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Ford Taurus, Mercury Sable, Sedan, Wagon
#2444 of 3012 Re: Cranks but will not start if left sitting a while [nomoreford2]
Aug 18, 2006 (7:43 am)
I have had recently a similar intermittent problem with my
Taurus 2000 DOHC 24 V. The problem showed up when the car
was sitting more then 8-12 hours. Namely :
the engine started at very low RPMs - about 300 RPM. When I tried to accelerate it as usually - it stalled. When I accelerated it gently and was driving for some time - everything suddenly returned to the norm - the idle RPMs were about 800 RPMs. Sometimes the engine started but had 5-10 secs hesitation at low RPMs. Sometimes it stalled right after start... and I had to re-start it a several times
Three mechaincs ( including a Ford dealer ) failed to locate the problem ( I wasted a lot of money for replacing of sensors that were not faulty... )
Finally Bob Thibodeau Ford Dealer repair team found the real cause:
it was I.A.C. valve located in air bypass controlling idle speed. It was contaminated by carbon and oil deposits and was sticking intermittently choking the engine.... If I were a mechanic - it would be the first thing I checked ... After replacing of the valve - the problem seems to go away ( so far ( )
Hope it will help to you...
#2445 of 3012 Re: Cranks but will not start if left sitting a while [dsakharov]
Aug 20, 2006 (11:12 am)
I changed the spark plugs and the problem went away. I also sprayed some air intake cleaner in the IAC valve. On both areas my mechanic said were fine, but i guess he was wrong.
#2446 of 3012 Ford Transmission Interchangeability
Aug 21, 2006 (11:05 am)
Trans in my 95 Taurus is about to let go. 95 was the last year for this body style. Can I swap in a trans from a 96? Were there changes that affected the powertrain?
#2447 of 3012 Re: 96 taurus radio problem [laryba]
Aug 22, 2006 (12:22 pm)
Sorry about the late reply. No, I never got an answer. I have not found the problem yet. Everyone I ask, says check the fuses. My fuses are good, but no clock or music. If you find the problem please let me know. Thanks jre
#2448 of 3012 Re: Rear brakes dragging [wpanic]
Aug 26, 2006 (4:39 am)
i know it was a year ago but i am having the same problem would like to know if you resolved the issue please email me thanks jgazeleygrasslandcorp.com
#2449 of 3012 1995 sable rear brake lockup
Aug 26, 2006 (10:48 am)
1995 sable with rear disc brakes brakes get so hot they melted the hub caps replaced calipers rotors and pads still they get hot seems like on longer trips seems like brakes are not releasing any help thanks
#2450 of 3012 ac for 1999 sable wagon
Aug 27, 2006 (2:50 pm)
can the ac compressor on a 1999 sable wagon be bypassed
#2451 of 3012 Re: 1995 sable rear brake lockup [jgazeley]
Aug 27, 2006 (3:29 pm)
I had the same problem with my 95 Taurus Sedan. Turned out to be defective rubber brake lines connected to the rear calipers. To test, try bleeding the rear brakes. If no brake fluid comes out when pumping the brake, (or just a trickle) it's a good bet the flexible line is plugged up internally. If nothing comes out at the bleeder, try cracking the line where the flexible line connects to the steel line and pump the brakes again. If fluid flows freely then the flexible line is your problem. Replace and bleed the system and you're good to go.
#2452 of 3012 Hood doesn't fit snug against passenger side headlight
Aug 28, 2006 (6:06 pm)
The hood on my 2002 Mercury Sable (station wagon) does not fit snugly against the passenger side headlight. I can stick my finger in the space between the headlight and the hood. Was recently in an accident, had the front of the car repaired, but they didn't get this fixed. The body shop showed me a similar Sable with the same problem. I don't know if it was like this before the accident. Is yours? There are some posts under the hood that can be adjusted, but this does not fix the problem. I'll probably prowl around some used car lots poking my finger to see if it is a common problem. Wish me luck, and if you see me arrested for the strange behavior, you'll understand.
#2453 of 3012 Re: Hood doesn't fit snug against passenger side headlight [sable2002]
Aug 30, 2006 (7:04 am)
Obviously your body shop did not do a very good job of getting the front end of the car back to the shape it was originally.
They were throwing a smokescreen at you. They probably showed you another Sable with the same problem because they were the ones who repaired that one as well!
New ones might have a small gap difference from one side to the other, but nothing like what you describe.