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My sister just was given a 2001 V6 Auto. It has 108k and was serviced at the dealer regularly. (so says carfax)

My question is: What reccomended major maintenance needs to be done on this little pony?
Everything sounds good in the car, except for some random noises and a slight driveshaft vibration. Is it due for an overhaul, or just throw a new block in? I'm not too familiar with Fords, but willing to learn.

Thanks for your input! :thumbsup
 

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My sister just was given a 2001 V6 Auto. It has 108k and was serviced at the dealer regularly. (so says carfax)

My question is: What reccomended major maintenance needs to be done on this little pony?
Everything sounds good in the car, except for some random noises and a slight driveshaft vibration. Is it due for an overhaul, or just throw a new block in? I'm not too familiar with Fords, but willing to learn.

Thanks for your input! :thumbsup
It needs a tuneup & fluid change + belts & hoses, etc.

The engine is duty rated a 200,000 miles, if the previous owner used the motorcraft semi-synth or better.

It shouldn't need an overhaul for another 80-90,000 miles.

I'd put in subframe connectors to eliminate some of the squeeks and rattles, and to keep the unibody in good shape . ..
 

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Wow, 200k, I didn't think that they lasted that long ;)
I think all of the belts are good and I don't see any cracking on any of the hoses. And I have yet to change out the fluids but I plan on doing that after cleaning out the bay. I'm going to use a powerwasher on the block and headers, what are the critical components that I need to cover up (besides the fusebox)? :sterb:
 

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Wow, 200k, I didn't think that they lasted that long ;)
I think all of the belts are good and I don't see any cracking on any of the hoses. And I have yet to change out the fluids but I plan on doing that after cleaning out the bay. I'm going to use a powerwasher on the block and headers, what are the critical components that I need to cover up (besides the fusebox)? :sterb:
NEVER use a powerwasher on a modern engine.

Take it to a professional steam cleaner.
 

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Well, I use the 60 degree nozzle with a degreaser additive and clean up my honduh pretty easily. Plus, I really don't get that close.
 
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