Disconnect battery ground cable. Remove battery. Remove battery tray. Remove clip retaining constant control relay module and position module aside. Remove radiator cap. Raise vehicle front end as high as possible. Remove radiator splash shield. Drain radiator. Remove the radiator mounting bracket assembly. Remove lower radiator hose. Partially lower vehicle. Remove upper radiator hose. Remove radiator overflow hose. Remove upper A/C condenser core retaining bolts. Remove upper transmission oil cooler tube clips. Remove lower transmission oil cooler tube. Raise vehicle. Remove lower transmission oil cooler tube clips. Remove lower transmission oil cooler tube. Remove transmission oil cooler bracket and position transmission oil cooler aside. Remove lower A/C condenser core bolts and position A/C condenser core aside(be careful not to loosen the AC condenser lines. Remove radiator support bracket. Remove radiator out through the bottom of the vehicle.
Installation Position radiator. Position radiator support bracket and tighten nuts. Position A/C condenser core and tighten lower A/C condenser core bolts. Position transmission oil cooler tube and install transmission oil cooler tube bracket. Install lower transmission oil cooler tube. Install lower transmission oil cooler tube clips. Install lower radiator hose. Install radiator mounting bracket assembly. Tighten bolts. Install radiator splash shield. Lower vehicle. Install upper transmission oil cooler tube. Install upper transmission oil cooler tube clips. Install upper A/C condenser core retaining bolts. Tighten bolts. Install radiator overflow hose and tighten clamps securely. Install upper radiator hose. Position constant control relay module and clip securely. Install battery tray. Install battery. Connect battery ground cable. Fill and bleed cooling system. Start engine and inspect for leaks.
I have been told that the front bumper needs to be removed in order to remove the radiator. I am having a cooling problem with my 1996 Taurus also. I was told this by a service tech while explaining why it was going to cost $180.00 in labor costs alone. Hope this helps.
From the bottom. Unfortunately, you'll need to remove the AC condenser as well.
For diagrams, check Autozone.com and their free online repair guide.
The radiator has to come out from the bottom.
Drain coolant Disconnect upper, lower and transmission lines Remove fan shroud Disconnect cooling fan wiring Remove top and side mounting bolts Lift radiator off lower supports
Autozone.com offers a comprehensive repair guide for this vehicle.
The provided link down below is direct to the repair guide section for radiator removal
From underneath. Unfortunately, you'll also need to move the AC condenser lines out of the way too, meaning that you'll need to pull the AC condenser and drain the refrigerant.
99% sure the Taurus radiator will be a perfect match to the Sable's.
Depends on the model year. See "Related Questions" below for more about the first few generations of Taurus/Sables
use a grenade
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.
How do you replace spark plugs on a 2004 Sable - Taurus?
No, a Generation 2 (1992-1995) Taurus/Sable Windshield will NOT fit a Generation 3 (1996-1999) Ford Taurus/Sable.
On a 2002 Mercury Sable the radiator is at the front of the engine compartment
There are many solenoids on a Taurus/Sable.But, the most popular of all is the starter solenoid.See "Related Questions" below for more about that one...
given that you have general knowledge on socket tools/wrenches. all you need to do is locate the drain pipe usually on the bottom or bottom side of the radiator. make sure its fully drained so you dont make a big mess. take off the fan cover. locate the bolts holding the radiator in place remove said bolts. remove said radiator do steps in reverse to replace. congratulations you replaced a radiator!!! well done. p.s dont for get to refill the radiator ;)
Ask at an auto parts store.
There are a few drain 'plugs' on a typical Taurus/Sable:Radiator drain - bottom right (drivers side) corner of the radiatorOil drainTransmission - actually there isn't one, but many ask if there is.All of the these are covered in the "Related Questions" below...
No - the Taurus-Sable was significantly redesigned in 1996.
No. 2000 Taurus and Sable are the only interchange.
There are 2 common questions relating to the temperature blend door on a Taurus / Sable:What moves themHow to replace themThe "Related Questions" below address both
1995 Taurus - Sable front speakers are 6.5 and back are 6 x 9
Thermostats do fail, so it's not uncommon to have to replace them. See "Related Questions" below for detailed procedures, and tips & tricks on replacing Taurus/Sable thermostats.
Yes they will fit.
On '96- '05 models its the black lastic cap on large tub on passenger side fenderwall, near alternator.
In a 2000 Mercury Sable : The thread on cap on the engine coolant reservoir is the pressure cap / radiator cap
The thread on cap on the engine coolant reservoir of a 2002 Mercury Sable is the pressure cap / radiator cap
Click the link for Taurus / Sable firing orders:
cut up the sable and make it run
Yes - the filter is outside the tank, which is where the fuel pump is mounted. See "Related Questions" below - The Taurus information applies equally to the Sable.
FWD does standard for front wheel drive - and all Taurus/Sable are...