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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-22-2013, 04:35 PM Thread Starter
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I have inherited a 2000 Taurus which has a newly rebuilt transmission; however, it is assumed that the head gasket is blown. Long story short but I am trying to put back parts that have been taken off in an attempt to replace the head gasket or head (not really sure). I want to get everything back on the car just to see if the car will start and what happens. I am down to one last thing and not being much of a mechanic I am not really sure where things go. There is a black bracket that has a spring, and two other cable type pieces that attach to the bracket. Then the bracket is mounted around the air intake area. I am assuming all of this is for throttling etc. Not sure where any if the parts go.

The car is in good shape and one last attempt to keep the car and then it goes to scrap or sold for what I can get for it. Unfortunately the car has a rebuilt title so it makes it a little hard to sell.

Help. diagrams, photos whatever may help.

Also, this is my first post to the site. I typically spend my mechanic time rebuilding a 1976 datsun 280z which is about finished.
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-22-2013, 08:50 PM
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That's the throttle/accelerator/cruise control cables and bracket.

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post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-22-2013, 09:34 PM
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Unless you have an acquaintance with a Taurus close to your year, might visit a self service salvage yard to check the hook-up. Right beside the throttle body.
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Anyone out there have a 2000 Taurus that would want to share a photo of their throttle/cruise control cables? I am also looking for where the bracket attaches to the car.

Or a schematic of some sort that may show the location of the bracket and cables?

Thanks.
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Ok, I got everything back together and the car actually by some miracle started. However, I have no gas pedal. The throttle bracket has three things going to it; a spring, a cable with a round peg on the end and a cable with a plastic groove on the end. Any idea of what I need to change?
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I think I got it. Charging battery and then will try and drive.
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I can still take that pic if you need. Let us know how it goes.


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Picture would be great. Still not sure if things are exactly right. Got car started but running very rough. Again, I think that the car has a blown head gasket/engine problem.
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I think I still have one of the cables on incorrectly. A photo of under the plastic cover of the throttle bracket and cables/spring going to it would be nice.

Breeves002 can you still take a photo?

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Still hoping to get a photo? Help please. Getting ready to drive the car 10 miles.
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