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  1. 02 Ford Taurus 3.0 OHV Massive Coolent leak.

    Maintenance and Repair
    good luck. access sucks. my 97 has a bad freeze plug leaking about the same location. the easiest way for access is to remove the exhaust manifold. then you will have reasonable access. the problem is you have a 50/50 chance of causing more issues due to broken manifold bolts or studs. if...
  2. 2006 4th Bad PCM?!?!?

    Engine and Drivetrain
    micro crack between the valves maybe? well you got it figured out anyway. at the cost of another head gasket kit and head bolts b
  3. steering column vibration after lifiting engine to replace mounts

    Engine and Drivetrain
    since you did lower the subframe, you might have skewed the engine cradle slightly. this could cause some alignment issues. Make sure the subframe mounts are still intact. check condition of stabilizer bar links on both sides make sure you did not crack the cv boots and get a lump of crud...
  4. Question from another forum

    Taurus and Sable General Discussion
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Ford_bellhousing_patterns the ultimate question is are the bell housing patterns the same between the duratec and Vulcan? answer: NO! you can make a family of transmissions with different bell housings. worse yet, how are you going to control a duratec...
  5. 05 Vulcan random misfire only in cold temps

    Maintenance and Repair
    i would look closely at all vacuum hoses for cracks and replace any that look suspicious. Check PVC valve and the rubber that holds it for leaks. The EGR could also be leaking. I would take the plenum apart and clean out the throttle body for good measure if its full of the usual crud. and...
  6. 2013 Taurus batteries draining

    5th and 6th Gen Maintenance and Repair
    Im a big fan of flukes, but a clamp meter may not be the best for accuracy in the low sub one amp ranges. Back in the olds days, a parasitic draw was usually a stuck cassette or cd, or door / hood/trunk/ glove-box/courtesy light stuck on. its also possible you alternators intermittently not...
  7. Possible to install 24F battery instead of 36R in Gen 4?

    Taurus and Sable General Discussion
    i think last time i looked at doing that the battery might have been too tall and i was concerned it might hit the hood. as long as the positive and negative are on the proper side, you can make it fit, but make sure its NOT going to possibly short out on the hood when its down if its taller...
  8. 2005 Taurus se front cv axles. Non abs

    Engine and Drivetrain
    yea there different lengths. as i recall, there different between the ax4s and ax4n also on one side. Just a note: do one side at a time. don't take both axles out at the same time. while your down there... check your hubs for play, ball joints and tie rod ends as well as stabilizer bar links. bob
  9. Darn vermin!!

    Maintenance and Repair
    welll.... on project restore the black turd 98, i was throwing some o2 codes too. sure as hell, the wires were chewed through on the sensor by the firewall. i little cussing and it finally broke loose the o2 sensor. hard to get leverage on it even with the air box out. bob
  10. 2005 FFV High Idle With AC On

    Engine and Drivetrain
    Well if its one thing i have learned over the years working on stuff is once you dismiss something as not possible, it is. All i suggested were things that i have had issues with on my bulls in the past. IAC controls air into the intake. Vacuum leak can affect air into the intake. Butterfly...
  11. 2005 FFV High Idle With AC On

    Engine and Drivetrain
    well a few thoughts: look closely for any vacuum hoses that looked cracked or deteriorated and replace as needed look down the throttle body and see if there is build up of crud by the butterfly. if so. get some proper cleaner and clean the throttle body out if you got the plastic intake...
  12. A/c runs for a minute then shuts off. Help!

    Maintenance and Repair
    If it is low, you might want to make the first can of 134 with dye. cost a little more. but it will help you down the road find the leak if you have one. bob
  13. 36r3 vs. 58r3 everstart battery for a 2000 taurus?

    Taurus and Sable General Discussion
    well at one month you still have warranty: whu did you not use it at Walmart? sounds like failing alternator or parasitic drain b
  14. Power sterring leaking 1oz a year -worth fixing?

    Maintenance and Repair
    doubtful that's its the rack. Not impossible, but doubtful i would not go out and change it for a small leak if it is. Its a pain in the ass and expensive if you pay a shop to do it more likely: pump leak hose leak the old Vulcan pumps had a large oring around the reservoir that can...
  15. 06 Taurus Inner Tire Wear

    Maintenance and Repair
    You use both the floor jack and the jack stand when you do this. essentially, you want load the spring some so it does not move when you do the jerk up down back and forth move. Take the tire off for more access when you do this. the wear pattern on a tire can tell you a lot of what to look...
  16. No AC blower fan air when going uphill

    Maintenance and Repair
    the best way to trouble shoot this is buy a portable handheld vacuum pump with a gauge on it. You have a vacuum leak somewhere. my 93 once had a leaking vacuum motor on one of the HVAC vent controls that leaked. bob
  17. AX4N Taurus 1997 no 1st gear

    Engine and Drivetrain
    well, welcome to Taurus hell. membership is optional... a few thoughts: some years had issues with torque converter splines stripping out. thought it was more gen4 but you never know you need to check the TRS switch. could be out of adjustment, or bad i would look closely at the wiring on...
  18. 97 Vulcan Taurus Starter Question..

    Maintenance and Repair
    my 97 had the spade terminals. yes they can be intermittent what i did was spray contact cleaner on them and recrimp the female spade tighter with a pliers before putting it back on bob
  19. spark plug life

    5th and 6th Gen Engine and Drivetrain
    Was in the upull the other day getting parts for the 98 "black turd". On a whim, i found a random 3.0 and pulled what looked like the original plug. There was almost NO center electrode left! yet it lived its life until it was junked. probabaly did not run top notch, but it made it to the bone...
  20. Happy 4th of JULY! ( or how my 98 got its final revenge)

    Maintenance and Repair
    So today on our country's celebration day, i decided to work on the turd. Yes, the black 98 taurus i have had laying around forever, gave to my daughter got it back after she hydrolocked the engine, and been sitting in the drive way. I changed the back crossover brake lines last fall and back...
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