as the highest available, except for the Eddie Bauer edition.
The Ford Focus is a compact car that has been sold by Ford in the United States since the 2000 model year. It had been a strictly European model for a couple years before that. 2008 saw a redesign of the Ford Focus and that newer version was the one still in production for the 2011 model year. Four trim styles of the 2011 Ford Focus were offered: the base S, SE, SES and SEL.
When Ford introduced its 3.0-liter, overhead-valve engine in 1991, the company began phasing out its older 2.9-liter V6. As a result of the phaseout, the 2.9-liter was only available in the four-wheel drive versions of the Ranger in 1991 and 1992. Ford completed the phaseout of the 2.9-liter in 1993, when it was eliminated entirely in favor of the 3.0-liter.
The Ford Five Hundred is a full-size family car that was manufactured from 2005 until 2007, when it was discontinued due to poor sales. During its two-year production run, the car was offered as a front-wheel or four-wheel drive variant with a 3-liter engine. The car is largely identical to the Mercury Montego.
Introduced in 1991, the Explorer is Ford's sport-utility vehicle, with features that turn it from a utility truck to a family wagon. The Eddie Bauer variant includes two- and four-wheel-drive versions that put it near the top of the line.
The 2005 Lincoln Navigator exhibits significant improvements over the 2004 model, according to Automotive.com. One major change is in the transmission, which went from four speeds to six. The engine was revised for fewer emissions and a little more power. The look of the vehicle was also changed. Some of the hard lines were smoothed out, making it look more like a sport utility vehicle (SUV) and less like a truck.
The Ford Taurus is a sedan first unveiled in 1985 that quickly became one of the top-selling vehicles in the United States. The SHO is the midsize sport sedan version of the Taurus, introduced in 1989 as a high-performance vehicle.
The Ford Taurus, a full-size sedan introduced in 1985, became the carmaker's best-selling vehicle in 1987. The Taurus was also the best-selling vehicle in the United States from 1992 to 1996, according to MSN autos. Ford discontinued the Taurus after the 2007 model, which it only sold new to fleet customers; it then revived the model in 2008 for sale to all consumers. The 2007 Ford Taurus came in two trims --- the SE and SEL.
The 200 cubic inch six-cylinder engine was first produced by Ford for the 1963 production year. Unlike most other six cylinder engines, which were arranged in a "V" configuration, the 200 was a straight six cylinder engine, meaning that each all six cylinders were arranged in a single line. The engine's design was periodically modified slightly over the engine's lifespan, but aside from 200s produced in 1963, the torque specifications are uniform among all years.
The Ford Model A was the successor to the popular Ford Model T. Feeling the competition from other car manufacturers such as Dodge and Chevrolet, Henry Ford wanted the Model A to be about style. It debuted in 1927, and the new trim and bright paint made Model A's instantly popular. Ford built more than 1.5 million Model A's in 1929 alone. By the time the last Model A was delivered in 1932, close to 4 million had been made in various styles, including convertibles, trucks, station wagons and sedans.
The Ford Mustang is a line of vehicles that is produced by the Dearborn, Michigan-based Ford Motor Company. The Ford Mustang, which is a two-door compact car, first came onto the market in 1965. Many different models of the Ford Mustang have been manufactured, including the 1982 Ford Mustang GT.
Ford continued to produce several trucks in the F Series in 1968 including the F100, F250 and F350 lines, as well as a few other smaller and less popular lines. Each of these lines had several different available trims. The 1968 Ford pickups were part of the 1967 to 1972 generation. Only minor changes were made to design and mechanics of Ford pickups during this time. Ford ignored the trend to make softer looking and more streamlined trucks and continued instead to produce pickup trucks with a boxier and more angular appearance than many of its competitors.
The Ford Econoline, more commonly known since 2001 as the Ford E-Series Van, is a full-sized van that Ford Motor Company has sold since 1961. It is a popular van in the United States; in 2010 Ford sold 168,722 units. The 2011 model does not constitute a great departure from previous year models. According to Automotive.com, in 2014 the company plans to replace the E-Series with the Ford Transit, the full-sized van that it sells in Europe.
Ford began using the F-series name back in 1948 when it released the F-1, F-2 and F-3: 1/2-ton, 3/4-ton and heavy-duty, respectively. In 1953, Ford changed the truck to---the more modern--- F-100, F-250 and F-350. The F-250, formerly the F-2, has always been and still remains Ford's 3/4-ton pickup. The 1991 F-250 has many drivetrain and body options, giving it appeal to nearly any truck buyer at the time.
The T18 is a heavy-duty four-speed manual transmission manufactured by Borg Warner. Used from 1966 to 1984 on full-size Jeep Cherokees, Wagoneers, J-Series pickups and the CJ-Series from 1971 until 1979, the T18 is a fully synchronized "toploading" transmission. A "toploading" transmission allows access to the inner-workings through a removable top cover. Both the T18 case and top cover are cast-iron, with the case considered narrow for a heavy-duty transmission. Featured on both Ford and Jeep vehicles, the T18s used in each are slightly different. Identification is accomplished through a series of visual methods and by identifying known T18 casting…
Beginning with the model year 2005, Ford modified its Escape crossover sport utility vehicle with hybrid technology. The 2007 Ford Escape Hybrid represents the third year of production, with the basic Escape SUV and hybrid technology relatively unchanged. The vehicle is a full hybrid in that it can operate solely on the electric battery at low speeds; the 2007 model has four-wheel drive and numerous specifications related to its hybrid technology.
The legendary Ford Thunderbird was introduced to the market in 1954. According to Edmunds, the Thunderbird was born out of Ford's competition with Chevrolet. Chevy's Corvette debuted in 1953. The Corvettes success inspired engineers at Ford to immediately begin work on an appropriate and competitive response. In its first year of production the Thunderbird sold over 16,000 models. By 1974, the Thunderbird was in its 6th generation.
Since its invention in the 1940s, air conditioning has changed considerably. Now, air conditioning systems are computer controlled, giving the driver unprecedented control over the level of airflow and temperature. The three main components in any air conditioning system are the compressor, the evaporator and the receiver dryer. These three components work in tandem to cool incoming air and filter it into the car. Ford is not alone in using air conditioning in its automobiles, with most of its models coming with air conditioning as standard.
The 1996 Ford F-350 is part of the Ford Motor Company's heavy duty line of pick-up trucks. The 1996 was part of the ninth generation of F-series trucks and the following year would mark a change in body style for the F-350 and the smaller F-250. The F-350 is a popular model because it is designed for both commercial and private use.
The Ford Motor Company is one of America's big three automakers. Since founder Henry Ford released the Model-A Ford in 1903, Ford has continued pushing the development of affordable, reliable cars, trucks, and SUVs for a worldwide automobile market.
While both relate to automobile weight ratings, GCWR stands for gross combination weight rating, and GVWR stands for gross vehicle weight rating. These values are specified by the manufacturer and are individual to each model and trim of a vehicle. GVWR is important when loading the vehicle itself, and GCWR is important when calculating how much of a load on a trailer the vehicle can pull.
The 2006 Ford Taurus continues the redesign trend that began in 2004. The only body styling available is a four-door sedan, although two trim models are available: SE and SEL. Ford nearly discontinued the Taurus line after 2006, but after a two-year hiatus, Ford reintroduced the Taurus, and it is still being produced as of 2010.
The Ford AU Falcon is a full sized car engineered by Tickford. It was manufactured from 1998, when it replaced the EL Falcon, until 2002 when it was succeeded by the BA Falcon. With the exception of some cosmetic styling, the Falcon AU retained its technical set of specifications during its four years of production. The car was manufactured to be sold exclusively to the Australian market.
The Ranger is a small pickup truck manufactured by Ford. The name "Ranger" was originally applied to their F-150 as an option package. The first actual Ford Ranger debuted for the 1982 model year. By the 2004 model year, the Ranger had established itself as one of the most popular compact trucks on the market. The 2004 Ford Ranger offered a wide range of trim styles and other design options from which to choose.
The first Ford Taurus hit dealer showrooms for the 1985 model year. The car quickly became the best-selling U.S. car. The Taurus was a mid-sized sedan and had a major redesign in 1996. There were six trim styles available on the 2002 Ford Taurus. Of those, the SE was positioned just above the base LX model of the car.
First introduced by Ford in 1982, the Ranger pickup truck has been a popular choice for drivers ever since. Perhaps keeping in mind the motto, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it," Ford made relatively few changes to the 2005 Ranger from the previous model year. The 2005 Ranger was made available in several different body models, ensuring the Ford truck fan wouldn't be disappointed.
The Ford Ranger was first manufactured in 1982. In its initial run, the Ranger came in two models. By 1998, 15 models were available, ranging from a two-wheel drive with two seats to a four-wheel drive with an extended cab.
The Ford Mustang is one of the most iconic cars still being manufactured. When it was first introduced for the 1964 1/2 model year, it started a whole new type of car, which was dubbed the "pony car" in its honor. The older versions of the car have remained popular with collectors, while new Mustangs have consistently sold well. Of the body types offered for the 1993 Mustang only the LXs came with a 2.3-liter engine.
The Ford 1320 is a tractor that was produced between the years of 1987 and 1998. While it was distributed by Ford, it was actually manufactured by a Japanese company called Shibaura. It cost around $12,000 new in 1998.
Ford F-250 trucks remained popular vehicles throughout much of their product run. When the 2006 model year debuted, Ford F-Series trucks had been the best selling trucks in the United States for 27 years. Starting with the 1999 model, the Ford F-250 was only offered in the "super duty" configuration. The super duty trucks were built on a different platform than the lighter-duty F-150s.
The 2007 Ford Escape, a sport utility vehicle, comes in 12 different models. The two and four wheel drive versions of the XLT, XLT Sport and Limited models all come with V6 engines, and cost between $23,130 and $26,380 when first released. According to Kelley Blue Book, the average resale price for these same models in November 2010 ranges from $13,000 to $18,000.
The Ranger is Ford Motor Company's compact pickup truck. 1983 was the first model year of the Ranger. The Ranger has been one of the best-selling domestic pickup trucks since its debut in mid-1982. Only two styles of the 1991 Ranger, the STX and the XLT, had six-cylinder engines, four-wheel drive, automatic transmissions and 2.9-liter engines straight from the factory.
The 1994 Ford Ranger pickup truck comes in numerous trim levels, including several with the XLT designation. The overall size of the truck varies between trim levels that have short or extended beds, as well as a regular or SuperCabs. The Ranger SuperCab adds two additional seats in the rear portion of the truck's cab.
The 1996 Ford Ranger is a medium-sized pickup with a broad selection of features and four basic versions. Each version provides buyers with a variety of choices including engine size, transmission type, powertrain and more. The Ranger also offers two sizes of regular and super cab: 4x2- and 4x4-wheel drive, respectively, At its introduction, the Ranger's sold for a MSRP of $10,575 to $20,295.
The 2011 Ford E-350 XL Extended Cab is the only E-Series passenger van with standard seating for 15. Other standard interior features include front-seating air conditioning, a tilt steering wheel, front and rear floor mats and light switches on all the doors. Interested customers have to pay additional option fees for modern technological additions like voice-activated communication and entertainment systems, a navigation system and satellite radio. The starting price for the Ford 2011 E-Series E-350 XL Extended is $33,370.
The Econoline, known as the E-Series, is a full-size van from Ford. The E-Series is available as a passenger and cargo van. The passenger van is refereed to as the E-Series Wagon and the cargo van is known as the E-Series Van. For the 2011 model year, both styles are available as a half-ton van dubbed the E-150.
The Ford company built its first commercial model tractor, the Fordson Model F, in 1917. This vehicle began the agricultural industry's replacement of horse-pulled plows. Over the years, Ford tractors were developed to deliver increased speed and quieter operation. In addition, later models offered amenities like greater cubic-inch displacement, automatic depth control, large-capacity oil filters, steel wheels, mixed fuel and diesel engines.
The Ford Explorer is a mid-sized SUV built by the Ford Motor Company since 1990. The 1998 Ford Explorer was manufactured in several trim levels that included the Explorer Sport, XL, XLT, Eddie Bauer Edition and Limited. The XLT trim level came with up to three engine choices and along with the Limited and Eddie Bauer editions, offered the most power and luxury.
F-Series Fords are very common sights on American roads.The F-150 is most commonly used as a consumer vehicle, while the larger F-250 is frequently used as a work truck. Whenever a job or a trip demands more equipment than can be carried in the F-250's bed, a trailer can be hooked up. To that end, the 1995 F-250 had robust towing capabilities, especially in its larger XL variants.
Ford Torino closed out the muscle-car era with its 429 cubic-inch Cobra Jet package. Torino had three engines available, and four body styles, but it was the Cobra package that spoke to performance.
The Ford cargo van line is available in E-150, E-250 and E-350 models. The E-150 is the base model, and the E-250 and E-350 are heavy-duty models. Ford cargo vans are work vans with seating for two and a large interior cargo space. These cargo vans are built for commercial work, offering navigation systems and work solutions packages to link crew chiefs with crews in other fleet vehicles.
The Ford 302 cubic inch V-8 small block engine first appeared in 1968 Ford Mustang replacing the 289 cubic inch V-8. The 302 has its roots in the 289. The stroke on the 289 was increased from 2.87 to 3.0028 inches, which increased the displacement to 302 cubic inches. Both the 289 and the 302 belong to the Ford 90-degree engine family. Each 302 varies in output and specifications.
The Ford Bronco, an off-road vehicle was produced from 1966 through 1996. The smaller, compact vehicle was built from 1966 to 1977, and the large, full-size version was offered from 1978 to 1996. In 1974, more than 2 million Broncos were produced by Ford Motor Co.
People who drive Ford Mustangs typically don't view their cars just as a means of getting from point A to point B. Mustang drivers tend to be aficionados, paying extra-special attention to the care and maintenance of their vehicles and the many different ways they can customize their cars so they stand out from the crowd. Customized Mustangs have long been a stalwart at car shows around the country, and with a special paint job, you might just find yourself at a show, too.
The Ford 4.6-liter engine is also known as the Ford modular engine and was introduced in 1991. It was originally a two-valve, single overhead camshaft (SOHC) V8 engine, but has had several variations and upgrades over the years, including the four-valve dual overhead camshaft (DOHC) and three-valve SOHC. While specifications vary between each engine, the general components used within each remain the same.
The F250 nameplate has been used since the 1950s at Ford Motor Co. to designate its heavier duty pickup trucks. In the 1980s Ford started installing diesel engines manufactured by International Harvester in its pickups. Since the diesel V-8 was much heavier than its gasoline counterpart, the F250 HD (heavy duty) was formed. In 1999 this truck became known as the Super Duty. In 2001, the Super Duty still offered a diesel V-8 made by Navistar, which Ford dubbed the Powerstroke.
The Ford Fairmont AU3 was manufactured by the Australian division of Ford. The Fairmont was produced as part of the Falcon model line and was released shortly after the Falcon XP. The Fairmont was seen as an advancement in Australian automobiles with the discontinuation of the Squire and Futura models. The 2001 Ford Fairmont AU3 is a four-door sedan with seating for five.
The 7.3-liter Ford F-350 is a rugged but comfortable pickup truck of the Ford F-series lineup. The 7.3-liter Power Stroke normally aspirated engine was introduced to the F-350 in 1988. The turbocharged version was developed in 1993 to rival Dodge's turbocharged Cummins engine. In 1998 the 7.3-liter F-350 became a part of Ford's Super Duty F-Series and was designed for purposes ranging from commercial and personal use to heavy-duty applications.
The Ford Aerostar Van was produced between 1992 and 1997. It was available in two trim levels, standard and XLT. The XLT had a larger engine option, as well as premium radio options. The XLT was also available with more cargo space and a longer overall length. Specifications for the 1997 Ford Aerostar and Aerostar XLT include the dimensions, the engine and transmission, the suspension and the brakes.
