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Everything posted by TaurusKev

  1. Oh crap... I worry about that with my 94 and 95's I have... Do they suffer from capacitor leakage like computers do?
  2. There's a starter relay I would look into I believe. Also, I believe the transmission range sensor, if malfunctioning, can also prevent it. Are you experiencing any other issues?
  3. Hello all. Sorry the forum went down for a few. And sorry I have not been on as much. Being a full time student and student teacher is not easy... Anyway, with that said. I want to share with everyone that the forum has been fixed, but I am not updating much right now. Here's where we are at: Invision (This forum software) is expired. So I cannot update the license. The cost for that appears to be $25 for 6 months. Next, is our domain (taurusowners.com) - That is $12 per year. This expires on June of 2020. Next, is our hosting service. it appears that is $5 per month. From what I can tell, those are our costs. So, yearly operations is about $122 a year, of course, with taxes, I am going to say about $130. I will maintain this site as best as I can, but I am a poor college student, I can't afford to do much other than volunteer. There's a donate button at the top of the page if you are inclined to donate. If I see donations pour in, I will continue to maintain the site as I do now. If you are interested in helping grow the site, let me know, I can use extra volunteers. Otherwise, the current state of the forum is, once we run out of money, the lights will go dark. I will try to keep more up-to-date information to everyone here. As always, one of the forum administrators can be reached at taurusowners AT gmail.com. I love our community, but forums do not appear to be the future which does make me sad. Questions, concerns, comments, please leave them below! As always, Thank you!
  4. Everything under the hood looks exactly the way I left it. Including the same Duralast battery! Interesting how the new owner isn't posting close ups of the rear like I Did. I wonder if they did a hack job trying to fix it.
  5. I Rebuilt my alternator personally on my Buick Roadmaster, it's working, but the lights flicker when I am driving. Of course, I don't suspect a ground issue as I did replace my ground wires, but I do need to go over the whole car's wiring system one day. The auto parts store tester said it was a good alternator. Kinda wish I just splurged and bought a whole new alternator for it now. However, rebuild shops have better tools, better test equipment, and better knowledge than the crap testers they have at the auto parts stores. Those machines, I know AutoZone and O'Reillys has them, are pure junk.
  6. Aw man, I completely forgot about doing the Gen 3/4 antenna. However, it's very similar to the Gen 1/2. It sounds like your cable has snapped somewhere, and once it gets passed a certain point, it can't push it further, or pull it. You can try using ebay to find a power antenna mast, but make sure it doesn't say it is compatible with a ton of other vehicles, if it is, it probably won't fit. (If it starts saying, Fits: Nissan, Isuzu, Chevrolet, Toyota, Saab) It probably won't work.
  7. Rust repair is a hard thing. The cheaper shop may be cutting out the bad rockers, and putting new ones in, and they may or may not have problems. I did this to my Thunderbird WITH paint repair of the whole body, it cost me around $5500. Best thing is to ask to see any completed vehicles they have, or see if there are reviews posted online for them. Some body shops may have it down to a science that they are cheap. Others may not, so not sure what the pricing difference would be.
  8. Photobucket did screw some stuff up sadly. I wrote this so long ago and I am trying to find the original pictures and writeup, but have been unsuccessful so far. If you are confused about a part let me know, and perhaps I can try to explain it!
  9. Hey all. Since I got rid of my 1995 Taurus Wagon due to the severe rust... I want stuff cleaned out. I have the Vulcan V6 and AX4N in my backyard (All sitting on the subframe). It is free for anyone who has a way to get it out of my backyard. However, it has been sitting forever, so condition is unknown. At first I could not rotate the engine, but now it rotates just fine. It had around 101k miles if I recall, it has been sitting in my backyard since 2016 I believe, under a tarp. Location is in Streamwood, Illinois.
  10. I am pretty sure that the 1999 did not support trans temp as OBD-II in those days were primitive.
  11. I have that same problem with motivation too. The Roadmaster wagon has some small leaks still, but compared to the last ones I did fix, they are much more tame now.
  12. Sadly I don't think many of the Gen 5's are being parted out on forums. I'd suggest checking places like car-part.com to find a salvage yard close by to see if they have a good interior to harvest from.
  13. Yeah, I'd recommend trying to find a salvage yard one. Sometimes having a They-Pull such as LKQ can hopefully ensure the compressor came from a car that was holding pressure. Lots of After-Cheezy parts that you'll just be replacing the compressor again, or finding a faulty compressor. Like Kodachrome Wolf stated, they're sometimes cheap for a reason... Unless you get lucky and someone has stock of genuine Motorcraft and just want them gone lol.
  14. Terrible... Terrible news... Maybe we should turn this into the Honda Odyssey forum for you.
  15. Can it... Can it be given to TSOC? A non profit Taurus and Sable owners group? I would love to have that thing, give it a proper home.
  16. Oh wow, IN the rails. That sounds like fun. Glad you got it handled!
  17. I fixed the Mitsubishi Endeavor's bladder problem. Normally, people freak out about seeing a puddle under their car, but I was happy, since this puddle was from the A/C's condensate drain. The Endeavor's drain has the same issue of having a cheap gasket between the firewall and A/C Box, and as water dribbles out, it dribbles down, and goes right back into the cabin, and flooding the carpet. Same issue the Taurus and Sable had! But this time, the Mits folks had a fix. Solution was to make a new condensate drain, and that it leaves the cabin completely. Went to Menards and found a 3/8 to 1/2 Adapter, I cut off the 1/2 part, and had some old 3/8 Tubing, made it flat, then cut a hole on the bottom of the A/C's drain, plugged the old hole up with silicone, and now the new drain works great. Drilled a hole straight down the tunnel, away from the prop shaft, and zip tied it to the frame neatly so it's not a problem no more. I gotta say, one pro to drive by wire, pulled the accelerator pedal out and was able to work comfortably. Thankfully, since the A/C didn't work for about 2 to 3 years, forgot how long I've owned this beauty, but assuming it was a problem with the previous owner too as there was a bit of rust, but nothing terrible. I treated it with naval jelly, then sprayed it with undercoating, including the hole I drilled to ensure that doesn't rust up. So now fully functional A/C, and the drain should be fixed to not flood my car no more. This may work on the Taurus if someone wants to repeat it. Might look into it on the Roadmaster as it also has condensate issues. Why didn't all cars just do this method...
  18. Just a hypothesis, but the steering wheel from a Crown Vic/Grand Marquis has the controls, not sure about fitment, but I at least theorized that Ford's controls were pretty standard across the board and should control the applications of the car. I never went further with this since I sold my Taurus. Would need to do a lot of modifications to do it.
  19. I have not, but if it is running rich, and you only cleaned your MAF, unhook your MAF and see if it behaves differently. Also, what are your Check engine code stating?
  20. That Forscan is awesome. Brian did it to my mom's Fusion SE. Was able to add the digital speedometer readout, and the detailed tire TPMS details. Before the Fusion only had an idiot light for low tire pressure. My mom (and I) when she bought her 2015 Fusion, we assumed that like most new cars, it had individual readouts fore the tire pressure, like my grandpa's 2012 Impala. Well, now she has both those enabled, and makes the car enjoyable. I have no need for a Forscan utility since all my junk is too old to utilize it
  21. That is right!!!! I forgot that some Tauruses had their CD Changers up front.
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