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Ford Taurus, Mercury Sable, Sedan, Wagon
#2138 of 3012 Re: blower motor [jesse7]
Dec 14, 2005 (6:29 am)
I'm not sure about the 02 sable, but if you own a 2003 Ford Taurus the odds are very good that you already have, or are just about to have your Defrost Blower Motor go out.
We noticed a puddle of water on the passenger side floor very soon after we bought the car. It turns out that due to a design defect, water can get into the heater system and ends up on the floor. We took the car to the dealer twice (under warranty) to have this addressed. What the dealer didnít tell us- is that the blower motor and resistor wind up sitting in a puddle of water.
You donít need to be an electrical engineer to figure out what happens next. This week the weather turned cold and the blower motor burned out. Back to dealer, 3rd time, charged nearly $300 to replace the blower motor. They told us sorry, not a warranty issue!
Ford has issued at least 2 TSBs on this, and they know it is a design issue. There hasnít been a recall so they tell you to get lost.
If you have a 2003 Taurus, this will probably happen to you. If it already has do us all a favor and file a complaint with the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. Link below:
You will need your VIN # to complete the process, but aside from that it is easy.
If enough people complain, they will make Ford issue a recall and correct this under warranty.
#2139 of 3012 Re: 2000 Taurus --Idle issues [bates3]
Dec 14, 2005 (9:03 pm)
Did you get the codes in writing? The DPFE valve helps control the EGR and tends to go bad sometimes and cause a check engine light. Not too hard to change for a DIY person. Cost $40-90 for the part. Do a search for DPFE and IAC valves. There are Taurus sites with repair info but this forum prohibits mentioning them.
#2140 of 3012 Re: 2000 Taurus --Idle issues [camerauser]
Dec 15, 2005 (7:45 am)
There was an extended warranty added by Ford to warranty the DPFE sensor (not valve). If I recall the warranty was to 80K miles. This applied to my 2000 Taurus Duratech, I don't know if it applied to the Vulcan or other model years.
The reason for the extended warranty was Ford was experiencing premature failures of many of these sensors. Mine hasn't failed yet. I am only at 55K miles, but I kept the notice Ford sent out in case it does fail before 80K.
#2141 of 3012 1994 Mercury Sable v-6
Dec 16, 2005 (5:38 am)
I have a Mercury Sable that the check battery light is staying on. I have checked the alternator and it is working. Need help locating possible problem. The car runs good.
#2142 of 3012 Electrical problem
Dec 16, 2005 (6:53 am)
I have a 1994 Mercury sable v-6 The battery lite stays on after the car is started. We have checked the altenator and it checked out ok. Someone told us that it could be a fusable link but we can not locate where this. Please help
#2143 of 3012 Ford Taurus PCM CMP
Dec 16, 2005 (11:22 am)
Ford Taurus 1996 3.0L engine Vin U has the P0340 DTC Camshaft position sensor circuit malfunction. I did all the circuit tesing and it all pointed to getting new PCM but put that in today and it came right back(DTC)going to Vocational school monday off the weekend and will ask him but any ideas????? Help
#2144 of 3012 Re: 1994 Mercury Sable v-6 [cat5]
Dec 16, 2005 (12:58 pm)
I read your post and wondered how you "checked" your alternator?.
Auto Zone, Advance Auto Parts and others will diagnose it free of charge.
#2145 of 3012 Re: AIR CONDITIONING AND CRUISE CONTROL. [chunky1]
Dec 17, 2005 (5:31 pm)
The pressure sensor on the air conditioner receiver tank, rightin front of the motor next to the radiator) may be the problem. It is about a $25 part which can be replaced without losing coolant. You can do it using a pair of channel locks. To test, unplug the plug on top (clip holds it);take a jumper wire, which could be a cut-off extension cord or anything -there should be either 2 or 4 pins in the plug; take the wire and hold to one pin while touching the others one at a time with the other end and you should hear a clicking sound.That means the sensor is bad.
#2146 of 3012 No heat in my 98 Mercury Sable, 3.0
Dec 17, 2005 (7:06 pm)
I am baffled! My car's heater just wont work! Last year a friend gave me the money to replace a leaking and fauly heater core. The heat worked fine for the rest of that winter. I used my ac all summer, and now that it's cold, all I get out of the blower is cold air! The engine does heat up, though slower now (maybe the cold temps?)I replaced the thermostat, and the problem with no heat still exists! I was told I may have a blockage, does this mean a new heater core again? I live on a very small wage, and I have two infant grand children, so I cannot afford a mechanics bill, and so I try to do everything I can do, myself. It is getting rather cold, esp. for the babies, and it is the only car I have. I cannot begin to express that I know how to relace a heater core, so I pray that is not the problem. What else could it be? I have taken as good care of this car as my means will allow, I change the oil and filter every 3,000 miles, and the car seems to run good. The transmission is sluggish in cold weather, my father who is deceased said that fords are notorious for this. Is there anything else I can do or check for, before we must drive the remaider of winter without heat? (the worst is yet to come)I am at a loss, and really dont know what to do! I have been online for hours and days trying to find a solution to this problem,maybe this site will help. Any suggestions I will at least look into and or try, as money will allow. Thank you, Lorie
#2147 of 3012 Help---trying to replace my O2 sensor
Dec 18, 2005 (9:34 am)
Help me to create a new post--didn't mean to hi-jack this post but cann't find out how to make new posts????
Anyway, I'm trying to find out how to replace my 02 sensor on my 98' Ford Taurus Wagon--Anybody?