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#3359 of 3389 1997 Taurus GL (A little off topic, I know)
Jun 29, 2007 (8:21 am)
Good afternoon everyone,
I just wanted to say that although the current topic is the new Tauruses, I bit the bullet and bought a '97 - With the 3 liter V6 (VIN starts as 1FAL - Not sure of the engine is the Vulcan or the Duratech, but it's got some oomph), because of a rear end collision that totaled my car (1991 Caprice, with the 305). I must say, I love this car - Although I miss having a CD Player (I know I can get one from Crutchfield, with an adapter) - Is it better than Ebay, really? I hate having to use my tape adapter with my MP3 player, and it also eats batteries. I don't have any of the old service records, but almost everything looks factory - Meaning some surface rust on the block, etc - But there's one little problem that I've noticed over the last week.....I noticed the trans slipping (Well, slamming like it was in neutral then dropped into drive) whenever I tried to accelerate from a full stop, and when I opened the hood, I apparently had blown out a transmission line, which leads me to my main question - Is this an easy fix, or is it better to let a mechanic fix it? I'm not too worried, I only paid $1000 for the car (Well, the insurance company paid the $900, I covered tax and title) - And would it hurt the trans too much if I added more fluid to it to drive it to the mechanic I bought it from if I need to? I really love this car, and I don't want it to take a worse dive!
It should be noted that this GL has 191k on the odometer, and NO lights are on - But I'm not Ford savvy, so any help would be great!
Lastly, are there any recalls for this year, and would I even qualify if there were?
Sorry for dragging, I tend to ramble.
Thanks for your time!
#3360 of 3389 97 Taurus Door Ajar Sound
Jul 12, 2007 (3:26 pm)
How do I disable the dinging sound when i open my car door, while the keys are still in?
I am customizing some things on it and I'm sure i will be showing it off, and that noise drives me crazy.
#3361 of 3389 Seat Belt Won't Retract
Jul 25, 2007 (7:25 pm)
The middle belt in the back seat no longer retracts. What do you have to remove to get to it? Can it be fixed or is a new belt the only way to solve this?
#3362 of 3389 Keypad Code - Where Is It?
Jul 25, 2007 (8:06 pm)
I bought my Taurus used from a dealership. The sales staff never told me where to find the code for my keyless entry. Does anyone know where in the car the code can be found?
#3364 of 3389 What year is your taurus?
Jul 29, 2007 (6:28 am)
Is it Ford Certified?
The if it was a Certified car than the dealer should have hooked up the car up to the console during service and pulled the code.
The code is only stored on the car's computer so if they didn't pull it and are not willing to pull it after the sale for free than you may just be SOL or have to pay.
#3365 of 3389 Gas consumption
Dec 19, 2007 (11:02 am)
I purchased a 94 Taurus and am getting 120km to 30 liters.
The problem may be something like a carburator needle valve but I am new to fuel injection. I have read that the air pressure sensor or gas return valve may be the cause. what would you suggest? I am still unfamiliar with these terms but can do research if I know where to look.
#3366 of 3389 Re: dash lights [nhagan]
Jan 04, 2008 (10:00 am)
I'm having the same exact issue as you and "greydragon" with the dashboard light on my 2002/2003 Taurus. Did you ever find out what was wrong and how to fix it?
#3367 of 3389 Re: dash lights [greydragon]
Jan 04, 2008 (10:02 am)
I'm having the same exact issue as you with the dashboard light on my 2002/2003 Taurus and at the same time intervals. Did you ever find out what was wrong and how to fix it?
#3368 of 3389 Re: dash lights [mustanggt_95]
Jan 04, 2008 (10:59 am)
No, I am still trying to figure it out. I am thinking about replacing the dash board cluster.