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by ddderek
Thu Dec 29, 2016 10:55 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (5th Generation)
Topic: 2008 Taurus Blend Air Door Motor
Replies: 6
Views: 2182

Re: 2008 Taurus Blend Air Door Motor

So can anyone tell me for sure... I have only vent air coming out. Even when set at floor or defrost only comes out dash vents. Is this the hard to reach blend door actuator?
by ddderek
Sun Oct 25, 2015 8:09 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (5th Generation)
Topic: Defrost, Drivers side Hot, Pass. side Cold?
Replies: 0
Views: 829

Defrost, Drivers side Hot, Pass. side Cold?

I've got a problem with my 2009 Taurus. When using the defrost, the driver's side comes out warm as it should but the passenger side comes out cold? This goes for using the heat setting as well. Someone suggested disconnecting the battery to get the blend door to reset, but this did not work for me....
by ddderek
Fri Sep 04, 2015 3:17 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (5th Generation)
Topic: Changing the Battery
Replies: 4
Views: 982

Re: Changing the Battery

Costco does not sell the Group 59 batteries. They have a limited selection.
by ddderek
Mon Aug 31, 2015 7:54 am
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (5th Generation)
Topic: Changing the Battery
Replies: 4
Views: 982

Re: Changing the Battery

You can get a battery with more CCA's still in the same size as the one you took out. The problem you have now is that nothing works to hold the battery down. No fix for that except to get another battery. Sorry, I'm not buying another battery!? This battery is fine for the car, it is a better perf...
by ddderek
Tue Aug 25, 2015 8:44 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (5th Generation)
Topic: Changing the Battery
Replies: 4
Views: 982

Changing the Battery

I just changed the battery in my 2008 Taurus and went with the Group 58 Interstate Battery with more CCA rather than the Group 59. This went seemless in my 2009 but in the 2008 the battery being slightly smaller and in the 2008 the tie down strap is too big on the new battery? Anyone else run into t...
by ddderek
Tue Jul 07, 2015 7:09 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (5th Generation)
Topic: Driver seat heat
Replies: 36
Views: 24393

Re: Driver seat heat

Someone was mentioning something about some clips that hold the seat cover down that you need to replace and have a tool to get on or off? Any other tricks to it?
by ddderek
Tue Jul 07, 2015 7:01 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (5th Generation)
Topic: Driver seat heat
Replies: 36
Views: 24393

Re: Driver seat heat

How many specialty tools did you need to get everything apart to replace them?
by ddderek
Tue Feb 17, 2015 10:16 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (5th Generation)
Topic: High Mileage Reports, Add your info!
Replies: 19
Views: 2871

Re: High Mileage Reports, Add your info!

My 2005 500 just passed 235k. Just put over $550 into it for inner tie rods, alignment and inspection. The only other big ticket items were a new alternator some time ago and a new front right halfshaft that I installed myself. 235K !!? Wow, that's awesome!! Your attention to regular maintenance ha...
by ddderek
Mon Feb 16, 2015 5:43 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (5th Generation)
Topic: High Mileage Reports, Add your info!
Replies: 19
Views: 2871

Re: High Mileage Reports, Add your info!

Loving these posts! Especially since I'm the caretaker for 3 of them!
Sitting at:
2008 Mercury Sable 34,000
2008 Ford Taurus 54,000
2009 Ford Taurus 60,000

(And I have a drivers side seat heater out yet AGAIN as the previous poster also noted!)
by ddderek
Sat Jul 19, 2014 3:53 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (5th Generation)
Topic: High Mileage Reports, Add your info!
Replies: 19
Views: 2871

Re: High Mileage Reports, Add your info!

