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Ford Taurus, Mercury Sable, Sedan
#3304 of 3389 RESPONSE TO POSTS 3301 AND 3303
Jun 06, 2006 (8:50 pm)
I very much appreciated reading your posts. I recently bought a Mercury Sable 2005 LS with 1700 miles on it for just under $ 14,000. I have liked the car very much since my purchase, it is a second and companion car to my 2004 Cadillac Deville. Dollar for dollar the Mercury is in my opinion the better value. I like my Deville and will probably update in the next year or two but I am pleasantly surprised at the features and performance of the Mercury. Cadillac has a tendency to nickel and dime you on features. As examples wood and leather steering wheel, chrome wheels, keyless entry key pad on door, mach sound system, universal home link and cd changer all included in the less than $ 14,000 price on my Mercury but not in my Cadillac at more than twice the price. When I made the decision to purchase
the Mercury it was on the basis of Edmunds owners reviews at Edmunds which rated the car 9.2. Thanks owners, I put much more importance on what an owner says than some of the rating agencies. If the Ford Motor can continue to offer this kind of value in its cars it may well have a bright future. To be fair about it the one feature I do miss in the Mercury is the onstar system which is a wonderful safety feature in many of the GM cars and in all
the Cadillac models.
#3305 of 3389 Re: cd changer for a 2001 sable ls premium [wkohler]
Jun 21, 2006 (12:43 pm)
I cannot find the pre-wiring location for a CD changer. I looked underneath the carpeting in the trunk and on the driver side in the trunk, but cannot find cd changer plug. please help. Thanks!!
#3306 of 3389 Re: cd changer for a 2001 sable ls premium [ozricman500]
Jun 21, 2006 (3:40 pm)
Look at where the antenna is. Open eveything up until you can see where the antenna goes into the car and the rest of the radio equipment is there.
#3307 of 3389 A/C HEATER BLOWER MOTOR LOCATION
Jun 29, 2006 (6:00 am)
ITS TO HOT NOT HAVING MY A/C NOT WORKING. I CHECKED THE FUSES, DON'T KNOW HOW TO CHECK THE RELAYS SO NOW I WILL TRY CHECKING THE BLOWER MOTOR BUT I DON'T KNOW WHERE ITS LOCATED.
#3308 of 3389 Help! Window left open in the rain!
Jul 28, 2006 (5:41 am)
Bonehead move last nite, I left the pax window 1/2 open and it rained a fair bit overnite. Aside from sopping up the standing water, is there anything else I could do, like popping a chassis drain plug? Also, anything to look out for down the road? Thanks!
#3309 of 3389 Re: A/C HEATER BLOWER MOTOR LOCATION [tdw70]
Jul 28, 2006 (11:32 pm)
here simple little step
start the car than turn on your A/C to max. look at your pully to the compressor. the pully should turn than you have your compressor that should also be turning. if it is than you need a charge.
If the compressor is not turning than you nees to go a voltage meter (wallmart $9), w/ the car on but the compressor off find the connection to the compressor. once you locate the remote wire than turn on the compressor and check if you are getting a reading than you know its the compressor, if no reading or a weak reading than check your connections, GROUND, and relays
#3310 of 3389 Re: Ford's $600 Mach Stereo Option [uqmoore]
Sep 22, 2006 (11:56 am)
bear with me, this is part of another entry i placed today for someone else, but i thought it might help you....
crutchfield is very good when it comes to finding the right sterio for your car, but if your taurus is like my 99 taurus, it has the round faceplate in the center of the dash.... there's no cd player or tape deck that can fit, unless you order the faceplate and tape deck from ford directly... (I battled this one for two years.....) you can't get a cd player put in your car, at least not in the cabin. The 99 taurus's have a built in adapter and brackets for the 5 or 6 disk changer in the trunk, right below the back window. it's basicly, plug and play. if your faceplate in the dash has the 'disc' buttons, then once you install it (a few screws and one big plug) you're good to go. if your faceplate doesn't have those buttons, you can order a new faceplate and tape deck from ford, and have your local body shop or mechanic install it for you. there's a special tool they will need to take the plate off, don't try it yourself or you'll break it without it. Oh, and don't waste your money on a 300 or 400 dollar changer, they're all the same unless you have new speakers put in.
#3311 of 3389 Decontented newer Tauruses?
Sep 26, 2006 (5:53 pm)
Since the SES model no longer exists, how does a 2002 SES compare to a 2006 SE?
I noticed the newer Tauruses lost the puddle lamps, glove box light, dark tint band at the top of the windshield, and changed to black plastic interior door handles. What else?
Is there any other decontenting that is not visible? For instance did they reduce sound insulation, bumper quality, seat cushion quality or make any other hidden changes?
Did they actually improve anything?
If you upgrade from SE to LX on the 2006, do you get any of those lost features back?
#3312 of 3389 Re: Changing a Motor and Transmission [acgordon81]
Oct 29, 2006 (8:57 am)
I have a 1997 Taurus. SURPRISE! The tranny's shot...
So I bid on one on e-bay and won a rebuilt one for 100.00! Whoopie! As I begin to remove the old one it seems to me that it may be easiest to remove the motor with the tranny. Can anyone confirm this? I was going to try removing just the transmission but I on't think I could drop it without removing the subframe.
#3313 of 3389 why is my 1998 ford taurus using transmission fluid
Nov 05, 2006 (12:38 pm)
It is a 3.0 with a 110,00o miles on it. It is using about 1 qt about every 500 miles or so. It is not leaking at all.