So I am not a ford owner, but my GF is, she ha a 2002 ford taurus with some "personality issues" she wants to dump 5k into it, but i told her with things done right she wont have to spend nearly that much on it.
Things that are wrong
the front bumper BELOW the license plate is sheared off (she met a stop sign that didnt agree with her) and will have to be replaced entirely for a new sticker, i cut the old one off as it was just hanging under the car.
WHENEVER she parks by my house her car always drips a fluid, while i have not been able to identify exactly what it is (oil, trans, steering, brake) i think it might be the "main seal" under the front of the car, when it is parked if i reach towards the middle and run my hand along the shaft?? i can come out with a greasy hand
Whenever she starts the car it shakes real bad but only until it warms up, its throwing codes on the dash but they are always saying the same thing, cylinder one and three misfire above 1000 rpms, i think this would just be new plugs to fix this.
The door on the passenger side front opens but if you don't push the handle on the outside of the door down after you get in the lock will not catch, probably a spring or something in the handle
lastly along with the same stop sign incident she lost her ac system, you can see the pipes from it where the bumper was at one time sticking out, i have not seen any broken pipes, so maybe she just shorted a compressor or something, she gets heat but no AC
I was hoping people could have a look at this, i told her we can get a bumper for a song at the junkyard and my buddy is a professional car painter,
Any thoughts on what i should do next?
FYI pic of her car is attached, reminds me of the mad max cars lol