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Ford Taurus, Mercury Sable, Sedan, Wagon
#2243 of 3014 Re: Electrical leak won't stop [paperpusher1]
Feb 16, 2006 (9:14 am)
My 2002 Ford Taurus wagon has a 200 milli amp electrical leak that won't quit. I've pulled each of the fuses and the leak is still there. At first, I thought my problem was the OEM battery, but a new, recharged battery quickly wore down. That's when I discovered the leak. I clearly need help.
Not sure if you'll see this since no one has responded yet, but have you checked your alternator diodes? When they go, they can "leak" current, killing the battery when the car is shut off. The current leak will get worse over time. This can be checked by removing the alternator and taking it to a parts store for testing (such as Auto Zone).
#2244 of 3014 Replacement Tire Recommendations
Feb 16, 2006 (9:18 am)
My wife's 03 Taurus has 66k miles and the original tires have been great, but I fear their days are numbered; the tread is getting a little thin. Are there any recommendations for replacement tires on the alloy rims? Are there any tires that I should stay away from?
My priorities for these tires are long tread life, reasonable traction, and above all, the quietest possible tire in terms of rolling noise.
#2245 of 3014 Climate Control Ford Taurus SHO stays on
Feb 16, 2006 (4:55 pm)
I have a 1991 Taurus SHO and the climate control does not turn off. Thus killing the battery after several hours. It is suppose to run off but the OFF on the display stays on. Does anyone have a clue on what the trouble may be?
#2246 of 3014 Re: Replacement Tire Recommendations [doohickie]
Feb 17, 2006 (6:07 am)
I put some BF Goodrich Traction T/A's on my 2000 SES this summer. They are the T rated version supposedly a 70K tire, not the H rated. I have about 4K miles on them and am very happy with them. Tire Rack gives them a good review as well. They are directional tread tires, so can only be rotated front to back.
They ride quietly, somewhat better wet traction than the OEM Continentals, and have quite good snow traction as well, and they are fairly moderately priced.
I don't bother with snow tires as my front wheel drive Taurus performs quite well in the snow I need to get around in, as long as a decent amount of rubber remains on all season tires.
#2247 of 3014 Re: Replacement Tire Recommendations [badgerfan]
Feb 17, 2006 (6:36 am)
Thanks for the recommendation. I've used Goodrich on other cars with good results.
And... umm..... I don't bother with snow tires cuz I live in Texas.
#2248 of 3014 Re: Replacement Tire Recommendations [doohickie]
Feb 17, 2006 (1:48 pm)
Y'all should be drivin' a pickup then!
#2249 of 3014 Re: Replacement Tire Recommendations [badgerfan]
Feb 21, 2006 (10:50 am)
Never. Even the Taurus is too much of a gas guzzler for me, but we needed something to fit two 6 foot sons in the back seat.
#2250 of 3014 Re: Replacement Tire Recommendations [doohickie]
Feb 21, 2006 (12:03 pm)
Check at one of the internet tire sales. One of these places has a very nice forum that you can sort by model and learn what other owners thought of particular tires. Wife has older Sable and for it, dollars and doughnuts, a model of Khumo's were rated quite high. Same with other car, Aurora. I put them on it and couldn't be happier. Owners were more satisfied with this tire than the OE and several others typically costing about $150 more per tire. P235/60R16 99H.
Note, the higher the speed rating, the softer the sidewall typically. Make sure you use at least what the OE was. Less will certainly ruin ride, harsh. Going higher may not be a problem as the above mentioned, without any suspension changes came with either S's or V's. Also the above mentioned site has a size search by vehicle. My search eliminated some tires available in that size because they didn't match weight requirements. (99H is weight/ speed rating for that particular tire)
Feb 21, 2006 (12:07 pm)
I replaced with the new Zerox about 2 years and 20K ago. If memory is correct, it was G05, for all Fords, long life high milage.
The other day I looked into recovery bottle and saw this brownish with small specs in it. Did complete flush first.
Anyone else having problem with this stuff?
#2252 of 3014 Re: Wipers turn on intermittently [99sablels]
Feb 21, 2006 (12:53 pm)
It is in the switch where you adjust the speed. You can carefully disassemble and correct the problem. If memory serves correctly, it is looseness in the assembly allowing the metal sliding device to short. Don't remember the exact fix, may have carefully sprung the device a small amount.