Make sure the motor mounts are good.I assume the strut(s) is not the problem.
Inspect the lower ball joints and the bushings for the control arms.
The 1997 Ford Taurus has for motor mounts and to transmission mounts. Worn motor mounts and transmission mounts will allow the engine and transmission to have movement.
I have a 1990 Chevy Lumina and when you hear clunking sounds when going over bumps or dips or if you have ever replaced your strut assembly you should replace the mounts. You can buy a quickstrut online for a lumina. Front is around $180 and rear is around $80. Hope that helps!
bat motor mounts cause the shaking a knock sensor realizing its shaking is the light get new mounts
Most likely your upper shock mounts. Get them checked over.
It's probably your shock mounts, I had the same problem. The noise went away after I replaced the shock mounts.
3 2 engine mounts and 1 transmission mount
3 total : Two engine mounts and one transmission mount.
Vibrations and clunking noise are both signs of bad motor mounts. If the clunking is getting worse than mounts should be changed to avoid any serious damaged to major engine components.
Three two engine and a transmission mount .