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Mercury Sable, Ford Taurus, Lights, Electrical, Sedan, Wagon
#167 of 199 Re: 2000 Taurus cruise control won't turn on [meeko]
Oct 10, 2011 (10:53 am)
I have the same problem, now. Did you finally fix it? Where is the cruise control switch located? TIA
#169 of 199 left rear power window not working on 1998 ford taurus
Oct 24, 2011 (5:01 pm)
After this vehicle sat for 6 months the left rear power window will not work from either the master control or the switch on the door itself. All the other windows are working fine from the master control and on the remaining doors. The electric door lock on the same door works. The window electric motor is not engaging. I presume the problem is a bad switch on the drivers door control or the switch located on the rear door,or an open wire. I need some advice where to start trouble shooting this problem. I do not have the proper tools to remove door panels and any hint as to limit destruction to the door clips would be really appreciated.
#170 of 199 02 Sable shut off while driving
Oct 26, 2011 (2:59 pm)
I have an '02 Sable with over 136,000 miles on it. It shuts off completely while I'm driving almost always when I'm decelerating to turn, or coming to a stop. Nothing will work on vehicle (Even the Hazard lights will not work. No cranking or choking sounds JUST NOTHING. I've have taken my car to 2 auto repair shops and they cannot duplicate the problem. My battery has been checked and it is in excellent working order. She needs a tune up, but I was told by the 2 mechanics who looked at my car that a tune up would not help solve my problem. Any HELPFUL AND CONSTRUCTIVE suggestions?
#171 of 199 Re: 2003 Mercury Sable GS - electrical problem? [rpyles]
Oct 27, 2011 (6:45 am)
Was the short in the steering column, I'm having the same issues with my 2003 Tauras.
#172 of 199 Re: Stalling at stop lights and almost at highway speeds [pointerboyd]
Nov 11, 2011 (5:26 pm)
Mr. Russmyster - you have the most intelligent answer on this board!
We were always a Ford Family - owned 4 at one point. All had various "major malfunctions", with the exception of the Taurus which was totally defective. I don't think there is any part that we did NOT replace. My son was almost killed in that piece of junk. He was driving and a tie rod broke off and sliced through the tire, of course he lost control, but by God's grace, we still have him.
Yes, I'm in the midst of purchasing a Honda and will NEVER, EVER purchase a Ford product again!
FINAL NOTE: I've had the same mechanic for the past 30 years. He's one very honest, reliable and highly skilled man. He doesn't comment on vehicle manufacturers. However, I asked him how he really felt about Fords. He replied, "I just love 'em". I said, "really, then why aren't you driving one?" He said, "Hey, I only love 'em because Ford keeps my business booming. If it weren't for Ford's Frequent Failure to Function, I'd have to find a new line of work". He then pointed to the parking lot where 10 vehicles sat for repairs; 7 of them Fords!
#173 of 199 Service Engine Soon
Nov 27, 2011 (8:46 am)
I got lazy a week ago and ignored my low fuel indicator. As I finally pulled into the pumps, my 1998 Ford Taurus stumbled and missfired. The tank took over 13.5 gallons, therefore only 2.5 gallons were remaining on the bottom of the tank. The moment, I restarted the 3.0 liter engine the "Service Engine Soon" light came on. The manual says the light should go out after a number of cold starts, this has not happened. I disconnected the negative battery wire for about 10 minutes, the light disappeared, for a short while, then returned. If anyone has any suggestions how to resolve the light issue, would be much appreciated. I should add, that after the fuel was added, the car runs as smooth as it did before I pulled my "lazy" stunt.
#174 of 199 Re: 02 Sable shut off while driving [pdenson17]
Dec 05, 2011 (8:22 am)
I have a '97 Ford Taurus with 155K miles. Mine does the same thing. It will also do it right after starting and turning the wheel whether in drive or reverse.
#175 of 199 Reason for malfunctions - Ford's Faulty Safety System
Dec 06, 2011 (12:54 am)
I posted above regarding the problems with my Ford Taurus. For all those with electrical problems, the real culprit is a combination of a faulty safety system malfunctioning in the steering column.
1) Check your keys, there is only (1) that works properly when inserted into the starter slot as ONLY THIS KEY is programmed to work with your safety system. There is a short or program defect whereby the safety system fails causing ALL of the problems listed in this forum. If we unlock and open our front passenger door BEFORE getting into the driver's seat, the vehicle will not start. This is why mechanics everywhere cannot find the problem source.
2) We explained to a number of Ford dealers the problems we're having and asked for help. The reply is totally rehearsed by each dealer, "We've NEVER heard of that happening before".
3) In order to find the exact problem, you must bring the vehicle to a Ford Dealer, use the diagnostic tester ($100), where it will be be monitored to find defects.
Let's wake up and smell the coffee - Ford's safety system is totally faulty in all of our vehicles. I have no idea what the costs would be to fix them. Shame on Ford for their denial of any problems. We're the ones stuck paying for THEIR errors!
#176 of 199 Electrical Problem/Anti-Theft System Problems
Dec 11, 2011 (7:33 am)
I have a 2003 Ford Taurus with 125K miles. Everything works fine then all of all sudden the car is dead and will not start. No lights, nothing except for theft light blinking. Remote won't work either. I have researched this problem and really haven't found the answer. I have unconnected the battery and reconnected. This does not help. The only thing that works sometimes if I jump the car it will start. This doesn't happen all the time, just at random times so I am scared to turn the car off unless I am at work or at home. Any suggestions or advice would greatly be appreciated.