Ford Taurus Warning Lights

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Shikai
12-19-2005, 12:23 AM
Alright, my mom gave me a call today about a dashboard warning light that lit up for her today. She can't find the owner's manual, so she couldn't figure out what it means, and I couldn't find crap on google, so I come here.

Her description of the warning light is "something that looks like half a car with something that looks like a screw or nut coming out of it." She said the car was running fine, and she had all the fluids checked a couple of weeks ago, and they were fine, except her brake fluid was a little low.

I have no idea what the hell this light means. Anyone else know?

PJ
12-19-2005, 12:24 AM
Is there a light that comes on saying WARNING, YOU ARE DRIVING A ****ING FORD TAURUS?

sheeptaur
12-19-2005, 12:25 AM
Is there a light that comes on saying WARNING, YOU ARE DRIVING A ****ING FORD TAURUS?

damnit damnit damnit.

stole my thunder.

but ya thread over. k thnx.

shadowwolf
12-19-2005, 12:25 AM
hahahahahahahahahahaha

Syndicate_X
12-19-2005, 12:25 AM
Is there a light that comes on saying WARNING, YOU ARE DRIVING A ****ING FORD TAURUS?


haha PJ actually made me lol..

Shikai
12-19-2005, 12:26 AM
No...and I'm surprised there hasn't been a recall to have that light installed.

Nebicanezer
12-19-2005, 12:38 AM
what year is the car

Shikai
12-19-2005, 12:40 AM
'01

soggynuts
12-19-2005, 12:44 AM
radiator, or just check engine light...

call a dealership.

Mr. Scary
12-19-2005, 12:57 AM
Take it to a mechanic ...preferable the non-dealer type and have them plug it into a diagnotic unit. I think it's roughly $50.00 to check it. I'm guessing a sensor went bad, if the car isn't overheating or any other obvious symptom. You might be able to find a decoding unit at a Checker Auto/Pep Boys, etc. for that car but I don't know crap about Taurus' to know where the port might be.

Shikai
12-19-2005, 01:00 AM
Yeah, that's what I told her to do, so she's taking it to Auto Zone tomorrow (they do the check for free)...just trying to see if I could figure what's up before she takes it in.

It's not the check engine light...she knows which that is. She drives a Ford for Christ's sake.

Nebicanezer
12-19-2005, 01:04 AM
did she tell ya where abouts its located? if so you can check here (http://www.hillerford.com/Web%20Pages/resource%20library/2001/2001cars/2001taurus/2001taurusmain.htm)

just scroll all the way to the bottom to the instrument cluster section

PJ
12-19-2005, 01:04 AM
I have an ODB-2 reader. Its like $120 and will pay for itself with 2 of those completely useless warning lights.

My mothers old camry would get that ****ing check engine light on everytime she forgot to tighten her gas cap until it clicked, and thye would try to charge her like $50 to remove the warning. So I just bought one of the readers and removed it myself every time.

Shikai
12-19-2005, 01:09 AM
did she tell ya where abouts its located? if so you can check here (http://www.hillerford.com/Web%20Pages/resource%20library/2001/2001cars/2001taurus/2001taurusmain.htm)

just scroll all the way to the bottom to the instrument cluster section

rofl...emailed this to her, called her, and had her check it...

#17...Loose fuel cap warning light

God I love my mom...I really do.

Nebicanezer
12-19-2005, 01:10 AM
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

PJ
12-19-2005, 02:03 AM
Is it that hard to tighten a ****ing gas cap? ****ing women.

One time I had my check engine light come on, and the guy said "its probably just a loose fuel cap" to which I replied "No I'm not an idiot." It was a bad cat converter.

Snake~eyes
12-19-2005, 02:05 AM
Her description of the warning light is "something that looks like half a car with something that looks like a screw or nut coming out of it."
I OWN A TAURAS.

It is a wanring meaning that the bolts are falling out of your car and your engine is going to fall out.

DwarfVader
12-19-2005, 03:14 AM
Just guessing from various ford warning lights I've seen over the years from either doing maint on them myself or helping friends fix their busted ****ing rides.

Sounds to me like its a "Check Engine" light. Which on newer vehicles either tied into the odo. or on a timer thats tied to the car being on.

In either case, chances are it just needs to be reset if she keeps regular maintenance on her vehicle.

MR Dice
12-19-2005, 03:46 AM
did she tell ya where abouts its located? if so you can check here (http://www.hillerford.com/Web%20Pages/resource%20library/2001/2001cars/2001taurus/2001taurusmain.htm)

just scroll all the way to the bottom to the instrument cluster section


Wow! I checked out the link pretty kool ICP - wow
oh wait its just a stereo and hot/cold switch :ugh:
gotta luv those ford martketeers :banging:


ROFL @ Is there a light that comes on saying WARNING, YOU ARE DRIVING A ****ING FORD TAURUS?

Osiris
12-19-2005, 03:50 AM
Is it that hard to tighten a ****ing gas cap? ****ing women.

One time I had my check engine light come on, and the guy said "its probably just a loose fuel cap" to which I replied "No I'm not an idiot." It was a bad cat converter.

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