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by Webmaster
Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: 2000-2007 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (4th Generation)
Topic: Power Steering Fluid Clumps??
Replies: 6
Views: 664

Re: Power Steering Fluid Clumps??

No, you won't find anything to dissolve clumps, that is highly abnormal. Clean out the reservoir by removing it and flushing it off the vehicle.
by Webmaster
Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: 2000-2007 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (4th Generation)
Topic: Power Steering Fluid Clumps??
Replies: 6
Views: 664

Re: Power Steering Fluid Clumps??

Try to suck out what you can from the reservoir. It has a filter so in theory any clumps in the system should all be in the reservoir. Remove it from the car if you have to.

Use the correct fluid, any Ford dealer will have it in stock (or use the Amazon link). Don't use any other chemicals.
by Webmaster
Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: 2000-2007 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (4th Generation)
Topic: Power Steering Fluid Clumps??
Replies: 6
Views: 664

Re: Power Steering Fluid

Welcome! That is the weirdest thing I've ever heard of regarding the power steering fluid. What brand of fluid did you use? How much fluid did you go through when "flushing"? Should be about 2 quarts, I usually go 3. Then you need a little more to refill. If you didn't use Ford/Motorcraft Mercon V, ...
by Webmaster
Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Ford Police Interceptor 2013-newer
Topic: My new 2013 PI
Replies: 2
Views: 612

Re: My new 2013 PI

Welcome, can you share a pic or two?
by Webmaster
Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: 2010-newer Ford Taurus (6th Generation)
Topic: 2011 Taurus 3.5 water pump failure
Replies: 5
Views: 865

Re: 2011 Taurus 3.5 water pump failure

Antifreeze in the oil destroys bearings internal to the engine. It's most likely too late. Do you know how long the oil was ran like that?
by Webmaster
Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: 2010-newer Ford Taurus (6th Generation)
Topic: 2011 Taurus 3.5 water pump failure
Replies: 5
Views: 865

Re: 2011 Taurus 3.5 water pump failure

Welcome to the site. This really is a dumb design. Did you try scanning for diagnostic codes and monitoring sensor readings to help narrow the issue down?
by Webmaster
Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: 2010-newer Ford Taurus (6th Generation)
Topic: Installed police grill on my SHO
Replies: 4
Views: 829

Re: Installed police grill on my SHO

Nice! and welcome!
by Webmaster
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: 2010-newer Ford Taurus (6th Generation)
Topic: Sent a letter to Ford consumer relations about water pump
Replies: 15
Views: 1863

Re: Sent a letter to Ford consumer relations about water pump

Does anyone know if they make a kit for everything you need to do this repair yourself? water pump, timing chain, tensioners, gaskets and anything else.Or a parts list There is no kit that I'm aware of. If you do find a parts list, be sure to verify the parts with a dealer before buying anything be...
by Webmaster
Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: 2010-newer Ford Taurus (6th Generation)
Topic: Sent a letter to Ford consumer relations about water pump
Replies: 15
Views: 1863

Re: Sent a letter to Ford consumer relations about water pump

Wait, your 2015 Taurus had TWO engines in which the water pump went out? I can't even comprehend that as a possibility. User error?... Do you understand why the water pumps fail? It's a Ford design error, the users (customers) are victims. I would not own one of these cars outside of the warranty p...
by Webmaster
Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: 2010-newer Ford Taurus (6th Generation)
Topic: Sent a letter to Ford consumer relations about water pump
Replies: 15
Views: 1863

Re: Sent a letter to Ford consumer relations about water pump

...Unfortunately, the Charger spent as much time in my driveway as it did back at the dealer for warranty repairs.......a lot of them... That's because it's a Dodge :lol: I bought a new Jeep once, in 07. Never again will I buy FCA unless by some miracle they actually make reliable vehicles. Yep the...
by Webmaster
Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: 2010-newer Ford Taurus (6th Generation)
Topic: Sent a letter to Ford consumer relations about water pump
Replies: 15
Views: 1863

Re: Sent a letter to Ford consumer relations about water pump

My advice is to buy a vehicle without the self-destructing engine / water pump configuration. I did, and it's not a Ford ;) Oops, did I say that out loud? Hey I still have my F-150. It's old enough it doesn't have the horrible 3 valve spark plugs breaking off in the thread and failing VCT solenoid p...
by Webmaster
Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Ford Police Interceptor 2013-newer
Topic: Water pump quotes?
Replies: 10
Views: 1759

Re: Water pump quotes?

Oil in the coolant is less common and much less severe than coolant in the oil.
by Webmaster
Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Ford Police Interceptor 2013-newer
Topic: Water pump quotes?
Replies: 10
Views: 1759

Re: Water pump quotes?

Well that's good if there is no coolant in the oil, but perhaps the previous owner changed it just recently so it hasn't had time to mix yet?

You may be interested in perusing this thread before wrenching on anything also: https://www.fordflex.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=15553
by Webmaster
Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Ford Police Interceptor 2013-newer
Topic: Water pump quotes?
Replies: 10
Views: 1759

Re: Water pump quotes?

How far gone is it? It really depends, sometimes you just need to replace the engine. Other times you can get away with changing parts.
by Webmaster
Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: 2010-newer Ford Taurus (6th Generation)
Topic: Possible water pump fail? 2011 Taurus 3.5L
Replies: 2
Views: 865

Re: Possible water pump fail? 2011 Taurus 3.5L

Welcome! The best course of action if it's that bad is to replace the engine. If there is coolant in the oil, it's too late, it's bad. Coolant essentially causes the internal engine bearings to get destroyed because the coolant strips the oil away from those critical surfaces. You could try replacin...
by Webmaster
Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Five Hundred / Montego Reviews
Topic: ford five hundred code p0301
Replies: 3
Views: 1004

Re: ford five hundred code p0301

Wow, your mechanic friend told you to not repair a misfire? That's terrible advice. That is such stupid advice when you live somewhere that does emissions testing, let alone California! I don't know about the annal mileage part, but see https://www.obd-codes.com/p0301 for help on that code, and stop...
by Webmaster
Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Just passed 300k
Replies: 2
Views: 716

Re: Just passed 300k

Nice :mrgreen:
by Webmaster
Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: 2000-2007 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (4th Generation)
Topic: 2000 Taurus transmission overdrive issue
Replies: 4
Views: 737

Re: 2000 Taurus transmission overdrive issue

I had a 1992 Mercury Sable with a slipping transmission. Being young I thought a full fluid flush would help. Nope, that was a waste of money.

First thing's first. What's the level and color (condition) of the fluid? If the fluid level is low it can cause various problems.
by Webmaster
Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Ford Police Interceptor 2013-newer
Topic: Scan tool question
Replies: 4
Views: 732

Re: Scan tool question

I have no idea if it works with FORscan as I’ve never tried.
by Webmaster
Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Ford Police Interceptor 2013-newer
Topic: Scan tool question
Replies: 4
Views: 732

Re: Scan tool question

I'm not sure about the MX but I have BlueDriver and it's Ford friendly (as in it supports enhanced Ford functions) - https://amzn.to/2DV9KUJ