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I have a 2002 Taurus 3.0 DOHC with an AX4N Transmission. What is the white device to the left of the Range Sensor?
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Thank you! You saved me going crazier than I already am. I was worried about the fact that it wobbled ever so slightly, but your description of it being a type of header eases my concerns. Thanks again.
 

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Is that a sign of trouble?
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Not really. Lot of pressure behind that connector. I'm sure when the plastic expands around the pins from heat, it lets a bit of fluid past. Doubtful there's any way to resolve it that anyone would consider reasonable. If you aren't experiencing problems, I definitely wouldn't worry about it. Now if it was completely full of ATF and spilling out? Yeah, that's a problem.
 

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Fortunately mine doesn't have any ATF in that area. It just has a VERY slight wobble. I hope my Taurus didn't hear me say that
 

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^^^^ Agree, but be sure to use an oil resistant RTV like Permatex Ultra Black or Permatex The Right Stuff.
 
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My take on oil in elect connections. Oil is insulator. I would venture, if you put oil in the wells around the spark plugs of OHC engine, it would actually be a positive for insulation. My '01 DOHC had oil in the plug wells. I replaced the plugs and swabbed out most of it. Years later no issues. And that is high volts. Low volts in a plug means nothing. Just my op. If it drips on the ground, more than DOHC pan gaskets, then might need to be stopped.
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