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You are in the Ford Taurus/Mercury Sable
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Ford Taurus, Mercury Sable, Sedan, Wagon
#1684 of 2996 Re: 1992 Ford Taurus Rear Brake Problem [taurust]
Jun 26, 2005 (2:02 am)
Are talking about a bad master cylinder.
is there something called an ABS pump on the Taurus
Yes, but it has nothing to do with your symptoms.
Could it be the brake booster?
Can the ABS master cylinder be replaced by a home mechanic?
Depends on how good he is
The root cause might be a rear flex hose collapsed internally, preventing fluid flow. Common on that era Taurus/Sable. For the ABS light, an ABS capable scan tool is required to retrieve the stored diagnostic trouble codes.
#1685 of 2996 Additives ...
Jun 26, 2005 (11:44 pm)
I have a 2001 SES w/Vulcan V6. It has 73,000 miles and I think it is pinging. When I accelerate, especially uphill, it makes a sound. Do those fuel system cleaners work well? If so, what brand should I get? I have seen Prestone, Gumout, STP, Slick 50, and Chevron. All about $5 each.
Also, do those engine cleaners work? I want to keep my car in the best running condition as long as I can.
#1686 of 2996 engin won't turn
Jun 27, 2005 (3:31 am)
Hello, well my car will not start,befor that actually happen,the car got so hot that it blew off the radiator cap. any suggestions.
#1687 of 2996 Re: Additives ... [vppc]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Jun 27, 2005 (9:20 am)
If you are actually pinging, it is possible your cylinders are heavily carbonized and perhaps an additive might help....but that rather depends on the additive and on how much carbon you have in there.
Basically the carbon buildup raises the compression ratio a bit. To see if you are actually pinging, you should put in a tank of the highest octane you can find and see if the pinging goes away.
A little pinging is okay but if the engine does it more or less all the time, that's a bad thing.
#1688 of 2996 99 se steering
Jun 27, 2005 (2:50 pm)
my 99 has 47k on it all old lady driven.. steering wheel is starting to wiggle back and forth at low speeds cant really feel; it on the freeway although do need to get rotors (this is another wheel shaker) cv? rack? ideas j
#1689 of 2996 Re: 99 se steering [lyneman2]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Jun 27, 2005 (2:54 pm)
If the wheel wiggles when you apply the brakes, that's warped rotors or a bent wheel...if it happens without touching the brakes, then you probably have a wheel balance problem, a tire out of round or a bent wheel. CV joints cause vibration but not a wheel wiggle
You should have this checked right away if the wheel wiggle is severe.
#1690 of 2996 Re: 99 se steering [Mr_Shiftright]
Jun 27, 2005 (7:11 pm)
not the rotors it will doing coasting uphill or down hill and is most notable at speeds at speeds up to 40 .. and it is a has original tires still have life on them although i do need rotors am somewhat of a mechanic............ not severe enough to scare me yet it is just annoying and just started did i say it was constant? thanks for the reply it is still a sweet car got it with 30 on it the guy i got it from died and he was like a said kid gloves
#1691 of 2996 Re: 99 se steering [lyneman2]
Jun 28, 2005 (4:37 am)
If the steering wheel saws back and forth at very low speed there's probably a bent wheel or tire belt shifted.
Jun 28, 2005 (9:05 am)
thanks ill let you know ...... maybe my daughter hit somthing and is not telling me
Jun 28, 2005 (12:14 pm)
the tire is going bad thanks one less headache to worry about