Well I must say i finally got my taurus running MINT WHOOT WHOOT WHOOT> I can say now that im an official taurus 1st and 2nd GEN expert. EExp the 3.0L hehehe. I still don't know how to rebuild a tranny though. WELL i retarded my engine till it stopped pinging and i was left with 8 degrees timing and the noise went away thank god. (it was horrible) But this bring my attn to the newer taurus owner with the newer 3.0L Ive heard that it is a distribitor gear that drives a Sensor if this is the case it should be adjustable right I mean if you take it out there must be some alinement procedure? Im not familiar with the way is set up but i want to help someone.