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  2. I have a 2003 Taurus. Here's the typical scenario: I drive the car on the freeway to the nearby town (6 miles) to run errands. So a few stops. I drive the car back home, and say stop at the local grocery store. Come back out 20 minutes later. The car starts, then almost immediately upon driving there is a stuttering loss of power and then the car dies after about 200 feet. Car is dead, won't turn over, wont' start, and I have to get pushed out of the road. After letting the car sit, sometimes as little as 15 minutes the car will start. This never happens on a cold start when the car has been sitting over night. It only happens after the car has been driven for a while, then has been sitting, usually around 20 to 30 minutes. Here's the real frustrating part, this has only happened 4 to 5 times over the last 5 years and I never know when it might happen again. The last two times it has happened I have taken it in to my mechanic but they cannot duplicate the problem and get it to stall. I know that's not a lot of info, but I am out of ideas and wonder if anyone else has had this problem, and how they solved it. At one point I suspected that it might somehow be connected to the cruise control, so I stopped using it, but that may just be a red herring.
  3. First thing I would check is for broken wire in the accordion to the hatch. I had a backup light wire break and a speaker wire break on my '01 wagon. Of course my hatch gets lots of use. -chart-
  4. I need to troubleshoot a non-working rear wiper motor. The washer fluid part seems Ok but the wiper arm doesn't move. Is there a relay to check? Any tips on troubleshooting the wiring? My guess is that the motor is dead but I want to be sure before I replace the wrong part. If it IS the motor, and advice on removing and replacing it would be welcome. This is the first Ford product I've ever owned. Thanks in advance!
  5. Saturday, I said goodbye to my 2018 Charger after only two years of ownership and 9400 miles. I had done quite a lot to that car to make it nicer and to make it my own, but somewhere along the line I had fallen out of love with it. It sat for six months under my carport collecting dust while I drove my 98 Buick Regal GS daily. I've always wanted a truck and any time I've ever needed one I've always borrowed my dad's truck. I've always considered them as not affordable for me. Friday, a Chrysler dealer about 40 miles from me offered a 2019 Ram1500 Classic tradesman 2wd, V6 for $24,448. I figured it was a gimmick to get you in the door, but to my surprise, there was an actual truck and they were actually selling it at that price. So, I jumped on it as most brand new trucks simply aren't cost effective in my opinion. It is equipped with power group, heated mirrors, backup camera, upgraded cloth interior, bed liner, alloy wheels, chrome appearance group, keyless, 3.55 rearend, and that's really about it. So nothing special, but it was a great price! I was very surprised at how well the pentastar V6 pulls this truck. It feels nice on the road and has slightly over 6k lb towing capacity. Loved my Charger, but it was time to let it go. After acommercial paint overspray accident(water tower overspray) ruined the finish(one billion white dots on everything) and the aftermath of having all that paint cleaned off, it was just never the same. It did look near new in the end, but it literally had 2k miles on it when this happened. Just ruined my outlook on the car because it wasn't perfect afterward, tbh. All in, I'm about $28k into this truck with negative equity rolled from my Charger which I know it's terrible to do. However, I'm $7k under MSRP on this truck after the $8500 worth of rebates and the dealer offered incentives were another $1750(I believe). I don't think it was a bad deal for a brand new truck that's not totally a stripper model. So far Im getting between 18-19mpg around town. Haven't taken it on any real highway trips yet. Feels nice riding up off the ground. So that's my update!
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  7. Oh, a couple of us still have a couple of 'em. But you're right - it is a dwindling crowd.
  8. Welcome to PTSOC, Previous Taurus and Sable Owners' Club. We still have memories of good times, but the cars aren't there anymore.
  9. I spent the past couple of days cleaning my stuff out and preparing the ‘04 Sable wagon to leave for it’s new home this weekend.
  10. Turn signal and 4 ways won't do anything. Changed relay with one that works. Any help appreciated
  11. 07 taurus 3.0 has sparatic high idle mechanic says no vacum leaks,idle control valve and pvc valve have been replaced,this usually happens between 2 and 3thousand rpms any suggestions?
  12. just a question,my 07 taurus with the 3.0 has an erratic high rpm seems to be worse when its running at 2 to 3 thousand rpm and wont idle down right away.idle control valve and pvc valve has been changed,mechanic says no vacum leak any ideas?
  13. Follow up Through one of my parts vendors found a module for sale at a reasonable price. Got it installed and all is right with the world....until the next thing decides to crap out.
