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I have never seen a factory block heater on a Taurus. If you have one, someone put it in. It could be at any of the six ports (three on each side) of the engine (really just four, no one would put it behind an engine mount. Not even Ford). Follow the cord to it. If you can't find the cord(drivers side p by the headlights), most likely you don't have one..
There is no specific spot for a block heater. A block heater can be in any location the block currently has a freeze plug in. You'll need to look over the block carefully - you will see several round "ports" on the block and one of them will have a wire coming out of it. A freeze plug looks kind of like a small dish in the block, whereas a block heater will look more like a flat plug with a wire. It could be on the side or back of your motor - rarely is there room for a block heater on the front of a motor. Look in the front grill or in the general area of the radiator and you should see one end of a male electric cord( like the end of a lamp cord you stick in the wall ) . Follow this wire to the engine and it will lead you to the location of the block heater. You will probably need an inspection mirror and a flashlight to find the other end ( in the block). Hope this helps!
take the vin number down - call the local dealer and ask of the vehicle even came with one - block heaters are expensive and usually very easy to spot on the front of the engine as this is where you must hook it up. Remember if you do use a block heater you only need to make it work for a couple of hours before you leave - so put it on a cord with a timer and set it as needed.
usually it is routed out near the headlight.... there is a good chance tho that vehicle doesn't have a block heater. look at the sides of the motor for round metal shaped plugs in the block (frost plugs) do you see any with an electrical fitting ?
If you have a frost plug type heater the cord does unplug from the unit.
if its a in line hose type heater chances are you wont be able to replace just the cord.
Most auto parts stores cary replacement parts
Well the block heater itself is usually way under the engine where you can't see it, so I'm thinking you want the plug & cord that makes it work so you can plug it in. My 95 neon had it coiled up laying near the top of the fender under the hood on drivers side, if i remember correctly. It had a black cap over the plug which made it hard to find sometimes, even though I thought I knew where it was. Sometimes it would fall down behind or beside the engine controller.(gray looking computer box) I was always looking for a shiny plug-in type end but it was covered with a hard to see black little cap over it. I used a flashlight, and went along the top of the fenders until I spotted what looked similar to a black extension cord, then followed it to the end, and that's how I found it most times. Try going along drivers side top of fender first, then passenger fender, and then along the front, and maybe even attached in behind grille at front of car sometimes.
Engines are designed with frost plugs that are designed to blow out if the coolant jacket should become frozen. Look carefully using a light and a mirror (ladys compact works well) Following the block heater cord to the engine will help locate these plugs. You may find the block heater has blown loose as it is installed in one of the frost plug holes. Best of luck.