The Ford 429, or 7.0 liter engine, differed from its predecessors, the 427 and the 428, by offering thinner wall castings, longer bore centers, larger bearings and canted valve cylinder heads that formed a slightly hemispherical combustion chamber. This engine was available after 1968. Manufacturers set specifications for its components, such as torque specifications, which are expressed in foot-pounds (ft-lbs.). To ensure engine stability, engine bolts must be torqued or bolted down to a certain weight specification under manufacturer guidelines.
The Ford F-250 has a reputation as a durable towing and hauling truck. While the F-250 is a workhorse, improvements over the years have turned it into a more comfortable, quieter ride. The 2011 F-250 offers four different models. Keep in mind the comfort and function of the seat configurations when shopping for your new truck.
The 2000 Ford Explorer comes in several trim levels, including the XLS, which offers either a two-wheel-drive or four-wheel-drive format. The XLS trim level has features such as power locks, power windows, air conditioning, cassette and CD player, tachometer, rack and pinion steering, as well as an independent front suspension and live rear suspension.
Although Ford's 390 cubic inch eight-cylinder engine was first produced for the 1961 production year, it was not a popular engine choice until the mid-1960s. The 390 is perhaps most notable for being the first big-block engine installed in the Mustang in 1967, although it was replaced by the 428 engine in the middle of the following year. The 390's design varies slightly from most other engines of the time, such as the use of rocker arm shafts rather than pedestal-mounted rocker arms. For this reason, the 390's factory torque specifications should be followed.
The Ford E-450 Recreational Vehicle (RV) has had several complaints and safety reports regarding problems with the vehicle's anti-lock braking system (ABS) and brakes. There are two safety reports published at Car-and-Safety.com, and one technical service bulletin (TSB) issued by Ford on the E-450's ABS brakes. The safety reports concern a design defect as well as a brake pedal kickback.
The Ford big-block 390 is a member of the Ford-Edsel, (FE) family of 90-degree V8 engines. It was manufactured from 1961 to 1976. It was a widely used standard motor in many Ford cars and trucks of the time.
The Ford Taurus was first introduced in 1986. According to Edmunds, the Taurus was influenced by the smooth shape of the Audi 5000, which had been released the year before, and it sold well for most of its model years. The 1997 version of the Taurus had a cleaner-running engine than previous model years, and it earned the California low-emission vehicle status. That year, the Taurus was available in four model styles, and the engines in the various models were able to produce a respectable amount of torque.
The Ford Explorer is a medium-size SUV produced and distributed by the Ford Motor Company. The Ford Explorer has been one of the centerpieces in Ford's vehicle lineup since it was introduced in 1990. The 2005 edition contains many different models that may have different interior and performance enhancements. Regardless of which version of the 2005 Ford Explorer you choose, the safety, handling and convenience features will remain identical.
Four-wheel drive features a drivetrain that transfers power to each wheel separately. This system, which is primarily used on SUVs and all-terrain vehicles as well as pickup trucks, distributes power to any or all of the wheels at a given time. This gives the vehicle the ability to navigate rough terrain more easily. The Ford F-150, F-250 and Ranger were all available with four-wheel drive in 1995.
The F-150 is Ford's entry in the full-size, half-ton pickup market. The Heritage was produced in 2004 and featured styling that was similar to the 2003 model, but was not available on the newer models, including a manual transmission and V-6 engine. Pricing on the Heritage ranged from $19,610 to $29,275, depending on which trim levels were chosen.
The 302 cubic-inch engine was introduced in 1968 to replace the 289 cubic-inch version. The two engines are almost identical, but the 302 delivers more horsepower and was the engine that gave the Chevy Camaro the speed advantage over the Ford Mustang. Replacing some of the standard, factory-issued components can improve it even further. Doing this requires some automotive knowledge, so you may want to read some literature about it or take a class in basic mechanics before you begin.
Multiple vehicles released by the American automaker feature a 4.2-liter V-6 engine. Among these models are versions of the Ford Freestar van, Econoline van and F-150 pickup truck. While these models share the same engine size, their specifications are different. The Freestar series ended in 2007. In 2010, the F-150 remains active and the Econoline goes by the name "E-Series."
The Ford F-Series have been the best selling trucks in American for 27 straight years, according to ford.com. The 1998 Ford F-250 is sleek and strong, built to be a work and everyday driver. The pricing was equally as impressive with the regular cab, base model, MSRP coming in at $17,860 to the Lariat super cab with extended bed priced at $24,740.
The 1965 Thunderbird was essentially the same vehicle as the 1964 model, which was a completely redesigned car from the 1961 to 1963 generation. However, the 1965 model did feature some minor changes, such as the addition of sequential turn signals and front disk brakes as standard equipment. Whereas the first generation Thunderbird's were designed as a sports car, the 1965 model was a full-size luxury vehicle. The 1965 model's popularity continues with collectors today.
Ford Motors started manufacturing its popular Taurus line of sports sedans and wagons in 1986. In 2002, Ford continued the fourth, and last generation of this model, which featured the new body style and engines first offered in 2000. The 2002 lineup only made a few cosmetic changes, such as new interior lights. Prospective buyers of the 2002 Taurus sedan could choose from four options packages, which included the SES and SES Deluxe.
The Ford Focus is a four-door sedan available annually in four different versions. These models include the S, SE, SES and SEL. The Focus's exterior color options include blue, black, red, gray, beige and white. Among the interior options are black and med stone cloth and leather.
Ford produced the Mustang with only two engine options for the 1991 model year, the 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine and the 5.0-liter eight-cylinder engine. The 2.3-liter was standard equipment, and the 5.0-liter was optional equipment as part of the GT package. However, the 5.0-liter engine was the only available engine for the Cobra version of the Mustang. Generally, each engine has its own torque specifications that must be carefully followed upon reassembly.
A tractor trailer cab is extremely large and may be difficult to enter safely, especially for someone of short stature. Climbing into a big truck cab could also be dangerous during wet or icy weather, when improper entry methods could result in a fall and injury. A few basic steps will help anyone enter a large truck cab safely and easily. Drivers should follow these steps as a general habit to avoid injury and during testing for a commercial driver's license to avoid losing safety points.
The Ford galaxy is a large, five-door multipurpose vehicle (MPV). There are a variety of Ford Galaxy models. From the five-door MPV 1.8 TDCi, with 100 bhp and seven seats, to the five-door MPV 1.8 TDCi with 125 bhp, to the top-specification five-door MPV 2.3 Zetec Auto seven-seat with 161 bhp, all Ford Galaxy models aim to offer performance and leg room.
The 2000 Ford E-450 came in a powerful V10 edition. The E-450 was manufactured as a stripped-down chassis for commercial use such as for small deliveries. The Ford E-Series trucks have been produced since 1960. The V10 engine was upgraded and improved over the previous year's model to produce more power and standard features.
The Ford Model T was a automobile produced by the Ford Motor Company from 1908 to 1927. This vehicle is regarded as the first affordable automobile produced in the world. The Model T was one of the first cars to be produced using an assembly line, which in turn, cut down on cost and sped up production. It is commonly said that Henry Ford, the creator of the Model T, insisted that the vehicle only be available in black. This was true in the later stages of the vehicle's production; however, prior to 1914, the Model T was available in…
The 2007 Ford Freestyle offered several upgrades and new optional packages, including the interior convenience group package, interior power package and safety and security package. The Ford Freestyle comes in four trim models: SEL FWD (four-wheel drive), SEL AWD (all-wheel drive), Limited FWD and Limited AWD. Beginning in 2007, all Limited models came standard with 18-inch wheels.
The 2008 Toyota Highlander is a sport utility vehicle offered in six models. These models include 4x4 (four-wheel-drive) and 4x2 (two-wheel-drive) versions of the base, Sport and Limited trims. The 2008 Highlander originally had a retail price between $27,500 and $34,350. As of late 2010, the Highlander is valued between $22,400 and $28,900, according to Kelley Blue Book.
The 1987 Ford F-150 pickup truck was offered in three models: Regular, Super Cab and Crew Cab. These models featured two or four door entry with a cargo bed capacity of half a ton. 1987 marked the eighth generation of Ford F-Series trucks, and it remains Ford's best-selling pickup truck.
The V8-powered 1934 Ford Flatbed Truck became one of the most celebrated vehicles of the Great Depression, thanks to its dependability and its versatility. It was equally popular among collectors, restorers and hot rodders.
For the 1966 model year, Ford truck buyers could select from a range of trucks including 1/2-ton, 3/4-ton and 1-ton models with the option of four-wheel drive. Ford offered its heavier-duty trucks, the F-250 and F-350, as four-door Crew Cabs with seating for six, and 1966 was the final year of the fourth-generation Ford F-series.
Ford Motor Co. has been using turbocharged power-stroke diesel engines in its heavy-duty pickup trucks 1994. Four generations of engines have been built over that time, requiring owners to follow oil specifications that can vary with each generational change.
The Ford 302 Cam, manufactured from 1968 to 1973, utilizes an eight-cylinder engine. The vehicle was designed with road racing in mind and can be further modified for speed and acceleration. Ford offered two later models based on the 302, designed especially with speed in mind -- the Tunnel Port 302 and Boss 302.
The Ford 555 was manufactured in 1983, but the series continued until the 1990's. The 555A started in 1984, the 555B began in 1985, the 555C started in 1988 and the 555D began in 1992. It is a diesel backhoe that can also be used as a loader in warehouses or barns.
The F-150, Ford's full-size pickup offering, was the first truck with a fourth door as a standard option on all Super Cab trim levels. There were several changes for the 2003 model-year, including all of the four-wheel drive models, such as chrome running boards for the King Ranch trim and a six-disc CD changer. The manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) for the 2003 four-wheel drive models ranged from $22,465 to $37,035.
The Ford F250 is Ford's smallest heavy-duty truck. It is available in four trim levels: XL, XLT, Lariat and King Ranch. The XL is the basic version and the XLT was designed for towing. The Lariat and King Ranch trims are luxury versions featuring leather seats and satellite radio.
Since its debut in 1964, the Ford Mustang has evolved into a highly recognized brand, inspiring a new class of "pony" sports cars and the formation of Mustang-exclusive clubs. In 1989, the Mustang was produced with eight different trims and featured few significant upgrades over the previous year. The two GT trims released in 1989 featured either a hatchback or convertible design and were some of the most expensive trims, retailing for $13,272 and $17,512, respectively.
The F250 is part of Ford's line of Super Duty trucks alongside the F350 and F450. It is available in XL, XLT and Lariat trims and the premium packages available for this model include King Ranch, Lariat Chrome and XTR Plus. The 2011 Ford F250 is available brand new starting at $35, 499.
The 1998 Ford Escort Wagon shares many features with the sedan and coupe models of the same line. The Escort Wagon comes in a single trim, the SE, and was originally priced on the market at $13, 930. This automobile is valued at between $2,925 to $3,050 in 2010 by Kelley Blue Book.
All three American car manufacturers offer turbo-charged diesel engines with their heavy-duty pickup trucks. Dodge Ram, Ford F-Series and Chevrolet Silverado models include optional diesels offering solid performance in the form of very good horsepower, torque, payload and towing capabilities.
The Ford Fairlane is a classic muscle car; redesigned in 1966, the GT model was the first to offer manual shifting. All models manufactured after this were created as GTAs, the automatic-transmission version of the Fairlane. This vintage car's power could easily be compared to that of a 1966 Chevelle SS396, because of its manual transmission. For your Fairlane's maximum performance, be sure to look for the transmission that fits your vehicle's VIN number and the era in which it was created.
The 2000 Ford F-250 is available in four models: XL 4x2 SD Regular Cab, which is the standard version; XLT 4x2 SD Regular Cab, Lariat 4x2 SD Regular Cab and XL 4x4 SD Regular Cab. The standard F-250 is equipped with an intercooled turbo, four-wheel disc anti-locking brakes and stainless steel exhaust. It has a spacious interior and a large bed suitable for hauling large and heavy loads.
Following the Mustang's complete redesign in 2005, the 2006 model adds even more enhancements to the sporty car, including two new color options: vista blue clearcoat metallic and tungsten grey clearcoat metallic. The 2006 Mustang came in five different trims -- V6 Standard, V6 Deluxe, V6 Premium, GT Deluxe and GT Premium -- each available in both a convertible and coupe version. Only the GT models came with the high-performance V8 engine, however.
The 1993 Ford Mustang continues Ford's line of sports cars by offering coupe, hatchback, and convertible models. The 1993 Mustang retailed for between $10,860 and $21,000 depending on the model. Kelley Blue Book values the 1993 Mustang between $2,500 and $5,625 as of late 2010. The Mustang series of cars remains active in 2010.
The 1996 Ford Thunderbird is a two-door coupe available exclusively as the LX model. The 1996 Thunderbird retailed for $17,485 when it came out. In late 2010, Kelley Blue Book values the car between $2,075 and $2,175. The Thunderbird series of sports cars began in the 1950s and was discontinued in 2005.
The 2000 Ford Taurus Wagon is a four-door station wagon version of the popular Taurus sedan. The Taurus Wagon is available in one model, the SE. Upon its release, the Wagon retailed for $20,090. In late 2010, Kelley Blue Book valued the Wagon in fair to excellent condition at $4,525 to $4,750.
General Motors manufactured the 3.1-liter six-cylinder engine from 1993 through the 1999 production year. The engine was used in a number of different vehicles, including the Corsica, the Ciera, the Grand Prix and the Celebrity. The engine was typically offered as optional equipment in vehicles where a four-cylinder engine was standard equipment. Follow the engine's torque specifications closely to avoid damaging the engine upon reassembly.
The F-350 Super Duty is Ford's heavy-duty pickup line, which is built on a separate platform from the light-duty F-150. The 2010 model includes two new engines and the Cabela trim level, highlighted by two-tone paint, embossed interior details and lockable storage. The truck has 46 four-wheel and rear-wheel trimlines.
The Ranger is a compact pickup tuck that was introduced by Ford in 1982 for the 1983 model year. Motoring through the 1980s and into the early '90s, the Ford Ranger saw very few changes. The 1992 Ranger is the final year for the first-generation of the truck and two engines are available, including a four-cylinder and a V-6.
The Ford NAA, or Jubilee, is a farm and agricultural tractor. It was manufactured from 1953 to 1954 and was created to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Ford Motors. Its price in 1954 was $1,560. A total of 128,965 Ford NAA tractors were made during the two years of its production.
The 1994 Ford F-150 comes in numerous trim levels, some with extended beds or SuperCabs for accommodating more occupants. The 1994 F-150 comes with standard equipment like an independent front suspension and live rear suspension, a full-size spare tire, ABS brakes and the option of either a short or long cargo bed.
Ford introduced the Escape compact car-based sport utility vehicle in the 2001 model year. The 2005 model year saw the introduction of an all-new four-cylinder engine, which was the base engine offered in the Escape XLT, as well as an all-new automatic transmission. For the 2005 model year, XLT was slotted above the XLS trim level and below the Limited package.
The Ford Motor Company has been manufacturing and producing trucks for more than 60 years. As a member of the F-series line, the F-150 is a durable hardworking truck used by many owners for hauling occupational equipment and recreational toys. Consumers will see that the 1992 F-150 XL Regular Cab with four-wheel drive was built with specifications and features to be used for work or play.
The Ford 2.3-liter inline-four engine has been used in the Ford Fusion as the base engine for this mid-sized sedan from 2006 to 2009. Edmunds reports that the engine was underpowered, not offering the needed performance to move this five-passenger sedan effectively.
