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You are in the Ford Taurus/Mercury Sable
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Ford Taurus, Mercury Sable, Sedan, Wagon
#1717 of 2996 Re: Program a new Keyless Remote? [frb263]
Jul 03, 2005 (9:31 am)
I don't know if the Sable is anything like the 2002 Taurus, but I had a problem as you describe with the remote, and went to the Ford Dealership, and what they did was so simple I was amazed. To program the remote, turn the ignition to the first position ON, then clockwise 8 times in rapid succession, then hit the remote trunk lock or any for that matter, and it should work. Hope this helps. Bob75
#1718 of 2996 Taurus '02 headlamp adjust.
Jul 03, 2005 (9:35 am)
I purchased this Taurus used and find that the driver side headlamp is WAY out of adjustment. The owner's manual says to turn the little 4mm bolt clockwise to move the beam DOWN and counterclockwise to go UP, but mine doesn't change one bit. Anybody have this same problem? And how to fix it??? Appreciate any and all input. Bob75
#1719 of 2996 Remote programming
Jul 03, 2005 (9:44 am)
That is essentially correct, and will work on most Ford cars. The exact instructions are in your owners manual.
#1720 of 2996 Re: Remote programming [nvbanker]
Jul 03, 2005 (2:54 pm)
Hey nvbanker, I'm quoting (exactly) directly from the Owner's Manual, but what I'm trying to convey, is that MINE doesn't work. Is there something about taking the thing apart and finding out WHY it doesn't do what the manual says it's supposed to do??? I don't have a comprehensive manual like Haynes or Chilton's put out, but someone must know the answer to this problem.....???
#1721 of 2996 Front end vibration
Jul 03, 2005 (9:17 pm)
I just bought a 96 Taurus Wagon with 140,000 miles that develops a little bit of a vibration in the front end when the car is in drive and is accelerating slightly while at fairly slow speeds(30 - 45 +/-). If coasting or if accelerating fairly quickly, it doesn't vibrate. It also doesn't vibrate until the car is driven 10 + minutes if the weather is warm or hot and sometimes not at all when the weather is cool. I don't feel the vibration in the steering wheel, but do in the floorboards, front seat, and back seats. The car is in otherwise excellent condition and has obviously been well cared for. It is the LX version and has the 6 cy. DOHC engine. It has new tires and alloy wheels. If anyone has had similar problems or has any suggestions, I would appreciate your comments. Thanks, GB
#1722 of 2996 Re: '98 Taurus speedometer problems [bisawesome]
Jul 04, 2005 (9:13 am)
Here is the reply from Jesse Ryski, I hope it will give you some help ---------->
Well as far as the speedometer goes that was caused by a
malfunctioning VSS (Vehicle Speed Sensor) it still misfires sometimes
and when its misfiring, it doesn't want to chage gears however I don't
know what its caused by, I've changed the VSS, the Ignition coil, the
thermostat (hoping it would run cooler) the serpentine belt (thinking
somehow that could slip and cause the water pump to work improperly,
spark plugs and wires, I'm not sure what to do next, the only other
thing I can think of is the computer (brain). So anyways it's running
better after the VSS but after driving for a few hours it gets hot and
starts running kinda screwy. It seems like if I shut the car off while
its misfiring and start it again it runs better. Hope some of this
helps email me back and let me know. The VSS will fix the speedometer
#1723 of 2996 Re: Remote programming [bob75]
Jul 04, 2005 (10:54 am)
No need to take it apart unless the battery inside is dead. You do need the correct remote for it to program, they're not all universal, but any Ford Sedan remote ought to program. If you're following the owner's manual instructions exactly - then your remote is bad, or the wrong one, I would say.
#1724 of 2996 Re: mercury sable head gasket [sheilao3]
Jul 04, 2005 (2:48 pm)
Ford issued a recall or service bulletin covering leaking head gaskets on your car, and agreed to replace them at no charge. But time may have run out on the offer
Check with your dealer. Good luck!
#1725 of 2996 Re: Remote programming [nvbanker]
Jul 05, 2005 (7:29 am)
No problem nvbanker, I just went to the Ford Dealer, and the guy showed me how to do it. Just turn on ignition to first stop, then turn on and off 8 times and voila, it works fine. Thanks anyway. Bob
#1726 of 2996 '02 Ford Taurus Headlamp Adjustment
Jul 05, 2005 (7:43 am)
nvbanker, I don't know if I responded to your post about the Headlamp adjustment or not, (I may have been thinking of the remote at the time) but anyway, I turn the little 4mm bolt clockwise OR counterclockwise and nothing happens. Does this mean I have to take the whole headlamp assembly off and see if maybe something is amiss inside this thing??? I don't have the Chilton's or Haynes book on the model, so don't know what they tell you to do, but seems kinda complicated taking that headlamp assembly out. Any ideas, from anybody????? Thanks, Bob