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Ford Taurus

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The Taurus is a vehicle manufactured by the Ford Motor Company. Introduced in 1986, it was initially offered as a mid-size vehicle. The Taurus is now offered as a full-size all-wheel drive vehicle.
check the relays to the to fan if its not them then check all the wires to the fans if you still havent founld a promblem with them yet the it might be the fan motors
Trouble code P0761 means:Shift solenoid C performance or stuck off
  Pump is bad, most likely requires a rebuild or replacement transaxle.
  == Answer ==       autozone.com has online manuals that give step by step how to
== Have your system pressure checked at radiator shop. Could be your fill tank.My tank was cracked but only leaked when under pressure. Answer ==   Thermostat stuck closed, bad water pump, clogged radiator, defective radiator cap.
Check the Owners Manual - the instructions should be in there.    See "Related Questions" below for links to free Manuals downloads
  There are Four Buttons on the Remote.   1) Top Left: (1 Press) = Lock Doors (2 Times) = Lock Doors + Horn Alert.*   *If your Horn Honks 1 Time all is secured, If 2 Times a Door/Trunk is Ajar.   2) Top Right: (1 Press) = Unlock Drivers Door (2 Times) = Unlock All Doors.   3) Bottom...
Found IT! I just had this problem with my 2002 Taurus. It was a  constant chirping that was fairly loud, and would speed up with  engine speed, and never go away.    It turns out that the engine in my car has a (I believe I have the  name correct) camshaft sensing device. When it goes bad, ...
You can reset the computer on a 95 Ford Taurus by connecting an  OBDII reader to the vehicle. It can then reset all codes within the  computer.
I'm looking for the same thing for a 2000 Mercury Sable, but I did find if I lock the doors manually (don't use the remote fob or electric lock) the alarm doesn't go off. Maybe that will work for you  Answer  I need help also. Can't lock the car up without the alarm going off. Sorry Ford. This is...
My '94 3.8 uses 5W-30 according to the owners manual
My r31 did this today i hear it could be a leak on the suction side of the system or the pump its self has failed im going to flush it and bleed all the line be i take the pump off
If a transmission is leaking fluid, it is likely that a seal or  gasket has failed. Replace the gaskets and seals and the leaking  should stop.
 == Answer ==   Get a wiring diagram or manual from AUTOBOOKSONLINE.COM    == Answer ==     email me at eddwalsh@msn.com and i can provide i have same car
The 2001 Ford Taurus ( SEL trim ) would have the 3.0 liter " Duratec " DOHC ,V6 engine which has ( 2 timing CHAINS , 1 chain to each cylinder head )
  I had this same problem. I took the car back several times to the dealership. They claimed that they couldn't duplicate the condition. On the 3rd time, the car was past warranty, and they did find that it was slipping into neutral. I showed that my history of returning the car during the...
  == Answer ==     I have heard that one can loosen the motor and transmission and hold the motor up with a hoist and lower the carriage instead of pulling out the whole motor in order to take out the transmission. This will allow one to keep all the odds and ends still affixed to the...
Call Helm Publications at 800-782-4356. They are the distributor for most American automakers' literature and manuals.
  I got this code because the pipe that connects to the exhaust maniford broke. The secondary air was not being forced into the exhaust stream so the O2 sensors were not seeing the right flow. This was accompanied by louder than normal exhaust noise. While I llok for a replacement pipe, I...
  Bad ignition coil? if Coil on plug system is used   Burned valve?   Blown piston?   Bad spark plug?
it connects right behind the intake manifold very low, its kind of hard to get to, but its a thickish cable all you do is pull it out of the fitting that goes to the transmission, then feed it through the fire wall then go to the cab and you should see the cable you just pushed through the fire wall...
I get between 25-28 mpg. Depends on your driving habits.
  Could be old age. Usually, either the motor dies that spins the wheel or the bendix doesn't kick the gear out to engage with the flywheel. Sometimes the solenoid fails too.
