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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-04-2017, 09:33 AM
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Chart's right. That's the only other shield on that side of the engine.


I'd also concerned with the condition of the belt and the tensioner. A little water should not cause that much of an issue unless the belt is stretched or the tensioner is shot as well.
Daughter's '98 DOHC had issue with PS out when she pulled into her drive and water was standing in the low between the road and her driveway. Car did not have a shield. Came that way new. New belt fixed the issue.

My '03 DOHC missing and I have had it 3 1/2 years no issue. Has the Gatorback brand from when they called it that.

Good call on replace the belt and check the tensioner. I am on Bull #7 & #8 and never replaced a tensioner. Several belts as normal maint. Pic of why belts need to be replaced.

Case: Lin Cont new and within warranty PS failing at parking lot speeds. Dealer put everything in PS new and did not help. Belt was bad. Hardened and glazed. It was not the tensioner. Just poor OE part.

Keep it simple.

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Called many junk yards. Only a few had any Taurus's, most did not know what I was talking about. Went to them but they did not have part on car.
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In TX don't you have U-Pull-It yards that you can get exactly what you are looking for? Did you check how your belt looks?

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