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The first part of that link involves the gearshift as you have to go through quite the process of getting to the radio. Unfortunately the pictures appear to no longer be working but that is the proper link.
I have a metal hood on my 2006 XLT. Anyways..... I had to replace my battery, it was just worn out after 3 years and my new battery works great. Although its not a Motorcraft it is made by the same company, Johnson Controls, who also makes Die Hards as well as some "lesser" brands. May just...
Here's a link to the SEMA spy shots. http://www.sema.org/sema-enews/2009/17/spy-shots-next-gen-ford-explorer-shifts-unibody-chassis?fc_c=1268076x2878224x60858570
Doesn't show too much as it looks like a Taurus X with a new Explorer front end.
Reliabilty will be virtually identical as they are basically the same vehicle with cosmetic differences. If you like the looks of the Mercury better get it. It doesn't really sound like you will need 4L much, but you might end up needing it that one time in the snow so thats something to think...
Yes, the V8s 6 speed is notorious for having problems. The V6s 5 speed has some complaints but I would bet 99% of those would be fixed with the transmission update for the computer.
lol, here is a quote from somebody on that site. Sounds like driver error to me. Even if something did go...
The price spread is usually greater than 30 cents. xvprflyboivx in PA the cheapest e85 is $2.95, if you can find gas for $3.25 there you must have some hidden oil that you are not sharing with the rest of us. Gas here is at about $3.95.