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Old 11-12-2012, 07:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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It struck again! The common problem with Taurus' around 80,000 and up...

Chirping sound on the driver side of the motor....got it looked at and confirmed.

Local Ford Dealer is going to charge over $500.

Is this a "must do" fix?
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It struck again! The common problem with Taurus' around 80,000 and up...

Chirping sound on the driver side of the motor....got it looked at and confirmed.

Local Ford Dealer is going to charge over $500.

Is this a "must do" fix?
Do you want to keep driving the car??
The shaft also runs the oil pump.
Dealer is bending you over. Buy the Motorcraft one and have a friend help you. There are some how toos here in past threads. Not a hard job with some minimal tool requirements.
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It is a must and there are many topic that cover this. If left unchecked the problem will end up as mentioned above costing you an engine and a lot more money and time. Buy the part from the dealer. If you know someone who can work on cars that knows what they're doing get them to install it to save on cash. There is a write up in the forums.
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I did buy the Motorcraft part from Rockauto (and used the discount code from here). Cheaper than the dealer.
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Where do i find the discount code?

Is this it: http://www.rockauto.com/catalog/more...626&cc=1415214

$98.79 includes the Alignment Tool.

All of the "buddies" i have who would help are scared to do it for fear of messing something up.

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Just move the wire loom away from the top of the sensor, mark the sensors position with a sharpie before removal.
Install new one to match the mark. You will have to move a couple of things to get easy access but it is not hard to do. Glad you got the good one!!
Drive over to Norris Montana and I will fix you right up.
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Old 11-13-2012, 11:04 AM   #7 (permalink)
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If you or your friends can change out a old style distributor, you can change out the syncro assy. Its the exact same process.
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The ford dealer trying to charge you $500 is too much. If you buy the motorcraft parts from rockauto, and still really don't want to do it yourself, a local mechanic should be able to do them both for 1 and a half hours of labor using your parts...

This isn't that hard of a job as long as you align it up perfectly. If you don't it could cause a rough running engine and/or misfires. Of course then you know you just need to realign it.
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It's not hard to do. Just be methodical with your alignment and/or take pictures. This should help:

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