Works great when it is warm or the car is warmed up. Fuel consumption is very good considering that the car weighs close to 4,000 pounds. If you want to purchase one, make sure the car doesn't have the stock Pirelli P6 tires. The failure mileage was 35,000 and the current mileage was 36,000. A starter that makes grinding noises and only works sometimes may indicate a fractured armature shaft. Dealer found trans fluid leaking.
Great shape and all maint records. But with the amount of complaints building daily, they have to know there is a potential for bad relations down the road. I ordered Standard Motor Products part J04010 from Rock Auto. Took car back to dealer were they informed me the transmission cooler was leaking as I suspected but that they would no longer cover under warrenty. I would like to see a bit better fuel mileage out of it.
Sometimes it is best to part ways, but I would not suggest telling the bank to take it, that is a black eye for you that would take a long time to heal. After all that, then it is probably time to start pulling injectors. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer where the technician stated that the rack and pinion would have to be replaced a second time. Like if you have a smoldering campfire you get a lot of charcoal looking black stuff left in the pit, but a fast burning hot campfire just leaves only gray ashes behind, like the color seen on the other plugs in your photo. Both have improved, but neither is as compelling as some. I'm one of those guys who researches for weeks before going to a showroom. Thanks for the update, grandmajudy! The contact owns a 2008 Ford Taurus.
Has to be ordered but mfg is out of stock. I drove 4,635 miles from December 1, 2008 through February 28, 2009. My warranty expired in 2012. Often a significant problem can be solved by simply checking for a weak or dead battery. This was also accompanied by a grinding noise. I'm over 6 feet tall. It's a revision of the slow-selling Five Hundred, a practical car that suffered from unimaginative styling and modest performance.
First of all, I'm a very discerning buyer and grade harshly. The vehicle was not repaired. I took another look and actually the two screw holes in the replacement part should line up but in order to get the actuator shaft inserted, I had it installed in the wrong orientation. I have an annoying issue here. I was told by a mechanic, and much research that it was the ignition coil that was to blame. Troubleshooting your own vehicle gives you the opportunity to avoid mechanic fees and can be done in the comfort of your own driveway. The clicking stopped and the heat seemed to be functioning properly when I replaced the blend door actuator located behind the glove compartment but only one of the screw holes matched up and I no longer see that part listed for my car.
Once I replaced the Pirelli's with Hankook Optima's the car is a totaly different beast. From what I've read, this steering problem seems to be common to this year Taurus. Hi Hecky50, If someone has a concern, I suggest the best course of action, which may include a dealership visit. You may have driven through a deep puddle or even got an engine shampoo. Check compression in number 2. Hi Pastor J, Has the local Ford dealer looked at this issue yet? The approximate failure mileage was 108,000. You mentioned that the car is a money pit-what else has plagued you with this vehicle? Fuel economy ranged from 29.
I don't know if it's cause the weather is colder outside temps have been actually above normal but for some reason the car seems to shift smoother and feels like it has more power. Repair shop was surprised the car ran at all including driving several hundred miles home. I tried jumping the compressor relay and it did not engage the compressor. Any suggestions or help you can provide will be much appreciated. .
The trunk is large enough to pack a families worth of stuff for a week and half and still have room. For sure the comment from the competitor was a kick in the pants. Hands down this is a very good car! Please or to join the conversation. The Microsoft Sync and the sound system are great options that I really enjoy. The parts the dealer found to be at fault sun load sensor and driver's side blend door actuator were not covered by the warranty.