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

5,205

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~

5,205

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~

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Ford Taurus Questions

Ford Taurus Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 3,800
#2 lightGear
lightGear
Reputation 1,920
#3 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 1,870
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Impala
523 Great Deals out of 29,877 listings starting at $799
Used Ford Explorer
830 Great Deals out of 75,041 listings starting at $1,200
Used Ford Mustang
388 Great Deals out of 47,511 listings starting at $1,800
Used Ford F-150
2,247 Great Deals out of 209,704 listings starting at $1,499
Used Honda Accord
769 Great Deals out of 88,118 listings starting at $1,150
Used Chevrolet Malibu
864 Great Deals out of 81,221 listings starting at $995
Used Ford Focus
543 Great Deals out of 57,101 listings starting at $800
Used Toyota Camry
837 Great Deals out of 90,969 listings starting at $850
Used Nissan Maxima
280 Great Deals out of 26,377 listings starting at $1,300

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Ford Taurus SE For Sale
759 listings starting at $21,019
2016 Ford Taurus SE For Sale
451 listings starting at $16,888
2015 Ford Taurus SE For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 108 listings starting at $9,995
2014 Ford Taurus SE For Sale
10 Great Deals out of 175 listings starting at $9,500
2013 Ford Taurus SE For Sale
7 Great Deals out of 178 listings starting at $7,900