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by BobM
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Under the Hood
Topic: 05' 500, shutter/stutter on acceleration
Replies: 1
Views: 5179

Re: 05' 500, shutter/stutter on acceleration

I don't know what the issue is, but the first thing that I would do is clean the MAF sensor, especially if it has not been cleaned recently. I say this only because it is so quick and easy and may solve the problem. If not, you have eliminated one possible.source.
by BobM
Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Ford Police Interceptor 2013-newer
Topic: Water tanks in doors?
Replies: 5
Views: 2021

Re: Water tanks in doors?

Check the drains at the door bottoms to ensure that they are not blocked so that the water drains from the door. Also, there was an issue with the 2005 Five Hundred that the bottom door seal covered the drain when the door was closed blocking the drain. Ford issued a TSB on the issue . . the fix was...
by BobM
Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Under the Hood
Topic: Spurious Check Engine Light?
Replies: 3
Views: 1713

Re: Spurious Check Engine Light?

I never thought about the code reader . . . Thanks!
by BobM
Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Under the Hood
Topic: Spurious Check Engine Light?
Replies: 3
Views: 1713

Spurious Check Engine Light?

The Check Engine light in my 2005 Five Hundred came on again today. No codes, no pending codes, everything is running just like it is supposed to. I can't find anything wrong. I reset the light and it remains off. This has happened three or four times in the past 6-7 months. In each case, I can find...
by BobM
Sat May 19, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: 2010-newer Ford Taurus (6th Generation)
Topic: 2012 Taurus- Water collects in door panels
Replies: 8
Views: 4405

Re: 2012 Taurus- Water collects in door panels

Just trim around the door drain so that it is free to drain . . .about 1 to 1 1/2 inches at each drain.
by BobM
Sat May 19, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Maintenance / Care / TSB's / Recalls
Topic: New owner of 07 500
Replies: 1
Views: 5702

Re: New owner of 07 500

The Aisin 6 spd auto tranny in the 2005-07 Five Hundreds takes a specific fluid. Motorcraft part number XT-8-QAW (Ford Spec: WSS-M2C924-A). Mobil ATF 3309 also meets this spec. I have read, but cannot confirm, that Toyota T-IV also meets the spec. Easiest seems to just buy it from your Ford dealer. ...
by BobM
Sat May 19, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: 2010-newer Ford Taurus (6th Generation)
Topic: 2012 Taurus- Water collects in door panels
Replies: 8
Views: 4405

Re: 2012 Taurus- Water collects in door panels

My 2005 Five Hundred had the same problem. The doors are designed so that water drains through the doors and out the drain at the bottom, except for my model year, the rubber door seal (weatherstripping) sealed the drain so water accumulates in the door. Ford issued a TSB for the 2005 model year. Th...
by BobM
Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: 2010-newer Taurus SHO
Topic: low oil dummy light
Replies: 4
Views: 1738

Re: low oil dummy light

Bad oil pressure switch?
by BobM
Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Under the Hood
Topic: Rubber tube hanging in engine
Replies: 2
Views: 821

Re: Rubber tube hanging in engine

My 2005 SEL is likely identical to yours. The tube in mine is exactly where it is shown in your second photo. It is held in place by a small plastic bracket. I've no clue what it is for, though. The cap on the white plastic fitting is loosely fitted. It appears that it might be a vent of some sort.
by BobM
Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: 2010-newer Taurus SHO
Topic: Water leaks in both rear doors on my 2011 ford taurus sho
Replies: 2
Views: 985

Re: Water leaks in both rear doors on my 2011 ford taurus sho

Warment is correct. The door seals block the drain holes. Ford issued a TSB on this issue for the Five Hundereds and the fix is exactly what Warment said; Trim the seal away from the drains. I did it and it fixed the problem. Only takes a couple of minutes.
by BobM
Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Transmission Mount
Replies: 1
Views: 1781

Re: Transmission Mount

Just off the top of my head, I would think that cutting through the ring that holds the bushing would reduce its stiffness, allowing it to flex more as the engine moves and cause its eventual failure.
by BobM
Sat Jun 10, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: 2010-newer Taurus SHO
Topic: Alarm Beeps Twice 2010 Taurus SHO
Replies: 2
Views: 994

Re: Alarm Beeps Twice 2010 Taurus SHO

Check to ensure that your trunk & hood are fully closed . . . especially the hood, since your car was recently serviced.
by BobM
Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: 2000-2007 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (4th Generation)
Topic: What kind and how much transmission fluid?
Replies: 12
Views: 2956

Re: What kind and how much transmission fluid?

The owner's manual and service manual for my 2005 SEL call for the first transmission fluid replacement at 150,000 miles. That seems far too long for me; I prefer to do a simple drain & fill about every 30,000 miles. There is a drain plug on the transaxle, so no need to drop the trans. pan. No need ...
by BobM
Tue Mar 07, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: 2000-2007 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (4th Generation)
Topic: What kind and how much transmission fluid?
Replies: 12
Views: 2956

Re: What kind and how much transmission fluid?

You are right . . . Mobil 3309 is not common in the auto parts stores. I ordered a case of online several years ago. I do a drain & fill about every 30,000 miles, so a case is good for almost 4 D&Fs.
by BobM
Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: 2000-2007 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (4th Generation)
Topic: What kind and how much transmission fluid?
Replies: 12
Views: 2956

Re: What kind and how much transmission fluid?

My understanding is that the Aisin trans. is fairly particular about the fluid. The Mobil 1 that you link meets the Mercon V spec, but it isn't what this trans. needs. The Owner's manual for my 2005 specifies Motorcraft Premium ATF. I know that the Mobil ATF 3309 meets the Ford spec. I have heard (b...
by BobM
Mon Mar 06, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: 2000-2007 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (4th Generation)
Topic: What kind and how much transmission fluid?
Replies: 12
Views: 2956

Re: What kind and how much transmission fluid?

The Aisin 6-speed transmission in my 2005 specifies Motorcraft part number XT-8-QAW (Ford Spec: WSS-M2C924-A). Mobil ATF 3309 also meets the Ford spec.

A drain & fill takes about 3.25 qts. The total capacity of the transaxle is 7.4 qts.
by BobM
Sun Feb 07, 2016 8:18 am
Forum: Under the Hood
Topic: How to flush transmission on the Toyota 6 speed (NOT CVT)
Replies: 15
Views: 2755

Re: How to flush transmission on the Toyota 6 speed (NOT CVT)

I had not previously seen that the Valvoline meets the Ford spec. for this application.
by BobM
Sat Feb 06, 2016 6:48 pm
Forum: Under the Hood
Topic: How to flush transmission on the Toyota 6 speed (NOT CVT)
Replies: 15
Views: 2755

Re: How to flush transmission on the Toyota 6 speed (NOT CVT)

I usually have an old gal/5 qt oil jug laying around to use for waste. I just pour the used ATF into the jug and read the (approximate) amount on the scale on the jug. Use the dipstick to verify that you have filled correctly. The drain plug is a plain ol' one piece drain plug. The Max Life syn ATF ...
by BobM
Fri Feb 05, 2016 9:26 am
Forum: Under the Hood
Topic: How to flush transmission on the Toyota 6 speed (NOT CVT)
Replies: 15
Views: 2755

Re: How to flush transmission on the Toyota 6 speed (NOT CVT)

Warment is correct . . . I usually get 3.25 qts out when I drain. As he said, it's easy; the trans. has a drain plug, so you do not need to drop the pan. Refill through the dipstick hole. I use a funnel with a long piece of plastic tubing attached. I use a piece of 1/2" ID clear vinyl tubing; it is ...