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Valve Stem to Guide Clearance · Intake
0.026-0.071 mm (0.001-0.0028 in) · Exhaust
0.038-0.083 mm (0.0015-0.0033 in) Valve Clearance
  1. With No. 1 piston (6108) on top dead center (TDC) at the end of compression stroke (Position No. 1 in the illustration), check the following valves:
    Position 1
    No. 1 exhaust valve (6505) No. 1 intake valve (6507).
    No. 3 exhaust valve No. 2 intake valve.
    No. 6 exhaust valve No. 4 intake valve.
  1. Rotate crankshaft (6303) 360 degrees to position No. 2 and check the following valves:
    Position 2
    No. 2 exhaust valve No. 3 intake valve.
    No. 4 exhaust valve No. 5 intake valve.
    No. 5 exhaust valve No. 6 intake valve. 4cb038f.gif

1997 Ford Taurus | Answered Yesterday

There is no "vent tube" as such, and no difference between the sedan and wagon. There is a vent bung on top of the transmission near the TRS. It has a little black cap on it that should feel lose to the touch and wiggle around a little but when you grab it. It will be several inches to the left of the left side

Ford Taurus Cars... | Answered 3 days ago name is Keith..and if its leaking up front in the middle..its your water has a weep hole in the bottom of it..and when the bushing goes bad..the coolant comes out the hole in the bottom of the water pump..but it could be other things..but thats the most likely suspect..if not please write me back and i will help you further

1992 Ford Taurus | Answered on Aug 09, 2018

It's very possible it could be leaking and need replacing.
$500 is too much to pay for this repair.
I would get a second opinion and another cost estimate.

1999 Ford Taurus | Answered on Aug 09, 2018

you cannot its thats simple ,no dip stick ,you would need to drain and refill ,,,or with a cheap oil draining pump undo the plug in the sump then push the pipe up the middle and fill till it runs over the level outer part of the tube inside ,run engine then refill

2014 Ford Taurus | Answered on Aug 07, 2018

Ford can cut a key with the vin#. As far as the fob, dealerships don't carry them any longer. If you can find one on eBay the dealership can reprogram it but most are too lazy and won't bother. Google "replacement key fobs", there are a few companies that sell
Replacements and can program them for you. Pep boys and auto zone also carry replacements but I'm not sure about the programing. Good luck.

Ford Taurus Cars... | Answered on Aug 05, 2018

Removal & Installation To Remove:
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2. Shift the vehicle into NEUTRAL and position it on a hoist.
  3. Release the fuel pressure.
  4. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  5. Remove the fuel tank filler cap.
  6. Drain as much fuel from the tank as possible.
  7. Using suitable hose pinching pliers, clamp the fuel tank filler hose. Clamp the fuel tank filler hose in the location shown ford-05-00-396.gif

  8. Disconnect the three quick connect couplings from the fuel tank tubes at the tank.
  9. Disconnect the fuel pump electrical connector.
  10. Disconnect the fuel filter inlet tube from the filter.
  11. Position a suitable lifting device under the fuel tank.
  12. Remove the two fuel tank support strap bolts.
  13. Lower the fuel tank to access the fuel pump module while swinging the fuel tank support straps away from the tank.
  14. Clean the area around the fuel pump mounting flange.
  15. Disconnect the fuel pump module electrical connector and the fuel pump module fuel outlet tube.
  16. Using the special tool, turn the fuel pump module retaining ring counterclockwise and remove it. CAUTION
    The fuel pump module must be handled carefully to avoid damage to the float arm, filter and convolute hoses.
  17. Turn the fuel pump module counterclockwise and the fuel pump module will release from the locking tabs. Remove the fuel pump module from the fuel tank.
To Install:
  1. Install the fuel pump module in the fuel tank.
  2. Connect the fuel pump module electrical connector and the fuel pump module fuel outlet tube.
  3. Raise the tank into position and install the mounting strap bolts. Tighten the bolts to 26 ft-lbs (35 Nm).
  4. Connect the fuel lines and electrical connectors at the fuel tank.
  5. Lower the vehicle and refill the tank.
  6. Connect the negative battery cable.
  7. Turn the ignition key to the ON position to pressurize the fuel system.
  8. Visually inspect the fuel system for leaks.
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2001 Ford Taurus | Answered on Jul 24, 2018

I have an '02 model of the same and they are located on either "side" of the block. There are two, one for each side but am not sure if there are others but I believe there are only two. I hope this helps you, Jesus loves you, John 3:16-17 (KJV)

Ford Taurus Cars... | Answered on Jul 22, 2018

Stop cussing. Fords hate foul language and will beep you out for dropping the F word like a PG13 movie.

2003 Ford Taurus | Answered on Jul 17, 2018

You can go to Autozone or Oreillys for a free scan. Usually the onboard computer will pickup an electrical problem. There may be something recorded that a scan will show.

