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Ford Taurus, Mercury Sable, Engine, Sedan, Wagon
#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.
#97 of 118 2001 Sable--Hard to start when engin is cold
Sep 13, 2010 (7:45 am)
I have a 2001 Sable, 90,000 mles, increasingly getting harder to start when engine is cold. At first I had to crank 2 long times to get it started. Now it takes 3. Once the engin is hot, I fires just fine with 1 short crank. I do have a check engine light, code indicates the loss of a vacuum seal to the gas tank (P1451). However warning light came on 6 months, The problem starting has happened recently. Any Ideas? I want to get to the bottom of it before winter hits. If left alone, I beleive the problem will get worse and worse until it wont start at all
#98 of 118 Re: Taurus stalls on 1/4 of a tank of gas [1998lincoln]
Nov 08, 2010 (8:12 am)
I belive i can help you on that issue. i have a 2001 Ford Taurus S.E.S. and it did the exact same thing o me. okay one your fule pump is going out. its a costly item . mine was done at the original place i got my car but cost me over $800. They need to pull the fuel pump and test it to make sure it works . The fule pump is not putting out the needed pressur eof fule that is required for your car to accelerate.