Last post on Jan 21, 2011 at 11:46 AM
You are in the Ford Taurus/Mercury Sable
What is this discussion about?
Ford Taurus, Mercury Sable, Sedan
#3171 of 3389 Re: Starting Problems with 2002 Taurus [75winks]
Jul 08, 2005 (4:57 pm)
hoping you might be able to assist.
I have a 2001 Ford Taurus and the starter appears to have gone bad.
I need to pull it but would like to have some idea where to locat it and how difficult it is to get too before I venture under the car.
Tha last time I had to pull a starter I was taking it off of an 85 Mercury Grand Marquis, Easy to get too and not too difficult to remove and replace. I highly doubt that will be the case with this car.
Any pointers you could toss this direction would be greatly appreciated.
#3172 of 3389 which coolant to choose for my 2000 mercuy sable sedan LE?
Jul 13, 2005 (12:59 pm)
I am a new driver, just bought this car two weeks ago. Now I was told the coolant level is low. So which coolant should I choose? Shall I DIY or take it to auto care shops or the dealer? Which is the best( easiest + cheapest) way?
#3173 of 3389 Re: Question about selling ... [vppc]
Jul 14, 2005 (6:31 am)
Within the past month, I traded in the twin to your Taurus but with 76,000 miles on it. Everything in super shape and all maintencace records since new. That said, I agree with the thoughts that you shouldn't trade to "save gas". You won't recover your investiment on just gas savings for many, many years. For myself, I decided to trade because the Taurus was just starting to "nickle & dime" me with repairs. Nothing big but something every month. To be honest, I was also tired of looking at it and I have little doubt, that's the number one reason I decided to trade. I didn't purchase a 2005 Taurus, although I gave them a look. It only took about 1 minute to notice that inside & out the 2005 was a virtual twin to my 2001. Best wishes on your new vehicle choice.
#3174 of 3389 Re: Question about selling ... [juswheels]
Jul 14, 2005 (9:39 pm)
What did you buy, if I may ask....? I recently acquired an 05 Taurus by accident - and I'm surprised at how decent it is. I had no desire to own one since 1987.
#3175 of 3389 A/C Issues with 2002 SES
Jul 15, 2005 (8:12 pm)
My A/C is will blow cold air and then hot after a while, and then back to cold. It seems to do it no matter which fan speed I choose. Am I correct in that if it was low on Freon, it would not fluctuate back and forth? When it does blow cold air, it is really cold, so it leads me to think it is something else.
Bought in Feb 03
ex fleet car from Michigan
16k miles, already have had a rear coil spring break and puncture a tire, egr sensor component replaced (Ford extended warranty for this part), power seat motor replaced, and battery died while driving down the road (no kidding!) I hope that this gets better soon, otherwise I feel like I am driving a
#3176 of 3389 VIN History Report
Jul 16, 2005 (9:43 am)
Does anyone know if there is a VIN history report available other than Carfax and Autocheck?
#3177 of 3389 Selling ...
Jul 16, 2005 (11:49 am)
I was only really wondering if I could sell the car for that much. I think I'll just keep it because I LOVE the car and I did get a great deal on it. Besides that, I don't want to deal with getting another car loan anyway. The payment on this car is $182.96 a month. I bought the car 1/24/05 with 57,000 miles and my payoff is only $6,950 as of today. My loan is 4 years and have 3.5 left to go (assuming I make minimum). I may start paying $200.00 a month and that will shave off about 9 months of payments.
The only thing on this car that don't work is the front passenger seat belt is locked up and only pulls out so far. I don't know if someone yanked it too hard or what, but I just don't feel like fixing it (unless I sell it). I'll just haul people in the backseat.
Not to mention, I use this car daily for PIZZA DELIVERY on backroads,rough terrain, and curves (Southeastern Ohio area). This car has proven to handle well in these conditions and the suspension seems very tough. At idle, this car is SILENT and everything mechanically is fine. I have done routine maintenance (especially the flushes) to keep this baby at its top.
I feel I can easily get this thing to 150,000 with no drama. If I can make it there, I will continue to buy Ford.
Thanks for any input!
#3178 of 3389 Re: A/C Issues with 2002 SES [cgoodson99]
Jul 16, 2005 (2:02 pm)
You are most likely correct. I think you have a defective Expansion valve that is hanging up. It will cause exactly the syndrome you have.
#3179 of 3389 Re: A/C Issues with 2002 SES [nvbanker]
Jul 16, 2005 (2:32 pm)
Thanks for your reply I will certainly look in to it and report back... Thanks again
#3180 of 3389 Re: A/C Issues with 2002 SES [cgoodson99]
Jul 19, 2005 (6:26 pm)
It ended up being a bad clutch relay switch on the compressor! Thanks for your input.