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Ford Taurus, Mercury Sable, Sedan, Wagon
#2061 of 3012 Re: re 1996 mercury sable speedometer and transmission slipping from 1st -2nd [scrapper1]
Oct 29, 2005 (7:00 pm)
I had a similar problem on my 98 Taurus. I found out that the VSS (Vehicle Speed Sensor) affects the tranny AND speedometer through the computer. I changed the VSS (not expensive - gear on one side that does into the tranny and wire connector on the other) and all is well. Just a bit tough to get to - mine was near the firewall and I had to take off the air cleaner hoses, etc. to get to it.
#2062 of 3012 Re: 1996 ford taurus overheating [diggerr]
Oct 29, 2005 (8:51 pm)
my friends taurus had the same problem and the water pumps blades were rusted right off so they were flat and didnt circulate unless reving the engine up. replaced and it went away. also caused the antifreeze to be continuously rusty colored which went away too.
#2063 of 3012 Re: 2001 Taurus suspension noise [wgreen]
Oct 29, 2005 (9:18 pm)
Had it checked at Ford dealer,they replaced the sway bar links,all is quiet now.
These were the parts that the previous owner had replaced also,don't know why they wear out so quick.
#2064 of 3012 Re: quickie... which bank of O2 sensors is which? [swschrad]
Oct 31, 2005 (10:45 am)
Just replaced both forward sensors this past weekend. There are two more after the cats!!
Had to remove plastic 'cowl' behind motor to get access and a few other hoses, etc. The next day, the alternator died!
Your rattle may be a dead cat. Sometimes the honeycomb material inside will break up and rattle - at least on older cats. The shield appears to be welded to the cat.
#2065 of 3012 power loss at speed
Oct 31, 2005 (3:06 pm)
My 'new' 92 Taurus wagon (3.8L, 75k miles) suddenly loses power while driving. 'Check Engine' light comes on, it drops to idle (rough) while in gear but won't respond to the accelerator unless it's in Park or Neutral. The first 2 times, I stopped & put in gas treatment (thinking it was water in tank), and it ran fine immediately. The third time (10 miles after the 2nd), I turned the engine off & on and it ran fine. Any suggestions? thanks
#2066 of 3012 1996 Taurus Speed Sensor Part #
Nov 01, 2005 (9:57 am)
I have a 1996 Taurus that requires a new Vehicle Speed Sensor. When I call up part stores, they barage me with up to seven different part numbers for the VSS with prices ranging from $30 to $180. The car specs are as follows:
3.0 Liter Overhead Valve (OHV) Engine
Two parts that seems promising were
- VSS for AX4N Transmission with Electric Cluster
- VSS - with cruise control and dealer installed
Does anyone know which part I should be using as the vehicle speed sensor for this car or how I can better find out?
#2067 of 3012 1997 Ford Taurus Heater Noise
Nov 01, 2005 (12:19 pm)
1997 Taurus 90,000 miles. I get a rythmic ongoing noise about once per second somewhere in the dashboard when heat or defroster is selected (but only when the temp knob is set past half way (going into the red) or when set at the coldest setting in the blue (cold).. Maybe it's a duct damper cycling open and shut, I don't know. I get very little heat through the ducts. Please give me your ideas on this problem. Thank you. Richard
#2068 of 3012 Power steering head scratcher
Nov 02, 2005 (7:32 am)
99 Taurus 3.0, need to replace pulley on steering pump, do I need to remove the pump, or can I pull the pulley with the pump still mounted ??
If I do need to take the pump out to change the pulley how do I remove the pump??
What kind of puller do I use to remove the pulley???
#2069 of 3012 Re: re 1996 mercury sable speedometer and transmission slipping from 1st -2
Nov 02, 2005 (7:37 am)
Where did you find the exact part number for your car for the VSS? I am presented with 7 options and can not seem to find information on which is for my 1996 Taurus GL.
#2070 of 3012 2001 Mercury Sable
Nov 02, 2005 (10:32 am)
I have a 2001 Merc Sable LS Premium. The automatic headlights are a great feature. Lately, they do not turn off in the light. In the day time, it is like we have running lights. The lights work correctly in manual mode. Is there a light sensor bad? Can anyone guess what my problem is and how to fix it. Thanks