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Ford Taurus, Mercury Sable, Sedan, Wagon
#895 of 3012 1992 Taurus check engine light
Jul 04, 2003 (9:13 am)
hi i dont have a volt meter or access to one so i dont think i can get the codes but i did notice a sound when i drove the car last night. It sounded like it was coming from underneath the car and it was a clinking sound. My dad has a ford aerostar also with a 3.8L engine and his made the same sound but when he got his sparkplugs and wires replaced it stopped now we know his check engine light doesnt work at all but could the plugs and wires be why mine is on.
Jul 04, 2003 (5:22 pm)
Probably not. Bite the bullet and pay a shop to retrieve the codes, otherwise we're playing guessing games.
#897 of 3012 check engine light gone
Jul 06, 2003 (4:23 pm)
hey my check engine light is off now but my car runs very hot. The guage is maxed out at times as soon as i noticed this i drove it home (about 15 miles) and now im not gonna drive it till i get this fixed ive been told my thermostat could be stuck does anyone know where this is located in the 1992 taurus lx wagon with the 3.8l engine thanks
#898 of 3012 Taurus Engine Computer?
Jul 07, 2003 (5:43 am)
Hi, does anybody know the brand of Taurus Engine control computer? I didn't find the computer. But I saw a lot of Bosch product under the hood.
#899 of 3012 Steering wheel noise in 2000 Sable
Jul 07, 2003 (4:22 pm)
Since last night my Merc. Sable's steering wheel began to make an intermittent loud whining like sound every time the wheel is turned to either side. I can not ascertain that the noise described above is from the steering wheel or it gets transmitted through it from another part or component.
Has anyone experienced this problem in their Sable or Taurus car?? I'd like to have an idea before I go to the shop and get eaten up alive. My car is out of the bumper to bumper warranty.
I'll appreciate any assistance or advise you guys can offer.
#900 of 3012 danielj6 - steering whell noise
Jul 08, 2003 (6:11 am)
Tried to spray some WD40 on the stearing joint at the bottom (next to the brake pedal) and see if the noise goes away. I know it worked for someone on this board.
Jul 08, 2003 (9:28 am)
Have you checked to see if your power steering fluid reservoir is up to full?
Otherwise, you may have a squealing serpentine belt which is due for replacement-it may chirp only when the power steering pump gets loaded when you make turns, or possibly the belt tensioner is malfunctioning. These are just guesses, however.
#902 of 3012 Steering wheel noise in 2000 Sable
Jul 08, 2003 (2:49 pm)
Thank you guys for the advice. Now I have some idea and feel empowered if you will.
I'll follow your suggestions and write back.
Jul 09, 2003 (7:17 pm)
Daniel, do two things:
1) go to "search this discussion" and type in STEERING NOISE (or some combination thereof) and you'll find several posts relating to this topic.
2) several of us have had the same problem (mine is a 2000 Taurus w/104k miles). I had a mechanic shoot some silicone in between the wheel and the column. That seemed to help a little but the noise is not entirely gone - and you'll find it gets worse in winter. I don't know what the entire solution is unfortunately but you're not alone and I don't think it's real harmful...at least not yet.
#904 of 3012 warped front rotors
Jul 10, 2003 (4:59 am)
I've been away from the site for a few months, so don't know if anyone else has reported this, but the front rotors on my '02 SEL wagon warped at about 15,000 miles and had to be replaced. Dealer says this is common. I can't believe it. At that rate I'll be replacing them every 15 months at a cost of $400cdn. I phoned Ford, but got nowhere. Anyone know anything about this? My last car went 50,000 miles on the original set. I see a lot of Taurus taxis around, they must have to change them every 3 months! I do more highway than city driving, and don't drive it hard, no towing, etc. I told the dealer that the only way I could think they'd warp that soon was if they torqued the lug nuts improperly, which they, of course, strongly denied.
UPDATE: Just noticed the search function and found a bunch of others with same problem. Seems like aftermarket rotors are the way to go. Thanks everyone. I hope Ford takes notice. Anyone ever get Ford to cover any of the costs on this????