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Old 03-13-2007, 08:50   #1 (permalink)
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Hi everyone, I'm new (see this thread: http://www.fordforums.com/showthread...wpost&t=146770 ).

So I have a '99 Sable GS, and I'd like to do a few things to it.

First, where can I buy the keyless entry module (Or I guess the acessory kit) for a decent price? My car does not have keyless entry as of now.

Do all Sables and Tauruses have whiney steering pumps? Not screetching, but just has a whine at idle.

I'm at 78k, what should I do as far as maitennace? AT Fluid, coolant? etc. I have my manual, but I'd like to know what real owners suggest and why. I read that these engines don't need major maitennace until 100k, true?

Is getting my car sercived at a ford/lincoln/mercury dealer really necessary? I've used dealers, and specialist for our Volvo and Honda, but I was unsure if American cars tend to be as picky about things like aftermarket parts, however, keeping my car running well means alot to me.

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Old 03-14-2007, 07:13   #2 (permalink)
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Hi everyone, I'm new (see this thread: http://www.fordforums.com/showthread...wpost&t=146770 ).

So I have a '99 Sable GS, and I'd like to do a few things to it.

First, where can I buy the keyless entry module (Or I guess the acessory kit) for a decent price? My car does not have keyless entry as of now.

Do all Sables and Tauruses have whiney steering pumps? Not screetching, but just has a whine at idle.

I'm at 78k, what should I do as far as maitennace? AT Fluid, coolant? etc. I have my manual, but I'd like to know what real owners suggest and why. I read that these engines don't need major maitennace until 100k, true?

Is getting my car sercived at a ford/lincoln/mercury dealer really necessary? I've used dealers, and specialist for our Volvo and Honda, but I was unsure if American cars tend to be as picky about things like aftermarket parts, however, keeping my car running well means alot to me.

Thanks,
Tyler
You should just have to get the remotes. Then you just follow the programming procedure and they will program. As far as maintainence trans. fluid is every 30,000 mi., coolant is 3 years or 45,000 mi., plugs are 100,000 mi. but I'd recommend you do them now or else they'll be frozen in the cylinder heads, plug wires should be done with the plugs, air filter if dirty, A/C filter if dirty (If not there the plenum is there to install it.), tire rotations at 6,000 mi., etc. You have a Sable GS so you have a 3.0L Vulcan which is very easy to work on yourself. Good Luck!!!
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You should just have to get the remotes. Then you just follow the programming procedure and they will program. As far as maintainence trans. fluid is every 30,000 mi., coolant is 3 years or 45,000 mi., plugs are 100,000 mi. but I'd recommend you do them now or else they'll be frozen in the cylinder heads, plug wires should be done with the plugs, air filter if dirty, A/C filter if dirty (If not there the plenum is there to install it.), tire rotations at 6,000 mi., etc. You have a Sable GS so you have a 3.0L Vulcan which is very easy to work on yourself. Good Luck!!!
1. I wish it were that easy, my dealer attempted to program a remote, but the vehicle apparently doesn't have keyless entry. I found it odd that you can see the word 'Theft' in the instrument cluster though. It does not illuminate though. I read somewhere that ford makes this stuff pretty plug and play; true? I know where to get a keyless entry control module for cheap, but does my vehicle have the wiring?

2. Can I have more information on the A/C filter? Like where is it? One thing about the A/C; it's amazing! I've never had a car with A/C that works in no time at all, and to top it off it will freeze you over like that.

3. Thanks for the maitennace list, I guess I'll see how much this will cost soon, the car also need tires and some brake work (not sure what?), so before I go dumping a load of money into it, I want to make sure I'm getting top priority things done first. The car gets driven 6,584 miles a year since bought in 2004, so I should have lots of time (lmao) . But the tranny fluid is major! I want to get that done asap.

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1. I wish it were that easy, my dealer attempted to program a remote, but the vehicle apparently doesn't have keyless entry. I found it odd that you can see the word 'Theft' in the instrument cluster though. It does not illuminate though. I read somewhere that ford makes this stuff pretty plug and play; true? I know where to get a keyless entry control module for cheap, but does my vehicle have the wiring?

2. Can I have more information on the A/C filter? Like where is it? One thing about the A/C; it's amazing! I've never had a car with A/C that works in no time at all, and to top it off it will freeze you over like that.

3. Thanks for the maitennace list, I guess I'll see how much this will cost soon, the car also need tires and some brake work (not sure what?), so before I go dumping a load of money into it, I want to make sure I'm getting top priority things done first. The car gets driven 6,584 miles a year since bought in 2004, so I should have lots of time (lmao) . But the tranny fluid is major! I want to get that done asap.

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A/C filter is under the R. wiper cowl screen, the directions for replacement are in the owner's manual. Just remember when removing the water divertor over where the filter is that after removing the bolts you have to pull it towards the center of the car, then forward to remove it. There is a flexible flap on the R. side of the divertor and it will repostion itself when you slide it back in. Also when putting the filter in, push down the R.R. corner first, then the remainder of the filter.
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I have not chased the details in remote starting but I have looked into remote door locks. My car need a RAP module before I can program the remote lock. I intend to fix this deficiency when the weather gets better here in the north east.
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What is a RAP module?
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A/C filter is under the R. wiper cowl screen, the directions for replacement are in the owner's manual.
I don't see it. Are you sure a 2nd generation Taurus/Sable ahs this feature? (1999).

Also, where is the RAP module located on cars that have it? I need to buy one, but I need to know if my car has the proper wiring to accept it.
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I don't see it. Are you sure a 2nd generation Taurus/Sable ahs this feature? (1999).

Also, where is the RAP module located on cars that have it? I need to buy one, but I need to know if my car has the proper wiring to accept it.
RAP is the remote anti-theft personality module, which is located under the left side of the instrument panel to the right of the steering column. Besides the module you may need the tamper switches for the door lock cylinders. They mount on the end of the lock cylinders for the central locking feature and the anti-theft feature. I'll have to look in my 1999 Taurus/Sable shop manual.
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Thanks! But otherwise, the wiring is there for hook-up and play right?
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