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Forum: 5th and 6th Gen Maintenance and Repair   03-11-2019, 09:45 AM
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Posted By ricer333
windshield washer fluid drain?

So for whatever reason, the Prestone bug wash windshield washer fluid seemed to leave a residue on my car. I washed it and it seems to be caked into the finish. I'm trying to get my regular detailer...
Forum: 5th and 6th Gen Aesthetics, Interior, Wheels and Tires   10-16-2017, 07:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,059
Posted By ricer333
I just traded up the 2013 Limited that I had to a...

I just traded up the 2013 Limited that I had to a 2015 Limited. A lot more 'cooler' options like A/C'd seats which is nice in the hot Florida weather.

Anyways, one thing that I had the dealership...
Forum: 5th and 6th Gen Engine and Drivetrain   09-19-2017, 12:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,964
Posted By ricer333
Thought I would post back with an update. It's...

Thought I would post back with an update. It's been just over a month, another birthday has come and gone and the 2013 Taurus is still not showing any signs of these two codes. Not sure if it was...
Forum: 5th and 6th Gen Engine and Drivetrain   08-12-2017, 03:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,964
Posted By ricer333
I've used brake cleaner, lightly spraying around...

I've used brake cleaner, lightly spraying around the engine and vacuum lines. No spike in the engine revs.

I've cleared the codes and driven around for 30-45 minutes without them returning.

At...
Forum: 5th and 6th Gen Engine and Drivetrain   08-12-2017, 11:49 AM
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Views: 1,964
Posted By ricer333
so apparently the newer bulls don't come with a...

so apparently the newer bulls don't come with a fuel filter inline anymore, only some filter-like part that sits in or around the tank and the pump module which some of the parts stores don't have...
Forum: 5th and 6th Gen Engine and Drivetrain   08-11-2017, 01:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,964
Posted By ricer333
P2196 & P2198 2013 Limited V6

Well,

This is my first code thrown since the air intake manifold just up and quit a year and a half ago. Stupid Ford still hasn't released a recall or other notice on it. The new wife (just...
Forum: 5th and 6th Gen Maintenance and Repair   01-20-2017, 08:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,871
Posted By ricer333
sheila, Sorry for the confusion. I was...

sheila,

Sorry for the confusion. I was primarily looking for recommendations or a procedure to change the engine coolant. I was only mentioning the transmission oil/fluid at ~150k to draw...
Forum: 5th and 6th Gen Maintenance and Repair   01-14-2017, 02:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,871
Posted By ricer333
2013 (Gen VI) Taurus Coolant Change Procedure

Does anyone know of a good procedure to change the Orange coolant in the GenVI bulls?

My GenIV, we simply opened the clamp on the passenger side T-junction (lowest point) and drained it from...
Forum: Maintenance and Repair   11-16-2016, 08:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 594
Posted By ricer333
Ask your friend with the Sable what engine code...

Ask your friend with the Sable what engine code his is. If it's the 3.0 OHV then it's the Vulcan that was referenced to earlier (and yours) and it more then likely will fit. If it's the 3.0 DOHC then...
Forum: Solutions to Common Problems and 'How To' Articles   11-16-2016, 08:31 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 99,736
Posted By ricer333
I always had good luck with the Clinton flush. If...

I always had good luck with the Clinton flush. If this mechanic doesn't believe it to be a heater core blockage issue, a simple thermogun shooting and showing the differences in heat on the inlet vs...
Forum: Maintenance and Repair   10-19-2016, 07:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,829
Posted By ricer333
+1 to the above. These OHV engines were prone to...

+1 to the above. These OHV engines were prone to rusting which settled in the core and eventually plugged it up. Such a common issue that a bypass hose was created to bypass the heater core in the...
Forum: 5th and 6th Gen Maintenance and Repair   09-27-2016, 08:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 701
Posted By ricer333
Yeah same here, not many newer bulls in the yards...

Yeah same here, not many newer bulls in the yards yet. Maybe people are driving them safer?

