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Ford Taurus, Mercury Sable, Sedan, Wagon
#174 of 3012 Transmission
Apr 06, 2000 (7:18 pm)
I have a big problem,when I purchased my 1997 ford taurus I was told by the dealer it had transmission problems but they fixed it they said when it was in drive and you give it gas it acted like it was in nuetral luckily I contacted the previous owner and they said that it did do what the dealership said and they liked the car otherwise so I purched it thinking it was fixed it had 41,000 when I bought it I made one payment put about 1,000 miles on it and guess what the transmission went out it would not go forward or backward they said it was the clutch that went out at that time I'm not sure I wan't this car anymore but what could I do well now they have it tore apart and it turns out it was the pump that went out so since it was not pumping oil or whatever to the transmission it caused the clutch to go out so now there is two things wrong and it will easily cost 1,000 or more to pay for it I had it 2 months put 1,000 miles on it made one payment and now I have a piece of junk sitting at the dealer ship. Please if anyone knows who I can complain to about this or if you think I have the right to complain please let me know I want out from under this car if at all possible any advice would help me I am a female you know
Apr 06, 2000 (8:55 pm)
That sounds a little fishy. If I were you, I would call the dealership and find out what went wrong with the transmission the first time. Or, call another dealership. They should be able to bring up the service history on the car. If the problem is the same, you absolutely have the right to complain. Otherwise, if the problem is not in any way connected, I'd say that "stuff" happens, and you shouldn't complain. Pay to get it fixed, and drive it home.
#176 of 3012 Hot Weather Stalling
Apr 06, 2000 (10:09 pm)
My 93 Taurus had a hot weather stalling problem. It turned out to be the fuel pump. The mechanic at a Ford garage in Burlington, Colorado explained that under certain high temperature situations the fuel can be "churned" by the fuel pump blades and vaporized before it gets to the engine. I do not know if the explanation was right, but a new fuel pump solved the stalling problem.
#177 of 3012 Taurus AXOD-E Transmission
Apr 06, 2000 (10:16 pm)
I have a 93 Taurus with 212,000 miles on the car. It still has the original engine and transmission without an overhaul. I was given fortunate advice shortly after I purchased the car new. Change the transmission fluid and filter every 30,000 miles or more often AND add an auxilliary transmission cooler. It still shifts smoothly and has not caused any problems. Further, I live in a hilly area where the transmission gets a continual workout. Keeping the fluid cooler seems to be very important for a long life transmission.
#178 of 3012 95 TAURUS SE
Apr 17, 2000 (1:59 am)
I have a '95 SE with 87000 miles and it runs great. Replaced the water pump at 60k and that is it. oil change every 3000 and she continues running strong and quiet. Have never had a problem with any of the power accessories. Would buy another taurus in a minute.
Apr 28, 2000 (7:37 pm)
I had the rear brakes and rotors replaced on my 97 GL last December at Just Brakes.
Then about two months ago, I started to get a squealing shrieking sound whenever I applied the brakes at slow speeds (i.e. when I am in reverse or slowly creeping along in bumper to bumper traffic). The sound is most certainly coming from the rear wheels. I took it back to Just Brakes and they took a look at it and told me they couldn't find anything wrong. But the problem is still there. Any suggestions?????
Should I take it to the dealer or back to the chain?
Any help would be most most welcome
Apr 29, 2000 (4:18 am)
I have '87 Taurus and my a/c is not working. How much is it gonna cost?
May 02, 2000 (5:28 pm)
njkim, if my experience is any measure, a lot. My 88 needed all new hoses, receiver dryer, and of course complete pump down and refill with R12. The estimate was $1200. I had repairs done several years ago (new clutch on compressor, some hoses repaired). Late 80's/early 90's Ford and Mercury products were known for AC hose trouble, mostly with the spring clamps on the couplers. I can't complain, it had 160,000 on it.
#182 of 3012 Smoking Ford
May 03, 2000 (2:17 pm)
I have a '93 Taurus (3.8L). Smoke is coming from the tail pipe. The smoke appears to be mostly steam. I can smell the antifreeze cooking. The car is not burning oil. The problem was a result of overheating. The head gaskets were blown and the heads were warped. I had the heads shaved and replaced the head gaskets. I also replaced the head bolts to proper torque specs. The Taurus still blows large amounts of steam from the tail pipe and the temp gauge goes toward hot relatively quick. What is my next step (besides selling it).
#183 of 3012 Taurus gas smell
May 13, 2000 (12:54 am)
I have a 92 taurus sedan with the 3.8 engine. I
have always had a gas smell in the passenger
compartment in the summer time. I brought to the
dealer before the warranty was up and he said he
could not duplicate the smell. It happens after I
have been driving the car for 1/2 hour (highway),
less time in stop and go traffic. If the windows
are closed and the AC is on, it comes in through
the vents. When I get out of the car to check any
loose connections I can't smell it anywhere. Every
year it gets worse. Has anyone else experienced
this? Please help!