On a 1996 Ford Taurus :The 3.0 liter " Vulcan " V6 engine has ( 2 valves per engine cylinder , total of 12 valves )The 3.0 liter " Duratec " DOHC , V6 engine has ( 4 valves per engine cylinder , total of 24 valves )
  == Answer: ==   The recommended spark plug gap on a 2005 Ford Taurus 3.0 SOHC w/ Flex Fuel engine is .050" (1.27mm), according to the spark plug manufacturer DENSO.
The CD changer is located in a small box in the trunk. Some cars have the CD controller but not the CD changer. It was likely an expensive add on at the dealer.
You can put whatever oil you want to put in an engine as long as it is the right weight (10W-30, 5W-30 etc...) and it says "made for gasoline engines".
There is a cap in the center of the engine that says "engine oil" on it. If it has the 3.0 Vulcan motor (single cam) it takes 4.5 quarts of oil.
Yes, they can, but generally if subject to abuse. The main problems are cracks and coming loose from the shaft.
The 02 circuit is actually located on the radiator side of the  engine. You really cannot miss it at all.
Answer . If you can't find the oil drain plug you need to go to tire pro and let them change your oil.................
  == Add Tranny fluid to '89 Taurus ==     Take out the dipstick, put a funnel in the tube and slowly pour tranny fluid in. Replace stick, drive to warm, check level, repeat as necessary.  
  == Answer ==   driver side above the oil filter
If you have a Ford Taurus and the high beams stay on all the time,  chances are that you have a defective control switch. The dome  light uses a separate switch but is likely to have the same  problem. To correct the problem, both switches should be replaced.
8.0 to 8.2 seconds with 3.0 24 valve DOHC. About a second faster than the Vulcan 3.0 engine.
Do not replace the EGR valve until you have read through the "Related Questions" below and confirmed it really has failed.    AnswerChanged the EGR valve on my 2000 Sable, it is located directly behind the upper intake manifold, toward the firewall. Will need a small metric for 2 bolts (10mm...
Answer . Not enough information provided. Depends on what year and what engine.
    == Answer ==           The valve for adding freon/refrigerant is located on the left/passenger side if you are looking at the engine. It is a small tube with a cap on it almost underneath the windshield panel and set a little bit down. In order to add the freon...
When making fixes or changes to a car, having a diagram can help  that things are being done correctly. A diagram of a 1976 GMC  Sierra Classic can be found in the maintenance manual of the car.
what all is it doingi have a 99 mystique and my CPU went out and i had to find a new CPU but what my car did was try to start but it couldn't what i would do is take to a dealership and find out if it is the security system first off then i would go and replace any thing that is wrong with the...
  == Answer ==     Idle control motor defective.
Answer   Place fender covers on car to protect paint.Place towels or other cover on windshield to protect.Open hood, unscrew hood support shocks from ball joints at hood.Lower supports down toward headlights, out of way.Raise hood, support against windshield, making sure towels protect glass...
There is an easy way to tell if your Ford Focus is a single or dual  cam shaft. If it is single, it will have one gear with a belt  around it.
Most take 4.5 quarts but the suggestion is to buy 6 pour in 4 turn it on check the oil and add until full on the dipstick.
Answer . most of the time its in the trunk on the side ....
According to the 1999 Ford Taurus Owner Guide :The 3.4 liter V8 , SHO engine is rated at :( 235 horsepower at 6100 RPM and 230 lb-ft torque at 4800 RPM )
  == Answer ==     When my 2000 KIA Sephia starting doing that I took it to the KIA dealer and it was the coil harness. It links the pistons so when the coil harness goes bad your pistons don't fire correctly. It cost about $500 at KIA I am sure the part can be ordered and you can do...
