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by jcs
Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: Taurus X front sway bar replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 196

Re: Taurus X front sway bar replacement

I'm guessing Ford dealer would charge 4 or 5 hours for this, given it will take me the good part of 6 or 7 hours.
by jcs
Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: Taurus X front sway bar replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 196

Re: Taurus X front sway bar replacement

I ended up following the factory manual. Control arms off, exhaust y pipe off, steering rack bolts removed but rack still in car, front and rear subframe bolts removed. Still a bit of a pain to get the old bar out and new one in. I have the new one in now, haven't buttoned up the rest yet. Took abou...
by jcs
Sat Dec 07, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: Taurus X front sway bar replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 196

Taurus X front sway bar replacement

Hi all, My bushings on my front sway bar are shot at 158K miles. I purchased a new sway bar from Ford, thinking i could just slide the old out and new in. After an afternoon of attempting this, i gave up. The service manual requires dropping both control arms and disconnecting the front subframe fro...
by jcs
Mon Jul 20, 2015 11:56 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Keyless REMOTE entry - programming possible? website link
Replies: 11
Views: 4154

Re: Keyless REMOTE entry - programming possible? website lin

Just bought a key off Ebay, had it cut at Home Depot, and used these instructions -- worked great thanks! Taurus X 2008 1. Close all doors and then open drivers door and press the UNLOCK button on drivers door panel while door is open and insert key in ignition. 2. Turn ignition from OFF to RUN 8 ti...
by jcs
Mon Jan 27, 2014 9:57 am
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: Transmission to be replaced on 2008 TX - other stuff too?
Replies: 2
Views: 596

Re: Transmission to be replaced on 2008 TX - other stuff too

Yep - they are replacing AC condenser/Tran cooler as well.
by jcs
Wed Jan 22, 2014 5:43 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: Transmission to be replaced on 2008 TX - other stuff too?
Replies: 2
Views: 596

Transmission to be replaced on 2008 TX - other stuff too?

Hi All, My 2008 TX (purchased new in July 09) has 85,000 miles and the transmission exploded internally. The ford service rep says "something" broke inside, jammed into the oil cooler, pierced the oil cooler, drained the fluid, and finally killed the tranny. A couple of interesting points here: NOT ...
by jcs
Mon Sep 09, 2013 7:34 am
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: Rear Passenger Door Window Noise
Replies: 2
Views: 537

Re: Rear Passenger Door Window Noise

I did when I just bought my 2008 and had the small window replaced under warranty. Same issue with wind noise.
by jcs
Mon Sep 09, 2013 7:29 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Brakes
Replies: 3
Views: 1114

Re: Brakes

Check out rockauto.com. I put Raybestos premium lifetime rotors and Wagner pads. First on my 2007 freestyle and then on 2008 TX. Great products.
by jcs
Tue May 21, 2013 12:31 pm
Forum: Frequently Asked Questions - How-To
Topic: Rear brakes help!!!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 1150

Re: Rear brakes help!!!!!

+1 on the Harbor Freight Tool. Makes the rear brake job so simple.
by jcs
Sat May 11, 2013 3:40 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: HELP Front Caliper Rattling after brake job TX 2008
Replies: 4
Views: 1846

Re: HELP Front Caliper Rattling after brake job TX 2008

I double checked all mechanical connections. Bolts for the caliper retainer were torqued, bolts for caliper were torqued. The bolts don't have any spacers. It's crazy b/c there just aren't many parts. The two caliper bolts, the two caliper retainer bolts, and the new brake shoes. I can shift the cal...
by jcs
Fri May 10, 2013 10:49 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Help! Front Brake Caliper Rattles after brake job
Replies: 1
Views: 290

Re: Help! Front Brake Caliper Rattles after brake job

I may have just figured it out. I used Wagner ThremoQuiet pads -- they do not use clips by design. So i think the floating nature of the caliper in the retainer, coupled with the fact that pads float more because they don't have clips, might cause the problem but wierd only on the right side.
by jcs
Fri May 10, 2013 10:29 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Help! Front Brake Caliper Rattles after brake job
Replies: 1
Views: 290

Help! Front Brake Caliper Rattles after brake job

Hi All, I just completed a four wheel brake job, new pads and rotors all around and i bled the system. I am getting a rattling noise at the right front wheel. I took the front wheels off and could wiggle both calipers slightly which created the sound again so i know that's the source of the noise. I...
by jcs
Fri May 10, 2013 10:26 am
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: HELP Front Caliper Rattling after brake job TX 2008
Replies: 4
Views: 1846

HELP Front Caliper Rattling after brake job TX 2008

Hi All, I just completed a four wheel brake job, new pads and rotors all around and i bled the system. I am getting a rattling noise at the right front wheel. I took the front wheels off and could wiggle both calipers slightly which created the sound again so i know that's the source of the noise. I...
by jcs
Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:18 am
Forum: Welcome / Introductions Forum
Topic: Been lurking for awhile... (Taurus X)
Replies: 7
Views: 1562

Re: Been lurking for awhile... (Taurus X)

You have WAY too much fun!
by jcs
Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:14 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Best Tires for Freestyle
Replies: 22
Views: 3064

Re: Best Tires for Freestyle

I have had a great experience with Goodyear ResponseEdge tires for the last 25K miles and they are still going stong.