Same for anyone in TCCA. If you happen to find any newer bulls in the pick n' pulls, give one or both of...
Forum: 5th and 6th Gen Maintenance and Repair   09-26-2016, 03:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,122
Posted By ricer333
UPDATE: The same day that the problem occurred...

UPDATE: The same day that the problem occurred and not wanting to take a chance on this part failing for good the next time, I called around. The Oreilly's and AutoZones had reman parts that all had...
Forum: 5th and 6th Gen Maintenance and Repair   09-26-2016, 02:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,122
Posted By ricer333
No water under the hood, I didn't do an engine...

No water under the hood, I didn't do an engine bay cleaning. As for disturbing/cleaning around the accelerator pedal, I removed the floor mats (all 4) and cleaned them outside the car. I also...
Forum: 5th and 6th Gen Maintenance and Repair   09-23-2016, 09:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,122
Posted By ricer333
P2111 out of nowhere

I just gave the bull, which has just shy of 60K miles on it, a nice wash, wax and interior clean. I thought I was being nice. The little lady has some girls coming into town and I figured they'd...
Forum: 5th and 6th Gen Maintenance and Repair   09-16-2016, 10:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 701
Posted By ricer333
If that trim piece is the same length as the...

If that trim piece is the same length as the others, I'm looking for the 2 cupholder that is just in front of the armrest (in the bottom of your pic). If we were able to find that piece at a pic n'...
Forum: 5th and 6th Gen Maintenance and Repair   09-16-2016, 09:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,081
Posted By ricer333
thefranchise: Can you please elaborate on...

thefranchise:

Can you please elaborate on the above statement? I had to change out a battery only a few weeks after buying my bull used. I've put nearly 20K miles on it since then but this is the...
Forum: 5th and 6th Gen Maintenance and Repair   05-03-2016, 09:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 36,885
Posted By ricer333
I'd like some clarification on the points raised...

I'd like some clarification on the points raised above as well. The first dealership I went to and inquired, the guy just shut me down. He was like it's just a waste of $ at this point to do it at...
Forum: 5th and 6th Gen Maintenance and Repair   05-03-2016, 09:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,863
Posted By ricer333
Maybe posting the directions that you are using...

Maybe posting the directions that you are using may help, but in the time being, since I do not know exactly what I'm looking at, please take a look at the pic that I have modified.

Is that the...
Forum: 5th and 6th Gen Maintenance and Repair   03-28-2016, 11:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 718
Posted By ricer333
Ahh wonderful friggin' recalls. Since my VIN...

Ahh wonderful friggin' recalls. Since my VIN doesn't fall within the time/plant that this recall applies to, Ford is claiming that there is nothing that can be done.

I'm going to take it down to...
Forum: 5th and 6th Gen Maintenance and Repair   03-27-2016, 08:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 718
Posted By ricer333
Thank you for this, I'll call and see if this...

Thank you for this, I'll call and see if this applies. Definitely seems to fit my case.
Forum: 5th and 6th Gen Maintenance and Repair   03-26-2016, 01:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 718
Posted By ricer333
Looking for Rear Door Handle (inside) repair.

Just pulled into a local brewery and opened my rear door open from the inside and the spring let loose & fell down the panel. Does anyone have a repair procedure for this? It is not engaging the...
Forum: 5th and 6th Gen Maintenance and Repair   11-16-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 922
Posted By ricer333
I don't think this is the cae, the reason being...

I don't think this is the cae, the reason being is that all fuel pumps have the automatic shutoff triggered by the vinturi effect and a little hole a the base of the nozzel. When the fuel goes above...
Forum: 5th and 6th Gen Electronics, Security, Audio and Visual   11-03-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,031
Posted By ricer333
my sentiments exactly. This is the exact key that...

my sentiments exactly. This is the exact key that I'm looking to purchase: http://www.carandtruckremotes.com/2013-ford-taurus-remote-key-2.html. They offer a 90 day return policy. Also, I found a guy...
Forum: 5th and 6th Gen Electronics, Security, Audio and Visual   11-03-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,031
Posted By ricer333
Idling and setting the A/C to ON/LO is all that I...

Idling and setting the A/C to ON/LO is all that I am looking for in the hot Florida weather.
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