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by airlinepilot
Tue Dec 10, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: Full Tank - Gas Smell
Replies: 5
Views: 195

Re: Full Tank - Gas Smell

To access the fuel module pannels, remove the 3rd row seat brackets. They’re held by 2x 13 mm nuts each seat. After that, just pull back on the carpet floor. The 2 access pannels are just a mix of cardboard and plastic. (Not exactly the quality i was expecting on a car like this...). A flat head scr...
by airlinepilot
Sun Dec 08, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: Taurus X front sway bar replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 72

Re: Taurus X front sway bar replacement

By the way, can you measure how many mm or inches is this swaybar diameter please? I was looking to replace the bushings and brackets only with Prothane or another brand of polyurethane bushings and brackets in a kit.

Thanks!
by airlinepilot
Sun Dec 08, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: Taurus X front sway bar replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 72

Re: Taurus X front sway bar replacement

I believe you can get away whit it if you are willing to remove the steering rack instead of lowering the front subframe. I did remove this steering rack twice in the past. It comes out from the left wheel well (driver side). I did write a thread about it, look for it please for guidance and advises...
by airlinepilot
Sun Dec 08, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: Full Tank - Gas Smell
Replies: 5
Views: 195

Re: Full Tank - Gas Smell

Please go read this thread.

viewtopic.php?t=9017#p55395

What you are experiencing is really similar in many ways to what i went through this year.

Enjoy,

Airlinepilot
by airlinepilot
Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: Erratic fuel gauge reading troubleshoot
Replies: 1
Views: 106

Re: Erratic fuel gauge reading troubleshoot

**The sulphur and the ethanol contained in the fuel leaves a thin film of deposits on the fuel sending units and prevents an accurate reading. This is why a good fuel cleaner comes in handy and removes that film. Otherwise i rarely use these kind of cleaning products.**
by airlinepilot
Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: Erratic fuel gauge reading troubleshoot
Replies: 1
Views: 106

Erratic fuel gauge reading troubleshoot

I experienced the following trouble lately, here’s my solution for you. After fueling the fuel tank to its max capacity, i had a 3/4 reading on the gauge and only 384km to empty on the Dashboard. I knew something was wrong. I took off both fuel modules access pannels and removed the electric connect...
by airlinepilot
Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: New User Introduction
Replies: 5
Views: 1016

Re: New User Introduction

Welcome to this forum! Looks like you got yourself a great used car! Since yours is FWD and not AWD, don’t bother about the ptu leaking, you dont have one! The only thing that puzzles me is your water pump. It is a 12 hours job to open the engine and replace it. My guess is that it started leaking a...
by airlinepilot
Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: Police interceptor brakes
Replies: 3
Views: 739

Re: Police interceptor brakes

Thank you for the nice description of this low-budget high performance upgrade! I have a question for you; can you still use your 17 ‘’ wheels or you need to upgrade your set of wheels to 18’’??

Sometimes bigger calipers mean bigger wheels...
Thanks again!
by airlinepilot
Tue May 21, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: Fuel tank sending unit replacement DIY
Replies: 1
Views: 559

Fuel tank sending unit replacement DIY

I was having a fuel smell whenever i was fulling my fuel tank. Lately it got to a point where you could actually see some fuel dripping from the car. I removed the fuel tank access pannels from above and i noticed that the fuel tank sending unit module was covered with fuel... (the one located on th...
by airlinepilot
Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: Rear Suspension Repair... and a Noise
Replies: 4
Views: 864

Re: Rear Suspension Repair... and a Noise

Mine is a fwd, so the rear suspension is slightly different. I have a broken weld too on this trailing arm nut. It has been like that for the last 2 years maybe with no consequences or noises. (My guess is that you had a hard time lining up that trailing arm to put the bolt back in...) I know you pr...
by airlinepilot
Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: Front swaybar bushings from FLEX?
Replies: 2
Views: 563

Re: Front swaybar bushings from FLEX?

I guess if you want to use poly bushings, you have to be ready to use a new bracket as well. The original bushing bracket looks like it is a one piece unit, it’s not possible to separate the bushing from the bracket. For my rear sway bar, i had to destroy and remove the old bushing bracket to instal...
by airlinepilot
Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: Front swaybar bushings from FLEX?
Replies: 2
Views: 563

Front swaybar bushings from FLEX?

I am trying hard to find a solution to replace my front swaybar bushings. (2008 TX). I know it comes as a whole unit from Ford. There is no listings of swaybar bushings from MOOG or other manufacturers. I was looking at the 2009 Flex and it seems that there is a front swaybar bushing available (Moog...
by airlinepilot
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: Front strut assembly removal AWD
Replies: 3
Views: 499

Re: Front strut assembly removal AWD

The other option i did use (same as per Ford technician handbook). Remove the whole strut with spring and wheel knuckle. You need to disengage the cv axle from the wheel knuckle, disengage the ball joint (very easy, it is held in the wheel knuckle with a 21mm nut, after just pry it out), disconnect ...
by airlinepilot
Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: Steering gear removal diy
Replies: 10
Views: 1694

Re: Steering gear removal diy

Just as an update; this past spring i had a very load clunking noise coming from the front end. The noise would occur when the car was parked and the wheels turned. (Car not moving back or forth at all). The noise reminded me like a ball joint poping out of his socket or two metal pieces releasing t...
by airlinepilot
Thu Oct 26, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: Front "creaking" brake noise - solution!
Replies: 1
Views: 1091

Front "creaking" brake noise - solution!

I had for a while a front brake creaking noise whenever i would press on the brake pedal. The noise could be heard outside the car and inside the cabin. It seem to be coming either from front calipers or brake master cylinder. I know some of you guys probably have this problem going on for quite som...