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Ford Taurus, Mercury Sable, Sedan, Wagon
#2338 of 2996 Re: blower motor [fixitford]
May 03, 2006 (8:47 am)
Thanks for the post. It was very helpful. Before leaving for work this morning my wife said her blower was not working in her 2002 Taurus. I did some searching and found your post. When she called from the garage, I asked her if there was a puddle of water and she said yes. So, I told her the problem before she told me. Our Taurus only has 38,000 miles and already we are replacing the blower motor, which I have never had to do in any car I have ever owned. I am sending my complaint from the link you provided as soon as I get home. Hopefully Ford will have to make good on this.
#2339 of 2996 97 taurus . the hood
May 05, 2006 (6:33 pm)
I am hoping you can tell me how to get the hood open. I decided to try to check my own fluids. I pulled the knob on the inside that has a little car with the hood up icon on it really hard & it seems nothing happened. I got out to try to pull the hood up (it was still closed looking!) A long time ago I could just put my hand about in the center of the front of the hood & there was a lever you could push up on & the hood would pop up (on my 75 model Olds). Is there something like that on this taurus? HELP!
#2340 of 2996 Re: 1999 Taurus that no mechanic can repair [beancounter]
May 06, 2006 (5:39 am)
The front stabilizer bars have been replaced. I'm not having any problems with the back of the car. All of the noises are coming from the front.
Here's another challenge for you. Under the hood there is a rattling noise, one mechanic said that it is the AC compressor. However, the strangest thing happens. I can crank the car and leave it in park and the car won't make the noise. I put it in gear, leave the AC off and it will make the noise. Put it back in park and the noise will stop. Okay....I can turn the AC on while in park and it will make the noise. It also makes the noise while in gear with the AC on. In short, it will make the noise when the AC is on and when the car is in gear.
Also, the check engine light is on. We had a mechanic use a computer to find out why, said we needed a new EGR valve. We replaced the EGR valve per instructions and then reset the light by unhooking the battery. Lo and behold, it's back on!
I know...I need a new car, but I really need this car to last another year and a half. I'll graduate from college then and have more money to spend.
#2341 of 2996 Re: 97 taurus . the hood [scrub]
May 07, 2006 (3:14 pm)
Hi, I have this same problem on my 98 Taurus.
The things that push the hood up are worn out and don't work. What I do to get my hood open is, pull the hood release like you did, and then on the vehile grab the hood at the top (where the windshild wipers are located), slip your hand under the hood and pull up, then go to the front and do the normal relase at the center.
#2342 of 2996 2004 Ford Taurus SEL Keypad Code Location
May 08, 2006 (12:33 pm)
Just bought a 2004 Ford Taurus and was wondering if anyone can help me find the location of the door keypad code? Thanks in advance for your help.
Las Vegas, Nevada
May 08, 2006 (1:19 pm)
Hi, I was wondering if someone could please explain or link me to how to replace the front door handle on a 1993 Taurus Wagon. Thank you for your help.
#2344 of 2996 Re: 1999 Taurus that no mechanic can repair [laura6081]
May 08, 2006 (1:53 pm)
As a former student, I can relate to not having a lot of money for car repairs, or much of anything else for that matter!
It sounds like you have been to more than one mechanic with the problems you have mentioned. An honest mechanic that you can put complete faith in is worth his weight in gold! I have someone like that, and he now does everything for me. I am finished with car dealerships and big chain repair shops that advertise "low price specials" on mufflers to brakes, to anything else, and then hit you with all the extras you need that weren't included in that low price! When my mechanic says I need something, I know it needs it.
Back to your problems. You will have to hook up again to the car's computer to find out what code has been tripped with this latest "check engine lite". (I'm not a mechanic, but I thought clearing the codes took more than just disconnecting the battery. I may be wrong there.)
You mentioned the passenger side strut had been repaired along with a turn plate. Were these replaced or just repaired in some way? Struts and springs don't last forever. If yours are original at 150K miles, they could be making some noise when turning, maybe even during braking. Hard to say from where I sit. When it's time to replace them though, I would replace them in pairs; front or back, not one side without the other. I did springs and struts at 140K, along with lower ball joints. Total cost was around $900 if I remember right. A lot of money, but I'm planning on keeping the car for several more yrs. Don't bother putting that kind of money into it unless they're broken or absolutely need replacing.
I would search out that "honest" mechanic if you don't have one. Ask around and see if you can get a good referal from someone; maybe a teacher. They are permanent residents in the community.
Sorry I could not be of more help.
#2345 of 2996 Choosing a Serpentine Belt ...
May 08, 2006 (3:23 pm)
I have a 2001 SES w/almost 113K on it, and my serpentine belt is starting to crack a little. I usually go to Auto Zone and have (3) choices on a belt:
1. Valucraft - $19.99
2. Duralast - $26.99
3. Goodyear Gatorback (special rib design) - $33.99
Which one should I get? This car runs FABULOUS and plan on keeping it for at least another 80,000 miles (when the tires wear out), and have taken care of this car meticulously. Any feedback would be appreciated.
P.S. A relative or friend will install the belt for me.
#2346 of 2996 Re: 2004 Ford Taurus SEL Keypad Code Location [NurseMBH]
May 08, 2006 (4:01 pm)
I recently bought a 2006 Taurus and dealer has no code. They said they can retrieve it but I have to bring the car in. The keyless entry code can be found marked on the computer module. I have yet to look for mine as I really have no use for it yet.
#2347 of 2996 Re: Choosing a Serpentine Belt ... [vppc]
May 08, 2006 (4:03 pm)
I never would trust a name like "Valucraft". The Goodyear one is good but why spend the extra cash. I would go with Duralast!