2008 Ford Taurus SEL 190,000 trouble free miles so far! I bought the car used in 2011 with 61,000 miles on the odometer. I put a bout 50,000 miles a year on a car. This car has been wonderful and has only required standard maintenance, new brakes, and new tires. This is truly the most reliable car ...
by ddderek
Sun Jun 01, 2014 7:57 am
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (5th Generation)
Topic: High Mileage Reports, Add your info!
Replies: 19
Views: 2871

Re: High Mileage Reports, Add your info!

C'mon... sign on with your high mileage reports....
by ddderek
Sun May 18, 2014 8:09 am
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (5th Generation)
Topic: High Mileage Reports, Add your info!
Replies: 19
Views: 2871

High Mileage Reports, Add your info!

Well our cars are at least 5 years old now, and if you are like me you have been committed to these cars because of their reliability and comfort. What I would like to know is where folks are with the mileage on their cars and how long drivers are getting out of them. So reply with your YEAR, MODEL,...
by ddderek
Sun May 11, 2014 8:54 am
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (5th Generation)
Topic: Programing new Key FOB?
Replies: 4
Views: 1640

Re: Programing new Key FOB?

As an update.... my wife got the key from someone she used to work for at a cost of $15, and they sent her to a locksmith to cut and program the key... He could NOT get the key to program for the $50 price he quoted and wanted another $30 for a token? to use a different machine to program it... She ...
by ddderek
Sat May 10, 2014 9:39 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Will other rims fit??
Replies: 9
Views: 8414

Re: Will other rims fit??

Does anyone know if the 2005-07 Five Hundred wheels will fit on the 2008 Taurus/Sable??? It seems like they will based on listed measurements but the fit guide online indicates those wheels only fit on 2005-07 500 and Montegos??? I think that must be a glitch right?
by ddderek
Wed May 07, 2014 7:26 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Fusion Wheels
Replies: 12
Views: 1767

Re: Fusion Wheels

Yeah I've got 4 brand new 17" tires so really looking for the silver painted 17" wheels for my 2008 Sable... The clear coated aluminum just don't hold up around here and I already have the 17" tires so didn't want to go to 18" unless I had to...
by ddderek
Wed May 07, 2014 6:08 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Fusion Wheels
Replies: 12
Views: 1767

Re: Fusion Wheels

Post a picture... they are the cladded chrome wheels?
by ddderek
Wed May 07, 2014 5:44 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Wheel sizes
Replies: 15
Views: 6377

Re: Wheel sizes

Can I use 2005 Ford 500 17" wheels on 2008 Taurus?

Does anyone have any of the basic silver painted wheels from the 500/Montego line in 17" that they would like to sell?
by ddderek
Wed May 07, 2014 4:42 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (5th Generation)
Topic: 17" CHROME wheels for 2008 Sable? searching for...
Replies: 2
Views: 460

Re: 17" CHROME wheels for 2008 Sable? searching for...

I guess I was a bit misinformed... as I look at rims, someone informed me the reason the Ford factory chrome rims last is they are Chrome CLAD rims... ie: a plastic chrome adhered to the aluminum wheel... The wheel stores all warn me against getting actual chrome rims in Michigan, they say I will be...
by ddderek
Wed May 07, 2014 11:59 am
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (5th Generation)
Topic: 17" CHROME wheels for 2008 Sable? searching for...
Replies: 2
Views: 460

17" CHROME wheels for 2008 Sable? searching for...

Has anyone bought any 17" CHROME wheels for the Taurus or Sables '08 '09 models? I want to switch from the 18" that the car came with as I have 4 - 17" brand new tires and don't want the clear coated alloy wheels as the clear coat is flakeing on all my other cars and looks like crap. The Chrome whee...
by ddderek
Wed May 07, 2014 11:55 am
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (5th Generation)
Topic: Programing new Key FOB?
Replies: 4
Views: 1640

Re: Programing new Key FOB?

Actually my first staement was that the owner only had 1 key... so obviously that chance is out... and yes the dealer did try the ignition set trick even though their computer program is supposed to set both the transponder and the 4 button fob on integrated keys... As an update though, I was able t...