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by Zenriddles
Fri Oct 26, 2012 9:44 pm
Forum: 1996-1999 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (3rd Generation)
Topic: 99 Taurus won't start not getting fuel.
Replies: 1
Views: 1031

Re: 99 Taurus won't start not getting fuel.

Fuel pump anti backflow valve malfunction. Try this - when you get in the car after it has been sitting a good long time, turn the key to "ON" but do not crank the starter. Can you hear the fuel pump run briefly? If so, good so far. Turn off the key. Turn it back on a second time and let the fuel pu...
by Zenriddles
Wed Oct 17, 2012 4:24 pm
Forum: 1996-1999 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (3rd Generation)
Topic: 98 taurus ran bad now won't start mutiple codes
Replies: 1
Views: 541

Re: 98 taurus ran bad now won't start mutiple codes

Is the exhaust smoking white? If so, the coolant is going out the tailpipe because you lost a headgasket.
by Zenriddles
Tue Oct 02, 2012 8:18 am
Forum: 2000-2007 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (4th Generation)
Topic: brake booster or pcv/pcv valve
Replies: 1
Views: 1368

Re: brake booster or pcv/pcv valve

White hose goes to the manifold, between the throttle body and heads so it is at full vacuum all the time. Unplugging this hose at idle will likely stall the engine. Green arrow box is a vacuum control valve. Small hose on top goes to evaporative emissions controls on passengers side of firewall and...
by Zenriddles
Tue Sep 11, 2012 12:52 pm
Forum: 2000-2007 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (4th Generation)
Topic: 2000 Taurus with no heat
Replies: 5
Views: 2410

Re: 2000 Taurus with no heat

Blend door actuator motor not actuating.
by Zenriddles
Wed Aug 15, 2012 9:03 pm
Forum: 1996-1999 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (3rd Generation)
Topic: 97 Taurus idle issue and stalling and shifting strangely
Replies: 1
Views: 567

Re: 97 Taurus idle issue and stalling and shifting strangely

2 problems.

Idle - IAC valve. Intake Air Control. It sits on top of the throttle body and looks like it has a "D" cell battery sticking out of it.

Shifting is one of two things, it is either a VSS - Vehicle Speed Sensor, or shaft turbine sensor on the tranny.
by Zenriddles
Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:58 pm
Forum: Under the Hood
Topic: ***CONTEST*** name this part!
Replies: 8
Views: 952

Re: ***CONTEST*** name this part!

headlight vent cap
by Zenriddles
Thu Aug 02, 2012 9:21 pm
Forum: 1996-1999 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (3rd Generation)
Topic: 1997 LX DOHC Strong Gas Smell No signs of a leak
Replies: 4
Views: 1184

Re: 1997 LX DOHC Strong Gas Smell No signs of a leak

Big leak in the evap system should cause a p0455 code - i.e. - you left off the gas cap. A smaller leak might not trip the code, but could lower intake vacuum enough to effect the fuel pressure regulator, causing the car to run stupid rich. Sounds like you have a bunch of shot hoses on the car. You ...
by Zenriddles
Tue Jul 31, 2012 8:41 am
Forum: 1996-1999 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (3rd Generation)
Topic: 1997 LX DOHC Strong Gas Smell No signs of a leak
Replies: 4
Views: 1184

Re: 1997 LX DOHC Strong Gas Smell No signs of a leak

Passengers side firewall is where your charcoal canister hookup is for the gastank evaporative emissions. If you have a habit of overfilling your tank, gas will back up into this filter. Sometimes it will dry out, sometimes it gets ruined. Your air intake/cabin air filter is directly above this part...
by Zenriddles
Thu Jul 19, 2012 7:36 am
Forum: Under the Hood
Topic: ccrm location
Replies: 5
Views: 4268

Re: ccrm location

Earlier cars it is on the side of the battery box.