If not, look for nonelectrical problems like Vacuum leaks. Take a water spray bottle and go around the Intake and Vacuum lines, a change in RPM would indicate a leak. You could have a dirty Injector which is firing Electrically, but clogged. Since each cylinder bank averages all 3 cylinders for RICH and LEAN errors, an Intermittent miss would not show as easily.

If you have the oldstyle Vacuum gauge, it would show fluctuations for problems in Valve action. Like a Valve not closing due to Carbon buildup, a weak Valve spring, a clogged Lifter, all things not electrical. So if the result indicates possible clogs, you can get Professional cleaning of the Injectors or try a gas additive. You may need a product such as an oil additive, like Lubegard to free the Lifters.

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1996 Ford Taurus | Answered on Jul 11, 2018

the plug is located infront of the passenger seat on the firewall. there is a small square plug and a bigger triangular plug that are connected. i have a taurus 93 sho.

1993 Ford Taurus | Answered on Jun 18, 2018

Here's a link to your timing marks and a free manual. Ford Workshop Manuals

2008 Ford Taurus | Answered on Jun 09, 2018

There's an online store where you can get info on all vehicles, heavy equipment, engines right from service instructions, repair instructions, parts info, wiring diagram, torque specs, electrical, fuse diagrams, error/fault codes everything

Ford Taurus Cars... | Answered on Jun 05, 2018

If you are talking about gearshift moving from Park to Drive there is a safety lockout under the dash on the brake pedal lever,

But to go into any gear the Torque converter must make pressure for the transmission to use. In short, you could have solenoids correctly working but have no pressure flow inside the trans. Most transmissions have an external plug or line which a gauge can be inserted to read the pressure.

Or perhaps a tooth or more is worn in the differential and parts are turning but not engaging.

Ford Taurus Cars... | Answered on May 26, 2018

Under hood to the right of hood latch there's a white pin with a black boot, if hood closes and pin doesn't push down, remote won't work.

Ford Taurus Cars... | Answered on May 17, 2018

Probably a broken wire in the flex boot from the body to the driver's door . Viewing wiring diagrams an test the power wire to the drivers master switch would be a way to find out . Free wiring diagrams here Enter vehicle info. year ,make , model an engine size. Under system click on body & accessories ,then under subsystem click on power windows . click search button then the blue links . lite blue with black trace is power for master switch . Is there B+ voltage ? if not open wire ,probably inside flex boot .

Ford Taurus Cars... | Answered on May 09, 2018

there is no spring tensioner on some of the 3.0 engines. See instructions below. I will paste a pic on the version that DOES have a tensioner at the bottom of this post.

3.0L Engine-Except SHO

  1. Loosen the adjusting arm and pivot bolts.
  2. Turn the alternator belt adjusting screw counterclockwise until the old belt can be removed.
  3. Remove the belt.

To install:
  1. Install the new belt over the pulleys. Check that all the V-grooves make proper contact with the pulleys.
  2. Adjust the belt tension, then tighten the adjusting arm and pivot bolts.

3.0L SHO Engine
See Figure 2
  1. Loosen the nut in the center of the idler pulley.
  2. Loosen the idler adjusting screw until the old belt can be removed, then remove the belt.

To install:
  1. Install the new belt over the pulleys in proper contact with the pulleys.
  2. Adjust the new belt to specifications as follows: Turn the idler pulley nut to the right to tighten the belt to a specification of 220-265 lbs. (980-1180 N). Torque the idler pulley nut to 25-37 ft. lbs. (34-50 Nm).

See Figure 2
  1. Remove the alternator belt.
  2. Loosen the nut on the tensioner pulley.
  3. Turn the belt adjusting screw on the tensioner counterclockwise until the belt can be removed, then remove the belt.

To install:
  1. Position the new belt over the proper pulleys, making sure the V-grooves are properly seated.
  2. Install the alternator belt.
  3. Adjust the power steering and air conditioning belt to a specification of 154-198 lbs. (690-980 N) with a belt tension gauge.
  4. Adjust the alternator belt.
3.0L Engine (Except SHO) and 3.8L Engine

See Figures 4 and 5
  1. Insert a 1 / 2 in. breaker bar into the square hole in the tensioner.

On the 3.8L engine, the tensioner has a1/2in. square hole cast into the rear of the tension arm directly behind the pulley. On the 3.0L engine, the1/2in. square hole is cast into the spring housing on the front of the tensioner.
  1. Rotate the tensioner clockwise and remove the belt.


Fig. Fig. 5: 3.8L belt schematic-1993 shown

To install:

  1. Install the drive belt over all the pulleys, except for the alternator pulley on the 3.0L engine for vehicles through 1992, or the idler pulley for 1993 3.0L vehicles.
  2. Rotate tensioner counterclockwise and install the belt over the alternator pulley. Make sure that all the V-grooves make proper contact with the pulleys.
  3. On the 3.0L engine, install the alternator belt for vehicles through 1992.
  4. For 1993 3.0L vehicles, install the drive belt over the idler pulley.

1993 Ford Taurus | Answered on May 07, 2018

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