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post #21 of 42 (permalink) Old 02-28-2016, 09:52 PM
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And another suspension tidbit...... Rockauto is starting to make listings for rear ball joints for the wagon but just in case you need new balljoints and you don't see it, the front balljoints are the same as the rear in a wagon.
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And another suspension tidbit...... Rockauto is starting to make listings for rear ball joints for the wagon but just in case you need new balljoints and you don't see it, the front balljoints are the same as the rear in a wagon.
At least MOOG rear for wagons is different. Same size but different boot. The rear boot is not attached to the BJ but just squeezes in there. I did one last Fall. The OEM had failed boot rubber, just like the fronts. Other rear was still there so I pumped some grease in it with a grease needle. Just buying time.

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Why does the wagon have a different listed part for rear ABS sensors? I would think should be the same...there must be a reason obviously, but wondering if I could use some from a sedan?
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In most instances sedans have drums

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Ok I guess that could be why, but then why wouldn't they just write disc and drum as opposed to sedan and wagon? Also they look pretty similar in the pictures
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I own a 2000 Ford Taurus Wagon (SES). I bought it used in 2008 with 90k miles on it and it now has 145k miles! This is one of the most reliable cars I've ever owned. My first weekend proves that. When I got it home, owner said I could keep it for the weekend, it sputtered up the hill....CEL came on. I went inside and read the documents he provided, from about 30k to 90k this car only had brakes (his wife went through them yearly!) and oil changes. That's it!

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I diagnosed the CEL as a bad coil on #2 and bought the car the following Monday. After fluid changes, filter changes and all the coils/plugs the car has been largely maintenance free. The only major work we had done was the fuel pump and the A/C. I'm starting to look at changing out the old rubber bushings now...but Ford did not make that easy on the Taurus after 98 it seems (welded sway bar bushings!).

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Example of what wagons are for.

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Example of what wagons are for.

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Example of what wagons are for.

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Aside from the comfort, economy of use, and ease of maintenance this is one reason I just can't trade for another vehicle. I don't want a gussied-up truck, I want a car that can do occasional yeuman's duty without complaint. I don't know of any auto makers making them any longer.

Sure couldn't have done this in my dad's 1950s Country Sedans. Those rear windows opened to horizontal and that was it.

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Aside from the comfort, economy of use, and ease of maintenance this is one reason I just can't trade for another vehicle. I don't want a gussied-up truck, I want a car that can do occasional yeuman's duty without complaint. I don't know of any auto makers making them any longer.

Sure couldn't have done this in my dad's 1950s Country Sedans. Those rear windows opened to horizontal and that was it.
My 72 Colony Park had electric window that rolled down or, the door could open to the side, or hinge down. Very useful. What was missing was rear springs that could haul any weight. Super heavy duty springs over shocks let me tow and haul. And I drug the license plate off in a parking lot in NC one time even with the boost springs. And it handled like a big boat. But the 429 could pull anything, anywhere with no effort. U-Haul and hitch clamped to the bumper. Anyone old enough to remember bumper hitches?

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