What's wrong?!

Asked by Jun 14, 2016 at 11:15 PM about the 2001 Ford Taurus SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

So I bought a used 2001 Ford Taurus. Ran amazing for a few weeks until
about a week ago I noticed a slight vibration / Rumble only at startup, then
it went away. It got more frequent so I decided to schedule an app. with a
mechanic to check it out. Now a day before It turns over (cranks) but wont
start. It displays the CEL, the Transmission light, The brake light, and the
oil light. I also noticed a colorless liquid underneath the car. Mechanic said
he saw a vacuum leak but could that cause all this?    

Car is a 2001 Ford Taurus SE 137,000

2 Answers

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colorless liquid might be from the air conditioning evaporator tube...it's supposed to let condensation out though a tube on the firewall~...as far as electrical concerns...it's time to get a new battery...get new cables and clean the black to ground ...motor and fender/chassis...so with your NEW battery will have power to kick the starter solenoid in starting the engine...too low voltage does not activate the solenoid...also with reduced power bogus lights may happen..with your new battery and refreshed connections...report back, cause I do believe the other problems will go away~

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how can one "see" a vacuum leak...that does not make any sense...if leaking the function would be impaired...and a sucking sound from the end of the hose~ the only thing I can think is the "vacuum modulator" on the side of the transmission...vacuum advance for the engine...sure there are others...note the things that do not work..such as windshield wiper squirters..might be as simple as that~

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