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Ford Taurus, Mercury Sable, Sedan, Wagon
#2970 of 3014 Re: 1995 ford Taurus mysterious engine stall [silver3b]
Jun 24, 2011 (9:58 am)
It turned out to be a small window control relay module located inside driver's door. It would make a buzzing noise intermittently and not allow power to the fuel pump. When I installed the new relay the car started right up, installing the old relay would not allow the car to start. I have no idea how it's connected or the why. I tried to follow the wiring diagram but could not figure out why or how the defective relay would NOT allow power to the fuel pump. The relay is about $90 at a Ford place. I stopped into a used auto wrecking yard and purchased one for $5.
#2971 of 3014 Cranking but not starting
Jun 26, 2011 (5:44 am)
My Sable Wagon cranks but will not start. Symptom: While I was cranking the other day, it was just about to fire up when I heard a click, after which it would crank but not start.
I have read other postings hear which indicate that it might just be the battery and I will try that first.
However, I havea feeling that my problem might be elsewhere. I had assumed that the clicking meant that some computer relay had just gone kaput and that I would have to tow it in to get it put on the machine to see where the problem lies.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions?
#2972 of 3014 2002 taurus ses / dhoc 24 valve
Jul 02, 2011 (4:05 pm)
I have been experiencing choppy ties, Is it due to a needed strut replacement or allingnment, I also have a question about a hard shift I have it isn't hard but noticeable, the front of my car seems to bobble around but all new joints barings an tie's rack is ok, maybe a mount , need help please, I know it is alot at once...thank u...
#2973 of 3014 Re: Replacing the power motor and quides on a 1997 Ford Taurus [taurus1234]
Jul 14, 2011 (4:40 pm)
were you able to get this fixed? I have the same problem with a 1997 ford taurus. drivers side window is stuck in down position and i have the part but we cant figure out how to switch old with new part if you can help I'd greatly appreciate it!! thanks!!
#2974 of 3014 2002 Ford Taurus cooling fan continues to run
Jul 19, 2011 (6:14 am)
#2975 of 3014 2002 Ford Taurus cooling fan continues to run
Jul 19, 2011 (6:14 am)
I have a 2002 Taurus and the cooling fan continues to run after I turn off the ignition. I have changed the relays, changed the fuses and replaced the coolant temperature sensor but the problem persists.
Anyone have any suggestions?
#2976 of 3014 Is the A/C compressor going to come off??
Sep 17, 2011 (3:53 pm)
#2977 of 3014 Is the A/C compressor going to come off??
Sep 17, 2011 (3:53 pm)
I've a 2005 Mercury Sable.
We discovered when the heater and fan is running, there was a rattle and smoke!
We discovered that one of the three caps(?) on the A/C compressor had come loose, and that's where the smoking was coming from. It finally came off, and the inside is melted.
Then, after that one came off, a 2nd one popped right off!
What's happening? Why in the world would 2 of these caps come off on their own like that? And what caused them to melt inside? Is there some moving part they're covering?
This started last night after we took a sharp curve to the left too fast. All of a sudden that's when the noise and smell started. Did that cause it to shift? Is it migrating off it's bolts? Is it about to come loose and crash around?
I have no idea if this is related, if it's bad or nothing... I may be paranoid, but it seems to me that the spinning pulley part on the compressor is wobbling just a teeny bit against the pink bushing or gasket (?) that's between the pulley and the three capped bolts. However, those three bolt ends and the plate at the end don't appear to move at all.
Anyway, thanks for any suggestions or advice!
#2978 of 3014 Possible blown head gasket 2001 Taurus 3.0 OHV
Oct 05, 2011 (11:41 am)
I have coolant boiling in reservoir and overflowing. I have replaced the thermostat water pump and flushed the radiator. After searching, all things are pointing to a head gasket issue. My question is, with 212,000 miles, should I try a head gasket sealer( and which one) or should I shell out the $ to get it repaired correctly. My plan is to keep the car at least 3 more years.
#2979 of 3014 Re: Possible blown head gasket 2001 Taurus 3.0 OHV [tedwards]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Oct 05, 2011 (5:19 pm)
You can test for a head gasket, you don't have to guess. Have someone (or you) pressurize the cooling system, then pull the spark plugs one by one and look for coolant on them. If nothing there, then you can test the coolant in the radiator chemically, for the presence of combustion gases, because your exhaust gases are boiling water for you.
A sealer is just an exercise in denial. It won't last and probably not even work at all, if the head gasket is actually damaged.