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Ford Taurus, Mercury Sable, Sedan, Wagon
#2355 of 3012 Re: 2003 SES Taurus - New Starter??? [kevin111]
May 26, 2006 (7:34 am)
I replaced the starter on my '00 Sable at 117K in Sep 2004 at a cost of $270 with my local mechanic. No problems since then. Currently have 168K on the car.
Regarding batteries, my dad and I have both owned Ford products for yrs, and the original batteries consistently last only 2 to 3 yrs. I live in the mid-west; he lives down south. If yours is still the original battery, have it checked along with your entire charging system so you get the right parts replaced.
#2356 of 3012 Beancounter - Thank you
May 26, 2006 (8:26 am)
I appreciate the input. I will go give her a call right now. The towtruck guy thought it was going to be $450, but she just found the starter for almost half the price ($250 vs. $140) at Autozone. Why mechanics can not go to the local autoparts store to price parts is beyond me.
#2358 of 3012 93 Sable won't start.
May 29, 2006 (9:21 am)
Car has been idling rough for a couple months now, had significantly more trouble going up slight hills than level ground. The engine sounded like maybe all cylinders weren't firing, I dunno, but it got to sounding like a lawn mower. The rough idling kinda feels like a big ass giant is kicking my car from behind while I'm driving. It's real jerky when I'm driving. I changed the fuel filter a month ago but that didn't help. I did consistantly run the car on E which I believe is bad for the fuel injectors, don't know if that relates to my problem or not. Yesterday I was driving and the engine just stopped running, then I tried restarting and the battery sounds fine, but the engine isn't turning over itself. Any help appreciated, thanks.
#2359 of 3012 hoses hard when car is warm
May 31, 2006 (6:19 am)
my 95 Sable with 127000 miles runs great but recently overheated and shut down on my wife. since then i fushed engine coolant, installed new thermostat, replaced radiator cap and refilled with coolant. The car seems to run good but the radiator hoses get very hard once the car reaches operating temperature. Thermostat was installed correctly. anyone have any ideas. Car is not overheating at this time.
#2360 of 3012 Re: hoses hard when car is warm [bill87]
May 31, 2006 (9:02 am)
Your engine cooling system is designed to run under pressure when up at full operating temperature, which is why the hoses get hard. Shouldn't be a problem. The radiator cap is designed as a pressure relief valve to maintain a set operating pressure. Once the pressure is exceeded, it bleeds some coolant into the plastic overflow tank. When the engine cools down, that overflow is sucked back in to keep the radiator full.
As long as you do not go over temperature any more, everything sounds like it is behaving as designed.
#2361 of 3012 Turn Signals Aren't workng on my Merc. Sable!
May 31, 2006 (11:06 am)
Hello all. The turn signals aren't working on my Dad's 1996 Mercury Sable! Where is the module/relay located so it may be checked out? Thanks for your help.
#2362 of 3012 03' Taurus Horn won't work
Jun 02, 2006 (6:37 am)
Hi. I have an 03' Taurus and the horn stopped working. Everthing else is great. With my experiences with the Ranger for instance, I thought the fuse would be bad (to prevent tampering it is connected with the radio, which is odd) Anyone have any suggestions. Thank you in advance.
#2363 of 3012 Re: 2003 SES Taurus - New Starter??? [beancounter]
Jun 02, 2006 (8:16 am)
My 2000 SEL bought in June 2000 STILL has the original battery in!! I've driven nothing but Fords all of my life starting in 1968 and my experience has been that the original battery has always lasted longer than any other brand that I have gotten since the original, which is six years. I grew up in Cincinnati and am now living in Northern Virginia.
#2364 of 3012 Catalytic Converter causing failed inspection
Jun 04, 2006 (9:58 am)
have a 97 Taurus wagon.... drives great... just had some of the exhaust replaced.. muffler and a couple of pipes.... It failed inspection because the check engine light is on, and the inspector say's it the catalytic converter... outside of the light, it seems fine... The mechanic said, maybe he can figure something out to get it to pass... I really don't want to replace it $$$$$. He reset the light and in 2 days it came back on.. So any ideas how to pass the inspection. thanks J