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by BobM
Sat May 19, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: 2010-newer Ford Taurus (6th Generation)
Topic: 2012 Taurus- Water collects in door panels
Replies: 5
Views: 482

Re: 2012 Taurus- Water collects in door panels

Just trim around the door drain so that it is free to drain . . .about 1 to 1 1/2 inches at each drain.
by BobM
Sat May 19, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Maintenance / Care / TSB's / Recalls
Topic: New owner of 07 500
Replies: 1
Views: 350

Re: New owner of 07 500

The Aisin 6 spd auto tranny in the 2005-07 Five Hundreds takes a specific fluid. Motorcraft part number XT-8-QAW (Ford Spec: WSS-M2C924-A). Mobil ATF 3309 also meets this spec. I have read, but cannot confirm, that Toyota T-IV also meets the spec. Easiest seems to just buy it from your Ford dealer. ...
by BobM
Sat May 19, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: 2010-newer Ford Taurus (6th Generation)
Topic: 2012 Taurus- Water collects in door panels
Replies: 5
Views: 482

Re: 2012 Taurus- Water collects in door panels

My 2005 Five Hundred had the same problem. The doors are designed so that water drains through the doors and out the drain at the bottom, except for my model year, the rubber door seal (weatherstripping) sealed the drain so water accumulates in the door. Ford issued a TSB for the 2005 model year. Th...
by BobM
Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: 2010-newer Taurus SHO
Topic: low oil dummy light
Replies: 4
Views: 446

Re: low oil dummy light

Bad oil pressure switch?
by BobM
Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Under the Hood
Topic: Rubber tube hanging in engine
Replies: 2
Views: 389

Re: Rubber tube hanging in engine

My 2005 SEL is likely identical to yours. The tube in mine is exactly where it is shown in your second photo. It is held in place by a small plastic bracket. I've no clue what it is for, though. The cap on the white plastic fitting is loosely fitted. It appears that it might be a vent of some sort.
by BobM
Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: 2010-newer Taurus SHO
Topic: Water leaks in both rear doors on my 2011 ford taurus sho
Replies: 2
Views: 500

Re: Water leaks in both rear doors on my 2011 ford taurus sho

Warment is correct. The door seals block the drain holes. Ford issued a TSB on this issue for the Five Hundereds and the fix is exactly what Warment said; Trim the seal away from the drains. I did it and it fixed the problem. Only takes a couple of minutes.
by BobM
Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Transmission Mount
Replies: 1
Views: 433

Re: Transmission Mount

Just off the top of my head, I would think that cutting through the ring that holds the bushing would reduce its stiffness, allowing it to flex more as the engine moves and cause its eventual failure.
by BobM
Sat Jun 10, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: 2010-newer Taurus SHO
Topic: Alarm Beeps Twice 2010 Taurus SHO
Replies: 2
Views: 639

Re: Alarm Beeps Twice 2010 Taurus SHO

Check to ensure that your trunk & hood are fully closed . . . especially the hood, since your car was recently serviced.
by BobM
Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: 2000-2007 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (4th Generation)
Topic: What kind and how much transmission fluid?
Replies: 12
Views: 1558

Re: What kind and how much transmission fluid?

The owner's manual and service manual for my 2005 SEL call for the first transmission fluid replacement at 150,000 miles. That seems far too long for me; I prefer to do a simple drain & fill about every 30,000 miles. There is a drain plug on the transaxle, so no need to drop the trans. pan. No need ...
by BobM
Tue Mar 07, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: 2000-2007 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (4th Generation)
Topic: What kind and how much transmission fluid?
Replies: 12
Views: 1558

Re: What kind and how much transmission fluid?

You are right . . . Mobil 3309 is not common in the auto parts stores. I ordered a case of online several years ago. I do a drain & fill about every 30,000 miles, so a case is good for almost 4 D&Fs.
by BobM
Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: 2000-2007 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (4th Generation)
Topic: What kind and how much transmission fluid?
Replies: 12
Views: 1558

Re: What kind and how much transmission fluid?

