Last post on Nov 22, 2013 at 9:33 PM
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Mercury Sable, Ford Taurus, Lights, Electrical, Sedan, Wagon
#193 of 199 Re: 2007 Taurus Loses Electrical Power While Driving [theflush]
Sep 29, 2012 (5:56 pm)
Did you ever figure it out?
#194 of 199 Re: 2007 Taurus Loses Electrical Power While Driving [mcarue2008]
Sep 29, 2012 (6:04 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 199 Re: Update on my 2005 Mercury Sable GS [flaminsable]
Sep 29, 2012 (7:03 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 199 Re: 2002 Taurus: idling issue [konzash]
Jan 30, 2013 (7:50 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 199 2003 Sable side mirror courtesy light assembly
Feb 10, 2013 (11:29 am)
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?
#198 of 199 2003 Mercury Sable Electrical
Nov 07, 2013 (6:50 pm)
2003 Mercury Sable burning out alternators. Changed coil, plug wires one year ago - problem seemed to go away - back again. Car accelerates on own will eventually slow down. If I take it out of gear at a stop light in some instances the RPMs will climb to 4000. Does not happen all the time. Just replaced the Mega Fuse but that was to no avail. And ideas will be greatly appreciated.
#199 of 199 Re: 2003 Mercury Sable Electrical [sps1961]
Nov 22, 2013 (9:33 pm)
First is this a DOHC or OHV engine? Sounds like Camshaft position sensor. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKaKWdyHQZg Solves the intermitten revving. Needs to be scanned and serviced not just replaced. But your choice. I know its scary in traffic could cause an accident and Ford knows of this issue and wont do nothing about it. Does it do it more in summer heat? Also if you have a vacuum leak it could cause these malfunctions to occur and then the parts get stressed and fail. Check PCV valve hose neck. Manifold gasket leak too could cause stresses. Cheaper to repair these fords than buy a new car. Just take good care of it and do regular maintenance don't wait til failures.