Torque is a statistic used to describe how well an automobile can accelerate and tow. The torque statistic is dependent on the strength of the engine, so it is variable among different vehicle models. Generally, the larger the engine, the more powerful the torque. Trucks and sports utility vehicles often generate more torque than compact and mid-sized cars.
The Ford F-150 comes in a wide array of trim levels, some of which come with a crew cab that accommodates up to five occupants and has four exterior doors. Customers have a wide array of options to choose from out of the different crew cab models, including options for either a 6.5-foot-long bed or an 8-foot-long bed.
The 1991 Ford Ranger is a pickup truck available in multiple versions. Among these versions are five that have four-wheel drive and a 2.9-liter V6 engine. These models are the Sport Regular Cab Long Bed, Sport Regular Cab Short Bed, Regular Cab Short Bed, Regular Cab Long Bed, and SuperCab. Upon their release, these models retailed between $13,948 and $15,266.
The Ford Falcon is an iconic car produced in Australia from the 1950s continuing on into the 2000s. Ford Falcons were also produced in Argentina and America, however their production has ceased. The EL XR8 Falcon is a sporty version of the basic Ford Falcon and is powered by a high specification V-8 engine. EL XR8 Falcons were produced between 1996 and 1998 and are considered by some to be a collector's item. These Falcons are easily recognized by their four circular headlights.
Introduced in 1986, the Ford Taurus became one of the United States' top-selling cars. However, the Taurus was quickly considered outdated compared to its direct rivals, the Toyota Camry and the Honda Accord. Ford responded to the lack of positive reviews with the Five Hundred series. As a result, the Taurus line, specifically the 2007 model, was designed for the rental car market.
The Aerostar was the Ford Motor Company's first entry into the world of minivans. Ford produced this minivan until 1997, when the American car manufacturer discontinued it and replaced it with the Windstar.
The first Ford Taurus model, the 1986 Taurus, was arguably one of the two most significant vehicles produced in the 1980s, along with the Chrysler Minivan. The introduction of the Taurus was particularly important to the Ford Motor Company, as Ford was losing market share in the early 1980s. In 2010, the Ford Taurus continues to be Ford's flagship car, with new and used models like the 1999 Taurus available on the market.
The 2005 Lincoln Navigator is a four-door sports utility vehicle available in four different versions. Among these versions are two- and four-wheel drive editions of the Luxury and Ultimate models. The 2005 Navigator had a manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of between $50,325 and $56,975 upon its release.
The Ford F-150 is a light truck with and aluminum engine block. It was introduced in 1975 and, according to Truck Trend Auto News, has been the best-selling American truck for more than 30 years. It comes with a straight-six, aluminum engine and its torque and towing capacity compares well with many more expensive V-8 trucks. The 1995 F150 comes with a choice of two or four-wheel drive and five different engine types.
The F-150, Ford's full-sized, half-ton pickup truck, was the first truck to provide a fourth door as a standard feature on all SuperCab trims. The 2006 model featured a limited edition Harley-Davidson package that included monotone black 22-inch aluminum wheels, high-gloss black interior and black leather seats. This was available in either the two- or all-wheel drive models.
Ford-New Holland was formed when Ford, in 1985, purchased the company New Holland. Ford-New Holland was sold to FIAT six years later in 1991 and, while the Ford name was dropped from the tractors at the beginning of the twenty-first century, the New Holland name remains in use by the company CNH Global. Many tractors were manufactured under the brand Ford-New Holland, such as the 1520, 5640, 8210 and 9030 models.
There are many reasons why Ford is the number one seller of pickup trucks in the United States. Ford makes regular, extended and super cab pickups with a variety of engine sizes and body styles. Available in many price points, Ford trucks are popular with everyone from businessmen to ranchers. The 2003 Ford F-250 has a higher ground clearance than the 2002 model. It is nicely equipped in the standard model with many available upgrades.
Ford has been producing vehicles for more than 100 years and manufactures a wide variety of cars, trucks, crossovers, sport utility and commercial vehicles. Ford also had a firm, Fordson, that was established in the early 1900s and manufactured tractors. The company was eventually sold and as of 2001 the Ford name stopped being used on tractors. The 445 is an industrial tractor produced in 1983.
The Ford 351 Cleveland powered Ford's racing cars and street machines for only four years, 1969 to 1974, before leaving the automotive world. During that time the engine established an ability to adapt to a number of situations, from NASCAR to the family station wagon. Part of the reason for this adaptability came for the cylinder heads mounted on top of the engine block.
The Ford F-450 is a super duty truck designed for hauling and towing large amounts of weight. In order to take on these heavy tasks, the F-450 needs a powerful steering system. At times, though, this steering systems can have problems.
The Ford F-250 is part of the Ford Motor Company's Super Duty line of full-size pickup trucks. The 2010 Ford F-250 is available with three engines -- two gas and one diesel engine. To keep these trucks running properly, fluid service capacities must be followed.
The 2002 Ford F-250 is a pickup truck that is widely used for business and personal use. It is available in both regular and extended cab. Newly offered in 2002 with an option of a six-speed manual transmission, the F-250 is known for its durability and its ability to carry and tow heavy loads. It is capable of towing horse carriers, campers and everything in between. There are many upgrades available for the 2002 Ford F-250, but you will find that the standard models are nicely equipped.
The 2004 Ford F-250 is considered a "super-duty" pickup. This vehicle is able to tow or haul much heavier loads than other pickup trucks like the Ford F-150, and it can compete with competition from Dodge, Chevrolet and GMC. The original base price of the F-250 was $21,750, and different models could cost as much as $$41,705.
General Motors offered the "Z71" package as optional equipment for a number of trucks and sport utility vehicles for the 1997 production year, including the Chevrolet Tahoe, the Chevrolet Blazer and General Motors pickup trucks. The Z71 package was marketed to off-road enthusiasts and consisted primarily of a heavy-duty differential, upgraded tires and a skid plate. Carefully following the Z71's torque specifications is essential to successfully rebuild the engine.
Ford E350 Series full-size vans are popular for family transportation or as work and passenger shuttle vans. The E-Series Ford van is the only model sold in the United States after 2008.
Ford, an American motor company, has created multiple vehicles featuring 2.3-liter I4 engines. Among these are versions of the Mustang sports car, Ranger pickup truck, and Fusion sedan.
The Ford motor company has released multiple vehicles that feature a 4.2-liter V6 engine. Among these are the 1998 Ford Econoline van, 2001 F-150 pickup truck and 2004 Freestar minivan.
The Ford Motor Company developed the Boss 302 small-block V8 engine after Ford performed poorly on the 1968 Trans-Am racing circuit. The new engine was a hybrid featuring characteristics of the 289-cubic-inch V8, Ford's Cleveland engine heads and a Windsor block. Ford manufactured only 8,600 street version and Trans Am racing Boss 302s.
The Ford E-Series of vans has been in production since 2003. Before then, they were known as Econoline E-350. The E-350 has had many engine options throughout the years. From 2004 through 2010, Ford offered an optional 6.0-liter diesel.
Ford introduced the Ford 351C engine, also known as the 351 Cleveland, in 1970. The engine's production took place in Cleveland, Ohio, which is where the name derives from. The small block engine was utilized in several different Ford models throughout the latter half of the 20th century. Like its brother---the Ford 351W---the 351C is 351 cubic inches and is one of Ford's most widespread production engines.
Ford produces an eight-cylinder, 4.6-liter engine. Ford uses this engine in the 2010 F-150, which is available with two variations of the 4.6-liter engine. These are the 248-horsepower and the 292-horsepower.
Ford's flathead V8 engine was a Ford standard from 1932 until 1953. As the first mass produced V8, it was designed to be compact, dependable and affordable. Over the years, it was refined and enhanced, but always remained tough and sturdy.
Allis-Chalmers began manufacturing agricultural equipment in 1914. Based in Milwaukee, the company became an industry leader, innovating products such as hydroturbines, valves and pumps, air purification systems and coal gasification. Its first tractors were called the B-Series, distinct for their bright orange color. The 7045 tractor, a part of the 7000 series, was produced from 1978 to 1981. It constituted a medium-size farm tractor, and it was succeeded by the 8000 series.
A flywheel is a mechanical component of an engine that stabilizes the rotational speed during torque fluctuations by resisting speed changes and, in turn, power fluctuations. The flywheel is mounted to the crankshaft and keeps the angular velocity constant. Depending upon the size and configuration of the engine, the size and weight of the flywheel can vary greatly, but it tends to be the heaviest bearing in the engine.
The 2000 Ford Ranger affords truck drivers and enthusiasts with 4-wheel drive, high-performance handling in a comfortable cab with smooth driving. Ford originally introduced the Ranger pickup truck in 1982, and it has since undergone many revisions. The 2000 series comes in regular or super cab with a variety of trims to choose from. No matter which one you pick, you are getting a good value truck. As of November 2010, Kelley Blue Book lists the Ford Ranger with regular cab and short bed at a starting $3,300 retail value.
In 1980, production began on the Ford Laser, a compact car meant to be sold in Asia, Australia and parts of South America and Africa. Since Ford had acquired a 25-percent stake in Mazda the previous year, the American automaker put Mazda in charge of developing the Laser. A restyled version of the Mazda 323 and Familia models, the Laser was meant to be the Ford Escort's replacement in the Asia-Pacific market. The KE series of Lasers sold from 1987 to 1989 and were available in sedan, hatchback and wagon body styles.
The Ford Focus C-Max is an economical people carrier car introduced in 2003. Called a multi-activity vehicle or a multi-purpose vehicle, it is manufactured by Ford's European divisions and sold in Europe. Ford will sell the C-Max in North America starting in late 2011.
The 1994 Ford F-150 is a pickup truck which was available in a variety of different models that featured different cabs and cargo beds. The weight of the F-150 depends on the model, configuration and size.
The 1967 Ford Mustang was built as a performance car. But it was built more than 40 years ago, and like all vehicles, the wear over time can break down some of the Mustang's critical parts. Changing the spark plugs, points and a condenser and checking vacuum lines, however, can help restore some of the Mustang's original power.
Ford first released the 4.6-liter, dual overhead camshaft engine in 1993. Although the engine was more closely associated with Lincolns and Mercurys, the engine was also used in high-performance Mustang models. The engine featured a total of 32 valves, or four valves for each of the engine's eight cylinders. No major repair work should be performed without the correct torque specifications, as tightening a fastener too much can damage the engine.
The Ford Transit was a line of panel and cargo vans produced and released overseas. For the 2011 model year, Ford released the Transit Connect for the North American market.
The King Ranch is the top of the line trim package offered on Ford's full-sized trucks. Named after the infamous south Texas ranch, this trim level offers the highest level of luxury and ability available in Ford's truck line.
When buying a car, knowing the problems that customers are having can help you make comparisons and purchase a vehicle that you are comfortable with. The Explorer Sport Trac has had its share of problems over the years. Ford has made modifications to the production of Sport Tracs, making the model better than ever.
The Ford E-150 is a no-frills cargo van with three doors often used by small businesses to deliver goods and sometimes people. The 1994 model year for this vehicle features a large fuel tank and a class-competitive engine that provides enough acceleration even when carrying heavy loads.
Since Ford first began production of the Explorer in 1991, it has been one of America's most popular vehicles, according to MSN Autos. In 1998, Explorers were available in 4-wheel drive, all-wheel-drive and rear-wheel drive models with either two or four doors.
The 2000 Ford Transit is a light commercial van sold predominantly in Europe. It sports a 4x2 chassis with 6.5-by-16 inch steel wheels. At 80 kilometers per hour (50 mph), the van's in-cab noise was measured at 76 decibels.
The Lincoln Navigator is a full-sized, sports-utility vehicle available in four different versions for the 2011 model, which is the latest as of 2010. These versions include the 4X2, L 4X2, 4X4 and L 4X4. All versions of the Navigator feature the same wheel specifications. The Navigator retails between $52,000 and $57,000.
The very first automobile manufactured by the Ford Motor Company was offered in 1903. Over the decades, Ford has offered many different lines of vehicles including the Ford F250. Ford's F-Series of pickup trucks was first introduced to consumers in 1948 and is still in production as of 2010. The premier F250 truck first saw production lines in 1953. The 1970 Ford F250 is part of Ford's fifth generation of F250 trucks.
The Ford E-250 Cargo Van serves many owners as a heavy-duty hauler with a 3/4 ton capacity. Fuel specifications for the van vary with the engine. While the EPA does not calculate fuel economy stats for cargo haulers such as the Ford E-250 Cargo Van, the U.S. Department of Energy website Fuel Economy estimates mileage for the 2005 Ford E-250 as 13 MPG city, 17 MPG highway and 15 MPG combined.
The Ford Transit Van is a popular light commercial vehicle built in Europe, Turkey and China. It had never been sold in North America until the release of the 2010 model Transit Connect.
In 1980, Ford redesigned its F-series trucks. The energy crisis of the 1970s demanded a new approach to building vehicles. Fuel efficiency became a consideration as the 1980 Ford F150 body, engine and features changed to meet the needs of the energy-conscious consumer.
Ford uses a standardized part numbering system and specific truck part designations exist within the number itself. Ford has two categories of part numbers: an engineering designation and a service number. Although the two are similar, the engineering designation may have specific engineering codes that do not exist within the service number. The service number is used at the Ford parts department to identify and store the part. A Ford part number can be partially decoded, but consulting a Ford part number listing is necessary for full identification.
The 2007 Ford F-150, a half-ton pickup truck, was part of the 11th production cycle (2004 to 2008) of Ford's popular F-Series. One option came with the STX SuperCab---a combination of the STX trim (right above the base XL) and an extended cab size. With a choice of a four-wheel drive (4WD), the STX came in three versions: one with a short box (Short Box), one with a regular-size box (Regular Box) and a version with side panels attached to its bed (Flareside).
In 2000, Ford introduced the Focus as an entry-level car to their world markets. At the time, the same car was available both in Europe and in the States. To satisfy European customers, the car had very responsive handling and steering. Although the Focus is no longer the same care worldwide, it is still one of the most popular entry-level cars on the market. In 2011, both the Ford Focus SE and Focus SES models are available as both a four-door sedan and two-door coupe. There are, however, notable differences between the two trim lines.
Developed and manufactured by Ford, the 2.9-liter V-6 engine has seen numerous forms and redesigns. The engine was utilized for years and in a series of trucks and SUVs, but was ultimately phased out in favor of newer designs. The most recent Ford vehicle outfitted with the 2.9-liter is the 1991 Ranger truck. Though the engine is available in five different trim models, specifications are identical in each.
The F250 is Ford's entry into the three-quarter ton pickup truck segment. Most versions of this truck are equipped with gasoline engines, but the diesel models derive their power from Ford's venerable Powerstroke diesel motor.
Developed and manufactured by the Lincoln Motor Company, the Continental was first offered to American consumers in 1940. Specifications for the 1998 Continental tires are consistent among the main wheels, but differ for the spare tire.
The 1996 Ford Ranger is a pickup truck available in multiple versions. These versions are divided into three different bed options: short, long, and standard. The Ranger series started in the 1980s and remains active in 2010. The 1996 Ranger retailed for between $10,500 and $20,300 when it was released. In late 2010, its value sits between $2,300 and $3,300.
Working in and around heavy vehicles like trucks presents many challenges to your personal safety. Something as simple as entering or exiting a truck tractor cab can be dangerous if you don't do it properly. Even veteran drivers can sustain injuries if they become careless.
The 2000 Ford Econoline Van is an ideal people-carrier for your used vehicle needs; but before heading down to the dealership you should first make certain that the interior specifications meet your basic requirements. This can help to save time during your vehicle search, preventing you from looking at models which are not large enough to suit your purposes.
The Transit Connect is a panel van that is produced by the American automaker, Ford. The Transit Connect is available throughout the European continent and was released in Mexico in 2007.
