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sounds like you have a manual transmission. ?
Worn Clutch plates will give these symptoms
The clutch plates rub together and provide connection between the gear box and the drive shaft if not worn.
Also check the cable for the clutch is not loose and needs a surclip to hold it in at the firewall.
Check if Hydraulic Clutch that there is adequate clutch fluid if low might have leaking clutch master cyclinder

I have experienced this in a car I owned.
Not a lot of fun . Resulted in needing a Tow to repair garage and new clutch was AUD $1200 a couple of years ago.

2001 Ford Taurus | Answered on May 07, 2017


Found a belt 82 1/2 " long at parts store --part #5060825 -- fits perfectly to bypass AC on 2003 Taurus

2001 Ford Taurus | Answered on May 05, 2017


You do not mention any testing, the transmission and engine are fully electronically controlled, have the system scanned for fault codes as a first step in repair.

2001 Ford Taurus | Answered on Apr 21, 2017


If you're smelling insulation burning - STOP. Fuses should be blowing before insulation melts / burns.

Have the car checked my a trusted mechanic before using anything in the car that makes the wiring burn or melt.

2001 Ford Taurus | Answered on Apr 21, 2017


I will tell you what I would do.
I looked up the part you speak of on the internet, and found it to be inexpensive.
Hence and therefore, I would purchase one and toss it into the glove box, for a spare.
I would also carry along the necessary tools to change it out.
I have had a few cars that have developed a chirp/squeak like yours had, and have found the same as you did.
Sometimes that is all that is needed, sometimes the noise returns.
God bless your efforts.

2001 Ford Taurus | Answered on Apr 17, 2017


Route the new one exactly as the old one when it is removed.

2001 Ford Taurus | Answered on Mar 17, 2017


Remove the engine serpentine belt. Determine the correct size socket need to turn the crankshaft. This is the large pulley at the bottom of the engine bay in the middle. Sometimes it is more easily reached through the passenger fender well with the tire removed. If you are unable to rotate the engine with the tool, it is more than likely locked up.

2001 Ford Taurus | Answered on Mar 07, 2017


The beginning of your problem sounds fuel related (relay, fuel pump, fuel filter). The Ford ECU never goes bad, they are the most reliable on the market. Also ford has a low oil shut down, make sure oil level is correct. Get a OBD II diagnostic test to check for faults stored. When replacing parts start with cheapest first. You were vague on the cranking problem. Not turning over and not cranking are two different problems.

2001 Ford Taurus | Answered on Feb 28, 2017


out of sight
inlet manifold and zorst manifold might be in the way

brass welsh plugs
if block is a cast
front and back of the longest part of block

2001 Ford Taurus | Answered on Jan 16, 2017


I don't have a video. The hardest part about getting them out is fishing it between the engine and firewall. It's on the passenger side. right behind the engine. You have to remove the electrical plug( about 5 inches long, 1 inch high, sits horizontally). 8 or 10 MM bolt. Bolt stays with the plug. 2 nuts to remove(one on each side) , then the cover plate. Then pull the PCM out. It's tight but it will come out.

2001 Ford Taurus | Answered on Jan 07, 2017


If it is a front wheel drive care, which I think it is there is a good chance that it is the position selector sensor on the transmission.

2001 Ford Taurus | Answered on Dec 29, 2016


Yea, I'd look for a bad or partially broke wire inside the rubber boot going to the door from the body .

2001 Ford Taurus | Answered on Dec 29, 2016


Do you know what a wiring diagram is ? Do you know how to use a DVOM - digital volt ohm meter ? How to do voltage drop testing ? Checking the compleat electrical circuit for the power door locks is the way to find out what your problem is . Videos on youtube showing how to do this the proper way . Looking at a wiring diagram I also see the GEM - generic electronic module is the control for power lock's . I suggest you watch this video as well Control Module Diagnostics with John Anello Mastering Voltage Drop Testing with Pete Meier and Jerry Truglia
Also you will need a factory scan tool or a professional grade , check for codes in the GEM . More then likely a lose connection , but code be a bad GEM module. Also could be a broke wire inside the rubber boot from the body to the door .

2001 Ford Taurus | Answered on Dec 29, 2016


Have you checked for codes in ECM ? How do you know that your anti theft is causing your no start problem ?

2001 Ford Taurus | Answered on Dec 18, 2016

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