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by ChartGuy
Sat Jun 01, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: 2000-2007 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (4th Generation)
Topic: Alternator Question
Replies: 6
Views: 329

Re: Alternator Question

The Alt post and the battery + should be the same volts within a few mili volts. It is #6 wire and quite heavy, same as the battery cable. Any difference between the volts from one end of the wire to the other indicates a bad wire. Also check to see that the mega fuse is good.

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by ChartGuy
Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: 2000-2007 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (4th Generation)
Topic: 2000 Taurus transmission overdrive issue
Replies: 4
Views: 843

Re: 2000 Taurus transmission overdrive issue

Consider this: when you take your foot off the pedal, and the throttle body goes to "idle stop" the TQ unlocks instantly. It will lock up after a short time after you move the throttle off idle stop. If the TPS gives a slightly false signal the system would think you are off the throttle when you ar...
by ChartGuy
Tue Dec 26, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: 2000-2007 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (4th Generation)
Topic: 2000 Sable coolant not leaving reservoir.
Replies: 1
Views: 409

Re: 2000 Sable coolant not leaving reservoir.

The tank is part of the pressurized coolant system. It fills to a level as marked on the tank. Cold fill lines. The radiator cap is on the tank. OE had lots of problems not holding pressure. 2 of my 4 have had caps fail to hold. New design by Motorcraft work well. When hot the coolant level will ris...
by ChartGuy
Thu Jun 15, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: 2000-2007 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (4th Generation)
Topic: 2007 Taurus fuel pump power?
Replies: 1
Views: 445

Re: 2007 Taurus fuel pump power?

All Bulls build '02 and later use a fuel pump module that sends a equivalent variable voltage to the pump to regulate the pressure. It is 'duty cycle' but is equivalent to variable volts. There is a sensor on the fuel rail with a vacuum hose to it, and electric connection. The PCM sends a duty cycle...
by ChartGuy
Wed May 31, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: 2000-2007 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (4th Generation)
Topic: Transmission Warning light
Replies: 10
Views: 22456

Re: Transmission Warning light

Best check the vent cap. It is rubber and well down below the brake reservoir.

Remove, clean, push it back only on the first bulge, should be wobbly loose.

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by ChartGuy
Thu May 25, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: 2000-2007 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (4th Generation)
Topic: Rear Disc Conversion for 2007 Taurus?
Replies: 13
Views: 1967

Re: Rear Disc Conversion for 2007 Taurus?

Or look under for the tone rings, any wheel will do.
I think all wagons have discs on the rear, and all have ABS.

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by ChartGuy
Thu May 25, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: 2000-2007 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (4th Generation)
Topic: Rear Disc Conversion for 2007 Taurus?
Replies: 13
Views: 1967

Re: Rear Disc Conversion for 2007 Taurus?

My '03's, present, and past '01 as well as my Lin Cont have "ABS" light that comes on when the key is first turned to "on", as per the owner's guide. My Sables also have "ABS" sticker on the driver's door glass.

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by ChartGuy
Mon May 22, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: 2000-2007 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (4th Generation)
Topic: Rear Disc Conversion for 2007 Taurus?
Replies: 13
Views: 1967

Re: Rear Disc Conversion for 2007 Taurus?

'93 and later Ford, Mercury, Lin Cont all use the same caliper and rotor. See Rockauto for what fits what. Ford ends with '07 and Lin with '02.

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by ChartGuy
Mon May 22, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: 2000-2007 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (4th Generation)
Topic: Rear Disc Conversion for 2007 Taurus?
Replies: 13
Views: 1967

Re: Rear Disc Conversion for 2007 Taurus?

Wagons have rear discs as well as Lin Cont which are identical. At least '00 and later wagons have parts that should go on a sedan. JY parts.

