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by spy1309
Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: AC Compressor
Replies: 1
Views: 163

Re: AC Compressor

In most of the cars you can bypass it I did it to a Chevy and a Dodge is not scientific as there are no belts made for the car not including AC idler pulley....I took a string and run it around the pulleys without going over the AC pulley with the belt tensioner at 1/2 tight position and took the me...
by spy1309
Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: Flashing interior lights
Replies: 2
Views: 137

Re: Flashing interior lights

Sorry didn t encounter this issue, even do I have a tire sensor that gives me lost signal sometimes at highway speeds.
Your best bet will be to pay the $65 for the diagnostics and then visit a junkyard and get the module you need.
by spy1309
Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: Wont switch to defrost
Replies: 5
Views: 217

Re: Wont switch to defrost

You need quite a bit of torque to move the door.....the reason the motor gets broken is that the teeth and linkages are plastic and that plastic ages, given the torque needed they break.
I will say take the risk and replace the motor is only $40 or cheaper on ebay.
by spy1309
Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: Wont switch to defrost
Replies: 5
Views: 217

Re: Wont switch to defrost

No door being stuck is not a common issue, for sure what you did is not creating any safety issue. My wife X at this point blows air only from front vents , no defrost or floor vents....it is to cold to work on it so I am waiting for the spring. In your case I think the gears moving the door are stu...
by spy1309
Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: Wont switch to defrost
Replies: 5
Views: 217

Re: Wont switch to defrost

Does the airflow comes only from front vents no matter what you select?
If yes it is the actuator motor.
Try to run the diagnostic for the climate control is a combination of buttons I forgot it search here on forum it will give you a fault code.
by spy1309
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: Taurus X vs. Freestyle
Replies: 5
Views: 368

Re: Taurus X vs. Freestyle

That is the case with alot of cars not only Taurus X, same was with my old car 2000 Dodge Intrepid and went to 400k also....now depends if you pull the short straw or not.
by spy1309
Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: Changing Navigation panel
Replies: 7
Views: 238

Re: Changing Navigation panel

Yes it is possible but to much of a pain, you should get also the wireing from the donor car, also the gps antena, the reason you need to consult the dealer is to see if your car had the gps system as an add on, if it did the wireing is there ....if it is not you have to change the radio harness
by spy1309
Fri Dec 21, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: Worst gas mileage
Replies: 27
Views: 884

Re: Worst gas mileage

Happy Hollydays, get yourself for Christmas one of those ELM bluetooth ODBII readers and download Torque Pro software it will give you alot more stats about your engine and is more acurate than the dashboard info.
by spy1309
Mon Dec 17, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: Worst gas mileage
Replies: 27
Views: 884

Re: Worst gas mileage

If it has black deposits that means unburned gas , means running rich .....hence low gas milleage.
by spy1309
Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: Worst gas mileage
Replies: 27
Views: 884

Re: Worst gas mileage

Is your exhaust tip black inside? Or clean?
by spy1309
Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: Worst gas mileage
Replies: 27
Views: 884

Re: Worst gas mileage

Right now 12l in the past 1k....is around -6 to +1C by me, wifes 11l ....I am in Newmarket
by spy1309
Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: Worst gas mileage
Replies: 27
Views: 884

Re: Worst gas mileage

Lol summer? In summer I get 11l my wifes gets 10l......granted my driving is 60% highway 40% city.
I do not let the car idle for more than 3 minutes , it warms up faster driving it.
I tend to drive in a "fluid"way no hard braking or accelaration.
Btw did you changed your air filter?
by spy1309
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: Worst gas mileage
Replies: 27
Views: 884

Re: Worst gas mileage

Canada.....not that warm
by spy1309
Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: Worst gas mileage
Replies: 27
Views: 884

Re: Worst gas mileage

Now on mine with 400k I average 11-12l/100km wife one averages 11l/100k with 200k on board .
by spy1309
Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: Which fuel Injector cleaner is safe to use?
Replies: 5
Views: 369

Re: Which fuel Injector cleaner is safe to use?

Unless you use third world country gas there is no need for cleaners, or if your engine has blowby and alot of burned gas gets on injector heads. Your fuel consumption issues is not from dirty injectors....a dirty injector will squirt gas not spray, your idle will jump and the engine will not run sm...