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60,000 mile check for Ford Mustang?

I have a 03 mustang, bought it last October. It is now due for it's 60k mile check/tune up. What is in that check? I will not go to the Ford dealer, they charge far too much. How much should it cost at another place?

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If you have an owners manual, it should tell you. However looking at this you should

-Change engine oil
-Inspect brakes
-Inspect wheel ends for play and noise
-Inspect engine cooling and all hoses
-Inspect exhaust system and heat shields
-Inspect steering linkage, suspension, driveshaft, and ball joints
-Inspect tires and rotate
-Replace air filters
-Replace fuel filter
-Change/inspect transmission fluid

I would also change differential fluid.


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Basically what he said above. These aren't imports, so there really aren't any "hard" parts to replace as any sort of preventative maintenance like timing belts, etc.

Do a visual inspection of the items noted above, repair or replace as necessary. Since it is a new-to-you car, it's a good idea to replace ALL fluids - transmission, power steering, coolant, rearend, brake, and of course engine oil. Spark plugs, cheap and easy enough to go ahead and just replace even if they don't really need to be yet. Fuel filter costs about $15 at your local parts store and also a very simple and quick job to deal with.

Besides motor oil, most people ignore or neglect all of the other fluids. They all have a service life to them. By going through everything you will have a fresh start and know where the car stands. Maintained properly, these cars will put up with a fair amount of abuse and last well past the 200K mark before needing any expensive repairs to the engine or transmission if any at all.

If you plan on doing your own maintenance work (and if you can, you should), I advise that you invest $20 on a Haynes or Chilton repair manual for your car. They are not perfect but nonetheless are a valuable resource and will walk you through most repair and maintenance procedures. Any other questions, feel free to ask.


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