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Ford Taurus, Mercury Sable, Sedan, Wagon
#1992 of 3006 Re: My 1996 Mercury Sable cranks but won't start [scribe1of11]
Sep 29, 2005 (8:05 am)
I am actually going through this right now. It seems like we have the same similar problem. My car is actually getting fixed this morning as we speak. It seemed at first there was something wrong with my temperature light and I went to one mechanic that I usually don't go to and he told me it was the water pump. My regular mechanic that I usually go to came back from vacation and he told me that my battery is no good and they need to replace the fuel pump. He hasn't given me a price yet on how much this is going to all cost but, I researched how much a new fuel pump is and it's around $210.95.
My car was doing the same exact thing as your car. It just died out of now where. All the lights came on and when I went to try to turn on the car it would just crank and not turn on. I didn't see any leaks on the bottom of the car and I didn't think it was the battery. I had someone try to jump the car and that didn't even work. You should check to see how long you've had your battery and how long does it last. I waited for about 1 1/2hr - 2hr for my car to cool down and start it back up but, when I did all I heard was a click.
Hopefully, you find a good mechanic and figure out if maybe that's the problem or something else.
#1993 of 3006 2002 Taurus Starter
Sep 29, 2005 (11:47 am)
I had my starter on my 2002 Ford Taurus replaced about 6 weeks ago. Now, car is giving me the same starting problems. I am taking car back to shop tomorow. I am assuming mechanic will tell me starter is defective and will replace with a new one. However, I wonder if something else could be casuing the problem. Do you know of any history of starter problems with 2002 Taurus? I owned a 1993 Taurus (210,000 miles). I owned a 1995 Taurus (240,000) miles. I own a 2000 Taurus (150,000 miles). There are only 48,000 miles on the 2002 Taurus. I like the Taurus a lot. Outside of routine maintenance, I have nothing but good luck with all of them. This starter problem is the only odd ball problem I have had. Any help or advice is appreciated. Thanks.
#1994 of 3006 Re: Too much heat, no a/c [joetaurus]
Sep 29, 2005 (6:52 pm)
blown heater core 500bucks .mabey ez just a bad a .c. charge
#1995 of 3006 Strut suggestions
Sep 30, 2005 (9:33 am)
I have a 2001 SES w/Vulcan engine and 81,000 miles. It's been a wonderful car. My question is, what struts do y'all recommend? My current factory ones are in good shape still and was wondering when it come time to replace (if ever).
NOTE: Prices below are for front.
1. Gabriel Ultra from Auto Zone for $56.99 and LIFETIME warranty.
2. Monroe Regal Ride from Napa for $58.99 and 1-Year warranty.
3. Monroe Sensa Trac from Napa for $83.99 and LIFETIME warranty.
Or, are their other good choices?
Thanks for your help!
#1996 of 3006 Re: Strut suggestions [vppc]
Sep 30, 2005 (10:27 am)
Your best choice is just drive it. Likely you will go another 30-50K miles and your originals struts will still be OK, and by then the prices you have now will be meainingless. My guess is there is much more cost involved in labor to replace them than in the strut itself, and strut replacement is generally not a do-it-yourself job.
No cost whatsoever to do nothing!
#1997 of 3006 96 Mercury Sable 3.0DOHC?
Sep 30, 2005 (12:18 pm)
I just replaced my Neural Safety Switch b/c it was making a weird sound and when your driving if you come to a stop the car will go into neutral. Someone told me that it could be the problem. Well I just test drove it and the sound is gone but the switch didn't fix the going into neutral problem. The weird thing is, that if you have overdrive off,(Green Light On) then it will stay in gear and not go into neutral. I have been turning the Overdrive off just before I come to every stop and it will stay in drive, but I need to get this fixed. Any responses would be greatly welcomed. Thanks
#1998 of 3006 Re: My 1996 Taurus 3.0 [straight69jack]
Sep 30, 2005 (12:24 pm)
The first of your two problems is probably your Ignition Coil, it is what you plug your six plug wires into. When the computer throws out random/multiple misfire or multiple cylinders, it is usually the coil. The second problems sounds like either the Trans Solinode or maybe the Neutral Safety switch, or the worst problems the Trans itself
#1999 of 3006 Re: my Taurus 96 overheating [cole_lol]
Sep 30, 2005 (3:26 pm)
alcan already gave all directions
You got that done? It would be interesting to know if it helped?
Oct 01, 2005 (5:07 am)
I have a 2001 sable
3.0 72000 miles, new fuel filter/ injector cleaner
At random wont idle. after about 3 stops it corrects itself.
To keep it running at idle you have to feather the gas peddle.
No lights come on/ but you can hear a spark knock/ and even at 40 mph
if you let off the gas the rpm drops dramatically like the engine is choking.
Runs fine for a couple of weeks at a time.
I was going to clean out the throttle body but there is a sticker on the body that states do not clean throttle body?
#2001 of 3006 Re: 2001 Taurus suspension noise [wgreen]
Oct 01, 2005 (9:45 pm)
Had pads and rotors replaced,that fixed the vibration problem.Still wondering about the rattling/clunking noise in the suspension.