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by pwschuh
Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: Fuel tank sending unit replacement DIY
Replies: 1
Views: 155

Re: Fuel tank sending unit replacement DIY

Awesome write-up. Thanks!
by pwschuh
Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: Worst gas mileage
Replies: 27
Views: 1017

Re: Worst gas mileage

You didn't start a new thread. You just posted the same thing in the same thread. Go back out to the main Taurus X forum page and click the red "New Topic" button near the top left.
by pwschuh
Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:56 am
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: Which fuel Injector cleaner is safe to use?
Replies: 5
Views: 412

Re: Which fuel Injector cleaner is safe to use?

I don't see why not. I would recommend something like Techron if you really think you need to use a cleaner.
by pwschuh
Sat Dec 01, 2018 5:10 am
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: Worst gas mileage
Replies: 27
Views: 1017

Re: Worst gas mileage

The worst mileage I ever got was the time I started the T-Rex one evening to check something on the engine, went into the house, got distracted and never came back out to finish. Went out the next morning and it was still idling happily. :oops:
by pwschuh
Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:02 am
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: TPMS BYPASS TOOL
Replies: 1
Views: 279

Re: TPMS BYPASS TOOL

The T-Rex is my wife's car and I like having the TPMS warning lit on the dash during the winter because it reminds her that the car is on snow tires. Snow tires have different (higher) wear rates on dry pavement and they last longer if you take it easy on turns and drive a little less aggressively o...
by pwschuh
Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: Dreaded Water Pump Failure... help?
Replies: 7
Views: 400

Re: Dreaded Water Pump Failure... help?

mmsstar wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:40 pm
On the 3.5 the water pump is inside the timing cover. When it fails it dumps coolant into the engine.
Ah, OK. That's good to know.
by pwschuh
Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:58 am
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: Dreaded Water Pump Failure... help?
Replies: 7
Views: 400

Re: Dreaded Water Pump Failure... help?

Not sure about the T-Rex engine, but on most engines, a water pump failure will not result in the symptoms you list (engine dying, poor running, coolant in oil). On most cars, a water pump just leaks coolant. I would get a compression test to make sure the head gasket is intact.
by pwschuh
Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:55 am
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: Transmission maintenance question
Replies: 3
Views: 342

Re: Transmission maintenance question

My fluid was changed during an output speed sensor repair a few years back, so i have not done it myself and am unsure of the exact process, but I am sure that if yours has never been changed, you should definitely try that as a first step to see if it makes a difference.
by pwschuh
Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:58 am
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: Taurus X vs. Freestyle
Replies: 5
Views: 421

Re: Taurus X vs. Freestyle

In general, yes, the T-Rex is a better buy than the Freestyle, not only because it has a better transmission but also because any T-Rex is going to be newer than any Freestyle. Obviously between any two specific cars, you could find a specific Freestyle in better shape than a specific T-Rex. I'm jus...
by pwschuh
Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:55 am
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: PTU, Suspenion, Brakes = Dropping Some Money on the T-X
Replies: 3
Views: 317

Re: PTU, Suspenion, Brakes = Dropping Some Money on the T-X

I'd say the shop definitely owes you the work. Even if it was "on its way out," the wrong fluid certainly hastened its demise.
by pwschuh
Tue Jul 24, 2018 3:00 am
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: Trade in/sale value for 2008 TX?
Replies: 8
Views: 486

Re: Trade in/sale value for 2008 TX?

To be honest, this may not be best place to find that knowledge. Most here are still owners and not recent sellers or shoppers for a T-Rex. I would search the completed sales on E-Bay and also use the on-line resale guides (KBB, etc.) for a good idea. But you will always get more from a private sale...
by pwschuh
Tue May 29, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: Wrench Warning, Limp Mode
Replies: 1
Views: 304

Re: Wrench Warning, Limp Mode

Search in this forum for "transmission" and "speed sensor." Several of us here have had this problem and posted about it. It's not uncommon.
by pwschuh
Mon May 14, 2018 2:55 am
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: Bad engine knock
Replies: 9
Views: 685

Re: Bad engine knock

Good news and thanks for the update.
by pwschuh
Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:53 am
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: Power liftgate problem in a 2008 Taurus X
Replies: 7
Views: 3302

Re: Power liftgate problem in a 2008 Taurus X

Seems right, since it's working harder when the gate is opening. If you're up for doing some advanced troubleshooting, I would pop the cover off the motor / gear assembly and see what's going on in there. Maybe some grease is required or maybe the gearbox is going bad.
by pwschuh
Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:53 am
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: Bad engine knock
Replies: 9
Views: 685

Re: Bad engine knock

What have you tried to do to isolate the source of the noise? A 3ft length of rubber tubing used as a stethoscope can help narrow down specifically where the noise is coming from.