The Ford Festiva was the manufacturer's attempt to infiltrate the subcompact car market. Ford joined up with Kia Motors in 1986 to develop this vehicle. It was released in 1988 and production continued until it was replaced, in 1994, by the Ford Aspire. The 1988 through 1993 Ford Festiva had only one engine through its production life and there were very few changes made to it over the years.
The 1972 Ford Gran Torino is a popular sports car that is widely considered a classic model. Knowing the factory specs for your proposed purchase will give you a leg up on the competition, allowing you to successfully negotiate for your dream car.
The Ford Ranger Splash pickup truck was first introduced in 1993. It is similar to its other Ford Ranger cousins in body style and performance, however there are several notable differences. The Ford Ranger Splash was designed to be a more street-oriented version of the Ranger and has found a following with custom modification groups. The 1994 model is typical of the early Ford Ranger Splashes.
The 1996 Ford Explorer is a sports utility vehicle available in several two- and four-door versions. The two- and four-door versions of the XL model are available in two- and four-wheel drive. The Sport models are exclusively two-door, while the XLT and Eddie Bauer models are only four-door. Torque varies per model, as the engines sometimes differ.
The Mainline was the entry-level car for Ford through 1956. The car's appearance was much like the 1955 model with some revisions to the grille and trim, but there were major changes inside the vehicle. Safety had become more of a concern and seatbelts were introduced for the first time. A padded dash, sun visor and a safer steering wheel were part of a program to improve safety in the event of an accident.
The Ford 5550 is a type of tractor with a backhoe. A backhoe is a piece of excavating equipment consisting of a digging bucket that is attached to a two-part arm, and is typically mounted to a tractor or a front loader. Also called a rear actor or a back actor, backhoes are commonly used to load excavated material onto machines like dump trucks.
Chrysler first introduced the Concorde in 1993, according to MSN Autos. The car was redesigned in 1998, with the 2001 version introducing new features including passenger side airbags and low emission vehicle standards that met the requirements in all 50 states. The 2001 Chrysler Concord came in two trim versions: the LX and LXi. The car had an original retail price between $22,909 and $24,730.
Powerstroke is a line of diesel engines used in Ford trucks and originally built by Navistar, the company once known as International Harvester. A 6.4-liter turbo diesel V-8 engine was built by Navistar for Ford, offering good performance in Ford Super Duty trucks.
The Ford Customline was made from 1952 through 1956. It was designed as a mid-range vehicle, between the Crestline and Mainline. The car offered some of the options of the Crestline, but maintained enough qualities of the Mainline to remain affordable. In 1956 the car would become the Victoria, and eventually the Crown Victoria. The Customline became Ford's main car in the '60s.
The Ford Ranchero was a combination passenger car and pickup truck. The vehicle was first produced in 1957 and sold as its own model. From 1960 until 1964, the Ranchero was offered under the Falcon's model designation. The Ranchero was designed to compete with compact import cars. For this reason, the 1962 model's engine selection was limited to only small six-cylinder types and sold for a base price of $2,298.00.. The Falcon Rancheros are still prized by collectors.
Since its inception in 1903, the Ford Motor Company has constantly innovated new technologies in both the automobile and the production of automobiles. The Ford flathead V8 engine was introduced in 1932 and was the first company-designed motor to be mass-produced. This engine would eventually become one of Ford's most important developments.
The 1987 Tempo LX is a four-door sedan designed by Ford as a luxury alternative to other models in the Tempo line. This particular model sported a number of new technological features not available on previous Tempo models, such as an updated transmission, drive train choices and increased horsepower and torque.
The Ford Taurus LX four-door sedan and station wagon were part of the Taurus line of Ford automobiles produced since 1986. The Taurus LX was the base model produced until 2005. The Taurus was a perennial top seller for Ford. Ford discontinued the mid-size Taurus in 2006 and, in 2007, reintroduced it as a full-size car.
The 1972 Econoline Van was marketed as America's Number One van. It was in its 12th year of production. Features included a Twin I-Beam front suspension, compact size, and large payload capacity. This was the first year Ford offered a gliding side door as an option. The Econoline was also available in a van camper conversion.
The 1987 Ford F-150 pickup marked the beginning of the eighth generation of Ford's F-series trucks. The '87 model was, as is usually the case when a new generation is introduced, improved over its predecessor and differently styled. Over the years, the '87 F-150 has proven to be durable and rugged, called by the Ford experts at Car Gurus "a powerhouse that keeps going and going and going."
When Ford introduced the Taurus in the 1986 model-year, it was immediately recognized as being ahead of its time, both structurally and mechanically. The 1996 model-year saw a lot of changes. The body was redesigned and a new engine was introduced: the 3.0 Duratec.
While many key FOBs are only used as a chain or ring that holds all of your keys, some key FOBs are used as a wireless entry remote. Some 1999 Ford Explorer models come with the keyless entry system installed, which give you the ability to control the internal locking system using a remote. Not just any remote will work for your Explorer though. There is a specific model of key FOB remote that can be programmed to your 1999 Ford Explorer.
The six-cylinder 1991 Ford F-150 was offered in 11 different trims. However, only three of these trims came standard with a four-speed manual transmission: the S regular cab short bed, the S super cab short bed and the S super cab long bed. All of these trims are two-wheel drive trucks.
The 2005 Ford Taurus is a midsize sedan line from Ford Motor Company and part of the fourth-generation Taurus line. Available since 1985, the four-door family vehicle competed with the Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, Chevrolet Malibu and Hyundai Sonota in the midsize market. The car was sold in both sedan and wagon body styles and at two trim levels, the SE and upscale SEL.
The amount of cargo space in a vehicle can be an important factor in deciding whether or not to buy a specific vehicle. Perhaps you go on a lot of trips with your family and you need a lot of space to store your luggage. Perhaps you travel alone and don't need a lot of space. Think about the amount of storage space you need before you buy a vehicle like the Ford Escape.
The Ford Sport Trac was introduced by Ford in 2000 as a mid-sized sport utility vehicle with the body of a pickup truck. The design was adapted from the Ford Explorer SUV. During its maiden year, the waiting list grew to more than three months and it was regarded as one of the top vehicles of 2000. The Ford Sport Trac is also considered to be the first sport utility truck. The 2003 Sport Trac is a member of its first generation. For 2011, Ford is planning to discontinue the Sport Trac to make way for more fuel-efficient SUVs.
The Ford E350 is part of Ford's Econoline series of full-sized vans, which in 2007 came in the E150, E350 Super Duty and E350 Super Duty Extended variations. The van seats seven to 15 people, depending on the model. 2007 was the first year the series offered a standard oil-cooled engine and throttle control. The vans came with an anti-roll stability system and two new options: a 135-amp alternator and rear parking sensors.
The Ford Aerostar was introduced in 1985 and was Ford's first attempt to produce a minivan. Initially, the Aerostar was under-equipped under the hood, with only a four-cylinder, 100-horsepower engine to power the seven-passenger van. In 1994, Ford tried to stop production of the Aerostar, but consumers disagreed and insisted the van continue to be released. The Aerostar was discontinued following 1997, with its final lineup consisting of standard and XLT models.
The Ford F-350 is part of the F-series of pickup trucks, which were and still are named according to how much weight they are rated to carry: F-150s are rated for one-half ton, F-250s for three-quarter ton, and F-350s for one ton. Originally, the F-series trucks were the F-1, F-2, and F-3, but in 1953, they were given the three-digit names that they don today. The 2003 F-350 models available with dual-rear wheels and a V10 engine include the XL, XLT and Lariat.
The F-150, the most popular of Ford's F-Series line of pickups, is widely used as a work and personal vehicle. The 2007 models are the 11th generation of F-Series pickups since their creation in the late 1940s. Ford offered three engine options for 2007: 4.2-liter V-6, 4.6-liter V-8 and 5.4-liter V-8. The 4.6-liter model shares a body, but not technical specifications, with the others.
Ford began producing the F series in 1948. In 1989 Ford produced the F-250, which is a three-quarter-ton truck. The 1989 Ford F-250 is available with a regular or SuperCab. Also, it comes in both 2- and 4-wheel drive. This provides ample seating, hauling and towing generally required from a work truck.
The Ford Cortina 1500 MK1 GT was a small economy car produced from 1962 to 1966. The GT version of the Cortina had increased horsepower and top speed over other models in the line. According to classic car website Retro Wow, Ford sold over 60,000 Cortinas in its first three months of production.
The Ford F-150 was the first truck to include a fourth door as a standard features on all SuperCab trims. Thirty-eight trims are available for the Ford F-150, and they include various cab and bed sizes, two-wheel-drive and four-wheel-drive models, and two-door and four-door versions. A 5.4-liter engine is one of the motors available in the 2010 F-150.
The Ford Motor Company first introduced the F-Series pickup truck in 1948. The truck was available in three new engine designs that were advertised as having more power and improved fuel economy over previous Ford trucks. The body panels of the truck series remained basically the same until the 1978 F-series. The 1978 truck was the first in the series with tilt steering. Other changes in that year included a larger "egg crate" grille design and a contoured bumper.
Ford's 1994 E-150 midsize van was the baseline model in Ford's Econoline series ranging to the E-350 Super. The 1994 E-150 had five recalls for a faulty wiring harness, a missing driver's air bag advisory label, battery buddy short, seat and shoulder belt anchor design flaw and fire caused by overheating a neon transformer. The van was sold in three trim levels: base, XL, XLT and Chateau. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the 1994 E-150 a four-star driver and three-star passenger impact safety rating.
The 1995 Ford F-150 four-wheel drive truck with the 5.0-liter engine was available with many different trim levels and of course V-6 engines in case the 5.0 was too much engine for the task at hand. The F-150 had two trim levels. The Special and the XL were the choices made available for this truck with the four-wheel drive.
The 1992 Ford F-350 is available with the 7.5-liter engine. The F-350 comes as an Extended Cab or a Super Cab and is a two-wheel-drive vehicle. It is available with a long wheelbase and has an option for dual wheels on the back. A front bench seat is also standard in the trucks with a 7.5-liter engine.
The Ford F-150 line was first produced in 1975 and was modeled after the F-100. Both models are part of the F-series of trucks which are all full-size pickup trucks. F-series trucks have been among the most popular vehicles in the United states for the past three decades, according to Edmunds. The 1994 Ford F-150 S had an original manufacturer's suggested retail price between $12,148 and $16,435, depending on optional enhancements, while the XL had an original MSRP between $14,256 and $18,971.
The 2006 Ford F-150 came in a wide variety of trim packages, according to MSN Autos. The truck came as either rear-wheel two-wheel drive or four-wheel drive vehicles, each with either a four-speed automatic transmission or a five-speed automatic transmission. The truck had an original retail price of between $18,930 and $36,765, depending on the version.
The Ford F-100 is a full-size pickup manufactured by the Ford Motor Company. In the United States, the vehicle was produced over many generations from 1953 to 1983. However, it continued to be sold in other countries, notably Australia, till 1987. The 1987 Ford F-100 was equipped with a 4.9-liter six-cylinder engine.
The Ford Motor Company is one of the oldest vehicle manufacturers in the world, producing sedans, coupes, wagons, SUVs and trucks. The trucks that it does manufacture as of 2010 include the Ranger and the F-series Super Duty trucks, all of which are suitable for construction work. One of those trucks is the Ford F-250 Diesel.
The Ford Focus was introduced in 1999, and the 2001 model is available in four versions. One version, the ZX3, is a two-door hatchback. The LX, SE and ZTS are all four-door sedans. Torque specifications are different among models, as the Focus comes with two different engines.
2003 was an interesting year for the Ford Power Stoke engine. This was the year in which the 7.3-liter Power Stroke was being eliminated, due to more stringent emissions regulations, and replaced by the 6.0-liter Power Stroke. The 7.3-liter engine was placed in four vehicles in 2003: the F-250, the F-350, the E-350 and the Excursion. The more powerful and cleaner-running 6.0-liter Power Stroke replaced this engine midway through the model-year.
The 7.3-liter Power Stroke diesel, used in early 1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty and F-350 Super Duty, was introduced in 1994 as a replacement for the 7.5-liter diesel. The Power Stroke, as titled by Ford, is actually manufactured by International. The Power Stroke 7.3 is very similar to International's T444E engine. The Power Stroke 7.3 was produced until 2003, when stricter diesel emissions could not be met.
After 1998, the F250 was named the Super Duty, a heavy-duty three-quarter ton pickup truck. Previously, F250 trucks bore a resemblance to the lighter-duty F150 models, but in 1999 the Super Duty trucks were given distinctive styling to make them readily recognizable from their smaller brothers. In 2001 the Super Duty was a popular choice for owner's that needed a heavy-duty, powerful truck to haul or tow massive loads. The 2001 F250 with a diesel engine fit this bill easily.
The Ford 4.2-liter, six-cylinder engine was only produced during the 1997 and 1998 model years. The engine is most commonly associated with the F-150 pickup truck as a replacement for the long-used 300 cubic inch six-cylinder. As with all engines, the torque specifications must be carefully followed to avoid damaging the engine block or the component that the fasteners secure.
The Ford Triton V10 is a gas-powered modular engine for heavy duty trucks and vans. The engine features three valves per cylinder--two for intake and one for exhaust--to allow for increased efficiency, power and towing capabilities.
The Ford-New Holland 5030 is a tractor produced by the Ford Motor Company between 1992 and 1998. According to TractorData, a web-based provider of information on farm and lawn tractors, a new 1998 model of this tractor cost $25,500. The tractor runs on diesel and is equipped with a 17.3-gallon fuel tank.
The 1996 Ford Crown Victoria P71 is a vehicle most commonly found in police station parking lots. The quick acceleration and tight handling of the P71 has made it a default choice among most law enforcement agencies in America. In addition to performing well, it has a luxurious and comfortable interior, and also appeals to civilian sedan enthusiasts.
The front-wheel-drive Ford Transit Connect is a compact van built in Turkey and sold in many markets since 2003. Introduced to North America in 2009, the Transit Connect is powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine paired with a four-speed automatic overdrive transmission. Available as a two-person work van or five-person wagon, the Ford Transit Connect wagon offers ample passenger and cargo room and is priced from the low 20s.
The 1992 Ford F-150 is a full-size pickup truck produced by the Ford Motor Company. The car belongs to the famous Ford F-Series, which have been in production since 1948. The pickup is equipped with a four-liter, six-cylinder 145 horsepower engine. The vehicle is relatively fuel-efficient, achieving 19 miles per gallon on the highway and 15 mpg in the city
The Thunderbird was a personal luxury car made by the Ford Motor Co. The Thunderbird was completely restyled in 1977, and the 1978 versions had only minor revisions from that model. A noteworthy achievement of the Thunderbird in 1978 was its sales numbers, beating the totals for every other year of Thunderbird up to this point. The Thunderbird's basic platform had been around since 1971 and was based on the Ford Torino, which was replaced by the LTD II in 1977.
In 2003, Ford offered several V8 engines throughout its lineup. The 5.4-liter, which is one of the V8s offered, is available in five different 2003 models. Each of these models have different specifications as the engine is tuned for what the vehicle is designed for. The models that include the 5.4-liter are the: F-250, F-150, E-350, Excursion and Expedition.
The 1996 Ford Bronco 302 is a sport utility vehicle (SUV) produced by the Ford Motor Company. The "302" refers to the engine's displacement, measured in inches. The Bronco 302 was discontinued after the 1996 model year. This vehicle provided many features and parts later used by the Ford Expedition, which, however, borrowed more heavily from the F-150 than the Bronco.