  14. I have a 2004 Taurus OHV and my IACV has a warning label not to clean it. Can I still clean it any way and if so, how? Thanks.
  15. Sounds like the PCV to me. For some reason Ford designs their engines to pull most of their air through the crankcase whenever the throttle is closed. Any leaks in the PCV system (hoses or plastic connections, maybe a bad valve) cause the engine to run poorly. My last Taurus would cold start rather hard in warm or hot weather. Stumble and miss for the first few seconds. In the middle of winter when it was very cold I would have to hold the accelerator down a bit or the engine would stall right away. Never did get it figured out and my PCV system was fine.
  16. Okay so I'm not sure where to go from here, but my car runs great when its just driving, start to brake or come to a stop then it starts to act up. On start up sometimes it will be fine, other times it runs for a few seconds then dies, this will happen repeatedly, very frustrating it is. So i cleaned the MAF, IAC, throttle body, did plugs,. So next I'm thinking pcv valve, wires, and ? Anything else any tips would be useful, thank you guys!
  17. I have a 2004 taurus ses and have owned the car for the last 2 years. A couple weeks ago it started setting off the alarm when started. I disabled the horn so I could get it home. I replaced the battery since it needed done anyway hoping it would also fix the problem. The car alarm still goes off when started but will stop after a few minutes. I can still drive and everything acts right but whenever i hit my brakes it goes off again for a undetermined amount of time before stoping again. All depends on how long i have to be on my brakes and how she feels i guess. I was wondering what might cause this and if I could just disable the car alarm to stop this. If so how do I do that? Thanks in advance
  18. I have a 2004 taurus ses and have owned the car for the last 2 years. A couple weeks ago it started setting off the alarm when started. I disabled the horn so I could get it home. I replaced the battery since it needed done anyway hoping it would also fix the problem. The car alarm still goes off when started but will stop after a few minutes. I can still drive and everything acts right but whenever i hit my brakes it goes off again for a undetermined amount of time before stoping again. All depends on how long i have to be on my brakes and how she feels i guess. I was wondering what might cause this and if I could just disable the car alarm to stop this. If so how do I do that? Thanks in advance
  19. It’s the same starter regardless of 3.0 pushrod. Methanol, ethanol or unleaded. 1, 2 or U engine code 8th spot. the 3.0 dual over head cam motor starter is different
  20. Hello everybody, I have decided to spread out this messege, because I need help, after long and careful screening internet resources. Mercury Sable 93 owners please give me a call. A few months ago I started renovation of my Sable GS sedan 93, and I want to make it as it was. It has no factory radio anymore, I want to find a model, which fits Sable 93, or at least fits Gen-2, there are some examples on eBay, but all information is not to understand, is that the right one or not. My car has 2 speakers in doors, and 2 on back shelf, so it means standart sound, no premium, and I think, there were two flat wiring harneses, black and grey, so I guess. They are gone, sure I have found wires by colours, they fit the diagram, only I have Drk Green/ black instead of Red, Can somebody tell me, how to find the right part number of OEM Ford AM FM radio cassette, to install it like it was original I need to be it original, in fact this is the single thing missing, some tiny pieces more, but in general car is in full complete condition, soon will be Please give me advice, how to install power antenna, was it original on Gen-2 models, because I think I have found wire connector for power antenna. By the way, I have discovered many unused, free wire connectors around the body and engine, it means there is something connected on other models or so Can I install power antenna from 86-91 Taurus, I think there is no difference I would be very thankful to hear helpful, or at least direction to go
  21. Spent an hour above and below with an inspection camera and I am trying to figure out any method of removing the leaking freeze plug under the firewall-side exhaust manifold without removing engine.
  22. I have a set you can have. Email me nick986 at that google email address just pay shipping
  23. I am working on my 1998 Sable wagon.The engine is a 3L 24 valve Durotech. Do you know what size socket the crankshaft pulley nut requires? I am replacing the alternator  and believe that removing the crankshaft pulley will allow the alternator room to slide free.

  24. https://www.ebay.com/itm/1996-1999-Ford-Taurus-Clear-Front-Side-Marker-Lights-PAIR/322115565914?fits=Year%3A1997|Model%3ATaurus|Make%3AFord&hash=item4aff95795a:g:FCYAAOSwGeBXP2f8:sc:USPSFirstClass!60148!US!-1
  25. Check the 8th character of the VIN. If it's a U then you have the 3.0 OHV (pushrod) v6.
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