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Old 10-28-2012, 07:08 AM   #1
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100,000 Mile Maintenance Service

Wondering how extensive a service would be required at 100,000 miles. I can't really do any of what would be required. What do the dealerships charge, does anyone know? Maybe better off taking to private garage. Ideas, suggestions welcome. Thank you.


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Wondering how extensive a service would be required at 100,000 miles. I can't really do any of what would be required. What do the dealerships charge, does anyone know? Maybe better off taking to private garage. Ideas, suggestions welcome. Thank you.
Hi markwb,

The 100k service for your vehicle includes the following tasks:

❑ Change engine oil and replace oil filter.
❑ Inspect tires for wear. Rotation recommended for
optimal tire life.
❑ Inspect accessory drive belt(s).
❑ Replace spark plugs.
❑ Replace rear axle lubricant (Class A Motorhome,
F450/550 and E450).
❑ Change Motorcraft Premium Gold Engine Coolant
(see exceptions page 46 and record page 48).
❑ Replace PCV valve on all light trucks under 6,000
Gross Vehicle Weight (except 3V engines).
❑ Multi-point inspection (recommended)

You can get more information about your vehicle by downloading the Maintenance Guide or the Owner's Manual, available here: https://owner.ford.com/servlet/Conte...OwnerGuidePage

Dealerships are independently owned and operated; but you can call your dealership for a price quote on having your 100k service performed. If you have any additional questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to me via PM.

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Old 10-29-2012, 10:13 AM   #3
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Thank you, Crystal. I really appreciate the reply and the comprehensive list of maintenance items.
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As you can see from the official list, spark plugs are the only item on the 100,000 mile list that aren't on the normal maintenance list (oil & filter, tire rotation, ck access. belt, general ck over)

The coolant change recommended has notes attached because it's generally time dependent and should have been done by now due to age (5 yrs.).

So, Any decent garage you trust can take care of it for you - just add a simple drain & refill with FORD coolant plus changing the plugs to a basic oil & filter change & general check over assuming those things haven't been done already.

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Thanks alot, sailor. I'm thinking along the lines that you have called out ^^, along with a transmission service.
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Just avoid any trans. service they call a "back flush" for example, some have had issues after that was done....

Changing fluid is OK, dropping the pan to replace filter as well is good, there just have been some "horror stories" about folks with high mileage cars that got sold on a "back flush" or clean out with chemicals who soon had problems.

Opinions vary, but from what I've seen a service that drops the pan & replaces the filter is worthwhile even though it only changes about half the fluid - using the cooler lines to let the trans pump out old fluid while replacing it with new gets almost all of it changed but doesn't clean out the pan or replace the filter - the "back flush" &/or chemical cleaning can possibly result in "crud" from the pan & other areas getting to places where it can cause problems. NOT too commonly sold anymore from what I've heard, just something you might consider avoiding...
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If you are going to take it to an independent garage

INSIST that they return the spark plugs and PVC valve back to you [to insure they get replaced] As far as that goes insist that also at a Ford garage

I always insist of everything being returned [except for fluids of course]

As far as a transmission flush or whatever, at an independent garage they will use what ever fluid that is in the flush machine, which might cause damage to the automatic transmission. Ford is pretty insistent that only a specific type of tranny fluid be used.
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Thanks guys for the sound advice, it is greatly appreciated.
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