the remanned caliper or my original which i brought to a reammning place was still lkeaing, he claimed it was the hose
i just gave up, decided to buy an advanced auto carquest wearever caliper, which is remanned but looks new and has the fordmotorcompany original seal to it, with a new bracket, with a speedperks, so i guess i wasted the 35 dollars on the reman and will turn my old one in as the core, as long as the caliper doesn't continue to leak.
anyways, i bought a new oem
brake hose as well, but it was from 2013, it's new but it was manufactured in 2013, is that ok?
and now I want to focus ont he torque strut mount and change that out. where is that and is it hard to replace, or not really?and i'll do the spark plugs next as well as the serpentine belt(s). There are apparently 2 for the car, I need to replace both, but what about the tensioner, is it recommended I replace the serpentine belt tensioner as well? The car has 95k, can I wait a little longer on the serp belt or should I do it now and should I do the water pump with it, as I just did it on the camry, the belt is way down below, so I'd have to do it down below, right? Does anybody have a routing diagram to it for this engine, which I learned was called the hurricane engine, or something like that.
is anchor a good brand for a torque strut mount, or should i go to the dealer for a torque strut moutn, and should I change all 3 mounts while I"m at it, and are the other 2 hard to do or is the torque strut mount the hardest to do?
for spark plugs, NGK iridiums, which are more expensive, or should I go with the oem
motorcraft at only 6 dollars a plug? I got autolites ealier, but wont use the autolite xps, i dia a rebeate, got 20 dollars and bought those for way cheap, like 2 dolalrs for 2 plugs, so I actually made a profit, so even if I don't use them, I don't lose anything but heard they were bad, so should I use the NGKs or the motorcraft spark plugs? hopefully after I do these items, the car can drive till 180k and I can last another 90k before worrying about replacing these items.
archor vs motorcraft torque strut mounts?
what about serpentine belts? for us domestics, the parts at the dleaership aren't even that expensive! but i heard they might not be the best and some aftermarkets are better, would you go with a gates serp belt or a motorcraft serpentine belt?
and should I look into replacing the struts soon and dealership strusts or monroe? i heard monroe wasn't good, so what about gabriel?
any DIY links or videos for this, the serp belt, spark plugs, etc?
I found one for a fod five hundred rear caliper, but he doesn't have one for the front, is the front caliper easier than the rear caliper on the taurus? Thanks.