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by smitty79
Tue Dec 25, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: 2010-newer Ford Taurus (6th Generation)
Topic: Hard to start the first time in the morning
Replies: 3
Views: 1066

Re: Hard to start the first time in the morning

I’d get the battery and alternator checked. I’d also recommend checking the spark plugs if they haven’t been changed. Another good, easy PM is to clean out the throttle body with throttle body spray and the Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor with MAF spray. CRC MAF & Throttle Body Single-Use Twin Pack, 1 Ki...
by smitty79
Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: 2010-newer Ford Taurus (6th Generation)
Topic: 2014 Ford taurus SEL - Drivers Heated Seat
Replies: 8
Views: 1578

Re: 2014 Ford taurus SEL - Drivers Heated Seat

I had that problem and dealer replaced the HVAC/climate module. Problem fixed
by smitty79
Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: 2010-newer Ford Taurus (6th Generation)
Topic: Hard to start the first time in the morning
Replies: 3
Views: 1066

Re: Hard to start the first time in the morning

Are you running E85 instead of gasoline? How cold is the car getting overnight? Garage kept or outside? Start with battery and alternator check (free at AutoZone and advance).
by smitty79
Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: 2010-newer Ford Taurus (6th Generation)
Topic: What winter tires to use?
Replies: 4
Views: 1428

Re: What winter tires to use?

Bridgestone Blizzaks. I’ve used the on all my cars, and I get a lot of snow. Pricey but worth it.
by smitty79
Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: 2010-newer Ford Taurus (6th Generation)
Topic: Real help with my transmission fluid
Replies: 14
Views: 2144

Re: Real help with my transmission fluid

A drain plug. 11mm iirc..
by smitty79
Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: 2010-newer Ford Taurus (6th Generation)
Topic: Real help with my transmission fluid
Replies: 14
Views: 2144

Re: Real help with my transmission fluid

40k miles. Use the Motorcraft and drain/fill and repeat after 1k. Mine took exactly 5 quarts each time.
by smitty79
Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: 2010-newer Ford Taurus (6th Generation)
Topic: Show Off Your Taurus!
Replies: 64
Views: 15327

Re: Show Off Your Taurus!

Very nice!! Still looks brand new
by smitty79
Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: 2010-newer Ford Taurus (6th Generation)
Topic: Backup camera funtion works off and on.
Replies: 9
Views: 3836

Re: Backup camera funtion works off and on.

These cameras just go bad unfortunately ... had to replace one in my last Taurus and my current one..
by smitty79
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: 2010-newer Ford Taurus (6th Generation)
Topic: Change O2 sensors? 2010 Taurus 159K miles
Replies: 2
Views: 842

Re: Change O2 sensors? 2010 Taurus 159K miles

+1. If you do decide to do it, get yourself the O2 socket with the slot cut out for the wire. Makes it an easy 3/8” drive job. I got my socket at Harbor Freight (not much after using a 20% coupon) 😉
by smitty79
Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: 2010-newer Ford Taurus (6th Generation)
Topic: 2015 headlight replacement cost etc
Replies: 27
Views: 4228

Re: 2015 headlight replacement cost etc

Tom - I know what mean, LOL. I use these bulbs that are halogen but give out a white light and are a little brighter: Philips crystal visions that give out a nice white light (p/n 9012CVB2). They are on Amazon, and can be bought in auto part stores. https://www.amazon.com/Philips-9012CVB2-CrystalVis...
by smitty79
Wed Dec 27, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: 2010-newer Ford Taurus (6th Generation)
Topic: Anyone use FORD SYNC navigation, etc.?
Replies: 2
Views: 637

Re: Anyone use FORD SYNC navigation, etc.?

I don’t believe a subscription is required for Nav. It’s always worked in my 2013 without any subscription. I have an account on owner.ford.com but I don’t think it’s required. There should be an SD card for nav. Correct me if I’m wrong. I bought mine CPO not new so maybe it was registered before me..
by smitty79
Wed Dec 27, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: 2010-newer Ford Taurus (6th Generation)
Topic: 2015 headlight replacement cost etc
Replies: 27
Views: 4228

Re: 2015 headlight replacement cost etc

Are you looking to replace just a headlight bulb or the entire headlamp assembly? A bulb replacement is a simple DIY couple minute job and a $20 bulb. Unless there’s something I don’t know about the 2015. I have a 2013 and just changed both of mine for $27 for a pair of Philips crystal visions that ...
by smitty79
Wed Dec 20, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: 2010-newer Ford Taurus (6th Generation)
Topic: Using E85 in your FlexFuel bull?
Replies: 8
Views: 2003

Re: Using E85 in your FlexFuel bull?

The mpg’s will drop 20-25% due to the lower energy density of alcohol compared to gasoline. Tye formulation of E85 is 51-85% ethanol. In the winter, it’s heavier in gasoline due to cold start concerns since ethanol’s flash point is around 55F compared to gasoline (-45F). I have Speedy stations near ...
by smitty79
Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: 2010-newer Ford Taurus (6th Generation)
Topic: SWAPPING GRILLES
Replies: 22
Views: 7144

Re: SWAPPING GRILLES

I agree the SHO and interceptor grilles look way better than lower trim grilles. I’m not having luck finding them either. I would say check with your dealer but that will be pricey. Talk to your body shop/collision center not the service Dept. They often can source aftermarket/CAPA for better prices...
by smitty79
Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: 2010-newer Ford Taurus (6th Generation)
Topic: Show Off Your Taurus!
Replies: 64
Views: 15327

Re: Show Off Your Taurus!

That’s one hot Taurus, DomDoobie!
by smitty79
Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: 2010-newer Ford Taurus (6th Generation)
Topic: can someone help me find wht this part is!?
Replies: 6
Views: 1100

Re: can someone help me find wht this part is!?

Can you locate the FoMoCo part number/label?
by smitty79
Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: 2010-newer Ford Taurus (6th Generation)
Topic: Show Off Your Taurus!
Replies: 64
Views: 15327

Re: Show Off Your Taurus!

Congrats on your new bull, DomDoobie!
by smitty79
Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: 2010-newer Ford Taurus (6th Generation)
Topic: 2015 Taurus with a noisy front passenger wheel and suspension
Replies: 4
Views: 868

Re: 2015 Taurus with a noisy front passenger wheel and suspension

Yes, you’re still in your bumper-to-bumper so the dealer should take care of this. Let us know how it goes, good luck.
by smitty79
Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: 2010-newer Ford Taurus (6th Generation)
Topic: 2015 Taurus with a noisy front passenger wheel and suspension
Replies: 4
Views: 868

Re: 2015 Taurus with a noisy front passenger wheel and suspension

One good/easy starting point: change the sway bar end links (stabilizer links). The Taurus eats them for breakfast. They’re very inexpensive on RockAuto. See if that helps. I’ve had what you’re describing and it is quite annoying/upsetting. The stab links help. I even keep a spare set.. There was al...