Maybe try there?
by Zenriddles
Thu Jul 12, 2012 12:50 pm
Forum: 2000-2007 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (4th Generation)
Topic: Where is Downstream O2 located?
Replies: 1
Views: 1373

Re: Where is Downstream O2 located?

You should have 4 sensors total on that car. 2 upstream and 2 downstream. Bank 1 is the rear head, front head is bank 2. Both the front bank and rear bank downstream O2 sensors will be on the "Y" pipe, just after the appropriate catalytic converter. Look under the engine, from the front, on the pass...
by Zenriddles
Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:43 pm
Forum: Local Discussions (car meets, current events, etc.)
Topic: Dearborn, Mi Taurus/Sable meet Sat. July 7th
Replies: 2
Views: 4317

Re: Dearborn, Mi Taurus/Sable meet Sat. July 7th

Nicely done!

I hope there will be plenty of enthusiasts there!

I probably won't be. :-(

On the road with work...
by Zenriddles
Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:12 pm
Forum: 2000-2007 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (4th Generation)
Topic: A/c works when the weather is cool, but not when the weather
Replies: 1
Views: 587

Re: A/c works when the weather is cool, but not when the wea

On Gen 3 cars, the AC compressor has a shim between the clutch pulley halves. When the AC pulley friction material wears down, you must separate the pulley and remove this shim to tighten up the fit a few thousandths. http://www.v8sho.com/SHO/AirConditioningCutsOut.htm http://www.v8sho.com/SHO/ACClu...
by Zenriddles
Thu Mar 29, 2012 12:45 pm
Forum: Welcome / Introductions
Topic: Stuck Spark Plugs
Replies: 1
Views: 724

Re: Stuck Spark Plugs

Sometimes it helps to warm up the engine a bit and then try to get out the stuck plugs. I know, not so much help on the rear plugs, but it is a start.
by Zenriddles
Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:40 pm
Forum: 1996-1999 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (3rd Generation)
Topic: Ford Taurus 99 Fixed Antenna Mast
Replies: 3
Views: 626

Re: Ford Taurus 99 Fixed Antenna Mast

Ebay or a junkyard.

Yes, they do just thread in.
by Zenriddles
Mon Jan 02, 2012 1:37 pm
Forum: 1996-1999 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (3rd Generation)
Topic: 1999 Taurus 24V DOHC V6 - Fuel is not getting to the cylinde
Replies: 2
Views: 852

Re: 1999 Taurus 24V DOHC V6 - Fuel is not getting to the cyl

Did you check the fuel inertia switch in the trunk? Passengers' side behind the carpet near the fuel fill neck.
by Zenriddles
Wed Dec 07, 2011 5:24 pm
Forum: 1996-1999 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (3rd Generation)
Topic: 1999 Ford Taurus SE Inconsistent Start
Replies: 3
Views: 942

Re: 1999 Ford Taurus SE Inconsistent Start

I'd lean more towards a fuel pump, a fuel pump relay, or a faulty fuel anti-backflow valve on the fuel pump.

When just turn the key to the run position, not crank position, can you hear the fuel pump try to run for a couple seconds?
by Zenriddles
Mon Oct 31, 2011 3:00 pm
Forum: 1996-1999 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (3rd Generation)
Topic: Rough Idle Until Vacuum hose on Power Booster is pinched
Replies: 1
Views: 651

Re: Rough Idle Until Vacuum hose on Power Booster is pinched

Probably the booster itself. I've seen a couple rust through up here in the Rustbelt.
by Zenriddles
Mon Oct 10, 2011 2:02 pm
Forum: 2000-2007 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (4th Generation)
Topic: leaking fluid
Replies: 1
Views: 741

Re: leaking fluid

Bad cap - if you are talking about the coolant reservoir.

Somebody cross-threaded the cap at one point in time and it won't seal again. NAPA sells these caps pretty cheap. Autozone sells the whole reservoir pretty cheap too.