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Nick986 and I started this project to help everyone with identifying the Taurus/Sable. We made this basic guide for the newbies so they know what Gen and motor they have. First thing's first, yes we know about the individual changes that happenes every few years and that is not shown in this guide (For example- different taillights and front clip on '96/'97 and '98/'99 models are not shown in this guide, but will be on the advanced version). This is a simple guide for quick ID by body style and engine. And another thing, an '04 is a G4. It's not a G5 or a G4.5. If it was a G4.5, then the '99/'98 would be G3.5. See, it's kinda confusing, ain't it? So we tried to make this as simple as possible. We are working on an advanced guide with the different changes, but it's not gonna be totally indepth down to the point on what options the cars get in the different trim levels. Just the simple stuff to quickly ID the car. So, don't anyone freak out with all the technicalities.

http://www.ford-taurus.org/taurusinfo/Basic.php

*** Edit 12-23-04 ***

Thanks to Adam B. for hosting the guide on the TCCA server!

Now there's an easy to remember link!

G1 and G2 year-by-year guides are done. Specifications, engines, and transaxle pages are done. We will be adding little things now and then so it's not absolute.

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Great site. BTW the GEN3 SHO wheels are 16X6.5 half inch wider than the GEN1/2 SHO wheels. The GEN1 Police Grill was not an option for the SHO. Just many of us GEN1 SHO owners bought and installed them.

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Thanks for the info.

BTW, I've got a few questions.

On the G2 floor-shift (including SHOs), was the gear indicator P R N OD D 1 or P R N D 2 1? I have a picture of the latter, but I don't know if that's a SHO specific or if it applied to all floor-shift models.

Also I got a PM telling me that the '89 door panels had chrome trim and a small bulge near the dash and '90-'91 door panels don't. I don't know if that's SHO specific or on all models.

Concerning the G3s, Nick and I were debating last night about this Taurus G on eBay. It had shiney black mirrors and body-colored B-pillars on the doors (near the windows). Nick claims that it never came that way and that they had dull black mirrors and black B-pillars. Is that car just a freak or what?





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Originally posted by SaturdaysVulcan@Dec 22 2004, 01:24 AM
Taurus' G model Gen 3's, got body colored B pillars, my friends grandma, and a few other G model Taurus' ive seen are like that, I think her mirrors might be a dull black though. I'll check and get back to you.
Well, I stand corrected! I was looking at the 97 Taurus sales brochure I got of EBay and they don't list b-pillars being painted, and its hard to tell from the picture they have. Thanks Nick

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Thanks to Adam for hosting the guide on the TCCA server! Now we've got an easy to remember link! And perfect timing too! The other site just went down again!

https://www.taurusclub.com/encyclopedia





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Awesome information guys! Thumbs up, nice job.

Also it's encyclopaedia

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99 Mercury Sable LS (retired) - green/gray, Duratec, 135000 mi, G4 Taurus wheels, stereo, 11.6" brakes, clear corners, stack of parts in the garage and endless list of repairs.
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Thanks. It can be spelled either way, but "Encyclopedia" is more common.





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OK folks, I'm in need of some assistance. Im trying to figure out some things. (GEN 3)

1.) What's the deal with the body-colored side skirts? I've seen 96/97 SHO/LX/LS get em, but some GL/GS etc...

2.) Same as above, except who got the body color mirrors?

3.) I was looking at the 98 Taurus brochure I have, and it lists the security system as SecuriLock. I thought it was PATS. So what is it? PATS or SecuriLock?

4.) I've noticed some variety in the flip-fold consoles. Theres the standard one with 3 drink holders(or is it two, with a coin cup), one with two cup holders and a car phone, and finally one with a tape storage w/ and w/out a door and 3 cup holder/2 cup, change holder deal.

5.) When did Ford introduce that column shift model console, that plastic thing that has one cup holder up front and one in the rear, with flip-open storage under the armrest.

6.) Anything fleet-wise I should be aware of? Are there certain fleet-only options?

Thanks again everyone for all your help, and patience. Yes, I'm slow...but I'll finish the Gen 3 part eventually.

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You're probably better off making a new topic for your questions. Anyways PATS is the thing with the ignition and SecuriLock is like the alarm I think.

And don't get too detailed. I doubt anyone wants to know what year they changed the thread used to make the upholstery.





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Originally posted by Bull Geek@Feb 27 2005, 11:18 PM
OK folks, I'm in need of some assistance. Im trying to figure out some things. (GEN 3)

1.) What's the deal with the body-colored side skirts? I've seen 96/97 SHO/LX/LS get em, but some GL/GS etc...

2.) Same as above, except who got the body color mirrors?

3.) I was looking at the 98 Taurus brochure I have, and it lists the security system as SecuriLock. I thought it was PATS. So what is it? PATS or SecuriLock?

4.) I've noticed some variety in the flip-fold consoles. Theres the standard one with 3 drink holders(or is it two, with a coin cup), one with two cup holders and a car phone, and finally one with a tape storage w/ and w/out a door and 3 cup holder/2 cup, change holder deal.

5.) When did Ford introduce that column shift model console, that plastic thing that has one cup holder up front and one in the rear, with flip-open storage under the armrest.

6.) Anything fleet-wise I should be aware of? Are there certain fleet-only options?

Thanks again everyone for all your help, and patience. Yes, I'm slow...but I'll finish the Gen 3 part eventually.
the body colored side skirts came on the SE comfort package in 99...thats all i know

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