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by opfor2
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (5th Generation)
Topic: 2008 Taurus oil change intervals?
Replies: 3
Views: 1254

Re: 2008 Taurus oil change intervals?

And how would the vehicle know when 6 months is up? I'm sure it goes by mileage only.
by opfor2
Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (5th Generation)
Topic: 2008 Taurus oil change intervals?
Replies: 3
Views: 1254

2008 Taurus oil change intervals?

Good day all I have a question to ask. I know what I’m going to follow but just wanted to get your thought on the matter. My 2008 Ford Taurus owner’s manual reads that the oil is to be changed every 7500 miles. However, the on-dash oil change indicator comes on at 3500 miles. So, which is correct? B...
by opfor2
Sun Jul 03, 2016 2:10 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (5th Generation)
Topic: Automatic Transmission Drain Plug Location - 2008 Sable?
Replies: 10
Views: 5928

Re: Automatic Transmission Drain Plug Location - 2008 Sable?

ctrlraven wrote:Do you remember how much you filled back up with? 3, 4, 5 quarts?
My 2008 took 6 quarts of Mercon V but I also let it drain for about an hour or so.
by opfor2
Sun Jul 03, 2016 10:08 am
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (5th Generation)
Topic: Radio upgrade from stock to navigation
Replies: 1
Views: 1514

Re: Radio upgrade from stock to navigation

*****UPDATE***** So I took the gamble and purchased the above listed radio and purchased a GPS antenna from e-bay and after about a 15 minute install process everything worked as a champ. The navigation radio DID NOT require dealer programming and worked right away. I also purchased a new updated ma...
by opfor2
Sun Jul 03, 2016 9:56 am
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (5th Generation)
Topic: 2008 Ford Taurus SEL Key Programmer suggestions
Replies: 1
Views: 740

Re: 2008 Ford Taurus SEL Key Programmer suggestions

Hi there, I had the same issue as you do on my 2008. I ended up purchasing a new 80 bit Uncut Replacement Remote Head Ignition Key Keyless Entry Combo Transmitter (http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Uncut-Replacement-Remote-Head-Ignition-Key-Keyless-Entry-Combo-Transmitter-/181408240437?hash=item2a3cc61335...
by opfor2
Mon May 23, 2016 8:01 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (5th Generation)
Topic: Seat Swap from Limited to SEL?
Replies: 1
Views: 1004

Re: Seat Swap from Limited to SEL?

How did it switch work for you??
by opfor2
Mon May 23, 2016 7:56 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (5th Generation)
Topic: 2008 Sable clicking under the dash
Replies: 4
Views: 2097

Re: 2008 Sable clicking under the dash

I just ordered a new OEM Ford Temperature Blend Door Motor Actuator AA5Z19E616C - YH1779 for $23.00 for my 2008 Taurus and it took 5 minutes to exchange.
by opfor2
Fri May 20, 2016 10:59 am
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (5th Generation)
Topic: Automatic Transmission Drain Plug Location - 2008 Sable?
Replies: 10
Views: 5928

Re: Automatic Transmission Drain Plug Location - 2008 Sable?

You can do the 3 times drain and fill in succession this will give you about 90% new oil in your transmission. This is called progressive dilution. Then change it again every other oil change, eventually all the fluid will be just about fresh and new. The only cost is the fluid and your time. I jus...
by opfor2
Sun May 08, 2016 9:08 am
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (5th Generation)
Topic: Radio upgrade from stock to navigation
Replies: 1
Views: 1514

Radio upgrade from stock to navigation

Good day all, I would like to upgrade my stock OEM am/fm/cd radio to a OEM navigation system ( http://www.ebay.com/itm/252353267057?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT) My question is besides the GPS antenna is there anything else that I will need and will this upgrade even wo...
by opfor2
Wed Apr 27, 2016 8:16 am
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (5th Generation)
Topic: 2008 Taurus TSB 11-6-1
Replies: 1
Views: 1415

Re: tsb 11-6-1

What was the outcome of this TSB?
by opfor2
Sun Feb 09, 2014 1:20 pm
Forum: 2000-2007 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (4th Generation)
Topic: Heat or lack of !!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 1901

Re: Heat or lack of !!!!

My 2002 Sable does not put out heat. Have flushed the heater core, checked the flapper door mech and still no heat. This car has a hose that bypasses the heater core. I am considering adding a valve in the bypass hose to force more water (coolant) through the core. Has anyone tried this ?? Any cons...
by opfor2
Sat Feb 01, 2014 3:20 pm
Forum: 2000-2007 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (4th Generation)
Topic: WTHeck it's backwards!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 284

WTHeck it's backwards!!!

I noticed that my new to me, used 2000 Taurus wasn't getting to operating temperature until almost 45 minutes of driving. I figured that the thermostat must be stuck open causing for a cold drive. So this morning I do a coolant flush and replace the thermostat. I pull the housing off of the block an...
by opfor2
Mon Jan 27, 2014 7:35 pm
Forum: 2000-2007 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (4th Generation)
Topic: What thermostat do I use?
Replies: 2
Views: 543

What thermostat do I use?

I have a 2000 Taurus SE and I am about to flush the cooling system and replace the thermostat. My question is what is the correct one to use 180* or 195* ?

thanks.

Dan..
by opfor2
Sat Jan 18, 2014 3:15 am
Forum: 2000-2007 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (4th Generation)
Topic: What type of engine do I have???
Replies: 6
Views: 804

Re: What type of engine do I have???

Pop the hood. You have a 3.0L V6 engine. You either have a Vulcan or Duratec: http://www.fordtaurus.net/specs/2000-ford-taurus-powertrain.php I wish I could remember now, but I think my Duratec engine said Duratec on it. I remember it did have "24V" emblems on the front fenders. Only the Duratec en...
by opfor2
Fri Jan 17, 2014 7:06 pm
Forum: 2000-2007 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (4th Generation)
Topic: What type of engine do I have???
Replies: 6
Views: 804

Re: What type of engine do I have???

Webmaster wrote:Type your VIN in here: https://www.fleet.ford.com/maintenance/vin-decoder/
Yeah that didn't help
by opfor2
Thu Jan 16, 2014 4:09 pm
Forum: 2000-2007 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (4th Generation)
Topic: What type of engine do I have???
Replies: 6
Views: 804

What type of engine do I have???

How do I determine what type of engine is installed in my vehicle ?

it's a 2000 Ford Taurus SE, Flex Fuel..
by opfor2
Wed Jan 15, 2014 8:17 pm
Forum: 2000-2007 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (4th Generation)
Topic: "CLUNK" when put into drive or reverse
Replies: 6
Views: 1857

Re: "CLUNK" when put into drive or reverse

Good morning all, I am new to the forum and to the Ford Taurus platform of vehicles. I just purchased an awesome 2000 Taurus SE with 175k on the meter and I noticed that when I place the vehicle in drive or reverse I hear a "Clunking" noise from what I think is the top of the engine. I think I narr...
by opfor2
Wed Jan 15, 2014 8:03 am
Forum: 2000-2007 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (4th Generation)
Topic: "CLUNK" when put into drive or reverse
Replies: 6
Views: 1857

Re: "CLUNK" when put into drive or reverse

Good morning all, I am new to the forum and to the Ford Taurus platform of vehicles. I just purchased an awesome 2000 Taurus SE with 175k on the meter and I noticed that when I place the vehicle in drive or reverse I hear a "Clunking" noise from what I think is the top of the engine. I think I narr...