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Taurus Drum Brakes Again

Time has come again to attempt work on the Tau­rus brakes.  My wife phoned from her work park­ing lot to say that there was an unusu­al squeal and she had also been com­plain­ing about some mys­te­ri­ous grind­ing.  This is not … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Quick Taurus Fix: 134a A/C Recharge

It seems to me it wasn’t all that long ago that any­thing to do with an A/C sys­tem was heav­i­ly reg­u­lat­ed and out of reach for the home shop repair­man.  I’m not even sure when this changed.  It obvi­ous­ly has … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Taurus and Jeep “No Start” Round 2

My father and I regrouped the next day (Mon­day) to try again.  I had pushed the Tau­rus out onto the dri­ve­way the pre­vi­ous day, so the Jeep was still on in the garage — to be tack­led first.  Since there … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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The Taurus and the Jeep: No Start.

This is just a quick note to update the Jeep and Tau­rus “no start” sit­u­a­tion.
We start­ed the day focus­ing on the Tau­rus sit­u­a­tion.  For those that remem­ber, we got the new com­put­er for the Tau­rus as that was the result … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Taurus Repair: A (sad) Tale of Two Grounds.

I’ve been chas­ing two no-start con­di­tions for some time.  The sub­ject of this arti­cle is my 2002 Ford Tau­rus… and it is very much frus­trat­ing me.  Elec­tri­cal grem­lins are some of the worst car prob­lems.  Take this ground prob­lem to … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Repairing the Taurus: Lower Intake

This is the third, but pos­si­bly not final install­ment of our 2002 Tau­rus repair adven­ture.  Here our goal is to get at the gas­kets between the low­er intake man­i­fold and the cylin­der heads.  Poor run­ning at idle often indi­cates vac­u­um … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Repairing the Taurus: Spark Plugs

Replac­ing the spark plugs used to be a chore that occurred every few oil changes at best.  It used to be one of the eas­i­est repairs for the do-it-your­self handy­man.  Spark plugs are, by nature, on the out­side of the … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Repairing the Taurus, A Multipart Series: Overview

I’ve just fin­ished a long car repair adven­ture span­ning 4 days. There were times that I feared that we would fail (even though fail­ure was not a viable option) and the whole prob­lem spanned sev­er­al months from start to … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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The share and don’t share rule

My par­ents, my sis­ters, my wife and I took a cross-coun­try trip in a Lin­coln Nav­i­ga­tor some time ago to par­tic­i­pate in spread­ing my grand­fa­thers ash­es at sea.  With six adults, four lap­tops and more than 50 DVD’s (plus all … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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