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Ford Taurus/Mercury Sable Sedans Pre-2008



  • badgerfanbadgerfan Posts: 1,565
    I see you are new on Edmunds. If you click on kathy5 in her post you will see a profile that she has not posted or logged on here since July 19, 2005, so I doubt if she will ever read your response. It usually doesn't pay to respond to posts that old as either the issue has been solved, or the original poster lost interest long ago.

    Welcome to the dwindling group of Taurus/Sable posters, however!
  • vladmerevladmere Posts: 2
    Hello everybody. I have a 2000 Ford Taurus SES. I was thinking of adding a few things to it. Because I wanted to add a little bit horsepower to it. Does anybody any ideas going on doing that? I would really appreciate that. Thanx. :confuse:
  • vladmerevladmere Posts: 2
    As u all know that I have a 2000 ford taurus ses. My right front passenger door won't lock properly. Does anyone know how to fix it? I really have to get it fixed. Thanx. :cry:
  • wrench5wrench5 Posts: 1
    need help
    on my 91 sable with abs the brake pedal comes up a little harder then normal when coming to a stop at low speed only the last 25 feet. it just started doing it.
  • I noticed your high recommendation on the Brembo rotors. I've got 164K on my 2000 Sable and have had to have the factory rotors turned 3 times during that time due to warping (50K, 90K, and 122K). My mechanic told me at 122K, that was the last time he could turn them. Just had the front brakes done today at 164K, and had the Brembo rotors installed. What can I expect in performance? Better braking? Better resistance to warping? All of the above and more? I know one thing, the drive back to work from the mechanic's shop was wonderful! What a smooth stop! Thanks.
  • racer5racer5 Posts: 3
    high im new to this site yea i read your message you might want to go with first,high flow air filter ,fuel sytem cleaner get the redline brand from pep boys im an employee there so you can ask any thing about your car and i can tell you what you want to know also get high conducting spark plug wires and performance spark plugs how much are you wanting to spend on it and how much more horsepower are you looking to gain :shades:
  • I tried a K&M air filter, but it kept screwing up my Mass Airflow Sensor. Went back to a good paper filter. Since then, no Check Engine lites. The biggest boost in performance came when I switched to 93 octane for my Vulcan V6. May take a look at better wires and plugs when the time comes. My mechanic called his supplier and asked about perf parts. His response was "That's the first time I've ever been asked about such things for a Sable!" What about exhaust systems? Any recommendations? Don't want anything loud, but wouldn't mind changing the tone a little and boosting the HP if possible.
  • racer5racer5 Posts: 3
    really because im putting a intake on my 95 taurus i guess ill see wat happens for exhaust you might wanna go with flowmaster or the cherrybomb turbo or turbo 2
  • Thanks for the tips. I'm still on the original exhaust at 165K miles. Don't know if I'll change it before it actually goes. Depends on my wallet I guess! I also have a 1994 Probe GT w/ only 24K miles on it (driven on dry summer weekends only). I've always loved the sound of that V6. Wonder if the Flowmaster or Cherrybomb would give me something similar in sound.
  • bremertongbremertong Posts: 436
    I recently bought a 2005 Mercury Sable and got a nasty rock chip on the center section of the back bumper of the car. I generally put mud protectors on my cars shortly after purchasing. It seemed like a strange place for a rock chip and was wondering if this car is any more prone to this kind of damage or if I just had a moment of bad luck? As other owners may know this model has what appears to be rubber side panels along the side of the car and what appear to be mud protectors in the front wheel wells.
  • badgerfanbadgerfan Posts: 1,565
    I doubt if you really got a rock chip on the center part of the rear bumper. Highly unlikely that any trajectory of a stone thrown up by either your car or someone else's car would hit there. I suggest you probably got a ding from someones front license plate bolts during a parallel parking incident.

    If the Sable is like my Taurus, and I believe it is in this area, the front "mud guard" is an extension of the black plastic rocker panel cover that covers up the steel reinforcing "bar" under both front an rear doors. It seems to do an adequate job as a small mud guard.

    Behind the rear wheel wells the plastic bumper cover extends all the way to the back of the wheel wells, and I mounted simple aftermarket mud guards in that location, mostly to keep the area behind clean.
  • kennywkennyw Posts: 1
    A friend was involved in an accident they were in a 2003 taurus. it was hit from behind and pushed into another vehicle, with enough impact that the right side air bag deployed but ruptured. The drivers side air bag did not deploy at all. Any info about this would be helpful as to I have other friends that own taurus,s
  • bremertongbremertong Posts: 436
    I agree that logic suggests that it is highly unlikely that I got the ding from a rock but during that period I did not parallel park anywhere. I generally park in isolated areas of parking lots to avoid that kind of damage. As you know it costs a lot to repair, the dealer ship touched it up and refused any compensation. Will probably do as you suggest and get after market mud guards. The color being silver metallic the ding still shows. I only bought the car three weeks ago so it was a small disappointment to get a ding that quickly. Thank you for the information
  • racer5racer5 Posts: 3
    yea you can buy a cherry bomb turbo exhaust or a cherrybomb glass pak for about 20 dollars each at pep boys i love my v6 especially since i just got the new motor and just tuned the ecu by adjusting the injectors so now it whistles it sounds like its supercharged but its not its fast as ever though on 87 octane
  • Hi,
    All aspects of braking performance will be immediately and greatly improved by installing Brembo brake rotors. And the Taurus needs improvement in the braking department. I consider my Taurus to be a Ford "Volvo" now that it has the superior braking performance of the Brembo brake rotors along with great crash test scores and large, comfortable seats. Bought Brembo rotors at autobarn dot com.
  • badgerfanbadgerfan Posts: 1,565
    What is your question? Why the driver's side did not deploy?