Though Chevrolet's Bel-Air remains the best-remembered car from 1957, Ford's lower, longer and wider Fairlane was actually the better seller thanks in part to the Skyliner, the world's first production retractable hardtop. For the first time since 1935, Ford outsold Chevy in 1957; the stylish '57 Fairlane with its bevy of options led the way.
The Ford Motor Company introduced its first pickup in 1948. The 2008 F-250 XL is a 3/4-ton pickup with a larger payload capacity and towing capability than the F-150. The F-250 XL is available in two- and four-wheel drive versions with many airbag options for passenger safety. All versions have traction control and anti-lock brakes.
The 1994 Ford Tempo provided two options for engines; the 3.0L six-cylinder and the 2.3L four-cylinder gasoline engines. The engines have some similarity, but mostly come with different specifications. Neither engine came with all-wheel or four-wheel drive, meaning that factory recommendations for fluid levels and types only include the engine oil, transmission and hydraulic systems.
Ford manufactured the 1997 F-150 in a wide range of trim lines. The XLT series came in a number of trim packages, including short- and long-bed versions, according to Edmunds. The F-150 series of trucks is one of the best-selling vehicles in America, and the 1997 model year introduced a newly styled version with increased creature comfort upgrades from the previous year's model. The Ford F-150 XLT could seat three to six people, depending on the version.
The Ford Tourneo is a small luxurious minibus produced by the Ford Motor Company. There were two models of the car in 2011: the Tourneo Trend and the Tourneo Limited. The Tourneo Trend can seat up to nine people while the Tourneo Limited can seat up to eight.
The Ford 300 inline six-cylinder engine debuted in 1965 and was installed in the automaker's F series pickup trucks. The 300 continued in production until 1996, and in that time, according to the Engine Facts website, powered many Ford vehicles, as well as tractors and wood chippers. It had a "great reputation for reliability," according to Engine Facts, and the capability to log upward of 300,000 miles.
The Ford EL Falcon, also known as the EL, is a full-size car produced from 1996 to 1998 by the Ford Motor Company of Australia. According to FordSpec, the car was designed to compete with the General Motors Holden's VS II Commodore, which was released earlier in the year. Ford spent $40 million refining the EL, which replaced the EF released in 1994.
Ford Motor Companies manufactured the Excursion from 2000 to 2005. A full-sized SUV that can seat nine passengers comfortably, this vehicle is one of the longest and heaviest SUVs ever produced. In 2005, the Excursion was offered in four trim levels: XLS, XLT, Eddie Bauer and Limited. All models were well equipped with standard features, but higher trim levels offered better sound systems and heated seats.
The Expedition, Ford's full-size sport-utility vehicle, was introduced in 1997. In 2003, it earned the highest frontal driver and passenger safety ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for the third consecutive year, according to MSN Autos. The 2011 model offers the EL XLT four-wheel-drive trim level.
The 1993 F-150, part of Ford's iconic line of pickup trucks, was the first model year to offer a standard fourth-door on all of its SuperCab trims. The F-150 was available in 17 trim levels, encompassing combinations of long and short bed, regular and SuperCab, and two- and four-wheel drive versions.
Engineered and manufactured by American automotive producer Ford, the Explorer debuted in 1991 and has been produced consistently since. The 1998 Explorer was sold in a variety of models, including the XLT AWD that was built with a 5.0-liter, V-8 engine and a manufacturer suggested retail price of $28,815.
The Ford E-150 is designed for heavier-duty functions like moving large amounts of cargo; it does not have the seating capacity for more than two people. The base 1998 model is available used for less than $3,000, and for less than $2,000 if you buy from a person or trade in your old car to a dealer.
The 1966 Ford Mustang had a wide variety of engine choices. While specific tuneup specifications vary based on included options and driving conditions, there are basic activities that apply to every 1966 Mustang. When the proper maintenance procedures are followed, the 1966 Mustang can continue to deliver years of reliable performance. Many people choose to do the tuneup themselves to ensure a quality job and save money. However, if you are unsure of your skills, refer to a certified mechanic.
The Ford Fairlane was introduced in 1955 as a full-size model and was reborn in 1962 as Ford's intermediate class option. The Fairlane was lighter and shorter than Ford's full-size option, but had the same powerful engine, making it a force to be reckoned with in the muscle car market. It was available as a two-door hardtop, four-door sedan and could be optimized with 500-Model and a 500-Sport performance and trim packages.
Ford's 3.8 liter six-cylinder engine was first produced in 1982 and was discontinued at the end of the 2003 model year. In 1995, the engine was used throughout the intermediate model line of vehicles, including the Thunderbird and the Cougar. Because the engine is computer controlled, it can be more challenging to work on than earlier engines. However, many of the same basic rebuilding basics still apply, including following the torque specifications to ensure that the engine's fasteners are not over-tightened.
The F-series, Ford's popular pickup truck line, is primarily targeted for the personal use market. The 1993 model came in five different trims, encompassing regular and SuperCab trims with two- or four-wheel drive. All trims came with standard anti-lock brakes to reduce the chances of an accident. Driver and passenger airbags were also standard features.
Ford's F-250 pickup truck came in several different trim levels for the 1989 model year. Two regular cab trims came in either a two- or four-wheel drive. Four Heavy Duty (HD) models and two SuperCab trims were also available. These versions of the F-250 also had two- and four-wheel drive options.
The 2006 Ford F-250 is a pickup-style truck that is capable of hauling large amounts of materials and is ideal for small construction companies. It is also a workhouse type truck that is good for towing heavy loads. The 2006 model was tailored to meet the needs of someone who uses the truck regularly with several interior improvements. The F-250 came in three different trim levels that include the XL, XLT and Lariat models.
According to Christine Hollander, communications manager of Ford Canada, the compact 2011 Ford Fiesta is highly fuel efficient and it is even smaller than the Ford Focus. The 2011 Fiesta will be released in North America as a hatchback and as a sedan, starting at $13,320 for the S sedan. Hollander describes the Fiesta as an upscale subcompact with a similar body design to the 2011 Mazda2. Ford presents the 2011 Fiesta in five trim levels: The S sedan, SE sedan, SE hatchback, SEL sedan and SES hatchback.
The Ford Crown Victoria is a full-size sedan that made its debut in 1955 and went on to become a popular family vehicle prized for its durability and ease of handling. The 1988 Ford Crown Victoria was available in two versions: the base model sedan and the LX sedan.
The 1991 Ford Escort is available as both a two-door coupe and four-door sedan. The GT version features two doors and was initially the most expensive of the models at $11,524. As of October 2010, the 1991 Escort GT is valued between $1,950 and $2,025, according to Kelley Blue Book. The Escort line was discontinued after 2003.
The 2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty came in numerous models and trims. Each trim varied based on cab and bed length, and 2WD or 4WD options. All trims came standard with the 5.4L Triton V8 engine. Optional engine upgrades were available, including a 6.0L V8 turbodiesel or 6.8L V10 engine.
The F-150 is Ford's full-size, half-ton pickup truck. MSN Autos states that it has been the best-selling truck in the United States for 30 consecutive years, as of October 2010. The F-150 was the first truck to feature four doors as a standard feature on its SuperCab trim levels. The 1988 model offered nine trim levels, including regular and SuperCab options with both two- and four-wheel-drive options.
The 1986 Ford Mustang looked a lot like its predecessors. Its horsepower and engine performance also remained nearly unchanged in 1986, with the exception of increased cylinder and deck thickness to improve emission ratings. This change lowered the horsepower of the 5.0-liter EFI V8 model by 10, but provided more acceleration.
Ford restyled its best-selling line of F series trucks in 1997, increasing the sales of the pickups at the same time as introducing the F-250 version to accompany the F-150 versions, according to MSN autos. The 1997 Ford F-250 came in a wide variety of trim packages, including both two-wheel-drive and four-wheel-drive varieties. The only crew cab version with four-wheel drive was the XL HD Crew Cab.
The Ford Explorer is a large SUV that first hit the roads in 1991 and since has been modified and restyled. The 2005 Ford Explorer was available in four trim levels. The Limited was the most expensive, with a base sticker price of $34,985. The Explorer was also available in XLS, XLT and Eddie Bauer trim packages.
Ford introduced the 6.8 L V10 engine in 1997 as a powerplant for its heavy-duty trucks and vans. This 415-cubic inch motor uses pistons the same size as its 5.7-liter V8 engine; this lateral redundancy allowed Ford to save on manufacturing and tooling costs by using identical parts in different engines. Two versions of this motor have been produced; both the two-valve and three-valve models were in production as of 2010.
The Ford Explorer is a midsize sport utility vehicle first sold for the 1991 model year. The 1998 Ford Explorer, available in two- and four-door body styles and in two- and four-wheel-drive, offered a pair of 4.0-liter V-6 engines and a 5.0-liter V-8.
Ford is an automotive company with a long history, pioneering the pickup truck that has come to symbolize hard work. The 1995 Ford Ranger is one such truck that came in a variety of different models. It received mixed reviews overall, with a score of 8.1 out of 10 from MSN Auto users.
The Ford 2005 F-350 Super Duty is a utilitarian, heavy-duty pickup truck and came in numerous models and trims. Each trim varied based on cab and bed length, and 2WD or 4WD options. All trims came standard with the 5.4L Triton V8 engine with the exception of several of the 4WD Crew Cab trims. Optional engine upgrades were available, including the 6.0L V8 turbodiesel or 6.8L V10 engine.
In 1968, the Ford Motor Company introduced the Torino line, which was a rebranding of cars from its existing Fairline range. According to the Hemmings Muscle Machines Buyer's Guide, the Torino was created to give Ford a muscle car that also retained a level of class and luxury beyond its raw power. The higher performance Torino GT was available as a hardtop, fastback or convertible in 1968 along with a station wagon version.
The 1963 Falcon was available in three body designs: the sedan, the convertible and the station wagon. The '63 Falcon was an important precursor to the Mustang, which was released in the middle of 1964. The Falcon was designed as a compact and fuel-efficient car but lacked a powerful engine option. Classic Falcons are still on the market and offer a less expensive alternative to the more popular Mustang. However, the specifications of the vehicle do change. For this reason, the specifications of the 1963 model should be kept in mind when looking for one to purchase.
The first Ford Bronco was a small utility vehicle, similar to a Jeep CJ or International Scout, that was available with four-wheel drive and six or eight cylinder power. This first generation Bronco was made from 1966 to 1977 and shared almost no body or mechanical parts with any other Ford. This changed in 1978 when the Bronco was completely restyled. Although much shorter than a Ford F-150, the 1978 Bronco shared many parts with its full-sized truck counterpart.
The Ford Bronco is a sport utility vehicle that was designed to compete with Jeeps and other SUVs. The Bronco was produced for 20 years before it was discontinued. Because of its long production run and popularity, many used Broncos remain on the market today. The full-sized Broncos were produced until the mid-1990s, but 1984 was the year when both the full-size Broncos and the smaller Bronco II was offered.
Ford has been producing the F Series line of pickup trucks since 1948. The F-150 Flareside and Styleside models were released in 1957. Over time, the truck has seen many improvements in its specifications, including an increase in engine power. The 2006 F-150 was available in 54 different trims, including 25 with a Super Cab.
The 2001 Ford Windstar retained the same styling as the 1999 redesign version while adding some additional features over the 2000 model. The Windstar came in one of seven trim versions: the base, LX, SE Sport, SE, SEL, Limited and cargo van. Although all versions have the same V6 engine, the model's towing and cargo specifications differ slightly according to trim level.
The Ford Bronco was produced between 1966 and 1996. In 1979, this stylish sport utility vehicle featured standard square headlights and emissions control equipment. Popular both on and off the road, the 1979 Ford Bronco was built as a strong, powerful vehicle still seen on highways and off-road areas throughout the country.
The Ford Escort is a four door sedan that first debuted in the 1980's and would later be discontinued in 2003. The 1997 Escort is available in two models, the Base and the LX edition. Originally priced between $11,000 and $12,000, the Escort is valued just under $3,000 in late 2010.
For 2011, Ford Motor Company manufactures the Ford Fusion, a midsize sedan, in seven models, one of which is a hybrid. Ford takes the basic Fusion design and specifications, modifying it with hybrid technology. Specifications for the 2011 Ford Fusion Hybrid differ from the other models primarily in the requirements of the motor and battery.
The 1995 Ford Econoline is a van that comes in multiple versions. Among them are the E150, E250, E250 HD, E250 Super, E250 HD Super, E350, and E350 Super. The Econoline initially retailed for between $17,000 and $20,000. In late 2010, the Econoline is valued between $1,900 and $2,100. The Econoline was later renamed as the E-Series.
The 1993 Ford Escort was offered as a sedan, hatchback or wagon, and the Escort wagon was one of three LX models produced as part of the 1993 Escort line. The Escort wagon originally was priced at $10,367. As of October 2010, the Escort wagon is valued between $2,175 and $2,275 by Kelley Blue Book.
The 1994 Ford Taurus is a four-door sedan available in three versions, including the SHO edition. The SHO version features a more powerful engine than other Taurus versions. It was originally priced at $24,815. In October 2010, the 1994 Taurus SHO version is valued between $3,000 and $3,200 by Kelley Blue Book.
The 1995 Ford F-150 Extended Cab featured a larger truck bed than the standard F-150 pickup. A consistent seller for decades, the F-150 is known as a no-frills workhorse, according to the car research site Edmunds.
Debuting in 1991 as a compact sport-utility vehicle, the Ford Explorer came in two-door and four-door models. For two generations, the two-door model was available. In 2004, the Explorer lineup dropped the two-door variant at the beginning of its third generation. Today, the Explorer is still produced and remains one of Ford's best-selling sport-utility vehicles. The 1994 Explorer caught the tail-end of the first generation and came in five models: Sport, XL, XLT, Eddie Bauer, and Limited.
In 1991, Ford debuted the Explorer as a compact sport utility vehicle. For 12 years the Ford Explorer came in four-door as well as two-door models. In 2004, the Explorer lineup kicked out the two-door models during the vehicle's third generation, which is still in production today. Since its debut, the Explorer has undergone plenty of changes but remains one of Ford's best-selling SUVs. The 1998 Ford Explorer was part of the SUV's second generation, and came in five models: XL, XLT, Sport, Eddie Bauer and Limited.
The 2000 Ford Ranger 3.0L differed little from the 1998 redesigned version, according to the website MSN Autos. The pickup truck came in a wide range of trim packages and drivetrain options, with the 3-liter engine used in the four-wheel drive versions. The 2000 Ranger 3.0L had an original retail price of $15,920 to $19,785.
The Ford F-350 truck has been in production since 1998 (for the 1999 model year) and is part of the Ford Super Duty line of pickup trucks. The 2003 F-350 comes in a variety of trim levels with slight differences but the overall specifications remain the same, give or take a few inches off the physical dimensions.
The Ford Ranger debuted in 1982, with the 1997 model a member of the second generation that debuted in 1993, according to MSN Autos. The car sold well and was the first compact pickup truck to introduce airbags. The 1997 Ford Ranger came in a wide range of trim packages and configurations, with the truck having an original retail price between $11,070 and $20,325.
The Ford F-series constitutes one of the best-selling vehicles in American automotive history. Pickup truck buyers have gravitated to Ford over the years for the F-series' rugged construction and strong powertrains. A wide variety of options across all trim levels made Ford's full-sized trucks as suitable for daily driving as well as work use. In 2006, the Lariat was one of several trim levels available in the F-250 product line.
Ford's F-150 has been the best-selling truck in the United States for 30 consecutive years. It was the first truck to feature a fourth door as a standard feature on all SuperCab trims. The 1997 model featured a new engine lineup, as well as a new body and chassis.
The 1966 Ford Mustang was largely unchanged from the 1965 model. However, sales in 1966 grew substantially over the previous year. The Mustang was available with a number of different options, including body styles and engine types. Mustang is one of the most iconic cars of the 1960s.
