Consumer Review Video - 2005 Ford Five Hundred SEL 3.0L V6

Common problems and easy repairs on a 2005 Five Hundred

The 2005 Ford Five Hundred SEL is an easy car to maintain. The headlights are easily accessible by simply reaching behind their housings, allowing for reliable bulb changes when necessary. The spare tire and jack kit are conveniently packaged together, allowing for quick access in the event of a flat. Changing the engine air filter won’t be a problem, as its housing disconnects without the need for any tools.

However, the 2005 Ford Five Hundred SEL has its downsides. The entire housing needs to be removed to access the tail lights, which is secured by multiple fasteners behind many pieces of trunk lining. The petcock is located behind a large panel underneath the vehicle, and removing it in such an awkward position may prove to be a problem. The transmission fluid dipstick is deep in the engine bay and may prove difficult to remove, which won’t allow for reliable fluid level monitoring.


Hans Angermeier has produced over 100,000 videos showing drivers how to fix things on their cars. He has broad expertise on basic repair procedures covering the majority of cars on the road.

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