    This generation Ford Taurus has a sophisticated system for sensing and deploying the air bags and I list from the advertising blurb:

    Dual Stage front Airbags
    Front Crash Severity Sensors
    Driver's Seat Position Sensor
    Safety Belt Useage Sensors
    Front Safety Belt Pretensioners
    Front Safety Belt Energy Management Retractors.

    Altogether, it may mean that the system sensed that the passenger side required deployment and the drivers side did not.

    As far as "rupturing" goes, airbags are not like a balloon. Once deployed and inflated at explosive speed, they are designed to rapidly deflate, so may look ruptured but worked just as designed.
  • Adjust the injectors by tuning the ECU? Tell me more. Was that done w/ the purchase of a special chip, or something else?

    Re the exhaust: Just insert a Cherry Bomb in place of the factory muffler and keep the rest of the system stock?

  • bremertongbremertong Posts: 436
    In the short time I have owned this car (about a month) I have been pleasantly surprised by the power it has a (V-6 Duratec. I was expecting something good but the power is almost sizzling! I bought the car with 1700 miles on it and at about half the new price. The only problem;em so far has been that the alarm system doesn't work, is due at the dealership for repair next week. The features are very good including leather seats, wood and leather steering wheel, CD changer, fog lights, and auto head lights. I bought the car partly on the basis of the owners ratings (9.2) at Edmunds.
    versus the 5.5 that Edmunds gave the car. I am waiting to
    to post my own evaluation until I have owned it for about three months.
  • carpedogcarpedog Posts: 1
    My '90 Taurus keeps blowing the fuse for the turn signal and the mechanic can't find the short. Here is some info:

    the fuse blows only when the brakes and turn signal are on together;
    the owner's manual says the brake lights and signal are on the same fuse but they don't seem to be because the brake lights work fine (the manual says it's fuse 1 but fuse 5 is the one that shorts);
    the mechanic checked the bulbs and spent a couple of hours looking for the short in the steering column, with no luck.

    Any ideas before I take it to the really expensive electric system specialist?
  • observer22observer22 Posts: 41
    ...and it looks good. Since the Monte Carlo is a very slow seller (not enough support to have its own Edmunds forum) you may not get to see it. Monte suffers from the horrible 3.4 engine in its base model (costs about $5000 more to get the better 3.8 in the SS). Also avoid the Chrysler/Dodge 2.7 engine.
  • gazolbagazolba Posts: 3
    Anyone know how to replace a rear light bulb in a 1995 Mercury Sable? The owners manual gives no information. I've removed the trunk interior trim but can't see how to do it. I can't believe Ford made it so difficult to do this!!!
  • jaxs1jaxs1 Posts: 2,697
    What are quietest tires you can buy that come in the standard size for a Taurus SES?
  • gyatesgyates Posts: 55
    Bridgestone Turanza LS-T. Great tire. I have 40k on a set now, and am very happy with this tire.
  • scape2scape2 Posts: 4,124
    I know many friends and family that have had these cars. Mostly with the 3.0 Vulcan and the 3.0 Duratec engines in them. As most like to trounce these vehicles as being unreliable.. in reality they are not. If you dig around the net you will see they are actually very good cars. My mother and father-inw swear by them. They have owned 2 over the years and have run all up to about 130,000 miles with no issues other than regular maintenance. they own an 03 SES now with about 50,000 miles and love problems..
  • badgerfanbadgerfan Posts: 1,565
    It is actually pretty easy. Once you have pulled back the interior trunk liner behind the tail light, you will see some big plastic wing nuts that hold the tailight assembly studs to the car. Remove all these, then the tailight assembly can be pulled loose from the car. Then you can twist, if I recall it is about a 1/4 turn, on the entire light socket that the wires go into. This exposes the inside of the socket, and you can remove the bulb easily. To reassemble, just reverse all these steps.
  • chuck1chuck1 Posts: 1,405
    I have an '05 company Taurus. It has 51,000 miles on it. It was new when it was issued to me 18 months ago. No probelms at all thus far!
  • bremertongbremertong Posts: 436
    I very much appreciated reading your posts. I recently bought a Mercury Sable 2005 LS with 1700 miles on it for just under $ 14,000. I have liked the car very much since my purchase, it is a second and companion car to my 2004 Cadillac Deville. Dollar for dollar the Mercury is in my opinion the better value. I like my Deville and will probably update in the next year or two but I am pleasantly surprised at the features and performance of the Mercury. Cadillac has a tendency to nickel and dime you on features. As examples wood and leather steering wheel, chrome wheels, keyless entry key pad on door, mach sound system, universal home link and cd changer all included in the less than $ 14,000 price on my Mercury but not in my Cadillac at more than twice the price. When I made the decision to purchase
    the Mercury it was on the basis of Edmunds owners reviews at Edmunds which rated the car 9.2. Thanks owners, I put much more importance on what an owner says than some of the rating agencies. If the Ford Motor can continue to offer this kind of value in its cars it may well have a bright future. To be fair about it the one feature I do miss in the Mercury is the onstar system which is a wonderful safety feature in many of the GM cars and in all
    the Cadillac models.
  • I cannot find the pre-wiring location for a CD changer. I looked underneath the carpeting in the trunk and on the driver side in the trunk, but cannot find cd changer plug. please help. Thanks!!
  • jaxs1jaxs1 Posts: 2,697
    Look at where the antenna is. Open eveything up until you can see where the antenna goes into the car and the rest of the radio equipment is there.
  • tdw70tdw70 Posts: 1
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