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by 05-Montego
Sun Oct 23, 2016 3:15 pm
Forum: Under the Hood
Topic: Weird clunking noise
Replies: 1
Views: 677

Re: Weird clunking noise

I think I found the clunk! After combing through the front end and not coming up with anything I started brainstorming. The clunk sounds a lot like loose brake hardware. On a whim I grabbed the caliper on that side and gave it a tug. Sure enough it clunked. It seems the caliper is a little loose in ...
by 05-Montego
Fri Oct 21, 2016 12:10 pm
Forum: Under the Hood
Topic: Weird clunking noise
Replies: 1
Views: 677

Weird clunking noise

I've got this weird clunking noise coming from my front driver's side wheel area but only at certain times. It almost sounds like a metal on metal kind of clunk, like something is loose somewhere. It only happens if I'm turning RIGHT. If I'm going around a sharp curve that is bumpy then I hear it. I...
by 05-Montego
Sun Jan 10, 2016 9:41 pm
Forum: Under the Hood
Topic: Coolant leak! 2005 Montego
Replies: 2
Views: 1051

Re: Coolant leak! 2005 Montego

Thanks for the response.

I'll go ahead and replace the pump. It appears to be an easy job.

I'm not sure where the weephole is on this pump so it may very well be near the shaft.
by 05-Montego
Sat Jan 09, 2016 10:00 pm
Forum: Under the Hood
Topic: Coolant leak! 2005 Montego
Replies: 2
Views: 1051

Coolant leak! 2005 Montego

Alright, I need some help fixing a coolant leak on my 05 Montego. About a month ago I started my car and got a "Coolant Level Low" warning on the dash. I checked the coolant and it was about an inch below the cold fill line. I topped it off with the proper coolant for this car and had no further iss...
by 05-Montego
Tue Mar 17, 2015 10:54 am
Forum: Under the Hood
Topic: Oil pan replacement?
Replies: 6
Views: 1372

Re: Oil pan replacement?

That may be worth a shot. If the threads weren't too mangled for them to put the bolt back in securely and send me on my way then I might be able to install one of those valves without too much hassle.

Is there a specific model I need to use for my car?
by 05-Montego
Mon Mar 16, 2015 9:47 pm
Forum: Under the Hood
Topic: Oil pan replacement?
Replies: 6
Views: 1372

Re: Oil pan replacement?

They said stripped but then said that it was caused from wear over the years. They showed me the pan bolt and I could see where a small section of the threads had pieces of aluminum from the pan stuck in them. They said it wasn't that bad and the bolt went back in fine but that I should plan on havi...
by 05-Montego
Mon Mar 16, 2015 12:16 pm
Forum: Under the Hood
Topic: Oil pan replacement?
Replies: 6
Views: 1372

Oil pan replacement?

Had my oil changed today and was told that I need a new oil pan because the threads are wearing out. They were able to tighten the bolt back in just fine but said it will need a new oil pan at the next oil change. The car has 141,000 miles. The quote for replacement was $685, which seems too high. H...
by 05-Montego
Sun Nov 09, 2014 2:11 pm
Forum: Under the Hood
Topic: Unplugging compressor?
Replies: 4
Views: 1401

Re: Unplugging compressor?

I'm delaying the repair because the holidays are coming up and I don't have the time or money to replace an AC compressor right now. I've done A/C work in the past but I've never replaced a compressor. When the time comes I plan on doing it myself since most shops around here would charge about $150...
by 05-Montego
Fri Nov 07, 2014 4:28 pm
Forum: Under the Hood
Topic: Unplugging compressor?
Replies: 4
Views: 1401

Unplugging compressor?

Hey everyone, my compressor seems to have finally bit the dust. I don't plan on replacing it until next Spring/Summer since we're heading into winter now. The only issue is that when I turn the heat on the compressor still kicks on, which isn't good since it has been locking up. I don't want to run ...
by 05-Montego
Sat Sep 13, 2014 8:07 pm
Forum: Under the Hood
Topic: Parking brake pedal issue
Replies: 5
Views: 2652

Re: Parking brake pedal issue

Nope, I still haven't fixed it. I just stopped using the parking brake all together.

