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Ford Taurus, Mercury Sable, Sedan, Wagon
Aug 08, 2006 (6:07 pm)
My mother in law just bought a 2006 Ford Taurus SEL for 12,700 on the road (ttl included honestly). When we were test driving it I noticed a rubbing sound and vibration in the steering wheel. The dealer replaced the passenger wheel bearing. We have now purchased the vehicle and I am noticing that the drivers wheel bearing is acting up now. I am not worried being that we have the factory bumper to bumper warranty still, but is there any recurrent issues that we need to watch out for in the vehicle before the warranty runs out? The vehicle only has 17,219 miles on it so we have some time? I love the car (Tungsten Metallic with the power driver with lumbar and cloth, keypad entry system, split rear seats, auto-dimming rear mirrors.) I actually enjoy the ride and the spaciousness of the car.
#2433 of 3014 Re: Sable Stalling Issues [vppc]
Aug 11, 2006 (6:07 pm)
Did your fiend get the stalling issue resolved? And if so what did they say the problem was? I'm having the same problem.
#2434 of 3014 Re: 2000 Taurus --Idle issues [ohio7]
Aug 11, 2006 (6:12 pm)
Were you having issues with your car stalling & shutting off before they replaces the sensor and after they replaced it did the probelm stop?
#2435 of 3014 Re: Secondary Air Injection Fault [taurus3]
Aug 12, 2006 (6:43 am)
Hi Mike, did you ever get information on the wiring diagram? I have the same problems with my 97 Taurus. How did you rectify the problem? My local mechanic says I need to replace the air pump unit. thanks
#2436 of 3014 Re: 96 taurus radio problem [jre]
Aug 12, 2006 (2:08 pm)
Did you ever get an answer - I have exactly the same problem
#2437 of 3014 Re: 99 taurus heater [badgerfan]
Aug 12, 2006 (7:48 pm)
my taurus was not heating and I found the ac compressor running when it was on the heat side of the selector switch and that the fins on the water pump were worn off
#2438 of 3014 97 Ford Taurus 3.0 Standard V6 a/c "singing" noise
Aug 15, 2006 (9:17 pm)
OK- I googled a site and it looked very helpful. It said "tell us your problem. Include all the details." So I typed this friggin essay, only to scroll down and find the "pay here" section. #$^%!
My Taurus has a new sound. 115,000 miles, and we are juuuust cleaning it up to sell it...
Upon startup, just after I put it in reverse and began backing down the drive, I heard a singing noise, just like brake squeal. I stopped, and backed up a little, pumping the brake, start and stop, trying to isolate the source. It persisted unbroken (not brakes). I put it in park and it persisted, except now it had a belt chirp (so now I was thinking a belt-driven component). I mashed the brake pedal (no change), turned the wheel (smooth operation), and then punched the gas a couple of times. With the gas, I got a pronounced belt chirp and the squeal got louder, then stopped. It chirped and squealed again with the gas pedal, and then stopped when the engine returned to idle. A/C was on the whole time. I parked it.
A few minutes later, I started it up again, and there was the singing. I turned off the a/c and it stopped, but it didn't start again when I flipped a/c back on. In a few seconds it started again, and seemed to stop shortly after I turned off the a/c. I'm thinking the a/c compressor is beginning to seize and fighting the serpentine belt. I've only started the car these two times since this began.
This is Grand Rapids, Michigan, and we have two and a half hot months here. The rest of the year, you could get by without running much a/c, with the exception of a few muggy days. We have been running the a/c since the heat began in early July. In three years, three seasons, we haven't charged the system. I notice that it runs with the defroster sometimes, too.
We just financed this car's replacement, and I want to sell this one. It's in beautiful shape, with leather, cold a/c, keyless entry, 6-disc changer, moonroof, pl, pw, ps. I need to fix the problem myself, or at least figure out for sure what it is so I can sell around it.
I hope maybe the a/c system is low on refridgerant, which I suspect also lubricates the system, and that's the culprit. But maybe I'm totally wrong, and it's something else. How can I be certain?
#2439 of 3014 Re: 2000 Taurus --Idle issues [kimanij]
Aug 16, 2006 (10:14 am)
Last August my engine light came on. Went to my regular mechanic and he looked up my car/engine and told me to get the EGR valve or sensor (can't remember now) replaced under the extended warrenty. I looked in my files and had the letter that I got and because it was a month out of warrenty the Ford dealer gave me some static but I won out after all.
I had no change in the engine - just the light coming on. The car has run great for six years until about 2 1/2 months ago when I had hesitation and poor excelleration - plus the engine light coming on again.
After about 15 visits to my regular mechanic, he put a new coil in the #5 cylinder last night. Two months ago it was the #3 cylinder that needed the coil but while he had all of the hardware off he suggested that he do all of the plugs. This went on (light on and "missing") since mid-June. I am hoping that the light is still off when I drive home from work tonight.
I am stunned that with all of this new technology that the scanner does not do a much better job of defining what exactly, is wrong with a car. It comes up "cylinder #5". Well, that could be the spark plug, coil, or the rubber boot. In order to not rack up a high bill he replaced one item at a time starting with the cheapest item - spark plug. This is why I had to make so many visits after work.
#2440 of 3014 Re: 97 Ford Taurus 3.0 Standard V6 a/c "singing" noise [stampy_x7]
Aug 16, 2006 (2:33 pm)
You mentioned that the A/C is cold. Is this correct? If it's not chances are you have a leak and with a leak you leak lubricant as well as freon. If it is cold have you recently had it recharged? If so they should have put in some lubricant then. If A/C is cold chances are the a/c pulley or clutch is showing its' age!
#2441 of 3014 2005 Ford Taurus SEL Key Code
Aug 17, 2006 (1:59 pm)
I have been trying for months to find out the key code number for my Taurus. In the handbook, it says the key code is on the computer module. I have no idea where the computer module is. Can someone please help me? Thanks