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by mope
Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Ford Police Interceptor 2013-newer
Topic: Headlight switch upgrade
Replies: 4
Views: 177

Re: Headlight switch upgrade

keep it manual.......too many idiots out there that rely on auto and are driving around w no lights in downpours.

auto lights are my pet peeve.......
by mope
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Ford Police Interceptor 2013-newer
Topic: Anyone what this part is called? Child seat anchor cover??
Replies: 3
Views: 161

Re: Anyone what this part is called?

No.....I needed a couple too though. Got mine at a junkyard out of an older non taurus/explorer vehicle so they must be used across makes/years.
by mope
Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: 2010-newer Ford Taurus (6th Generation)
Topic: 2014 Ford taurus SEL - Drivers Heated Seat
Replies: 3
Views: 157

Re: 2014 Ford taurus SEL - Drivers Heated Seat

youll have to do some work (or maybe a mod here can help) to locate the electrical diagram for your main seat harness. once you id the positive for the seat heatong element, disconnect and check w the multimeter. that will tell you if your issue is upstream or downstream from the plug. diagnose from...
by mope
Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: 2010-newer Ford Taurus (6th Generation)
Topic: Real help with my transmission fluid
Replies: 14
Views: 657

Re: Real help with my transmission fluid

I'd send you out to look at all the warnings about power flushes, but you'd probably not feel too good about yours having been done afterward.

A number of us recommended the drain/flush/fill and you went the other way. No sense spending a bunch of time expounding if you're not listening.
by mope
Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: 2010-newer Ford Taurus (6th Generation)
Topic: Real help with my transmission fluid
Replies: 14
Views: 657

Re: Real help with my transmission fluid

acdcking12 wrote:
Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:21 am
They told me that the tranny has 2 lines above it that they connect into to do the transfer.

Sounds like a power flush - again, I would NOT recommend doing this on a non-serviceable tranny.
by mope
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Ford Police Interceptor 2013-newer
Topic: Radio not working 2016 PI sedan
Replies: 6
Views: 343

Re: Radio not working 2016 PI sedan

no, sits right in the center stack.....right below/behind the radio.

not uncommon for departments to tear their crap out at time of sale and not be too interested in making sure everything is put back together.
by mope
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Ford Police Interceptor 2013-newer
Topic: Radio not working 2016 PI sedan
Replies: 6
Views: 343

Re: Radio not working 2016 PI sedan

unlikely. the radio and apim are some of the highest elwctronics in the car. couple that with the fact that upfitting for service almost always impacts radio and steering controls and its very likely a physical issue.

what makes you think its been flooded, pi fan?
by mope
Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Ford Police Interceptor 2013-newer
Topic: Radio not working 2016 PI sedan
Replies: 6
Views: 343

Re: Radio not working 2016 PI sedan

Every department handles their upfitting differently - there are a few guides online for PD mechs that outline common upfitting procedures, but that may not exactly tell you why yours isn't correctly working. It's best to open up the dash and check all wiring to/from BOTH the radio and module (APIM ...
by mope
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Ford Police Interceptor 2013-newer
Topic: Expected life on timing chain and components?
Replies: 2
Views: 276

Re: Expected life on timing chain and components?

chain = life of the engine. what components are you referring to?
by mope
Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Ford Police Interceptor 2013-newer
Topic: Early water pump leak? 2015 Taurus
Replies: 4
Views: 255

Re: Early water pump leak?

yea, evap or a small drip at a connection somewhere. like i said, i dont see a reason to be concerned from what youre seeing.

look for youtube vids on the weep hole. you should be able to see it without a lift.
by mope
Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Ford Police Interceptor 2013-newer
Topic: Early water pump leak? 2015 Taurus
Replies: 4
Views: 255

Re: Early water pump leak?

I don't see any initial reason to be worried.

