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by warment
Fri Dec 18, 2009 7:34 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What struts for 2005 Five Hundred
Replies: 36
Views: 16023

Re: What struts for 2005 Five Hundred

Thanks for the response. From what I can tell, I really just have a pinhole sized hole in the boot. Of course, even a small hole allows all of the grease to sling out. Don't think the hole is big enough to let much dirt in though. I would like to fix the problem, as having grease everywhere really b...
by warment
Tue Dec 15, 2009 7:11 am
Forum: Under the Hood
Topic: Oil filter?
Replies: 15
Views: 3488

Re: Oil filter?

I'll use Fram PH2 in a pinch...prefer Motorcraft FL820S though...
by warment
Mon Dec 14, 2009 12:20 pm
Forum: Maintenance / Care / TSB's / Recalls
Topic: '05 Montego Rattling In Front End
Replies: 15
Views: 5498

Re: '05 Montego Rattling In Front End

Just replaced my front end links. My front right lower joint was very loose, and was causing my rattle. Problem is fixed now with new MOOG units with grease fittings.
by warment
Mon Dec 14, 2009 12:13 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What struts for 2005 Five Hundred
Replies: 36
Views: 16023

Re: What struts for 2005 Five Hundred

Installed my new MOOG front right end link over the weekend. The bottom joint (that connects to the sway bar) on the stock front right end link was very, very easy to turn by hand. The top was not. The bottom joint was completely worn out. I noticed that I have a hole in my fron right cv boot (the i...
by warment
Thu Dec 10, 2009 6:47 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What struts for 2005 Five Hundred
Replies: 36
Views: 16023

Re: What struts for 2005 Five Hundred

I received a response yesterday from Monroe about my query. They said that "tough econmoc times caused them to have only one part number for the rear struts." Unbelievable... Anyways, I haven't had any problems (clunks) since I installed all 4 Monroe struts. Ride is slightly more firm now, and the c...
by warment
Mon Dec 07, 2009 11:00 am
Forum: Under the Hood
Topic: Oil and Oil filter preference
Replies: 10
Views: 2048

Re: Oil and Oil filter preference

I will cross the 110k boundary today on my way home from work. I probably would be using Motorcraft oil if I could consistently find it in stores. I have had really good luck with Mobil1 oil in the past. It is expensive though, but I don't mind paying for it.
by warment
Mon Dec 07, 2009 7:07 am
Forum: Under the Hood
Topic: Oil and Oil filter preference
Replies: 10
Views: 2048

Re: Oil and Oil filter preference

I use Mobil1 5w20 when I can find it...Mobil1 5x30 otherwise. I prefer Motorcraft FL-820s to the Fram PH2.
by warment
Mon Dec 07, 2009 7:04 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Front door speakers
Replies: 14
Views: 9325

Re: Front door speakers

I finally got around to replacing the rear speakers with a pair of Sony XS-GT5726A 5x7" 2-way speakers. They were $59.99 from Crutchfield. Sound quality was really improved. Does anyone know if my 2005 Ford 500 SE already has wires for rear deck speakers? Or are the rear deck wires only installed if...
by warment
Wed Nov 25, 2009 8:40 am
Forum: Under the Hood
Topic: Front end rattle (2005 500 90,000 miles)
Replies: 4
Views: 2129

Re: Front end rattle (2005 500 90,000 miles)

I just installed a new front left Moog end link as well. Much more sturdy that the stocker and I like the grease fittings too.
by warment
Mon Nov 23, 2009 2:17 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What struts for 2005 Five Hundred
Replies: 36
Views: 16023

Re: What struts for 2005 Five Hundred

I did have a few problems JJ...Firstly, the front struts wouldn't come out with top strut bearing attached. I guess my spring compressors couldn't compress enough or I wasn't able to grap a high enough coil. Anyways, I reattached the upper strut bearing and just removed the center nut after I had th...
by warment
Mon Nov 23, 2009 11:34 am
Forum: Under the Hood
Topic: Front end rattle (2005 500 90,000 miles)
Replies: 4
Views: 2129

Re: Front end rattle (2005 500 90,000 miles)

I too had the front end rattle. I just replaced all struts and the noise is gone. I have around 109k miles. Possible causes of front end rattle include bad strut, bad tie rod end, bad ball joint, bad sway bar end link, and bad upper strut bearing. I would replace the struts and see what happens. I w...
by warment
Mon Nov 23, 2009 6:50 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What struts for 2005 Five Hundred
Replies: 36
Views: 16023

Re: What struts for 2005 Five Hundred

Got the new front struts on over the weekend. What a PIA. The car rides much nicer now though, so the install was worth the hassle.
by warment
Fri Nov 20, 2009 11:35 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What struts for 2005 Five Hundred
Replies: 36
Views: 16023

Re: What struts for 2005 Five Hundred

Not sure, but I thought it was a little odd when I ordered them. The car rides fine...no noises or weird behavior. I just think that the "vertical wall spring stop" has to be there for a reason (to keep the spring from rotating?). I'll let you know if they respond to my e-mail. I am gonna try to tac...
by warment
Fri Nov 20, 2009 7:10 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: 2005 Five Hundreds - How many miles
Replies: 41
Views: 5070

Re: 2005 Five Hundreds - How many miles

I am almost at 109,000 miles right now...
by warment
Thu Nov 19, 2009 7:22 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What struts for 2005 Five Hundred
Replies: 36
Views: 16023

Re: What struts for 2005 Five Hundred

Ha! It is hard work JJ. I am 35 years old and was planning to go to the gym yesterday after installing the right rear strut. I didn't. Removal of those suspension bolts that have blue loctite on them are a pain. And the cranking on the spring compressor bolts are tiring. I did notice one thing with ...
by warment
Mon Nov 16, 2009 10:28 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What struts for 2005 Five Hundred
Replies: 36
Views: 16023

Re: What struts for 2005 Five Hundred

I thought that I would list the steps that I used for left rear strut removal while they were still fresh in my head: 1. Remove center trunk floor mat. 2. Remove center rear plastic trunk trim piece. 3. Remove left and right trunk carpet pieces. Don't forget that there are 2 push type pins directly ...
by warment
Mon Nov 16, 2009 6:55 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What struts for 2005 Five Hundred
Replies: 36
Views: 16023

Re: What struts for 2005 Five Hundred

JJ, I just replaced the left rear over the weekend. Like a fool, I only ordered one rear...I guess I didn't noticed since I ordered other stuff as well. Not too bad to replace now that I know what I am doing. I should get the right rear within the next day or so. Even with one new rear strut, the ca...
by warment
Fri Nov 13, 2009 6:37 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What struts for 2005 Five Hundred
Replies: 36
Views: 16023

Re: What struts for 2005 Five Hundred

Got my shocks/struts yesterday. Haven't installed anything yet, but I was very pleased that the Moog end links came with grease fittings. Nice...
by warment
Tue Nov 10, 2009 7:08 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What struts for 2005 Five Hundred
Replies: 36
Views: 16023

Re: What struts for 2005 Five Hundred

I just ordered Monroe sensa-trac replacements for the front (72255, 72256) and the rear (71120). I also ordered new Moog end links for the rear. I'll check the fronts when I install the front struts.
by warment
Mon Nov 09, 2009 9:23 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What struts for 2005 Five Hundred
Replies: 36
Views: 16023

Re: What struts for 2005 Five Hundred

Yes. The struts are just about completely gone in the front.I was considering the Monroe 72255 (front right) and Monroe 72256 (front left). I have had good luck with their products in the past. JJ, have you replaced the front struts on your car yet? If so, are they a pain? I despise what I call cup ...