Question about 2002 Ford Taurus
I have a clunking sound near the wheels of my 2002 Ford Taurus SES. What parts am I dealing with and is it something I can do without special tools?
Hard to tell. Is it only when you turn? Is it under exelleration? When braking? All the time? When traveling over rough roads? If it takes place when slowing into a turn chances are it's your axle shafts. Look underneath the front of the vehicle for the rubber boots that cover your cv joints on the axleshafts. if they are ripped or otherwise broken then it's most likely your cv joints on the axleshafts.
Posted on Nov 11, 2014
I would advise getting an expert advise on what this noise is , as the front end includes , brakes, steering,suspension , body mounting ,engine mounting ,etc , and you probably would need specialist tools with most of these things mewntioned , get a disgnosis and then you can decide if you think you could do the repair yourself
Posted on Nov 09, 2014
Look for worn or loose struts-this suspends the upper portion of the wheels. The lower suspension is the control arm and lower ball joint.
You will need to raise each wheel on the front and check these parts for wear or looseness.
Posted on Nov 08, 2014
There are several things it COULD be, but the first thing I would check is the sway bar end links. They really get to banging around when they're worn out, but they are easy to replace, and are inexpensive at most parts suppliers. No special tools required.
Posted on Nov 09, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
you need to remove the spindle assy from the truck & press the bearing out & in or you need to use a tool called the hub tammer to remove & install the hub bearing
Posted on Jun 28, 2008
you will need sockets and a socket wrench, a screwdriver, jacks and jack stands, and a set of combination wrenches.
also this site should help, it's a very thorough step by step on strut removal
Posted on Jan 30, 2009
not press fitted, standard tapered bearings, if 4X4 it is a little more involved, just dont misplace any of the smaller parts and you will be fine.
Posted on Aug 29, 2009
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I am assuming you have the 3.0L Duratec engine. Although the job seems daunting, it's actually easier to remove the upper half of the intake manifold plenum. This took me about 40 minutes to remove the first time I did it, and leaves the rear three spark plugs wide open.
A good repair manual such as the Chilton's manual for the 1996-2005 Ford Taurus has the step-by-step. You should get a new set of intake plenum seals (from Ford or most auto parts stores, which may have to special order them) along with the spark plugs. The seals are a set oval rings made of silicone rubber. Yours may not need them but if you damage one getting the plenum off, or if they have shrunk with age, you'll be glad you got them. They're about $16 a set.
Posted on Sep 19, 2009
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