Check your weep hole. That's where your first sign will be.
If nothing and you're still worried, check your oil cap or change the oil and look for chocolate milk/peanut butter which would indicate coolant contamination.
by mope
Fri Sep 28, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: 2010-newer Ford Taurus (6th Generation)
Topic: AC/Heat Only Blows out Dash Vents
Replies: 10
Views: 490

Re: AC/Heat Only Blows out Dash Vents

Ah, I'll apologize for taking that the wrong way.

I don't disagree with you at all - mfrs (Ford included) are definitely engineering vehicles so that service centers get more work (electronics/diagnostics/specialty tools/failure rates).
by mope
Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: 2010-newer Ford Taurus (6th Generation)
Topic: AC/Heat Only Blows out Dash Vents
Replies: 10
Views: 490

Re: AC/Heat Only Blows out Dash Vents

I thought ford was buddy buddy with Mazda not Mercedes. So many issues on basically new cars! I don't even know what this statement means?! The dealership, to their credit, gave this customer FREE advise to help identify if this was an electrical issue (blown fuse that runs the blend actuators) or ...
by mope
Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: 2010-newer Ford Taurus (6th Generation)
Topic: AC/Heat Only Blows out Dash Vents
Replies: 10
Views: 490

Re: AC/Heat Only Blows out Dash Vents

Fordparts.com is telling me a blend door actuator and mode door actuator are the same thing. When I called parts store though, they say there is a left, right and a main.. .ugh... why does this have to be so difficult!?!?!?! All of this is correct - there are three blend motors in virtually every r...
by mope
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: 2010-newer Ford Taurus (6th Generation)
Topic: Real help with my transmission fluid
Replies: 14
Views: 657

Re: Real help with my transmission fluid

And the trans filters aren't serviceable. Drain/refill only.......I'd never recommend mechanical flushing
by mope
Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Ford Police Interceptor 2013-newer
Topic: Leaking waterpump and caughing and sputtering on hard acceleration
Replies: 9
Views: 354

Re: Leaking waterpump and caughing and sputtering on hard acceleration

id recommend a pi to anyone who's cost conscious.......really great cars for the money. i dont buy into the incessant fear about pump failure as the fail rate is low; unfortunately, in this case, your potential car is a known issue
by mope
Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Ford Police Interceptor 2013-newer
Topic: Leaking waterpump and caughing and sputtering on hard acceleration
Replies: 9
Views: 354

Re: Leaking waterpump and caughing and sputtering on hard acceleration

any of the local yards- even lkq or ebay w free delivery. in my area, youre looking at about $600-700 for a 3.5/3.7 with less than 30,000 miles and a 6 mo warranty. i have a 9000 mi spare in the corner of my garage.....got it for $475. i can drop it in over a weekend if the OE craps out and sell par...
by mope
Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: Ford Police Interceptor 2013-newer
Topic: Leaking waterpump and caughing and sputtering on hard acceleration
Replies: 9
Views: 354

Re: Leaking waterpump and caughing and sputtering on hard acceleration

ah, you didnt say you were experienced in chain driven pump repairs.....that definitely changes the calculus. i still dont know why youd spend the $200 in materials plus 10-15 hrs in labor (roughly, for home mech) to repair a 100k engine that might have compromised bearings and definitely has runnin...
by mope
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Ford Police Interceptor 2013-newer
Topic: Leaking waterpump and caughing and sputtering on hard acceleration
Replies: 9
Views: 354

Re: Leaking waterpump and caughing and sputtering on hard acceleration

run away. the only certain repair is a new motor.

even with a pump replace (which doesnt make any $ sense over a replacement motor) bearings could have been exposed to coolant and youd be #*!&%$

he could be changing the oil after every test drive........
by mope
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (5th Generation)
Topic: 08 Taurus SEL 2WD Rear Strut
Replies: 5
Views: 280

Re: 08 Taurus SEL 2WD Rear Strut

I swear they make engineering decisions to keep the average Joe from being able to do the work anymore.
Based on a quick search (and there are a couple youtube videos out there) it looks like others disassembled their new quick strut and reassembled in place. That's just crazy to me........