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You are in the Ford Taurus/Mercury Sable
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Ford Taurus, Mercury Sable, Sedan, Wagon
#2290 of 3012 Re: tatchy [sango]
Mar 09, 2006 (3:49 pm)
Go to www.carreview.com. I was on there the other night and found that they have over 300 reviews on the Taurus. I always thought that Fords were dependable because my parents had 2 or 3 Crown Victorias that lasted well over 150,000 miles without any problems, but now Im learning better. I have a 2003 Taurus that has 51000 miles on it. The emergency brake went on and continues to be on when I do not use it. Go to carreview.com and read all the reviews on the car. Average rating is 3.1 out of 5 and many people report the car as being cheaply made and that the transmission is a major problem. Look carefully at the years of the cars when you read them though. GOOD LUCK!!!!
Mar 10, 2006 (8:15 am)
This is a 97 wagon Vulcan.
Does anyone know if this tranny should achieve TCC lock when it is in D range instead of OD?
#2292 of 3012 Re: Crankshaft Position Sensor question [e_net_rider]
Mar 10, 2006 (10:27 am)
What I meant by extended warranty on the DPFE sensor was that Ford sent a letter out to all affected owners that the DPFE sensor warranty was being extended to 80K miles due to too many failing prematurely. I do not know whether it was covered originally to 50K with emmissions parts.
#2293 of 3012 Re: Crankshaft Position Sensor question [badgerfan]
Mar 11, 2006 (6:54 am)
And I'm not sure on exact EPA requirements for such components. Could be wrong, but I'm thinking original requirements for such was 100K.
Most were never aware and got billed anyway.
Not automotive, but opinion.
There are many at different levels whose opinion would be that Katrina was a God send. Good for the economy because of the billions of dollars pumped into the economy. I would call it waste.
And much the same with automotive and planned obsolescence. Not that they couldn't economically make every vehicle last 500K, they don't want to.
#2294 of 3012 Dome Light/Door Shut
Mar 11, 2006 (11:42 pm)
I have a 2001 SES almost 104,000 miles. Great car! Tonight, however, my dome light wouldn't shut off when I shut the door, so it took a few shuts for it to shut off. Also, when I got out of the car while car was running and get back in, it would stay on until I got moving (which was normal). When I got off work tonight, it started working just fine!
So, what could it be and what can fix it in the future?
#2296 of 3012 brakes on 03 taurus
Mar 12, 2006 (7:40 am)
Has anyone replaced the brakes on an 03 taurus? If so were there any issues that demanded special tools, any hints and tips would be appreciated. I just did my sons cavelier, and it took 10 minutes per side, pads and rotors. Hoping the taurus is the same...
#2297 of 3012 Everything is going wrong at once!
Mar 12, 2006 (10:03 pm)
I have a 2002 Taurus with 76k that is all of a sudden acting up.
First, the heat/air/ac will not work at all in any position of the vent or fan speed. This just started to happen two days ago and has not worked since.
Secondly, the car will roll backwards in the middle of the night in my driveway down the minor hill of said driveway.
Third, the belt is very squeaky and will not stop squeaking at any speed, and it's pissing me off.
Fourth, when I go over any bumps my front end sounds realllly loose and it seems like things are going to fall off.
Last, the ABS seems to go off at any minor bump in the road when I am using the brakes. I have never noticed this until now.
My 99 Jeep Cherokee with 150k on the clock has not had one thing wrong with it, and this Taurus I've babied and taken care of very well and it seems like within the past three days it's crapping itself. I bought both the Cherokee and Taurus new (Yes, I drive a ton!) and have changed fluids at the recomended frequency. Any help!!??
#2298 of 3012 Re: 95 Taurus Won't Turn Off [nonmechanic]
Mar 13, 2006 (6:07 am)
I have the same exact problem right now, what did you do to correct the problem? Dave
#2299 of 3012 '00 Sable, Idling Issues...
Mar 13, 2006 (7:44 pm)
I have had fuel injectors replaced four times in two years replaced, fuel pump replaced, transmission replaced, gaskets galore, valves and sensors, etc. Recently, the check engine light came on and I took it to the dealership. They had to replace a connecting hose(AB Hose) and a couple of gaskets include intake manifold. Get the car back and now, the car idles worse than it did even with the cracked hose. It idles fine(in drive) with the heating/defrost system off. When the system is turned on, the RPM's drop for a couple of seconds, then it revs up for a couple of seconds and goes back to idling normal. Then the whole process happens again a minute later. Something kicks on under the hood, the RPM's drop and then the rev up. If I turn the heat off, it idles fine. Any ideas would help, I would like to know what Im getting into. I have spent over a 1k in repairs this past month and am looking for any help.