Go to your local auto parts store first. Get a Haynes Manual for your car. This book has very detailed information on how to repair most of your common problems with cars.
The Taurus is actually one of the easist cars to change brake pads on. For the front, remove the bottom bolt from the caliper, flip it up and remove and slide in the new pads with attached shims. You may have to compress the piston, using a C-clamp slightly to flip up the caliper and completely compress it to fit the caliper back over the new pads. Make sure you open the master cylinder and remove about 1 inch of fluid before compressing the piston.
The rear pads are similar, though the pistons are threaded and require a special tool to compress them.
You want to inpect the rotors and resurface or replace them if necessary when replacing pads. Top up the master cylinder after applying the brakes four or five times.
You remove the two bolts holding the caliper. In different years these can be 13mm or 1/2 inch. I prefer to take off the caliper rather than flip it and wirebrush the ledge on which the pads slide. Now compress the piston carefully, removing fluid from the master cylinder with a veterinary syringe as it nears the top . Now remove the old pads, fit new ones with backing plates and re-bolt the caliper.
what tools are needed
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According to the 1996 Ford Taurus Owner Guide : The 3.4 liter V8 engine in a 1996 Ford Taurus SHO takes : ( 6.5 U.S. quarts of 5W-30 engine oil with engine oil filter change )
The 1996 Ford Taurus sedan is approximately ( 197.5 inches long )
In a 1999 Ford Taurus : ( DOT 3 brake fluid meeting Ford specification ESA-M6C25-A )
For a 1993 Ford Taurus : ( DOT 3 brake fluid meeting Ford specification ESA-M6C25-A )
For a 1998 Ford Taurus : ( DOT 3 brake fluid meeting Ford specification ESA-M6C25-A )
DOT ( 3 ) brake fluid ( according to the 2005 Ford Taurus Owner Guide )
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In a 1996 Ford Taurus ( 5W-30 ) according to the Owner Guide
DOT 3 brake fluid
If you mean the red " BRAKE " light in your dash is on , that means that the brake fluid level in the brake master cylinder located in your engine compartment ( on a Ford Taurus ) is LOW ( or that the parking brake is on )
According to the 1996 Ford Taurus Owner Guide : ( 16.0 U.S. gallons )
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The 1995 Ford Taurus has four brake lines. There is a break line for each break. The brake lines go from the master cylinder to the brakes.
as long as you have an the sAME TRANSMISSIONS THEY WILL BE INTGERCHANGABLE.
For a 1995 Ford Taurus : With engine oil filter change : ( I believe that is 4.5 U.S. quarts for the 3.0 Vulcan , V6 engine ) * that's what it is on a 1996 Ford Taurus 3.0 Vulcan , V6 engine
no,the 96 is electronically controlled,the other trans is not
A 1996 Ford Taurus GL , with the 3.0 litre " Vulcan " V6 engine , is rated at : ( 145 horsepower )
The 1996-1998, and much of the 1999 model Taurus & Sables are virtual twins of each other - making the parts highly interchangeable.
No, a Generation 2 (1992-1995) Taurus/Sable Windshield will NOT fit a Generation 3 (1996-1999) Ford Taurus/Sable.
DOT ( 3 ) brake fluid
DOT ( 3 ) brake fluid meeting Ford specification ( ESA-M6C25-A )
what needs servicing?