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Ford Taurus, Mercury Sable, Sedan, Wagon
#2043 of 3012 General Comments
Oct 20, 2005 (6:31 pm)
I have a 2001 SES with 84,700 miles on it now. It is wonderful. Just wanted to give everyone a heads up that my original Ford Motocraft battery croaked today. So I replaced with an Everlast 2-year from Wal-Mart for $39.77 + tax. Just thought I'd let anyone know who has a Taurus near my mileage.
Secondly, I borrowed a friend's 2002 Dodge Intrepid to go get the battery. The car has 51,200 miles. To compare the two cars for anyone shopping vehicles, the Intrepid had more power, but was harsher and noisier. Also the interior rattled and panels on the doors seemed loose. And, when heavily accelerating, the transmission didn't feel normal. Once I was back in my car, mine felt so much smoother and quieter, and nearly as powerful. ** Just thought I'd share this.
Thirdly, I have a question that I asked before but don't think I got any answers. Whenever I round a curve or go up and around a hill, if my foot is ON THE GAS, a vibration emits from the car under me - NOT a steering vibration. My car is perfectly aligned and balanced with no wheel shakes or wheel play. If my foot is OFF the gas, this vibration is not present. My suspension all checks good. This problem is not really annoying, but I have driven a 2000 Taurus SE w/(4) different tires (NO KIDDING!) and did not emit this vibration. Any heads up would be great!
THANKS! And happy driving!
#2044 of 3012 Re: General Comments [vppc]
Oct 20, 2005 (10:27 pm)
Alex- Just bought an 01 SES with 70000 miles on it.Had a vibration when using the brakes but new pads and rotors took care of that.
However I've noticed it has a strange slight vibration in the steering wheel from time to time when you are just driving along.It's hard to describe,but it feels like the steering wheel moving slightly from left to right in slow motion,usually only lasts for a second or two.Might have something to do with the power steering.This sounds different from the problem you have though.
#2045 of 3012 Re: heating system on taurus-stuck on hot
Oct 23, 2005 (7:05 pm)
my heater gets stuck in a position ( hot usually). I found the mechanism behind the radio mount and watched the guide move, then stick at a point. I 've oiled it , which worked for 6 months, but is now recurring, so was looking to see if this was a common problem. So really it is nothing to do with the heating, just the direction it circulates.
#2046 of 3012 Re: 2001 Taurus Rear Brake Drum Removal [obiwantedj]
Oct 24, 2005 (4:02 am)
I never could get the drums off. I took it to a repair shop and even they had a terrible time getting the drums off. My suggestion is if you wait too long to change, you may as well let a repair shop handle it.
#2047 of 3012 Draining & Refreshing Coolant 2001 Taurus
Oct 24, 2005 (4:04 am)
I want to do the job myself. Is there a drain plug similar to the old Pet Cock that will let the fluid drain from the motor?
Oct 24, 2005 (2:04 pm)
HI, i am new here and though i see something similiar to my questions i guess i have an additional problem to add, I recently purchased a 1998 Mercury Sable, it seemed to be in great condition, however now that it is getting colder i have tried using the heater and all i am getting is cold air, which poses more of a problem for defrosting than being warm!! There are times when i stop the car that i can smell antifreeze, okay i am a "girl" i dont know alot about cars and dont have alot of extra money.. is this something that is an easy fix? also, since i was going to check it as well as my fluids today i went to open my hood, pulled the hood latch on the inside and well... nothing, its evidently popping the hood underneath somewhat as when i push down on the hood it clicks again, is there another way to get the hood open other than the latch? I guess i have gotten taken for the proverbial ride. but maybe someone can give me an easy fix?
Thanks a bunch
#2049 of 3012 Re: Clarification [wisewolves]
Oct 24, 2005 (9:44 pm)
There is another latch outside the car that you have to push down on,pull up,slide over or whatever.It will be located in the gap between the car and the hood.
You might have to stoop down and look underneath the end of the hood on the surface it closes onto,there is a little latch there that releases the hood and lets it go all the way up,might help if you shine a flashlight in there.
If you can't find it the next time you get gas ask the attendant to check your oil and ask him to show where the latch is.
#2050 of 3012 2001 Taurus Fuel Gauge Dash Light
Oct 25, 2005 (3:10 am)
The fuel gauge dash light is burned out. Is it controlled by a fuse or what? How can I change or get it to work?
#2051 of 3012 Re: Clarification [wisewolves]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Oct 25, 2005 (6:19 am)
DEFINITELY check the fluids...if you've lost a lot of coolant, you won't have heat in the car.
#2052 of 3012 97 taurus heater problem
Oct 26, 2005 (5:31 am)
Last week one of the duct dampers (down low behind the dash) in my 97 Taurus started to cycle open and shut about once per second when heat or defroster was selected (but only when the temp knob was set past half way (going into the red). I still got some heat through the ducts. THIS week, the cycling of the damper occurs only on the blue (cold) half of the temp knob and no heat comes out of the system in any position (vent, defrost, heater). I imagine that whatever controls the damper movement is fouled up, but can anyone tell me if this is a computer controlled damper or air-pressure controlled, etc, and what to do to fix it?
Thanks, it's getting cold up here in the NE and a heater would be nice