28th Jan 2010, 12:45

I own a 1994 SHO (230,000 miles) as well as a 1990 SHO (170,000 miles). These two cars are the most enjoyable vehicles I've ever owned.

They do break on occasion. Right now the 94 needs a power steering pump, and the clutch throwout bearing is starting to whine. Other than that, all I've done in the last 90,000 miles is replace a clutch and A/C pump. I paid $900.00 for the car 5 years ago.

The 90 SHO is by far the fastest car I've ever driven. This needs the A/C refitted to the post freon type. I would drive either of these cars cross country today.

PS: I just bought a 29010 Altima last week, so it looks like I'm going to have to retire at least one of my beloved SHO's for lack of space.

16th Mar 2010, 18:20

Have a 1994 SHO with the original engine (3.0 liter, not 3.2) with automatic transmission. There is green fluid in the power steering reservoir. I took it to the local Ford dealer and he did not know what to make of it. He thought it should be standard Ford pink automatic transmission fluid. I did not have it changed, because it seems to be running fine at this point. Is there such a thing as green power steering fluid for the SHO?

28th Sep 2010, 16:46

I just bought a 94 SHO, and it has been a flippin mess.

I replaced both back calipers; they were both frozen.

The little oil leak the guy said it had is now a steady stream of oil coming out when I drive it, and it now has a blown head.

What have I gotten myself into!!

5th Nov 2010, 16:40

I have a 1994 SHO with 315,454 miles on it. I am having trouble with the DIS module power cutting in and out at random, maybe the SPOUT (spark output sensor in the DIS module).

These cars have poor suspension parts. I've replaced the lower control arms 3 times, tie rod ends a bunch, and 1 CV axle.

The valve covers leaks and drip on the exhaust system, creating a smell on occasion, but I can live with it.

For the most part I love the car. My wife wants me to get rid of it, I will when I can't fix it anymore, I keep saying it will last one more year, year after year. Bought it in 1998 for $6200 with 68k on the clock.

The transmission failed at 120k, put in 2 clutches until I install a "Grizzly Paw" throw out bearing, and had no more trouble. Of course the usual starters and alternators.

It still goes like hell, gets 30mpg on the highway and 3rd gear rubber. Maybe it will last one more year...

19th Dec 2011, 12:25

I have a 1994 SHO 3.2L Auto... I have owned it for about 1.5 years, and it has been a really nice ride! However, it is quite expensive to fix if things go wrong of course. I paid a steal of a price at 1,100$ one and a half years ago, but soon after I bought it, I had to rebuild the transmission in it :( (2,000$).

I thought from then on it would be a solid ride for years. However, it has started using oil. Does anyone have an answer for me about that? It does not leak the first drop, but just smokes a little when I start it, and sometimes on takeoff from a stop light. It is getting worse. I took it recently on a trip to VA from my home in TN (round trip of 1,000 miles) and I used about 3.5 quarts of oil. I just kept it filled the whole trip.

Does anyone know what the problem could be and how to best approach it? Thank you so much! Shoot me an email please if you don't mind: mustbeanut101@yahoo.com

20th Dec 2011, 13:59

You google for "high oil consumption" and you get lots of hits.

Top of the list are valve shaft seals, stuck oil rings on the pistons, worn piston rings causing blow-by.