The 2006 Ford Five Hundred SE is a 3.0-liter, four-door, five-seater sedan that was part of the first and only generation of Five Hundred vehicles manufactured from 2005 to 2007. The SE is the entry-level trim of the Five Hundred series.
Ford Ranger is a compact pickup truck produced by the Ford Motor Company since 1983. The 1999 Ford Ranger is part of the third generation of Ranger design changes. All of the 1999 models were assembled at Ford plants in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and Edison, New Jersey. The truck has been widely popular because it provides a pickup truck option, without the bulk of a full-sized truck. Rangers are available in compact and extended cab.
Ford introduced the Ranger in 1982 as an entry in the compact truck market. Ford also used the Ranger name as a package on the F-150 pickup in the 1960s. Ford offered the Edge version of the Ranger in six trim levels for 2005, including two-wheel and four-wheel drive options, as well as a SuperCab.
The F-350 heavy-duty pickup truck is the largest of Ford's best-selling F Series of trucks. The 2003 F-350 Super Duty came in a wide range of trims and could weigh more than 11,000 lbs. The F-350 was designed to be a workhorse with a lot of engine power.
Ford first used the Ranger name in the 1960s, as one of the options for the F-150. The current incarnation of the Ranger was introduced in 1982. It was the best-selling compact truck for eighteen consecutive years. The 1998 version featured a newly designed suspension along with rack-and-pinion steering systems.
The Galaxie was a large, full-sized car originally released by Ford in 1959. The Galaxie was meant as competition against the Chevy Impala. Ford continued production of the Galaxie until 1974 although the 500XL itself only lasted until 1970. There were several other slightly different versions of the Galaxie, including the 500, the 500 7-liter, the 500/LTD and a station wagon model. The 500/XL was the higher-end model, with a more luxurious interior and special exterior features.
The 2007 Ford Focus is available as both a hatchback and a sedan. Among the different hatchback and sedan versions are the S, SE, SES and ST editions. The 2007 Focus first retailed between $13,000 and $17,000. As of late 2010, the Focus is valued between $8,000 and $10,500. The Focus engine's torque varies depending on the version.
The original Thunderbird, introduced in 1954 as a 1955 model, was a small, two-seat vehicle. Ford resigned the car into a four-passenger model for 1958 and created the personal luxury market, a niche the Thunderbird filled until the end of its production years later. In the 1950s and 1960s, the Thunderbird stayed on three-year styling cycles. The 1959 models were not much different from the 1958 versions.
The 1992 Ford F250 came with five engine options: a 4.9-liter six-cylinder; a 5.0-liter eight-cylinder; a 5.8-liter eight-cylinder, a 7.5-liter eight-cylinder; and a 7.3-liter eight-cylinder. The 7.3-liter is the only diesel engine. Each engine style uses similar locations for the oil filter, oil fill spout and oil drain plug.
Ford's introduction of the Explorer in 1991 ushered in the mainstream acceptance of the SUV as a family vehicle. According to MSN Auto, the Explorer has not only been the best-selling SUV since its inception, it has been among the top 10 best-selling vehicles overall since its debut. For the 2000 model-year, the XLS replaced the XL as the base four-door trim.
The 1991 Ford Mustang GT is a two-door, four-seat, rear-wheel drive muscle car. It is available in both hatchback and convertible body styles. The original retail prices when the car was introduced in 1990 was $11,208 for the basic GT hatchback and $16,767 for the basic GT convertible. Optional features included leather seats and an upgraded audio system. The cars were assembled in Dearborn, Michigan.
The 1996 Ford F350 offered four engine models; a 4.9L six-cylinder gasoline engine code Y, a 5.8L eight-cylinder gasoline engine code H, a 7.3L eight-cylinder diesel engine code F and a 7.5L eight-cylinder gasoline engine code G. You identify the engine code by locating the eighth digit of the VIN located in the lower driver's-side corner of the front windshield.
The 1991 Ford Escort GT came with two engine options--a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine code 8 and a 1.9-liter four-cylinder engine code J. You can identify the engine option by locating the eighth digit of the VIN number located on the driver's side window on the lower corner. This digit tells you which engine you have in your vehicle. After identifying the engine option, you can determine oil specifications for your vehicle.
The Ford Fusion is a mid-sized car positioned between the Focus and Taurus in Ford's lineup. It offers a number of different four- and six-cylinder engine and transmission choices, including a hybrid option, as well as a number of safety and technology features, such as the Ford-Microsoft SYNC in-car computer system.
The Ford Mustang is one of the top selling sports cars in America, according to the Muscular Mustang website. The 2008 Mustang is available in the convertible and coupe body types, GT Premium and GT Deluxe, and V-6 Premium and V-6 Deluxe models.
The Ford Ranger, a compact pickup truck, made its debut in 1982. It was the best-selling compact truck in the United States for 18 consecutive years. The F-150 was originally called the "Ranger" in the early 1960s. The 1991 Ranger came with 13 trim levels, including both two- and four-wheel drive options.
Ford introduced the Windstar in 1994 as a 1995 model. According to MSN Autos, it was developed to compete with the Chrysler minivan line-up. The Windstar was the first min-van to achieve a double five-star crash test rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. It went on to achieve this rating for five consecutive years. It was replaced by the Ford Freestar in 2004.
The Ford Taurus was introduced in 1986 and was available as a midsized sedan or wagon. For almost 20 years, the Taurus wagon was available, but in 2006 the wagon model was taken out of the Taurus lineup. Since its debut, the Taurus was a hit because of its roomy interior and fuel-efficient engine, and the vehicle is still produced as of 2010. The 2000 Ford Taurus was available in four models: LX, SE, SES and SEL. The SE was the only wagon model available for the 2000 model year.
The Ford F-150 V6 EcoBoost is a light truck with a 3.5 liter aluminum engine. With over 400 foot-pounds of torque at 2,500 RPM and 365 horsepower at 5,000 RPM, it compares favorably with the F-150 5.0 liter V8, which has 380 foot-pounds of torque at 2,500 RPM and 360 horsepower at 5,000 RPM.
Ford introduced the V8 flathead engine in 1932 and greatly changed the automotive landscape in the United States. Cars with the engine were faster than most other cars through the mid-1950s.
Ford introduced the Explorer in 1991 as a compact sport utility vehicle. For its first 12 years, the Ford Explorer was available as a four-door as well as a two-door. In 2004, the Explorer two-door was no longer available. Since its debut, the Explorer has undergone plenty of changes but remains one of Ford's best-selling SUVs. The 2003 Ford Explorer was available in five models: XLS, XLT, NBX, Eddie Bauer and Limited.
Ford made four different types of 351 engines from 1969 to 1973. Most of the specifications for these engines are the same, although a few changes were made. All of the 351 engines had eight cylinders and overhead-valve configurations. Their displacements were also the same, at 351 cubic inches or 5.2 liters.
Ford introduced the Ranger in 1982. According to MSN Autos, it was the highest selling compact pickup truck from 1984 through 1999. The Ranger includes a variety of trim levels and configurations. In 2002, it included an MP3/CD stereo system. The XL trim was available in long bed, short bed and SuperCab configurations.
The 1995 Ford E-350 was built in four available trims. Vehicle choices included the Econoline Club Wagon Extended Passenger Van, the Econoline Cargo Van, the Econoline Club Wagon Passenger Van or the Econoline Cargo Extended Cargo Van. With a 132-liter fuel tank, these Ford E-350s were designed to take unleaded fuel and these vehicles have been rated at 14.7 miles per gallon on the highway.
The Ford Thunderbird started out in the 1950s, and the 2002 version was a continuation of the line. The 2002 Thunderbird came in Deluxe and Premium editions, and each edition also came in hardtop. Initially priced between $35,000 and $40,000, the Thunderbird retains a value ranging from $12,000 to $13,500 as of late 2010. It comes in black, yellow, blue, red or white.
Ford has continued releasing updated and revamped models of its famous Mustang since its debut in 1964. Body styles have included the convertible, hatchback, fastback and coupe. From lighter weight V6 engines to heavy duty V8s, the Mustang's engine and its performance have evolved as well. Over the years, Mustang enthusiasts have been given a host of options to choose from.
The Ford Explorer was introduced in 1991 as a compact SUV. From its debut, the Explorer was available as a two-door Sport model or as several different four-door models. In 2004, the Explorer dropped the two-door model from its lineup. The 2001 Ford Explorer XLT ranked one level up from the standard XLS model, ranging in price from $28,000 to over $30,000.
Ford Motor Company sold Fairlane model automobiles between 1955 and 1971. It was named after Henry Ford's estate in Michigan, which was called "Fair Lane." The Fairlane replaced the Crestline as Ford's premier, full-sized car and its trademark was a stainless-steel "Fairlane stripe" down the side. The 1967 model introduced very few changes to the 1966 model. The Fairlane came in three different "trim levels," or feature packages: the basic, the 500, and the XL.
The F-150 has long been one of Ford's most popular and well-received vehicles, being the best-selling full-sized pickup truck for 23 years and the best-selling vehicle in the United States for 18 years, according to MSN Autos. The 2001 Ford F-150 truck came with a wide range of optional features and configurations, and was offered in four trim packages: XL, XLT, Lariat and XLT Lightning. It also came in a range of configurations, including the Flareside 4WD, XLT Short Bed, XLT Long Bed 4WD, and SVT Lightning.
The 1966 Ford Thunderbird was the fourth-generation design of the Ford Motor Company's line of personal luxury cars built from 1955 to 2005. T-Birds started as sporty two-seaters from 1955 to 1957. Ford added backseats to the "square-birds" of 1958 to 1960. The "bullet-birds" of 1961 to 1963 evolved into the "flair-birds" of 1964 to 1966. The 1966 Thunderbirds were manufactured as convertibles and the slightly different standard hardtop, Town hardtop and Town Landau models.
Identifying early transmissions, such as the one on the 1964 Ford F100, depends on the engine and transmission options. According to the Old Ride website, Ford 1964 F-Series engine options were the 292-cubic inch V8 and 223-cubic inch inline six-cylinder. But Ford was in a transition year in 1964, so Borg Warner manual transmissions, the Ford Toploader and the C4 automatic were all part of the lineup. Transmissions from that era came with a tag attached with necessary identification information, but looking for details under the hood is the best way to identify a '64 Ford F100 transmission.
Ford had sold over one million Falcons by 1962. The popularity of the car was largely due to the different variations available including the Futura, which could get up to 32.68 miles per gallon.
Ford E-Series vehicles are full-size passenger and cargo vans built on a truck frame, and have been in production since 1961. Their sibling is the Ford F-Series pickup truck. The E-Series van, also called the Econoline, comes as the half-ton E-150, the three-quarter-ton E-250 and the one-ton E-350. The E-Series can accommodate from eight to 15 passengers depending on the model.
Ford has been producing the Mustang since 1964 when the car was introduced at the New York World's Fair. Several generations of Mustangs have been created since then, and the power and features of the vehicle have been enhanced. The 2003 Ford Mustang comes in 14 trims, including the Mach 1, considered to be a high-performance model.
The Explorer is Ford's midsize SUV model and was meant to compete against other midsize SUVs, such as the Chevy Blazer, Toyota 4Runner and Nissan Pathfinder. The V-8 engine was a new feature for the 1996 model line. It came standard with the all-wheel drive models and was an option with Ford's other trims.
Code-named S-197 while in production, the 2005 Ford Mustang was a completely redesigned Mustang reminiscent of the fastback Mustangs from the late 1960s. The fifth-generation Mustang came in coupe or convertible body styles and could be ordered as a base V6 or a sporty GT V8 model. Last redesigned in 1999, the new Mustang profile is a welcome site.
The 2008 Mustang GT is a two-door, four-seat sports card manufactured by Ford. The GT model is the 4.6-liter, modular V8 variant of the Mustang series. Both manual and automatic versions exist, and a convertible version exists in addition to the standard coupe. The 2008 range has the same specifications as all Ford Mustang GT models manufactured from 2005 to 2009.
Ford produced the Maverick between 1970 and 1977. It became a wildly successful model in its initial years; in selling more than 550,000 cars in its debut year, it rivaled the iconic Ford Mustang in initial popularity.
Ford's Super Duty model line, including the F-450, is an assortment of commercially available pickup trucks first introduced in 1999. These trucks are intended to be heavy-duty working trucks with their powerful engines and such features as a steel ladder frame. In 2000, the F-450 was available as a 4X2 or a 4X4 in either a Chassis Cab or a Crew Cab.
Ford's Dearborn, Michigan, plant pared down production of the Mustang in 1987, when it eliminated the SVO (Special Vehicles Options), the high-tech, high-price version designed for high-speed driving on winding roads. The number of available option packages, or trim levels, was reduced, and the V6 engine was no longer an option. All models had fuel injectors, and the revised 5.0-liter HO engine had a power boost to 225 horsepower. Sales of all versions of the 1987 Ford Mustang were 159,145.
The Ford Mustang is a classic of the American industry. It appeals to both the dedicated sports car enthusiast and the average Joe who just likes to drive really fast.
Ford offers police a wide array of interceptor vehicles. Departments choose specific vehicles mostly due to their reliability and durability as opposed to pure speed. The Ford Crown Victoria remains the most common police interceptor on the road as of 2010, but many others are available. Beyond the Crown Victoria, Ford provides trucks, SUVs, vans and a new addition for 2012.
Ford has been producing automobiles since the turn of the twentieth century and continues to be one of America's largest employers in the automotive industry. In 1993, Ford manufactured seven different models of its Econoline series. These vehicles include the E150, E250, E250 HD, E250 Super, E250 HD Super, E350 and the E350 Super. There are many differences and similarities between the models within 1993's line of Ford Econolines.
When you own a Ford, you don't just own a truck. You're driving a staple of American history that dates back to the first mass-produced car, the Model T. Today's Fords combine that history with conventional appearance, but the 1966 Ford F-250 Camper Special is a living remnant of a time when the outdoors weren't so hard to come across. If you're lucky enough to have a '66 F-250, count your blessings and know the specs so you can maintain this classic truck.
Ford Motor Company has been producing F-series trucks since 1948. Ford is one of the most popular truck producers because it offers such a wide variety of models and features. The F-series was in its ninth generation in 1994. It was remodeled to look more aerodynamic, and it introduced several new truck applications, like driver's side airbags and CFC-free air-conditioning. Ford offers four trim levels for the F-250: XLT is the second level.
Ford's F-250 is a heavy-duty pickup, and the 2003 F-250 was available either as a two-wheel-drive or four-wheel-drive vehicle in several different trim packages, including SL, FL, short-bed, long-bed, extended cab and crew cab variants.
Ford Motor Company has been producing tractors since 1917, and it has played an important role in the agricultural business. Ford was the first to produce tractors on a massive scale, which made them affordable for the average farmer. The 545D is an industrial tractor with a front bucket loader. It is manufactured by New Holland, a division of Ford.
The 2005 Ford F-150 is a full-size pickup designed for moderate duty. The F-150 is available in five different variations: the XL, STX, XLT, Lariat and FX4. The basic truck is the XL, the STX is a sporty version, the XLT is designed to be an all-purpose truck, the Lariat is the luxury version and the FX4 is more powerful.
The Ford Ranger had, as of 2005, been the top selling compact pickup truck for 17 years in a row, according to Automotive.com. With recent improvements to suspension and brakes, the Ranger added several option packages in 2005, and was available in five different models, with three cab configurations and four-wheel drive available.
The final year of the Model B was 1934, but cars of this era quickly became known simply as V-8 Fords. A relatively light body powered by a strong V-8 engine made this car faster than most cars on the road. The 1934 Ford is a favorite among car collectors and people who enjoy restoring older cars. It was also in this era that Ford began producing different models during a single year--car buyers had 10 different types of 1934 Fords from which to choose.
