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by bluedog1157
Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Feels like there's a misfire, but no codes.
Replies: 4
Views: 627

Re: Feels like there's a misfire, but no codes.

My misfire sounds typcial to what I read on internet. Cruising at 40-50 in 6th with torque converter locked up, start up a small hill and lightly give it a little throttle. Then it is the double-jerk. No codes, ever. Put in my OBD2 scanner and check it using Torque app. It routinely sees a misfire o...
by bluedog1157
Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Will these tires fit? 30x9.5 15?
Replies: 3
Views: 537

Re: Will these tires fit? 30x9.5 15?

Just changed tires up one size (from 225-60x18 to 235-60x18). Switch from Michelin Premier LTX to Michelin Defenders T+H on my 2008 Taurus X Limited AWD with the stock factory rims. Max size from Michelin is the 235-60x18 and it fits without any rubbing, but less than an inch clearance on the front ...
by bluedog1157
Wed Feb 15, 2012 7:02 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: best Brake Pads for the Freestyle?
Replies: 21
Views: 2145

Re: advise sought: best brake pads for the Freestyle?

So what mileage are people getting before needing new brakes? I have a 08 T-X Ltd AWD with 145,000 miles on the odometer. The first set of brakes lasted only a couple hundred miles (dealer burnt out the brakes delivering the car from Detroit to Ft Wayne -- no joke... brand new car had to get new pad...
by bluedog1157
Wed Feb 15, 2012 3:45 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: Transmission Cooler Leaking
Replies: 32
Views: 15902

Re: Transmission Cooler Leaking

Looks like I was "lucky" too. Ford wanted almost $800 to replace the transmission cooler. The local guy that does my wife's old Volvo did the job for almost $500 less using an aftermarket cooler. Most of the cost was labor as they have to take off the front bumper to do this job. Mechanics said they...
by bluedog1157
Fri Feb 18, 2011 10:29 pm
Forum: Interior & Electronics
Topic: Drivers side seat heater repair and costs
Replies: 61
Views: 46509

Re: Drivers side seat heater repair and costs

I have a 2008 Taurus-X Ltd. Will be 3 years old in a few weeks. Just had my 3rd seat heater to go out last week at 93.000 miles. First one went at 38,000 so no warranty. At nearly $400 a pop, I have had it with Ford. Thanks to those that posted the photos. I will buy the after market part and do it ...
by bluedog1157
Mon Nov 22, 2010 2:45 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: X - Roof Rack Cross Bars
Replies: 118
Views: 53292

Re: X - Roof Rack Cross Bars

I moved a 40 ft TV tower (10 ft long sections) on top of my T/x from IN to MI. I used 2x4 lumber cut to 7 ft long. Drilled holes thru the lumber and used carriage bolts with large washers. There are keyholes at the end of the rack track that allows the bolt heads and washers to slip into the groove....
by bluedog1157
Mon Nov 22, 2010 2:39 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: Recommended Tires for 2008 Taurus X?
Replies: 15
Views: 4272

Re: Recommended Tires for 2008 Taurus X?

I hit the wear bars on the factory tires at 28,000K and ran them to 35,000 when they started to separate. Got almost a year out of those tires. As I had the Michelin Hydroedge on my Audi A4Q and they were wonderful, I tried to get same for the T/X Ltd AWD -- but Michelin does not make them in that s...
by bluedog1157
Mon Nov 22, 2010 12:31 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: 2008 Taurus X AWD SEL hood corrosion
Replies: 52
Views: 15561

Re: 2008 Taurus X AWD SEL hood corrosion

I have an 2008 Taurus X Ltd, all white. Same problem. Paint bubbling along the front edge of the hood. I had a piece of paint pop off about an inch wide. Just went to my Ford dealer today. The body shop guy tells me it is due to corrosion, not rust (real funny guy as corrosion and rust are the same ...