Last post on Aug 10, 2011 at 2:26 PM
You are in the Ford Taurus/Mercury Sable
What is this discussion about?
Ford Taurus X, Sedan
#2 of 3 Re: Front end "CLUNK" [tkela2]
Apr 11, 2010 (7:02 pm)
Any progress? We are having the same problem with our 2009. It has been to the dealership many times. It did happen for them once, so it is documented. We used flight recorders but with no success in finding the problem.
#3 of 3 Re: Front end "CLUNK" [tkela2]
Aug 10, 2011 (2:26 pm)
The clunk you are feeling is a probably a problem with the valve body. It will eventually do it and go into failsafe mode with the wrench and engine lights along with the low tire and airbag lights and the mileage will go to -----, miles to empty --- etc. The car will probably show a P0720 code which they will invariably tell you that the Output Speed Sensor is bad and charge you $500 to replace it explaining that they have to take the transmission out, remove the valve body, then drain the pan on the transmission, pull it off and replace the OSS which is behind it. Then after replacing it they will reflash your transmission and send you on your marry way. Later on the problem will erupt again causing you to return where they will tell you the valve body is the problem and it will be $1100 to replace it with a rebuilt one (if they can find one which they probably won't since the rebuilders are convinced they are made from recycled beer cans (seriously). The transmissions are pretty much bullet proof but the valve bodies are garbage and until someone makes one that is better quality you will be seeing more of your dealer which is what they want.