Ford developed the E-series for the full-size cargo van market. Introduced as the Econoline in 1960, it was updated in 1993. The 2011 model features flex-fuel capability in the E-350's standard engine. This allows the driver to use gasoline, E85 (85 percent ethanol fuel) or a combination of the two.
The Ford Ranger was first built in 1982 as a 2-wheel drive pickup truck. The 2011 version comes in three trims, the XL, XLT and Sport.
Ford uses the 5.4-liter V8 engine as a powerful utilitarian motor for the F-150 line of trucks, as well as for use in high-performance sports cars such as the Shelby GT500.
The 1983 Ford Mustang was restyled from previous Mustang models. It was introduced four years after the third generation Mustangs began selling in 1979. The base model sold with the same 88-horsepower engine that was standard in prior models. The 1983 Ford Mustang was available in hard top or convertible variations.
The Ford 390 is part of the Ford FE Series of V-8 engines built from 1958 until 1978. The 390 cubic inch FE motors powered Ford-built cars and trucks from 1961 through 1976. The engines were available in three basic versions. FE stands for Ford-Edsel.
The Ford Galaxie sported high-performance horsepower and torque commonly seen in modern-era sports cars. The vehicle was manufactured from 1959 through 1974 serving as Ford's top full-size model until its production was stopped. The 1966 Galaxie 500 had a number of class-leading features when it debuted including an improved transmission, headlights and redesigned body shape.
The Ford Shelby GT500KR is a high-performance variant of Ford's Mustang pony car produced by Shelby Automobiles. It is one of several modern collaborations between Ford and Shelby, extending a relationship that goes back to the early days of the Mustang in the 1960s. Each Ford Shelby GT500KR begins life as a specially built Mustang before Ford ships the vehicle to Shelby's facilities for customizing and finishing.
For several years, the Ford F-150 has not only been the highest selling truck in the United States, but it has been ranked as one of the highest-selling automobiles, according to a January 2010 article on ameinfo.com. The 1996 model year marked the last for the ninth-generation styling of the full-size F-150 truck. Seven F-150 models were available that year, providing a wide market for a large consumer audience.
The Ford Thunderbird was one of the first cars marketed as a personal luxury vehicle. Named after a mythological bird from Native American folklore, the Thunderbird was manufactured from 1955 to 2005. The 1996 Thunderbird came in only one model: the LX. In relation to the previous model, it received no significant changes: the front and rear were slightly redesigned, and it was given new side moldings.
The 1992 Ford Bronco represents the last major body overhaul for the vehicle. Ford discontinued the vehicle in 1996. In 1996, the Bronco was retired in favor of the Ford Expedition. There were three varieties released each year --- the base model, the XLT and the Eddie Bauer model. When shopping for a used Bronco, you should know the specs on each of the final years before you make your purchase.
The 1934 Ford Series 40 Tudor sedan made use of the first affordable, mass-produced V8 engines on the market. After 1932, Ford used the inexpensive "en block" process to cast its cylinders and block in one piece.
The first generation Ford Mustang spanned the model years from 1965 to 1973. Although the 1973 Mustangs were larger and resembled the original car only slightly, its chassis and underpinnings can be traced back to 1964 when the Mustang was first introduced as a 1965 model. The 1973 Mustang convertible was the last of its type until the 1980s. Only minor changes differentiated the 1973 models from the previous year, the most notable being the elimination of the chrome front bumper for a body-color urethane covered bumper.
The 1999 Ford F-150 was a continuation of Ford's popular work-oriented truck series. New features in this year's model included a revamped look, particularly in the front end. The size of the front grill was increased and chrome bumpers and valance panels were added. In addition, extended cab models came with four doors instead of two.
The Ford Econoline van was unveiled in 1961 and was the best-selling full-size van in the United States through 1997, according to MSN Auto. The Ford E-350 Econoline series was redesigned in 1997 with a more spacious interior and improved performance and handling. In 1998, the Ford E-350 was available in four trims: the Cargo Van, the Cargo Extended, the Club Wagon Extended and the Club Wagon Passenger Van.
The Ford Motor Company produced the half-ton 2003 Ford F-150 during the 10th production cycle of the F-Series full-size pickup trucks. The King Ranch is its top-level trim, available in several combinations. One of them is the King Ranch SuperCab -- an F-150 truck with a middling cab size and a bed with side panels (flareside).
The Ford E series vans have been in production since 1960. Originally, the E series vans came with a six-cylinder engine. In 1968 the E series was available with a V8 engine. The E series consists of the E-150, E-250, and E-350, and is still produced today. The 2002 E-150 came in several models, including Commercial, Recreational, XL and XLT.
The 2000 Ford Ranger is a compact pickup truck that for many years was the reigning small truck on the market. Ford's failure to offer a four-door crew cab model or a significant restyling after 1997 hurt sales. The Ranger, which has been in production since 1983, was to cease production in 2010, but it won a reprieve as sales picked up after Ford beefed up the Ranger's body style.
During the 1960s, Ford Thunderbirds were redesigned every three years. The 1965 Ford Thunderbird was on the second year of the 1964 redesign. Although the 1965 model is similar to the 1964 Thunderbird, the 1965 version had several new features, including sequential rear turn signals, reversible keys and front disc brakes.
The Focus is Ford's standard entry level car. In 2005, Ford revamped the interior layout, improved the car's exterior and put in a slightly more powerful engine.
Ford has built the E-series vans since 1961 and made for either transporting cargo or passengers with either enclosed side panels or side windows. The trucks are manufactured at the Ford plant in Avon Lake, Ohio.
The Ford Maverick was a mid-sized, compact car built from 1969 to 1977. In 1972 it came as a two- or four-door sedan with the optional muscle-car Grabber trim package. For 1972 only, the red, white and blue Sprint package celebrated the Olympics.
When you need to transport more than four people around town, a minivan like the 1994 Ford Econoline makes an ideal choice. With several safety features, room for the whole family and years of durability, the '94 Econoline has plenty to offer for families and small groups.
The 1969 Mustang saw significant changes from previous models. Not only did it grow four inches, it also acquired a steeper windshield and lost its signature "C-shaped" recess in the side of its body. Instead, it was given a small inverted recess on the rear panel, just above the wheel wells. The real changes, however, were under the hood. There were three models of 1969 Mustangs: the Fastback, the Coupe, and the Convertible.
The year 1995 marked the first year of production for Ford's Windstar van line. The van came in three trim levels; the cargo van occupied the bottom, the GL the middle and the LX the top of the line. The Windstar went on to enjoy several years of production until the van was phased out in 2003.
The Ford F-150 has been the bestselling vehicle in the U.S. for 16 years as of 2010 according to MSN Autos. The 1998 F-150 is considered a light-duty truck that offers several hauling options. The wheelbase is available in a rear two-wheel drive and a four-wheel drive, which is rated to haul up to 6,100 pounds.
The 2005 Ford Mustang is equipped with a 4-liter, six-cylinder engine as standard equipment. The 4-liter engine relies, in part, on oil to cool the engine. However, the primary purpose of the oil is to lubricate the engine's internal moving components. The ability of oil to accomplish either task diminishes over time. For this reason, the oil should be replaced with the correct type of oil and at the appropriate intervals.
Classified as a sport utility vehicle (SUV), the Ford Explorer was introduced in 1991. It was the company's first endeavor in the small or compact SUV market and followed trends set by the Jeep Cherokee and Isuzu Trooper. Available in either two- or four-door models, the Explorer also gave the buyer the option of two- or four-wheel drive. The Explorer line has been updated from time to time and is still being manufactured as of 2010.
In 2002, the Ford Motor Company continued its line of F-Series trucks with the Ford F-250. This model came equipped with standard features not yet seen on previous Ford F-Series trucks. As with previous models, the 2002 Ford F-250 offered engine options, as well as body style options. The Super Duty version, which debuted in 1999, was also available in 2002.
The Fairlane was Ford's flagship intermediate-size automobile for the 1964 model year. The Fairlane was available in two different body styles, a traditional car and a station wagon. Because performance was not emphasized with the Fairlane as it was with the Mustang, the Fairlane was only available with drum brakes as opposed to disc brakes. However, the drum brakes provided plenty of stopping power due to their large size. Knowing the specifications of the drum brake system is important to find accurate replacement parts, as the design of the system varied from year to year.
Ford released its Fiesta subcompact car in 1976, a car which would be noted as Ford's first front-wheel driven vehicle. The Fiesta rose from the demand for small cars in Europe during the 1970s and continued to be a successful platform for Ford in Europe. However, the Fiesta was replaced in America during the 1981 model year by the Ford Escort, making the 1980 Fiesta the last one American buyers could get without importing the vehicle, until the launch of 2010's sixth-generation Fiesta.
Pickup trucks have always been a major draw for a large section of Americans. The versatility and ruggedness of the vehicles make them a must-have for many people. The features of the Ford F650 give it a distinct edge over many other pickup trucks available on the market.
Since Ford introduced the Mustang in 1964, its appeal to drivers in search of a performance-oriented car that can also perform daily driving duties remains undiminished. The Mustang can carry multiple passengers and cargo, as well as achieve practical fuel efficiency, while still providing the engine output of a sports car. Ford redesigned the Mustang in 1994 and the 2000 Ford Mustang is part of that fourth generation of vehicles.
The Ford 351 Windsor engine, often confused with the 351 Cleveland engine, is a 90-degree V8 engine partly produced at the Windsor, Ontario Ford plant. The engine was manufactured from the 1970s through the 1990s and remains popular with car enthusiasts because many aftermarket parts remain available for the engine. One 351 Windsor engine part that has been modified over time is the cylinder head, which is currently available in both stock specifications and specialized versions.
The Ford Ranger is a pickup truck in the compact to mid-size, half-ton, class. Ford added improvements to the '87 Ranger designed to make it more responsive on the highway and more versatile as an off-road vehicle.
The Ford Econoline is a line of work and shuttle vans from Ford Motor Company that are used primarily for the transport of large objects or shipments. There are three different models available in 1999, each with their own unique specifications.
The Ford Mustang is an iconic rear-wheel-drive muscle car, and the 2003 Ford Mustang GT stays true to its roots. Built on the New Edge platform that was used from 1999 to 2004, the 2003 Mustang GT combines sport styling and a V8 engine.
Ford 200 cubic inch engines are part of a six-cylinder engine family that began in 1960 with the 144-cubic-inch engine. Ford Falcons were the first passenger vehicles to use this small economical engine. Demands for more power led to the development of the 170-cubic-inch engine, and eventually the 200-cubic-inch six cylinder engine. Ford 200 six-cylinder engines were utilized in a wide variety of models from 1963 through 1984.
The 1999 Ford F-250 extended cab turbo diesel featured a large, powerful engine for increased towing ability and increased cargo space over smaller Ford truck models. According to the automoyive review website Edmunds, Ford has enjoyed such popularity with its line of pickup trucks because of its large array of body styles and engine options, coupled with affordability and comfort.
Ford debuted the Ranger in 1982 for the compact pickup truck market. It was the best-selling compact truck in the United States from 1987 to 2004. The 1994 version offered 22 different trim levels.
Identifying Ford parts means deciphering Ford's numbering system. Once you figure out the basics, you'll be able to pick out Ford parts in a glance. Although the system is easy, it is all-encompassing and you'll need to compare part numbers to a Ford listing for specifics.
The 1991 Thunderbird is a two-door "personal luxury car" (highly stylized luxury vehicle) from the Ford Motor Company. Offered during the vehicle's tenth and second-to-last generation of production (1989 to 1998), it came with two engine options.
The Ford Escape SUV was released in 2001 and production of the vehicle continues as of 2010. The 2007 Escape comes in five models: XLS Manual, XLS, XLT, XLT Sport and Limited. Model variations are internal, each with its own engine and transmission options. Each model is identical in terms of dimensions and volumes, though there are some differences in towing and payload capacities.
The 2005 Ford E-350 is a cargo van made by the American car company Ford. With safety features such as dual front airbags, as well as four-wheel anti-lock brakes, this powerful vehicle is safe as it is functional. The 2005 Ford E-350 cargo van also is available with an extended cargo area to suit drivers who need more storage space.
The Ford F-Series of trucks has been sitting on top of the American sales charts since the 1980s. The 2011 model is available in regular cab, SuperCab and SuperCrew models.
Since Ford introduced it in 2000, the Ford Focus has become a popular entry-level, economical compact car. The ZX4 designates the sedan body style of the 2005 and 2006 Focus. There are four trim levels of the ZX4.
The F-150 pickup truck is part of Ford's F-series, which has been in production since 1948. The 1998 F-150 is part of the 10th generation of the F-series, and it comes in four models: standard, XL, XLT and Lariat.
The Ford Explorer was originally introduced in 1991 and quickly became a sales success, making the vehicle a ubiquitous SUV on American roadways. The second-generation Explorer was introduced in 1996 and featured updated styling, yet still employed the same underpinnings of the original. For the 1999 model year, Ford revised some of the styling of the second-generation Explorer as part of the vehicle's mid-cycle refresh.
The E-series is Ford's foray into the full-size cargo van competition. The E- series began life as the Econoline starting in 1960, which came in van, wagon and pickup truck versions. The 2011 E-150 is available in standard trim and an extended model.
For hauling cargo, or towing a trailer, a Ford F-150 pickup is the preferred choice for many motorists. However, Ford insists that no vehicle should ever exceed its gross combined weight (GCW). GCW equals the weight of a loaded F-150 plus the weight of a fully loaded trailer. Ford also insists the gross combined weight rating (GCWR) not be exceeded. GCWR is the maximum allowable weight of the vehicle, trailer, cargo and passengers the vehicle can handle, without risking engine damage or brake failure. The GCW must never exceed the GCWR. This information can be found on the Safety Compliance…
The latest Ford E-350 van comes in two variants: XL and XLT. According to Ford's 2011 E-Series Web page, each is available in a regular version as well as an extended version. The regular version measures 216 inches long, 83 inches tall and 95 inches wide, while the extended version measures 236 inches long, 82 inches tall and 95 inches wide.
The Ford Taurus debuted in 1986. By 2007, Ford had sold 6.7 million Tauruses. The 1995 Ford Taurus station wagon came in two styles: the GL and the LX.
Introduced in 1955 to compete with the Corvette, the Ford Thunderbird is an iconic sportscar, featuring European styling with American engineered comfort and performance features. The car was promoted by Ford as a personal luxury vehicle.
The 1997 Ford F-250 is a full-size pickup truck with a gas-powered V8 engine. It runs at 220 HP at 4,500 RPM. It has power steering and power brakes, and a fuel tank capacity of 30 gallons.
Ford Contours were made by the American-owned Ford Company from 1995 to 2000. The Contour was one of the top five selling compact four-door cars in 1995. In 1998, the body style of the Contour changed. It remained the same for 1999.
Ford Motor Company debuted the Ford Bronco in 1966. It was the first of five generations of the popular Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV). It was the first SUV manufactured by Ford, as it rivaled the Jeep Wrangler.
The 2000 Ford F-350 comes in three models: XL, XLT and Lariat. Each is available with similar-size options, from 222 inches long, 80 inches wide, and 76 inches tall to 257 inches long, 95 inches wide, and 80 inches tall, according to the CarsDirect webpage.
The 1995 Ford F-250 comes in two models: special and XL. Each measures about 235 inches long, 79 inches wide, and 76 inches tall. The XL model is available in a smaller version measuring 213 inches long and 73 inches tall.
A 1996 Ford F-350 is a full-size pickup truck with the high torque ratings, large towing capacity and large payload necessary for heavy-duty towing and large-capacity work.
