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Ford Taurus, Mercury Sable, Sedan, Wagon
#1786 of 2996 Re: 1999 Ford Taurus overrun with mechanical problems [laura6081]
Jul 19, 2005 (9:36 am)
well I have the same engine took it in to have a tune up they said $90 when they found out it was a dual overhead they quickly changed the price to over $200 so I ended up doing it myself you do have to take the engine apart a little bit (I think I only took off the manifold has the egine label on it) to get access to the far plugs pretty simple though. You could also try renting a diagnostic from shucks, checker, kragen most of them will rent them out charge you for it and then when you return it you get your money back. It will at least tell you what sytem has the problems.
#1787 of 2996 2001 Sable Doesn't blow air
Jul 19, 2005 (10:46 pm)
I hate this car.The A/C in my 2001 Sable doesnt work it doesnt blow any air cold or hot.I'm not sure what it is can anyone help e
Jul 20, 2005 (10:10 am)
Most likely just blew a fuse. Replace it and you should have blow.
#1789 of 2996 Re: 2002 Ford Taurus, fluid leaking right side for sure not oil [brolu]
Jul 20, 2005 (11:23 am)
Did you ever find the problem? I have a '98 Ford Taurus wagon and just took it in for an oil change. They told me the transmission lines are leaking badly (in the same area as you described). I am calling around now to find someone to take a look at it.
#1790 of 2996 Re: 2001 Sable Doesn't blow air [badsable]
Jul 20, 2005 (12:39 pm)
Sorry but I forgot to say that I checked all the fuses and never found a problem.Does anyone know were the Motor blower is.I have another problem with the car now Im having alot of problems getting to shift the gear from park to Reverse.But no problem changing gears from reverse to drive.It gets stuck and I have to pump the brakes alot to try to get to go.I hate this car.
#1791 of 2996 Re: 1999 mercury sable [jatabt]
Jul 20, 2005 (3:58 pm)
I'm having the same problem with a 2000 Sable - happened about a year ago; the mechanic says it frothed up out of the reservoir; he claimed there was probably just some air in the line, and that there wasn't anything he could do. Hadn't seen the problem again until today: parked it in the driveway this afternoon, and a few hours later noticed a puddle of power steering fluid. Looks like it came out of the top of the reservoir again.
Jatabt, did you ever figure out what was wrong? Anyone have any ideas, or know if it's safe to drive the car like this?
#1792 of 2996 Re: A/C compressor not engaging --97 Sable [e_net_rider]
Jul 21, 2005 (5:51 am)
I found a Haynes and as sorry as those manuals are, it at least showed a rough wiring diagram. The blown fuse is another question. It refers to the cover, which mine is missing, for the diagram. I did see that the reverse lights use a 15A fuse and because I'm having the broken wires at the lift gate, suspect the wire broke and shorted.
On the A/C, it showed the high pressure switch but it's logic is "fuzzy". It appears to be a double pole, double throw and maybe drawn in the inop state but the low pressure switch is drawn in the op state. Side shown making contact puts a ground on a terminal in either the relay box or main computer. The other set of contacts will close a circuit related to either the main computer or relay box. I can only hope that I don't need the PCM (main computer) or even the little relay box. Parts man told me this contraption was used in late 90 Fords and believed to never need replacing. Ford doesn't even have them and to fix his mothers car they had to get one out of a used parts house. Another one of those better ideas that will stop me from buying any newer Detroit product. I can only guess how much of the car will have to be torn apart should I need to replace a compressor. I know that it is impossible to get at the electrical connector on the compressor.
#1794 of 2996 2000 Taurus, blown engine
Jul 21, 2005 (11:34 am)
My car has had a continuous problem with the engine light coming on. My Ford mechanic said that it is usually something to do with the emission system and is nothing serious. I bought the car used in 2002, have had my car serviced regularly, and racked up only 65,000 miles. Service records indicate that this engine light has been a problem off and on for about two years. Every time the light comes on I have it looked at and records indicate a coded problem that is "fixed". For the March 2005 service, I once again had the code fixed. I drove it about 4000 miles and took it in for service two weeks ago. The engine light was on and blinking off and on occasionally - the motor would sputter, too. After diagnostics, the Ford mechanic said the code showed that I had a dead cylinder but that he needed to take the engine apart to find out what else might be wrong. I approved the $350 charge. The outcome was that my engine was gone - bent rods, burnt pistons, melted gasket - the whole enchilada. Replacement was estimated at $4800.
My question is: how did this happen? The engine light problem was always minimized to me. What else could have happened to the car that was causing the light to come on? After going in and having the light "fixed" four times, shouldn't the mechanics have done more that "what the computer told them to do?" I now have a car with no value and I owe a year's worth of payments. Help.
#1795 of 2996 Re: A/C compressor not engaging --97 Sable [alcan]
Jul 21, 2005 (6:53 pm)
That would probably be it, If I could read it.