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.
Yes, it is identical.
Replace it with new tubing.
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
The Taurus / Sable design radically changed in 1996 making the windshields, and probably all window & body parts incompatible.
In front of the driver under the hood near the top of the driver side strut mounted to the firewall.
99% sure the Taurus radiator will be a perfect match to the Sable's.
No. 2000 Taurus and Sable are the only interchange.
No - the Taurus-Sable was significantly redesigned in 1996.
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.
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...
1995 Taurus - Sable front speakers are 6.5 and back are 6 x 9