The 1996 Ford Ranger compact pickup truck was built in over 19 model variations ranging from the base model XL short bed with rear-wheel drive to the STX long bed with four-wheel drive.
The Ford Model T was built from 1908 to 1927 in more than a dozen body styles. The 1924 two-door coupe was available in black only and was manually started with a hand crank that was prone to violently kicking back.
With a base manufacturer's suggested retail price of $25,505 as of 2010, the XLT is one of the trims of the F-150, which is the famed 1/2-ton pickup truck produced by the Ford Motor Company. The XLT is on the lower end of the truck's nine available trim packages.
Ford introduced the F-Series truck line in 1948, and nine years later, the Flareside and Styleside trims were added to the F-150 model. Those trims have lasted for decades and appear on the 2000 Ford F-150 4X4.
The Ford 428 Cobra Jet engine was introduced in 1968 as a regular production performance powerplant. It came in Q, P (for police interceptor) and Super Cobra Jet versions. It was featured in 1968 Mustang Cobra fastbacks and coupes as well as the Torino, Cyclone and Mercury Cougar models.
The Ford Escape is a compact sport utility vehicle and in 2010 was one of the most fuel-efficient compact SUVs in the U.S. market. Ford places the Escape on a Mazda 626 platform to give the vehicle passenger car handling.
The Ford Telstar was a mid-size family car marketed in Australia, Asia and Africa and was similar to the Ford Tempo. Ford produced the Telstar from 1983 to 1999. The Ford Mondeo replaced the Telstar, which was never sold in North America.
The Ford Escort, a compact car that Ford built through a partnership with Mazda and designed to compete with the economy cars being imported to America by Japanese automakers, was the best-selling car in the United States for many years. The car was launched in 1983; production ended 20 years later. In 1995, the Ford Escort Wagon was the most popular body style of the Escort.
Ford first introduced the Windstar LX minivan in 1995. It featured anti-lock brakes, exceptional passenger and cargo room, and good handling. It was not considered very fuel efficient, however, and some interior design features were lacking.
The Fairmont was a compact car manufactured by the Ford Motor Company from 1978 to 1983. Designed as a comfortable, fuel-efficient vehicle targeting families, the Fairmont got 33 miles per gallon (mpg) on the highway and 23 mpg in the city. Although a popular car, the Fairmont had rear-wheel drive; in 1984, the new front-wheel-drive Tempo became its successor.
The 1997 Ford E-150 van came in three models: standard, RV and XL. According to CarsDirect's E-150 Web page, all three models retailed for the same price. The RV model was the most heavy-duty of the three.
The Ford Mustang was all new for the 1999 model year. New styling and improved suspension help improve the Mustang over its predecessor. The V-6 is more powerful than the previous year, offering 40 more horsepower and 5 more foot-pounds of torque. The more powerful V-6 engine is available in both coupe and convertible body styles.
The Ford Motor Company installed the 460-cubic-inch engine in vehicles from 1968 through 1996. When you endeavor to rebuild a 460 V8 engine, you will need to ensure all of the bolts are torqued properly so your hard work lasts for years. Each component installed on the interior and exterior of the engine has specific torque specifications that will keep mounting bolts tight for the life of the engine.
For the 2003 model year, the Ford F-150 got a rear-window defogger and sound-deadening as standard features except on the XL and XLT models. Those two versions feature an appearance option that includes chrome accents on the grille-surround, tubular step bars and 17-inch wheels.
The 1993 model year Ford Probe was the first year of the sport compact's second generation. The Probe's styling was updated to reflect the move from the industry as a whole, and Ford in particular, for improved aerodynamics. The vehicle's performance, however, remained in the same class as the outgoing first-generation Probe's class.
First introduced in 1980, the Ford F-series became a best-selling vehicle until the 1997 model came out. These trucks had power, roomy cabins and good front tire wear. However, they provide a harsh ride when unloaded and the steering is loose due to the unsophisticated front suspension. The F-150 belongs to the half-ton version of the series.
The 1987 model year marked the eighth generation of Ford's F150 model series. As with previous models, the 1987 Ford F-150 employed a radiator and pump to circulate coolant through the engine to keep it at the correct operating temperature. As this fluid circulates through the system, it can pick up rust and debris from the engine, which can impede its cooling ability. That's why it's an important part of maintenance to drain the radiator on a 1987 Ford F-150 at least once a year and refill it with new fluid.
Introduced in the United States in 2000, the Focus is Ford's compact car, which is available as either a two-door coupe or a four-door sedan. The 2010 model has a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $16,290 to $18,780.
The 2001 Ford Ranger was introduced at a time when the Ranger was the best selling truck in its class for 13 years in a row. The 2001 Ranger featured a bolder appearance, added power, slightly better fuel economy and a smoother ride.
The 1997 Ford Escort is a front-wheel-drive, compact, four-door sedan that was released in both a standard model and an LX model. To understand an Escort's true value, it is vital to know what is under the hood.
In 1990, Ford released the Lariat XLT version of its popular F150 line of trucks. The Lariat XLT is a high-powered, large-sized truck that is specially designed for hauling large loads. The average market price in the United States for a 1990 Ford F150 Lariat XLT is $1,106, as of September 2010.
The Ford Escort is a compact car that was manufactured by the Ford Motor Company from 1981 to 2002. It effectively replaced the Ford Pinto sub-compact car and was Ford's first front-wheel drive car built in America. The 1995 Ford Escort was part of the second generation series and was available in three- or five-door hatchback, sedan or wagon models.
The thermostat in a 2000 Ford Mustang regulates the engine's operating temperature, resulting in lower emissions, greater fuel economy, better engine performance and longer engine life. The manufacturer's specified opening and full-open temperatures differ depending on whether the vehicle has a V6 or V8 engine; however, parts suppliers have found a common temperature.
The Ford Mustang has become an icon of American automobiles, a classic muscle car that coined the term "pony car" and defined style and sportiness for a generation. Released in 1964, before the start of the official new model year, the Mustang was an overnight success, selling more than three times its expected sales run during the year. When the new model year began, these vehicles, which had all been marked as 1965, were slightly modified. However, models from before this time period are referred to as 1964 1/2 Mustangs and feature several key differences from the 1965 models.
The Ford Festiva was a subcompact car built by the Ford subsidiary companies Mazda and Kia Motors from 1986 to 2000. It was sold as a four-door sedan, a three-door and a five-door hatchback in the sub-model types L, LX and GL.
The 1998 Lincoln Mark VIII is a personal luxury coupe built by Ford Motor Company. The eighth generation of Lincoln's Mark series, the Mark VIII is known for big power and a high level of technological refinement.
The 1989 Ford F-150 was part of the eighth generation of Ford trucks (1987 through 1991). This series introduced a new body style and updated features to the Ford truck line, including rear anti-lock brakes. In 1989, even more features were made standard, and the more luxurious Lariat model was introduced, making the 1989 Ford F-150 a popular truck in its time.
The 2009 Ford Escape is a compact crossover sport-utility vehicle, and is one of the model-year entries of the vehicle's second production cycle. The Ford Motor Company installed 2.5-liter engines in the vehicle and its hybrid equivalent, as well as providing a more powerful engine option for a Limited edition.
Ford specifically designed the Mustang as a vehicle that would appeal to a wide range of consumers. From weekend racers to everyday drivers, the Mustang offered something for virtually everyone. Unlike the earlier models, the 1970 Mustang featured a sticker on the driver's door jamb rather than a metal plate. This sticker, called a "vehicle certification label," included several codes that indicate what the vehicle was originally equipped with. Whether purchasing or restoring a 1970 Mustang, these option codes can be extremely valuable to determine whether the car has been modified.
The 1994 Ford Thunderbird was part of the 10th and penultimate production cycle of Ford Motor Company's sporty, iconic "personal luxury car." The '94 Thunderbird was available in two trims: the LX and the Super Coupe.
The 2001 Ford F350 Super Duty is a commercial-size pickup truck built at Ford's Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville, Kentucky. The two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive models share the same frame.
According to the Edmunds website, the 2002 model Ford Windstar was a member of the 2nd generation of Windstars. The Ford Windstar is a family sized minivan with seating for 7 people.
The Ford 6.7-liter Powerstroke diesel V-8 was introduced in 2011 model-year Ford pickup trucks. Previously, Ford had contracted with Navistar International Corporation to build its heavy-duty diesel engines. The 2011 engines were developed after Ford and Navistar parted ways in 2009. The 2011 Powerstroke diesel is Ford’s attempt to better compete against diesel-powered Dodge and General Motors trucks.
By the late 1960s, Ford was outgunned in the horsepower wars by Chevrolet. Ford engineers determined they had to develop a stronger engine to compete against the Camaro. The result was the Ford Boss 302 V-8 that debuted in 1969 to power the 1969 and 1970 Ford Mustangs. There also were three less-powerful versions of the Ford 302.
The Escort nameplate was the second best-selling passenger vehicle sold by Ford, slotting in behind the Taurus. The Ford Escort was introduced internationally in 1981 and the vehicle was geared towards the United States market. Over the years, four-cylinder gasoline engines have primarily been utilized in the Escort.
The Ford Motor Company became the pioneer of the pony car--a sports-oriented vehicle with incredibly powerful performance with the debut of the Ford Mustang in 1964. However, competition had arrived by 1967: the Pontiac had the Firebird, Plymouth had the Barracuda, Chevrolet had the Camaro, and even Ford's entry-level luxury marque Mercury had the Cougar. The 1967 Mustang was thus the response to such a proliferation of pony cars in the automobile industry.
The Explorer SUV has been one of Ford’s most popular vehicles since its introduction in 1991. The Explorer, originally available in both 2-door and 4-door body styles, proved to be rugged, spacious and capable of managing the demands of work and family life. Ford maintained the Explorer’s success by continuously upgrading and revising the SUV, and the third-generation Explorer was introduced in 2002. Slow sales caused Ford to cancel the 2-door Explorer in 2003, with the company selling only the 4-door from 2004 on. Ford continued to offer may variants of the Explorer in 2004, including the XLT.
The 2004 Ford Focus was the fifth model-year entry for the compact car that Ford introduced to the North American market for the 2000 model year. There were three types of body styles available: the hatchback, the sedan and the station wagon. The hatchback had the most trims: the ZX3, ZX3 Comfort, ZX5, ZX3 Premium, ZX5 Comfort, ZX5 Premium, SVT 3-Door and SVT 5-Door trims. The sedan had the LX, SE and ZTS, while the wagon had the SE and ZTW.
After enjoying the success of the Model T--acclaimed as the first affordable passenger car--Ford Motor Company introduced its successor, the Model A, in 1927. The 1929 model year appeared in the middle of the car's four-year production run. That model year is notable for being produced at the same time that Ford sold its two millionth Model A, symbolizing the immense popularity of the vehicle.
By the time Ford Motor Company introduced the Sport Trac version of the Ford Explorer for the 2001 model year, the sport-utility vehicle was already in the United States market for a decade. The Explorer Sport Trac was designed as an SUV with a pickup cargo bed in place of an enclosed cargo area, thus transforming it into a sport-utility truck. The 2004 version appeared in the middle of the vehicle's first generation of production, and it had four trims--the XLS, XLT, XLT Premium and Adrenalin--each of which had two/rear-wheel (2WD) and four-wheel drive (4WD) configurations.
The 1965 model year proved to be a historic year for Ford, as the Mustang became the fastest selling new car in history, reaching 400,000 units in March. Aside from its low price, the Mustang's popularity was fueled by the consumer's ability to customize the car. Whether a consumer wanted a daily driver or a high-performance car, the Mustang could deliver.
When the Ford Motor Company introduced the Ford Focus compact car to the U.S. market in 1999 for the 2000 model year, it came in three body types: a four-door sedan, a three-door hatchback and a five-door wagon. The last mentioned body style was branded as the "SE Wagon." While the low resale value of the 2000 Ford Focus SE Wagon translates into great affordability, it is the same low resale value that is the result of a poor reliability record.
The 1994 Ford Mustang GT marked the 30th anniversary of the introduction of the Mustang line. Although Ford was somewhat limited by a 700-million-dollar budget for development of the 1994 GT model, the GT still managed to win Motor Trend's 1994 car of the year award. With some stylish design changes and the continued inclusion of the now infamous 5-liter V-8, the model was one of the most memorable Mustangs produced up to that time.
The 1989 Ford Mustang was one of the model-year entries in the third generation of production for the iconic muscle car, which lasted throughout the 1980s and early 1990s. There were two trims: the LX and the GT. The LX was available as a coupe and hatchback, while the GT was available as a hatchback and convertible.
Ford's SVT branch has produced a long series of hyper-powerful vehicles. Most famous is the long-lasting SVT Cobra Mustang. However, the branch has also produced a series of shorter lived "improved" Ford vehicles such as the F-150 Lightning, the SVT Ford Focus and the SVT Contour. The Contour proves to be the odd ball. Based around a sluggish, boring four-door family sedan, the 2000 SVT contour actually shines as a performance car.
The 2001 Ford Ranger is a durable compact pickup truck produced by the Ford Motor Company. The 2001 model is part of the Ranger line that started in 1983. Ford intended to cease production of the Ranger in 2009, but decided to produce it through through 2011. The 2001 Ranger exhibits traditional styling and differs little (except for the front and rear ends) from the newer Ranger models, making it a good and inexpensive purchase.
The 1990 Ford Mustang GT was the 26th incarnation of the storied sports car that was responsible for the pony car craze. The 1990 model year was right in the middle of the fox body Mustang era, one that many Mustang fans were happy to see end. The GT trim model featured a powerful eight-cylinder engine and sportier handling and transmission options than the basic trim levels.
Like it's sister trucks the Hilux and Tacoma, the Toyota T100 and its engines are virtually indestructible. This was a fact famously demonstrated by the British auto enthusiast show Top Gear, when its presenters attempted to kill a Hilux by setting it on fire, dropping a car on top of it, dropping a demolished building on top of it and finally parking it at the bottom of the ocean for a full 12 hours. Once it was dry, the truck's engine fired up, and they drove it back to the studio. Indestructible, indeed.
Customizing Fords can be a lot of fun because you get to create the car of your wildest dreams. Fords are great cars to customize because many aftermarket parts fit well in Fords. You can change the visible aspects of the car as well as its inner equipment to make your ride smoother and quicker. If this is your fist time customizing a car, consider consulting with your mechanic on which parts will work best with your particular Ford model.
Known switch problems cause fires in many Ford vehicles every year. The switch can be replaced to correct the problem, but a permanent solution is questionable. The design of the switch leaves part of the electrical connection near the brake booster assembly. The connector can corrode due to moisture in the engine bay, short out, and start a fire. The only sure-fire way to stop the fire from happening is to disconnect the switch.
The old Mustangs can be defined as the 1964 to 1973 models. Post-2004 Mustangs were heavily influenced by the 1968 to 1969 Mustangs' styling and possess many of the original's interior characteristics.
The 2009 mid-size Mazda CX-7 and the 2009 full-size Mazda CX-9 are crossover sport utility vehicles that allow families to choose a specific vehicle to fit their needs. Mazda has been a forerunner in developing SUVs that are slowly replacing the minivan as the primary family vehicle with an emphasis on comfort on long trips. Gas mileage of these two vehicles is fair.
Ford Motor Company produces the Lincoln Navigator, a luxury sport-utility vehicle. It was introduced in August 1997 for the 1998 model year. The Navigator is based on the Ford Expedition and shares its frame and many of the Expedition's mechanical components. The Navigator was the first of the American-made luxury SUVs. General Motors followed with the Cadillac Escalade just 10 months after the Navigator's debut.
The 1990 Ford Ranger often comes up as one of the best examples of a Ford success story, and remains a popular economy pickup truck many years after its production run ended. A good seller back then, this car has a reputation for getting the job done on a budget.