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by BILLinVegas
Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (5th Generation)
Topic: Taurus X transmission woes. Any ideas?
Replies: 163
Views: 68106

Re: Taurus X transmission woes. Any ideas?

Just the 6 coils and plugs, and reset the P0720 error code. It's been fine since, but then again it only did it to me once, and I have no idea how it behaved before I bought it. It may have never done it (doubtful!) or it may have happened every few days. I have yet to take it on a long trip down th...
by BILLinVegas
Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (5th Generation)
Topic: Taurus X transmission woes. Any ideas?
Replies: 163
Views: 68106

Re: Taurus X transmission woes. Any ideas?

Some posters have cleared the code without replacing OSS and/or TSS, and others have cleared the code after replacing. I have to keep mine going, just bought it, and it only has 88k. Clean, rust-free Cali car with a complete service records on the Carfax. If I found this forum before I bought it, I ...
by BILLinVegas
Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (5th Generation)
Topic: Taurus X transmission woes. Any ideas?
Replies: 163
Views: 68106

Re: Taurus X transmission woes. Any ideas?

Let the forum know if the problem returns. I really think it's an electrical problem, strange how you can clear the code and it runs fine for a while without replacing anything. An unexpected fault could be setting off the computer to react strangely. I figured that it probably was about time to cha...
by BILLinVegas
Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (5th Generation)
Topic: Taurus X transmission woes. Any ideas?
Replies: 163
Views: 68106

Re: Taurus X transmission woes. Any ideas?

I think any car with 138,000 will have some amount of metal in the pan, but I have no Idea what "A LOT" is. If the tranny has never had the pan off, it's been collecting since day 1. Yes, you can clear the codes. But it will come back some day, that's what everyone is saying. Is it possible your mec...
by BILLinVegas
Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (5th Generation)
Topic: Taurus X transmission woes. Any ideas?
Replies: 163
Views: 68106

Re: Taurus X transmission woes. Any ideas?

6 Coils and plugs installed. Mechanic charged me $160 to install. So about $470 for 6 coils and plugs installed. He cleared the P0720 code too. BUT... He found a bad motor mount ($90+ labor) and did a front end alignment (it drifted right a bit). It does run smoother. Old plugs weren't weren't too b...
by BILLinVegas
Sat Aug 03, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (5th Generation)
Topic: Taurus X transmission woes. Any ideas?
Replies: 163
Views: 68106

Re: Taurus X transmission woes. Any ideas?

Oh, hell, Mike. Sorry to hear that. I really like this car too, it checked all the boxes on what I wanted and needed.
I've already bought the parts and they're being put in. I'll keep the thread informed, but I'm not feeling very optimistic right now. Keeping that 8 mm wrench handy!
by BILLinVegas
Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (5th Generation)
Topic: Taurus X transmission woes. Any ideas?
Replies: 163
Views: 68106

Re: Taurus X transmission woes. Any ideas?

Dropped off the car today. Mechanic found a code P0720, speed sensor. But as we all know, that doesn't fix it. He's keeping it over the weekend to do the coils and plugs. He found no misfires, but we didn't check it out while driving. Looking at all the posts in this thread, I decided to look for pe...
by BILLinVegas
Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (5th Generation)
Topic: Taurus X transmission woes. Any ideas?
Replies: 163
Views: 68106

Re: Taurus X transmission woes. Any ideas?

Just bought a set of 6 coils (Duralast) and 6 spark plugs (Motocraft OEM) at AutoZone. Total cost, $335. Will have installed this week. I'm also going to have my mechanic give the car a once over - CV joints, motor mounts, etc. while he has it. Crossing my fingers, will post results. Note: It hasn't...
by BILLinVegas
Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (5th Generation)
Topic: Taurus X transmission woes. Any ideas?
Replies: 163
Views: 68106

Re: Taurus X transmission woes. Any ideas?

I do find it strange that the codes that people are getting have not a damn thing to do with the coils, don't you?
by BILLinVegas
Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (5th Generation)
Topic: Taurus X transmission woes. Any ideas?
Replies: 163
Views: 68106

Re: Taurus X transmission woes. Any ideas?

You replaced 4/6 coils... I wonder if I should just have all 6 replaced. I can buy 6 Duralast for under $300. OEM are about $450 for 6. Do you remember what brand you put in? (Just a note, I found in my travels: There is a service bulletin, if the PCM is replaced, then ALL coils and spark plugs need...
by BILLinVegas
Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (5th Generation)
Topic: Taurus X transmission woes. Any ideas?
Replies: 163
Views: 68106

Re: Taurus X transmission woes. Any ideas?

Hi Bruce, and thank you. First, I love this car - except for THAT. I do think it's not in the transmission, as several people have replaced / rebuilt theirs without much success. I haven't done much mechanical work my self since my '59 Chevy and '70 Camaro. I'm going to have someone else work on it....
by BILLinVegas
Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (5th Generation)
Topic: 08 Taurus Limited Transmission
Replies: 1
Views: 423

Re: 08 Taurus Limited Transmission

See the thread "Taurus X transmission woes. Any ideas?"
I recently bought a 2008 Taurus X, same problem. We're not alone.
by BILLinVegas
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (5th Generation)
Topic: Taurus X transmission woes. Any ideas?
Replies: 163
Views: 68106

Re: Taurus X transmission woes. Any ideas?

Add me to the list of Taurus X owners with this problem. 2008 Taurus X, 87k miles. Built in 2007. I bought it a month+ ago, and it had its first "seizure" on me last week. Dash lights dead, check engine light and wrench on... I wish I found this forum before I bought it. I thought I did a good job r...