The following information applies to the 'regular', 12 valve "Vulcan" engines pcv valve.
For the 24 valve, DOHC engines, see "Related Questions" below ----
PCV Valve is in the end of 1/2" or so size hose inserted into a rubber grommet in the top of one of the valve covers.
INSTALL: Simply pull on the hose to release the valve from the valve cover - pull the valve out of the hose. Insert new valve and push back into valve cover.
* The valve is in the end of 1/2" or so size hose inserted into a rubber grommet in the top of the valve cover
* If the valve checkball rattles, it's working
* Recommended replace interval - 40,000 miles
* Can clean with a bit of carburetor cleaner spray
* The 'other' large tube going into the opposite valve cover is a breather tube On my 2000 3.0L Vulcan OHV, the PCV is located on the top of the engine in one of the valve covers, simply pull the old valve out and push the new one in. Cost of part: $2-$4.
If by "standard" you mean the Vulcan engine, the PCV valve is on the valve cover closest to the firewall, passenger side. on an ohv v-6 engine it's in the rear valve cover. on an ohc v-6 it's in an oil separator in the lower intake manifold.
do you have the 3.0 V6 12 valve engine, or the 3.0 V6 24 valve DOHC engine? 3.0 v6 12 valve
Taurus uses chains. If it is a 3.0 liter 12 valve engine, it has one chain. If it is the 3.0 DOHC 24 valve engine, it has two chains.
On the 1996 Ford Taurus GL : The 3.0 litre " Vulcan " V6 engine is an Over Head Valve / pushrod design engine ( I believe you could get an optional engine , which was the 3.0 litre " Duratec " V6 engine which is a DOHC design )
The 3.0 liter " Duratec " engine is a DOHC design The 3.0 liter " Vulcan " engine is an over head valve ( OHV ) design
2000 SEwhat year do you have, and do you have a 3.0 liter 12 valve engine, or a 3.0 liter 24 valve DOHC engine?12 valve
You don't say what model year of Ford Taurus , but over the years there was the 3.0 liter " Vulcan " V6 engine and the 3.8 liter V6 engine which are both Over Head Valve ( OHV ) / pushrod design engines and The " Duratec " engine is a DOHC engine
The 95 DX came standard with the 1.8L 16 Valve DOHC. The CE and LE I believe came with the 1.6L 16 Valve DOHC.
According to the 2002 Ford Taurus Owner Guide : For the 3.0 liter " Duratec " DOHC engine ( 24 valve engine ) With engine oil filter change : ( 5.2 litres / 5.5 U.S. quarts of engine oil )
You're right - not always!For example, as per the "Related Question" below, the pcv valve on a 3.0 DOHC is down below the egr / upper intake manifold area.From the "Related Question" for the DOHC pcv valve, there are links to a variety of the model years and engine combinations covering a large number of Taurus / Sables.
in the tank, same unit as the fuel pump, it is a bad design
It is located underneath the throttle body.