Last post on Feb 10, 2013 at 12:29 PM
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Mercury Sable, Ford Taurus, Lights, Electrical, Sedan, Wagon
#188 of 197 Re: '03 Taurus that wont start [carl323]
Apr 16, 2012 (2:45 pm)
replace the alternator wire
#189 of 197 Update on my 2005 Mercury Sable GS
May 17, 2012 (10:22 pm)
After the nightmare I had with my 2005 Mercury Sable with electrical problems and starting, I replaced every single thing on my car. From the Engine, all wiring, to the computer system. It cost me about $5100.00 to do everything and it is cheaper than a new car. I was fortunate to find a local mechanic that cut me a really good deal on labor for everything. I took it to a local Ford dealership and was told that all of the repairs would have been avoided if I got the computer replaced but told my car is practically new.
#190 of 197 Re: problems with 96 taurus [christensenw20]
Jul 29, 2012 (3:48 pm)
sounds like your getting a ground off ur fuse panel specially if its a dohc
#191 of 197 2001 Sable Anti-Theft problem HORN Sounds by itself
Jul 31, 2012 (9:35 am)
My 2001 Sable (84,000 miles) is randomly sounding the horn without the key in the ignition. The Anti-Theft alarm will sound randomly and then turn off.. It could go for a few hours and then start blowing again. I'm assuming it's one of the door sensors, the hood sensor or the trunk sensor. I have the Mercury Factory Service manuals, but my question is... Is there a simple way to check to find which sensor might be the problem,,, or is there a way to disable the Anti-Theft System? I don't necessarily need to use it and would be ok with permanently disabling it rather than getting into a ton of work to fix it...
Any help/tips would be greatly appreciated.
#192 of 197 2007 Taurus Loses Electrical Power While Driving
Sep 26, 2012 (8:11 am)
2007 Taurus with 100K miles has been losing electrical power while I am driving. The first time only the Theft light came on and it felt like the engine shut down or transmission was in neutral, but it came back in about a second and never completely shut down. Lately all the dashboard lights come on and then all go off and the engine loses power. Sometimes the electrial power and engine power come back on without the engine needing to be restarted. Other times the electrical power is out long enough that the engine shuts down and it must be restarted. The electrical power has always come back on by itself. It has so far restarted easily and it idles fine and usually accelerates fine. The problem happens more frequently when braking hard. It has been raining out when it happens.
I will be having the battery and alternator tested today and will be checking for any obvious loose connections or ground wires. What else should I be looking at?
#193 of 197 Re: 2007 Taurus Loses Electrical Power While Driving [theflush]
Sep 29, 2012 (6:56 pm)
Did you ever figure it out?
#194 of 197 Re: 2007 Taurus Loses Electrical Power While Driving [mcarue2008]
Sep 29, 2012 (7:04 pm)
The problem has not reoccurred since I replaced the battery. Advanced Auto tested it and said it was "not up to industry standards", even though it was only a little over 2 years old. The alternator also tested as having an open diode, so I replaced that as well. I have not driven far since I replaced the alternator, but I did drive about 100 miles since the battery replacement and have not seen the problem again.
#195 of 197 Re: Update on my 2005 Mercury Sable GS [flaminsable]
Sep 29, 2012 (8:03 pm)
I do not understand. I have the same problems; have taken it to local places AND the dealership; spent much $$$; still having problems. Should I take it back to the dealership and get the computer replaced or take it to my local place, whom I trust, but who can't find the cause of the problem? BTW, the dealership has already charged me lost of $$, said the fixed it, haven't and now want to charge me more, saying I need a new alternator (which was check other times when I took it in). PLEASE, PLEASE -- at my whits end, and NEED HELP!
#196 of 197 Re: 2002 Taurus: idling issue [konzash]
Jan 30, 2013 (8:50 am)
Did you find out about your car? I am having the same problem, I have a new battery, new alternator, and had it serviced for electrical problems, but still cant figure it out.
#197 of 197 2003 Sable side mirror courtesy light assembly
Feb 10, 2013 (12:29 pm)
At the car wash my side mirror courtesy light assembly blew off. Now my windows or electric mirrors will not operate. I went to the right side in order to see how it was set up, and that one is broken about to fall off too. I have searched how to replace, or even find that assembly with no luck. Does the entire side mirror need replaced?