Maintenance

From Taurus Car Club Maintenance and Modification Wiki

(Difference between revisions)
Jump to: navigation, search
Revision as of 03:13, 13 February 2008
Topgunovrtx (Talk | contribs)
(Suspension)
← Previous diff
Current revision
Rdh2 (Talk | contribs)
(Transmission)
Line 6: Line 6:
*[[A/C Evac and Refrigerant Refill Procedure]] *[[A/C Evac and Refrigerant Refill Procedure]]
*[[Gen 4 24V Simultaneous Codes P0171 and P0174 Solution]] *[[Gen 4 24V Simultaneous Codes P0171 and P0174 Solution]]
 +*[[Oil Filter Recommendations]]
 +*[[Oil Change on a Vulcan]]
 +*[[Gen 3&4 Fuel Filter replacement]]
 +*[[Gen 4 Vulcan engine oil pan removal]]
 +*[[Gen 4 Vulcan Timing Cover leak repair/timing chain replacement/water pump replacement]]
== Transmission == == Transmission ==
*[[How to Flush your transmission at home]] *[[How to Flush your transmission at home]]
-*[http://www.taurusclub.com/downloads/AXOD-E%20Diagnosis.pdf AXOD-E/AX4S Diagnosis Manual (PDF Download)]+*[[DEXRON III/MERCON or MERCON V?]]
== Heating and Cooling == == Heating and Cooling ==
-*[[Gen 3 and 4 96-on Heater Core Replacement - without removing the dash]] 
==Specifications== ==Specifications==
Line 31: Line 35:
*[[Strut/Spring Assembly Replacement]] *[[Strut/Spring Assembly Replacement]]
*[[2000 Taurus Front Quick Strut Replacement]] *[[2000 Taurus Front Quick Strut Replacement]]
- 
- 
-'''Bold text'''Removal 
- 
-1. Remove hubcap and loosen drive axle/hub nut (30 mm) ¼-turn. Loosen lug nuts, raise vehicle, and support securely on jack stands, placed under the sub frame. Remove front wheel. 
-2. Loosen, but do not remove, three upper strut mounting nuts (13 mm). 
-3. Remove speed sensor wiring guide clip and brake hose bracket from strut. 
-4. Disconnect stabilizer bar link nut (18 mm) from the strut bracket. 
-5. Remove steering knuckle:  
- a. Remove brake caliper, pads, caliper mounting bracket, and disc. Support caliper with a piece of wire.  
- b. Detach tie-rod end from steering knuckle, by removing and discarding cotter pin, loosening nut on tie-rod ball stud, and separating tie-rod end from steering knuckle with a puller. 
- c. Remove ABS wheel speed sensor mounting bolt, then move sensor out of the way.  
- d. Disconnect control arm from steering knuckle, by removing nut and using a puller to separate ball joint. 
- e. Remove drive axle/hub nut (discard) and push drive axle from hub, using a two-jaw puller. Grasp axle shaft in one hand and pull hub and strut assembly out to separate nose of CV joint from hub. Suspend axle with a piece of wire or rest it on the control arm. Don’t let it hang free, because this can overextend and damage inner CV joint. 
- f. Mark relationship of strut to steering knuckle. This will simplify assembly. 
- g. Remove strut-to-steering knuckle pinch bolt. 
- h. Wiggle knuckle and hub assembly off the strut. Tap assembly off strut with a brass hammer, if necessary. 
- i. Remove hub and bearing from steering knuckle, if necessary. 
-6. Support strut and remove three upper strut mounting nuts. 
-7. Guide strut and spring assembly out of wheel well.  
- 
-'''Bold text'''Installation 
- 
-1. Install strut, with studs extending up through the shock tower, and loosely tighten nuts. 
-2. Install steering knuckle: 
- a. Install hub and bearing, if it was removed. 
- b. Install knuckle and hub assembly onto end of strut, aligning blade on the strut with pinch joint in the knuckle. Align index mark made in Step 5f. 
- c. Install strut-to-steering knuckle pinch bolt, but do not tighten it at this time. 
- d. Install drive axle into hub. 
- e. Pull down on control arm and insert ball joint stud into steering knuckle. Install ball joint nut and tighten 50 to 67 lb.-ft. 
- f. Tighten strut-to-steering knuckle pinch bolt 84 lb.-ft. 
- g. Attach tie-rod end to the steering knuckle arm. Tighten 35 lb.-ft.; then, align the next castellation in the nut with the cotter in hole by further tightening. 
- h. Install disc, caliper mounting bracket, pads, and caliper. Tighten caliper mounting bracket bolts 65 to 87 lb.-ft. and tighten caliper mounting bolts 25 lb.-ft. 
- i. Install new drive axle/hub nut and tighten it securely, but not fully yet. 
-3. Connect stabilizer bar link-to-strut, tightening the nut 62 lb.-ft. Tighten stabilizer bolt to 42 lb.-ft. 
-4. Connect wiring clip and brake hose bracket to strut. 
-5. Tighten three upper strut mounting nuts 27 lb.-ft. 
-6. Install wheel and lug nuts. Lower vehicle and tighten lug nuts 85 lb.-ft. Tighten drive axle/hub nut 186 lb.-ft. Pump brake pedal several times to seat brake pads. 
== Brakes == == Brakes ==
Line 79: Line 45:
== Body/Paint == == Body/Paint ==
*[[How to use QEW (Quick Easy Wash)]] *[[How to use QEW (Quick Easy Wash)]]
 +*[[Frozen Door Latch Solution]]
== Electrical == == Electrical ==
Line 97: Line 64:
*[[1996 - 1999 Gauge Cluster Removal (Column Shift Only)]] *[[1996 - 1999 Gauge Cluster Removal (Column Shift Only)]]
*[[1996 - 1999 Gauge Cluster Removal (Floor Shift Only)]] *[[1996 - 1999 Gauge Cluster Removal (Floor Shift Only)]]
 +*[[1986 - 1995 Digital Dash Information]]
== Miscellaneous == == Miscellaneous ==
Line 112: Line 80:
*[http://www.obd-codes.com/trouble_codes/index.php Obd2 Trouble Code Information] *[http://www.obd-codes.com/trouble_codes/index.php Obd2 Trouble Code Information]
*[http://www.shotimes.com/php-bin/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&mode=thread&order=0&thold=0&sid=83 1986-1995 EECIV Check Engine Light Self Test] *[http://www.shotimes.com/php-bin/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&mode=thread&order=0&thold=0&sid=83 1986-1995 EECIV Check Engine Light Self Test]
-*[http://www.bedlib.org/ebsco.html Auto Repair Reference Center] LogIn with: Username: lib ; Password: access 
*[http://motorcraft.com Motocraft.com Look up Motorcraft parts online] *[http://motorcraft.com Motocraft.com Look up Motorcraft parts online]
-*[https://www.fleet.ford.com/maintenance/vin_tools/vinResults.asp Ford Fleet website - VIN lookup]+*[https://www.fleet.ford.com/maintenance/vin_tools/default.asp Ford Fleet website - VIN lookup]

Current revision

This is the main Maintenance page. You can add any maintenance solutions that you have found, that would benefit others.

Contents

Engine

Transmission

Heating and Cooling

Specifications

Fluids

Suspension

Brakes

Body/Paint

Electrical

Interior

Miscellaneous

Informational

Helpful Links

Personal tools