Last post on Dec 01, 2012 at 9:47 AM
You are in the Ford Taurus/Mercury Sable
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Ford Taurus, Mercury Sable, Sedan, Wagon
#2280 of 2996 Re: 2000 Taurus --Idle issues [kjavandel]
Mar 07, 2006 (11:57 am)
I doubt that you really have to have the notice in order to get it repaired under warranty. I kept my notice in a file in case I need repair in the future. Let your dealer know you know of the extended warranty, then if that does not help, call Ford's 800 number for these type of issues, and I am sure they will be able to help you.
If your car is under the extended warranty, it should cost you nothing for the repair. Note, I do not know if the warranty applied to all 2000 Tauri with both engines, but it definitely did to mine, which is a 2000 SES with 3.0 Duratech, and the car was built toward the end of the 2000 model year.
I don't know of any other extended warranties except the front suspension springs. However there were several recalls that your car may have not been brought in for, such as the wiper motor and brake light switch replacement that I can remember I had replaced under recalls several years ago. With the VIN number, your dealer should be able to tell you whether your car had these recalls done.
#2281 of 2996 Re: tranny code P1744 [alcan]
Mar 08, 2006 (10:05 am)
Thanks Again Alcan.
First this must be S, not N by filter kit. 17 bolt pan, not 19.
Still confusion over the duty cycle thing, but not as to what a duty cycle is. In the area of no slippage requirement which would seem to make both checks fail or pass as written. I do wonder though if the wording should have read "TCC solenoid" for duty cycle.
Has the system progressed to the point that the apply rate of TCC is being controlled by PWM of the solenoid? It used to be fully on or off and TCC apply rate was controlled by a pressure and spring modulator valve circuit.
Wife took car to shop, they said new tranny, but think they were guessing and don't know what reader they used.
Change fluid using Lubeguard's flush. Much darker than I expected with 35K since last time. Probably a normal amount of material on magnet. Flushed via cooler line using 16 1/2 quarts. Test drove seemed OK. Wife driving and so far no code. Will redrive when time allows. Much confusion about why fluid was low, per wife, where excess may have gone to when she added. Just like a woman to confuse beyond any diagnostic measure that might point to the idiot behind the wheel.
#2282 of 2996 Re: WHAT DOES THAT DO?? [paulina0618]
Mar 08, 2006 (10:25 am)
Dash light is likely dual purpose. Check owners manual,learn to read.
Second purpose could indicate problem in main brakes. Malfunctioning master cylinder, low fluid. Check fluid level immediately. Do not move until done and topped off! If low, likely you've got a leak. In either case, unless you fix, slowly go with caution to service station, if braking seems OK!!!
Could also be bulb check circuit, bad wiring, but don't bet someone's life on it.
#2283 of 2996 Re: brown coolant [warlock1]
Mar 08, 2006 (10:35 am)
I would think not a problem if exact same tranny but that is what can be complicated in checking. Even though it might be a AX4 N or S, there are internal changes sometimes depending upon the exact vehicle, engine, it is used for. I don't know if there are any external indications, maybe the tag bolted on it. These transmissions varying by year, even build date go through quite a few changes. Have been used in Windstars and Lincolns (FWD).
#2284 of 2996 Re: 2001 taurus front drivers wheel lose [bodene]
Mar 08, 2006 (10:37 am)
Not enough info. Where is it loose at?
#2285 of 2996 Crankshaft Position Sensor question
Mar 08, 2006 (6:00 pm)
My in-laws have a 2000 Taurus Wagon with the 3.0, and apparently the crankshaft position sensor is bad in it. It runs, just a little hesitant and sluggish at startup, and revs high until warmed up.
If the sensor isn't replaced, will it kill the engine? Can it run the way it is for now?
#2286 of 2996 Re: Crankshaft Position Sensor question [taurus55]
Mar 09, 2006 (7:48 am)
Every 2000 Taurus has a 3.0, but there are two 3.0 V-6's, the Duratech 24V DOHC and the pushrod Vulcan, not that this makes a difference in my answer.
How do you know there is a bad crankshaft position sensor? Could be a number of things. THe DPFE sensor is an extended warranty item, at least on Duratech versions as the 2000 Taurus with Duratech is what I have.
All engines will be a little sluggish at startup until warmed up. Additionally all Tauri engines will rev at higher rpm-about 1000-1200 until warmed up to speed the warmup cycle and improve driveability when the engine is cold.
I would get a diagnosis done before just swapping parts. There may be nothing wrong at all, unless it behaves different than in the past.
#2287 of 2996 Re: Crankshaft Position Sensor question [badgerfan]
Mar 09, 2006 (8:47 am)
The DPFE controls the EGR if I remember correctly. I think that emission related parts are affected by federal law for like 5 year/ 50K.
Dealer probably just as soon deny connection. Talked to a Ford manager the other day. They are in money saving mode as some recent TSB's say to do nothing unless the customer complaint is specifically related. And how many customers find out about the TSB?
#2288 of 2996 Re: 2000 Taurus --Idle issues [kjavandel]
Mar 09, 2006 (2:43 pm)
I was told by dealer that is is covered up to 75K. I bought part for $27 from them and did it myself. Took 10 mins, although it is a tight squeeze to get behind the top of plastic plenum.
Mar 09, 2006 (3:57 pm)
I ran my OBD II scan today and it came up with erorr code
155 - O2 Sensor Heater Circuit Malfunction (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
Does anyone know what this means?