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Ford Freestyle, Ford Taurus X, SUV
#7466 of 7481 Re: Very noisy [mstire1]
May 07, 2010 (8:25 pm)
My Taurus X is so quiet that the loudest noise is from the tires. The Pirelli tires are particularly bad. I needed to turn up my stereo so loud it hurts, just to overwhelm the road noise.
So I looked for a very low noise tire when they were replaced last month. I ended up with a Hankook H418 that is a world of difference. MUCH quieter.
Now with the Hankook tires, the car is almost dead silent even at 70 MPH. I used to dread rough roads, but now barely hear anything as I roll over the worst roads.
And the Hankook H418 is one of the lowest priced tires too. The ratings at Consumer Reports aren't the best, but the tires seem to handle great for me, and I care most about their quietness, which is so blissful now.
#7467 of 7481 Re: Very noisy [steve_]
May 09, 2010 (3:04 pm)
I did right when we got home from the dealership. However I am no so sure that the noise IS from the tires, it almost sounds like something in the front end is loose. The noise it makes is almost like a low sounding clunk. It does it in the back too, however I thought this might be if the spare tire in the back isn't bolted down tight enough, but I am not sure now. lol If it ever stops raining long enough for me to get out and take a good look, I might know more.
#7468 of 7481 Remote car starter
Jun 10, 2010 (9:12 am)
Does anyone know if a remote car starter will work with this car...if so is there a specific brand that is better than others? I live in Wisconsin, gets cold here lol, no garage so I want a starter if one will work. I have read that certain ones will not work if you have certain things in your engine. HOWEVER....I don't know enough about engines to make that determination.
Any info would be extremely helpful!!!
#7469 of 7481 Selling Freestyle
Aug 02, 2010 (5:28 pm)
I've been posting here for the past 5 1/2 years, since buying my 2005 Freestyle SE FWD. It's been a great car and after 85,000 miles I've had to put zero dollars into it for repairs. The brakes were changed but I was reimbursed by Ford, a transmission module was replaced under the emissions warranty, and the power steering pump under my extended warranty. My MPG would range in the low 20s depending on driving conditions.
I'm selling it because I no longer need a big car. I bought a used Prius, so I figure I'll save about $1000/year in gas, plus I'd rather sell the Freestyle now while it's running great and my opinion of it is still positive.
Good luck to everyone with their cars.
#7470 of 7481 Re: Very noisy [mstire1]
Nov 23, 2010 (1:32 pm)
I have an 05 Freestyle since new. I have had the clunking noises up front for a long time. Did you ever get yours resolved? I'm going to dealer for the noise and trans fluid change soon. I love the vehicle except the annoying clunking noise. It occurs during acceleration, wheel turning, and over small bumps.
#7471 of 7481 Re: Very noisy [hault]
Nov 23, 2010 (5:39 pm)
The following TSB fixed my 2008 Sable. (I have a pdf file which has a diagram, but I don't know how to include it here.)
07-26-8 FRONT STRUT NOISE - BUILT BEFORE 10/19/2007
Publication Date: December 21, 2007
FORD: 2008 Taurus X, Taurus
MERCURY: 2008 Sable
This article supersedes TSB 07-19-3 to update the Service Procedure and production fix date.
Some 2008 Taurus, Taurus X and Sable vehicles built on or before 10/19/2007, may exhibit a popping/rubbing/grunting/squeaking or creaking type noise from the front strut mount. Typically, the noise is observed in the front outboard wheel while turning. This noise may be caused by the jounce bumper rubbing against the strut rod, or the dust boot rubbing against the strut mount cup.
Follow the Service Procedure steps to correct the condition.
Raise the vehicle as described in Workshop Manual, Section 100-02.
Reach through the spring and pull the strut dust cover and jounce bumper assembly straight down, out of the strut bearing mount.
Apply Motorcraft Silicone Brake Caliper Grease and Dielectric Compound: (Figure 1)
To the entire length of the chromed strut rod above the jounce bumper and 360° around the rod.
To the top and sides of the uppermost part of the dust boot.
Figure 1 - Article 07-26-8
Slide the dust cover upward into its original location on the strut.
Repeat the procedure on the other side of the vehicle.
Lower the vehicle.
PART NUMBER PART NAME
XG-3-A Motorcraft® Silicone Brake Caliper Grease and Dielectric Compound
Sep 02, 2012 (4:28 pm)
when i am driving my 08 tarraus x displays all warning lights i loose miles to empty when i stop it dose not downshift it takes off like its straining if i shut it off and wait a few mins it starts like it is in gear then shifts hard into reverse then hard in drive i have to drive slow until it starts driving normal has anyone run across this problem?
#7474 of 7481 Re: Taurus x brake issue [chrisptown1]
Sep 02, 2012 (4:32 pm)
i had a simular issue i found removing the driverside rug mat fixed it it somehow was causing both pedals to press at once
#7475 of 7481 Re: any advice ty [acewon5565]
Sep 03, 2012 (5:36 pm)
My Taurus X does the same thing and it has been doing it for at least 40K miles. I've had it looked at by Ford and Goodyear dealers to no avail. Since it almost always self corrects they can never replicate it in the shop.
Just this week I've also been getting a periodic knocking noise coming from the dashboard close to the steering column. Does anyone know what causes this?