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Taurus/Sable Maintenance & Repair



  • jfl330jfl330 Posts: 1
    I just got rid of my Continental's at 47K miles, loud, hard, terrible when wet.
    Put on a set of Turanza LS-T's, best tire I have ever ridden on.
    Can't recommend them highly enough.
    Check on snow rating if applicable, isn't here in Florida!
  • brucer2brucer2 Posts: 157
    The two most common causes for that code is:

    1 - A bad DPFE sensor (a description of the EGR system is here:

    2 - The channel that goes between the EGR valve and the intake is clogged. The channel is in face of the intake manifold where the throttle body mounts. The throttle body needs to be removed and the channel cleared out. A new throttle body gasket needs to be used.

    The EGR valve itself does not usually go bad.
  • jrejre Posts: 6
    Does anyone know how difficult it is and what all has to be removed to replace the bearing in the air conditioner clutch on a 1996 Taurus with 3.0 engine. Thanks
  • Whenever I put my car in reverse, the radio cuts out. It returns when I get out of reverse. Can anyone help?

    The car has 60,000 miles on it.
  • sph2sph2 Posts: 1
    My ac unit clutch is also bad and have not got one yet but I believe that the only fix is to buy a clutch or a whole new unit. The clutch is about $100.00 and the whole unit is about $180.00 at a part store. In either case the bad news is that the system has to be broken, so you will have to have someone recharge the ac system, of course I believe mine was about due for a check up, so no big deal.
    Good Luck
  • azuazu Posts: 84
    I have a 95 Bonny with same issue. I'll be doing the same thing soon!


    I have 2 vehicles and thought I was in the Pontiac Forum! Sorry! :confuse:
  • taurus3taurus3 Posts: 1
    I own a 1997 Ford Taurus GL, 3.0L V6, it 's check engine light is on and i had it checked and the code #P0411 came up and it states, circuit relay defective or fuse open. Check connector & wiring, Air pump defective or blocked hose, I have tried to find a clear diagram and testing procedures of this system and all parts involved with no luck. I would appreciate any help from someone that knows how to rectify this problem. Thank you very much. Mike
  • I had the same symptoms and after replacing all the sensors on the thing after every mechanic said "EGR's don't just go. It's probably a bad sensor" and resetting the thing I took it to a place that said "Oh! It's dirty channels."

    I thought he was talking voodoo but he took the lid off the engine, showed me the carbon all over the place in there, cleaned it out and it's been peachy ever since.
  • jrolfjrolf Posts: 24
    does anyone know how you remove the lower ball joints on a 1998 ford taurus?
  • 541541 Posts: 1
    Hello, Can anyone tell me what would cause a 3.0L to be hard starting, hesitate on take off and backfire through the intake? Seems to happen at a certaint throttle position. runs fine after you get going.
  • About a month ago we had a very very hot day, and my car which is automatic transmission stalled about 5 times. Power would still all be there, but the engine would shut down, and I woudld have to turn it off and start up again. I figured this must of been the engine over heating, so i drained and flushed the cooling system. I thought the problem was solved until today. We had another hot day today it was over 100F. You could feal when you were starting again after a red light, you could feal the engine want to stall, and you could watch the RPM fall and then spike up again when you gave it some gas. Then it finally stalled on me, luckly I was close to home, and just came straight home. Does anyone know what could be causing this. Also on both ocasions when this happened I had the air conditioning on.
    Thanks, Dave
  • 2000 Ford Taurus 24V DOHC mileage: 156500. I have a starting problem in the car. After the car has been sitting for a while, it has a hard start upon turning the ignition key. Upon turning the key, it either cranks for an unusually long time before it starts, or I need to step on the throttle to make it start. This has been happening in hot weather or cold weather. Problem started happening intermittently and now I experience it every day. However, if the car is started when it has been sitting for less than 2-3 hours it starts up fine anddrives fine with no hesitations. I have taken it to the mechanic three times already and they have performed several diagnostic tests without success. They have replaced the crank sensor, coolant temp. sensor and fuel filter. Unfortunately, it has not solved the problem. Can you provide me with any new ideas what could be cauing this? I ve been told either a bad fuel pressure regulator or fuel pump.
  • My 96 taurus has 82k miles and its finally dead. new transmision put in 3 months back ($1600) and now more problems with front axels engine AC and more. I feel you pain buddy.
  • timothyftimothyf Posts: 40
    Hi I have a 96 LX with 117k miles. When I start forward from a standstill, no problem. When I start forward from a standstill pressing down on the accelerator normally, there's a hesitation, slight rumbling, and the tires will chirp a little. There's no problem in first once the car is moving. Shifting up and down through all the gears is fine. Any one have any ideas what is wrong? Thanks, Tim
  • ohio7ohio7 Posts: 67
    Well, two months ago I was bragging about not having to have anything done to my car (except recalls/warranty work) in the six years that I've had it, but right after that post I started to have hesitation while driving and more so while at a stop. Took it in to a good mechanic (and honest) and the code said #3 cylinder. He went ahead and replaced all 6 plugs and a coil to #3 since he had everything off. Yeah, I was mad that I had to have a tune-up at only 34,000 miles instead of 100,000 but labor is expensive in my area and plugs are relatively inexpensive.

    Still had trouble so he sent me to another place that had the equipment to totally clean out the carbon deposits that I had (because I put less than 5000 miles in a year, mostly city). It is a system by BG 44K (or something like that recommended by Pat Goss of Motorweek). Also had the transmission fluid changed by the same companies system and antifreeze. Still had the problem. :mad:

    Back to the original mechanic - over and over again. No light came on even though it was still hesitating. Short long story. Light finally can on and it only shows that it was the 6th cylinder this time, but the plug was new and the coil produced a spark so instead of just changing everything and running up my bill he decided it must be the plug boot. To make sure that it was, he switched it to the #5 cylinder and last night code P305 came up instead of P306. He then ordered me a boot which is only $18 vs. $104 for a coil. It will be installed on Wed.

    Hope this helps some of you do-it-yourselfers which on this car I'm not.

    Last August I had Ford replace the DPFE sensor under the extended warrenty and the engine light went off till this June.

    Also decided to replace my over 6-year-old battery.
  • gmhellmangmhellman Posts: 121
    My mother in law just bought a 2006 Ford Taurus SEL for 12,700 on the road (ttl included honestly). When we were test driving it I noticed a rubbing sound and vibration in the steering wheel. The dealer replaced the passenger wheel bearing. We have now purchased the vehicle and I am noticing that the drivers wheel bearing is acting up now. I am not worried being that we have the factory bumper to bumper warranty still, but is there any recurrent issues that we need to watch out for in the vehicle before the warranty runs out? The vehicle only has 17,219 miles on it so we have some time? I love the car (Tungsten Metallic with the power driver with lumbar and cloth, keypad entry system, split rear seats, auto-dimming rear mirrors.) I actually enjoy the ride and the spaciousness of the car.
  • kimanijkimanij Posts: 2
    Did your fiend get the stalling issue resolved? And if so what did they say the problem was? I'm having the same problem.
  • kimanijkimanij Posts: 2
    Were you having issues with your car stalling & shutting off before they replaces the sensor and after they replaced it did the probelm stop?
  • Hi Mike, did you ever get information on the wiring diagram? I have the same problems with my 97 Taurus. How did you rectify the problem? My local mechanic says I need to replace the air pump unit. thanks
  • larybalaryba Posts: 1
    Did you ever get an answer - I have exactly the same problem
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