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Forum: Community   05-12-2019, 08:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 126
Posted By sousa632
Happy Mothers Day to all those mothers out there!...

Happy Mothers Day to all those mothers out there! I hope the weather was nicer than it was here in Jersey today and you were able to get out with mom and do something.
Forum: Maintenance and Repair   04-09-2019, 09:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,250
Posted By sousa632
Pull a part are going to be cheaper and are...

Pull a part are going to be cheaper and are usually your better option cause YOU select the part. Most will post their price list or will give you a price list before entering.

I would change the...
Forum: Other Rides   03-30-2019, 07:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,137
Posted By sousa632
Jeff, Yep it's one of those stepper motors. ...

Jeff, Yep it's one of those stepper motors.

Another update, I changed the oil today and used my Little Green Machine on the interior. I'll tell you...…. you never REALLY know how dirty cloth is...
Forum: Engine and Drivetrain   03-19-2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 391
Posted By sousa632
Money being the biggest item being spent ;)

Money being the biggest item being spent ;)
Forum: Other Rides   03-05-2019, 07:39 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,487
Posted By sousa632
It's not a 2.0 it's the 2.4 Theta. If it was the...

It's not a 2.0 it's the 2.4 Theta. If it was the 2.0T, my wife sure as hell wouldn't be driving it, I would :)



I never ended up sending the second one out. The original one was really good...
Forum: Other Rides   03-05-2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,487
Posted By sousa632
Another day, another recall for the Sonata. I...

Another day, another recall for the Sonata. I tell you, I really like the car but seeing Hyundai's recent engine issues are concerning. I took it in for the engine recall where they 'checked' the...
Forum: Aesthetics, Interior, Wheels and Tires   03-05-2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 443
Posted By sousa632
BTDT with my old Durango. It had some rust,...

BTDT with my old Durango. It had some rust, mismatched body colors, etc. Bought a little newer one(same generation) but an R/T in the same color with a blown motor and no title for $200. Swapped over...
Forum: Maintenance and Repair   03-05-2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 556
Posted By sousa632
More than likely the Bosch ABS controller. It's a...

More than likely the Bosch ABS controller. It's a common failure across pretty much every car that uses the Bosch unit, my old 2001 Sable included. Drove it for 7.5 years with the light on.
Forum: Suspension, Handling and Brakes   03-03-2019, 08:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 158
Posted By sousa632
Did you hit something that would have tweaked the...

Did you hit something that would have tweaked the control arm (ie: pothole)?
Forum: Maintenance and Repair   03-03-2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 980
Posted By sousa632
There is a reason why people suggest Motorcraft...

There is a reason why people suggest Motorcraft or BWD, myself included. I have not had any experience with an Accel coil in the 22 years of driving, but cheaper coils are usually cheaper in quality...
Forum: Taurus and Sable General Discussion   03-03-2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,523
Posted By sousa632
Sad to think it got the ax again. Honestly I like...

Sad to think it got the ax again. Honestly I like my Torrent but it doesn't have anywhere near the cargo space my wagon had. I still would love to get my hands on a newer SHO for a DD, or a Gen3 as a...
Forum: Other Rides   02-17-2019, 03:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,137
Posted By sousa632
Both tires were 0415 so January of 2015. I...

Both tires were 0415 so January of 2015. I checked them before I went to the shop for new tires.
Forum: Merchandise   02-16-2019, 10:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,818
Posted By sousa632
Creating items for yourself, there's no issue...

Creating items for yourself, there's no issue however you cannot use the TCCA logo on products, then sell those items for profit. We made the shirts with permission of the site ownership way back...
Forum: Other Rides   02-16-2019, 10:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,137
Posted By sousa632
That was dry rot to the point I could put things...

That was dry rot to the point I could put things in those splits. It went all the way around the wheel. The rear tires are almost new, but the fronts obviously were worse than I thought they were.
Forum: Other Rides   02-16-2019, 09:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,137
Posted By sousa632
Well it's been a little over 2 months since I...

Well it's been a little over 2 months since I last updated. CEL never came back on like expected. Today I took the drivers side front wheel off because I've been hearing a little noise when going...
Forum: Maintenance and Repair   02-02-2019, 10:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,384
Posted By sousa632
Ask 100 people, get 100 answers when it comes to...

Ask 100 people, get 100 answers when it comes to oil and filters. I primarily use Supertech oil changed at around 5K. Oil filter for my Fords, Motorcraft filter for my Torrent(and other GM's I've...
Forum: Taurus and Sable General Discussion   02-02-2019, 10:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 808
Posted By sousa632
Honestly, I don't even bother thinking about MPG...

Honestly, I don't even bother thinking about MPG in the winter..... the combination of morning no drive warm ups, running of the defroster that uses the AC compressor, winter blend gas, and overall...
Forum: Taurus and Sable General Discussion   01-21-2019, 09:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,404
Posted By sousa632
There's no need to resurrect a 10+ year old topic...

There's no need to resurrect a 10+ year old topic to say the link is dead.
Forum: Maintenance and Repair   01-20-2019, 08:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,756
Posted By sousa632
Honestly, I would love to have a fully paid off...

Honestly, I would love to have a fully paid off car in my driveway again :) So keeping a car running that's paid off is key. Here's a couple points:

For the shifter, check this...
Forum: Engine and Drivetrain   12-27-2018, 09:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,926
Posted By sousa632
I did replace the ckp on my 01 Duratec however I...

I did replace the ckp on my 01 Duratec however I didn't replace the wiring. If there was a need to replace the wiring it's more than likely going to be the harness end on the ckp that needs...
Forum: Taurus and Sable General Discussion   12-27-2018, 09:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 302
Posted By sousa632
Sign of the time..... we're headed back into a...

Sign of the time..... we're headed back into a circa 2008 vehicle economy so manufacturers are cutting back on what's not selling and putting more efforts into those that do sell.
Forum: Taurus and Sable General Discussion   12-27-2018, 08:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 334
Posted By sousa632
I had an issue with my 98 Windstar (and didn't...

I had an issue with my 98 Windstar (and didn't repeat the same problem with my 01 Windstar) where if you bought the cheap Felpro lower intake manifold gaskets the ports didn't match up 100% leading...
Forum: Community   12-26-2018, 12:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 581
Posted By sousa632
Merry belated Christmas to everyone!

Merry belated Christmas to everyone!
Forum: Taurus and Sable General Discussion   12-16-2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 8,054
Views: 632,205
Posted By sousa632
I do have mixed feelings. I took the listing...

I do have mixed feelings. I took the listing down, then about an hour later posted it again to refresh the listing and said that if it's not sold by 1/1/19 I'm just going to keep it. Not even 30...
Forum: Taurus and Sable General Discussion   12-16-2018, 04:21 PM
Replies: 8,054
Views: 632,205
Posted By sousa632
Well the day has finally come to say goodbye to...

Well the day has finally come to say goodbye to Frankenwagon. Someone locally bought it and will pick it up tomorrow when he has the title transferred and plated.
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