Last post on Nov 10, 2013 at 10:41 AM
You are in the Ford Five Hundred/Mercury Montego
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Ford Five Hundred, Mercury Montego, Sedan
#255 of 265 Is your car the FWD or AWD model?
Feb 03, 2013 (8:11 pm)
i no longer have my Five Hundred (2005, FWD) but i did notice that under hard acceleration, especially with the traction control off, the car does pull to the right slightly. in your case, its probably multiple symptoms, could be bad alignment, could be different tires on either side? uneven tread wear? brake issues on the side that it pulls to? i know the FWD model uses a Limited Slip Differential, and with TCS off, only the right side gets power so maybe your Diff is in need of service due to a leak or damage. Hopefully it wont need to be replaced as in FWD cars, the diff is part of the transmission. Good luck!
#256 of 265 Re: 06 Ford 500 transmission [debih1961]
Feb 03, 2013 (8:15 pm)
so you have AWD then? only all wheel drive Five Hundred's have the CVT
in my Five Hundred, i had the FWD one so i just had the 6 speed auto and i found it to be very reliable. didnt have engine problems until 150k miles and then i traded it in for my current car. I miss the Five Hundred every day though
#257 of 265 Re: 06 Ford 500 transmission [sonya71]
Jun 19, 2013 (4:55 am)
I have the same year and it surges when I am turning into or backing out of a parking space or my driveway.
Did you find out the cause???
#258 of 265 Re: 06 Ford 500 transmission [kbeazman]
Jun 19, 2013 (8:01 am)
Yes, take butterfly out of the throttle body, clean throttle body. Install butterfly back... Make sure it is adjusted just right.. By opening and closing throttle body butterfly. Then install throttle body. I never experienced it again plus I got 5-8 more miles per gallon
#259 of 265 Re: Hood Rusting on Ford Five Hundred [fivehundred]
Aug 27, 2013 (5:20 am)
My 2005 is doing it also. I don't think it is rust. it is corrosion caused by installing a steel hood latch on an aluminum hood without proper protection. Galvanic corrosion. What is Ford doing about this on these older cars?
#260 of 265 Re: Hood Rusting on Ford Five Hundred [my1972ih]
Aug 27, 2013 (6:06 am)
FORD is not really doing anything. When last I contacted and they contacted back, they were willing to go 40/60. They will pay 40% of a new hood and my portion was 60%. I don't think that was a good choice so I haven't done anything yet. I am waiting for more people to come forward about the similar problem with their vehicles because I know of (personally) 3 other cars just like mine and so I'm hoping people will complain as I have and maybe Ford will do something. Let me know if you contact them and what they may say or do for you. Thanks,
#261 of 265 hood galvanic corrosion
Aug 27, 2013 (7:03 am)
This is a safety issue in addition to being a cosmetic issue. Galvanic corrosion is eating away the aluminum hood metal. Eventually the hood latch bar will tear loose from the hood and the hood will fly up while driving. I believe it is happening to all 500's and Montegos.
#262 of 265 Re: hood galvanic corrosion [my1972ih]
Aug 27, 2013 (7:27 am)
My hood has approximately an inch square where the paint has totally chipped off, directly front and center. However, if you look under your hood you will see there is quite extensive bubbling happening as there is under my hood. I am concerned the whole hood is going to rust a way in a very short time frame!
Have you contacted Ford?
#263 of 265 Re: 06 Ford 500 transmission [evan500]
Aug 28, 2013 (1:14 pm)
What kind of engine problems did you have? My 500 had about 160,000 miles on it when I started it up one morning last Jan. I thought the engine was coming apart; loud knocking and running on 5 cylinders. Never heard anything like it. Took 5 to 10 minutes to quiet down. Since then, I'm left with a faint knock when I start it up. Takes about 10 miles to quiet down. It's still there, just not as noticeable. Does not use oil. Oil analysis showed nothing unusual, but they recommended doing a couple more. My mechanic is not sure what happened either. Haven't found anyone with a similar problem. Considered trading it, but can't get anything for it due to severe hail damage on top of the high miles. Will just drive it 2 more yrs or until it stops, whichever comes first.
#264 of 265 Re: 06 Ford 500 transmission [kbeazman]
Aug 28, 2013 (1:23 pm)
I've had the same problem for several years. Finally got it figured out. In addition to cleaning the throttle body again, he reset the KAM (Keep Alive Memory). Drives perfect now!