1996 Ford Mustang

maintenance
#1

I am buying a 96 Mustang V6 3.8 w/ 136k miles. Its sounds great, runs smooth, tranny drives her really nice, and A/C will freeze your nose off. She needs some TLC, a little wax will do good, and a nice detailed clean will make her happy again. I want to give it to my wife, since her brother borrowed her old car, and wrecked it. Here is the real question, what should I do maintenance wise, before I give it to her?



Motor Oil & Filter change -

Tranny Oil & Filter change -

Spark Plug, Cables, and Rotor change -

Fuel Filter change -

Flush Radiator -

Flush Power Steering -

Flush Brake Pump -



I would love to overhaul it, but I would have bought one in perfect condition to waste all that money…

#2

Try to find out if the head gaskets have blown yet and been repaired. That was a major problem with Ford 3.8L’s of that vintage. If they haven’t failed yet, you may very well be on borrowed time.