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You are in the Ford Taurus/Mercury Sable
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Ford Taurus, Mercury Sable, Sedan
#3154 of 3389 Re: A/C Problems [2harwell]
Jun 23, 2005 (7:21 pm)
My Mom's 2000 ford taurus is having problems with the AC. It will blow cold air but not through the vents. The dealership said that they would need to take the dash out and look at the air plenum door. This door switchs the airflow to come out the vents. The dealership mentioned that the door may be warped and would need to be replaced. The cost of pulling the dash and then checking to see if the door is the problem or if something else in there is the problem!
#3155 of 3389 Spark plugs on 2002 Mercury Sable
Jun 30, 2005 (6:55 pm)
I am replacing the spark plugs on my car and I had no problem with the three front ones but I need help on how to reach the back ones. Do I have to remove something to get to them?
#3156 of 3389 2004 dome light replacement
Jul 01, 2005 (5:08 am)
Can someone please tell me how to remove the dome light cover on my 2004 taurus sedan. Seems it should just pry off but mine does not want to budge.
Also, if anyone knows how (step by step?) to remove the headliner in order to drill a hole in the roof for an antenna mount I would appreciate hearing from you.
#3157 of 3389 Re: Starting Problems with 1998 Sable[75winks]
Jul 01, 2005 (11:47 pm)
As stubborn as I am, I messed with the car for about 3 weeks and let it sit here, starring at it for another week before i forced myself to have it towed to the dealer. no one on ANY web site, chat room, radio station, or the local shops who had much more to offer than what i'd already tried myself. the first night at the dealer they tried the usual..."you know what's happening here is...", but anything they tried selling me, i shot down with, "done it", "changed it", "tested it", "tweaked it", or mainly "didn't you say that already?". then they ran out of daylight. the second day, i found out about a recall on this cars' PCM's emissions control system's computer programing. they called me to say in astonishment,"now i can't get the car to not start, so i can't diagnosis it?!?!" i laughed and laughed. "now do you feel me?" i said. "yeah man, it's odd alright" he said. i left it there another night to confirm my disbelief in fords. i called that following day, he said "we didn't get a chance to do anything to it, but today it won't turn over again". i told him to push it out front so i could get it later. after work i got a tow truck there, and as were waiting for the car, a young lot porter drove it out from the garages. i about lost it. the kid simply told me, he just grabbed the keys, jumped in and drove it here. the car has yet to die again the three days it's been home, still with no explanation. i only paid about a third of original est., they reprogrammed the computer from the recall issued, and i'm left with a very logical remark i received from almost everywhere i called for parts or info;"THAT'S WHAT YOU GET FOR DRIVING A FORD."-nothing more.
#3158 of 3389 Question about selling ...
Jul 03, 2005 (12:16 am)
I have a question regarding possibly selling my Taurus. I am interested in something with 30+ MPG since gas prices are outrageous.
I love the car, but was wondering if you all feel I could get a certain amount private sale for the car.
2001 Taurus SES
(4) new tires and alignment
New front pads and rotors
New fuel filter
Fuel system flushed
New high-quality windshield wipers
Complete tranny flush w/filter (no tranny problems either)
Has Vulcan V6
PERFECT mechanical condition (suspension also checks out well)
Like new exterior (with exception of a door scrape and clearcoat coming off front bumper)
Like new interior
All the power functions work (has power driver's seat and CD player)
Do you think I can get $7000 for it locally (given I detail the car)?
Any info would be appreciated, THANKS!
#3160 of 3389 Re: Question about selling ... [vppc]
Jul 03, 2005 (6:08 am)
Try asking Terry (rroyce10) in our Real-World Trade-In Values discussion. Be sure to include all the necessary information that is itemized just above the post box. Let us know how it goes.
#3162 of 3389 Re: Question about selling ... [vppc]
Jul 03, 2005 (9:35 pm)
I think you might be better off to do some math first. I assume you get between 19 and 20 mpg in your Taurus. Let's say you spend 15,000.00 on a new car. I don't know where you live so I will use tax rate where I live.
$15,000 sell price
-7.500.00 for trade (does not include doc fee or Lic.)
8,662.50 CASH OUT OF POCKET
Gas at $2.20 a Gal at 20mpg at 15,000 (750 gallons used) miles per year=$1,650.00 for gas/yr
30mpg at 15,000 (500 gallons used$2.20 Gal) miles per year = $1,100 for gas/yr
difference in price of gas used=$550.00
It would take a long time at current gas prices to recoup your cash outlay for a new car.
IS MY MATH CORRECT?
#3163 of 3389 Re: Question about selling ... [chuck1]
Jul 04, 2005 (7:23 pm)
Here's something I've been saying for years - when I hear people justify their new car purchase by "saving gas"..... You're dead right - it will never pencil.