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#2948 of 2996 1995 ford Taurus mysterious engine stall
Oct 21, 2010 (12:31 pm)
Have a very strange situation with my Taurus. Recently, the engine started to stall when I engage either power lock or automatic windows. When engine stalls the illuminating lights inside go on with the doors closed???? When I turn the ignition switch off and open the door some strange buzzing noise comes from the driver side door. While this buzzing is going, if I try to start the engine starter spins but engine doesn’t start. Then after closing and re-opening the door and randomly pushing buttons that buzzing noise stops and I am able to start the car again without problems. Tried to disconnect the central lock and power windows by pulling the fuses, but was unsuccessful – was either pulling the wrong fuses or it didn’t have an effect (diagram stated to pull fuses 6 and/or 8).
Your help in resolving the issue is appreciated.
#2949 of 2996 2003 Mercury Sable RPM issues
Oct 31, 2010 (8:07 pm)
My RPM's drop when slowing or in stop and go traffic. The car has turned off on me several times and I have no problem restarting. When driving on the hwy I have no issues until I have to slow. I just recently changed the PCV valve, the plugs, the wires, the air filter, and have used the intake cleaner. My gas pedal seems like it is harder to push while driving. Does anyone know what type of issues that I am facing and can you help me out here?
#2950 of 2996 2000 ford taurus no heat
Dec 02, 2010 (7:41 pm)
Hi,i worked on a friends 2000 ford taurus today to try and fix an issue with no heat.The water pump is new,i put a new thermostat in but still no heat.The engine operates with normal range,i know the blend door is operating but still no heat.I did notice the inlet to the heater core is hot but outlet is cold.I have read on here that this is quite common.So i guess a backflush on the heater core is next on my list.Any suggestions on the easiest way to do this?Just trying to help a friend out,any input would be helpful.Thanks
#2951 of 2996 Re: 2000 ford taurus no heat [motojedi]
Dec 03, 2010 (12:07 am)
Had the same problem normal back flush wouldn't work, this is what I did, aqquied some long matching hose enough to hang over the side of the vehicle connect both lengths to the core direct, bit of a struggle then I used a pressure washer first one way then the other once the muck starts to move just keep at it till it comes out freely in either direction, my heater now is unbelievelably hot not, not enough presure from a garden hose to do it.
#2952 of 2996 camshaft synchronizer ford taurus
Dec 30, 2010 (9:33 pm)
#2953 of 2996 camshaft synchronizer ford taurus
Dec 30, 2010 (9:33 pm)
camshaft synchronizer ford taurus
I was wondering why a dealership or other repair shops are asking $300.00 + to replace a camshaft synchronizer for a ford taurus , it looks fairly easy to get to and only 2 screws , other than setting the timing after installing it , the part is only a $60.00 part
#2954 of 2996 Re: No heat in my 98 Mercury Sable, 3.0 [pittfalls]
Jan 07, 2011 (8:39 am)
Had the same problem with my 98 Taurus... After thermostat was replaced it continued blowing nothing but cold air. Had a mechanic come to the house and he totally flushed out the heater core. It's worked great ever since. Good Luck!
#2955 of 2996 03 Tauras 3.0L engine surges
Jan 07, 2011 (5:20 pm)
2003 Taurus 3.0L with about 85,000 miles ,engine surges. Does Not do it all the time, but lately more often. While cruising along perhaps 25 mph the car will surge forward for a split second.
I've noticed it faster than about 25 mph (around 40 mph) but you can feel it more going slower.
What could cause this?
Jan 08, 2011 (3:00 pm)
the PCV valve is actually not under the throttle body. It is on the passenger side of the engine right on top. There is a vacuum line that runs across the front side of the engine and that is where it runs into the throttle body. Hope it helps.
#2957 of 2996 Rough Idle when cold
Jan 11, 2011 (8:44 pm)
I have a 2000 Taurus with a 24V DOHC and got a P0171 & P0174 error codes about running lean. The car runs rough cold - rpm goes 2,00 then down to 500 then stalls out - 3 or 4 times im 10 minutes. after it gets warm its ok and runs 700-800 rpm when idle. I cleaned EGR value, replaced PCV, changed air filter, I checked for vacum leaks - didn't notice any and still getting code. Previously i got a 1506 Idle over speed error and replaced Idle Air control and it came back but went away with the PCV replacement, but now i will get the P171 P174 sometimes. Any ideas to what maybe causing this. This problem seemed to get worse when firestone put 5W20 oil in the car on the last oil change instead of the usual 5w30 the car has always used.