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power steering issue
If the system was recently opened up to replace any parts, what you are describing is typically a consequence of air trapped in the system, and consequent aeration of the power steering fluid, which builds pressure in the reservoir. Check...
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Burning smell from rear of vehicle
The rear brakes are probably sticking or seized. If the car has rear disc brakes that could be due to faults with the piston in the caliper bore and/or it could be due to the caliper(s) sticking on the torque...
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HI I was driving home today and noticed while I was at a traffic light my oil light started to flicker.
Engine oil pressure may be below the requirement at idle. To determine that, temporarily install an external pressure gauge and verify that you have at least 5 PSI at idle, although you should compare against the pressure specification set forth...
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Ac compressor fuse blows 2004 Ford Taurus
Hi there - from your symptoms, it sounds like your AC compressor clutch has locked up, or the clutch bearing has seized, such that the serpentine belt tries to turn the compressor whenever you start the engine. (REALLY problematic if...
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Can I use a bigger top idler pulley on my SHO?
You will need to remove the original idler pulley and install the new one and see if it turns freely and does not interfere at all. You will need to use the next longer serpentine belt to make room for...
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I have bled the power steering several times and still groaning.
These power steering systems can be VERY difficult to bleed and require a vacuum be held on the reservoir before even turning the wheels or starting the engine. A special tool is required to be attached to the reservoir which...
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Car won't shift out of 2nd gear and is at 4000 rpm at 25 mph. Hasn't had oil change in awhile and dirty trans fluid. 2002 Ford Taurus
Hi there - while you have lots of miles on your Taurus, it is a cheap investment to have a fluid/filter service and engine oil/filter service performed on your transmission. Should that not restore proper operation of the transmission, I...
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Where is the fuel cutoff switch in a 1993 Ford Taurus
The inertia switch for your vehicle should be located on the drivers side inner fender, inside the trunk area. There should be an access panel that will be labeled. Just an FYI, most Ford vehicles will have an inertia switch...
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Hi iat first i taught my car need gaz because it had 28 miles to empty and still telling me it needs gaz. I put some gaz in it an
Hello, thank you for writing in. Thankfully with the check engine light on, the computer has already detected an issue, and we can pull the codes from the vehicle that tell us what system is having issues. This can be...
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My heater is on but is not blowing hot air
You heater a/c system uses electronic actuators to control air flow for where the air comes out and hot hot and cold the air is coming out. You will need to first check to see if the actuators are moving...
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Power windows, speedometer and windshield wipers no longer working after friends attempted to put in a new radio in my 2000 taurus
All of these systems are powered by different fuses from the fuse box inside the left side of the dash. You will need to test each and every fuse in the fuse boxes both inside passenger compartment and outside in...
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I have a 03 Taurus and it's starting to feel rough. Like it wants to cut off. Someone told me it could be a vacuum leak.
With multiple problems with different components you will need to have each of them diagnosed separately. For the running rough and almost stall you may have a sticking intake runner control valve that may require that part of the intake...
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I just got my serpentine belt replaced and it's squealing when I start the car and sometimes when I hit the gas
Noise of that type is due to a failed or failing bearing in one of the pulleys or accessories (e.g., alternator, water pump, A/C compressor) that is driven by the serpentine belt, the belt is not properly tensioned, or the...
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My 99 ford Taurus won't engage when put in drive or revers, neutral works fine and it starts and everything. Whats wrong??
Hi There, You are correct in that a this may be caused by a clogged transmission filter. This may also be caused by a faulty transmission control solenoid. As you know, automatic transmissions use pressurized hydraulic fluid to change gears....
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Why is my 2009 Ford Taurus still running hot after I put new water pump, new thermostat on and flush radiator twice but it still runs hot.
You may still have air pockets in the cooling system. If you do not bleed out the air it will still overheat. After bleeding all the air out of the engine and heater core then see if it still overheats....
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Acceleration automatically.
Hi there. There is an issue with the engine having a vacuum leak and the may be cruise control is coming on to accelerate the engine. First check for any vacuum leaks on the engine. If the engine is running...
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I've got a 97 Taurus. The other day, I would turn the key and the engine would turn slowly but not start. All of the lights and ra
You should have the battery tested after running the engine to try and charge it up. Have battery load tested to see if it can hold a load and replace it if it cannot. Then have the charging system checked...
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Car check engine light is off. Car accelerates by itself in drive from 0 to 60 miles an hour. Replaced aci, no codes on computer, 1999 Ford Taurus
Hello - your Taurus has a Recall (#98V204000) against the cruise control, which can cause unintended acceleration. In a related later issue, new Taurus models had problems with twisted accelerator cables - again, from the cruise control, which may have...
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ccelerator Pedal Position Sensor
Turn on the key without starting the engine. The check engine light should be on, and then go out when the engine is started. This is your bulb check function. The check engine light may be bad, or it might...

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