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02 Taurus Wagon 04 Mustang GT Convertible
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Question Asked: Back up lights.....again
February 04, 2011, 10:49 AM
I posted before about back up lights not working on my wagon.Here's what I done:Check both bulbs-they look ok,but replaced them anyway.Checked fuse under dash-looks ok.Replaced transmission shifter sensor on top of transmission(another name for a neutral safety switch I believe). Still no back up lights.Any ideas? Thanks in advance.
Question Asked: Seat belt replacement?
February 01, 2011, 05:13 AM
I'd like to put a new seat belt assembly on the driver's seat(weak retractor) Does the cover on the center pillar merely snap in? Thanks.
Question Answered: no heat from heater.
January 20, 2011, 10:47 AM
Could be clogged heater core or faulty thermostat. I had a similar condition on my 2002-it was the thermostat.A code is usually present for this condition.
Question Asked: No back up lights
January 19, 2011, 12:42 PM
Bulbs look good.Fuse looks good.I assume the culprit must be the neutral safety switch,which I believe sits on the top of the transmission.Easy enough to change?or thoughts otherwise?Thanks in advance.
Question Asked: Power antenna-wagon?
January 19, 2011, 07:26 AM
I hear the motor running as it should,but the mast remains up. Need I remove the unit from the car to replace a mast with a bad cable? If so,does it remove from the wheelwell or from inside the car.Thank you.
Question Answered: Antifreeze leak
January 10, 2011, 07:00 AM
You may have a defective overflow tank.
Question Asked: no heat?
November 28, 2010, 12:43 PM
Car is actually an 86 Parisienne,but no category here.Heater core is not clogged.Zero heat in car.Am I correct that the next possible faulty item is the vacuum controlled valve at one end of a heater hose?One hose hot, one hose cold. Thanks.
Question Answered: Power steering filter, whine?
November 23, 2010, 03:56 PM
No filter-could be defective rebuilt pump.
Question Answered: front end shimmey
November 23, 2010, 03:55 PM
Warped rotors.
Question Answered: window don't go down
October 25, 2010, 04:23 AM
Driver's door switch or the fuse?
Question Asked: Reset codes?
September 10, 2010, 01:57 PM
What is the procedure to reset diagnostic engine codes? Thank you.
Question Answered: left cv halve shaft
September 04, 2010, 04:24 PM
Basically, you have to remove the brake components,the nut from the end of the shaft,the nut from the lower ball joint,separate the lower control arm from the spindle,swing the spindle out of the way, and the shaft will pull out from the transmission....Better to pay someone to do it.
Question Answered: over heats the longer you drive it
August 04, 2010, 01:07 PM
You might have bad fan motors,or relays for same.
Question Answered: rear wheel locked up
June 22, 2010, 02:08 PM
The only other thing would be a seized wheel bearing.
Question Answered: how do you remove and replace headlight assembly
June 14, 2010, 05:37 PM
I just figured this out for my 02 Taurus.Remove the 8mm bolt at the front inner corner.Pull out the two black metal vertical straps at the rear of the assembly.A little wiggling and the assembly will pull away.
Question Asked: Headlight removal?
June 07, 2010, 12:30 PM
Mine are well oxidized,pitted, and hazed.I'd like to replace them. I see only one 8mm attachment bolt at the front and two vertical steel straps.Is there another attachment point? Thank you. Update: I see that the two vertical straps at the rear,are also retainers.Easy enough to remove the assembly-I also note that cheap replacements are available on ebay.
Question Asked: Engine drive belt on right side of engine?
February 23, 2010, 04:47 AM
I see a serpentine type belt under a cover on the right side of the motor. Purpose?(appears cams are chaindriven on the left side) I think that PM would indicate replacement-my car has 148K on it and I want to keep it going strong.
Question Asked: Left motor mount replacement
December 19, 2009, 03:00 PM
Does the axle shaft have to come out so the the mounting channel of the mount can slide back off of the frame?Not enough clearance after I raise the engine to rmove the mount.Other option appears to be remove the bracket on the block so I can lift the mount upward off the frame.Thanks.
Question Answered: how do i access the back spark plugs on a 2002 ford taurus
December 19, 2009, 02:57 PM
The plastic intake manifold on the top of the motor has to come off.Sounds daunting,but it isn't too bad.Disconnect from throttle body,then a number of bolts on top of it.Lift off,swing out of the way.
Question Asked: Replace left motor mount?
December 19, 2009, 01:51 PM
Mine is broken,due to severe rust.To replace,it appears that mounting bracket has to be slid to rear,but drive axle limits it.Does the axle have to be removed? or upper engine bracket in order to get clearance.Thank you.
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Car Review: 2002 Ford Taurus
September 23, 2011, 08:56 PM
I think this is the best car that I've ever had.No major repairs,or anything out of the ordinary except a few parts,such as a motor mount and the top of the rear shocks,rusted away to nothing.The car is driven for work,but has been highly maintained with regard to replacing ALL fluids,etc.Currently have 168k on it.Runs great,still looks good.I've sold my other Taurus wagons before 100 k,except a 91 which was donated at about 163K.Five in the family over the years.If Ford offered a similar wagon, I might go it,but they don't,so I'll keep driving this one.If it dies,I'll buy an Escape.
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