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Old 04-05-2016, 09:02 AM   #41
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Hi all, I'm coming up on 120,000 on my 08, everything is great so far and couldn't be happier. My question is, is there a mileage I should do things at this point or just go until something needs replaced, besides oil, I just did spark plugs when I did my valve cover gasket. So is there anything I should do or not right now? I'm the second owner and I have all receipts so I'll double check to see what's been done. I received the car at 100,000. Thanks.

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Do you have the factory owners manual/books? It lists all recommended maintenance items. Really the only big things are fluid changes on the 08-11, we don't have a timing belt to worry about. The rest of the stuff I just replace as it fails (e.g suspension components, wheel bearings, etc)
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Hi all, I'm coming up on 120,000 on my 08, everything is great so far and couldn't be happier. My question is, is there a mileage I should do things at this point or just go until something needs replaced, besides oil, I just did spark plugs when I did my valve cover gasket. So is there anything I should do or not right now? I'm the second owner and I have all receipts so I'll double check to see what's been done. I received the car at 100,000. Thanks.

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yes. go ahaead and change the trans oil now if its a manual. and yesterday if it is a auto trans.

change your power steering fluid. your pump and seals will thank you.
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yes. go ahaead and change the trans oil now if its a manual. and yesterday if it is a auto trans.

change your power steering fluid. your pump and seals will thank you.
Careful, if its an auto and hasn't been done it may fail after fluid change. Happens frequently on multiple vehicles, happened to the wife's escape. About 15k after performing a fluid change the trans failed. We didn't know the service history and were rolling the dice
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yes. go ahaead and change the trans oil now if its a manual. and yesterday if it is a auto trans.

change your power steering fluid. your pump and seals will thank you.
Ok, well luckily mine is the 5 speed! Woo! That is odd with the automatics as stated above. Since I've owned the car I've done all the maintenance, I'm thinking of maybe having a garage do this as it may be easier and that way they can do a check on everything else. Is that a good route to go or is this change simple?

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5-spd. is pretty simple, fill bolt about half way up the front (hex) and a drain bolt sideways on the bottom joint of the trans..

Make sure to loosen BOTH before draining, just to cover your butt.

2 qts. is OK for the fill, Ford updated the specs. to get rid of the ".1" to get it right up to the fill threads.

Official Ford MTF synthetic is pricey, but good for another 100k. Plenty of threads on alternatives, I try to stay out of that debate for the most part (just DON'T throw in std. mineral gear oil).
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5-spd. is pretty simple, fill bolt about half way up the front (hex) and a drain bolt sideways on the bottom joint of the trans..

Make sure to loosen BOTH before draining, just to cover your butt.

2 qts. is OK for the fill, Ford updated the specs. to get rid of the ".1" to get it right up to the fill threads.

Official Ford MTF synthetic is pricey, but good for another 100k. Plenty of threads on alternatives, I try to stay out of that debate for the most part (just DON'T throw in std. mineral gear oil).
Just to reinforce, absolutely make sure the fill bolt comes loose before you touch the drain. Sometimes plug can seize and it really sucks when you drain a component and cant refill it lol
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It is a steel plug in an aluminum transmission case.

What could go wrong!?!

Oh, wait, this thing called galvanic corrosion
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im about to do wheel bearings.. any tips?
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Head for the Brakes, Suspension & Chassis section to find lots of info..

Fronts are pressed into the knuckles, gotta remove them to get the bearings pressed out/in unless you rent/buy a special tool set for removal.

Rears are pressed into the drums or hubs (for disc type).
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My car has rolled just over 132K - over 65k from my 2012 post. I've done front brakes, sway links last month and need to do rear brakes now. Other than tires and wheels I have not had to do much of anything at all to the car.

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