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by Fuzzball
Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: 08 Trex - Traction Control plus
Replies: 4
Views: 196

Re: 08 Trex - Traction Control plus

dwighte, You are absolutely correct. Found the from connection for the passenger side lower control arm loose, it actually took for more cranks before it got tight, and on the drivers side, the bolt of the ball joint was almost totally off. We cranked all of it down and the truck is back to like new...
by Fuzzball
Mon Sep 30, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: 08 Trex - Traction Control plus
Replies: 4
Views: 196

Re: 08 Trex - Traction Control plus

I recorded what I experience driving. I had just taken off after a red light and was getting up to speed. The Traction Control light came on during a turn and note that the wheel is canted to the left. at appx. 24 seconds, the RPM's drop and the wheel shifts. when this happens, the vehicle jerks to ...
by Fuzzball
Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: Wrench Light!
Replies: 15
Views: 1774

Re: Wrench Light!

Before you start changing parts, please, clean the Throttle Body. Sounds too simple, but it's what worked for me. Driving and all of a sudden you hear a THUNK, the wrench lights up and you lose power. Shut it off, restart and everything is fine. put up with it for 2-3 months, but once I did the clea...
by Fuzzball
Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: 08 Trex - Traction Control plus
Replies: 4
Views: 196

Re: 08 Trex - Traction Control plus

I cannot believe that none of the parts stores have a reader that will read ABS/traction control codes. Sure would have made this job an easier job.
by Fuzzball
Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: NEW 2008 Taurus X Owner
Replies: 3
Views: 151

Re: NEW 2008 Taurus X Owner

Just FYI, I replaced the Fan Control module and it corrected my problem. 30 minute job. I'll be working on my Traction Control this weekend, if it fixes the issue, I'll let ya'll know.
by Fuzzball
Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: NEW 2008 Taurus X Owner
Replies: 3
Views: 151

Re: NEW 2008 Taurus X Owner

Hi David, sounds like our TRexs are twins. I had the same issue with the rear washer but it was just disconnected. plugged back on and works fine. I had the wrench light come on and it would go into limp mode. This is not a trans issue, it's a dirty throttle body. After doing a tune up and cleaning ...
by Fuzzball
Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: 08 Trex - Traction Control plus
Replies: 4
Views: 196

08 Trex - Traction Control plus

Hey y'all, So I'm having real handling issues that I suspect are related to a TC sensor. Here's what's been done recently: 1. Wheel bearings on front replaced. One of them (at least) was put in wrong and ABS is a major problem on a start and slam stop when the idiot in front of you decides they didn...
by Fuzzball
Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: Wrench Light!
Replies: 15
Views: 1774

Re: Wrench Light!

I was getting the wrench light fairly regularly. The transmission would go into limp mode until it was restarted Some days it would be fine the whole day, others it would light often. I then had a problem with one of my coils, so I bought all the parts to do Plugs and coils. This includes removing t...
by Fuzzball
Mon May 28, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: Wrench Warning, Limp Mode
Replies: 1
Views: 359

Wrench Warning, Limp Mode

Hi guru's, About a month ago I was driving the 08 Trex when I heard a Thunk and the wrench warning light illuminated. everything felt fine until I stopped at a red light and was unable to accelerate away. The RPM's would go up, but the vehicle would barely move. I made it home (about a mile), shut t...
by Fuzzball
Mon May 28, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: seems to surge at low speed/ coming to a stop
Replies: 12
Views: 1957

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

pwschuh, I got to spend the first 3 months of 2018 in Michigan and had a resurgence of the problem where I would seem to surge forward when stopping in the snow. I have discovered the cause. Seems I was not moving my foot enough to the left to only be on the brake, but left my heal on the gas pedal....
by Fuzzball
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: Rear Windshield washer line location - Leak/missing
Replies: 8
Views: 1043

Re: Rear Windshield washer line location - Leak/missing

Thank you Scotty17 and Meteorite!
by Fuzzball
Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: seems to surge at low speed/ coming to a stop
Replies: 12
Views: 1957

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

Sorry to resurrect this old thread, but I experienced something strange in my 08 T-Rex yesterday and this is as close as I get on a search. It snowed in Austin Texas yesterday, kind of a last hurrah for 2017. I was coming to a stop at a stop sign and the vehicle started to slide, so I pushed the bra...
by Fuzzball
Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: SHOW US YOUR TAURUS X!!!
Replies: 23
Views: 2202

Re: SHOW US YOUR TAURUS X!!!

Nice ride.
by Fuzzball
Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: Rear Windshield washer line location - Leak/missing
Replies: 8
Views: 1043

Re: Rear Windshield washer line location - Leak/missing

In the second picture, the disconnected line actually goes under the black cross bar. I couldn't see anything to connect to the line in the area, but when I reached down about 10" below the line, I found a rubber hose just hanging. I connected it to the plastic tube shown and it now sends water to t...
by Fuzzball
Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: Rear Windshield washer line location - Leak/missing
Replies: 8
Views: 1043

Re: Rear Windshield washer line location - Leak/missing

Here is the original problem I had, but I've since corrected.
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