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Theres no "fuel regulator". Try checking the fuel filter. Good luck

1996 Ford Taurus | Answered on Sep 30, 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


Sounds more like a clogged catalytic converter or exhaust than a bad fuel pump.

1996 Ford Taurus | Answered on Feb 12, 2018


How To Test The Fuel Pump 1990 2000 3 0L Ford Taurus
You are on the right track in replacing the fuel filter. Not enough fuel is getting to the engine. It could be a number of other things ... bad fuel pump or dirty injectors to name a couple. The link shows how to check fuel pressure ... which would tell you if the things like the pump are bad.
Might try some fuel additive injector cleaner to the gas tank to see if things improve ... relatively easy.
If it is the fuel pump or other fuel supply problems ... those are harder to fix

1996 Ford Taurus | Answered on Feb 12, 2018


The transmission shift solenoids are bad and the 0430 is your catalytic convertor on the left side is below the efficiency threshold but this could be from trying to get the trans to change gears extra gas pedal rpm's and low gear ratio change the shift solenoids that are inside the pan and then after road test and transmission is shifting disconnect the battery cables and wait 5min then reconnect them then you must turn the key to the on position but do not start the engine observe the dash lights as they should go out (ex. Check engine,abs,airbag,)the others will stay on you are in the obd test mode the system self tests itself everytime you turn the key to the on position now if everything is good the check engine light will be off for the entire system now start the engine and let it get to operating temperature and go for a ride in about 10 miles or less if the 0430 is still a problem the check engine light will come on again and you will be sure of a problem with the catalytic convertor but a good 55mph drive with Berrimans fuel system cleaner should help clean the emissions from the build up if not you need a catalytic convertor

1996 Ford Taurus | Answered on Feb 04, 2018


hydraulic cam followers ? ,repaired in a garage ? take it back ,be polite but firm this is there problem not yours .

1996 Ford Taurus | Answered on Jan 20, 2018


Best Manuals Here you haven't mention your model name, Go to the given link which is online store known as reliable, they have repair manuals, I am sure you will get the solution

1996 Ford Taurus | Answered on Oct 30, 2017


This job is REALLY hard to do on the ground. You'll have to jack it up high enough to remove the transmission and move it out of the way. You'll also need a top end engine support stand to hold it in place safely while your remove the engine cradle. If you don't have tall jackstands and an engine support, don't even think about doing this on your own. It's simply not safe.

1996 Ford Taurus | Answered on Sep 23, 2017


You may need to step on the brake pedal and be sure the transmission is in park while starting the engine,

You need to post more details on what is happening and what you are doing when the engine won't turn over.

1996 Ford Taurus | Answered on Sep 22, 2017


Yes you can remove it but that is a dust protector and without it the strut seal may fail.

1996 Ford Taurus | Answered on Jul 09, 2017


Did you try attaching the cable before installing the caliper?

1996 Ford Taurus | Answered on Jun 07, 2017


Do the cooling fans work ?

1996 Ford Taurus | Answered on May 27, 2017

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