There are two SPOUT plugs: SPOUT #1 is the one located between the DIS module and the PCM (electrically) and physically near the CID sensor. Removal of that jumper removes PCM control from the DIS module, losing both advance and computer-controlled dwell. Base timing defaults to a fixed 10 BTDC and...
  == Answer ==   On average car, under $100 dollars is reasonable. Maybe around $70?
  == Answer ==     cars as new as the 1994 Ford Taurus had to be ordered with lighters   and ash trays.i'm thinking you have one that does not have either.   == Answer ==     In the ashtray in center of dash under radio.
  == Answer ==   I just replaced the CPS on my 2000 ML320 last night, not a hard job, just a tricky one. The CPS is located just above the bell housing on the rear of the engine on the drivers side (down between the engine and the fire wall). You should be able to see it with a light if you...
  you rip off or scrape the old stuff apply adhesive where the old stuff was and then apply the new rubber seal
  == Answer ==   Yes, that's really too long unless you're using a fully synthetic oil.
No, it will not help at all and you will just be burning a more expensive oil. If it is burning oil then the rings are worn and you need an overhaul. You can try moving to a slightly heavier oil as in going from 10w30 to 10w40 and it may help some, but there is no magic fix.
Intake "Silencer" Removal I have seen this specific modification detailed at the TaurusCarclub.com site - actually they have a wiki roundup of all Taurus/Sable modifications that have been written up by their participants. See "Related Links" below - search the page for "intake silencer...
The coolant temperature sensor is located near the thermostat housing. The sensor is gray and sits alongside of the temperature sending unit(for your gauge) which is usually brown.
  By the engine block. Where the air tube and engine block meet. Ther is a connection with 2 wires going ino it.
No, the brake booster operates off of vacuum not electricity. If the booster isn't working then check the vacuum line going from the intake manifold to the booster. If the line is ok and not leaking then you need to replace the booster.
In a 1994 Ford Taurus :Both the 3.0 and 3.8 litre V6 engines have a timing CHAIN
Answer . \nhey, take the bolts loose but dont loose the adjustment
Check the Vehicle Emissions Control Information ( VECI ) decal , located in thefront of your engine compartment . It will show the type of spark plugs usedand the spark plug gap
 == Answer ==   Directly behind the intake manifold. 
Step 1 is to be sure you get the right size/type of wiper blades that are not only the right lengths but have the correct attachments for the Tauraus wiper arms. Most replacements come with easy-to-follow instructions (press tab, twist and pull out) or see related links below.
The 2001 Ford Taurus has a cooling fan that is controlled by a  relay. This relay is located on the radiator.
I was looking at one of the Ford websites :I chose the ( 1995 ) model year of Ford Taurus :It shows different part numbers for the 3.0 and the 3.8 engine cooling thermostat( so , the answer would be no ) ** at least for the 1995 model year
== Answer ==   There is no absolute rule. A general rule of thumb on a 1998 which had platinum plugs was around 60,000-75,000 miles.   But pull one out and look at it. The gap should be .052-.056. Measure the gap and see if there is a lot of wear on it.   If you do decide to replace the...
There are multiple warning signs indicating the failure of  automatic transmission. If the dipstick fluid shows a burnt smell  or is black there could be a heat condition. Failure to hold gear,  as in high rpms/engine speed and not shifting up is known as  slippage. if the vehicle cannot stay in...
  == Answer ==   Look for a vacuum leak,and clean the MAF sensor:     I had a vacuum leak at the throttle body, which was part of an assembly ford dealer sells. They dont sell just the rubber elbow I needed, so I optioned to get the assembly and replace the PVC while I had it apart...
Raise wagon rear door hatch open. Grasp from the top edge the plastic molding around the glass and pull, but don't pull completely away. Be careful around the wiper motor housing and the pigtail for the window defrost. On the metal part of the window frame is a rubber plug in the center, pop this...
Depends on the make / Model / Year of the car. Best way to open the car hood is by following the instructions found in the Operator/Owner manual for the car.
