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Old 10-10-2012, 04:06 PM   #71
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I have a 2006 w/ just over 74k, I bought it in February w/ 67k. Only problem I have had is with the throttle sticking closed.
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Old 10-10-2012, 05:21 PM   #72
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130 k i replaced tensioner pullyey at around 80k bearings went out and the water pumpat around 110k parts eventualy wear yet these were both easy enexspensive fixes
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Old 10-10-2012, 05:53 PM   #73
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130 k i replaced tensioner pullyey at around 80k bearings went out and the water pumpat around 110k parts eventualy wear yet these were both easy enexspensive fixes
I have 106k on my 07 D20 and i have not yet had to replace anything on my engine. I keep hearing people replacing pulleys and water pumps before they hit 100k but yet I am over that and still running strong. And I live in Az so that is surprising that I haven't needed to.
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Old 10-11-2012, 03:02 PM   #74
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I spun a rod bearing on my 2.3l duratec because it burned through most of the oil in less that 3000 miles. My parents got it new and took pretty good care of it, but it always burned some oil, probably because it wasn't broken in right. I have since replaced it with a reman and it burns 0 oil and runs perfectly. Just check your oil every time you get gas and top it off if it needs it and you will be good to go!

If it was burning enough oil to go through 5 quarts in 3000 miles, you'd have some pretty huge plumes of smoke.

I'd check to make sure it's not spraying out of the PCV or leaking
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Old 10-12-2012, 05:04 PM   #75
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^^ I've been noticing a bad sound from my right side over the last few weeks. I'm thinking it's the CV axle. Odd thing is it only makes the sound through 1st and 2nd coming off a stop with a heavier foot. Once I hit 3rd it pretty much stops.
I found a replacement for $55 free shipping, if that don't fix the noise I'm not out much.
I don't hear the clicking noise while cornering like my last car did. This almost sounds like the teeth are slipping. Maybe there's just a bad bearing in the CV joint.
Other than that, 65 miles a day to n from work, oil change and fuel system cleaner every 3K and she runs great.
I have been there replace the hub bearing, the axle, and the shaft with the carrier bearing coming out of the trans. I tried just the hub bearing at first and it still made some noise, so do it all.
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^sweet that's what I was waiting to hear!! That was my first suspect. But with it not making the noise after 3rd gear got me wondering. It does sound like a bad rattle/slipping or light grinding. Bad hub barring or in the axle. Still think ill change motor mounts too since there's a lot more vibration than when I bought it. I read too that a bad passenger mount can cause strain on the axle anyway.
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^sweet that's what I was waiting to hear!! That was my first suspect. But with it not making the noise after 3rd gear got me wondering. It does sound like a bad rattle/slipping or light grinding. Bad hub barring or in the axle. Still think ill change motor mounts too since there's a lot more vibration than when I bought it. I read too that a bad passenger mount can cause strain on the axle anyway.
When I first noticed the vibration it was at speeds around 70 ish, it really didn't make it at city speeds. But a little later it was 30 and up. Its pretty scary sounding and feeling lol
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^sweet that's what I was waiting to hear!! That was my first suspect. But with it not making the noise after 3rd gear got me wondering. It does sound like a bad rattle/slipping or light grinding. Bad hub barring or in the axle. Still think ill change motor mounts too since there's a lot more vibration than when I bought it. I read too that a bad passenger mount can cause strain on the axle anyway.
P.S if you do the hub bearing spend the 60 bucks and have Napa...etc. press it because they have a powerful press its a pain with a small home one.
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I have a 2006 w/ just over 74k, I bought it in February w/ 67k. Only problem I have had is with the throttle sticking closed.
Pull the air intake off the throttle body & hold the tb open & spray some tb cleaner down the throat of the tb & work the tb open & close. You'll see its from the egr. Mine is clean after having a tune to turn the rear 02 senser & egr off.
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I spun a rod bearing on my 2.3l duratec because it burned through most of the oil in less that 3000 miles. My parents got it new and took pretty good care of it, but it always burned some oil, probably because it wasn't broken in right. I have since replaced it with a reman and it burns 0 oil and runs perfectly. Just check your oil every time you get gas and top it off if it needs it and you will be good to go!
What would help there is a bsd= balance shaft delete plug & w/ that you'll find the motor holds 6qtrs of oil.
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