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I have 2009 Taurus Limited, have always gotten excellent gas mileage 25+. Ever since getting spark plugs replaced at 90,000 mile gas mileage has been dropping. Now down to 17.6. Car has 102,300 miles, since spark plugs have had throttle body cleaned, air filter, all changed. Did fuel injector cleaning yesterday..any other suggestions?
Using the same gas (mobile)
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Have your brakes looked at for a dragging brake. My '17 had a rt rear that was dragging when I bought it with 30K on it. Rear brakes where about gone.
 

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What plugs were used? Stock Motorcraft or equivalent NGK plugs are the ONLY type / brand to use.

I hope whoever changed the plugs didnt put in POS Bosch plugs or "designer plugs" like the E3, etc. NEVER use ANY Bosch plug or any "designer plug" EVER!!!
 

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Have your brakes looked at for a dragging brake. My '17 had a rt rear that was dragging when I bought it with 30K on it. Rear brakes where about gone.
Dragging brakes more common than one might think.
'91 Lin Cont used at 15K, bk pedal was not going to the top. Dealer put on new pedal, new rotors and pads.
G4 sable, stuck front guide pin rusty.
Daughter's Buck Terraza used ~15K miles, fronts dragging and hot. GM poorly made pads stuck in the yokes. Then rears hot, dealer said due to loose wheel bearings.
My Buick Lucerne used 60K. Front rotor hotter than the other side. Stuck guide pin, no grease. Other pin greased and free.


It takes a lot of gas to wear out pads.


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