Did that only come with one engine? might they be different? Yes the 3.0 non dohc.
  == Answer ==     Unfortunately sounds like your timing chain stripped or broke. Remove cam cover and see if gears are turning and if chain is tight
According to the 2011 Ford Taurus Owner Guide :The 3.5 liter V6 engine will run normally on ( " regular " unleaded , 87 octane ," premium " unleaded will provide improved performance )The 3.5 liter Taurus SHO engine ( I believe that has twin turbochargers ) uses" regular " unleaded , 87 octane or...
disconnect both the inlet and outlet hoses going through the firewall to the heater core... using a garden hose force water though one heater core hose until clear, then the other... do this several times until you have good flow of water in both directions... tips... try and use hot water through...
You can use a large screwdriver placed between the inner bearing race and the transmission to CAREFULLY lever the drive axel out of the transmission.
In a 1996 Ford Taurus ( 5W-30 ) according to the Owner Guide
Computer controlled If you have a 3.0 you can turn the distributor to adjust, after you pull out the adjustment chip.
== Answer ==   The local alignment shop wanted $150 to replace one inner tie rod end on my 1996 Nissan Maxima. I successfully accomplished the task for a lot less. Here's how:   1. A special tool is required to remove the inner tie rod end. I purchased mine, a Lisle Inner Tie Rod Tool #45750...
Change the PCV valve and hose assembly. What happening is the hose assembly develops a pin hole and sucks itself shut which in turn restricts the vacuuming of the crankcase. I had this problem and this will solve it. BTW you have to get the part from the dealer around $30.
In a 2000 Ford Taurus :There were 3 engines used depending on modelA 3.0 liter " Vulcan " V6 engine ( and it's flex fuel version ) which is an OHV / pushrod style design andThe 3.0 liter " Duratec " DOHC engine ( Dual Over Head Cam )
According to the Gates website ( they make timing belts etcetera )The 3.0 liter V6 engine in a 1989 Ford Taurus SHO has a timing BELT
 == Answer ==   there would either be a short to power in your switch / a short to power in your wiring somewhere between the battery and the bulb . somewhere in there electricity is constant and completely cuts out the selector switch. the lights turn off when you disconnect the battery...
  == Answer ==   well i have an answer if you ran the car wit no coolant or low coolant you probly blew a head gasket or two and you might have locked something up posted by nicholas pierson ford lover
The recommended mileage for a tune-up is between 3,000 and 5,000  miles. This ensures that the vehicle is operating at maximum  efficiency.
#4 is the front left cylinder - Numbers: 1 2 3 4 5 6 FT of vehicle. See "Related Questions" below for more
In a 2002 Ford Taurus :There are ( 6 engine cylinders )You could have the 3.0 liter " Vulcan " V6 engine ( or its flex fuel version ) orYou could have the 3.0 liter " Duratec " Dual Over Head Cam V6 engine
I was looking at the 1999 Ford Taurus Owner Guide and it shows : Both the 3.0 liter DOHC , Duratec engine and the 3.0 liter , Vulcan engineare designed to use ( " regular " unleaded gasoline , 87 octane )* so , the answer would be ( no )
cut the Y-pipe right in front of the brace for the front of the exhaust on the eng. get a coupling that fits over it and reassemble .
Yes, according to the shop manual, one on the front and one on the back. Look to the left of the oil filter and right below the freeze plug. 1/4 in. hex driver.
NOTES:   See "Related Questions" below for 1993-1995 model years    These procedures are detailed and illustrated in the Owners Manual      Typical Programming Instructions    Notes:   Just remember that you must also re-program your currently working remotes at this time...
If it's the 3.0 OHV engine it's located on the driver side of the engine between the throttlebody and spark distributor back under a wire bundle. It's located where the mechanical distributor used to be.
The ECA stands for Electronic Control Assembly. It is located in  the back of the glove box where the recirculating duct assembly is  found.