My understanding is that the Aisin trans. is fairly particular about the fluid. The Mobil 1 that you link meets the Mercon V spec, but it isn't what this trans. needs. The Owner's manual for my 2005 specifies Motorcraft Premium ATF. I know that the Mobil ATF 3309 meets the Ford spec. I have heard (b...
by BobM
Mon Mar 06, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: 2000-2007 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (4th Generation)
Topic: What kind and how much transmission fluid?
Replies: 12
Views: 1558

Re: What kind and how much transmission fluid?

The Aisin 6-speed transmission in my 2005 specifies Motorcraft part number XT-8-QAW (Ford Spec: WSS-M2C924-A). Mobil ATF 3309 also meets the Ford spec.

A drain & fill takes about 3.25 qts. The total capacity of the transaxle is 7.4 qts.
by BobM
Sun Feb 07, 2016 8:18 am
Forum: Under the Hood
Topic: How to flush transmission on the Toyota 6 speed (NOT CVT)
Replies: 15
Views: 1731

Re: How to flush transmission on the Toyota 6 speed (NOT CVT)

I had not previously seen that the Valvoline meets the Ford spec. for this application.
by BobM
Sat Feb 06, 2016 6:48 pm
Forum: Under the Hood
Topic: How to flush transmission on the Toyota 6 speed (NOT CVT)
Replies: 15
Views: 1731

Re: How to flush transmission on the Toyota 6 speed (NOT CVT)

I usually have an old gal/5 qt oil jug laying around to use for waste. I just pour the used ATF into the jug and read the (approximate) amount on the scale on the jug. Use the dipstick to verify that you have filled correctly. The drain plug is a plain ol' one piece drain plug. The Max Life syn ATF ...
by BobM
Fri Feb 05, 2016 9:26 am
Forum: Under the Hood
Topic: How to flush transmission on the Toyota 6 speed (NOT CVT)
Replies: 15
Views: 1731

Re: How to flush transmission on the Toyota 6 speed (NOT CVT)

Warment is correct . . . I usually get 3.25 qts out when I drain. As he said, it's easy; the trans. has a drain plug, so you do not need to drop the pan. Refill through the dipstick hole. I use a funnel with a long piece of plastic tubing attached. I use a piece of 1/2" ID clear vinyl tubing; it is ...
by BobM
Tue Feb 02, 2016 9:34 pm
Forum: Under the Hood
Topic: How to flush transmission on the Toyota 6 speed (NOT CVT)
Replies: 15
Views: 1731

Re: How to flush transmission on the Toyota 6 speed (NOT CVT)

Your transmission is almost certainly the Aisin 6 speed. The correct fluid for this tranny is Motorcraft part number XT-8-QAW (Ford Spec: WSS-M2C924-A). Mobil ATF 3309 meets the Ford spec. I do not know if the Valvoline does. The handbook for my 2005 Five Hundred (same powertrain) schedules the firs...
by BobM
Sun Jan 10, 2016 9:20 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Leaks / Water sloshing in back doors
Replies: 5
Views: 1145

Re: Leaks / Water sloshing in back doors

There was a TSB issued on this for the Five Hundreds. The doors are designed to drain water through the inside of the door and out the drains at the bottom. Unfortunately, many (if not most) drains are blocked by the rubber door seal allowing water to accumulate inside the doors. The TSB recommended...
by BobM
Wed Nov 25, 2015 3:45 pm
Forum: Under the Hood
Topic: 2007 Ford 500 SEL Transmission
Replies: 5
Views: 1029

Re: 2007 Ford 500 SEL Transmission

how often should the fluid be changed?
I believe the manual says to change the ATF at 150K miles. That seems way too long for me, so I choose to do a drain & fill every 30K miles (just under 4 qts.). The drain plug makes it very easy . . . no need to drop the pan.
by BobM
Wed Nov 25, 2015 3:31 pm
Forum: Under the Hood
Topic: 2007 Ford 500 SEL Transmission
Replies: 5
Views: 1029

Re: 2007 Ford 500 SEL Transmission

I have a 2005 SEL with the 6 spd. Aisin transmission just like yours. Yes the short dipstick is inconveniently located but no special tool is needed. It does have a locking clip that secures the dipstick in place. Just move it to the side and pull out the dipstick. Be certain to use the correct ATF ...