Last post on Dec 01, 2012 at 9:47 AM
You are in the Ford Taurus/Mercury Sable
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Ford Taurus, Mercury Sable, Sedan, Wagon
#2864 of 2996 Re: 2001 Ford Taurus [idaboo]
Aug 19, 2008 (2:59 pm)
You cannot change the main code, which is why you don't want to use that one generally, you want to put in a different code known to you. Then if someone finds it out, you can change it again.
I would disconnect the battery, and lock the car up manually. It'll be safe and secure until you come home, unlock it with the key, raise the hood, and re-connect the battery. You should be fine. That's about all you can do.
#2865 of 2996 Re: A more specific request for information. [bullybear]
Aug 22, 2008 (9:17 pm)
I don't know the specifics of the mounts, but you can grab factory shop manuals on ebay very cheap for your year of Sable/Taurus. They're more valuable than Haynes or Chilton's, which tend to omit a lot of critical information.
I notice you mention the belt is "vibrating" and not just rubbing, so you may also take a look at the belt tensioner.
#2866 of 2996 Re: A more specific request for information. [wijoco]
Aug 25, 2008 (2:03 pm)
Thanks, but I bought a Haynes even though I knew there were many specifics that are not included in it.
After I got the manual I found pretty good online help at AutoZone.com
It turned out that the AC low pressure line had dropped down and I was able to reposition it and secure it to the strut tower, so I didn't have to change the motor mount/s after all.
#2867 of 2996 Re: My repair history / 2001 Taurus SES [Mr_Shiftright]
Sep 01, 2008 (3:11 pm)
"I'd agree. Those repairs sound about right for the mileage. Some people might tell you that they didn't have to do those things, but often those people just drive around with weak struts, leaking seals,etc. and don't even notice, or care."
Sure enough there are people who drive cars without any maintenance. But I have '02 Sable with 105K miles I had zero issues or repairs - only regular maintenance. I bring it every 30K miles to dealer for service and perform other services myself, like oil change and tire rotation which includes checking brakes. I never replaced brakes because there are okay. There are no leaks. Since car has so many miles I check belts and even water pump every week and will replace water pump at 120K even it is still okay for preventive maintenance.
I have a friend who bought his 3rd Camry in the row and he has much more issues than I have (which is zero) and he takes care of his Camries. Camry and Taurus are very similar vehicles in every aspect and there is no magic about Camry as many people think. It is just cheap mainstream sedan as Taurus and is similar in reliability. Toyota tries to save money on Camry in every possible way.
Of course much depends on how you drive your cars. If it is mostly city traffic there will be more maintenance and more issues regardless of brand.
#2868 of 2996 98 Taurus 3.0 dohc idling up/ dies at stop sign
Sep 09, 2008 (6:59 am)
I have a 98 taurus I have replaced the IAC, the Maf, and the fuel regulator. All according to the computer, were causing this problem. It still doing the same /''`%# thing. When you're driving down the road it Idles up i have to keep my foot on the brake to maintain the speed limit. when you get to a stop sign it idles down and roughly then dies. It starts right back up. What else could it be? Thanks
#2869 of 2996 2003 Taurus intermitten dash lights.
Sep 12, 2008 (7:01 pm)
My dash lights used to go out then come on again, work for months then more of the same. Well this time only the instrument cluster lights are out again for over a week, idiot lights and radio lights has never been a problem. I've read a least 5 posts here on Edmunds that have same exact problem with 2003 Taurus. There are no Technical bulletins or recall for this issue, has someone had this fixed and could you share how this problem was resolved? Thanks. :
#2870 of 2996 Re: 98 Taurus 3.0 dohc idling up/ dies at stop sign [mwright357]
Sep 15, 2008 (10:15 am)
Hi, I have the same year and engine Taurus as yours and had a problem real close to yours. I found that a rubber hose located on the back side of the engine had come off. It was hard to reach but if I remember right it was on the backside of the cylinder head a few inches or so in from the end of the engine nearest to the master cylinder. If you find the hose and it's still plugged in try unplugging it and see if anything changes. If nothing changes it might be the part the hose runs to. Hope this helps.
#2871 of 2996 Re: 2003 Taurus intermitten dash lights. [ohgeez]
Sep 20, 2008 (9:12 am)
I had the same problem and found it to be the circuit board in the back of the speedometer cluster,not the fuses or headlight switch.
I found an entire cluster on EBAY for $10 and simply swapped out the circuit board and it fixed the problem. I also gently pried the contacts out a little bit in the two main plug to the cluster to get a tighter contact.
Hope this helps!!!!
#2872 of 2996 Need help with 2001 taurus code p1309.
Sep 26, 2008 (2:22 pm)
I had my engine replaced recently and now my engine light comes on. The code is p1309 and no one knows what it is. Failed my inspection twice. please help.
#2873 of 2996 95 taurus won't start, check engine flashing key off
Oct 14, 2008 (1:39 pm)
Turned the ignition and nothing happened. Turned the ignition to off the Check Engine light started flashing, and could hear clicking nose under the hood. Clicking was coming from the ECU or Body Control Module. Disconnected battery to keep from draining the battery. Got a new ECU from parts store, no change after installing new unit. Need help on what to do next.