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Apr 3, 2013 - Vehicle is a 1998 Taurus 3.0L, Gen3 Vulcan, used as a daily driver, ...target="_blank">Replacing Head Gaskets On A Ford Taurus 3.0L V6 ... With all that coolant going through the exhaust your O2 sensors are toast. .... Drives: 96 Mercury Sable LS Wagon 3.0 DOHC Duratec .... 1999 Taurus need help.
The fuel pump shut-off switch is located in the driver's foot well, behind the kick panel. Thereset button for the fuel pump shut-off switch is accessible through an opening in the kick panel.
Reset the fuel pump shut-off switch by pushing in on the reset button.
The water pump on the Duratec 30 on the 2001 Mercury Sable is driven by a separate belt on the driver's side of the engine. You can see the belt easily form the top of the engine compartment. The pump is driven by a belt from one of the overhead camshafts in the front bank of cylinders. The diagraom that is provided does not go to the water pump on the 24-valve 3.0 liter in the 2001 Sable.
Well, there are actually two different 3.0L engines used in a 2003 Mercury Sable. One is an Overhead-Valve (OHV) type engine. The other is a Dual Overhead Cam (DOHC) 24-valve engine. You can tell the difference by just looking at the engine or by checking the 8th digit in your VIN. For the OHV engine the 8th digit of the VIN will be a "U" and the DOHC engine will be an "S".
This is important information when it comes to getting parts or information for your vehicle.
Anyway, I have provided belt routing diagrams below for BOTH of these engines.
Well, that belt drives everything including the water pump. When the belt broke and you drove it no coolant circulated and the exhaust glowed from overheating. A red glowing manifold usually only happens from excessive heat caused from modified engines. But in this case this is almost surely what happened. You are lucky you did not blow your engine. Park it and let it cool down for a few hours.
First remove the black engine cover that says 2.5 V6 Duratec 24 Valve etc, by removing 3 bolts. Then you can see the water pum, pulley and tensioner at the rear side of the engine (opposite to the battery). Just push the tensioner with hand or flathead screwdriver and take the belt off and put the new belt the same way.
here are the diagrams for the 2 engines. the first on is for the 24 valve engine, the second is for the 12 valve engine. if your oil filter is short and fat use the first one, if its tall and skinny use the 2nd one.
There are also two serpentine belt types for the 2002 sable. The S and U type engine. Take the old belt with you the the parts store. As for the diagram, I googled it under images and about a dozen correct ones came up. Remember the 2002 sable is the same as the 2002 Tarus.