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Ford Taurus, Mercury Sable, Sedan, Wagon
#2502 of 3012 Re: 2002 ford taurus water in trunk [warhorse1]
Nov 20, 2006 (4:06 pm)
One common source is the rear window seal leaking. In this case you will likely have to go to a glass shop to get the gasket replaced or window resealed.
Another place to look is behind the tail light fixtures. Seals and seams may have some cracks or openings.
If you have a garden hose carefully spray one area at a time and check the trunk. You will have to remove the liner to completly inspect.
If you have a friend that trusts you.... this friend could get in the trunk with a flash light and observe as you spray the outside with water.
#2503 of 3012 Re: 96 Wagon with O2 Sensor Code problems [ktf71096]
Nov 20, 2006 (4:22 pm)
This car has 4 total O2 sensors. Double check to make sure you replaced the correct sensors. I know they are hard to reach and expensive. You could flip them around and see if the problem goes away. Also, If you still have the old ones ,the Ford fuel injection manual explains how to test them with a multimeter.
Also, you could add a bottle of Guaranteed to PASS (available at most good parts stores) to the gas tank. Follow the instructions and reset the codes.
#2504 of 3012 Re: Ford Taurus Cooling System Flush [lovemytaurus]
Nov 20, 2006 (4:35 pm)
Make sure you use distilled water in the mixing. Don't use tap water.
You can now buy it already with a 50/50 mixture as a convenience. You pay more but you may find it worth it.
It can be tricky to get all of the air out of the system. Squeeze the upper rad hose as it is running with the cap off. Make sure you check it frequently for a few day after to make sure. Top off as required.
#2505 of 3012 Re: 91 Sable LS wagon, blown grill lights [wendler]
Nov 23, 2006 (5:11 am)
I had an '87 LS,
When lites blew out, just got some sockets & bulbs (old style, brass base bulbs) for backup lights from PepBoys - maybe $2-$4/socket today.
Reamed out plastic where lites fit-in, (actually used soldering iron to elarge the holes - quicker) wired-in new sockets in place of old, slip into place....voila!
Cost - 30-min - 1 hr time, $20+/- (?). Not quite as bright since OEM bulb is halogen (?) but still just fine.
#2506 of 3012 Re: 95 Taurus Transmission... [smitty24]
Nov 23, 2006 (7:45 pm)
What happened with your transmission? Mine is doing the same thing (started on Nov 19). 95 Mercury Sable, 3.0 litre. Transmission AX4N. I changed the transmission fluid and is a bit smoother but a mechanic said it will eventually fail.
#2507 of 3012 Re: automatic on/off headlight feature not working [pod]
Nov 25, 2006 (8:10 pm)
I think I am having a similar or almost the same feature on my car. (I have a 2000 LS Premium Sedan). The Auto sensor seems to be working as everything comes on BUT the headlights. I have to turn the light on at night manually. After driving this car for 6 years, this is going to be an old habit to break as I do not want to drive down the roads here in VA thinking the headlights are on as everything else (brakes, inside cluster/interior; side lights, etc). Just no headlights. I am unable to get a straight answer from two dealers and cannot find a manual to track the electrical. Anyone have any ideas? Car just hit 70K miles on it. Have learned that these cars suck for keeping alignments. New 6OK miles tires one is shot. Appreciate any help if anyone has found a solution to this. I am confident I will NOT buy another revised model year(this case, 2000 changed from the 96-99) and my 96 was a lemon and a half. Alan Deyoe, Chesapeake, VA
#2508 of 3012 Re: 2002 Taurus SEL Climate Control Fan [rmk1]
Nov 28, 2006 (10:44 am)
i have the same issue with my 03 sable. i took the fan out and jumped it. it works fine. any help on this is appreciated.
#2509 of 3012 Re: 2002 ford taurus water in trunk [nbpt100]
Nov 28, 2006 (11:31 am)
I had the same problem recently but finaly located the problem. Due to the shape of the trunk below below the rear window and acts as a cradle for water which will accumilate in the dip of the shape if the car is not park on a flat surface (facing up a slope) in my case water had gathered there and had entered the trunk by coming up under the seal over the metal frame. New seal has cured my problem.
#2511 of 3012 speedometer from the SciFi channel
Nov 29, 2006 (2:34 pm)
1995 Mercury Sable GS, 3.0L. Bought 2 days ago from private owner. Both in town or highway the needle bounces constantly between 15 to 20 above and below, going with traffic flow. The tach works. What's up and how to fix?