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by Zeke
Tue May 08, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Under the Hood
Topic: Parking brake pedal issue
Replies: 5
Views: 5342

Re: Parking brake pedal issue

My 2007 Montego had the same problem at about 118,000 miles.
I had the dealer repair it.
[ I'm not as enthusiastic about doing this stuff myself as I used to be~! ]
by Zeke
Tue May 08, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: 2000-2007 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (4th Generation)
Topic: 07 Montego Timing Cover Oil Leak 120,000 miles
Replies: 0
Views: 1276

07 Montego Timing Cover Oil Leak 120,000 miles

No oil on driveway but I had a chance to get under there and look, and there is a leak just as I was told. Repair quote is almost $1500. Q1 - Is it likely to continue being a slow leak, (meaning I can deal with it later)? Q2 - Is this a reasonable repair estimate? Q3 - Risky to take a trip without f...
by Zeke
Mon Feb 06, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: Five Hundred / Montego Reviews
Topic: new 500 owner - loves the brakes
Replies: 8
Views: 4712

Re: new 500 owner - loves the brakes

I'm still driving the 2007 Mercury Montego with CVT and AWD. I guess the problems have been minor overall. There was a problem with some component of the AWD system which meant replacement of something in the rear axle. That was about 18 months ago so I don't remember the details. The original wheel...
by Zeke
Sun Dec 21, 2014 11:37 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (5th Generation)
Topic: Sirius Radio
Replies: 3
Views: 2355

Re: Sirius Radio

I let the initial Sirius subscription expire and have not renewed despite offers every month.
Most of my usage is local and I listen to the same radio station all the time.

My daughters listen to other things, so the push buttons select one for me and two or three for them.
by Zeke
Sun Dec 21, 2014 11:22 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (5th Generation)
Topic: High Mileage Reports, Add your info!
Replies: 22
Views: 5055

Re: High Mileage Reports, Add your info!

2007 Mercury Montego, 90,000 miles. Bought new (64 miles) with hail damage (40% discount). Still has the body dings. -- AWD pump (Don't know if this is the correct terminology) this year -- Heated seat not working; repaired once before. -- Replaced brake pads two or three times -- Oil and filter cha...
by Zeke
Sun Dec 21, 2014 11:00 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (5th Generation)
Topic: Bye Bye Five Hundred
Replies: 5
Views: 1339

Re: Bye Bye Five Hundred

I have about 90,000 miles on my 2007 Mercury Montego.
( CVT, AWD, living in Minnesota. )
Don't see any reason to buy something different.
by Zeke
Tue Aug 19, 2014 4:12 pm
Forum: Maintenance / Care / TSB's / Recalls
Topic: TSB for TC light - defective rear diff pressure switch
Replies: 9
Views: 18242

Re: TSB for TC light - defective rear diff pressure switch

This problem has just appeared on my car, a 2007 Montego, currently at 89,788 miles. I read it here first; dealer confirmed it. I'm going to run in 2WD mode for a while (no snow in August) since I have no extended warranty. The AWD has been useful, though, so I'll get this fixed before slippery seas...
by Zeke
Fri Aug 15, 2014 4:38 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: 500 wheel rim corrosion
Replies: 5
Views: 1927

Re: 500 wheel rim corrosion

I put new Hankook Optimo 727 tires on the Ford 500 rims-from-Georgia.

Had the old ones sanded and the old tires replaced.
I'll use them when salt season comes around again.

BTW -- Three of the new tires were aired up to 35; one was 30.
by Zeke
Tue Aug 12, 2014 9:20 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: 500 wheel rim corrosion
Replies: 5
Views: 1927

Re: 500 wheel rim corrosion

My 2007 Montego wheels have the same problem. Tires are losing air;
and the clear coat is flaking off. Corrosion is evident everywhere.
I live in salty Minnesota.

[ I have bought a set of Taurus / 500 rims from another guy here and
plan to put those on shortly. ]
by Zeke
Tue May 20, 2014 8:06 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Keypad Failure
Replies: 0
Views: 793

Keypad Failure

I searched and didn't find this . . .

The keypad only works occasionally. Is there an easy fix for this?