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by ChartGuy
Sat May 13, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: 2000-2007 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (4th Generation)
Topic: front struts on 2002 sable
Replies: 2
Views: 634

Re: front struts on 2002 sable

Replacement struts may work for both sides, may not. The issue is the sway bar link may bind in full turns. If the replacements have the bracket with sufficient clearance they will work. Also depends on the sway bar links. Some are heavier shape than others. Worst that can happen is the link will be...
by ChartGuy
Thu May 04, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: 2000-2007 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (4th Generation)
Topic: 2000 Ford Taurus misfiring cylinder
Replies: 5
Views: 887

Re: 2000 Ford Taurus misfiring cylinder

Cylinder number same for both engines.
Rear = firewall side pas side to driver's side 1,2,3.
Front = radiator side pas side to driver's side 4,5,6.
'00 DOHC used individual coils and can be switched to see if a coil is bad. Most likely coil fail or plug.
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by ChartGuy
Tue Apr 25, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: 2000-2007 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (4th Generation)
Topic: 2002 no heat no a/c just outdoor temp air
Replies: 1
Views: 483

Re: 2002 no heat no a/c just outdoor temp air

typical, the blend door motor strips a gear. It is behind the glove box, or can be reached by removing the radio/climate module. $36.79 at Rockauto using Motorcraft part. The EATC will self diag but I would have to lookup the combination of buttons to make it read out the codes. Sometimes, doing the...
by ChartGuy
Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: 2000-2007 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (4th Generation)
Topic: 2001 Ford Taurus service engine light
Replies: 2
Views: 556

Re: 2001 Ford Taurus service engine light

Part is available on Rockauto see '01 Vulcan engine = OHV, Ford part DPFE4 $34.79, cheaper part available. However, most likely your cat is plugged making too much pressure and pushing the hoses off, or one making it too hot.
by ChartGuy
Fri Apr 07, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: 2000-2007 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (4th Generation)
Topic: 02 Taurus - putting in a trans drain plug?
Replies: 6
Views: 981

Re: 02 Taurus - putting in a trans drain plug?

I use a glass jug and vacuum to empty the pan of all 3 of my herd, every other year. Pull the vent cover and fill back what I took out. I put the output in 5Q jugs to know how much to put back. Pulling the vent cover makes adding much, MUCH easier. Care in putting it back so it is only on the first ...
by ChartGuy
Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: 2000-2007 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (4th Generation)
Topic: 02 Taurus Wagon - switch to non-power antenna?
Replies: 3
Views: 626

Re: 02 Taurus Wagon - switch to non-power antenna?

The power wire is dark green. It is "hot at all times". Cut that wire and the motor is disabled. Mine has been disabled all winter as here in the North country, the antenna freezes and it does not move until a good thaw. The supply end of the wire is hot and needs to be capped/taped to keep it out i...
by ChartGuy
Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: 2000-2007 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (4th Generation)
Topic: 02 Taurus Wagon - switch to non-power antenna?
Replies: 3
Views: 626

Re: 02 Taurus Wagon - switch to non-power antenna?

Yes, I ran mine all the way up with some pulling on the mast. Then cut the power wire. It is now permanently up.

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by ChartGuy
Mon Mar 27, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: 2000-2007 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (4th Generation)
Topic: Intrument Cluster bulb replacement (help!)
Replies: 12
Views: 10722

Re: Intrument Cluster bulb replacement (help!)

There are 5 #194 lamps. I have done 2 '03's. One suggestion. Pull the switch/switches for seat or abs out and remove the connections at the start. Switches just pop out. Same for the headlight switch. For the first 2 switches, I tie a string on the connectors and feed it through the respective holes...
by ChartGuy
Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: 2000-2007 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (4th Generation)
Topic: 2004 Taurus SE Alternator issue?
Replies: 3
Views: 642

Re: 2004 Taurus SE Alternator issue?

Alt wear out, the brushes/slip rings wear. I replaced the Alt on both my '03 DOHC as preventive. I removed the back (3 screws) cover and both were nearing the end of their wear life. One 110K and one 125K. New Alt on both. I had one fail on the road, 4 hours from home, and I had driven it 40 minutes...
by ChartGuy
Sat Jan 28, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: 2000-2007 Ford Taurus & Mercury Sable (4th Generation)
Topic: 2002 Taurus flashing check engine light, rough idle, & poor acceleration
Replies: 6
Views: 1722

Re: 2002 Taurus flashing check engine light, rough idle, & poor acceleration

Coilpack and plug wires are common fail on this engine. Actually any engine in Bulls up to the COP used on '04 and later DOHC engines. Had coil fail due to cracks on both my '03's. Random misfire, startup misfire, damp weather misfire.

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