Taurus X owners with high miles speak up! :-)

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Taurus X owners with high miles speak up! :-)

Post by 66 Galaxie » Mon Feb 15, 2016 10:57 am

I just hit 239,000 and repaired the heating pads for the drivers front seat yesterday thanks to information found in the Freestyle: Interior section of the forum.

Car still drives great with the original drive train including the PTU!

Hope there are lots of other high mileage success stories out there.
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Post by Sol_searchin » Tue Feb 16, 2016 2:23 pm

Is yours fwd ? They seem to reach high miles. The awd models rarely do.

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Post by 66 Galaxie » Tue Feb 16, 2016 8:08 pm

All wheel drive version with original trans and PTU (aka the transfer case).
2008 TRex Limited AWD
255k+ miles and going strong.
All original drive train including PTU

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Post by brian.wedding » Sat Feb 20, 2016 5:22 am

225,000 here awd had to put an engine in it a year ago due to a head gasket

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Post by Splicer » Sun Feb 21, 2016 9:01 am

'07 Freestyle, 270,000...
2007 Freestyle Limited FWD 300,000+ miles 8)
2004 Escape XLT FWD 254,000+ :)
2006 Escape Hybrid AWD 121,000+ :mrgreen:

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Post by spy1309 » Thu Feb 25, 2016 2:10 pm

:P 2009 Taurus X SEL 301,000 here FWD, done spark plugs, brakes, new battery past summer replacing original factory one,original bearings but the passenger rear is shot so need replacement, the climate control makes that common click click noise ( needs that cheap plastic part ), ac I have to refill it every summer, every summer I replace the transmission fluid, oil changes every 5k with a magnet on the oil filter.....for the life of me can t remove the rear wiper arm took out the nut put the arm is pressed in too much .

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Post by 66 Galaxie » Fri Feb 26, 2016 7:59 pm

301k, impressive! Does it consume any oil? Mine doesn't far but I'm only at 239k+

For the rear wiper you may want to try a wiper arm puller. It's basically a small gear puller.
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Post by spy1309 » Sat Feb 27, 2016 1:01 pm

Nope it does not consume any oil, exhaust pipe in the back is also clean ( i watch for small deposits just in case ) I use supertech walmart oil for the past few years with the ocasional semi-synthetic when is on sale, still use the 5W-20 weight, and mix in winter with some Marvel Mystery Oil ( it gets cold here in Canada ).
I have the little gear puller and used it it does not budge, I could swear that is soldered, I even sprayed rust breaker overnight .
Some things I observed the original transmission fluid from dealership makes the shifts harder compared with Valvoline Max Life fluid from Walmart.
Also if you transmission starts to "buck" at 45mph or 70kmh especially when you go on an incline don t think the transmission is dead, its the sign that you have to change spark plugs ( they starts to mis )

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Post by pwschuh » Sun Feb 28, 2016 5:35 am

spy1309 wrote: Also if you transmission starts to "buck" at 45mph or 70kmh especially when you go on an incline don t think the transmission is dead, its the sign that you have to change spark plugs ( they starts to mis )

This is an interesting theory. If the engine is misfiring, normally that would set off the check-engine light, wouldn't it? (or at least, store some codes?)
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Post by spy1309 » Sun Feb 28, 2016 12:05 pm

Nope thats what I was expecting also to trigger a code, I have a OBD II code reader and no code was set, I guess because it was an intermitent issue not permanent it might not trigger a code.

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Post by 66 Galaxie » Sun Feb 28, 2016 3:16 pm

spy1309 wrote:Nope it does not consume any oil, exhaust pipe in the back is also clean ( i watch for small deposits just in case ) I use supertech walmart oil for the past few years with the ocasional semi-synthetic when is on sale, still use the 5W-20 weight, and mix in winter with some Marvel Mystery Oil ( it gets cold here in Canada ).
I have the little gear puller and used it it does not budge, I could swear that is soldered, I even sprayed rust breaker overnight .
Some things I observed the original transmission fluid from dealership makes the shifts harder compared with Valvoline Max Life fluid from Walmart.
Also if you transmission starts to "buck" at 45mph or 70kmh especially when you go on an incline don t think the transmission is dead, its the sign that you have to change spark plugs ( they starts to mis )
Mine is also running great with no oil consumption using the Ford synthetic blend.

I've had good luck running Castrol Mercon V but may try Maxlife the next time to see how it does. I too am very familiar with the shudder caused by old spark plugs and the first time it happened I thought it was an overdrive problem with the tranny. ;-)
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Post by spy1309 » Mon Feb 29, 2016 9:19 pm

I know the feeling....when you are thinking that you are in for a $4000 repair.....instead of $25 for fresh spark plugs

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Post by 66 Galaxie » Tue Mar 01, 2016 1:08 pm

Have you replaced any of the coil packs? I think I have one acting up but it doesn't show any misfires just an occasional surge at low rpms under load around 30mph. Never surges on the guest or when accelerating, is not a torque converter lock up issue and recent plugs had no effect on it.
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Post by spy1309 » Fri Mar 11, 2016 9:17 am

No never did ( yet ) but the main problem is that if you drive with bad or old spark plugs with a wide gap the coil is forced to work harder hence the failure ( it overheats ) .....plus I ve heard about coil failures under warranty in new cars.....the only way for you ( time consuming ) is to get a new one from rock auto and start to replace one at a time the ones in the front .......for some reason most of the failed coils are located in the front engine bank ( is a mystery why )....on the other hand they are the easiest to replace than the back ones.
If they don t set any fault codes is a pain to pinpoint the defective one .....also use only NGK spark plugs ...no Champion or crap Bosch.

Also might not be a coil or spark plug issue......the computer engine adjust the air/fuel mixture based on the load of the engine, throttle sensor, air temp etc.......any out of line sensors might screw with that.

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Post by 66 Galaxie » Fri Mar 11, 2016 3:37 pm

All the sensors have checked out ok so far from throttle body to the O2s so I'm going to play the coilpack game. Plugs are Motorcraft which have always worked well for me.

I'll let you know if/when I track it down.
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