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Old 01-11-2006, 18:01   #1 (permalink)
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ppplease

I just bought a 1993 ford tarus 4 cylinder. great shape . passed emissions
and saftey checks.Waht are the more basic problems i may incounter . ANyone
could answer this please do so...
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Old 01-11-2006, 22:01   #2 (permalink)
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I have never heard of the Taurus with a 4 banger in it. I have only
heard of it having a V8 (SHO) and a selection of different V6s (Vulcan)
and the 24 valve Duratec V6, both 3 liters.

Is this guy for real or what?

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Old 01-12-2006, 05:01   #3 (permalink)
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On Thu, 12 Jan 2006 01:52:02 GMT, "wiseguy" <u17545@uwe> wrote:

>I just bought a 1993 ford tarus 4 cylinder. great shape . passed emissions
>and saftey checks.Waht are the more basic problems i may incounter . ANyone
>could answer this please do so...


Where you live might have some bearing. If you're in Quebec I'd say
rust (bondo) might be an issue, .If you are in Ontario or Mexico I'd
say that fuel system issues should be monitored.

If you're in Camden NJ I'd say you might want to check the VIN, etc,
etc, etc.

What's the mileage?

what has been done (repairs maintenance etc.

How are you going to be driving it? City, Highway, church & back?

If it's a pensioners "all original" low low mileage vehicle you'll
want to change the tires regardless of how they look. The rubber
hardens and loses it's adhesion as it ages.
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Old 01-12-2006, 07:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: ppplease

"wiseguy" <u17545@uwe> wrote:

> I just bought a 1993 ford tarus 4 cylinder. great shape . passed
> emissions and saftey checks.Waht are the more basic problems i may
> incounter . ANyone could answer this please do so...


It's not a 4 cylinder

Tell us what the tag under the hood says... or the engine code on the door
jamb sticker.

Other than Transmission problems, which all of that year may be subject to;
your window motors are going to fail. . actually they probably wouldnt fail
if you were really handy and pulled them to re-lube.. but they are weak and
will gum up and bind

Proof of the cause is that the back ones -least used- fail first.
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you pay..DEAL with it!
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Old 01-12-2006, 07:01   #5 (permalink)
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If you are sure it is a 4 cyl, check the production date on the door jamb
sticker, as the 4 cyl Taurus was only produced from 1986 to about 1989 or
so. What you might have is a Tempo, not a Taurus. At any rate, just keep
up on routine maintainance, and catch oil leaks or other fluid loss early
on, and you should get years of trouble free driving- good luck
"wiseguy" <u17545@uwe> wrote in message news:5a394fb96a04e@uwe...
>I just bought a 1993 ford tarus 4 cylinder. great shape . passed emissions
> and saftey checks.Waht are the more basic problems i may incounter .
> ANyone
> could answer this please do so...



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Old 01-12-2006, 08:01   #6 (permalink)
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The original Taurus had a 2.5L version of the 2.3L available in one specific
model, the name of which escapes me at the moment.

mike hunt


<eastwardbound2003@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:1137044319.083420.158660@g14g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
>I have never heard of the Taurus with a 4 banger in it. I have only
> heard of it having a V8 (SHO) and a selection of different V6s (Vulcan)
> and the 24 valve Duratec V6, both 3 liters.
>
> Is this guy for real or what?
>



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Old 01-12-2006, 10:01   #7 (permalink)
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mike, would that be the shitbox model??
"Mike Hunter" <mikehunt2@mailcity.com> wrote in message
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> The original Taurus had a 2.5L version of the 2.3L available in one

specific
> model, the name of which escapes me at the moment.
>
> mike hunt
>
>
> <eastwardbound2003@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:1137044319.083420.158660@g14g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
> >I have never heard of the Taurus with a 4 banger in it. I have only
> > heard of it having a V8 (SHO) and a selection of different V6s (Vulcan)
> > and the 24 valve Duratec V6, both 3 liters.
> >
> > Is this guy for real or what?
> >

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Old 01-12-2006, 10:01   #8 (permalink)
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It was the Taurus L. It came with a 5 speed too, at least some of them did.

CJB

"Mike Hunter" <mikehunt2@mailcity.com> wrote in message
news:2NqcnWTegPVv6FveUSdV9g@ptd.net...
> The original Taurus had a 2.5L version of the 2.3L available in one
> specific model, the name of which escapes me at the moment.
>
> mike hunt
>
>
> <eastwardbound2003@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:1137044319.083420.158660@g14g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
>>I have never heard of the Taurus with a 4 banger in it. I have only
>> heard of it having a V8 (SHO) and a selection of different V6s (Vulcan)
>> and the 24 valve Duratec V6, both 3 liters.
>>
>> Is this guy for real or what?
>>

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>



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Old 01-12-2006, 13:01   #9 (permalink)
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Re: ppplease

That my be as well, but I was referring to a sporty model 'M5' or something
like that. It had bucket seats with a counsel council shifter, ala the SO.
There was no 4cy in '93 however


mike hunt

"CJB" <colonyparkwagon@excite.nospam> wrote in message
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> It was the Taurus L. It came with a 5 speed too, at least some of them
> did.
>
> CJB
>
> "Mike Hunter" <mikehunt2@mailcity.com> wrote in message
> news:2NqcnWTegPVv6FveUSdV9g@ptd.net...
>> The original Taurus had a 2.5L version of the 2.3L available in one
>> specific model, the name of which escapes me at the moment.
>>
>> mike hunt
>>
>>
>> <eastwardbound2003@yahoo.com> wrote in message
>> news:1137044319.083420.158660@g14g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
>>>I have never heard of the Taurus with a 4 banger in it. I have only
>>> heard of it having a V8 (SHO) and a selection of different V6s (Vulcan)
>>> and the 24 valve Duratec V6, both 3 liters.
>>>
>>> Is this guy for real or what?
>>>

>>
>>

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Old 01-12-2006, 13:01   #10 (permalink)
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Actually it ran pretty well but it didn't sell well and was dropped after
the first year. The idea was to appeal to import intenders, who will
settle for 4cy in larger cars. Don't forget the Camry and Accord of those
days were still compact cars, not midsize like the Taurus. Even today, look
at the Camry now that it is a midsize car, eight our ten sold have only a
4cy engines Domestic intenders generally want at least a V6 in midsize car.


mike hunt


"tom" <tjctransport@optonline.net> wrote in message
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> mike, would that be the shitbox model??
> "Mike Hunter" <mikehunt2@mailcity.com> wrote in message
> news:2NqcnWTegPVv6FveUSdV9g@ptd.net...
>> The original Taurus had a 2.5L version of the 2.3L available in one

> specific
>> model, the name of which escapes me at the moment.
>>
>> mike hunt
>>
>>
>> <eastwardbound2003@yahoo.com> wrote in message
>> news:1137044319.083420.158660@g14g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
>> >I have never heard of the Taurus with a 4 banger in it. I have only
>> > heard of it having a V8 (SHO) and a selection of different V6s (Vulcan)
>> > and the 24 valve Duratec V6, both 3 liters.
>> >
>> > Is this guy for real or what?
>> >

>>
>>

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>



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