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
#646 of 3389 Power Window Problems on 1996 Taurus GL
Mar 02, 2001 (11:25 pm)
I have two 1996 Taurus GL sedans. I have had problems with the power windows on both cars since 25K miles (I now have 50K miles). There are times when I press the power window button and the window will not go down. The Ford dealer charges $350 to repair (replace motor). I am very frustrated and feel that the power windows should not be failing at these mileage levels. Has anybody else had similar problems? Any recommendations?
#647 of 3389 Extended Warranty for 1996 Taurus GL
Mar 02, 2001 (11:28 pm)
I have a Taurus with 50K miles. I am considering purchasing an extended warranty (I only had the Ford warranty until 36K). Any recommendations? I am considering Autobytel's (1-Source?)Diamond 10 year/100K extended warranty plan for $1500. Does anybody have any experience with this extended warranty provider? Thanks!
#648 of 3389 1996 Taurus GL 3.0L
Mar 02, 2001 (11:34 pm)
I have a 1996 Taurus GL 3.0L with 50K miles which seems to be be burning oil (10W30) to the minimum level between 3K oil changes. Anybody else having a similar problem and what are you doing about it? Thanks!
#649 of 3389 Oil Consumption
Mar 03, 2001 (6:26 am)
I have the Vulcan engine and have been changing the oil at 2k or 10 weeks. see a little consumption but not down to the minimum level. little consumption is o., although I've had cars that use absolutely zip. Running a synthetic right now. I may keep that oil in longer.
How much oil are you adding when you change? The manual say 4.5 quarts with filter. Everyone, including the dealer tells me 5 quarts.
#650 of 3389 Rear wheel disc brakes 97 Taurus
Mar 03, 2001 (8:42 am)
Does anybody have any experience doing a brake job on a 97 Taurus with 4 wheel discs brakes with as?
I did the front no problem .
The rear wheels have a different piston and it looks like you rotate it back in similar to a Subaru I had. Do I need a tool? The car has 50k on it and the rear discs are not completely gone but I will need to change them in about 6k miles
Any help would be great
Mar 03, 2001 (9:53 am)
Are you sure about the rears. I have 100k on my '96 and the rears are fine. I did the front at about 85k due to a warped rotor. I figured that as I had the calipers off anyway, why not? I must've had at least 10k left on those pads. I was surprised at how well the OEM pads wore! When you do the back, please post your experience as one of these days I will need to do the back. Thanks.
#652 of 3389 Warped Rotors
Mar 03, 2001 (11:34 am)
What feedback where you getting due to warped rotors? Did you get a vibration in the sterring wheel when you hit the brakes at sppeds over 55?
I've heard that the OEM rotors are junk and you should replace with new rotors and not have them machined. Did you get new front rotors?
#653 of 3389 Rear wheel disc brakes 97
Mar 03, 2001 (3:21 pm)
I looked at the rears they have about 1/8 maybe more on them. I just assume they need to be done.
The reasoN I did the front was that the thinner the pads get the more chance for heat build up and the end result would be warped rotors.
#654 of 3389 Nooks and Crannys
Mar 03, 2001 (7:10 pm)
I just wanted to throw this out there for all the Taurus guys to see if anyone has encountered some of these problems :
1) Re-glue rain gutter strips - 2500 miles
2) Re-glue trunk gasket - 3200 miles
3) Replace broken front strut - 8000 miles
4) Replace fan blower motor - 8700 miles
5) Have rotors machined - 13,000 miles
6) Replace fan blower motor - 15,000 miles
7) Replace rotors - 16,200 miles
8) Replace fan blower motor - 22,000 miles
Its going in next week for another blower motor believe it or not. This is Ford quality ? I bought this car new off the showroom floor!!!
Mar 03, 2001 (10:24 pm)
What year is your car? My '96 Sable has/had the blower noise. It is very intermientent. Ford FWD cars are notorious for eating front rotors. Most FWD cars will eat front rotors due to the massive amount of weight distributed to the front during braking. Hope this helps.