:( Iím having the most trouble with my mercury sable station wagon.
It only has 113,000 miles and its a 1993. I just had the transmission
rebuilt in it about two months ago. A couple days ago the battery and
"anti-lock" lights came on. I turned the car off, and later when I
restarted it the lights werenít on. Yesterday, I went to start my car
and nothing happened. The battery was completely dead. No lights or
sounds or cranking. I jumped the car and drove it around for about 20
minutes, but the "anti-lock" light was on the whole time. I turned
it off, went to restart it, and it wouldnít do anything again. No
cranking or lights or sounds. Tried to jump it again, and it wouldnít
jump, it wouldnít even crank. It didnít try to jump. Today I tried
once again to jump it with the same luck. The battery is about 2 1/2
years old with a 5 year warranty. Could it be the battery or
alternator or starter? HELP!!!! This car is a money pit!
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HELP!!!! This car is a money pit!
Your car is 13 years old and with 113K on the clock. They all need fixin
Yea, sadly, the trans was a shot in the backside. I've had 4 Tauri between 86
and, so far, dodged the transmission bullet. (Now watch as the trans in my 98
destructs tomorrow ;) ).
It sounds like your problem may be just poor, loose, corroded, or otherwise
connections at the battery, starter relay or there abouts.
Clean and tighten the battery connections, then follow the positive (red)
the relay. Remove all of the connections and clean them with fine sand paper.
back together and see what happens. You may need to charge the battery because
corrosion that kept power from getting to the car might have beem preventing
from geting back to the battery to charge it. If this doesnt help, then the
system may not be working. The most likely culprit would be the voltage
alternators on those Tauri are pretty robust, although if all else checks out
alternator could have failed. Remember, just because your 5 year battery is only
years old, it could have failed. Have it charged and tested. The ABS light was
triggered by low system voltage.
One other thing to watch for on these cars is the ignition switch, they would
occasionally fail and cause all sorts of strange electrical bugaboos.
Hope this helps, Tom Adkins
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