2007 Mercury Montego

I like the keypad because it allows the kids to open the car without a key;
and keeps me from getting locked out.
by Zeke
Mon May 12, 2014 7:16 am
Forum: Five Hundred / Montego Reviews
Topic: Longest lasting brake pads?
Replies: 2
Views: 2559

Re: Longest lasting brake pads?

Year late reply~!

I've had good results with Raybestos, as suggested in other threads.
by Zeke
Sun May 11, 2014 7:36 pm
Forum: Five Hundred / Montego Reviews
Topic: 07 Montego at 86,000
Replies: 0
Views: 1087

07 Montego at 86,000

Still averaging about 1000 miles of usage per month. It has a few minor problems: (1) Driver's seat heater has quit again. Probably due to high use of memory seat positioning. (2) Mud flaps broke off and patch-repaired (3) Entry keypad has quit working. (4) Wheel rims are corroded. Shiny finish flak...
by Zeke
Sun Jan 15, 2012 1:21 pm
Forum: Under the Hood
Topic: Can I use different oil than is suggested in the manual?
Replies: 7
Views: 5331

Re: Can I use different oil than is suggested in the manual?

My 07 Mercury Montego has AWD with the CVT and the recommended transmission oil change interval is 60,000. I have not followed this forum much recently, but when I did, the CVT was not the one giving trouble. Considering how expensive it is for this oil change, you may want to do some research befor...
by Zeke
Wed Dec 28, 2011 10:34 am
Forum: 2010-newer Ford Taurus (6th Generation)
Topic: Tall guys and the Taurus?
Replies: 6
Views: 1537

Re: Tall guys and the Taurus?

I'm only 5'9" but that console edge annoys me also. I've always thought that the console could have been narrower. After all, the driver is likely the person who paid for the car, so why not have a generous seat there? I also wish the floor was flat. The various contours down there limit the places ...
by Zeke
Wed Dec 14, 2011 2:44 pm
Forum: Maintenance / Care / TSB's / Recalls
Topic: Recommendation for good pads and rotors
Replies: 3
Views: 1281

Re: Recommendation for good pads and rotors

My local dealer was not happy when I insisted he put on Raybestos pads; but he did it.

Now I'm happy even though the dealer's not.
by Zeke
Wed Dec 14, 2011 2:40 pm
Forum: 2010-newer Ford Taurus (6th Generation)
Topic: Block Heater Cable Location
Replies: 1
Views: 1481

Re: Block Heater Cable Location

What year is your car? Is your block heater aftermarket? My car is an 07 Montego, and the block heater is factory. There is a plug below the bumper. Since it is hard to access this place on a cold and dark night, I have added a short extention cord that runs from the plug upward to the grille and ac...
by Zeke
Wed Dec 14, 2011 2:31 pm
Forum: 2010-newer Ford Taurus (6th Generation)
Topic: Dirt, sand and grass
Replies: 10
Views: 1814

Re: Dirt, sand and grass

Could you give more detail?

You have dirt/dust on the back seat?
Not on the front seat?

How is it coming in? Around the edge of the doors? If so, do the doors have the rubber seals in place?
by Zeke
Mon Nov 14, 2011 12:16 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (5th Generation)
Topic: 2008 TAURUS
Replies: 13
Views: 2583

Re: 2008 TAURUS

It's a good car that's not popular. It doesn't win -- or even compete -- in the pizzazz contests. That's OK with me.
by Zeke
Sat Oct 29, 2011 11:03 am
Forum: 2010-newer Taurus SHO
Topic: bad riding sho
Replies: 9
Views: 2954

Re: bad riding sho

I have a 2007 Mercury Montego AWD that I have used for three-and-a-half winters in Minnesota, and I am very pleased with the AWD performance.
by Zeke
Sat Oct 29, 2011 10:59 am
Forum: 2000-2007 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (4th Generation)
Topic: Can you put manual transmission in Taurus 2001?
Replies: 4
Views: 1479

Re: Can you put manual transmission in Taurus 2001?

It might sound like stupid question, but since ford vulcan V6 engine was used in below cars and they have manual transmission is there way to mount it into taurus? 1987–1997 Ford Aerostar 1986–2007 Ford Taurus 1986–2005 Mercury Sable 1990–1992 Ford Probe 1991–2008 Ford Ranger 1992–1994 Ford Tempo 1...