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#2902 of 3012 1999 Ford Taurus Problem
Jan 19, 2009 (12:26 pm)
I have a 1999 Ford Taurus Wagon. To avoid a wreck I put the car into reverse from drive and accelerated hard. The tires squeaked and all of the sudden the car made a grinding noise. When I put it up it into any other gear it made the same noise. I can only put it in park or neutral. When I jacked it up onto stands and put it in drive it makes the grinding noise only when my foot is on the brake. When I release the brake the wheels spin. I was thinking the problem could be a broken halfshaft either on the left or right side, but I am not sure. If you are experienced and have any knowledge on this please post back.
#2903 of 3012 2000 sable stalling and carbon out exhaust
Feb 15, 2009 (8:26 am)
Here is the problem, any help is appreciated. This is a 3.0 U-code with 182K miles on it.
Car stalled and would crank but not start. Sat for an hour and started. Replaced plugs and it started and ran fine for a day. Next day same problem. Checked Ignition wires, they were bad so replaced them along with PCV and hose, cleaned MAF and AIC and checked vacuum lines and intake for leaks and found none. Same problem and it became more frequent to the point where it would only crank, sputter and not start. Checked fuel pressure and had none, replaced filter still no pressure replaced fuel pump. Now have pressure and car starts and idles a little rough and when I put it in gear it stalls but will start up again no problem until I put it in gear then stalls again. While idling I get a lot of black carbon on the garage floor and when I apply any electrical strain like rear defrost, turn signals etc the rpms reduce from about 700 to 400. Turn off the strain and the idle returns to 700 but fluctuates up and down. Only code that comes up, and that was just today after two weeks of above tinkering was P0172 Lean bank 1. This could be due to all the carbon building. Any help is appreciated.
#2904 of 3012 Re: 2000 sable stalling and carbon out exhaust 
Feb 18, 2009 (8:29 am)
As a follow up to my original note 2903, I rechecked fuel pressure at the fuel rail, before the filter and after the filter and it only registers 17 lbs so it looks like I got a bad replacement pump. The pump is being replaced under the guarantee and I am waiting for it to arrive. I'll update once I replace the faulty pump but that is most likely my problem.
#2905 of 3012 Re: 1999 taurus problems [charliek]
Feb 26, 2009 (1:03 pm)
I have a 2001 Sable doing the same thing what is causing this? The power steering pump is blowing fluid out the vent hole when you shut the engine off? I have replaced the pump and steering rack and blew out the lines! It still blows out fluid.
#2906 of 3012 1999 Sable lighter replacement
Feb 28, 2009 (7:33 am)
The lighter in my Sable came apart. Iam looking for away to take the ashtray apart,so that I can either reconnect the lighter or install a new one. I would like to have use of this, not as a smoker, but to be able to charge my phone. Any suggestions on how to take the ashtray out? Thanks
#2907 of 3012 Re: Minor Oil Leak [timothyf]
Mar 09, 2009 (9:59 am)
Just wanted to hear if you got an answer to this post of yours. I have the same problem with a 96 Sable 3.0 DOHC. I would appreciate any word on doing this replacement as I'm another DIY guy. I just done replacing the water pump at 180k miles and that was real treat. So was wondering how much this really of a treat this will be. thanks..
#2908 of 3012 Re: Minor Oil Leak [hackitagain]
Mar 09, 2009 (1:30 pm)
Havn't heard a peep yet, but there is still hope...
#2909 of 3012 Fuel Pump Replacement and heat problems
Mar 09, 2009 (5:14 pm)
2000 Taurus SE, 3.0; 1) Is tank removal required for fuel pump replacement?
2) Repl. heater core, however heater only works when driving at hwy speeds;
was told to have radiator check!? Also have noticed MANY posted issues with taurus heaters. NEED FEEDBACK on what to do next.
#2910 of 3012 Re: Fuel Pump Replacement and heat problems [cldickjr]
Mar 10, 2009 (2:00 am)
Tank removal is required to replace the fuel pump. As for the heater, it may just be that your themastat is sticking open, not allowing the engine to reach it's operating temp unless you aredriving at highway speeds.
#2911 of 3012 Re: Fuel Pump Replacement and heat problems [sableowner99]
Mar 10, 2009 (3:38 am)
I replaced the T-stat at the same time I replaced the heater core.