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Ford Taurus, Mercury Sable, Engine, Sedan, Wagon
#87 of 118 Re: 1996 ford taurus [erniet]
Feb 02, 2010 (4:25 pm)
Thanks for answering. You are the first one I've read that even comes close to my question, much less an answer.
I believe you are right. That is exactly what I suspected after my tests and also when the so called "mechanic" said my engine was SHOT. I just couldn't believe an engine that new and running as good as it had would quit so suddenly.(with NO noises or warning(s) etc.) BTW that "mechanic" is the head of the service dept. at a good size shop here. See what I have to contend with? And I thought the big cities were bad haha.
Do you have any idea what it might cost to get this fixed?
It's a nice car and I'd like to get it going again. This Obama Oppression though has gotten me into a "not as sound" financial situation. In the spring I could probably do it myself???
Thanks for your reply....Marv
#88 of 118 2007 Taurus SE won't turn over when cold
Feb 23, 2010 (11:11 am)
I have a 2007 Ford Taurus SE with 56K on it. It will not start on the first try. It turns over and dies. If I give it gas it will stay on. I went to Auto Zone to test the battery. It is fine but they said the alternator was low on amps. Any suggestions? I do not want to get robbed at the repair shop as this is my first Ford Taurus.
#89 of 118 Re: 2001 TAURUS 3.0 DOHC WON'T IDLE COLD [jeff140]
Mar 28, 2010 (2:36 am)
The vacuum lines in my 1997 Sable are broken. Where do I find the replacement part? Appreciate your help.
#90 of 118 99 Taurus rough idle
Apr 24, 2010 (12:59 pm)
Starts Ok, runs high idle as normal, then drops to 1,00rpm for s few seconds, then drops even more and becomes rough. Vaccum shows 20-21 at 1,000 rpm but then it drops to 12-15 flux as it turns rough for about 5-10 secs and dies. Starts easy. This will happen either cold or warm.
#91 of 118 Starting problem for 94 taurus wagon
Apr 25, 2010 (11:51 am)
I have an intermittent problem starting my 94 taurus wagon with 116k miles. Sometimes when cold, the starter cranks, but does not catch. A strange fix that we have figured out is to turn the ignition to on. When the problem occurs, the fan turns on at this point (it is not supposed to turn on during the ignition process). When the fan turns off after it has turned on, then the car will start. Once warm, the car starts fine. We have checked the fuel check valve, the various computers/electronics, the fuel injectors, the spark plugs, and haven't been able to find anything. Anyone have any ideas? Thanks!
Jul 19, 2010 (5:35 pm)
my daughters 2004 taurus has been towed to the dealer ship 4 times in the last couple of weeks. they replaced the fuel pump twice. returned to us women each time saying its fixed,or they can't find anything wrong with it.dies on my daughter everytime she runs around in it.any ideas? mas? catalytic converter? what are these idiots missing at the ford service center?
#93 of 118 1998 Mercury Sable will not start
Jul 16, 2010 (11:47 pm)
#94 of 118 1998 Mercury Sable will not start
Dec 12, 2009 (1:43 pm)
I have an issue with my 1998 Sable, unemployed so hoping it is something i can fix, but for once, i have no idea where to start.
about a month ago, i started having starting issues, the car would start fine sometimes, and then at times, i would shut if off and it would not start again, it would turn over strong, but not start, we would get a jump and it would start and run fine. So i assumed maybe it was the battery, we took it and had it checked, they said the negative terminal was loose, put on a new one and for a few weeks i once again had no problems, then the same thing started happening again, So i took it back to where i got the battery, they tested it AGAIN and said, it may be the alternator, i do not think so, since it seems to turn over well.
Anyway, the first guy again tightened up the negative terminal and after my car would not start at ALL, so they went ahead and put in a new battery, still no start, finally someone opened the fuse box under the hood, did something with one of the relays, and it started, we drove home, shut it off, and it has not started since, not with a jump, not on its own, BUT it still turns over fine.
Any ideas on what this could possibly be? when i was getting a jump to see if we could start it, i did notice that the negative terminal was STILL loose, where the 2 wires went into the connector i could loosen the bolts with my fingers, and one of the 2 wires was not in the terminal at all anymore, this is how loose it had become, i fixed that, hoping.. that would solve my issue, but it didnt.
ANY ideas on where to start would be great, i can not take it anywhere, as it does not start, Thanks!
#95 of 118 Re: 1998 Mercury Sable will not start [pvtcarlswife]
Apr 25, 2010 (11:56 am)
I have had the same problem, but haven't found a solution. I don't think it's the battery. I do have a temporary fix that works for me -- see my post under taurus starting problems. Good Luck!
Jul 16, 2010 (11:47 pm)
There must be a problem with your spark plug.It must be gaining moisture and hence don't tend to start at the first time.Also check the fuel pump as this could also be creating problems for your car to start.