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by ctrlraven
Thu Oct 30, 2014 5:07 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (5th Generation)
Topic: 2008 Transmission "Clunk"
Replies: 1
Views: 1488

Re: 2008 Transmission "Clunk"

There really isn't a fix for it besides just getting another vehicle. Mine had been clunk free for a while, noticed it more so after I got a performance tune for the car and cleaning the throttle body every other month. Dealing with the dealership is a real pain because if they can not produce the s...
by ctrlraven
Wed Jul 23, 2014 8:25 am
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (5th Generation)
Topic: 2008 ford taurus x modification
Replies: 2
Views: 928

Re: 2008 ford taurus x modification

The only real plug-n-play mod for the car is a tune via hand held flash tuner and a drop-in K&N filter. Everything else is just accessories and such. Suspension, you could find some better struts/shocks, maybe upgrade some bushings if you can find the correct ones. Exhaust is all universal, just a m...
by ctrlraven
Wed Jul 23, 2014 8:19 am
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (5th Generation)
Topic: Speed sensor
Replies: 4
Views: 1028

Re: Speed sensor

Pretty common problem, most get the sensor replaced. When the computer detects a problem with the transmission it puts itself into "limp mode".

I had mine replaced under warranty about 19k miles ago.
by ctrlraven
Wed Jul 23, 2014 8:14 am
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (5th Generation)
Topic: High Mileage Reports, Add your info!
Replies: 19
Views: 3481

Re: High Mileage Reports, Add your info!

2008 Ford Taurus Limited AWD
Build date 06/2008
Bought 02/2010 used with 59k miles on it
119,000 miles on it now
by ctrlraven
Mon Feb 17, 2014 7:31 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (5th Generation)
Topic: Single Knocking sound when going over speed bumps
Replies: 5
Views: 1295

Re: Single Knocking sound when going over speed bumps

Every time I hear the noise I just lube the upper rod of the front struts with some dielectric grease and noise goes away for another 6 months or so. I'll pass the strut replacement onto whoever buys my Taurus when I go to trade it in. lol
by ctrlraven
Mon Feb 17, 2014 7:27 pm
Forum: Under the Hood
Topic: 08-09 Taurus X Coil packs melted now needs new Computer!
Replies: 9
Views: 1656

Re: 08-09 Taurus X Coil packs melted now needs new Computer!

Wow that's pretty crazy, I have not heard of the coil packs melting on this platform of car before... actually never heard of any Ford coil packs melting. I had the Ford warranty until 100k miles also, at 99,955 miles I went and bought a 24 month/24k mile warranty from Ford which paid for itself in ...
by ctrlraven
Mon Feb 10, 2014 6:36 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (5th Generation)
Topic: Driver seat heat
Replies: 36
Views: 25584

Re: Driver seat heat

3rd Ford Dealer is the charm. Parts are on order and car should be fixed on Saturday. I shouldn't have to go through this, but thankful to my local Ford dealer. That's sad you have to go to a 3rd dealer to get something fixed. I try to only deal with one dealership which luckily enough was one I us...
by ctrlraven
Mon Feb 03, 2014 11:43 am
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (5th Generation)
Topic: Driver seat heat
Replies: 36
Views: 25584

Re: Driver seat heat

I have contacted the customer service center. I asked for a Supervisor and they said the supervisor would call me back. It didn't happen. I bought an expensive all encompassing warranty, but this part is not on the list, which is just amazing since the warranty was sold to me as a bumper to bumper,...
by ctrlraven
Mon Feb 03, 2014 11:37 am
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (5th Generation)
Topic: Warranty Items
Replies: 37
Views: 3360

Re: Warranty Items

I had mine replaced under my Premium ESP warranty along with several other items at the same time.
by ctrlraven
Thu Jan 23, 2014 10:53 am
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (5th Generation)
Topic: Driver seat heat
Replies: 36
Views: 25584

Re: Driver seat heat

Yeah I was off on my recollection of history... my drivers side has been replaced TWICE before and passenger once. I mean come on... you only turn the thing on in the coldest days of winter... So that's maybe 30 times per year!? How can these be so bad that they break so often!? I agree. I didn't c...
by ctrlraven
Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:27 pm
Forum: Welcome / Introductions
Topic: Hi I am the bone
Replies: 3
Views: 777

