Last post on Nov 22, 2013 at 9:45 PM
You are in the Ford Taurus/Mercury Sable
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Ford Taurus, Mercury Sable, Sedan, Wagon
#1888 of 3012 Re: Percolating 1997 Taurus [lowe]
Aug 26, 2005 (10:11 am)
this is where I finally found out a little something about my 99 sable.
I have replaced two freeze plugs, water pump, thermostat and have been flushed. I have orange sludge in my radiator still. My heater rarely works. Yesterday the car overheated and I pulled into Autozone and fluid was spilling out...they said head gasket but I'm thinking it is another freeze plug. I'll find out this afternoon. From what I can tell, the sable/taurus has had major cooling system problems for years.... I'm thinking.... get out while (and if) you can. Wish I could - but I owe more than the car is worth...much more.
Good luck and God Bless!
#1889 of 3012 Banging noise
Aug 26, 2005 (1:53 pm)
Sometimes when I start from a stop light, I hear and feel a bang under
the area of the front seats. The car is a 1993 Sable 3.8 L.
Any ideas others than taking it to a mechanic?
I have checked underneath and can't see any obvious problem.
#1890 of 3012 no bright lights indicator !!!
Aug 26, 2005 (8:43 pm)
i have a 98 taurus and my bright light indicator light on my instrument panel does not work. the bulb is good. the only other thing i can guess would be the dimmer switch must have a flaw.. can anyone help me??
#1891 of 3012 Re: Banging noise [vicala]
Aug 27, 2005 (3:10 am)
Rear mounts for the subframe.
#1892 of 3012 Re: Banging noise [alcan]
Aug 27, 2005 (9:52 am)
Thanks alcan. I see that there was a recall on this in some States.
Aug 27, 2005 (11:05 am)
Is 14 MPG normal to for a 2001 Tauras with 38,000 miles? For the most part, it is suburban type of driving. Currently there are no errors from the diagnostic port. Is it possible to have an issue with the transmission?
#1894 of 3012 Re: Gas mileage [mpgpete]
Aug 29, 2005 (7:28 am)
That sounds way too low, unless you have a teenager that is driving like a maniac when you aren't monitoring the car, or your suburban driving has a very large amount of stop and start conditions.
I have neve gotten less than about 19 mpg, and more usually it is in the 22-24 range with my normal suburban commute that is relatively uncongested most of the time.
#1895 of 3012 Re: Banging noise [vicala]
Aug 29, 2005 (6:11 pm)
The mech replaced the motor mounts.
#1896 of 3012 Re: Sable wont move? [williamstox]
Aug 30, 2005 (5:53 am)
Williamstox, how did you make out ? Did you have to get your tranny fix or replaced ?
#1897 of 3012 Re: Sable wont move? [brouillard]
Aug 30, 2005 (5:56 am)
I have a Taurus & I'm getting the same error p1744. I've been driving the car with this TDC for at least 6 months now.