The motor is, not surprisingly is at the bottom of the reservoir - and the best way to access that is through the wheel well - an alternative to removing the reservoir from the car - which is kinda a PITA too.
NOTE: you could likely do all this without pulling the wheel off, but trust me - it's worth the effort.
NOTE: is might be easier to disconnect the wiring/hose after the motor is taken out of the reservoir. Better access to the connectors.
The best tool to getting the motor out is a small angled pry bar - or even a tack remover. They offer an angled head to get the right leverage to gently extract the motor without damaging anything. Pry from a couple of sides - wiggle and pull. It'll come out.
The replacement motor I bought from Autozone ($15) was semi-universal - has the correct placement and configuration for the wiring and hoses, diameter of the intake and rubber seal. The universal part though is in wiring connection. You may have to do a bit of cutting / splicing / heat-shrink insulating.
NOTE: READ the included instructions all the way through BEFORE cutting! I didn't and made extra work for myself.
Probably a prudent thing to put some solvent in and test before...
NOTE: the day after I replaced mine, I was at a local junk... er, I mean "Salvage" yard for other parts - bought another pump for just $2 - a just-in-case spare while I was thinking about it. (and likely to never be needed ;))
The washer solvent pump is mounted into the bottom of the solvent reservoir. That makes the first step taking it out.
See "Related Questions" below for instructions on removing the reservoir from a 1996-1999 Taurus/Sable.
For the pump itself:
Do not operate the pump until fluid has been added to the reservoir.
Remove the reservoir, disconnect the hose & electrical connections - carefully pry the old pump out (avoid damaging the plastic housing).
When reinstalling a pump unit, use soapy water on the seal to help lubricate the rubber while sliding the pump in.
No, a Generation 2 (1992-1995) Taurus/Sable Windshield will NOT fit a Generation 3 (1996-1999) Ford Taurus/Sable.
remove the front inner fender on the passenger side, then you will see the reservoir its black on the front of the inner fender the pump should twist out and be easily replaced good luck
Yes, it is identical.
Replace it with new tubing.
The Taurus / Sable design radically changed in 1996 making the windshields, and probably all window & body parts incompatible.
AnswerPage 150 in the 1999 Taurus Owners Manual says this: Checking and adding washer fluid for the liftgate (if equipped)The opening for the reservoir is located on the passenger side under the tail lamp.Refill this reservoir with the same fluid you use for your windshield.There's even a illustration.See "Related Questions" below for more
In front of the driver under the hood near the top of the driver side strut mounted to the firewall.
The washer solvent reservoir comes out from the bottom - which will likely involve taking the passenger side front wheel off and pulling back the wheel liner. Use the "Related Questions" below about the washer pump as a good starting point - add in removing the mounting bolt up on the inside fender and the reservoir should fall into your hands.
No - the Taurus-Sable was significantly redesigned in 1996.
No. 2000 Taurus and Sable are the only interchange.
Even though it's been 15 years or more since I replaced my 1987 Taurus wagon's washer pump, I can confidently tell you the pump is in the bottom of the washer solvent reservoir / tank.Luckily the tank on the early models was easy to get out.A new pump is likely to cost only about $15 or less at places like Autozone, Advance, or one of the local parts shops.Also see the write-up in the Related Question below...
The window washer pump should be located in the bottom of the washer reservoir for the 1998 Sable. The reservoir may have to be removed to replace it.
1995 Taurus - Sable front speakers are 6.5 and back are 6 x 9
Yes they will fit.
Click the link for Taurus / Sable firing orders:
cut up the sable and make it run
The "Related Questions" below add up to a full tutorial / how-to on installing a radio into a Taurus / Sable.Be sure to focus on the one for removing a radio from the 1986-1995 Taurus/Sable - not the other one about a converter plate as it doesn't apply to your '95.
FWD does standard for front wheel drive - and all Taurus/Sable are...
Install Windshiled Washer PumpsThe simplest way is to goto your favorite auto parts store and buy an inline washer pump. the cut the rubber hose close to the old pump, insert the pump , remove the electrical connector from old pump, match polarity in new pump connect , then test by trying you new windshield washer.... time to do the about 30 minutes or so hardest part is locating how to mount new pump .....
No they do not
Just one handles the job. See "Related Questions" below for more about Taurus/Sable fuel pumps
No 2011 Mercury Sable model , but there is a 2011 Ford Taurus
It will fit in the same year Taurus and Sable, nothing else.
take pair of plyers and grap the clamp and pull toward the center of the hose you will need to do this twice then put the new one on withthe same clamps the hose should come out of the bottmom of the windshield reservor