20 Most Recent 2001 Ford Taurus Questions & Answers


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


sounds more like a valve problem. Weak valve spring or worn valve guide. Something mechanical that changes when the engine heats up.

2001 Ford Taurus | Answered on Apr 25, 2018


Non-Step Style - If you look inside the connector on the Camshaft Position Sensor; you are looking at the socket (female) side of a quick connect plug. For the non-step style plug socket, the hole is the same size in the front of the plug socket as it is at the back (bottomed out in the socket hole) end of the plug socket. This means the tip of the plug (male end of the quick connect) from the vehicle will be the same size as the back end of the quick connect plug, (no step down in size.)

Step Style - If you look inside the connector on the Camshaft Position Sensor; you are looking at the socket (female) side of a quick connect plug. For the step style plug socket, the hole is large at the front of the socket, then about .25 (1/4) inches into the socket, the size of the socket steps down about .0625 (1/16) inches. This means that .25 (1/4) inches into the socket, the socket hole steps down and is smaller than the socket hole at the front of the socket. The smaller socket dimension remains this size the rest of the way back (bottomed out in the socket hole) of the plug socket. Looking at the vehicle side of the quick connect plug, the tip of the plug (steps down in size.)

2001 Ford Taurus | Answered on Apr 22, 2018


Leek inside car under clove box right side

2001 Ford Taurus | Answered on Mar 27, 2018


The heater core might have a blockage or the inlet water valve may be stuck. The thermostat on the engine may be stuck open as well.

2001 Ford Taurus | Answered on Mar 24, 2018


Here's the link and I'm sure you will get the solution of your problem
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2001 Ford Taurus | Answered on Mar 15, 2018


Visit the on-line store, known as reliable-store, they have the repair manuals. I'm sure you will get the solution of your problem.
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2001 Ford Taurus | Answered on Mar 15, 2018


I see that you replaced battery, coil, plugs, wires, cap and rotor. Did you or do you have a check engine light or SES light on? If you did not I agree with the problem being Anti theft which includes a replacement key not having a transponder chip. BUT at the same time it could be something as simple as dirty battery post or bad battery cables, since sometimes it does start. I RECOMMEND CHECKING THE BATTERY CABLES FIRST. let me know if this works for you.

2001 Ford Taurus | Answered on Mar 15, 2018


If you're finding
it difficult to service/repair your car, get one of those online manuals. You'll not have to wait for others to answer, or rely on mechanics and all. Plus i know a website that has very good manuals online, without expiry i.e. for lifetime. www.reliable-store.com

2001 Ford Taurus | Answered on Mar 08, 2018


Have the throttle sensor checked. Go to Auto Zone, or Advance Auto, and have them hookup the scanner. There is no charge for this. See if there are any codes present. Good luck.

2001 Ford Taurus | Answered on Mar 04, 2018


Tengo un ford escape xlt 3.0 4x4 2002 y la luz del nivel del coolant se enciende luego se apaga esta asi mientras la guagua esta tiempo prendida pero el nivel del coolant esta dnd debe de estar, q podria ser?

2001 Ford Taurus | Answered on Mar 01, 2018


Pretty easy if your mechanically inclined. Raise the vechicle and put it on jack stands. Remove the tire unbolt the outer tie rod hit around it a few times with a hammer since its been in for awhile and that will release it unbolt lower ball joint hit around it with your hammer you'll need a pry bar pry down on the lower control arm so the ball joint will pop out of the knuckle. Remove the cotter pin from the center bolt then remove the center bolt which may be between a 21mm to a 30mm before you completely remove the bolt tap on it a few time to loosen the axle from the bearing. Pull the spindle toward you and the axle should come out. With your pry bar pry the inner shaft out from the transmission. take the new one put it back into the tranny tap on it lightly with the bolt back on because you dont want to ruin the threads and once it flushes just put it back through the spindle put the ball joint back in put the tie rod back on tighten everything dont forget to put cotter pins back in. Sounds like fun I have to do one this weekend Good luck

2001 Ford Taurus | Answered on Feb 18, 2018


my first thought here is a UJ or constant velocity joint faulty or the splined shaft on the end has the clip missing allowing it to come out ,i can only suggest you ask a local mechanic to have a look for you .sorry i cannot give a more specific answer ,i would need to see the vehicle for this

2001 Ford Taurus | Answered on Feb 10, 2018


When signal lights stay on at indicators there's usually bad bulbs or the headlight switch is no good it's a self warning in the system check the bulbs for good elements if okay I'm pretty sure that the headlight switch is n / g

2001 Ford Taurus | Answered on Feb 04, 2018


Idle air control valve

2001 Ford Taurus | Answered on Feb 04, 2018


That is because the transmission is timed with the throttle position sensor and the idle air control valve on automatic transmissions. If the position sensor starts to fail you will have usually high, low, or erratic throttle and it will act as if the transmission is slipping. Have a mechanic clean your throttle body, replace the gasket, change the IAC motor, and throttle position sensor. Its what they should do to your car anyway for a full tune up but its rare anyone does it anymore. So i always do my own and you definitely feel the difference

2001 Ford Taurus | Answered on Jan 20, 2018


Is battery fully charged? And possibly could be fuel regulator also. There is a YouTube video about something like this...vacuum line might have a hole and fuel pump may have connections backwards..

2001 Ford Taurus | Answered on Jan 20, 2018


I assume that when you say all the lights came on ... refers to all the dashboard lights and NOT your headlight/tail lights? I found the following reference for a 2013 Ford Focus:
On my way home on the freeway, my oil & battery light started flickering on and off at the same time and as it did the car was stalling out. I put my 4-way flashers on, slowed down and moved to the right lane as a safety measure. After another few miles both lights came on and stayed on and the car shut down. I pulled over to the berm, waited a few minutes, tried starting, it started and drove home with no issues. I drove to work the next day with no issues. On the way home things started happening again, the car shut down, but this time after waiting a few minutes the car never started. I had it towed to the dealer and they found that a wiring harness was up against the throttle body and wore through the protective insulating tape, then the wires causing the problem.
Another cause might be that a relay in the fuse/relay box under the hood broke
Good luck in your troubleshooting

2001 Ford Taurus | Answered on Jan 16, 2018

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