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  1. Check all your fluids. What kind of grinding sound is it, is it loud? quiet? harsh, very aggressive?
  2. Check your power steering fluid. Is it worse when you move the steering wheel?
  3. Wow, you're fast. I'm glad I caught up to you. I waited 5 hours for you. Why is your coat so big? So, good news - I saw a dog today. Have you seen a dog? You probably have. How was school? Was it fun? Did you get a lot of homework? Huh? Do you have any friends? Do you have a best friend? Does he have a big coat, too?...
  4. I have to emphasize here that this is a maintenance item that should be adhered to. If you do not know the history of the part on a used car, replace it. It may chirp, but then if its too far gone it may not make noise at all and just fail. If it says replace at 100k miles do it. The Cardone price (is that still current) is reasonable, the write up is here to help you do it, there is no reason to take a chance on it. You may get away with it. You may not... i think you would rather be changing this $200 part on top than the $500 part known as the engine you remove from below. Think abo
  5. Take it to an exhaust shop and see if they will pull the y-pipe off and re-install it. If you find one that will do this for a very reasonable rate do it. After having to replace broken exhaust studs I wouldn't necessarily do it again and think it was a quick or easy job. The exhaust studs on my 90 also seemed to be a rarity in my area. I had to buy one pair that was correct and one pair that was close enough (that I ended up using jb weld to fill in the gap) That is a thought too. Where is the crack? You might be able to clean it up extremely well and use jb weld to fix it with out rem
  6. Aww how sad. I can't play this year For lack of snow and lack of Bull. double fail
  7. I hope I never have to experience what you are going through right now. Don't ever blame yourself for not making the call. It wouldn't have changed the outcome. For some twisted reason, the ones we cherish most seem to be the ones taken with the least reason. Keep your head up. We are here for you if you need anything.
  8. We have some nice weather here in SW Ontario. The Escort is in dire need... can't tell the difference between hi/low really.. Thanks for this post.
  9. I am 1 hour from Detroit. Tolls to cross the bridge should be about $8 round trip.
  10. Oh Hi. I am moderately interested in getting a meet together.. However, there only appears to be 3 of us interested. This would practically be a dinner date... lol.. However we have a nice park that was recently overhauled, nice pavillions, green space, park equipment, splash pad. This could be a nice place for a get together. If we did it for the American long weekend, there is a classic car show here in town. Most interesting car seen here? 1949 Delahaye. http://thegeneralmonk.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/1949-delahaye-175-s-saoutchik-roadster-01.jpg Wasn't even roped off. you could
  11. s**t man. bad news on that... You missed the part out thread like 2 months ago... the car is gone now..
  12. Hey guys, Found this ad http://ontario.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehicles-auto-parts-tires-auto-body-parts-Ford-Taurus-89-95-lowering-springs-SHO-W0QQAdIdZ309658169 while browsing kijiji today. I know that lowering springs are sought after by some, and the intrax are fairly rare. FYI thats all, its not my ad i have no interest in seeing them sell.
  13. Seriously, for the difference in price, get the Sundown SA-8. I have one single ten in a ported enclosure tuned to about 35hz, running on 1500W RMS. I hit 136.4db @ 41hz, 130db on music. I'd go with a pair of Sundown SA-8 (if space is a concern) or a pair of SA-10s. Run them off a 1000W rms monoblock amp. ( should be relatively inexpensive to find). I estimate it would cost you about $500 for an amp, a pair of subs, and possibly the enclosure if you build it yourself.
  14. Can we lock/delete this ? I got rid of the car and all the parts. Thank you
  15. What do you plan on getting for the front stage eventually? And do you plan on using an amplifier? Try to keep in mind, that ultimately, you should keep all the speakers as close as possible to the same. Personally, for the price, I'd pick up a set of JBL power series 5x7's on ebay. then down the road, swap those to the back and get a set of power series 6.5" components. Great bang for the buck, especially since they are all over ebay.
  16. For the Detroit area folk... used to pretty much only watch American tv as a kid, so we picked up all the over the air signals with our aerial in Ontario.
  17. Im sure the majority of the users here have seen this car before. its has been a member of this club for seven years...
  18. Hi, Here is a picture in her glory days. Was having a hell of a time last night replying with my Ipad2. not sure what was up but it kept closing the browser when I clicked the reply window... Sorry for the delay in updating.
  19. Thanks Luke. I was planning to cut it up into small pieces that I could transport to the scrap yard in our work van (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/32/Mercedes_sprinter_2_v_sst.jpg/800px-Mercedes_sprinter_2_v_sst.jpg) The car isn't worth anything as a mixed load, I do have the transmission listed for sale separately for $175 dollars at the moment. If that fails I'll strip it as well.
  20. Hey all, So IO am parting out the 1990 Taurus, and I want to extract as much money from it as possible, I already plan to cut it up into pieces I can take the junkyard in our work truck. However, a mixed load is worth nothing practically, so I want to maximize my pay out at the scrapper. What parts on the engine are aluminum? So far I have found the upper/lower intake, the power steering pump case, the power steering mount and the belt tensioner. What else would be aluminum? Are pistons aluminum, or are they cast iron, the transmission case looks like it is aluminum, (althought that I
  21. The car ran great, i never had any misfires, and i recall any injector noise. i think the injectors seals were good, the car never had starting issues from fuel pressure loss. even after it sat for a few months.
  22. Hi all, My plans to restore the taurus have fell through. We are almost half way through the summer, and I haven't even considered what to do with it. It is becoming clearer and clearer that financial obligations are not allowing any wiggle room to pick up a part for the Taurus here and there as planned. The escort is going to need a tune up at some point in the near future, I coudn't possibly forsee doing any work on the taurus until at least next spring. Which is not going to be acceptable with the people who live where I am storing it. It is unfortunate, but I have decided to part it
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