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Ford Taurus, Mercury Sable, Engine, Sedan, Wagon
#106 of 118 Re: 2001 ford taurus [tmathews1]
Dec 27, 2011 (2:54 pm)
Sounds like your injectors are leaking you shut the car off they leak the engine is flooded it will finally start. Drive it at 30 to 40 cleans the plugs off and it runs good. And for anyone that has a bad check valve in the pump the pressure is good but the gas leaks back into the tank and you have to crank and crank to get it started or turn the key on for five seconds to run the pump and then turn off and on again for five seconds after the 3rd try you crank it. It usually starts right up then you know your pump is bad
#107 of 118 2007 Ford Taurus SEL
Jul 04, 2012 (11:49 am)
I bought a used 2007 Taurus with 56k on it. I've had it for a month now and I've taken it back to the dealership twice now because it keeps stalling. I don't know what causes it but the RPMs dip lower than normal and thats what it sounds like before it stalls. I've noticed it only does it when it's hot, the AC is running. When it stalls, the gauges on the dash all twitch for a while. I try pushing the gas after it does this but nothing happens. Sometimes after it twitches the gas gauge reads that there is more gas in there than before. I once had almost half a tank then it stalls, when I turned it back on it read a full tank. It doesn't matter how much gas I have when it happens. The dealership has cleaned the Throttle body, but that didn't help. I've tried recreating the situation but I can't find out what exactly causes it. It happens when I'm at a stop or going less than 20MPH.
If anyone has ANY information on this problem, please help. I would really like this problem fixed!
#108 of 118 Re: 1996 taurus wont stay started [greatdanedad]
Jul 10, 2012 (7:56 pm)
I would suspect the IAC (idle air control) motor. Fords have an idle issue that will cause them to die when pulled up to a stop sign sometimes you hear a sound like the horn honking, thats the air valve shutting off when it should stay open, it is caused by carbon generally and is best just to change the IAC. usually 3 screws easy access.
#109 of 118 Re: 2007 Ford Taurus SEL [stark1990]
Aug 26, 2012 (10:01 am)
I have the exact same thing happening to my 07 Taurus!! Have you figured it out yet???
#110 of 118 Re: 2007 Ford Taurus SEL [ken176]
Aug 30, 2012 (11:50 pm)
No, not yet. But they are finally getting somewhere. They let me drive it with the flight recorder for a few days. It stalls randomly so I didn't know when it would happen, but it seemed to happen after I filled up with gas and topped off. They took the flight recorder with the info on it and talked to Ford. I'm taking my car in next week and they are going to do some tests on it and once I figure out what it was/is I will post it on here.
#111 of 118 93 Mercury Sable, trouble cranking engine, rough idle, leakage
Sep 04, 2012 (8:32 pm)
I'm hoping someone can help me with my '93 Mercury Sable (V6 3.8L GS) It started today with no problems and I drove it to school and back home before going back to school. Two hours later, I try to start it and it clunks when trying to turn over. After a few times of the clunking, it starts but idles very rough and when I drove forward it was like I was driving over short bumps. Worse yet, in the headlights my brother sees a trail of fluid of some sort from the driver side, but no luck finding leaks tonight. Any help is appreciated.
#112 of 118 1994 Mercury Sable No Start and/or Injector Pulse
Sep 18, 2012 (6:59 am)
#113 of 118 1994 Mercury Sable No Start and/or Injector Pulse
Sep 18, 2012 (6:59 am)
I have a 1994 Mercury Sable with a 3.8L that will not start. I have spark and car will run on starting fluid. Thought fuel pump at first but system has plenty of pressure. After checking the injectors I relized I do not have any injector pulse. Replaced the CCRM but still no injector pulse. Does anyone have any ideas?
#114 of 118 2004 mercury sable ?
Nov 08, 2012 (9:32 am)
Went to the dollor store the other day came out started the 2004 mercury sable it started but died then it would not do anything thing not even turn over waited 30sec it stated up.
#115 of 118 Re: 2007 Ford Taurus SEL [stark1990]
Dec 15, 2012 (9:33 pm)
The reason that I joined today is to let you guys know how to fix this very frustrating vehicle computer reset problem. I fought the random crazy dash lights and stalling issue for over a year on a 2003 Taurus SES. IT IS A BAD DIODE IN YOUR ALTERNATOR Trust me on this. Replace the alternator. I did not want to post until I knew 100% this was it and after 12 months with no problems I can safely say that it is 100% fixed. I hope this helps I know that some people will still be skeptical as they have fought the problem for so long but if you replace the alternator and the problem continues then you have replaced with a alternator that also has a bad diode. The Guy at the local Autozone store found it with the store tester. I had been having it tested at Advance Auto parts and their machine did not show the bad diode. I wish I had written down the tester model for you sorry. I would go to several different stores and have them test for a bad diode in your alternator!! I searched for many hours on sites like this and NEVER found the definitive answer so here you go REPLACE THE ALTERNATOR and then have it tested to make darn sure you got a good alternator. Good Luck