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Ford Taurus, Mercury Sable, Sedan, Wagon
#1816 of 3012 Bottom engine noise
Jul 27, 2005 (8:58 pm)
My friend has a 1998 Ford Taurus that is a piece of junk yes, but they bought it that way to get him through college then to basically take it to a junk heap. I am the owner of a wonderful 2003 Taurus (only problems I have had with it are accidents 1 of my doing, 2 not, transmission and everything under the hood is fine) and he has a semi-loud noise coming from the area of either the A) exhaust headers or B) the oil pan. To give any descripition it sounds more like he is running a diesel engine inside that little car. I told him it might be a oil pump as I couldn't feel any air being pushed out of the exhaust system (going to school to be auto technican). Any ideas on what this problem could be? He knows nothing about cars, I'm the car wizard to him and I'm still just in school lol. I just want to figure out what the noise is as it is a very annoying little sound. Thanks in advance.
#1817 of 3012 Re: Taurus Plug Change [mbmarauder]
Jul 27, 2005 (9:53 pm)
I have a 2003 Taurus and have no problems getting to the rear plugs. I've infact had all six of my spark plugs out. Pretty much this is a problem that you're going to run into with any Front-Wheel Drive cars that are V-6's. I had the same problem in my Ford Contour but my parents also have a V-6 Grand Prix (2005) with the plugs in the rear. Try going from the left side of the vehicle and leaning in that way. The only other thing I could think to suggest is get a new intake manifold gasket set and take the intake manifold off, that should give you plenty of room with the way it folds over like that, although I do feel your pain about trying to change those plugs.
#1818 of 3012 1996 Taurus power seat switch
Jul 28, 2005 (12:18 pm)
Hello: I'm new here so I hope this isn't a repeat. The driver's power seat switch failed and needs to be replaced. I have a new switch. Replacement is simple, unplug, remove two screws. The PROBLEM is ACCESS. It seems to be impossible to get at the screws and to find space to remove the switch. Is there a "trick" to this or is it really the nightmare it seems to be? Frustrated! Any advice would be extremely appreciated. Thanks.
#1819 of 3012 Transmission's on Taurus
Jul 28, 2005 (8:06 pm)
I was looking to buy a 93-99 Ford Taurus..I have heard they can have major transmission problem's is this true for all taurus's and if so what about what mileage do they usaully go out at.Please help me before I need help.Also how does the taurus in these yrs fair as dependability.Any help will be appreciated.
Since I'm looking for a use car which is the best americian car as far as dependability.
Thanks for your help.
#1821 of 3012 Re: 94 Taurus engine shuts down in warm weather [ram2442]
Jul 29, 2005 (6:33 am)
Are there any other indicators that might lead to problem? Is it only when air is on, does the temp vary much once warmed, etc? I had an unusual to me as the car would intermittantly run rough at lights and sometimes die according to my daughter. I went over it several times and ran the self diagnostics without any indication of the trouble. I started getting a little physical with poking around while the engine was running and it died. Turned out that a vacuum hose had a crack and at idle it would sometimes suck air. At high rpms, not a problem.
#1822 of 3012 Re: 1999 mercury sable [sksheridan]
Jul 29, 2005 (4:42 pm)
Took the Sable to my mechanic earlier this week. They flushed the power steering system and replaced the PS fluid with one that contained a sealant. It seems to have resolved the problem; no more leak, and the steering has stopped making that embarrasing groaning noise in parking lots. Good luck with your Taurus!
#1823 of 3012 2000 Ford Taurus SE FFV
Jul 30, 2005 (10:02 am)
#1824 of 3012 2000 Ford Taurus SE FFV
Jul 30, 2005 (10:03 am)
Water on front passenger floor under rug - ALOT of water. Air conditioning drainage hose has been checked - WHAT ELSE COULD IT BE?
#1825 of 3012 Re: 2000 Ford Taurus SE FFV [mikedink]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jul 30, 2005 (10:04 am)
Sunroof drain is possible if you have one or even more likely a clogged drain at the bottom of your fresh air vents, under your windshield wipers.