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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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