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Ford Taurus, Mercury Sable, Sedan, Wagon
Nov 13, 2006 (1:32 pm)
I'm in England and brought my first Taurus some years ago and still own them now, my firsts Taurus was an 86 SW with a 2.5 engine. I only sold it as it was under powered but in that time never had a single problem with sold it wit 75.000 miles on the clock, then brought a 19888 LX 3.8 with 45.000 miles, only problem I had with this was a broken engine mount (brought with the broken mount)replaced it twice which broke again again I put this down to three problems . One mount made in Isrial, one in India not quality. This problem could have been over come with a shock fitted across the top of the engine due to the amount of pull from the engine lurching forward when D is selected.
I then brought from fords an engine mount fitted to the Ford Transit commercial panel van which was almost identical, no more problems, I sold the carwith 95.000 mile and had no problems other than the mount, I also did a lot of towing with it with no averse affects. I then brought a 1992 SW wagon 3.0 55.000 mile and again did a a lot of towing (caravan 18 cwt) recently sold it with 97.000 mile up and not a single problem with it. I have now just brought a 1998 3.0 sedan which drive great though I can't seem to get the heater to work. Pipes in and out of the matrix are very hot and the fan switch only blows on maximum and I think the heater control is not working (any help there will be appreciated). I like the Taurus, maybe I have just been lucky and to get repairs and parts in England can be very expensive.
#2490 of 2996 Re: Listen for Fuel Pump [gkarg]
Nov 13, 2006 (2:12 pm)
My son in law brought a Taurus which had the same symtoms and slowly got worse, that was indeed the pump, what happens is the pump overheats due to a fault but as it is in the tank it is a built in saftey measure to prevent it getting to hot and causing a fire / explosion so the pump shuts down. Pain in the neck to do if you have a lot of fuel in the tank as the tank has to be dropped and the unit taken out from the top of the tank. Access could have been made in the trunk floor by Fords to make this easy to remove it with out taking the tank out. You only need to change the pump unit but these aren't cheap, your looking at $200 + your side, If you don't sort it you will find it will just keep cutting out on highway driving and it takes longer to start and becomes more frequent. Before you pull out the tank just check your vacume pipes, spilt in one will have a similar effect but restarting isn't a problem. I shipped one in from your side of the pond and no more problems. hope this helps.
#2491 of 2996 Re: Heater core replacement? [shilly77]
Nov 13, 2006 (3:25 pm)
Lee in England, yes I did my son in laws 88 Taurus heater core, I didn't follow all of Haynes guidlines, as I remember undo all the top screws below the wind screen, bolts at the bottom of the passengers side of the dash, you will find it easier if you drop the steering colum, feel your way around what needs to be freed to pull the dash out enough to get to the core, remember its in its own casing it can be fiddly but can be done in a morning if you don't mind becoming a rubber man to get in the right position, not the best of jobs but not so bad, putting back is easy making sure you don't pull any wires of and those you do go
back, good luck. I did this one some six years ago so can't remember all of how I did it.
#2492 of 2996 Re: 2002 ford taurus water in trunk [bytesniffer]
Nov 13, 2006 (3:48 pm)
I'm having the same problem, haven't had time to look further as its garaged, you could try sprinkling Talcom powder all around the rubber seal then checking next time it rains, if the seal is leaking the water will wash of the powder where the water is getting in, let me know if you find.
#2493 of 2996 Re: Low Coolant Light [maggielbs]
Nov 13, 2006 (8:12 pm)
I have a 97 ford taurus wagon. I'm having the same problem with my coolant light. after driving it for about 20 min. the low coolant light comes on, i've got plenty of coolant. It's done it since I bought it about a year ago. Though after reading the forums about it, it seems all I need is a 30$ resovoir. I've mentioned this problem to my mechanic many times and he says not to worry about it, that its just a sensor. but if it were a silly 30$ part why wouldn't he just recommend I replace it? Is it something I can ignore? also, I just spent 647$ replacing my entire brake line system! Fun!
p.s. My retractable antenna is stuck. It won't retract anymore. when I turn the car off, I can hear the little motor whurring, but the antenna stays put. the radio still works, is it worth fixing?
#2494 of 2996 Retractable antenna
Nov 13, 2006 (11:34 pm)
My guess is the nylon cord inside the antenna is broken, this is attached to the top of the antenna on the inside and the motor coils it up on retraction, whether you can replace it I don't know, my guess is a new antenna.
#2495 of 2996 Re: Low Coolant Light [shelleybean]
Nov 14, 2006 (11:09 am)
I've got a 99 SHO with the low collant light on all the time. I'll order a new resovoir per your feedback. Thanks.
#2496 of 2996 Ford SHO - how to open the hood?
Nov 14, 2006 (11:12 am)
I have a 99 Taurus SHO with a dead battery, the keys in the car and with a dead battery the keyless entry doesnt work. Any idea how I can get the hood open from outside the car? Then I could charge the battery. Thanks!
#2497 of 2996 AC connectors 95 Taurus...
Nov 15, 2006 (5:38 am)
Where are the high and low AC pressure connectors to add freon located on a 95 Taurus?
#2498 of 2996 95 Taurus Transmission...
Nov 15, 2006 (5:44 am)
After my 95 Taurus has warmed up, shifting from first to second I get a hard thump. The rest of the shifting is smooth. It does not do this at the beginning, I guess when the oil is cold. Once it warms up, I get this hard shifting from 1st to 2nd. Any suggestions? Thanks...