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Ron, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Ford
Satisfied Customers: 23821
Experience:  23 years with Ford specializing in drivability and electrical and AC. Ford certs and ASE Certs
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Story. Bought it used last Dec. I'd already learned if I

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Long story. Bought it used last Dec. I'd already learned if I just unhooked battery cable at night it would be ok all day. Had sum exhaust &/or fuel malfunctions. Seemed to need tranny fluid too often. Past couple wks I Had to put water in more often. A wk ago Monday I'd drove 20-30miles to My Dr. In/out & noticed all water had poured out. (Gauge Never registered Hot)let cool few mins added water(car running)then drove maybe 10-15mis. to Pharmacy but couple mis. B4 I for there I DiD lose power(speed dropping)Im not sure but think it picked back up then as I wuz turning into parking lot it does & I coasted into a space. Let it cool added more water. It turns over & what I call winds out?? Just for it towed home Sun. Night..B4 they did it. Been told Timing Chain(don't want that!) or Fuel Pump which Ive Googled both & Fuel Pump sounds right. Diagnostic Tester just said Alarm disabled car..But After a yr. or probably longer?? I Believe it may have said to get out & lock all doors but I've never has a door key & never KNEW keyless entry code?? I'm disable vry low income & Health problems Im just starting to progress on & Need My OWN Car desperately. I also learned I Cannot rely on others. Help Me Plz
JA: Have you checked the fob's battery?
Customer: fob??
JA: What is the model/year of your Ford?
Customer: 1999 Ford Taurus Wagon
JA: Are you fixing your Taurus yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Tryin or Hopin to but No real Mechanic yet
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: Think that's about it Several mos.back has Advance Auto out tester on & I googled the code which has to do 28th exhaust Oppsy with
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Eric replied 9 months ago.


Ok, I need to get the 17 digit vin number to pull schematics and see where the problem might lie and go from there