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Ford Taurus, Mercury Sable, Engine, Sedan, Wagon
#11 of 118 Taurus question
Sep 30, 2006 (10:52 am)
Hi all, nice to be here! I have a 1994 Ford Taurus that had the engine replaced as well as the transmission about 6 months after we purchased it 3 years ago.
About a year ago, my then-husband was driving the car and said the water pump went out (the bearings). He parked it at a friend's house immediately and it sat for a few months; then we towed it home. He put a new water pump in it and ever since then, it will turn over continuously but will not crank. It sounds as if it is out of time or cannot quite get enough fuel. I have been told it could be a myriad of different things; crank sensor, camshaft sensor, timing, fuel pressure....but none of it started until the incident with the water pump. He says it did not overheat, and the oil looks fine. Also the air filter has been removed (not sure how long it has not had one) and the mass airflow sensor is pretty well clogged.
Any suggestions on what to look for?
Oct 10, 2006 (5:23 am)
I have a 2000 Taurus wagom w/Flex-Fuel, It has 70,000K miles. It's running like it is starving for gas,is there a fuel filter between the fuel tank and the engine. If not what would cause it to run like this. Thanks so much,
#13 of 118 Re: Fuel Problem [dickiedo1]
Oct 17, 2006 (9:40 am)
There is a large cannister fuel filter underneath in the fuel lines held in place with a big strap and two plastic clips that come off and are replaced with new ones that come with the filter. On sedans, this is located underneath the right side, below the rear seat. Be careful as you should let the car sit for a while to bleed off the pressure, and you will spill some gas while changing the fuel filter.
Could be other things causing the problem, though, such as a fuel pump. I have not had this with my 2000 Taurus, but my neighbor has had two fuel pumps replaced, the second one soon after the first, which was free. Could also be injector problems, clogged air filter, or probably a number of other issues.
Nov 05, 2006 (2:36 pm)
you have mixed up with someone else, I* have a fuel problem. thanks dickiedo
#15 of 118 Re: Fuel Problem [dickiedo1]
Nov 07, 2006 (10:31 am)
Your post number 3 asked about whether there was a fuel filter and I answered it. I am not mixed up. I believe you may be, however.
#18 of 118 How do i get it to start?
Sep 16, 2006 (7:56 am)
i have a 90" tarus and it will run if i hold the key on. when i let off the key the car shuts off. what is wrong with it?
#19 of 118 Re: How do i get it to start? [pford]
Sep 18, 2006 (6:13 am)
Sounds like it might be a problem in your starter switch in the column?
#20 of 118 Re: How do i get it to start? [badgerfan]
Sep 19, 2006 (12:44 pm)
i haved changed that and the key, you know what else it could be?