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Ford Taurus, Mercury Sable, Sedan, Wagon
#1634 of 3012 Re: 97 Ford Taurus Fuel Gauge [willis3]
Jun 09, 2005 (5:52 pm)
We just bought a used 2004 Taurus SES and have the opposite problem. The guage was on empty, when I filled it up it only took 10 gallons or so( so it must have had eight gallons when the guage said empty.) After the fill up was complete, the guage ony went to 3/4. Also, the electronic readout seems screwed up. After I filled up it said 382 miles remaining to empty. I went a 1/2 mile to my house,and the electronic read out said 322 miles remaining. It sounds like this is the same problem that people were experiencing with the Focus. Has anybody had similar problems with newer Taurus models. It is still under the 36,000 mile warranty level and I am taking it into the Ford dealer next week.
#1635 of 3012 Re: 97 Ford Taurus Fuel Gauge [willis3] by criimsoid
Jun 10, 2005 (10:12 am)
Let me see now, one Taurus fuel guage reads too high, one too low, most close to correct. So, on the average, they are perfect!
#1636 of 3012 Re: 1999 taurus problems [luke32]
Jun 10, 2005 (11:12 am)
I own a mercury sable 97. I had fault codes of camshaft sensor, and O2 Sensor heater. Camshaft sensor including the synchronizer were bad. Sable has 4 oxygen sensors, 2 banks of 2 sensors each. Disconnect each sensor checking for fault code on monitor. Bank 1, sensor 2 located near the cat-converter was defective. Afterwards, car test passed. If camshaft sensor is defective, the computer uses default ignition timing to keep car running. The symptom is engine rpm hunting on cold starts.
#1637 of 3012 Re: Question ... [Mr_Shiftright]
Jun 10, 2005 (9:04 pm)
I actually had the dealer check it out for me and NOTHING IS WRONG! Three different people checked it out and they said I have no leaks and everything looks great! Nice and tight!
They told me it could just be a characteristic, then they proceeded to tell me that they could pull up a $60K lincoln and find something they don't like. They also mentioned that Taurus/Sables have well-built struts and CV's. Much better actually than Toyota or Honda. (Toyota I knew from experience with a '98 Camry having poor struts and the numerous Honda owners I hear of having CV replacements).
To tell you the truth, it doesn't really bother me and as far as I am concerned, these tires make the car ride firm and handle great! I can take curves 5-10 MPH faster than my previous tires.
Not to mention, I only paid $309.44 for (4) 215/60/16 GT Radial Champiro 128 H-rated performance all-season tires. That includes lifetime rotation, lifetime balancing, lifetime free flat repair, and road hazard. Comparing everywhere else, that was a good price for type of tire.
So, nothing wrong. YAY!
#1638 of 3012 Re: Unwanted Acceleration [zslick]
Jun 12, 2005 (1:16 am)
I have an 01 mercury sable that does the same thing sometimes when I am driving say 45 mph the engine will rev and i can take my foot off of the gas and never lose any speed have had the car to 2 mech they say they can't find the problem but after every time this happens the car will barley say running then it will go away for a few days then do it again anyone have any suggestions it would be greatly appreciated thanks
#1639 of 3012 Re: 30k maintenance schedule [blumbergh]
Jun 12, 2005 (6:02 am)
Hope this isn't too late for you. I was out of town all last week. The only thing you need to consider is your oil and filter change and would recommed the transmission flush. After the transmission flush, pay close attention to how your transmission shifts for a period of time. Every once in a great while the filter will become dislodged during a flush if not done properly. Your wasting YOUR money having anything else done. There are no "break in" fluids put in at the factory. Some dealership trying to make some money is all you're running into here.
#1640 of 3012 Re: tatchy [sango]
Jun 13, 2005 (9:52 am)
I love my Taurus. Have 300 000km on it, only work I've done is bearings and had the transmission rebuilt at 250 000. Also had the A/C repaired as part of the initial purchase agreement when I bought it at 170 000km.. has been a really faithful car. I drive it fairly hard, about 55000km a year and use it to tow and it never complains. It doesn't have the ground clearance for a lot of the driving I do, but it's a car it's not expected to be, that's the only reason I wouldn't purchase another, that and mine is never going to die, 1 000 000km here we come!
#1641 of 3012 Re: Sable Transaxle [ehenness]
Jun 13, 2005 (8:00 pm)
You seem to know a lot about transaxles, maybe you can help me.
I bought my 2002 Mercury Sable used. Everything went fine for the first few months, then the transaxle light came on while I was on the highway. When I stopped and shut the car off and restarted it, the light was gone. But next time on the highway it was back again. After this it didn't happen again until about 2 months later. The same thing happened twice, both times on the highway at about 72 MPH. I really don't feel like sticking a bunch of money into this, but love the car. Any ideas?
#1642 of 3012 Rear brakes dragging
Jun 14, 2005 (9:21 am)
Need help with '95 Sable with 4 wheel ABS disk brakes. I replaced the rear calipers since I could not move the pistons back to reload the pads. Bled them, no problem, and all seemed to be fine.
But, when I drive the car the rear disks now heat up significantly so I believe the calipers are dragging. (I am pretty sure they dragged at some point in the past but never really investigated). I say heat up significantly because the rears get hotter than the front and on a front wheel drive car that seems odd to me, what with most of the weight up front.
I searched this forum looking for answers and have ruled out the MC as the fronts work great, and with the crossover plumbing, I assume one of those would be dragging. (Both rears drag)
That leaves.... the proportioning valve and the load sensitive valve on the rear linkage. Correct? I've read others talking about deteriorating brake lines causing rear brakes to drag.... How, exactly, does that happen? Anyway, is there any other culprit lurking that could cause this problem?
Any help is greatly appreciated otherwise the next stop is the dealer.... (shudder)
#1643 of 3012 Re: Rear brakes dragging [wpanic]
Jun 14, 2005 (10:24 am)
Can't help you with proportioning valve and the load sensitive valve etc:
My comment is that brakes get hot, really hot, and that's how you should expect them to be after the car is driven.
Are you sure that the brakes are actually dragging ? Can you rotate the wheel when it is off the ground ? Do they smoke or something ? what evidence do you have that the brakes are dragging ?
Also, You haven't set the parking brake too tight have you ?