My tires on the rear are wearing out on the inside and I have been told that
I need to have camber bolts installed.
My car if Im correct does not come with them so you have to get an after
market kit to replace the bolts that are there now with camber bolts.
Can anyone tell me where these bolts are on the rear? It sounds like a
relatively straight forward job. Albiet perhaps some brut force or blow
torch to remove the bolts. I dont know what Im looking for under the car.
Can somone show me a picture or web site where I can itentify this. Any
other advice would be helpfull.
By the way I would not recomend the ford taurus wagon to anyone. I have had
to replace the heads, and transmission to mention big repairs. Not to
mention why would they not allow you to adjust the camber on tires.
American manufacturers send out vehicles with very limited
or no adjustment to alignment every day.
They have employees in the factories that they don't trust
enough to make sure the bolts are tight, so you get hugh
rivets and such. It's a matter of overpaid UAW employees
not being good enough at using hand tools to build your car.
I still buy only US made cars because I am an American.
But it is getting hard to tell my wife she can't have a Honda
or Altima when I read of so many legit problems people have
with American cars. I have good luck with them but not many
people take the kind of care of vehicles that I do.
Do a search, there is certainly a Taurus website where you can
get advice, but you will probably get it here.
Thanks for your response. I have searched and found some info on the net but
not specifics. eg. that the camber permanent and that you need an after
market kit to replace existing parts to fix. I'm searching out more data.
As far as your opinion on American Cars, While I might agree with you about
buying American the problem is that by buying American all you are doing is
allowing the American Auto industry, Unions and Management to continue to
screw their own people. So on the one hand they say buy American, but with
the other they give us the finger once you have bought the car. By
continuing to buy American you are only fostering more poorly built cars,
there is no motivation to build better cars. For years the common phrase
was, it cheap Japanese junk. You don't say that now. I would never buy an
American camera for example. ( do we even make one). The Japanese did what
car manufactures have never learned. Build it better. Honestly my next car
definitely will be a Toyota or some Japanese car. Why should I support the
Fat Unions or Fat executives who don't give a darn about building a better
car but just making money and relying upon a patriotic customer to buy their
rotten cars. In fact they car so little that even when cars kill eg SUV's
and tires they hide it until the military finds out, because soldiers where
being killed and finally breaks the story. Later discovering that the
manufacturers knew all along but felt it was an acceptable loss. The
manufacturers are not very patriotic. Why should you be? So I say buy the
best (not American). The only thing that will get better cars out of them is
hurt them at the bank.
Any way I hope NO ONE response this is not the forum for this. But I suppose
some goofy person will. I'm just responding you your email. I'm just looking
for technical advice, to keep this junker on the road another year before I
buy Japanese. Ford lost me as a customer and I'm sure they could car less,
cause if they ve got patriotism why do they need customer satisfaction.
As a former auto industry employee, (and having about half my family in the
car mfg biz) I can sympathize with your statement. Everything you say is
true.. to some extent.
But the malaise is far too complicated to go into in a short forum...
The HG and trans problems were NOT due to either Unions or Top Mgmt directly.
They were due to "value engineering". Which the Japanese (and Germans) ALSO
But if you think that it will all be solved by buying Japanese you may be in
for a surprise.
The operative word is REASONABLE value... The Taurus, even with it's Head
Gasket and Tranny history is STILL a good deal.
And before you throw too many rocks at Ford, look at the owner
satisfaction/reliability ratings for Jaguar, before and after.
FORD: 1986-97 TAURUS
LINCOLN-MERCURY: 1986-97 SABLE
This TSB article is being republished in its entirety to include 1996 and '97
model year vehicles and revise the labor operations.
Premature wear on the inner edges of the rear tires may be caused by rear camber
and toe settings that are not within specification.
Reset the rear camber and toe to specification. If the camber cannot be set to
specification, install a new Rear Suspension Adjustable Camber Kit. Refer to the
Instruction Sheet included in the kit for installation details.
The Rear Suspension Adjustable Camber Kit (-5K751-) contains the following
Eight (8) Flatwashers
Six (6) Tab Washers (Spacers)
Four (4) Hex Head Bolts
Four (4) Hex Flange Nuts
One (1) Instruction Sheet (I.S. 5732 or 6416)
PART NUMBER PART NAME
E7DZ-5K751-A Rear Suspension Adjustable Camber Kit (Wagons)
E7DZ-5K751-B Rear Suspension Adjustable Camber Kit (Sedans)
OTHER APPLICABLE ARTICLES:
Eligible Under The Provisions Of Bumper To Bumper Warranty Coverage
OPERATION DESCRIPTION TIME
962603A Rear Camber And Toe Check, Install Camber Kit, Set Rear Camber And Toe -
Wagons Only 2.8 Hrs.
962603B Rear Camber And Toe Check, Install Camber Kit, Set Rear Camber And Toe -
Sedans Only 2.9 Hrs.
BASIC PART NO. CONDITION CODE
303000, 304000, 306000
I bought a 94 Taurus wagon 3 months ago and thanks to in part the
excellent advice on this board I'm a happy camper. I have a fine
mechanic that came with the car, he isn't afraid to suggest ideas,
keep on the maintenance, carefully go over any upcoming problem, and
luckily work for less than the common ripoff artists.
Sure the VSS needed changing, and the water pump turned out to be
making more than noise. I can't stand the Overdrive bullshit, but
overall its a decent car even at 120K. Goofy things happen like the
wipers stop at the top when finished.
One key was taking care of common problems early, like a worn out key
tumbler, some duct tape on the alternator, small brake noises, back
door rattles,new shocks in rear.
Its no Lincoln Continental...
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