Lately, I've been having a hard time with my Ford Torino. One time, while I was driving on my way home, everything was smooth, and then all of a sudden, my engine died. When I try to start it on again, I noticed that all of my lights won't turn on. What just happened? Is there a problem with my coil or solenoid?
Perhaps it could be due to your coil or solenoid, but most likely, this is caused by a bad wiring connection. When your lights lose its power, there must be something wrong with your battery cable connections or the wiring in your starter. When this happens, check your cables and wirings for signs of damage or corrosion. Make sure that they are all clean and intact. You also need to check the alternator and voltage regulator connections if your battery cable connections are perfectly fine. Replace any rusty or broken cables immediately to avoid encountering this problem again.
It has been three years since I last used my Ford Torino. I bought a new vehicle, and stored it in the garage, with the hopes of customizing it in the future. However, busy as I am, I kept on putting that aside. Now, when I tried starting my vehicle, it just won't bite. What should I check for?
Three years is quite a long time to keep your vehicle stored and unused. It won't be easy to start it again, especially now that its parts have degraded throughout the years. If you prepared your car for storage, then you would not encounter any problems. You need to have a complete tune up and check the entire fuel system. You need to clean the fuel tank and lines, as well as the fuel pump. Refill the tank with fresh gasoline, and replace your fuel filter. If you left your car with gasoline inside the tank, it could have turned into a varnish-like fluid, making it gooey and sticky. Clean up your fuel system and have your car tuned up to ensure that it will be as good as it was, three years ago.
I was doing my regular maintenance for my five-year old Torino, and I was surprised to find out that most of my vehicle's components are already being eaten up by rust. It's only five years, and I never fail in keeping it clean by taking it to the car shop at least once a year. What did I do wrong?
This is not an unusual complaint for Torino owners. This particular Ford model is less durable than the others, making it one of the Ford models that are not that popular. Owners have complained of serious problems with corrosion, especially those who live in areas that experience severe winters. When your car is exposed to road salt, it is likely that it would start rusting within its first to five years of existence. What you can do is to replace the corroded parts immediately to avoid further problems. Watch out for the paint as well, as these cars are also notorious for having paint-peeling issues.