Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Boston Mass. area
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Pictures might help, as it's very difficult to diagnose a leak via the Internet. Sometimes it's very difficult even in person, since air flowing over the engine while driving can move liquids a long distance from the actual leak.
Finding a good, reasonable shop near you is usually done through word-of-mouth -- that is, someone you know tells you about a good place. That can be tough when you first move... Cartalk has a collection of mechanics who have been recommended by the show's listeners at http://cartalk.com/content/mechx/find.html
Just enter your postal Zip code and how many miles you are willing to drive to a shop. You can enter a marque (Ford) if you want, but most American cars have very similar engineering and a good mechanic for a GM car should be a good mechanic for a Ford, except when specialized knowledge is required -- and specialized knowledge is what this forum has provided me, anyway, time and time again.
1986 MT-4 4-cylinder (R.I.P. circa 1990, rust, clutch)
1994 Station Wagon (R.I.P. circa 9/2005)
1991 Station Wagon (R.I.P. 1/2007, but the Benz that pulled out in front was bent much worse)
1998 SE Station Wagon (R.I.P. 2/28/09 at ~186k)
2004 Taurus SE w/Vulcan & AX4N | dark shadow gray metallic | gray cloth interior | still strong at 192K+
2000 Taurus SE wagon w/Vulcan & AX4S / tropic green metallic | gray cloth interior | purchased 6/12 at 51k miles