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  1. Transmission died- Torque converter failure

    Maintenance and Repair
    I supported the engine by laying a couple pieces of square steel tubing across the engine compartment, then used a couple of ratchet straps to hold the engine up.... It was a bear getting the tranny lifted back into place by myself....
  2. Transmission died- Torque converter failure

    Maintenance and Repair
    Just thought I would document this so maybe it will help a fellow taurus owner out in the future... I have a 2001 Taurus and my mother-in-law has a 2004. A few weeks ago, she called crying that her transmission suddenly went out... No gears, no movement, nothing... I went and hauled her...
  3. A/c Making Grinding Noise

    Maintenance and Repair
    Specifically what part of the alignment changes when the subframe is dropped?
  4. A/c Cold At Idle - Warm When Driving

    Maintenance and Repair
    Per Gohim's post above I added another can of freon this morning, the numbers came up a little bit.... I work afternoons so my drive to work is in the heat of the day.. I had goosebumps when I got to work... A/c blew COLD all the way to work!! (30miles)..
  5. A/c Making Grinding Noise

    Maintenance and Repair
    I was offering the suggestion of dropping the subframe to AVOID removing the A/C compressor and opening the system (requiring evacuation and recharge)... I was able to set the clutch air gap with the compressor in place by dropping the subframe... I THINK the clutch pulley bearing can be...
  6. A/c Making Grinding Noise

    Maintenance and Repair
    Sounds like your a/c pulley bearings are shot.... the bearings are replaceable... Do a search on here for more info... I've had to do this repair... I could do it alot faster if I had to redo it today!! Some things I learned.... Getting to the clutch with the A/c Compressor installed by...
  7. A/c Cold At Idle - Warm When Driving

    Maintenance and Repair
    Long story... but I changed my A/c pulley bearing awhile back,,, I removed my a/c compressor to do this... got everthing back together and have been trying to get the system charged back up correctly... Well today... I evacuated the system and added freon .. While running, max cold, fan on...
  8. 3.0 Vulcan A/c Bypass Belt

    Solutions to Common Problems and 'How To' Articles
    Been having some bad growling noises in the engine around the belts... 2001 SES 105k miles 3.0 Vulcan Ended up pulling the A/c Compressor today, and installed a shorter belt to be able to drive the car till I can repair the pulley/clutch , reinstall and re-charge the system... I read about...
  9. Windshield Washer Hose Fixed - Thanks

    Maintenance and Repair
    Just wanted to post up and say thanks to the board,,, Its amazing how cars share common problems.... I fixed the Windshield washer hose using a technique I found on here after a failed attempt doing it my way (using a hose splice/barb) , the barb was a little too big to begin with and the...
  10. Ebay Spoilers - Quality ?

    Aesthetics, Interior, Wheels and Tires
    Here is the one in question- its an aftermarket one http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...DME:B:WNA:MT:12
  11. Ebay Spoilers - Quality ?

    Aesthetics, Interior, Wheels and Tires
    New Member- want to say this site/forums are pretty awesome. Just bought an 01 SES. Looking to install a spoiler, found some on ebay for less than $150 shipped, painted to match. Does anyone have any experience with these spoilers? don't want to buy junk? Thanks in Advance
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