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#89 of 199 Re: 2002 Ford Taurus - Will not start [airbear232]
Nov 05, 2008 (7:58 am)
I had the same problem with a 2001 Taurus. At first I thought the door wasn't closing right. It turned out to be a bad electrical connection. The (very good) mechanic checked the circuits carried inbto the door within the flexible wiring harness between the door and the body. This takes a lot of beating with use. He said the "ground" wire was broken, loose, or detached (I forget exactly). He re-attached it. Problem solved, cheap, no replacement parts, just good detective work.
#90 of 199 Re: 2002 Ford Taurus - Will not start [airbear232]
Nov 05, 2008 (8:08 am)
Sorry, airbear, misplaced my reply to another problem (windows). No clue.
#91 of 199 Re: Exterior light problem [six_otters]
Dec 11, 2008 (4:10 pm)
I also have a 2003 Ford Taurus and noticed that it was taking a long time for the side mirror lights to turn off. I timed it and they seem to turn off after about 30 minutes. Haven't been able to determine if there is a way to adjust the duration or if this is simply how it is designed. Would appreciate any suggestion...
#92 of 199 Doesnt like to keep running
Dec 16, 2008 (4:57 pm)
my 95 ford taurus like to die when you keep the gas at a steady pace. The engine light comes on and sometimes it wont start back up. does anyone know what the problem maybe?
#93 of 199 Losing electronics in reverse
Jan 04, 2009 (4:19 pm)
I have a 96 sable that recently started losing the radio, window power and power steering (only things that are noticable) while in reverse only. All other gears everything works fine. In reverse, the headlights, dash lights, and everything else appears to be fine. When shifting from park into drive, it will lose the above things and then the seatbelt light comes and goes off (no other warning lights on the dash only the seatbelt) on once you get it into drive or back into park.
The battery was recently replaced as was the cam sensor and idler pulley.
#94 of 199 Re: 2003 Mercury Sable GS - electrical problem? [tdeanda_2000]
Jan 21, 2009 (6:19 am)
i to have this same issue now for 3 years. the car has been to the dealer numerus times with no fix, many parts just trown at it. last summer i put a new battery in and the problem went away till this winter when i used the heater, was there ever a fix for you?
#95 of 199 Re: 2003 Mercury Sable GS - electrical problem? [jasfer1127]
Jan 21, 2009 (6:52 am)
For me it was a transmission range sensor or neutral safety switch (it's a sensor that sits on top of the transmission that regulates how the car goes into gear and has the gear arm attached to it). A fairly easy fix (took bf and I about a half hour). It is listed as a service bulletin by Ford for '96 Taurus/Sables I don't know if the newer ones have the same issues.
#96 of 199 Re: 2003 Mercury Sable GS - electrical problem? [bzaw]
Jan 21, 2009 (9:01 am)
this would cause my car to act like it was shuting off cause dash lights to come on for a split second, then goes on its way. only happens when the blower is on high.
While driving on the highway and running either A/C or heater at max fan with Radio on, the car engine will die or stall violently jerking the car with all warning lights on and then continue OK. This happens at random but semi-frequent intervals. The more electronics I turn off, the less it happens but it happens all the same. No error codes or engine lights are displayed after the fact. (In one instance, it also seemed to make the AC over heat.) The radio will also turn on and off and automatically change volume as a forewarning to the sudden stall on the highway. (It has also stalled and died under similar conditions at slow speeds.) (Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated, thanks in advance.)
Jan 27, 2009 (12:01 pm)
the gremlins are gone. it was the transmission range sensor. i have been with out any problems for 5 days. this rocks
#98 of 199 Cold starting problem
Feb 05, 2009 (11:42 am)
I'm working on an 02 Taurus, the problem is, when it's cold, the first start of the day, turn the key and I get no warning lights on the dash and it will not crank. If I leave the key in on position for one or two minutes all the lights come on, I hear a clicking noise, and the car starts and runs fine till it sets overnight again. Temp has to be 30 or lower. I've already changed the trans selector switch and the electrical ignition switch.