Re: Hi I am the bone

Welcome and nice stable! Done anything to the GT500 or SHO?
by ctrlraven
Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:26 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (5th Generation)
Topic: Tuning and Exhaust '08 Taurus X
Replies: 2
Views: 694

Re: Tuning and Exhaust '08 Taurus X

Contact Mike @ 5StarTuning. He can get your set up with a tune. As far as exhaust, there is no aftermarket kits so you'll just have to pick you own muffler and have a muffler shop do any work you want done.
by ctrlraven
Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:22 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (5th Generation)
Topic: 2008 Taurus Ltd AWD braking proportion ratio
Replies: 8
Views: 1048

Re: 2008 Taurus Ltd AWD braking proportion ratio

I believe the rears have more % of the brake control to help keep the car level during hard braking since this car easily nose dives on light and moderate braking. That would just be my guess and I could totally be wrong. If the caliper has to be replaced then there is an issue. I had my RR brake ca...
by ctrlraven
Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:17 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (5th Generation)
Topic: Driver seat heat
Replies: 36
Views: 25584

Re: Driver seat heat

Mine stopped working again a little over a year ago. Don't feel like paying the $100 deductible and then knowing my luck something else will stop working or break the very next week and there is another $100.

The passenger seat heater has worked flawless since the first day I bought the car.
by ctrlraven
Tue Oct 29, 2013 12:50 pm
Forum: 2000-2007 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (4th Generation)
Topic: How dark is your tint and do you like it
Replies: 8
Views: 1531

Re: How dark is your tint and do you like it

20% on side window and rear windshield, no sun shade strip all for $135. Also remember that the factory glass is solar tinted with a % between 95-98. So if you get 35% it will read lower if a meter is put on it and tested. To stay legal you'll need to go with a 5% increase over the stock legal limit...
by ctrlraven
Mon Oct 21, 2013 5:59 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (5th Generation)
Topic: Blend Door Actuator not damaged, gears in plenum damaged
Replies: 1
Views: 1341

Re: Blend Door Actuator not damaged, gears in plenum damaged

I had replaced my passenger side one several months ago. Everything looked normal and the new piece was just slightly different looking than the original. Installed and no more knocking! Has been working fine since. p/n: AA5Z19E616A I would order it online to save some money as most dealerships want...
by ctrlraven
Tue Aug 06, 2013 10:13 am
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (5th Generation)
Topic: Taurus X transmission woes. Any ideas?
Replies: 166
Views: 96978

Re: Taurus X transmission woes. Any ideas?

Even after having several parts on the transmission replaced under Ford warranty, mine would do it several times throughout a month period. About a month ago I would guess I got a 87 octane performance tune from Mike @ 5star tuning and I have had ZERO trans issues so, maybe something with the increa...
by ctrlraven
Thu Jun 27, 2013 2:04 pm
Forum: 2000-2007 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (4th Generation)
Topic: Chronic Code P0305(cyl.# 5 Missfire)??
Replies: 10
Views: 3122

Re: Chronic Code P0305(cyl.# 5 Missfire)??

Sounds like it is the fuel injector. Should try and have the injector on cyl #5 tested with a labscope by a mechanic, they can test known good ones and compare the results to cyl #5.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsNGw5g2VVs
by ctrlraven
Wed Jun 26, 2013 4:54 pm
Forum: 2010-newer Taurus SHO
Topic: Go Rhino Push-bar compatability with 2010 Taurus?
Replies: 5
Views: 3509

Re: Go Rhino Push-bar compatability with 2010 Taurus?

I would avoid getting one, adds about 50 useless pounds to the front end.
by ctrlraven
Fri Jun 21, 2013 3:21 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (5th Generation)
Topic: Another Bull tuned by 5 Star Tuning
Replies: 1
Views: 1025

Another Bull tuned by 5 Star Tuning

After having in issue about two years ago with a tuner who created a tune for my 08 Taurus and then causing in issue. I finally decided to give it a try again and get a tune from someone else (Mike @ 5 Star Tuning) since he has tuned several member's vehicles on this forum and another Taurus forum. ...