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Ford Taurus, Mercury Sable, Sedan, Wagon
#2126 of 3012 warning light for airbag on
Dec 03, 2005 (5:36 pm)
I have a 1996 Mercury Sable that has recently had the Airbag warning light come on continuously. I took it to the local Auto-Zone and they told me they could not use the analyzer to determine why the light came on. Is this something I need to go to the dealer for or is there another way to check this out. Thanks. The car was involved in a front end accident some months back , but don't think it has anything to do with it.. The airbags did not deploy.Thanks for any help.
#2127 of 3012 96' taurus (oil light on) possible clogged screen??
Dec 04, 2005 (5:54 am)
when i start the car it sounds fine but after about 15-20 mins of running it starts making a ticking noise and the oil light comes on do you know what could be wrong???
should i keep it or get rid of it?
i had this car since 42,000 on it and this is the first big problem to go wrong with it
1996 taurus gl
#2128 of 3012 2000 Taurus 3.0 12v heater issue
Dec 04, 2005 (8:18 am)
It seems that everything is fine when starting off in the am however while driving the heater stops blowing warm and goes to cold. And it will not recover. The system is full, no leaks, and temp guage works fine.Whats up?
#2129 of 3012 2000 Taurus --Idle issues
Dec 04, 2005 (2:46 pm)
Any suggestions other than trade. 2000 Taurus; runs great but stalls and quits at stops. Rough idle, 97,000 miles. Has been a great car. Engine light is now on and codes at autoparts store says ERG too rich and ERG too lean. will this cause it to complete stall out? Has anyone had problems with Idle intake air control pump/valve? Guy at parts store said could be the problem.
#2130 of 3012 Heater is on-- smells like coolant? 94 Sable LS 3.0V6
Dec 04, 2005 (4:23 pm)
Car runs fine, doesn't overheat or anything or appear to be burning through coolant...
But when I turn on the heat in the car it noticebly smells like coolant (the air coming out is still hot)
What should I check, heater core? I heard DIY install on that is terrible and very expensive at a shop.
Radiator fluid was just flushed again and I added some stop leak stuff this time. But car is running fine other than that, anyone have any possible suggestions?
#2131 of 3012 2004 Mercury Sable air bags
Dec 04, 2005 (4:27 pm)
I have a 2004 Sable and My driver side air bag
is blown, what I would like to know is I found a
2003 set of air bags + modules an I change mind
over to these if I change everthing?
#2132 of 3012 Re: Changing "Third" Brake light in Sable Wagon--Do It Yourself? [swschrad]
Dec 05, 2005 (1:41 am)
Thank you so much! We were stumped! Happy Holidays from Kansas.
#2133 of 3012 blower motor
Dec 05, 2005 (7:06 pm)
i have a 02 mercury sable a while ago i heard a squelling noise come form under the dash it went away then the only speed on the controller that worked was high now i got no air coming out of the vents or defrost but it sounds like the motor is still tryin to go any one got any ideas for me
#2134 of 3012 Re: Brrrrrrr..COLD [grun]
Dec 09, 2005 (2:00 pm)
I had this exact problem last winter with my 98 Taurus. My mechanic said very prone to both plugging and the water pump fins issues. I flushed the heater core well, using Prestone SuperFlush, back flushed with hose. Heater blew very hot for 2-3 weeks then lost strength. Repeated that whole sequence - twice. From then, blew well all last winter. It's lost heat again, about to begin flush. Mechanic wants big moola to replace core, I'm willing to flush until it's fixed or I wash the whole core down the drain.
#2135 of 3012 Re: Heater is on-- smells like coolant? 94 Sable LS 3.0V6 [ledesordre]
Dec 09, 2005 (3:22 pm)
If you are really lucky, you have a loose connector & a small drip is coming thru the fire wall. More like, a leak. This will require a core swap -time consuming and therefore either a pain for you or your wallet. You NEED to do this because (1) the coolant will film over the interior glass and blur the vision and (2) it is toxic to breathe and causes brain damage, blindness, unconsciousness, and destroys the liver.
Crawl around on the floor, see if you can find a damp spot, see where it comes from. Tighten the heater hoses in the engine compartment at the firewall. If you don't find cause, get a professional - pronto.