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by N3UP
Thu Jul 17, 2014 3:37 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: Transmission Cooler Leaking
Replies: 32
Views: 15123

Re: Transmission Cooler Leaking

I guess I'm the newest member of the leaky cooler club. 79K on the wife's X. I was informed of the leak while having state inspection done. I just changed the oil about 2 months ago, and there was no sign of the leak then. Looking at $800-900 for the repair. The cooler is about $240 from Ford, plus ...
by N3UP
Fri Feb 21, 2014 6:07 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: seems to surge at low speed/ coming to a stop
Replies: 12
Views: 1801

Re: seems to surge at low speed/ coming to a stop

If it's just a slight rise in RPMs while slowing, it is probably the transmission downshifting.

My 97 F150 does this noticeably at about 25 MPH.
It is the first vehicle with an auto transmission that I could feel the normal downshift.
by N3UP
Sun Jan 19, 2014 3:49 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: Rear door locks
Replies: 9
Views: 691

Re: Rear door locks

That is normal. The child safety feature when engaged prevents the rear door frome being opened from the inside, you would have to open the door from outside. The lock knobs have not had the flared tops since the 80's at least as a theft deterrent. Fords are about the only cars/trucks that I know of...
by N3UP
Sun May 22, 2011 12:44 am
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: Changing spark plugs
Replies: 18
Views: 8639

Re: Changing spark plugs

We just got our X last week and with 40K on the clock, we're a little bit away from the plug change. Looking at it, it looks like the upper intake has to come off to get the back 3 out. This might be another vehicle I'll be sending out for the plug change.... My F150 got sent out mainly because it w...
by N3UP
Mon May 09, 2011 4:36 am
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: Middle Seat Questions
Replies: 7
Views: 983

Re: Middle Seat Questions

Sync was introduced during the '08 model year, but once released all limiteds came with it standard. The one you you saw must have been from the begining of the model year. As for the 3rd row bench, you stumped me. Maybe a fleet sale? The fleet sale could be an accurate explanation. Most of the the...
by N3UP
Mon May 09, 2011 12:27 am
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: Middle Seat Questions
Replies: 7
Views: 983

Re: Middle Seat Questions

FWIW, I just got an 08 SEL 7 seater with power liftgate. I looked at a bunch of SEL's A couple of Limiteds and an Eddie Bauer and I didn't see the power flip 2nd row on any of them. I found a couple of oddities though.... A Limited WITHOUT Sync, and one with a full width (one piece, not split) 3rd r...
by N3UP
Wed May 04, 2011 8:19 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: Taurus X Window Washer, Extra Swipe
Replies: 15
Views: 1742

Re: Taurus X Window Washer, Extra Swipe

This is indeed a "Ford Thing." Add it to the list with the keyless entry door keypad. My '06 Focus did it, too. I actually find myself missing it when I'm driving company vehicles ('11 Dodge Caravans, an '01 Cadillac Hearse, and a '06 Cadillac Hearse, to name a few...). Not unlike the assisted cran...