I don't know what the white part is called and I've never been able to find a diagram that mentions it. It's very strange.
by 05-Montego
Tue Jun 17, 2014 9:41 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Reverse sensor not working
Replies: 0
Views: 729

Reverse sensor not working

I noticed earlier that when I was backing into my driveway that my reverse sensor was not working. I looked at the button and the light next to "Off" was illuminated regardless of what gear the car was in. I tried pushing the button while in Reverse but the sensor won't come back on. I checked the f...
by 05-Montego
Fri Nov 08, 2013 10:16 pm
Forum: Under the Hood
Topic: Humming; hub bearing or something else?
Replies: 3
Views: 796

Re: Humming; hub bearing or something else?

Alright. It must just be starting to go bad because I don't hear any noise or feel any resistance when I turn the rear wheels by hand(which is where it sounds like it's coming from). Any idea on how to narrow down whether it's the front wheels or the back wheels? I know both will have to be done soo...
by 05-Montego
Tue Nov 05, 2013 8:31 pm
Forum: Under the Hood
Topic: My monster is mad and I can't figure out why!
Replies: 2
Views: 450

Re: My monster is mad and I can't figure out why!

I'm going to go out a limb here and say this may be normal. The reason I say this is because my car does the same thing and has been doing it since I bought it 2 years ago.

It appears to just be a quirk with this car. I know people with Freestyles that also experience it.
by 05-Montego
Tue Nov 05, 2013 8:22 pm
Forum: Under the Hood
Topic: Humming; hub bearing or something else?
Replies: 3
Views: 796

Humming; hub bearing or something else?

I've started noticing a humming noise when I'm going about 70mph or above. It sounds like it's coming from the rear of the car. I only hear it at higher speeds and really only on smoother road surfaces(It was loudest on a freshly paved road). Initially I thought it was a hub bearing so I jacked the ...
by 05-Montego
Sun Jul 14, 2013 11:25 pm
Forum: Welcome / Introductions
Topic: 1989 Ford Taurus, 72k Miles
Replies: 2
Views: 523

Re: 1989 Ford Taurus, 72k Miles

Sounds great. If you can post a few I wouldn't mind seeing a few pics of it.
by 05-Montego
Thu Jul 11, 2013 9:44 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: 08 Taurus rear window in five hundred(Antenna Mod)
Replies: 4
Views: 944

Re: 08 Taurus rear window in five hundred(Antenna Mod)

This is pretty cool. I'm a ham radio operator and I have 2 antennas mounted on my trunk. Needless to say, visible antennas don't really bother me but for someone that is going for a cleaner look this is a cool idea.
by 05-Montego
Sun Jul 07, 2013 12:57 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: LED backup lights
Replies: 0
Views: 558

LED backup lights

Has anyone replaced their backup light bulbs with LEDs on a 500 or Montego? Any recommendations? A lot of parking lots around here have very poor lighting and although I have backup sensors I'd also like the added brightness and overall quality of light that LEDs provide. Not looking to spend a lot ...
by 05-Montego
Tue Jun 11, 2013 2:45 pm
Forum: Under the Hood
Topic: Interesting AC problem
Replies: 11
Views: 1647

Re: Interesting AC problem

Sorry for the double-post. I just got some manifold gauges. I know how to use these, but are there any specific instructions for using them with this kind of car? I know some cars have to be revved to a certain RPM, while others can be done at idle. Also, what sort of reading should I get? What's th...
by 05-Montego
Sun Jun 02, 2013 12:35 pm
Forum: Under the Hood
Topic: Interesting AC problem
Replies: 11
Views: 1647

Re: Interesting AC problem

I really don't think the compressor is bad. I haven't bought a set of manifold gauges yet, so I don't know my pressures but I do have a few things to add to my original description of the problem. On the way home today it was about 83 degrees outside. I had the AC going and it was doing what it did ...
by 05-Montego
Sat May 25, 2013 1:02 pm
Forum: Under the Hood
Topic: Interesting AC problem
Replies: 11
Views: 1647

Re: Interesting AC problem

Alright. I guess I'll pick up some AC manifold gauges sometime and see what kind of pressure the compressor is giving. Maybe it's just low on coolant.