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That car uses the same relay for the turn signals...

That car uses the same relay for the turn signals and flashers so there is a good chance that is your problem. Should be in your under dash fuse panel.

John
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Its impossible to say if you need the recommended...

Its impossible to say if you need the recommended maintenance without taking a look at your car, but I will give you this information. I'm a tech at an independent shop and often check
cars for a...
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Even with a lift the rear plugs are hard to...

Even with a lift the rear plugs are hard to replace. I can't imagine doing it at home. Unless you want to remove the intake you'll need to get on your back and stretch those arms in awkward...
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Sounds like you have moisture (a lot) in your...

Sounds like you have moisture (a lot) in your car. As the temp goes down it is condensing on our windshield and eventually freezing. Check the weather stripping to make sure rainwater is not...
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I dont think it has anything to do with the...

I dont think it has anything to do with the alternator or battery. There are many many things that can cause it to idle badly though. Because it is a Ford Taurus I would start by looking for a...
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Horns are usually simple systems: fuse, button,...

Horns are usually simple systems: fuse, button, relay, horn and all the associated connections. The next easiest thing to check is the relay. You should find it in the underhood fuse/relay panel. ...
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Thanks for the info on the fix. More people...

Thanks for the info on the fix. More people should follow your lead.

John
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There is usually a metal tag attached to one of...

There is usually a metal tag attached to one of the differential cover bolts that will have that information stamped on it.

John
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This is just a guess at the situation. ...

This is just a guess at the situation.

Exhaust bolts have a tendancy to get very rusty which means anytime you have to take them loose there is a chance they will seize or break. The cheapest...
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Actually using the batteries until they are dead...

Actually using the batteries until they are dead could be the cause of the problem. Your truck has an alternator (not a generator) which is designed to operate with properly charged batteries. ...
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I have been in your exact position before. I...

I have been in your exact position before. I remember replacing that same water pump and having the same problem. It has been a while but if I remember correctly the only way to get that bracket...
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You didnt know they were both out right away so...

You didnt know they were both out right away so having one bulb out for a while without noticing until the second blew is not a stretch. Actually its quite common for customers to bring there car to...
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Here's a guess... the alternator stopped working...

Here's a guess... the alternator stopped working and the car ran till the battery died. Now you have a bad alternator and a dead battery.

Maybe :-)

John
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Its a really common problem with DOHC cars. ...

Its a really common problem with DOHC cars. There are seals that are part of the valve cover gasket at the top of the tube that you should replace and although I can't tell you which engines...
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The symptoms are not consistant with problems...

The symptoms are not consistant with problems with spark plugs or wires. I would first suspect the fuel filter. An old dirty filter can have the same effects on a car that you are describing. ...
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Both can cause a car not to start but in very...

Both can cause a car not to start but in very different ways:

Bad Starter or Solenoid: When you turn the key you get nothing or a clicking sound.

Vacuum line: Very rare that it will keep your...
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If the neutral safety switch were bad you would...

If the neutral safety switch were bad you would get nothing at all. Because you are hearing a strong click noise I would think your starter is going out. Some things you can do are check for 12v at...
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Sounds like your multi function switch is bad. ...

Sounds like your multi function switch is bad. The one on the steering column that you probably call the turn signal switch. The brake's signal on some cars goes through that switch so that the...
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Remote starter kits are designed for automatics...

Remote starter kits are designed for automatics because they are safe. It is possible to put one on a car with a manual transmission by bypassing the clutch safety switch but if you...
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All 3 of the codes indicate a malfunction in B1S1...

All 3 of the codes indicate a malfunction in B1S1 air/fuel ratio sensor. (what used to be an O2 sensor). There are a few tests you can do to make sure, but I would feel comfortable recommending...
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As a master tech I am always against any kind of...

As a master tech I am always against any kind of stop leak in any system. Stop leak works by solidifying at the point of the leak. Unfortunately they also solidify within the system itself and can...
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Try removing the belt and crank the engine for...

Try removing the belt and crank the engine for just a second. If the sound is gone spin each pully by hand and maybe you can determine what it is making the noise.

Good luck,

John
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The switch is probably okay, sounds like the...

The switch is probably okay, sounds like the blower motor resistor is bad. Any part store should have one and they are usually inexpensive.

I think you will find it if you remove the cover under...
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