Sunday, April 2, 2017

2010 Ford Escape, First Two Weeks Maintenance and Repairs Report.

As with any used car, there are going to be issues. The ones on this car are minor, but worth mentioning. Here's what's been done so far as well as the cost. If I can fix something without replacing it, so much the better.

Removed compact disks from broken player,                                                                          $0
Repaired the trailer wiring connector with reclaimed parts                                                     $0
Removed scratches from instrument cluster with polish                                                          $3
Replaced bulbs with reclaimed LED ones on tail and tags                                                      $0

Refinished seats with dye                                                                                                         $3
Fixed the mileage reset on the odometer with a soldering
iron                                                                                                                                           $0
Replaced front brake pads, rotors and hardware                                                                  $133
Added 1 qt of oil                                                                                                                  $ 3-4
Vacuumed carpet                                                                                                                 $0.25
Replaced crackling front speakers                                                                                        $ 35

Total cost                                                                                                                         $178.25

What needs to be done

Front stabilizer links                                                                                                              $ 35
Find draw bar for the trailer and this can wait
(still looking in my shed for class 2)                                                                                  $ 0-30
Install rear floor mats                                                                                                            $ 10
Replace wipers                                                                                                                      $ 40
Change coolant                                                                                                                $ 15-20
Change oil                                                                                                  $ 30 (doing it myself)
Change trans fluid                                                               $ 60 (doing it myself with Mercon Five)

What I want to do

Replace RH Taillight (has crack)                                                                                          $ 30
Get two extra keys                                                              $50 plus programming at the dealer.

Remove the spare tire and install a full sized one.                                                                  $ ?

Anyway, this is it for now. Maranatha!


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