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by Hwycruiser
Sun Jun 17, 2012 10:27 am
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: Transmission / Rear Liftgate /
Replies: 17
Views: 3377

Re: Transmission / Rear Liftgate /

Sounds like you have a transmission cooling problem to me. Either not enough or too much transmission fluid or from the leaking coolant. Your Ford dealer service does not seem very competent, I would look for a good independent service shop or another dealer. All cars have issues, if you do not want...
by Hwycruiser
Wed Sep 28, 2011 6:32 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: How to flush Taurus-x FWD SEL transmission fluid
Replies: 11
Views: 9822

Re: How to flush Taurus-x FWD SEL transmission fluid

Does anyone know where the transmission cooler outlet hose enters the radiator? I drained my Volvos this way but am not sure which line to disconnect.
by Hwycruiser
Sun Apr 17, 2011 8:12 am
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: newbie's question: is it easy to get parts for T/X
Replies: 8
Views: 945

Re: newbie's question: is it easy to get parts for T/X

the Freestyle and Tarus X they are very different than the new Explorer.
Mostly just front and rear sheet metal and lift for ground clearance. Drivetrains are almost the same, along with most parts that are not cosmetic.
by Hwycruiser
Sun Mar 20, 2011 1:47 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: Curt Hitch Class III - for a 2008MY Taurus X ???
Replies: 10
Views: 1384

Re: Curt Hitch Class III - for a 2008MY Taurus X ???

I would recomend a Class II for the TX - it is less visible. I have a Drawtite on mine and it works great. We use a Yakima Double Down hitch bike rack. On many of the Yakima racks you can get an adapter for the smaller size opening. I have had Class III on previous Minivans and hated it. The Class I...
by Hwycruiser
Tue Feb 01, 2011 7:21 am
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: X - Roof Rack Cross Bars
Replies: 118
Views: 53127

Re: X - Roof Rack Cross Bars

Another advantage of using the the Yakima Railgrabbers is they are very easy to put on and take off (5 minutes). So you do not have to leave them on the car, which results in better fuel economy when you do not need them.
by Hwycruiser
Sun Jan 30, 2011 7:14 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: X - Roof Rack Cross Bars
Replies: 118
Views: 53127

Re: X - Roof Rack Cross Bars

would that stick a box too far forward?
No, I just use the 24" area with a Yakima box and it does not stick out. You cannot even see it from the drivers seat, no effect to gas mileage and you can stand on the door seal to reach the box.
by Hwycruiser
Fri Jan 29, 2010 8:53 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: Yakima Landing Pad 5 fits Taurus X roof rails perfectly
Replies: 10
Views: 2618

Re: Yakima Landing Pad 5 fits Taurus X roof rails perfectly

You all are going about this the hard way. You can just use the off the shelf Yakima products that will work. Use the Yakima "RailGrab" with the crossbars. The 24" spread of the open area on the TX rails is plenty. You can then mount bike racks and the cargo boxes. I added the Yakima Skybox 18 to my...
by Hwycruiser
Wed Jul 29, 2009 5:05 am
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: What's your MPG?
Replies: 56
Views: 10433

Re: What's your MPG?

Around town ours is a consistent 21mpg which is very good for this size vehicle. On longer trips the mpg goes up.
by Hwycruiser
Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:18 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: X - Roof Rack Cross Bars
Replies: 118
Views: 53127

Re: X - Roof Rack Cross Bars

Mounting the box on the front part of the rails will definitely stick the box out into the jet stream, which flows back along the windshield line or further back. The car will handle better with more better with more equal weight between front and back. With the engine providing weight in the front...
by Hwycruiser
Sun May 31, 2009 8:25 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: X - Roof Rack Cross Bars
Replies: 118
Views: 53127

Re: X - Roof Rack Cross Bars

Although I have not mounted a Yakima cargo box yet I do not think it will stick out the front. I had a Yakima cargo box that did not allow for a 24" spread so I sold it and have not replaced it yet. But I did put the box I had on the roof and the fit appeared to be right on if I could have been able...
by Hwycruiser
Sun May 31, 2009 1:31 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: X - Roof Rack Cross Bars
Replies: 118
Views: 53127

Re: X - Roof Rack Cross Bars

Late post on this topic that has been well discussed. I have followed it since before we owned a Taurus X. I was also concerned about how Ford had designed the roof rails. But come to find out they are fine just the way they are. I do not think you need to configure hardware to load the roof. The ro...
by Hwycruiser
Thu Nov 13, 2008 7:40 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: Freestyle -> Taurus X -> Explorer
Replies: 10
Views: 2161

Re: Freestyle -> Taurus X -> Explorer

I should have titled the post- TX will become 2011 Explorer. If fits that the TX has been rumored to be discontinued after 2010 and the new crossover Explorer being introduced in 2011. If you read the Left Lane Spy Shot article and picture you will see the similarity. The article says that Ford was ...
by Hwycruiser
Tue Nov 11, 2008 6:56 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: Freestyle -> Taurus X -> Explorer
Replies: 10
Views: 2161

Re: Freestyle -> Taurus X -> Explorer

We bought a SEL that is a Ford Certified Pre Owned. I found a decent selection of low mileage CPOs available so why pay retail and they come with a good warranty. Although there are rebates available on the 2008, the new models I found left on the dealers lot were loaded up so the price was still hi...
by Hwycruiser
Tue Nov 11, 2008 7:05 am
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: Freestyle -> Taurus X -> Explorer
Replies: 10
Views: 2161

Freestyle -> Taurus X -> Explorer

New owner of a Taurus X here and just joined the board. We are still in the honeymoon phase but must say the Taurus X is a great car/crossover. Very impressed with the seat flexiblitly, driving dynamics, layout. I was apprehensive about buying a model to be discontinued after 2010 but we did not lik...