Last post on Sep 15, 2009 at 5:27 PM
You are in the Ford Fusion/Mercury Milan
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Mercury Milan, Ford Fusion, Tires, Wheels, Sedan
#11 of 50 Re: Milan Problem [bruneau1]
Sep 02, 2006 (10:10 am)
While I agree about 32 because the ride is better, most tires have a cold psi range printed on their side and they go upto 44. Since tire psi goes up when driving you may not want to start cold at 44 but 38 shouldn't damage the tires.
#12 of 50 Re: Milan Problem [dlang]
Sep 15, 2006 (8:59 pm)
While I agree about 32 because the ride is better, most tires have a cold psi range printed on their side and they go upto 44.
The 44psi is the maximum pressure allowed for that tire (note on the tire it says MAX Pressure). It would only be applicable if the tire was under it's maximum load capabilities (which will never happen on a normal passenger car). The recommended tire pressures for your particular car, are on a label on the driver's door pillar. Some require less for the rear, than the front (more weight in the front). The most common pressure is 32psi for passenger cars. My label says 32psi front, and 29psi rear.
#15 of 50 Engine / Road Noise in Cabin???
Jul 10, 2007 (5:27 am)
I am 'considering' a Fusion with an I4, but was concerned about engine and road noise in the cabin. I have to confess that I have NOT yet taken one for a test drive, but:
1). I have a Mazda Tribute with the Ford I4 Cyl engine and the road and engine noice is terrible.
2) Consumer Rpts notes that sound is an issue with the 4 Cyl.
Should I just stay away, and concentrate on the Nissan Altima or Hyundai Sonata with their 4 Cyl engines?
#16 of 50 Road noise.
Jul 10, 2007 (11:38 am)
I sell both Fusions and Altimas and IMHO, the engine noise is the same for both. Road noise is not a problem.
Both of these engines use chains so the noise is kind of a higher pitch than on previous 4 cylinders with belts. Honda and Hyundai probably use a belt. Big repair cost.
Quiet is much much better than 07 and previous Escapes.
#17 of 50 weired noise when driving > 60mph
Sep 03, 2007 (8:48 am)
I bought a 07 Milan V6 Premier with Moonroof two days ago. I noted some weired noise during highway driving. The noise sounds like some vanes of a fan are vibrating. But it's not the A/C system since even after I turn A/C off, I still get the noise. It also sounds like some window glasses are not fixed firmly. When I make a turn at high speed, I hear that the noise comes from one side of the car. However, when I drive straight, I feel the noise comes from under the manual break/transmission part.
I am not sure if this is just some kind of wind noise or shows a much bigger problem. Shall I take it to the dealership for repair?
#18 of 50 Replacement tire $$$ P225/50R17 vs $ P205/60R16?
Oct 26, 2007 (5:08 am)
The OEM tires with the 2006 Milan are P225/50R17. I want to replace them due to damage on one and treadwear but finding they are expensive at Costco, BJs, Sears and not many choices. Costco has 4 Michelins over $200/each and one BF Goodrich at $149. BJ's has none stocked. Sears has 11 starting at $189. Some tire sites, like Sears, show you can use P205/60R16 instead which have much more selection (23 stocked at Sears) and lower prices starting at $54.96.
Any issues going with a different size tire? Do the 2007 and 2008 Milan and Fusion also use this expensive size tire?
#19 of 50 Re: Replacement tire $$$ P225/50R17 vs $ P205/60R16? [bl465]
Oct 26, 2007 (5:39 am)
Yes, they're the same. You can change the tire size as long as the overall diameter is close. But you can't go from a 225/50R17 to a 205/60R16 unless you change the 17" wheels to 16" wheels.
For less expensive tires try Avon Tech M550 A/S or Yokohama Avid series. They're available in the OEM size and they're less than $130.
#20 of 50 Paying less for tires.
Oct 26, 2007 (9:54 am)
This is SECRET info.
Go to www.tirerack.con. Find the tire you want. Print out the price. Then call local Ford /LM dealers until you find one that has the price match guarantee for tires.
Take the tirerack price down to the dealer and insist that they match the price. Speak to the manager if you have to.